High School Sports


Football rankings: History made by Wheeler, Schley Co., Mitchell Co., Christian Heritage

It’s been over 10 years since Wheeler, Mitchell County and Schley County have been ranked in football. Christian Heritage has never been in a top 10. Those four schools made history for themselves in the latest Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll. Wheeler, an East Cobb school best known for its six state championships in boys basketball, defeated previous No. 5 Roswell 37-36 in a Class AAAAAAA...

Saturday football, softball and volleyball scores

On the football field, Mitchell County faced off against Stewart County in search for their fourth region win of the season. With five minutes remaining in the first quarter, Sophomore running back Xavier Williams rushed 11 yards into the end zone to begin the Eagles’ scoring spree.
Week 6 Initial Observations

Week 6 Initial Observations

Quarterback Kobe Hudson and the explosive Troup offense were unstoppable in their region opener at Callaway Stadium, cruising past Chapel Hill 56-24. Hudson finished the game with six touchdown passes and a touchdown run, leading Troup to a 28-0 lead at the half and a 42-8 advantage late in the third quarter.
What we learned: Carrollton survives, Buford not so lucky

What we learned: Carrollton survives, Buford not so lucky

No. 4 Carrollton learned a lesson about the depth in Region 6. The Trojans had to score 14 points in the fourth quarter to survive with a 24-21 win over East Paulding. Just one more piece of evidence that explains why it’s the most difficult league in Class AAAAA. Carrollton got in trouble it survived a fumbled punt and a personal foul and was back up on the 1.

Ranked teams win big in region contests

After having mixed results against higher-class opponents during the early portion of the schedule, the top teams in Class AAA returned to their comfort zones Friday night and blew out region opponents.How bad was it? Teams ranked in the top five only allowed three touchdowns ... and outscored opponents 210-21.-- Top-ranked Calhoun jumped to a 22-0 lead against Ringgold in the first quarter and led...
Friday night recap: Week 6

Friday night recap: Week 6

In Week 6, almost all of the ranked Class AA teams took care of business by beating their opponents handily. In fact, four of them posted shutouts and the other five winners had double-digit wins. There was one loss — the No. 10 Brooks County Trojans were beat 24-14 by AAAAA’s unranked Thomas County Central — which should pave the way for a new team to enter the rankings.

Friday’s big winners: Archer, Wheeler, Colquitt, Parkview, Lowndes, Hillgrove ...

Archer and Wheeler gave Class AAAAAAA fans (and pollsters) something to think about with their performances on Friday night. Let’s start with Wheeler, which defeated fifth-ranked Roswell 37-36 . C.J. Ogbonna threw a 19-yard TD pass to Ricky White with 45 seconds left for the game-winner at Wheeler’s Corky Kell Stadium. (See the MDJ’s game story below.) Wheeler is a nice story.
Valdosta, Northside lose wild rivalry games

Valdosta, Northside lose wild rivalry games

Two of the state’s biggest high school football rivalries were on the schedule Friday night, and neither one of them turned out well for the Class AAAAAA teams involved. Valdosta lost to Lowndes 71-35 in the highest-scoring game in the history of the Winnersville Classic.  And as one would expect from such a high-scoring affair, the offensive numbers were eye-popping.
Week 6 Friday Night Roundup

Week 6 Friday Night Roundup

After trailing 17-13 at the half, Archer quarterback Carter Peevy put together a monster performance in the third and fourth quarters, during which he threw two touchdown passes and ran the ball in for two more scores to lead the Tigers to a 48-24 victory over visiting Buford.
Fellowship Christian 21, Mount Paran Christian 13

Fellowship Christian 21, Mount Paran Christian 13

Fellowship Christian, which had been shut out in the first half and completely shut down in the second quarter, turned three of Mount Paran Christian’s second-half turnovers into touchdowns and rallied for a 21-13 victory in an important Region 6-A game Friday in Kennesaw.
Friday wrap: Colquitt defends No. 1 ranking; Wheeler, Warren Co. make history

