Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Top boys, girls teams fighting for position in polls

3:05 pm Jan. 16, 2018

The No. 3 Johnson-Savannah boys team has proven its worth.

Since losing to Jenkins (79-41) Dec. 18, the Atomsmashers have reeled off six victories, including a 93-45 victory against Groves on Jan. 12 and a 61-53 victory against Heritage on Jan. 15.

Shamar Jones leads the Atomsmashers in scoring (19.7 points), but the team has four players averaging in double-figures. Georgia commitment Amanze Ngumezi, a 6-foot-7 center, adds 15.8 points, 8.9 rebounds

Big games highlight Class AAA weekend

4:13 pm Jan. 11, 2018

The top-ranked Morgan County boys basketball team has had little trouble protecting its 16-game winning streak after moving past Heritage-Conyers (64-49) and East Jackson (68-47) last week.

The Bulldogs, who won state titles in 2014 and

GAC girls getting back on track after losing team leader

2:28 pm Jan. 9, 2018

The Greater Atlanta Christian girls team has an impressive 11-3 (4-0 in region) record, but the Lady Spartans faced a setback in Naples when team leader Robyn Benton tore her ACL and will be out for the season.

Benton, described as the team’s leader, will have surgery this Thursday.

“But we have a senior nucleus that will continue to lead our team,” GAC coach Lady Grooms said. “Taylor Sutton, Caria Reynolds and Mary

Top 5 boys and girls basketball players from Class AAA

4:05 pm Dec. 29, 2017

The vast amount of talent displayed across Class AAA high school basketball is impressive, making it hard to narrow down the best boys and girls players. But sometimes the cream rises to the top of the cream. Here are, in no particular order, some of the best players to watch this season:


— Khavon Moore, Westside-Macon, senior: Moore is a 6-foot-8, 187-pound forward and is rated as the third best player

Here are some of the top boys and girls teams in Class AAA basketball

4:47 pm Dec. 22, 2017

The Class AAA basketball season is nearing crunch time of region competition, and things are heating up all across the state as the holiday tournaments keep teams fresh throughout the winter break.

Here are some of the hottest boys’ and girls’ teams making moves across the state.


— No. 1 Morgan County:  The Bulldogs are 7-0. Their season has been highlighted by a huge victory against Buford  Nov. 21 (57-54) and a closely contested

Championship preview: Peach vs. Calhoun

6:42 pm Dec. 7, 2017

The Class AAA championship game between the second-ranked Peach County Trojans and the fourth-ranked Calhoun Yellow Jackets pits two of the most storied programs in the state, and two of the most successful coaches in the state, against one another at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Peach Coach Chad Campbell has the second-highest winning percentage among active coaches with at least 100 victories, trailing Ware’s Franklin Stephens. Campbell’s winning percentage

Peach, Calhoun bring storied histories to Class AAA final

5:44 pm Dec. 5, 2017

You could not have picked two better high school football programs, two better coaches, two better fan bases or two better small Georgia towns to represent the state in the Class AAA championship game.

Calhoun and Peach County will play at 1 p.m. Friday for the AAA state title and, in recent years, the fans have gotten used to the trip to Atlanta. The two towns have experienced a combined six state titles, with