Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Baseball playoff draws: Blessed Trinity-Cartersville is first-round jewel

7:20 pm Apr. 24, 2017

A couple of months ago, Blessed Trinity and Cartersville were so hot that they were ranked in the top 20 of MaxPreps’ national baseball rankings.

Now, these two Georgia state powers are meeting in the first round of the state playoffs, which start Friday. (See playoff pairings below, with each team’s seed and state ranking.)

The Blessed Trinity-Cartersville is the best of several strong matchups. Others include No. 4 Harrison at No.

‘Very athletic’ Blessed Trinity takes run at 3rd baseball title in 4 years

11:06 am Apr. 17, 2017

Blessed Trinity reached the state baseball finals each of the past three seasons, winning in 2014 and 2015. The current team sits No. 1 in Georgia’s Class AAAA and No. 16 nationally – the highest of any Georgia team – in MaxPreps’ computer rankings.

Blessed Trinity coach Andy Harlin can’t say which is the best of his recent powerhouse teams, but he says this one stands out for its speed and

No. 1 North Gwinnett rides veteran staff, youthful lineup to 21-1 start

9:56 am Apr. 5, 2017

North Gwinnett had a good baseball team last season but lost in the first round in the state playoffs and finished 18-10, then graduated 13 seniors, seven that were every-day starters and one that was a regular in the pitching rotation.

So how did it happen that North Gwinnett began this season 20-0 – the last undefeated team in Georgia until last week’s series split with Mill Creek – and sits

Valdosta lefty Hall heads list of Georgia’s top 10 baseball prospects

12:21 pm Mar. 28, 2017

Ten Georgia high school players are Baseball American’s list of the top 100 senior prospects in the country. Here is a closer look at each with an update in most cases of how their senior seasons are going.

Georgia is fertile territory for center fielders. Five of the 10 below are playing center field for their high school teams.

4. D.L. Hall, Valdosta (LHP) – Hall, a Florida State signee, led

Six Georgia baseball teams ranked in MaxPreps’ top 25 nationally

2:37 pm Mar. 21, 2017

There’s more proof that Georgia is as much a baseball state as anything else in sports.

Six Georgia baseball teams are ranked are ranked among the top 25 nationally of MaxPreps’ computer rankings.

Here is the list:

5. Allatoona
7. Blessed Trinity
11. North Gwinnett
16. Cartersville
23. Parkview
24. Walton

Here’s a brief look at each.

No. 5 Allatoona is 13-2 with wins over Parkview and the No. 1-ranked Class AAAAA team, Starr’s Mill. Senior center fielder/pitcher Kyle

High-class girls final four: Collins Hill vs. Norcross, McEachern vs. Archer

11:06 pm Feb. 28, 2017

The girls’ final four is set – Collins Hill vs. Norcross and Archer vs. McEachern – for the University of West Georgia on Saturday.

That’s as the Class AAAAAAA blog predicted it, which says more about the calibre of those top teams than anything else.

Take three-time defending champion McEachern. The Indians crushed fifth-ranked Mill Creek 77-29. It was 42-13 at halftime, and the fourth quarter was played with a running