Lakeside, Salem, OLOM hire football coaches

11:01 am Jun. 30, 2016

Lakeside, Salem and Our Lady of Mercy have hired football head coaches, filling all known openings in metro Atlanta entering the season that begins in August.

Lakeside, of DeKalb County, chose Norcross freshman coach Richard ‘’Cam’’ Jones to replace Heath Hinton, whose teams were 9-22 in three seasons and made the playoffs in 2015 for the first time in 18 years.

Jones began high school coaching in 2007 and worked at his alma

Colquitt County coach Propst appeals one-year suspension

4:51 pm Jun. 16, 2016

Rush Propst, football coach of two-time state champion Colquitt County, has been suspended for one year by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for head-butting a player on the helmet during the state-playoff semifinals last year,

2015-16 AJC high school athletes of the year

7:00 pm Jun. 10, 2016

Standout performances by these athletes led to individual and team success during the 2015-2016 school year:

Baseball

Josh Lowe, Pope: The senior pitcher and third baseman hit .383 with 11 home runs and 24 extra-base hits for

2015 winners repeat as Directors Cup champions

1:27 pm Jun. 3, 2016

All six schools that won Region Directors Cup trophies in 2014-15 repeated as champions in the recently concluded school year, a first in the 17-year history of the GHSA’s all-sports competition.

Lambert, Starr’s Mill, Marist, Westminster,

GHSA announces move of basketball finals to Tech, UGA

3:46 pm May. 26, 2016

Georgia Tech and Georgia will be the host sites for the 2017 state high school basketball championship games, the GHSA announced officially Thursday afternoon.

The move out of the Macon Coliseum had been assumed since Friday, although GHSA executive director Gary Phillips said an agreement had not been made.

Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum will stage eight championship games on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9.
Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion will be the venue

Pope's Josh Lowe makes the throw from third to first during the first game against Walton in the Class AAAAAA baseball championship in Marietta May 21, 2016.   (Jonathan Phillips/Special to AJC)

2016 Final Baseball Rankings

3:39 pm May. 25, 2016

Classes A-Private, AA, AAAA and AAAAA all saw thrilling three game series to wrap up the high school season. In Class AAAAAA, Walton’s star-studded lineup was powered by Georgia Tech-commit Jason Rooks who smashed two homers and drove in five runs in Game 1. Jason Avers clinched the state title with a dramatic walk-off 2-run single to cap a 5-4 comeback over Pope.

Houston County dominated in Game 3 against Loganville

AAAAA Baseball: Houston County cruises to second title in three years

8:33 pm May. 24, 2016

Houston County captured its second state title and first since 2014 with a dominating 12-0 run-ruling of Loganville. Houston County’s Tanner Hall was masterful in his five-inning shutout. The Armstrong Atlantic State-commit allowed one hit while striking out six and walking three.

The Bears’ bruising offense mustered nine hits and eight walks while the Red Devils committed two costly errors.

Tony Locey got the scoring started with a double to score Tyler Flewellyn