Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Baseball playoff scores and schedules

12:30 pm Apr. 26, 2017


Baseball playoff brackets

R6 #2 Mill Creek 6-8 R8 #3, South Gwinnett 0-2

R4 #1 Walton 10-13, R2 #4 Westlake 0, 1

R3 #2 North Paulding 10-8, R1 #3 Lowndes 1-1

R5 #1 Lambert 5 ,6, R7 #4 Lakeside-DeKalb 0-0

R6 #3 Mountain View 1-4-5, R8 #2 Archer 2-1-4

R4 #4 Etowah 5-4-5, R2 #1 East Coweta 3-15-2

R1 #2 Camden County 2-2-8, R3 #3 North Cobb 4-1-7

R7 #1 Brookwood 3-3, R5 #4 Milton 2-1

R4 #3 Woodstock

Region championships complete, sectionals next

12:59 am Apr. 26, 2017

Here’s a look at all the region championship meets completed last weekend. The state sectionals are on deck this weekend.

Region 4AAAAAA
Boys Champion:  Stephenson | Girls Champion: Martin Luther King
Top performers:  (Boys) Joshua Vann, Tucker, Long jump (23-feet, 6 ½- inches); (Girls) Shatara Johnson, Charles Drew, Long jump (20-9); Antonia Frazier, Tucker, Long jump (19-3 ¼).

Region 4AAAAA
Boys Champion: Union Grove | Girls Champion:  Stockbridge
Top performers:  (Boys) Jonathan Respress, Eagle’s

New seven classification structure serves up 96 first round games

5:33 pm Apr. 24, 2017

The Class A-4A boys soccer state playoffs begin Wednesday, April 26 and the Class 5A-7A postseason opens up on Friday, April 28. Within the 96 total first round boys matchups are several games that have the capacity to shake up the bracket and the potential to steer the remaining road to the finals.

In Class 7A, Hillgrove rides a season-best 10 game winning streak into its home match with No. 3

Meadowcreek and Berkmar to let second half decide playoff seeding

1:09 pm Apr. 20, 2017

Last week, we looked into the log-jam in Region 7-7A as the final week of regular season action arrived. Region 7 remains one of the few conferences that is yet to solidify its seeding heading into the playoffs. This Tuesday, Norcross scored a 2-1 win over Berkmar that kept the Patriots from clinching the region title. Instead, Berkmar enters the second half of its postponed game with Meadowcreek tied 1-1

Another title for Cedar Grove; Region champs, sectional qualifiers

9:33 am Apr. 19, 2017

Individual and team region results are starting to trickle in as athletes battle for region titles and a berth in state sectional meets in two weeks.

Big year continues for Cedar Grove
The Saints won their first state title in football last December when they took out Greater Atlanta Christian, 30-19 at the Georgia Dome. The good news continued for Cedar Grove this week as the Saints boys knocked off favorite Westminster

First region meets of the season plus McEachern Invite highlight weekend

9:49 am Apr. 14, 2017

Here’s a look at the top meets of the weekend:

Region 7AAAAA Meet (Friday and Monday). Rome will host the state’s first region meet of the season. Region 7AAAAA features perineal power Carrollton, along with Cass, East Paulding, Hiram, Kell, Paulding County, Villa Rica, Woodland and host Rome. The prelims will take place today with finals coming on Monday. The Carrollton and Rome boys will compete for the team title while

Postseason logjam shifts focus to Region 7-7A

3:01 pm Apr. 12, 2017

In Class 7A, defending state champion Parkview continued its grueling April slate with undefeated Berkmar and 9-4 Norcross this past week. The Region 7 matchups did not go in the Panthers’ favor and their slump continued. After opening the season 7-2, Parkview has now lost its last seven games with 10-4-1 Brookwood and 10-3-1 Alpharetta waiting to close out the season. The matchup with Berkmar was the conclusion of a

If the state meets were held today …

8:59 am Apr. 12, 2017

As the season hits full stride here’s a look at how the state championship meets would look, based on the current times and distances of each teams’ individual performers and relays (Courtesy GAMilesplit).

Boys:  1. Westlake; 2. Archer; 3. Parkview; 4. South Gwinnett; 5. Newton
Girls:  1. Westlake; 2. Brookwood; 3. Marietta; 4. Campbell; 5. McEachern

Boys: 1. Alexander; 2. Bradwell Institute; 3. Allatoona; 4. Heritage; 5. Richmond Hill
Girls: 1. Pope;

State leaders at the midway point; Changes to state meet venues

7:38 am Apr. 6, 2017

Spring Break is widely considered as the midpoint of the season in track and field. So here’s a look at the state’s leaders in each one of the 16 events scored at the state meets, as well as this year’s venues. Jefferson, the longtime home of the boys meet, will not host this season due to extensive renovations being completed at Memorial Stadium.

Also in another break from tradition, the boys

A look into Class 7A’s region standings and playoff picture

2:26 pm Apr. 5, 2017

Last week, we took our first look at the upcoming playoffs and what the seeding might look like. This week, more teams have solidified their playoff seeding and we will have several games to look forward to that will complete more of the postseason puzzle. In Class 7A Region 8, Grayson, Rockdale County, Archer and Shiloh have secured playoff spots. Shiloh will be the No. 4 seed, while Archer has