Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Week 1: What we learned … No dropoff for Buford

9:39 am Aug. 22, 2017

What about Buford? There were a few questions surrounding how the Wolves would respond under first-year coach John Ford. Some were lingering after Buford got off to a poor start against Hillgrove in the Corky

Five games to watch this week

1:44 pm Aug. 16, 2017

Two new coaches will lead their teams onto the field when Union Grove and Woodland meet in the season opener on Friday.

Union Grove is coming off a 1-8-1 season and is 2-17-1 over the last

No surprise this time: Rome is the team to beat

9:04 am Aug. 14, 2017

Rome won’t be able to surprise anyone this year.

The Wolves were one of three excellent teams a year ago that emerged from Region 7 and wound up winning the state championship. The team was loaded

State boys golf championship preview

5:57 am May. 22, 2017

The Johns Creek boys golf team may have the best one-two punch in the state and plenty of depth. But the Gladiators will be pushed to the limit if they hope to win their second straight state championship.

Johns Creek is among a handful of teams expected to contend for the Class AAAAAA title, a 36-hole affair that begins Monday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville.

Johns Creek is led by

State girls golf championship preview

4:54 am May. 19, 2017

Lambert will be favored to win the Class AAAAAAA girls championship next week and extend its dominance in the state’s highest level of competition.

The Longhorns have won the state championship the last four seasons and won the Area 3-AAAAAAA tournament by 16 shots.

Lambert has three players capable of shooting in the 70s. The leader is Christine McDonnell, the area medalist who has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Milton golfers take area title

4:12 pm May. 17, 2017

Milton’s Phil Jones shot a 68 to lead the Eagles to a one-shot victory in the Area 3-AAAAAAA tournament. Matthew Cinesi had 73, Michael Olmnstead shot 74 and Daulton Cauley added 76 for Milton, which

Two shots separate top three teams in area tournament

5:11 am May. 12, 2017

Only two shots separated the top three teams in the Class A Private Area 3 tournament, one of the closest finishes in GHSA play.

Holy Innocents shot a 306, with Strong Rock Christian at 308 and Mount Vernon Christian at 309 at Heritage Golf Links. All three teams qualify for the state tournament.

Holy Innocents’ was led by Bailey Means at 75 and Owen Malcolm at 76. Jeff Klopfenstein shot 77 and

State tennis: What we learned

5:28 pm May. 9, 2017

Here are a few things we learned at the state tennis meet:

North Fulton is a hotbed for the sport: The four teams that played for the state championships in Class AAAAAA were all from North