Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Final girls soccer rankings

4:56 pm May. 24, 2017

Lambert finished in the driver’s seat of the state’s highest classifications after a 2-1 win over Grayson in the championship game. Lambert marched through Norcross, Kennesaw Mountain, Walton and Mill Creek n way to the championship game. Grayson moved through North Gwinnett, Lassiter, Milton and South Forsyth to earn a shot at the championship.

Harrison defeated Johns Creek 1-0 in the final game of the year to take the top spot in Class

Final boys soccer rankings

4:54 pm May. 24, 2017

Meadowcreek reigns supreme in the state’s highest classification after moving past Pebblebrook 2-0 in the AAAAAAAA championship game. The Mustangs advanced past South Forsyth, Kennesaw Mountain, Etowah and Roswell for a shot at the title. Second-ranked Pebblebrook made it through Woodstock, Mill Creek, Berkmar and Walton before falling to Meadowcreek.

Chattahoochee holds the top spot in Class AAAAAA after defeating Gainesville 2-0 in the championship game. Past the 3-1 win over Langston Hughes

Boys soccer finals crown four first-time champs

4:26 pm May. 15, 2017

Championship weekend lived up to the hype and the state’s first season with seven classifications resulted in historically significant results. Four of the seven state champs were first-time winners, showcasing years of new programs on the rise timed up with the reclassification to create a perfect storm.

In Class 7A, Meadowcreek scored a 2-0 shutout over Pebblebrook to clinch the crown. A crowd of more than 4,000 fans packed McEachern to

Soccer State Championship Recaps at McEachern

11:00 pm May. 12, 2017

Class AAAAAAA Boys: Meadowcreek 2, Pebblebrook 0

The stakes Saturday were equal as both programs entered the championship looking for their program’s first-ever state title. Maverick Lobo hustled down a long lob pass, got past Pebblebrook’s last line of defense and sent through the lone goal of the first half. Lobo cushioned the lead with his second goal of the game with 29:55 left. Teammate Henry Benavides assisted on the goal in the

Soccer State Championship Recaps at Mercer University

10:26 pm May. 12, 2017

By Seth Ellerbee

Class AAAAAA Boys Championship: Chattahoochee 2, Gainesville 0

Chattahoochee controlled the pace from the opening whistle and proceeded to outrun Gainesville all night Saturday to win their second boy’s state title at Mercer University in Macon.

“We knew we could do 90 minutes easily,” said Chattahoochee coach Les Meenan. “We knew that we had to play smart with the ball and if we could, make Gainesville do some of the

Boys Soccer: Mercer, McEachern host star-powered championship weekend

2:44 pm May. 11, 2017

Four state championship double-headers will be packed into two days of action at Mercer’s Five Star Stadium. On Friday, Whitefield Academy and Walker meet in the boys Class A finals where Whitefield Academy will play for the program’s first state title. Walker has two all-time state crowns, with its most recent championship coming in 2011.

In the boys Class 5A finals, Clarkston will look to avenge its only loss of the

Boys Soccer: Light at the end of the tunnel brightens for emerging contenders

8:28 pm May. 7, 2017

After three rounds of playoff action, we have reached the Final Four of the boys soccer state playoffs. Each of the seven classifications will resume play this Tuesday for semifinal action as we inch closer to championship weekend. Before we get to championship weekend, however, there have been several storylines that have developed across the state that have cleared the path for surging state title hopefuls.

In Class 7A, Pebblebrook’s 3-2

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