Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Baseball playoff draws: Blessed Trinity-Cartersville is first-round jewel

7:20 pm Apr. 24, 2017

A couple of months ago, Blessed Trinity and Cartersville were so hot that they were ranked in the top 20 of MaxPreps’ national baseball rankings.

Now, these two Georgia state powers are meeting in the first round of the state playoffs, which start Friday. (See playoff pairings below, with each team’s seed and state ranking.)

The Blessed Trinity-Cartersville is the best of several strong matchups. Others include No. 4 Harrison at No.

Grayson players rewarded for dominant regular season

9:00 am Apr. 21, 2017

The Grayson girls soccer team, which dominated its region unlike any other Class AAAAAAA team this season, was rewarded when 8-AAAAAAA announced its end-of-season awards earlier this week.

The Rams won their 10 region games by

High school coaches upset at new NCAA rule that limits hiring

8:22 am Apr. 20, 2017

Georgia high school football coaches are upset about a new NCAA rule that severely curbs the incentive of college programs to hire them.

Former Georgia coaches such as Mickey Conn of Grayson, Dell McGee of Carver-Columbus and Olten Downs of Creekside in recent years have cashed in their high school successes to get jobs in college ball as support staff members and eventually as on-field assistant coaches.

Those kinds of hires are now