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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

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


Recent Blog Posts

Courtesy of Tucker High School
GPB Sports Blog

CLASS AAAA PREVIEW: Lovejoy vs. Tucker

Tucker 14-0, Region 6 Champions The Tigers defeated Northside-Warner Robins in the semifinals 17-16 last week to get here. Tucker shut down the Eagles’ offense which came into the game averaging 35.3...

December 9, 2011 - 3:53am
Courtesy of Rob Saye
GPB Sports Blog

CLASS AA PREVIEW: Calhoun vs. Buford

This game marks the fourth consecutive year that these two powerhouses have been matched up in the Class AA championship game. Buford has won the past three games by scores of 45-21, 13-10 and 31-24...

December 8, 2011 - 4:35pm
Photo by Walter Pinion
GPB Sports Blog

Raiders Take Battle Of East Cobb

In the battle for football supremacy in East Cobb, Walton beat Lassiter 30-24 behind the strong running of star tailback Tyren Jones. Jones, a junior transfer from the Lassiter school district,...

December 2, 2011 - 9:40pm
Courtesy of Shine Rankin/SGSN
GPB Sports Blog

Friday Night Review - State Recap

In Peach County’s 16-7 win over visiting Cairo, quarterback Kentel Kendrick ran for a two-yard touchdown on fourth down with 3:52 left in the game to seal the Class AAA semifinals win over the...

December 2, 2011 - 8:59pm
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GPB Sports Blog

STATE PREVIEW: Demons Seek Berth In Finals

Middle Georgia is abuzz with the prospect of Warner Robins and Northside potentially meeting in the Class AAAA state finals. But both teams would have to win tonight in order to make that dream final...

December 2, 2011 - 9:02am