Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

GHSA investigates eligibility of Grayson football star

10:14 am Mar. 23, 2017

The Georgia High School Association is investigating the eligibility of a star football player on Grayson’s state-championship football team.

Kurt Taylor, a running back who has signed with Michigan, transferred to Grayson for his senior season

Six Georgia baseball teams ranked in MaxPreps’ top 25 nationally

2:37 pm Mar. 21, 2017

There’s more proof that Georgia is as much a baseball state as anything else in sports.

Six Georgia baseball teams are ranked are ranked among the top 25 nationally of MaxPreps’ computer rankings.

Here is the list:

5. Allatoona
7. Blessed Trinity
11. North Gwinnett
16. Cartersville
23. Parkview
24. Walton

Here’s a brief look at each.

No. 5 Allatoona is 13-2 with wins over Parkview and the No. 1-ranked Class AAAAA team, Starr’s Mill. Senior center fielder/pitcher Kyle

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:


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.


Class AAAAAAA girls: McEachern 75, Norcross 68

8:27 pm Mar. 11, 2017

Nothing was going to stop the McEachern Lady Indians from accomplishing a historic feat on Friday night at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion. Not season-ending injuries to key players and not even the only Peach State

Title game previews: Norcross-Tift (boys), Norcross-McEachern (girls)

8:36 am Mar. 10, 2017

The Class AAAAAAA basketball finals are Saturday Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.

The Norcoss-McEachern girls game is at 6 p.m., and the Norcross-Tift County boys game is at 8 p.m.

Here’s a look at each of the four state finalists in the high class.


Norcross (26-5)

Norcross is going for its sixth state title in 12 years, third under coach Jesse McMillan, and first since 2013. Norcross started 10-0 and held top-25 national rankings