Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Updated semifinal recaps: Etowah, Woodstock advance to all-Cherokee final

8:16 am May. 18, 2017

Cherokee County will have its first state baseball champion in 59 years.

Etowah and Woodstock – both unranked with losing records in region play – each won a Game 3  Thursday to advance to the Class AAAAAAA championship series next week.

Etowah defeated third-ranked Mill Creek 5-4. Woodstock beat second-ranked North Gwinnett 4-3.

Both Cherokee teams have won four straight playoff rounds on the road after finishing tied for third place in strong

GHSA could name Phillips’ successor Tuesday

9:36 am May. 15, 2017

The Georgia High School Association could have a successor to executive director Gary Phillips this week.

The GHSA’s board of trustees is doing interviews for the position Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning and will make a

QF baseball recap: Hooray for Cherokee County; a look at all 32 series

12:47 am May. 12, 2017

The baseball quarterfinals are done. On to the semifinals, which start Wednesday.

Below are recaps of the 32 quarterfinal series. Missing a couple, but will add those when information becomes available.

Most amazing might’ve been the 23 strikeouts by two Locust Grove pitchers in a 12-inning victory over McIntosh. Locust Grove has allowed three runs in six playoff games.

Also pretty cool is the pair of Cherokee County semifinalists – Etowah and Woodstock

GHSA rules in favor of Grayson transfer Taylor

12:40 pm May. 9, 2017

The Georgia High School Association has closed the case of Grayson transfer student Kurt Taylor, finding no evidence that the football star broke any rules with his move from Newton High in the off-season, GHSA

Updated: Etowah’s Keene pitches no-hitter, hits grand slam, 3-run HR; Alexander, Ringgold win

5:56 pm May. 7, 2017

Tuesday update: The last three second-round series were played Monday.

Alexander beat Valdosta 6-5 when cleanup hitter Gavin Harmon hit a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jason Hinchman and Justin Culpepper had singled ahead of him. It was Harmon’s second double. Adam Smith homered for Alexander. The Valdosta loss ends the high school career of D.L. Hall, who had 16 strikeouts in Valdosta’s 6-2 win in

Forsyth, Gwinnett to face off in AAAAAAA semifinals

2:58 pm May. 6, 2017

County bragging rights will be at stake in the Class AAAAAAA girls soccer state tournament Tuesday when Forsyth’s Lambert and South Forsyth meet Gwinnett’s Mill Creek and Grayson in the semifinals.

Lambert (18-3), the No. 1