10 APS Teams Advance to State Basketball Playoffs, Four as Region Champions

Atlanta Public Schools will be well represented in the Georgia High Schools Association (GHSA) state basketball playoffs this week, as 10 APS teams have advanced to three-week tournament, four as region champions. The Douglass girls (16-6) won the Region 6-AA championship with a 59-34 win over KIPP Atlanta Collegiate last Friday night. The Lady Astros... Continue Reading →

North Atlanta High School Boys win First Area Championship in Lacrosse for APS

The North Atlanta High School boys lacrosse team has made history by becoming the first Atlanta Public School to win an area championship in the sport. The Warriors finished the regular season a perfect 6-0 in Area 2 of the Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA) Class AAAAAA/AAAAAAA. In lacrosse, the state’s two largest classifications –... Continue Reading →

Mays Football Advances to State Quarterfinals; South Atlanta Boys, Mays Girls in Top 10 Basketball Poll

FOOTBALL Mays advanced to the third round of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Football Playoffs on Friday evening. The Raiders (11-1), the No. 1 seed from Class AAAAAA-Region 5, rallied from a 22-8 deficit to defeat Lee County (9-3), 35-22. Mays shut out the Trojans in the second half, while the Raiders responded... Continue Reading →

Chloe Robinson Helps Lead Mays Into Domecoming 2016, 12 APS Water Polo Knights Make State All-Star Team

By the very essence of what they do, football kickers have to become comfortable performing under pressure. For some, it’s too much. But not Mays’ Chloe Robinson. Not only does she stare down the pressure of being a first-year football player and a female on a team ranked in the top 10 in the state,... Continue Reading →

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Washington, KAC Shut Out APS Rivals

Washington and KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (KAC) shut out their fellow Atlanta Public Schools opponents this weekend and are now tied for first place in their region. Washington (2-3, 1-0 in Class AA-Region 6) defeated B.E.S.T. Academy (1-5, 1-1), 7-0, in a hard-fought defensive battle Friday night at Lakewood Stadium. Earlier that evening at Lakewood, KAC... Continue Reading →

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Mays Erases 22-Point Deficit, Stuns Peachtree Ridge

Mays senior quarterback B.J. Phillips led the Raiders to a 36-31 win at Peachtree Ridge on Friday. Mays trailed at one point 28-6. The Mays Raiders mounted a furious comeback in enemy territory and shocked one of the top teams in Gwinnett County, Friday night. Led by senior quarterback B.J. Phillips, the Raiders trailed at... Continue Reading →

Jackson Girls, Grady Boys Win Atlanta Track Classic Titles

By Seth Coleman Maynard H. Jackson and Henry W. Grady took home the girls and boys titles, respectively, at the annual Atlanta Track Classic, also known as the Atlanta Public Schools Track and Field Championships. The meet began Saturday and ended with finals on Monday at Lakewood Stadium. Jackson, the defending Georgia High Schools Association... Continue Reading →

Mays’ Street Leads Eight APS Student Athletes Named to AJC All-State Basketball Teams

By Seth Coleman Eight Atlanta Public Schools student athletes were named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s 2016 All-State Basketball Teams, the AJC announced on Friday. Leading the way is Benjamin E. Mays junior Kamiyah Street, who helped propel the Lady Raiders to the quarterfinals of the Georgia High Schools Association (GHSA) Class AAAAA State Basketball... Continue Reading →

Maynard H. Jackson Girls Finish as Runners Up in State Championship Final

By Seth Coleman The Maynard H. Jackson girls’ magical season, in which the team inspired an entire community , came to an end Saturday in Macon, as the Lady Jaguars lost the Georgia High School Association Class AAA girls basketball championship game to Morgan County, 68-61, at the Macon Coliseum. Jackson, the Class AAA Region... Continue Reading →

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