Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Top eight public and private boys seeds advance to quarters; four girls teams upset

9:38 am Feb. 24, 2017

Here’s a look at what went down in Round 2, with a look at next week’s quarterfinal matchups, Feb. 28-Mar. 1.


Round 2 Notes:  The top eight seeds have advanced to the Elite Eight, though three of them had to survive serious upset bids. Jelani Shakir hit seven consecutive free throws in the last five minutes to help No. 4 Aquinas (26-1) hold off No. 20 Stratford Academy (10-13), 40-34. Meanwhile,

No. 20 Stratford Academy boys, No. 19 Lanier County girls pull first round upsets; Look ahead to Round 2

1:28 am Feb. 20, 2017

Here is a look at the results from Round 1, with a look ahead to Round 2 this week, Wednesday or Thursday.


First Round Notes:  No. 20 Stratford Academy pulled the biggest upset of the first round with a 69-68 overtime win at No. 13 Darlington. Stratford sophomore guard Christian Palmer knocked down two clutch free throws with 10 seconds left in the extra period, and Darlington missed a last-second shot,

UPDATED: First round pairings announced

2:54 pm Feb. 15, 2017

The first round playoff pairings are out and listed below.

Also, this morning’s post inaccurately had the top four seeds playing in the first round. The top eight seeds will in fact have a bye through the first round. Class A Blog regrets the error. We’ll do better next time!


Top Eight Seeds (Bye through Round 1)
1. Greenforest
2. Lakeview Academy
3. North Cobb Christian
4. Aquinas
5. St. Francis
6. Southwest Atlanta Christian
7. Athens Christian
8. Tattnall

New power ratings out, playoff pairings announced later today

10:09 am Feb. 15, 2017

The final Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps Power Ratings are out but the playoff seedings won’t be announced until later today, after all of the appeals are reviewed.

The Greenforest and Treutlen boys, and the St. Francis and Telfair County girls are the No. 1 private and public teams, respectively, in the latest rankings. All four won their region tournaments, and will be the top seeds in the state tournament when play

All four teams with No. 1 power ratings advance to region semifinals

9:27 am Feb. 10, 2017

Here’s a look at this tonight’s region tournament semi-finals. The number in parenthesis is the team’s Georgia High Schools Association/MaxPreps Power Rating. The four teams at the top of the power ratings (Lakeview Academy, boys private; Treutlen boys public; Holy Innocents, girls private; Telfair County, girls public) are still alive.

The final power ratings will be assigned after the completion of the region tournaments this weekend. The first round of the

Prince Avenue, Tallulah Falls boys and Greeforest, Landmark best regular season’s final weekend

3:30 am Feb. 3, 2017

As the regular season comes to a close this weekend, here are some games to watch before region tournament play begins next week, as well as the new Georgia High Schools Association/Max Preps Power Ratings.


Game to watch:

Prince Avenue Christian at No. 8 Tallulah Falls (Friday).  This is a significant game for both teams heading into the Region 8 tournaments. At No. 22 in the Power Ratings, Prince Avenue is clinging

All eyes on Savannah, No. 1 Johnson vs. No. 2 Beach

3:36 pm Jan. 27, 2017

The final stretch of the 2016-2017 girls basketball season is approaching, and for at least one night, the eyes of Class AAA are on Savannah.

Call it Johnson-Beach, Round 3.

Both teams have stayed at the top