Friday wrap: Colquitt defends No. 1 ranking; Wheeler, Warren Co. make history

Colquitt County defended its No. 1 ranking against the preseason No. 1 in the highest classification, and Wheeler put itself in position to be ranked for the first time in 25 years, also in Class AAAAAAA.  Lowndes and Warner Robins won big cross-town rivalry games on Friday night in Georgia high school football.
Colquitt County 26, Grayson 14

Colquitt County 26, Grayson 14

The fire and passion of Colquitt County head coach Rush Propst is known worldwide.  But with his team trailing 14-10 at halftime to Grayson, after two quarters where his offense managed just 77 yards and five first downs, he went the genteel route with his locker room speech. The Packers (6-0) and ranked No.
Johns Creek 65, Northview 20

Johns Creek 65, Northview 20

Johns Creek quarterback Zach Gibson led the offense to a big night as the Gladiators rolled over their crosstown rivals, the Northview Titans, with a 65-20 win in Region 7-AAAAAA action on Friday at The Colosseum in Alpharetta.
Friday Night Chat: Football scores, updates, chat - LIVE

Friday Night Chat: Football scores, updates, chat - LIVE

Welcome to the sixth week of the 2018 football season in Georgia. Join the chatter this evening starting around 7 to find scores and discuss the games as they unfold. In no particular order, here are some of the best ones. GPB will be televising the Colquitt-Grayson game.  Many can be found on the NFHS Network.
The Leaderboard: Haralson County’s Sheppard takes over as top rusher

The Leaderboard: Haralson County’s Sheppard takes over as top rusher

Treylon Sheppard of Haralson County, fresh off a 373-yard rushing performance against Adairsville last week, is the new leading rusher in Georgia. And that's in only three games played as Haralson is 3-0.  Harrison Bailey and Ramel Keyton of Marietta remain the passing and receiving leaders, respectively.
Four Questions with Colquitt County head coach Rush Propst

Four Questions with Colquitt County head coach Rush Propst

GHSF Daily's Four Questions feature historically poses the same questions to a different Georgia head coach each issue. This season, head coaches are being asked Four Questions tailored to current events. Today's interviewee is Colquitt County head coach Rush Propst, whose No. 1-ranked team plays at No. 3 Grayson on Friday in a game televised by Georgia Public Broadcasting.
National rankings: Colquitt County, Rome tops among Georgia schools

National rankings: Colquitt County, Rome tops among Georgia schools

Here is where Georgia teams stand in several national polls. The numbers on the left are this week's rankings; the numbers in parentheses are last week's rankings. 11. (11) Colquitt County  19. (12) Rome  38. (39) Blessed Trinity  43. (64) Walton  44. (22) Grayson  59. (47) Archer  64. (44) Buford  66. (54) McEachern  71. (52) North Gwinnett  73.
Daily List: Georgians on rosters of service academies

Daily List: Georgians on rosters of service academies

There are 47 former Georgia players on the rosters of the Division I service academy football teams this fall. Georgia and Texas, with 24 each, have the most players on Army's 171-man roster. That's about one in seven Cadets from those states.

Historic rivalries highlight AAA weekend

The top Class AAA game of this week will match two Region 5 powers, when Lovett (1-3, 0-0) travels to Godfrey Stadium to face last year’s region champion, No. 2 Cedar Grove (3-1, 0-0).Since Jimmy Smith’s arrival, Cedar Grove is 2-0 against Lovett – 28-21 in 2016 and 41-14 last season. Lovett leads the series, which dates to 1976, 6-4. The Saints won the inaugural game on Oct.
Week 6 Softball Rankings

Week 6 Softball Rankings

Following two losses, which ended a 52-game winning streak, East Coweta fell from the top to No. 4. Mill Creek debuts at the top of the classification this week. North Gwinnett is second, Grayson holds the No. 3 spot and Lowndes is fifth. In Class AAAAAA, Allatoona is the top-team again this week following its victory over Kennesaw Mountain on Monday.
Week 6 Volleyball Rankings

Week 6 Volleyball Rankings

Tuesday night, a face-off between top-ranked Walton and second-ranked Lassiter resulted in a 3-0 sweep by the Raiders to keep them at the top of class AAAAAAA. The Trojans will get an opportunity to bounce back against a tough Marist team this Thursday. Following a strong win against Fellowship Christian, Lambert went on to lose 2-0 to Walker.
Class AAAA: What to watch for Week 6

