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Currently managing editor at Score Atlanta, Stephen Black has covered anything and everything in Georgia sports. Black has written about high school sports for Score, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Marietta Daily Journal as well as helping to produce the official GHSA programs for multiple sports. A native of Marietta currently living in Atlanta, Black has enjoyed Georgia high school sports for nearly 30 years.

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A Trip To The Ivy League

The summer before a high school student’s senior year is a very important time, especially when that student is an aspiring college athlete. Centennial starting quarterback Chase Rosenberg is a prime...

June 28, 2012 - 7:12am

Raiders Ready For Tough Early Schedule

Walton has become one of the state’s perennial football powers. But even for the Raiders, last season was a heady experience. For the first time in program history, the Raiders made the state final....

June 23, 2012 - 12:09pm

Johnson Leads Resurgent Tigers

Rico Johnson of Swainsboro recently committed to the University of Georgia after being largely unknown heading into the summer. For a school in rural southeast Georgia, having a player noticed by the...

June 20, 2012 - 1:20pm

Mariakis, Bell Lead Consistent Ridgeland

Winning has become a tradition at Ridgeland, but that wasn’t always the case at the northwest Georgia school. In fact when coach Mark Mariakis took over the football program in 2004, the Panthers...

June 18, 2012 - 7:25am

Stars Soar To First Baseball Title

The final state championship of the 2011-2012 season was awarded today as Providence Christian defeated Charlton County in the deciding game of the Class A championship series. Providence Christian...

June 1, 2012 - 1:36pm

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Courtesy of GHSA
GPB Sports Blog

Brookwood Girls Top Final Cross Country Poll

At the cross country championships in Carrollton on Saturday, the season ended with 12 state titles decided. In Class AAAAAA, Mill Creek brought the boys trophy back to Gwinnett yet again while...

November 13, 2012 - 9:01am
Courtesy of John Weatherford/River Oak Photography
GPB Sports Blog

Early Swim Meets Produce State Qualifiers

Class AA power Westminster hosted Mill Creek from the state’s largest classification Tuesday in one of the state’s first competitive swimming and diving meets with the visiting Hawks taking victories...

November 13, 2012 - 8:57am
Courtesy of Terance Johnson
GPB Sports Blog

Tough Playoff Openers For Region Champs

One four-seed vs one-seed game that really jumps off the page at you in Class AAAAAA is Colquitt County, owners of an upset win over Camden County Friday night, traveling to McEachern for a first-...

November 12, 2012 - 8:48am
Courtesy of Sonny Kennedy
GPB Sports Blog

Comets Meet Panthers On GPB-TV

They say success lives in Gwinnett County. And in the world of high school sports, that is especially true. The two Class AAAAAA regions made up predominantly of Gwinnett programs are like the...

November 8, 2012 - 8:51pm
Courtesy of Walter Pinion
GPB Sports Blog

Walton Moves Up In Cross Country Poll

No. 1 Athens Academy won the Class A private schools state championship at First Presbyterian. Meanwhile, Georgia Military won the public school championship and entered the poll at No. 10. Behind No...

November 7, 2012 - 7:44am

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