Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Girls soccer Week 1 rankings

10:00 am Feb. 21, 2017

In the newly classified AAAAAAA class, Lassiter debuts at the top spot after winning its first state title last season against West Forsyth, 2-1,in the AAAAAA championship game. It was the first appearance by the Trojans in a state championship game. This season, the Trojans are 1-0 after defeating Centennial 3-0 on Feb 10.

The Class AAAAAA top spot is held by Northgate, who lost out to eventual state champion McIntosh

Boys soccer Week 1 rankings

10:00 am Feb. 21, 2017

Only two defending state champions open as the No. 1 ranked team in their respective classification due to a major shuffling of the state picture. Now three years removed from their last title in 2014, No. 1 Brookwood debuts as the team to beat in Class AAAAAAA. Gwinnett County has ruled the state’s largest classification, winning five straight years and seven out of eight. No. 2 Parkview took the crown


2016 Final Boys Soccer Rankings

3:15 pm May. 17, 2016

Austin Lu came up huge in Parkview’s Class AAAAAA championship victory over Milton in PKs. The senior allowed one goal in the shootout as the Panthers took it 4-1. Lu also stifled Chattahoochee in the semis in a 2-0 shutout. The Cougars had entered the game undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the entire nation.

It should come to no surprise that Riverwood hoisted the trophy in Class AAAAA. Wins over

Class AAAAA boys state soccer championship: Riverwood 2, Northgate 0

9:58 pm May. 14, 2016

MACON – From the first day of school, the goal was simple for the Riverwood Raiders – win a state championship.

Mission accomplished.

Riverwood’s Kai Bennett and Francisco Hernandez had goals, and the Raiders recorded their 11th shutout of the season with a 2-0 win over Northgate in the Class AAAAA boys state championship game at Mercer University’s Anderson Field.

It’s the second state championship for the Riverwood program and first since 2002.

Class AAAAA girls state soccer championship: McIntosh 4, Columbus 0

7:17 pm May. 14, 2016

MACON — McIntosh coach Marcia Clark said she had a special feel about this squad since after the first practice of the season. She was right.

Caroline Laux had a hat trick and Taylor Malasek added a goal, leading McIntosh to its 10th state championship with a 4-0 win over Columbus on Saturday in the Class AAAAA girls state soccer championship at Mercer University’s Anderson Field.

“I knew that the spirit of

Girls soccer state playoff schedule/scores

6:13 pm May. 14, 2016


State Championships at Mercer University

Thursday, May 12

Class AAA

R4 #1 Westminster 4, R4 #3 Blessed Trinity 0

Class A

A6 #1 Fellowship Christian 3, A5 #1 Atlanta International 0

Friday, May 13

Class AA

R6 #4 Lovett 2, R2 #1 St. Vincent’s 0


R5 #1 Lassiter 2, R6 #1 West Forsyth 1

Saturday, May 14

Class AAAA

R6 #2 St. Pius 2, R6 #1 Marist 0


R4 #2 McIntosh 4, R1 #1 Columbus 0


Wednesday, May 11

R1 #1 Columbus 3, R4


Boys soccer state playoff schedule/scores

6:12 pm May. 14, 2016


State Championships at Mercer University

Thursday, May 12

Class AAA

R4 #3 Decatur 3, R7 #1 East Hall 2

Class A

A5 #1 Paideia 4, A6 #1 Fellowship Christian 3


Friday, May 13

Class AA         

R6 #1 Wesleyan 4, R6 #2 Pace Academy 0


R8 #2 Parkview 0 (4), R5 #1 Milton 0 (1)


Saturday, May 14

Class AAAA

R6 #4 St. Pius 3, R8 #1 Johnson-Gainesville 0


R7 #1 Riverwood 2, R4 #2 Northgate 0



Tuesday, May 10



R5 #1 Milton 1, R8 #1 Brookwood

Class AAAA boys state soccer championship: St. Pius 3, Johnson 0

4:14 pm May. 14, 2016

MACON — St. Pius got goals from Henry Penter and JR Cozine, both coming off nifty assists from Austin Fain, and benefitted from a red card that eliminated Johnson-Gaineville’s top weapon in a 3-0 win Saturday in the Class AAAA state championship at Mercer University’s Anderson Field.

Kyle McLaughlin added a late clincher, sealing the the fourth straight state championship for St. Pius and 12th in program history.

Johnson entered the match