Class AAAA: What to watch for Week 6

Last season, Columbus snapped its head-to-head eight-game losing streak and defeated Carver-Columbus for just the second time in 14 tries with a 36-13 win at Columbus Memorial Stadium. While it was a huge victory for the school (and the 50-year-old rivalry), it was Carver-Columbus that took the No.
5 to watch: Buford takes a tough road to region play

5 to watch: Buford takes a tough road to region play

  Many teams prefer to ease into their region schedule by playing a cupcake. Then there’s Buford.  The Wolves, who have already walked a non-region gauntlet, are ending it this weekend with a visit to Archer, the No. 8 ranked team in Class AAAAAAA. It may be the biggest challenge for the Class AAAAA No. 2-ranked Wolves until the postseason.
What to watch: Week 6

What to watch: Week 6

Here are some games of note in Class AA for Week 6. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jackets Nest, Thomasville Records, rankings: Brooks County is 3-1 and No. 10 in AA; Thomas County Central is 3-1 and unranked in AAAAA. Last meeting: Brooks County won 12-7 in 1983. Maxwell's projection: Brooks County by 5 Notes: The Trojans reentered the rankings this week after edging then-No. 8 Dublin 13-10.

Preview: Top-10 teams at risk this weekend in AAAAAAA

More top-10 teams have a decent chance of getting beat this week in Class AAAAAAA than at any time we’ll see until the playoffs. Six games involving AAAAAAA teams made GHSF Daily’s ‘’10 Best Games’’ this week. Those capsules are repeated below – No. 1 Colquitt County at No. 3 Grayson, No. 6 Milton at No. 4 Parkview, No.

Maxwell Week 6 projections

Each game is listed showing the game rate, favorite, the expected winning percentage of the favored team, the projected margin, and the opponent. The game rating is the rating required to win 50 percent of all games in an infinite round robin competition against the expected rating of the loser of the game, which favors games with highly rated and closely matched opponents.
Rivalry games take center stage in Valdosta, Warner Robins

Rivalry games take center stage in Valdosta, Warner Robins

Two of the state’s biggest high school football rivalries are on the schedule Friday night, and both involve teams from Region 1-AAAAA. Sixth-ranked Valdosta (2-2) will host Lowndes (4-1) and seeks to avenge a 45-0 loss in 2017 that was the Vikings’ most-lopsided victory in the history of the series. Lowndes has won 13 of the past 19 meetings, although Valdosta still leads 37-19.
Top 10 games of Week 6

Top 10 games of Week 6

Buford at Archer  When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Archer Community Stadium, Lawrenceville  Records, rankings: Buford is 3-1 and No. 2 in Class AAAAA; Archer is 3-1 and No. 8 in AAAAAAA.  Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Daily List: States with the most players in the NFL

Daily List: States with the most players in the NFL

Georgia ranked fourth in the number of players on NFL opening-week rosters, according to NFL numbers released this week. Georgia ranked third in players per-capita behind the District of Columbia and Louisiana.
Daily Trivia: Georgia high school with the most players in the NFL

Daily Trivia: Georgia high school with the most players in the NFL

Thanks to rookies Lorenzo Carter of the Giants, Jason Croom of the Bills and Chris Herndon of the Jets, which high school now has six NFL players, the most of any school in Georgia? The others are Geremy Davis of the Chargers, Max Garcia of the Broncos and 2017 NFL rookie of the year Alvin Kamara of the Saints.
Georgia ranks 4th in number of NFL players; Norcross boasts state-high 6

Georgia ranks 4th in number of NFL players; Norcross boasts state-high 6

Georgia ranks fourth in total number of NFL players with 123 in 2018, and Norcross High is tied for fifth among high schools with six alumni in the NFL, according to numbers released this week by the league.  Georgia trails Florida, California and Texas in the numbers of players on NFL opening day rosters.
POY Watch: Rome’s Griffin taking advantage of opportunity

POY Watch: Rome’s Griffin taking advantage of opportunity

Jamious Griffin was a 1,000-yard rusher as a sophomore and junior on state-championship teams, but he has still been a little hidden. Rome has been full of star players. Five of his former teammates are now playing Division I football. One of those is Jalynn Sykes, a running back now at Marshall.
Four Questions with Lowndes High band director Jon Bowman

