Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Gainesville boys team finally rolling after 3-6 start

2:30 pm Jan. 9, 2018

The Gainesville boys basketball team, which went 28-2 last season and lost to eventual state champion Hughes by three points in the quarterfinals, finally has things rolling again.

The Red Elephants started the season 0-4 and

Girls basketball rankings: Defending champs Buford, Laney start 2018 at No. 1

4:47 pm Jan. 7, 2018

Two defending state champions are ranked No. 1 in their classifications in the first AJC girls basketball rankings of 2018.

Class AA Laney, the champion in 2017, is the only undefeated top-ranked team this week. The Wildcats are 14-0 this season and have won 44 consecutive games since a 62-56 loss in the second game of the 2016-17 season against North Augusta, an undefeated state champion in South Carolina last year.


Top girls, boys players to watch this season

9:00 am Dec. 29, 2017

The University of Connecticut has reached into Georgia and signed one of the state’s premier girls basketball players for the second consecutive season.

Last year, it was Mikayla Coombs, who was named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s all-classification

Stephenson teams trek to great white north

11:10 am Dec. 28, 2017

Many basketball teams from Georgia, particularly in and around Atlanta, have gone south to Florida for basketball tournaments and showcase events.

Stephenson’s boys and girls teams went the other direction, both traveling to Wasilla, Alaska,