Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

GHSA announces move of basketball finals to Tech, UGA

3:46 pm May. 26, 2016

Georgia Tech and Georgia will be the host sites for the 2017 state high school basketball championship games, the GHSA announced officially Thursday afternoon.

The move out of the Macon Coliseum had been assumed since Friday, although GHSA executive director Gary Phillips said an agreement had not been made.

Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum will stage eight championship games on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9.
Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion will be the venue

Report: GHSA to move basketball finals to UGA, Tech

1:15 pm May. 21, 2016

The Georgia high school basketball state championship games appear headed out of Macon and into Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion and Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum beginning next year.

GHSA executive director Gary Phillips, reached by phone Saturday morning,

Miller Grove wins at Dick’s Nationals basketball tournament

9:59 pm Mar. 31, 2016

Miller Grove’s boys basketball team, the Georgia Class AAAAA champion, advanced Thursday in the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals in New York with a 67-65 victory over Findlay Prep of Las Vegas.

Aaron Augustin (see video below) broke a 65-65 tie with a floater in the lane with 12 seconds left. Augustin, an all-state guard, scored only four points but hit the game’s most important basket as the shot clock

West Forsyth’s Staiti, a once-in-a-lifetime talent

10:01 am Mar. 25, 2016

West Forsyth’s Jenna Staiti turned in one of the most remarkable individual performances in recent state tournament history when she scored 51 points against eventual champion McEachern in the 2016 Class AAAAAA basketball semifinals.

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St. Francis’ Simmons, a big guard who is big time

10:00 am Mar. 25, 2016

St. Francis won 100 games, claimed two state titles and reached four championship games in Kobi Simmons’ four seasons wearing a Knights uniform.

The last run to the Class A private-school championship game, which ended in