Four Questions with Lowndes High band director Jon Bowman

GHSF Daily is expanding its Four Questions feature this season beyond head coaches to other voices in high school football. Today's interviewee is Jon Bowman, director of Lowndes High's nationally known Georgia Bridgemen marching band. 1. Tell us about the Georgia Bridgemen.
Daily Trivia: School with the most all-time victories over Valdosta

Daily Trivia: School with the most all-time victories over Valdosta

Lowndes plays at Valdosta on Friday in the 57th edition of the Winnersville Classic. Which opponent has the most all-time victories over Valdosta? (Answer Thursday) Answer to Tuesday's question: The south Georgia school that has won the most 100-point games (100 or more points scored by the teams combined) in history with four is Miller County.

A region-by-region look at where each program stands

It's the time of the season to look at each Class AAA region to see where the usual suspects stand and which teams might challenge for a title run. In some regions, the defending champions appear to be shoe-ins. In others ... well, some might not even make the playoffs.Here's the breakdown:Region 1Crisp won the region for the past two seasons with unbeaten 4-0 records. The four-team region means each...
Class AAAA: Week 5 Rundown

Class AAAA: Week 5 Rundown

Columbus was the only team from Region 1 not in action this past week and gets set for a big region showdown with Carver-Columbus this Friday. Columbus is 1-0 in region action after defeating Westover 46-23.
AA in brief: Swainsboro WR just misses state record

AA in brief: Swainsboro WR just misses state record

Week 5 came and went with two ranked Class AA teams losing — No. 2 Callaway and No. 8 Dublin — and there was hardly a change to the top 10. For a breakdown of last week’s games, visit the Friday night recap. The Cavaliers keep their No. 2 spot since they lost to the No.
Alpharetta, Centennial at head of the pack again in Region 7-AAAAAA

Alpharetta, Centennial at head of the pack again in Region 7-AAAAAA

Some things change, and some stay the same. That has been especially true in the first half of the 2018 high school football season for Region 7-AAAAAA, where the top two teams from last year (Alpharetta, Centennial) are back in the race for the region title but the other two playoff teams from a year ago (Chattahoochee and Pope) are still searching for their first victories.
Four Questions with Coahulla Creek coach Caleb Bagley

Four Questions with Coahulla Creek coach Caleb Bagley

GHSF Daily's Four Questions feature historically poses the same questions to a different Georgia head coach each issue. This season, head coaches are being asked Four Questions tailored to current events. Today's interviewee is Coahulla Creek coach Caleb Bagley, whose team broke a 27-game losing streak last week with a 35-7 victory over Murray County.
Top performances from Week 5: Sheppard leads Haralson to 3-0 start

Top performances from Week 5: Sheppard leads Haralson to 3-0 start

Treylon Sheppard of Haralson County is averaging 314 yards rushing in three games this season. That's 942 yards on 79 attempts for a per-carry average of 11.9. Sheppard has scored 11 touchdowns and nine two-point conversions. Some of his TD runs have gone for 32, 44, 73, 83, 57, 59 and 80 yards.  And you guessed it - no scholarship offers.
Daily List: Games each season with 100-plus combined points

Daily List: Games each season with 100-plus combined points

More than 100 points were scored in four different games on Friday. To put that in perspective, consider that there were was only two 100-point games in the entire decade of the 1980s, and only five in the '90s. And the four on Sept. 14 only tied the record for most on one day. There also were four 100-point games on Oct. 24, 2014; Nov. 1, 2013; and Nov.
Stoneman Douglas gets set for Freedom Bowl at Milton

Stoneman Douglas gets set for Freedom Bowl at Milton

The first-ever Freedom Bowl will kick off Friday at Milton High School. The event’s six games are divided into a Friday night doubleheader and a four-game Saturday lineup. Georgia teams will be represented on both days, with host Milton playing on Friday and defending Class AAAAAAA state champion North Gwinnett playing on Saturday.
Meet the 2018 AJC Super 11

