Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Boys soccer finals crown four first-time champs

4:26 pm May. 15, 2017

Championship weekend lived up to the hype and the state’s first season with seven classifications resulted in historically significant results. Four of the seven state champs were first-time winners, showcasing years of new programs on the rise timed up with the reclassification to create a perfect storm.

In Class 7A, Meadowcreek scored a 2-0 shutout over Pebblebrook to clinch the crown. A crowd of more than 4,000 fans packed McEachern to

Boys Soccer: Mercer, McEachern host star-powered championship weekend

2:44 pm May. 11, 2017

Four state championship double-headers will be packed into two days of action at Mercer’s Five Star Stadium. On Friday, Whitefield Academy and Walker meet in the boys Class A finals where Whitefield Academy will play for the program’s first state title. Walker has two all-time state crowns, with its most recent championship coming in 2011.

In the boys Class 5A finals, Clarkston will look to avenge its only loss of the

Boys Soccer: Light at the end of the tunnel brightens for emerging contenders

8:28 pm May. 7, 2017

After three rounds of playoff action, we have reached the Final Four of the boys soccer state playoffs. Each of the seven classifications will resume play this Tuesday for semifinal action as we inch closer to championship weekend. Before we get to championship weekend, however, there have been several storylines that have developed across the state that have cleared the path for surging state title hopefuls.

In Class 7A, Pebblebrook’s 3-2

Top seeds march on to second round as competition intensifies

11:27 am May. 1, 2017

In Class 7A, the stronger regions dominated the first round and have left the Round of 16 teams filled with contenders. Region 3, 4, 6 and 7 each sent three teams into the second round, while Region 1, 2, 5 and 8 are left with just one team apiece in the next round. All eight No. 1 seeds advanced, which means that home teams were 12-4 in the first round.

New seven classification structure serves up 96 first round games

5:33 pm Apr. 24, 2017

The Class A-4A boys soccer state playoffs begin Wednesday, April 26 and the Class 5A-7A postseason opens up on Friday, April 28. Within the 96 total first round boys matchups are several games that have the capacity to shake up the bracket and the potential to steer the remaining road to the finals.

In Class 7A, Hillgrove rides a season-best 10 game winning streak into its home match with No. 3

Meadowcreek and Berkmar to let second half decide playoff seeding

1:09 pm Apr. 20, 2017

Last week, we looked into the log-jam in Region 7-7A as the final week of regular season action arrived. Region 7 remains one of the few conferences that is yet to solidify its seeding heading into the playoffs. This Tuesday, Norcross scored a 2-1 win over Berkmar that kept the Patriots from clinching the region title. Instead, Berkmar enters the second half of its postponed game with Meadowcreek tied 1-1

Postseason logjam shifts focus to Region 7-7A

3:01 pm Apr. 12, 2017

In Class 7A, defending state champion Parkview continued its grueling April slate with undefeated Berkmar and 9-4 Norcross this past week. The Region 7 matchups did not go in the Panthers’ favor and their slump continued. After opening the season 7-2, Parkview has now lost its last seven games with 10-4-1 Brookwood and 10-3-1 Alpharetta waiting to close out the season. The matchup with Berkmar was the conclusion of a

A look into Class 7A’s region standings and playoff picture

2:26 pm Apr. 5, 2017

Last week, we took our first look at the upcoming playoffs and what the seeding might look like. This week, more teams have solidified their playoff seeding and we will have several games to look forward to that will complete more of the postseason puzzle. In Class 7A Region 8, Grayson, Rockdale County, Archer and Shiloh have secured playoff spots. Shiloh will be the No. 4 seed, while Archer has

Boys soccer: playoff projections materialize in final weeks of regular season

10:59 am Mar. 27, 2017

With just three weeks left in the 2017 regular season, key region games shaped a meaningful past week of matchups. In Class 6A, Chattahoochee improved its Region 7 record to a perfect 5-0 after defeating Alpharetta 1-0 on Tuesday and scoring a 3-0 victory over Pope on Friday. Chattahoochee previously defeated Centennial 2-1 this month, giving the Knights their only region loss of the season.

Like Chattahoochee, Cartersville stamped a region

Boys Soccer: Month-long winning streaks get put to the test

12:30 pm Mar. 20, 2017

We’ve made it through the first six weeks of the 2017 soccer season and entered the official start of Spring. With just five weeks left in the regular season, there were month-long winning streaks and undefeated records put to the test. Key battles for region supremacy also took place across the classifications, and some of the state’s hottest teams were delivered their first tests of the second half of the