Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

No. 20 Stratford Academy boys, No. 19 Lanier County girls pull first round upsets; Look ahead to Round 2

1:28 am Feb. 20, 2017

Here is a look at the results from Round 1, with a look ahead to Round 2 this week, Wednesday or Thursday.


First Round Notes:  No. 20 Stratford Academy pulled the biggest upset of the first round with a 69-68 overtime win at No. 13 Darlington. Stratford sophomore guard Christian Palmer knocked down two clutch free throws with 10 seconds left in the extra period, and Darlington missed a last-second shot,

UPDATED: First round pairings announced

2:54 pm Feb. 15, 2017

The first round playoff pairings are out and listed below.

Also, this morning’s post inaccurately had the top four seeds playing in the first round. The top eight seeds will in fact have a bye through the first round. Class A Blog regrets the error. We’ll do better next time!


Top Eight Seeds (Bye through Round 1)
1. Greenforest
2. Lakeview Academy
3. North Cobb Christian
4. Aquinas
5. St. Francis
6. Southwest Atlanta Christian
7. Athens Christian
8. Tattnall

New power ratings out, playoff pairings announced later today

10:09 am Feb. 15, 2017

The final Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings are out but the playoff seedings won’t be announced until later today, after all of the appeals are reviewed.

The Greenforest and Treutlen boys, and the St. Francis and Telfair County girls are the No. 1 private and public teams, respectively, in the latest rankings. All four won their region tournaments, and will be the top seeds in the state tournament when play

All four teams with No. 1 power ratings advance to region semifinals

9:27 am Feb. 10, 2017

Here’s a look at this tonight’s region tournament semi-finals. The number in parenthesis is the team’s Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps Power Rating. The four teams at the top of the power ratings (Lakeview Academy, boys private; Treutlen boys public; Holy Innocents, girls private; Telfair County, girls public) are still alive.

The final power ratings will be assigned after the completion of the region tournaments this weekend. The first round of the

Prince Avenue, Tallulah Falls boys and Greeforest, Landmark best regular season’s final weekend

3:30 am Feb. 3, 2017

As the regular season comes to a close this weekend, here are some games to watch before region tournament play begins next week, as well as the new Georgia High Schools Association/Max Preps Power Ratings.


Game to watch:

Prince Avenue Christian at No. 8 Tallulah Falls (Friday).  This is a significant game for both teams heading into the Region 8 tournaments. At No. 22 in the Power Ratings, Prince Avenue is clinging

Greenforest falls three spots in latest power ratings; Calhoun County boys, Holy Innocents’ and Pelham girls hold firm

4:27 am Jan. 25, 2017

The Greenforest Christian boys kept their top ranking in the AJC Top 10 but lost their hold on the No. 1 spot in the latest Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings for private schools.

The Eagles fell to No. 4 despite going 2-1 last week, victimized by the rules of the power ratings. Greenforest’s two wins were over two teams with a combined record of 14-24 – Our Lady of Mercy

No. 2 SACA boys step way up in classification for big non-region matchup

2:58 am Jan. 20, 2017

Here are a few of the top games coming up this weekend:


Macon County at No. 3 Taylor County. This is a huge regular season game for both teams, as they head for the home stretch in Region 4 play. Taylor, which holds down the No. 3 spot in the public school power ratings, won the first meeting on Dec. 22 (76-60). The Vikings are led by senior guard John Corbin

Greenforest, Treutlen boys and St. Francis, Telfair County girls atop season’s first power ratings

12:48 am Jan. 19, 2017

The first Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings are out. As is the case with football, the top 24 teams – after the region tournaments – will advance to the state tournament.

Here are the Power Ratings for this week. The Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 10 ranking is in parenthesis.




Greenforest Christian (1)

St. Francis (4)

Lakeview Academy (7)

North Cobb Christian (3)

Darlington (10)

Holy Innocents’ (9)

Tallulah Falls (8)

Southwest Atlanta Christian (2)

Athens Christian

Aquinas (5)

Tattnall Square Academy


Dallas leaves ELCA to take over at Trinity Christian; Top basketball games of the weekend

2:32 am Jan. 12, 2017

Before we get to some of the top basketball games this weekend, there’s some news on the football front.

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy defensive coordinator Kenny Dallas is now the head coach at Trinity Christian in Sharpsburg. The Lions currently compete in the highest classification (AAA) of the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA), but will be moving to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) in the fall of 2018, according to

Weather permitting, a weekend of great games on tap

3:07 am Jan. 6, 2017

Here’s a look at some of the top games over the weekend (weather permitting).


Friday, Jan. 6

No. 1 (Private) Greenforest Christian vs. Roselle Catholic (NJ). The top-ranked Eagles (11-2) will participate in one of the most competitive national tournaments of the season, the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, WV. The other Georgia schools in the 16-team field are Westlake and Wheeler, No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, in Class AAAAAAA. Greenforest’s