Meet the 2018 AJC Super 11

For the first time since the Super 11’s inception in 1985, there are no running backs on the AJC’s list of the best high school players in the state. There are no quarterbacks, either, but that’s happened before. The state produced the two best high school quarterbacks in the country last year, Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields.
Ramel Keyton, Marietta

Ramel Keyton, Marietta

Position: Wide receiver Height, weight: 6-2, 180 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Tennessee. 2017 season wrapup: Keyton led Cobb County in receptions (59) for the second consecutive season, finishing with 1,298 yards and 16 touchdowns for a team that reached the quarterfinals despite its starting quarterback (Harrison Bailey) missing seven games with an injury.
Chris Hinton, GAC

Chris Hinton, GAC

Position: Offensive lineman/defensive lineman Height, weight: 6-4,
Dominick Blaylock, Walton

Dominick Blaylock, Walton

Position: Wide receiver Height, weight: 6-0, 190 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Georgia. 2017 season wrapup: Blaylock was a Class AAAAAAA honorable mention all-state selection last season for a team that finished 11-1 and reached the second round of the playoffs. He had 911 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 53 catches and rushed for 264 yards and 10 TDs on 37 carries.
Travon Walker, Upson-Lee

Travon Walker, Upson-Lee

Position: Defensive lineman Height, weight: 6-5, 272 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Georgia. 2017 season wrapup: Walker finished the season with 37 tackles, 15 assists, three sacks, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles. He added eight receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown on offense. Upson-Lee finished the year 4-6 in the first season under coach Justin Elder.
Owen Pappoe, Grayson

Owen Pappoe, Grayson

Position: Linebacker Height, weight: 6-1, 210 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Auburn. 2017 season wrapup: Pappoe recovered from a hip injury that forced him to miss all of spring practice and went on to record 62 tackles, including nine for losses, and a fumble recovery. He was selected as a first-team all-state player in Class AAAAAAA and led Grayson to a 10-2 record.
Kyle Hamilton, Marist

Kyle Hamilton, Marist

Position: Defensive back/wide receiver Height, weight: 6-3, 190 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Notre Dame. 2017 season wrapup: Hamilton had 55 solo tackles, 17 assists, six interceptions and five pass breakups last season and was named first-team all-state as a defensive back in Class AAAA. He is rated nationally as the No.
Jalen Perry, Dacula

Jalen Perry, Dacula

Position: Defensive back/wide receiver Height, weight: 6-1, 185 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Georgia. 2017 season wrapup: Perry, rated as the nation’s No. 15 cornerback, had 44 tackles, 16 pass breakups and three interceptions and was named first-team all-state as an athlete. On offense, he rushed for 637 yards (13.
Harry Miller, Buford

Harry Miller, Buford

Position: Offensive lineman Height, weight: 6-4, 300 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Ohio State. 2017 season wrapup: Miller graded out at 91 percent with a team-best 109 knockdown blocks and was a driving force for an offense that averaged 42.2 points per game. He started at center, guard and tackle at different points in the season, but he is the No. 2 center nationally (and No.
Jadon Haselwood, Cedar Grove

Jadon Haselwood, Cedar Grove

Position: Wide receiver/defensive back Height, weight: 6-3, 190 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Georgia. 2017 season wrapup: Haselwood is the No. 1 wide receiver prospect and No. 3 overall player in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He was a first-team all-state player in 2017, when he had 792 yards and 17 touchdowns receiving and nine interceptions on defense.
Andrew Booth, Archer

Andrew Booth, Archer

Position: Defensive back/wide receiver Height, weight: 6-1, 190 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Clemson. 2017 season wrapup: Booth was a first-team all-state selection last season as a defensive back, and he is rated No. 3 among seniors nationally at cornerback.
Trezmen Marshall, Clinch County

Trezmen Marshall, Clinch County

Position: Linebacker/running back Height, weight: 6-1, 235 Class: Senior College choices: Committed to Georgia.
State champions in review: 9 schools win first-ever titles in 2017-18

State champions in review: 9 schools win first-ever titles in 2017-18

Nine Georgia high schools won their first-ever state championships in sports this academic year and were among 69 schools overall that claimed the 163 state titles awarded by the Georgia High School Association. Westminster captured the most titles with eight. The Buckhead private school has won 287 state titles recorded by the GHSA, by far the most among Georgia schools.
Blessed Trinity sweeps, Lambert boys and Milton girls clinch Class 6A-7A titles

