Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Girls: Region champs play host to Elite 8 fate

12:07 pm Feb. 21, 2017

The second round of the GHSA basketball state playoffs return to the hardwood this Wednesday as the girls face off with Elite 8 berths on the line. The boys’ action will resume on Thursday as the 16 remaining teams play for their shot at the quarterfinals.

Each of the eight region champions and resultant No 1 seeds in the tournament survived the first round and will host a second round filled

No. 20 Stratford Academy boys, No. 19 Lanier County girls pull first round upsets; Look ahead to Round 2

1:28 am Feb. 20, 2017

Here is a look at the results from Round 1, with a look ahead to Round 2 this week, Wednesday or Thursday.


First Round Notes:  No. 20 Stratford Academy pulled the biggest upset of the first round with a 69-68 overtime win at No. 13 Darlington. Stratford sophomore guard Christian Palmer knocked down two clutch free throws with 10 seconds left in the extra period, and Darlington missed a last-second shot,

A look at the first round, boys and girls

3:09 pm Feb. 19, 2017

The first round of the state high school basketball tournament is in the books, and Class AAA went mostly according to plan. All of the boys’ and girls’ No. 1 seeds advanced to the second

GHSA basketball second-round playoff matchups

2:58 pm Feb. 19, 2017


Second Round

Wednesday, Feb. 22


R6 #2 Collins Hill at R4 #1 Cherokee

R3 #2 Hillgrove at R5 #1 Lambert

R6 #3 Duluth at R2 #1 Westlake

R3 #3 Marietta at R7 #1 Norcross

R2 #2 Pebblebrook at R8 #1 Archer

R7 #2 Brookwood at R1 #1 Colquitt County

R2 #3 Wheeler at R6 #1 Mill Creek

R5 #2 North Forsyth at R3 #1 McEachern


R6 #2 Harrison at R4 #1 Tucker

R1 #3 Houston County at R5 #1

Playoffs rundown: Round 1

12:46 pm Feb. 19, 2017

Round 1 of the Class AA playoffs is in the books on both the boys and girls sides and there were no major upsets in either bracket, though there was a close call for one  girls

First-round wrap: Colquitt, Mountain View, Duluth make history

10:13 am Feb. 19, 2017

Colquitt County and Mountain View advanced in the boys state playoffs for the first time Saturday, and Duluth’s boys and girls won on the road, making for that school’s best post-season since 1970.

Here are more facts and observations from the first round of the basketball state playoffs in Class AAAAAAA.

BOYS BRACKET (click to view)

-Colquitt County won its first state-playoff game in history with a 64-51 victory over Kennesaw Mountain.

Region 1 boys sweep into second round

9:00 am Feb. 19, 2017

There were no Region 1 teams among the top 16 of the MaxPreps Class AAAAAA rankings going into the state tournament, but the region will have four of the final 16 teams remaining when the

GHSA Tournament Saturday night scores

1:43 pm Feb. 18, 2017



R2 #4 Campbell 52 at R4 #1 Cherokee 68

R1 #3 Tift County 66 at R3 #2 Hillgrove 69

R5 #4 West Forsyth 38 at R7 #1 Norcross 65

R4 #3 Woodstock 50 at R2 #2 Pebblebrook 62

R2 #3 Wheeler 45 at R4 #2 Etowah 34

Wildcard South Gwinnett 35 at R3 #1 McEachern 68


R2 #3 Richmond Hill 20 at R4 #2 Lovejoy 54


R4 #4 Locust Grove 40 at R2 #1 Statesboro 65

Class AAAA

R7 #4  Blessed Trinity 28, R5 #1