breaking news

Tax credits for private school scholarships hit a snag at Gold Dome
Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC
Blog

Teams earn bragging rights with county championships

9:16 am Mar. 30, 2017

County championships are the unofficial mid-season mark, helping to prepare teams for the upcoming region and sectional meets next month and the state meet in May.

Here are results from some of those meets last week and earlier this week:

Atlanta Public Schools Championships (Atlanta Track Classic)
Boys Champion:  Grady
Girls Champion:  Maynard Jackson        
Top Performances:  Maynard Jackson girls 400-meter relay (47.72); Christian McNair-Jones, Grady, 110-meter hurdles (14.27) Babakarr Randall, Grady, 200 meters (21.53);

Bragging rights on the line at county meets this weekend

3:34 pm Mar. 24, 2017

This weekend five school systems and the major private schools in metro Atlanta will host their championship meets. These contests are strictly for bragging rights and do not impact the region, sectional or state meets. However, look for some strong performances as community pride is a big motivator.

Here’s a look at each meet:

Atlanta Public Schools Championships (Atlanta Track Classic)
When: March 25 and 28
Where: Lakewood Stadium, Atlanta
Teams to watch: Grady boys,

Top performances in the state thus far

9:41 am Mar. 21, 2017

 

Today we begin our coverage of track and field, another sport in which Georgia high school athletes are among the best in the nation. On Tuesdays, we’ll look at some of the best performances of the previous weekend, while on Thursdays we’ll peek ahead at some of the top meets of the weekend.

Here’s a look at the top performances in the state thus far in the 16 events scored by

Greenforest, Wilkinson County boys; Wesleyan, Pelham girls are state champs

2:36 am Mar. 17, 2017

Hail to the champs! Here is a look at the state champs as the book is now closed on the 2016-2017 season:

BOYS

Private Champion: Greenforest Christian (27-5)

How the title was won:  Greenforest went on a 10-1 run in the last two minutes of the first half to blow open a close game against Southwest Atlanta Christian, and eventually route the Warriors 81-57. Senior Justin Forrest led all scorers with 36 points.

Perspective: 

Class A public girls final: Pelham 60, Telfair County 42

11:08 pm Mar. 8, 2017

Mahogany Randall scored 11 first-quarter points and sparked an early 15-0 run that led Pelham to a 60-42 victory over Telfair County in the Class A-Public girls basketball championship Wednesday at the University of Georgia’s

Final Fours set for Saturday

12:06 am Mar. 4, 2017

On to the Final Four. Here’s a look at what went down in the quarterfinals, and a peek at the semifinal matchups taking place Saturday at the Cobb County Civic Center (private girls and boys) and the campus of Valdosta State University (public boys and girls).

BOYS

Quarterfinal Notes:  No. 8 Macon County pulled the upset of the post season thus far, rallying from 10 points down at halftime and an 11-point

Top eight public and private boys seeds advance to quarters; four girls teams upset

9:38 am Feb. 24, 2017

Here’s a look at what went down in Round 2, with a look at next week’s quarterfinal matchups, Feb. 28-Mar. 1.

BOYS

Round 2 Notes:  The top eight seeds have advanced to the Elite Eight, though three of them had to survive serious upset bids. Jelani Shakir hit seven consecutive free throws in the last five minutes to help No. 4 Aquinas (26-1) hold off No. 20 Stratford Academy (10-13), 40-34. Meanwhile,

UPDATED: First round pairings announced

2:54 pm Feb. 15, 2017

The first round playoff pairings are out and listed below.

Also, this morning’s post inaccurately had the top four seeds playing in the first round. The top eight seeds will in fact have a bye through the first round. Class A Blog regrets the error. We’ll do better next time!

BOYS
Private

Top Eight Seeds (Bye through Round 1)
1. Greenforest
2. Lakeview Academy
3. North Cobb Christian
4. Aquinas
5. St. Francis
6. Southwest Atlanta Christian
7. Athens Christian
8. Tattnall