Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Region-by-region: A look at the races

6:01 am Jan. 17, 2017

With only three weeks left in the regular season, the races in each region are starting to take shape. Here’s a look at each league to identify the main contenders as the region playoffs get

DeKalb showdowns top strong weekend schedule

1:50 pm Jan. 5, 2017

DeKalb County is the place to be this week for the best in Class AAAAA basketball. A showdown looms in the boys and girls competition that involves top-10 teams.

On Friday night, Arabia Mountain travels to

Top five girls, boys to watch in Class AAAAA

7:01 pm Dec. 29, 2016

Josh Linder of Veterans High in Warner Robins has developed into one of the top prospects in Class AAAAA. In fact, the forward has already signed with Georgia State.

The 6-foot-8 senior averages 22.9 points, 10

Football review: What we learned in 2016

5:05 am Dec. 15, 2016

The Class AAAAA championship game between Rome and Buford was the second-best contest of the final weekend at the Georgia Dome. (Sorry, but the Grayson-Roswell game in the big-school finale was one for the ages.)


Rome’s trek to title began last spring

9:34 pm Dec. 9, 2016

The Rome Wolves won the state football championship on Friday night at the Georgia Dome. That’s when they were handed the trophy by the Georgia High School Association. But they didn’t win it all one night. It has been a gradual process that began last spring.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Knox Kadum, the sophomore quarterback who came up big in so many key situations in the 16-7 win over Buford. “Our team