Harrison No. 1 in NSCAA national poll

5:00 pm Mar. 26, 2015

- National recognition: Harrison, the defending Class AAAAAA champion, is ranked No. 1 nationally among spring girls teams by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, which released its first poll of the season on Tuesday. The Hoyas are joined in the top 20 by Marist at No. 5, Northgate at No. 12 and Westminster at No. 17. The NSCAA also releases regional rankings, and the top 10 in Region

GAC’s tough stretch of schedule to continue against No. 3 Wesleyan

12:35 am Mar. 25, 2015

The Greater Atlanta Christian School girls soccer team, the defending Class AA champion and current No. 1-ranked team, came through one of its toughest stretches of the season with a 2-0-1 record last week.

Now the Spartans need to clear one more big hurdle before they can take control of rugged Region 6-AA, which put four teams in the semifinals last season. On Friday night, GAC (3-0 in the region) will

Girls soccer: Defending champions off to strong starts again in 2015

9:00 am Mar. 18, 2015

The six Georgia powerhouses that won girls soccer state championships in 2014 are off to good starts again this season and are well positioned for another strong postseason run.

Four of the defending champions – Harrison in Class AAAAAA, McIntosh in AAAAA, Marist in AAAA and Greater Atlanta Christian in AA – are No. 1 in their classes in this week’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution rankings. The other two – St. Pius and

Miller Grove boys survive scare; three other ranked teams not so lucky

11:36 pm Feb. 19, 2015

If spots in the state basketball tournament were filled the same way they are in football, Chapel Hill’s boys team wouldn’t even have reached the postseason.

Yet the Panthers almost pulled off one of the biggest upsets in tournament history on Wednesday, coming up just short in a 49-46 loss to top-ranked Miller Grove, which is aiming for its seventh consecutive state championship.

Chapel Hill (12-19) finished in eighth place in 10-team

First-round state tournament pairings

8:00 am Feb. 15, 2015

Here are the unofficial first-round pairings for the Class AAAAA boys and girls basketball tournaments. Games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday (check with your school for specific dates and times).

Boys

(R6 #3) Stephenson at (R5 #2) South Paulding

(R4 #4) Stockbridge at (R3 #1) Brunswick

(R2 #3) Jones County at (R1 #2) Harris County

(R8 #4) Gainesville at (R7 #1) North Atlanta

(R5 #3) Alexander at (R6 #2) M.L. King

(R3 #4) Camden County

Final state berths secured; all that’s left is seeding

4:20 pm Feb. 11, 2015

The final four spots in the Class AAAAA basketball tournament were locked up on Thursday night when McIntosh, Stockbridge, Drew and Mundy’s Mill won their games to reach the Region 4-AAAAA boys semifinals. Now all that’s left is for each region to determine the final seeding order. Here’s the complete list of teams that qualified for the state tournament, with their seedings in the region tournaments in parentheses. Teams listed

Brunswick girls, McIntosh boys go 25-0; region tournaments begin

9:00 am Feb. 7, 2015

Here’s a wrapup of the final week of the regular season and a look ahead to the region tournaments in Class AAAAA basketball:

*Perfect regular seasons: The top-ranked Brunswick girls team and the No. 2 McIntosh boys completed the only unbeaten regular seasons in AAAAA when they improved to 25-0 with lopsided victories on Friday. Brunswick defeated rival Glynn Academy 66-46, and McIntosh cruised past Northgate 71-37. Brunswick will return to

McIntosh seeks perfection; tournaments begin

9:00 am Feb. 5, 2015

Here are some of the top stories to watch this weekend involving Class AAAAA basketball teams:

*One last hurdle: Second-ranked McIntosh (24-0) will be the only Class AAAAA boys team to finish the regular season undefeated if it can win at home on Friday against Northgate (3-21, 1-16), a team it beat 84-46 on Jan. 17. McIntosh will be the top seed from Division A in the 4-AAAAA tournament, which begins

Basketball region standings

10:00 am Feb. 3, 2015

Here are the latest Class AAAAA basketball region standings according to MaxPreps, which tracks scores for the Georgia High School Association:

