Record Breakers: Girls Sports at NAHS Seeing Major Success This Season


Girl Power: The North Atlanta girls track and field team – who placed first in the APS championships – was one of many Dubs girls sports teams to see major success this season.

‘I believe that we will win!’ This season, our Dubs girls athletes have certainly taken this chant to heart. The 2021-22 sports season has been one of the biggest years for girls sports in the history of North Atlanta athletics. From track and tennis to soccer and softball, the ladies on these accomplished teams have dominated across the board all season long.

Running out the competition, the girls on the track team placed first in the APS championships. In a head to head match up with Maynard Jackson, the girls were perceived as underdogs against the talented opposition. “It felt really good to win because people didn’t expect us to beat Maynard Jackson’s girls,” said senior Amber Jamison. “They have been winning for consecutive years now.”

Representing her team well, Jamison single handedly broke the triple jump record with a 38 foot, 8 inch jump. In the pole vault, Charlotte Brown placed first with a 9-10 mark. As a team, they won first place for three relays in a row. Breaking school records and winning championships, our very own Catherine Townsend broke her own record in the 3200 at 11 minutes and 13 seconds. 

Everybody makes it to regions, but not everybody wins. Following their lengthy in-season winning streak, the girls tennis team currently stands undefeated in regional tournaments. Now at the top of the region, they head to the playoffs in hopes of claiming the state title. In the first round against Glynn Academy, their home field advantage helped them claim a victory to jumpstart their playoff run. This past week, in the second round of playoffs, they took on Allatoona and won three out of the five matches, earning the close win. Led by a group of veteran seniors, this Dubs team is at the peak of its powers. “Our team is closer than ever, but we realize that our high school careers could be over at any second,” said senior Rebie Benedict. “We really want to win state and go out on top.” 

A fun fact about North Atlanta, we are the only high school in APS with a gymnastics team. This is all thanks to the head coach, Coach Regan. At their last meet, Lela Johnston made the highest score on the floor she has all season. “We brought our absolute best to every single meet we had,” Johnston said. 

Here goes another success story, as the girls varsity soccer team are now region champs and heading to the playoffs. They’ve just won round one against Effingham in a dominating fashion, with a score of 10-0. Furthermore, girls competition cheer picked up a third place finish and volleyball placed second to Lakeside as the runner ups, ending their season’s with a bang. And double dubs go to the cross country girls and softball team, who won region and state championships. 

The accomplishments of North Atlanta’s girls sports teams are nothing short of incredible. It’s a testament to their hardwork and dedication on the practice field that they have been able to translate onto the playing field. Like Beyoncé said, girls really do run the world, and we couldn’t be more proud.