Atlanta High School Sports news from the AJC

Dallas leaves ELCA to take over at Trinity Christian; Top basketball games of the weekend

2:32 am Jan. 12, 2017

Before we get to some of the top basketball games this weekend, there’s some news on the football front.

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy defensive coordinator Kenny Dallas is now the head coach at Trinity Christian in Sharpsburg. The Lions currently compete in the highest classification (AAA) of the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA), but will be moving to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) in the fall of 2018, according to

Roswell hires Kemper as football coach

5:40 pm Jan. 11, 2017

Roswell hired Johns Creek coach Matt Kemper on Wednesday to replace John Ford, who took the head coaching job at Buford.

Kemper, the first Roswell coach not promoted from the Roswell staff since 1954, led Johns


Wrestling: Historic potential matchup shifts attention to 4A

3:59 pm Jan. 10, 2017

The GHSA Team Dual Wrestling State Championships return to the Macon Centreplex Jan. 12-14 where seven classifications will crown state champs for the first time in state history. This shuffling and reclassification shook up the field a year after Georgia saw all six of its reigning champs successfully defend titles at the team duals. That was the first time in state history that the defending champs swept the podium.

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Top teams gearing up for final stretch

3:47 pm Jan. 10, 2017

As we move toward the final month of the season, here’s a look at what some of the top teams did during the break.

The second-ranked Westside-Macon (10-3, 4-1) boys had a strong showing by winning

Rankings rundown: Week 7

1:27 pm Jan. 10, 2017

Every Sunday, the AJC releases its top 10 polls for both boys and girls. Here’s a rundown of those teams and where they’re at at this point in the season.



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Buford hires Roswell coach John Ford

2:38 pm Jan. 9, 2017

Buford has hired Roswell’s John Ford as head coach, the Gwinnett County city school announced Monday.

Ford led Roswell to consecutive state final games and 14-1 finishes the past two seasons. His four-year record is 40-12.