Blessed Trinity sweeps, Lambert boys and Milton girls clinch Class 6A-7A titles

The Blessed Trinity girls spoiled Starr’s Mill first-ever finals appearance and clinched a third-straight state title of their own Saturday at Kennesaw State University’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium. In the first of four state championship matches, the Lady Titans jumped out to a 9-2 halftime lead and closed out a 15-7 victory to take the Class 1A-5A crown.
Football: Artificial turf just became the majority in 7A

Football: Artificial turf just became the majority in 7A

Coweta County announced last week that its three high schools – Newnan, East Coweta and Northgate – will move forward on plans to have artificial turf on their football fields this fall.  Cost will be $5.4 million and includes track and other renovations, according to The Newnan Times-Herald.
Football coaching hires: Tomberlin is back, approved at Appling County

Football coaching hires: Tomberlin is back, approved at Appling County

Rick Tomberlin is perhaps best known for his days at Washington County, where his teams won three state championships in the 1990s. That and his 246 career victories, which put him in the top 30 in GHSA history.  Now, Tomberlin might be the winningest Georgia coach to come out of retirement twice.
High school basketball: State players of the year

High school basketball: State players of the year

Langston Hughes’ boys basketball program had won only one state playoff game when Landers Nolley moved in from Chicago as a junior. Nolley helped bring two state titles to the south Fulton County school. Winder-Barrow’s girls had not made the state playoffs since 1994 when Olivia Nelson-Ododa arrived as a freshman.
High school basketball: Boys, girls all-metro teams

High school basketball: Boys, girls all-metro teams

Player of the year: Landers Nolley, Langston Hughes Coach of the year: Eddie Johnson, Therrell G Marquavius Carter, Jackson-Atlanta, 6-1, Sr. F Tyson Jackson, Creekside, 6-9, Sr. F Isaiah Kelly, Pace Academy, 6-7, Sr. G Eli Lawrence, Tri-Cities, 6-5, Sr. G Landers Nolley, Langston Hughes, 6-7, Sr. G Dondre Barnes, South Atlanta, 5-8, Sr. G/F Deandre Brown, Therrell, 6-2, So.
High school basketball: Boys, girls all-state teams

High school basketball: Boys, girls all-state teams

All-classification player of the year: Landers Nolley, Langston Hughes Player of the year: Ashton Hagans, Newton Coach of the year: Curtis Gilleylen, Meadowcreek G Ashton Hagans, Newton, 6-4, Jr. F E.J. Montgomery, Wheeler, 6-10, Sr. F Isaac Okoro, McEachern, 6-5, Jr. G Kyle Sturdivant, Norcross, 6-2, Jr. G Devin Vassell, Peachtree Ridge, 6-5, Sr. G Travis Anderson, Grayson, 5-11, Sr.
2018 McDonald’s All American Games: Rosters, TV schedule

2018 McDonald’s All American Games: Rosters, TV schedule

The 2018 McDonald’s All American Games will be played March 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The boys game -- which will feature two All-Star prospects from Georgia -- will be shown on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. The girls’ game includes two prospects from metro Atlanta and a couple of Georgia Tech commits on the roster.
Class AAAAAAA girls: Westlake 60, Newton 45

Class AAAAAAA girls: Westlake 60, Newton 45

The emotion of the moment was evident as Westlake coach Hilda Hankerson left the court after the Class AAAAAAA girls basketball final Saturday at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.
Stoneman Douglas hockey team wins state championship

Stoneman Douglas hockey team wins state championship

The ice hockey team at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School won a state title Sunday, 11 days after a gunman killed 14 students and three teachers at the school. Stoneman Douglas senior Joey Zenobi told WBBH-TV that the team was playing for the victims of the Valentine’s Day shooting.
Miller Grove 79, Buford 75

Miller Grove 79, Buford 75

Maurice Harvey’s leg was cramping so bad that he could hardly walk to the locker room after Miller Grove’s game on Thursday. But after scoring a career-high 30 points, there was no way the junior was going to miss a few minutes of post-game celebration.  Harvey was the offensive spark for the No. 3-ranked Wolverines all night as they scored a 79-75 road win over No.

