128 results for month: 12/2016

Basketball rankings: McEachern snatches No. 1 spot after big tournament win

McEachern’s boys and Norcross’s girls are the state’s hottest basketball teams, and they will start ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAAAA in the first Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll of 2017.

McEachern (12-0) last week won the Tournament ...


Some of the top girls and boys players to watch this season

Here are some of the top boys and girls players to watch this season. If our list is missing someone, shout them out in the comments section or shoot an email to s.thomascoleman@yahoo.com.

BOYS De’Andre Ballard, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Sr.): The 6-4 guard is averaging 27 points per game for the Warriors, who are 7-4 thus far and ranked No. 3 in the private poll. Ballard is committed to Florida.

Nate ...


Some of the top athletes in Class AAA basketball, girls and boys

Khavon Moore, from top-ranked Westside-Macon (8-3, 4-1), has become one of the most sought-after juniors in the nation. Moore is listed as the No. 8 recruit nationally and the top recruit in Georgia for the ...


Top boys, girls players to watch

As the basketball season heats up, here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of the better players in Class AA. This list is incomplete and other players will emerge to earn statewide recognition, so ...


Super teams: Norcross, Pebblebrook, Westlake, Wheeler

The era of super teams in Georgia high school basketball didn’t just begin, but it has reached new heights this season. Norcross, Pebblebrook, Westlake and Wheeler have been in and out of national rankings, each ...


Familiar faces and a few upstarts are teams to watch in 2017

Here are some of the top boys and girls teams to watch this season.

Private Boys

Greenforest Christian and St. Francis are currently ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, and have won the state championship in all four years since the split between the public and private schools – Greenforest in 2013 and 2016, St. Francis in 2014 and 2015. The two teams are the odds on favorites to meet for ...


Top five girls, boys to watch in Class AAAAA

Josh Linder of Veterans High in Warner Robins has developed into one of the top prospects in Class AAAAA. In fact, the forward has already signed with Georgia State.

The 6-foot-8 senior averages 22.9 points, 10 ...


Top 10 teams stay active over the holiday break

As we begin our transition into basketball, here’s a look at the what some of the teams in the Top 10 are doing during the holiday break.

Private Boys

1. Greenforest (7-2)

2. St. Francis (10-0)

3. Southwest Atlanta Christian (6-3)

4. North Cobb Christian (7-2)

5. Aquinas (6-1)

6. Lakeview Academy (6-3)

7. Holy Innocents’ (5-4)

8. Whitefield Academy (6-3)

9. Tallulah Falls (10-0)

10. King’s Ridge (7-4)

No. 1 Greenforest Christian, the defending state champion downed North Clayton 68-40 this ...


Cartersville’s Lawrence continues raising the bar for Georgia High School Football

Cartersville quarterback Trevor Lawrence is a rare example of a player that everyone knows is great, but continues to exceed even the highest expectations set for him. Since taking over the starting job as a freshman in 2014, Lawrence has normalized his multi-touchdown performances and unstoppable sideline to sideline accuracy. With back-to-back perfect seasons and state titles, and a 42-2 all-time record as a starter, Lawrence added his highest individual ...


Week 6 Girls Basketball Rankings

Over in South Carolina, the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational was as good as it gets with a handful of Georgia powers in attendance. One of those state championship favorites was Class AAAAAAA No. 1 Norcross, who went 3-1 with their lone loss coming to eventual tournament champion Monacan, VA 58-57.  Along the way the Lady Blue Devils knocked off Wesleyan 58-53. Back in Georgia, No. 6 Westlake and No. 9 Colquitt County were tested at ...