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 →
Grady’s Caylin Newton Wins Weekly Atlanta Touchdown Club Award
Grady senior quarterback Caylin Newton was selected as the Atlanta Touchdown Club’s Back of the Week for his performance against Lithia Springs last Friday. Caylin led the Gray Knights to a 74-14 victory by tossing five touchdown passes and running for another score. His brother, Cam, the reigning National Football League MVP, won the award... Continue Reading →
APS to Host First-Ever High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Turner Field, Presented by L.E.A.D.
Atlanta Public Schools has a long and storied athletic history, and that includes baseball. Now APS will honor its baseball tradition by hosting the first high school all-star baseball game in the district’s history. The Atlanta Public Schools All-Star Baseball Classic, presented by L.E.A.D., will showcase nearly 50 of the top baseball student athletes in... Continue Reading →
Spring Sports Teams Making a Run at State Championships
By Seth Coleman The school year is winding down, but spring sports competition in Atlanta Public Schools is red hot as several teams are making a run at a state championship. Tennis The Henry W. Grady boys team has advanced to the third round of the state playoffs. Last week the Knights, the No. 3... Continue Reading →
APS Basketball Teams Go After State Titles as Swimmers, Wrestlers Close Out Successful Seasons
By Seth Coleman An outstanding winter sports season for Atlanta Public Schools is coming to a close. But the best may be yet to come. Basketball Eight APS teams advanced last weekend to the Georgia High Schools Association State Basketball Tournament, including two region champions and one runner up. Leading the way is the Maynard... Continue Reading →
APS Squads Dominate Metro Cheerleading Competition
A cardinal rule in any competitive sport is this: Protect your house! Never lose at home! Last Saturday, the Benjamin E. Mays competitive cheerleading squad did just that at the fifth annual Atlanta Public Schools Metro-Atlanta Cheerleading Competition held in the Mays High School gym. The Raiders won the Class AAAAA championship and were crowned... Continue Reading →
APS Adds Athletic Field Upgrades to SPLOST Priorities
Responding to community demand and a 2010 athletic audit, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has made improvements to athletic fields a priority so that students can enjoy the use of modern, state-of-the-art facilities when they participate in physical education and sports at school. These improvements were included in the project list for SPLOST IV and are... Continue Reading →
2013 GHSA Girls State Track Meet Champions!
Congratulations to the following student athletes on their performances at the 2013 GHSA Girls State Track Meet on May 9-11 in Albany, Georgia! Triple Jump | 100 Meters State Champion - Amber Hughes! Douglass- AAA 6th/Kevia Gonzalez - Douglass- AAA 10th/Danaria Merrit - Mays- AAAAA Long Jump | 400 Meters 16th/ Jasmine Bigsby- Douglass- AAA... Continue Reading →