Class AAAA boys: Upson-Lee 52, Salem 44

The name of the gym and the 59-game winning streak?  Salem wasn’t fazed.  The Seminoles brought a 21-6 record and a slew of perimeter-oriented big players to The Castle, and some confidence.  They had the overflow crowd buzzing, a little nervously, with a lead after a quarter. “This is a great program,” Salem head coach Jarrod Davis said.
Photos: Georgia high school basketball state tourney

Photos: Georgia high school basketball state tourney

The Georgia high school state playoffs continued Wednesday. Take a look at a photo gallery (above) from the AJC’s Alyssa Pointer, who was at the Hillgrove-Campbell girls game. Read about the game here and the Northview-New Manchester game here. Find scores and schedules here.
Lanier girls 58, Alpharetta 54

Lanier girls 58, Alpharetta 54

The Lanier Lady Longhorns overcame a slow start that saw them in a steep hole early, took control late and fended off the Alpharetta Lady Raiders 58-54 at home on Friday in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA tournament. For the No. 5-ranked Lady Longhorns (23-6), it was their first playoff win in a program history that began the 2010-11 season. As a No.
7A region updates: Collins Hill, King-less Shiloh take spills

7A region updates: Collins Hill, King-less Shiloh take spills

Except for a couple of at-large bids to be doled out next week, the playoff qualifiers in Class AAAAAAA are known. Their seeding won’t be decided until Friday and Saturday.    To see who’s made it, and who didn’t, see our region tournament results for boys and girls.
All-region basketball: 5-A’ top honors go to Rhodes, Oden, Hubbard, Jones

All-region basketball: 5-A’ top honors go to Rhodes, Oden, Hubbard, Jones

These are the all-region basketball teams for Region 5-A as chosen by the region’s coaches and announced this week. BOYS Malachi Rhodes, Eagle's Landing Christian  Lamar Oden, Southwest Atlanta Christian  Garrison Powell, Holy Innocents'  Tahj Keeton, Mount Vernon Presbyterian  Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, W.D.
GHSA facing backlash from road teams after decision on state title games

GHSA facing backlash from road teams after decision on state title games

The Georgia High School Association’s decision to move six postponed state-championship football games to high school fields this Friday night is unanimously unpopular among the six teams playing on the road. Rome head coach John Reid called the move ‘a joke.’ Hapeville Charter coach Winston Gordon called it a ‘tragedy.
High school football championship games rescheduled for next weekend

High school football championship games rescheduled for next weekend

Saturday’s high school football state championship games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium have been postponed and will be played next weekend. Two of the four games scheduled for Friday were postponed after heavy snow hit metro Atlanta during the day on Friday.
4 high school championship games postponed; moved from Atlanta

4 high school championship games postponed; moved from Atlanta

Four of this weekend’s eight GHSA football championship games, the first to be played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, have been postponed because of the winter weather that moved through north Georgia beginning Friday morning.
Georgia high school football team enters field carrying American flags

Georgia high school football team enters field carrying American flags

A North Georgia high school football team ran onto the field carrying American flags before a game Friday night, Channel 2 Action News reported. The Fannin County Rebels played a home game against Greater Atlanta Christian. School superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney called the entrance a “unifying moment”  and said it was organized by the team, coaches and parents.
Meet the 2017 AJC Super 11

Meet the 2017 AJC Super 11

This 33rd rendition of the AJC Super 11 and the headliners are nationally famous quarterbacks. Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville is rated the consensus No. 1 pro-style QB in the nation and the No. 1 overall player by Rivals and Scout. Justin
High school baseball player of the year

High school baseball player of the year

Achievements: Waters batted .510 (53-of-104) with 15 home runs, four triples and 13 doubles while leading Etowah to its first state championship in baseball. In 14 state-playoff games, Waters was 21-for-40 (.525) with five home runs, 13 extra-base hits, 16 walks, 15 runs scored and 17 RBIs. Waters is rated the No. 11 recruit nationally by Perfect Game and No. 33 by Baseball America.
High school girls golf player of the year

