GHSA announces move of basketball finals to Tech, UGA

3:46 pm May. 26, 2016

Georgia Tech and Georgia will be the host sites for the 2017 state high school basketball championship games, the GHSA announced officially Thursday afternoon.

The move out of the Macon Coliseum had been assumed since Friday, although GHSA executive director Gary Phillips said an agreement had not been made.

Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum will stage eight championship games on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9.
Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion will be the venue

Pope's Josh Lowe makes the throw from third to first during the first game against Walton in the Class AAAAAA baseball championship in Marietta May 21, 2016.   (Jonathan Phillips/Special to AJC)

2016 Final Baseball Rankings

3:39 pm May. 25, 2016

Classes A-Private, AA, AAAA and AAAAA all saw thrilling three game series to wrap up the high school season. In Class AAAAAA, Walton’s star-studded lineup was powered by Georgia Tech-commit Jason Rooks who smashed two homers and drove in five runs in Game 1. Jason Avers clinched the state title with a dramatic walk-off 2-run single to cap a 5-4 comeback over Pope.

Houston County dominated in Game 3 against Loganville

AAAAA Baseball: Houston County cruises to second title in three years

8:33 pm May. 24, 2016

Houston County captured its second state title and first since 2014 with a dominating 12-0 run-ruling of Loganville. Houston County’s Tanner Hall was masterful in his five-inning shutout. The Armstrong Atlantic State-commit allowed one hit while striking out six and walking three.

The Bears’ bruising offense mustered nine hits and eight walks while the Red Devils committed two costly errors.

Tony Locey got the scoring started with a double to score Tyler Flewellyn

AAAA baseball: Locust Grove wins title

11:42 pm May. 23, 2016

With their championship hopes on the line, Locust Grove coach Stephen Phillips didn’t think twice about sending senior Christian Young to the mound for the decisive game. The left-hander responded with five strong innings and

AA baseball: Lovett tops Wesleyan

10:54 pm May. 23, 2016

In dramatic fashion, the Lovett Lions won the Class AA GHSA baseball championship on Monday at Wesleyan’s Donn Gaebelein Field.

The Lions beat host Wesleyan Wolves 5-4 in Game 3 of the best-of-three series, rebounding from


AAAAA baseball: Loganville forces Game 3 with Houston County

10:02 pm May. 23, 2016

On the brink of elimination, Loganville followed its 7-3 loss in Game 1 of its Class AAAAA state championship double-header at Houston County with a 4-1 victory in Game 2.

In the opener, Houston County fell behind 3-0 after Loganville plated three runs in the top of the second inning. Houston County’s Blake Dawson hit an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to cut it to 3-1. After three