BOYS

GIRLS

1-AAAAA
Region
Overall

1-AAAAA
Region
Overall

Carver-Columbus
8-2
17-5

Columbus
11-0
18-5

Northside-Col.
8-2
16-6

Northside-Col.
8-3
15-6

LaGrange
7-3
16-7

Carver-Columbus
7-3
14-8

Harris County
7-3
14-7

LaGrange
3-7
9-12

Shaw
3-8
8-14

Harris County
3-7
7-14

Columbus
2-9
5-18

Hardaway
3-7
6-17

Hardaway
1-9
2-20

Shaw
2-9
9-15

2-AAAAA

2-AAAAA

(Division A)

(Division A)

Grovetown
8-1
16-6

Greenbrier
7-2
21-3

Cross Creek
6-3
8-15

Cross Creek
7-2
20-4

Evans
5-4
8-16

Grovetown
7-2
18-4

Richmond Academy
4-5
12-12

Richmond Academy
3-6
14-9

Lakeside-Evans
4-5
7-13

Evans
2-7
12-11

Greenbrier
0-9
4-20

Lakeside-Evans
1-8
10-12

(Division B)

(Division B)

Warner Robins
4-1
16-4

Northside-W.R.
5-1
10-11

Northside-W.R.
4-2
13-8

Jones County
3-2
17-5

Jones County
3-2
16-7

Warner Robins
3-2
11-9

Houston County
0-6
7-14

Houston County
0-6
3-18

3-AAAAA

3-AAAAA

Brunswick
11-0
20-2

Brunswick
11-0
23-0

Richmond Hill
7-4
16-7

Effingham County
10-2
19-5

Statesboro
7-4
14-9

South Effingham
9-2
19-3

Camden County
7-5
17-6

Glynn Academy
6-4
13-9

Effingham County
7-5
15-8

Coffee
6-6
13-9

Coffee
6-6
13-9

Bradwell Institute
4-7
12-12

Glynn Academy
5-6
11-12

Ware County
4-7
8-12

Ware County
3-9
8-12

Camden County
4-8
13-11

Bradwell Institute
3-9
4-21

Richmond Hill
1-10
7-16

South Effingham
1-9
6-16

Statesboro
0-11
9-14

4-AAAAA

4-AAAAA

(Division A)

(Division A)

McIntosh
16-0
23-0

Forest Park
16-1
21-4

Drew
13-3
17-5

Drew
12-4
17-7

Mundy’s Mill
12-4
17-6

McIntosh
11-5
15-7

Morrow
8-9
9-13

Mundy’s Mill
9-7
14-9

Starr’s Mill
6-10
9-13

Starr’s Mill
6-10
8-14

Forest Park
5-12
7-17

Morrow
6-11
7-15

Northgate
1-16
3-21

Northgate
4-11
5-16

(Division B)

(Division B)

Stockbridge
12-4
17-6

Woodland-Stock.
14-0
19-5

Luella
10-5
12-11

Luella
10-5
16-6

Woodland-Stock.
10-6
15-9

Dutchtown
7-8
10-12

Ola
4-11
9-14

Stockbridge
3-11
5-16

Dutchtown
3-11
4-19

Union Grove
2-13
6-14

Union Grove
3-12
6-14

Ola
0-15
1-22

5-AAAAA

5-AAAAA

Allatoona
17-0
22-2

Hiram
16-1
21-3

South Paulding
12-5
8-6

Alexander
13-4
15-10

Alexander
11-6
14-10

Chapel Hill
12-5
14-10

Lithia Springs
9-8
14-9

South Paulding
11-6
17-7

Paulding County
8-9
12-12

Allatoona
9-8
10-14

Hiram
8-9
10-14

New Manchester
8-9
9-15

New Manchester
7-10
12-12

Lithia

Big win for Lanier; subregion title for Grovetown

9:00 am Jan. 31, 2015

Here’s a look back at some of the top stories from the week in Class AAAAA basketball:

*Breaking a slump: The Lanier boys team had lost six of its previous seven games heading into Friday night’s game at ninth-ranked Apalachee, but the Longhorns picked up their most impressive victory of the season, knocking off the Wildcats 67-61. Lanier, which lost to fourth-ranked Gainesville 71-52 in its most recent game, improved to