Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

More weekend hoops events on tap

10:00 am Dec. 14, 2017

There are a half-dozen basketball events scheduled around the state this weekend giving a broad menu for people looking to see numerous games in one day.

At Pope, the Southeast Basketball Academy Hoop Festival has five scheduled games featuring more than 45 college prospects. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students for all five games. Children under age 6 get in free.

The event, which started out at

Championship previews for postponed games

7:30 am Dec. 14, 2017


Colquitt County at North Gwinnett

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tom Robinson Memorial Stadium, Suwanee

Records, rankings: Colquitt County is 11-3, the No. 3 seed from Region 1-AAAAAAA and No. 8; North Gwinnett is 13-1, the No. 1

Daily List: Preseason title odds for state finalists

7:10 am Dec. 14, 2017

Each recent preseason, the computer Maxwell Ratings has developed odds of each team winning a state championship. The model is based on a team’s historical performance, with the most-recent season weighted the most heavily. For

Public Final Preview: Clinch County at Irwin County

4:48 am Dec. 14, 2017

Here’s a preview of the public final: No. 5 Clinch County at No. 2 Irwin County.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Indian Field in Ocilla.

Records, rankings: Clinch County is 11-2, the No. 5 seed and No. 3; Irwin County is 12-1, the No. 2 seed and No. 2.

Last meeting: Irwin County won 21-7 on Sept. 15.

Things to know: Irwin County is seeking its first state title since 1975 and second overall. Clinch County is going

Postponement adds to web of storylines

11:06 am Dec. 13, 2017

While it is unfortunate Marist and Blessed Trinity did not get to experience playing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this past weekend, the six-day postponement of their championship showdown is just another dramatic element sewn into the web of storylines these programs have shaped over their past two seasons spent in Class AAAA.

Before the 2016 school year, when reclassification put them in Region 7-AAAA together, these schools had never faced on the

Colquitt County vs. North Gwinnett: By the numbers

10:52 am Dec. 13, 2017

Colquitt County and North Gwinnett will try again to settle the Class AAAAAAA football championship when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at North Gwinnett’s Tom Robinson Memorial Stadium.

The teams originally were scheduled to play