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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

DeKalb All-Star Game is Thursday

10:31 am Mar. 20, 2017

Some of the top senior basketball players from DeKalb County will meet in the annual All-Start Game on Thursday at Miller Grove. The girls game begins at 4 p.m., with the boys to follow at

Buford boys, girls: Early Favorites for 2018?

2:46 pm Mar. 9, 2017

The Buford boys and girls rolled through Class AAAAA this season and each won the state championship. That’s only happened 17 other times since they started playing basketball.

And when the preseason polls come out next

Class AAAAA results from Columbus State

4:44 pm Mar. 4, 2017

The matchups for the Class AAAAA finals are set. Cedar Shoals and Buford will meet in the boys final on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Stegman Coliseum in Athens. Southwest DeKalb and Buford will play in