Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

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

Upson-Lee’s perfection, Wyatt’s performance capstone 2016-17 season

1:52 pm Mar. 13, 2017

It was a basketball season landscaped by brand new classifications, rekindled rivalries, first-time meetings, and the expected parity that comes with an ultra-talented and highly-competitive basketball state. For four-months, buzzer-beaters, heartbreaking losses and surprising finishes packed the ebbs and flow into 2016-17 season. The Upson-Lee boys, however, were on a journey of their own. After suffering a first-round loss to end the 2015-16 season, the Knights were dialed in to make

Class AAAA’s four finalists compete for program’s first state titles

9:50 am Mar. 8, 2017

The Columbus and Carver-Columbus rivalry takes center stage at the Class 4A girls state finals as the neighboring teams both compete for their first state titles. Columbus entered the playoffs coming off a 54-53 loss to Carver-Columbus and has used the size and outside shooting of its star-powered roster to refocus for an impressive four-game playoff run. SEC commits Tatyana Wyatt (Kentucky) and Ariyah Copeland (Alabama) are both 6-foot-3 playmakers

AAAA: What to watch for in Saturday’s semifinals

11:59 am Mar. 2, 2017

Upson-Lee enters its semifinal showdown with Henry County wearing a 30-0 record and sits two victories away from what would mark the Knights’ first state title.

In the quarterfinals, Upson-Lee displayed the depth that has validated its status as the top-ranked team in the classification this season. Michael Smith led all scorers with 20 points, while teammate Travon Walker recorded a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Tavias Fagan scored

Carver-Columbus, Henry County and Sandy Creek advance boys and girls to Elite 8

2:33 pm Feb. 24, 2017

Carver-Columbus, Henry County and Sandy Creek used double-digit victories to advance both their boys and girls teams into the Elite 8. These title hopefuls lead us into a slate of eight quarterfinals matchups to look forward to next week.

In the boys bracket, Region 4 champion Henry County and Region 5 champion LaGrange each come off comfortable victories in the second round. The Warhawks outscored Lafayette by 30 points to improve

Girls: Region champs play host to Elite 8 fate

12:07 pm Feb. 21, 2017

The second round of the GHSA basketball state playoffs return to the hardwood this Wednesday as the girls face off with Elite 8 berths on the line. The boys’ action will resume on Thursday as the 16 remaining teams play for their shot at the quarterfinals.

Each of the eight region champions and resultant No 1 seeds in the tournament survived the first round and will host a second round filled

Early exit sharpens focus for flawless Knights

3:04 pm Feb. 16, 2017

Class 4A’s boys bracket shapes up to be filled with top 10 showdowns and teams that will take the court on high upset alert. For undefeated Upson-Lee, however, there is no need to remind the Knights how important each playoff game is as it is still fresh on their minds. Upson-Lee enters the playoffs with a flawless 27-0 record, but still has the bitter taste of last year’s 73-56 home

Game-winner gives Carver top seed; North Clayton stamps 15th straight win

9:25 pm Feb. 12, 2017

The Carver-Columbus and Columbus girls met in the Region 1 championship after splitting the regular season series. Carver took the first meeting 69-53 back on Dec. 21, but Columbus grabbed a 77-53 road victory on Jan. 20. After two blowouts, the schools went down to the wire on Friday as the Tigers won the region title with a 54-53 win over Columbus. Carver trailed 53-51 and had 12 seconds left

Class 4A standouts shine on Signing Day 2017

2:12 pm Feb. 1, 2017

Class AAAA was well-represented on National Signing Day as some of the classification’s top playmakers headlined the star-studded Class of 2017 coming out of Georgia. Cairo outside linebacker Walter Grant added his four-star status to the University of Georgia’s Class of 2017 by inking with the Dawgs early Wednesday morning. Grant is considered the 11th ranked outside linebacker in the nation, according to 247sports, and made his decision after narrowing