High school girls golf player of the year

Girls golf player of the year Elisa Yang, Wesleyan Achievements: Three-time GHSA champion; No. 16 prospect in Class of 2017 by Golfweek; ranked 53rd on Junior Golf Scoreboard; won AJGA’s Vaughn Taylor Championship and Scott Stallings Championship; won GSGA Top 60 Women’s Classic.
High school boys golf player of the year

High school boys golf player of the year

Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds Class: Sophomore College choice: Has made a verbal commitment to play at Georgia Why Georgia: It’s close to home, and the quality of education there is big for me and my parents. The quality of the golf team is great. My golf coach (David Potts) went there, as well.
Lambert wins overall Directors Cup title

Lambert wins overall Directors Cup title

The Georgia High School Association added a seventh classification in the 2016-17 school year for the state’s largest schools, but the top athletic program in the top class remained the same. Lambert, which captured Regions Directors Cups in Class AAAAAA the past two years, made it three in a row by winning the new Class AAAAAAA championship in the GHSA’s all-sports competition.
High school girls lacrosse player of the year

High school girls lacrosse player of the year

Achievements: Was named a 2017 Under Armour All-American; three-time state champion; GHSA’s 2017 Player of the Year; GHSA All-State First Team (2016 and 2017); GHSA Team Georgia first team (2014 and 2015); Academic All-American (2015, 2016, 2017); “THE RIDE Presented By Nike Lacrosse” participant (2016).
High school boys lacrosse player of the year

High school boys lacrosse player of the year

Achievements: Two-time Georgia Lacrosse All-American; 400 career points. Position: Attacker Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 185 pounds Class: Junior College choice: Committed to North Carolina Why North Carolina: It has one of the top lacrosse programs in the country. The campus is really nice, and it has great academics.
High school girls track player of the year

High school girls track player of the year

Achievements: Class AAAAAAA state champion and overall Georgia leader in the 200 (23.74 seconds) and 400 (52.94 seconds) meters; Class AAAAAAA state champion in the long jump (18-feet, 11 3/4 inches); led team to Class AAAAAAA state championship.
High school boys track player of the year

High school boys track player of the year

Boys track player of the year Cameron Murray, Westlake Achievements: Class AAAAAAA state champion and overall Georgia leader in the long jump (24-feet, 5 1/2 inches) and 110-meter hurdles (13.84 seconds), Class AAAAAAA runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles, led team to the Class AAAAAAA state championship; competing in Cuba for USA Team Juniors.
High school girls soccer player of the year

High school girls soccer player of the year

Achievements: Jones scored 41 goals and had 11 assists for a Collins Hill team that finished 15-5-1, won the Region 6-AAAAAAA championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament. In the playoffs, she had eight goals and five assists and scored the team’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to South Forsyth that ended the Eagles’ season.
High school boys soccer player of the year

High school boys soccer player of the year

Fabian Rivas, Meadowcreek Achievements: Scored a school-record 27 goals this season, named Gwinnett County Striker of the Year and led Meadowcreek to the program’s first state title. Position: Striker Height/Weight: 5-foot-6, 138 pounds Class: Sophomore College choice: Undecided College choices: I have not gotten that far in my process, yet.
High school girls tennis player of the year

High school girls tennis player of the year

Achievements: Was undefeated at No. 1 singles and helped Walton win its sixth consecutive state championship at the highest level of competition. Won two rounds at women’s pro tournament. Reached quarterfinals at U-18 Super Nationals. Five-star recruit.

High school boys tennis player of the year

Boys tennis player of the year Jeremy Yuan, Northview High School Achievements: USTA ranked No. 9 Boys 18 Southern Region, rated as a five-star recruit. Second as individual and champion in doubles at USTA National Warm Up Tournament. Won five matches at USTA National Hardcourt Championships. Plays saxophone in school band and performs for local homeless shelter.
High school gymnastics player of the year

High school gymnastics player of the year

Achievements: 2017 All-Around state champion and led West Forsyth to the school’s first team state title this year. Earned a 2016 Individual state champion on beam and vault. Recorded a perfect 10 on the vault at the 2017 state meet and is a 2017 Junior Olympic National Qualifier.
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