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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.

Archive News Articles

The GHSA/AJC State High School Football Rankings

A familiar face is out of the rankings for the first time this season. After a 20-0 loss to Dunwoody, Marist is out of the Class 4A top 10. Lovejoy benefited by the fall of the War Eagles and...

October 17, 2010 - 8:30pm

Roundups from 13 Friday Night Games

ATLANTA SOUTHSIDE North Clayton 28, Mt. Zion (Jonesboro) 7: Michael Ross took over in the fourth, scoring on a 68-yard run and 74-yard catch for the hosts (5-1). Austin Smith pulled Mt. Zion (5-1)...

October 15, 2010 - 8:08pm

GPB/AJC Top 10 Rankings - Week 8

There is a new No. 1 in Class A. After Wilcox Co. upset Charlton Co. Friday night, Clinch Co. jumped into the No. 1 spot over No. 2 Wesleyan. The Patriots, who have still not lost a home game since...

October 10, 2010 - 9:53pm

Friday Night Summaries

ATLANTA/SOUTHSIDE North Clayton 20, Tri-Cities 14: LaDarius Mathis had two rushing touchdowns, and his 1-yard plunge in overtime sealed the victory for the visiting Eagles (5-1) over the Bulldogs (4-...

October 8, 2010 - 8:01pm

The Rundown on Key Friday Night Matchups

Lowndes at Valdosta The Winnersville Classic is this Friday night in Bazemore-Hyder Stadium fittingly with a lot on the line. A crowd of about 12,000 will be in attendance to watch the battle of...

October 7, 2010 - 9:06pm


Recent Blog Posts

Courtesy of Alpharetta High School
GPB Sports Blog

Cinderella Possibilities Dot Quarterfinals

The Class AAAAA boys quarterfinals present symmetrical pairings as ranked teams will face unranked foes in all four games. The state's top-ranked team, Milton, faces North Gwinnett, which is coming...

March 2, 2012 - 7:33am
Courtesy of DJ Galbiati
GPB Sports Blog

Wesleyan, Milton land big first round wins

Walton had possession down by three with less than a minute left, but could not capitalize as No. 1 Milton held on for a 68-62 win in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. The Raiders were not...

February 27, 2012 - 11:28am
Courtesy of Dawna Baker/Collins Hill High School
GPB Sports Blog

Traditional Wrestling Championship Recap

The GHSA Traditional Wrestling Championships concluded Saturday evening as wrestlers fought it out for both individual state titles and for the team titles in Classes A-AAAAA. In Class AAAAA it was...

February 19, 2012 - 1:59pm
Courtesy of Dawna Baker/Collins Hill High School
GPB Sports Blog

Wrestlers Hit The Mats At State Meet

Thursday night, fans and wrestlers flocked to the Arena at Gwinnett Center for the start of the GHSA Wrestling State Championships. Every class except for Class A was in action Thursday night. From...

February 17, 2012 - 7:36am
Courtesy of Dawna Baker/Collins Hill High School
GPB Sports Blog

Traditional Powers Ready For State Meet

Several wrestling powers are expected to again compete for the state traditional wrestling championships this weekend at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. Pope and Holy Innocents’ are coming off state...

February 16, 2012 - 5:39am