Todd Holcomb, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Recent articles by Todd:

Greene’s Terrance Banks among 10 new head coaches in Class A Division II

Most interesting: Smaller schools in rural Georgia continue to be stepping stones to bigger jobs, even if it means going from head coach to assistant. Kevious Johnson, who led Turner County to the Class A Public quarterfinals last season, is Warner Robins’ offensive coordinator now. Pierre Coffey left Chattahoochee County, a consistent Class A winner, to take the Carver job in Columbus. Their… → Read More

Best players by position: Tight ends flourishing in Georgia

Georgia’s most talented football position this season is tight end, and it’s not even close. → Read More

Best players by position: Rabun WR Gibson within reach of career yardage record

One of Georgia’s oldest and most impressive state records is under threat this season, and it has been a well-kept secret. → Read More

List: Class 4A picks up 23 schools, loses 17 others

Class 4A picked up 23 football teams and lost 17 during reclassification. Here are their comings and goings, with their previous or new classes in parentheses. → Read More

Georgia commit Gabriel Harris ineligible for senior season, pending appeal

Harris transferred to Valdosta from Thomas County Central in the offseason. At issue is whether Harris made what the GHSA defines as a bona fide move into his new school district. → Read More

Best players by position: Running backs Brown, Haynes nearing 6,000 yards

Twenty-five Georgia players have rushed for 6,000 yards in their high school careers. → Read More

Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame announces 36 in first class

With Herschel Walker the lone unanimous pick, the Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame announced 36 members of its inaugural class Thursday, 100 days ahead of their Oct. 22 induction. → Read More

Blessed Trinity sophomore named national girls soccer player of year

Riley Jackson, a Blessed Trinity sophomore midfielder, was named the Gatorade national girls soccer player of the year Thursday. The award was presented to her at her school by National Women’s Soccer League star Mallory Pugh of the Chicago Red Stars. → Read More

Former UGA player Warner dies; high school coach of LeCounte, McMillan

Warner had a team-leading 30 receptions for 404 yards as a senior on Georgia’s 1989 team, the first under coach Ray Goff. → Read More

GPB to air documentary on African American high school sports during segregation

“As If We Were Ghosts,’’ a documentary about African American athletes, coaches and teams of the old Georgia Interscholastic Association, will premiere Monday night at 9 on Georgia Public Broadcasting . → Read More

106 Georgia schools win state titles in 2021-22 as new sports create opportunities

East Paulding and Stilwell School of the Arts, competing in sports the GHSA sanctioned in the past five years, won championships for the first time. → Read More

Shaw football coach Al Pellegrino dies

Al Pellegrino, the athletic director and football coach at Shaw High in Columbus, died Monday while in Florida, the Muscogee County School District announced Tuesday. No cause of death was given. He was 56. → Read More

Baseball final look: Woodstock, North Oconee win first titles; Pope, Loganville, Wesleyan add to legacies

Woodstock and North Oconee won their first state titles in baseball this season while Pope, Loganville and Wesleyan added to trophy cases that now stock at least five GHSA championship cups. → Read More

Georgia HS Football Hall to announce first 32 on ballot, 9 automatic inductees, during televised jamboree

The Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame on Thursday released the names of 32 players who will be part of a 100-player ballot for the hall’s inaugural class this fall and announced nine players as automatic inductees. → Read More

Baseball blog: All-Cherokee, all-Cobb finals coming to Truist Park

The baseball championship of Cherokee County will be played out at Truist Field this week as Etowah and Woodstock are set to decide the Class 7A championship in a best-of-three series that begins Friday at the Braves’ home field. → Read More

Former Florida coach Mullen to help out Georgia high school team

Former Florida coach Dan Mullen will serve as a “contributing resource” to Lake Oconee Academy’s football program in Greene County this fall, the school confirmed to the Lake Oconee News on Sunday. → Read More

Baseball blog: Playoffs reach quarterfinals

The state baseball playoffs, the slowest of the spring sports to reach its championships, enters the quarterfinals Tuesday and Wednesday with 32 best-of-three series across the eight classifications. → Read More

Final GHSA transgender ban vote was 61-0-1 after abstention

The Georgia High School Association’s vote to ban transgender athletes from competing on sports teams matching their gender identification wasn’t quite unanimous after all. → Read More

1 in 9 NFL draft picks played high school football in Georgia; 30 total

Georgia had the second-most picks nationwide behind Texas, which had 32, while outdistancing California (22), Florida (21) and Ohio (13), according to High School Football America. → Read More

List: Every former Georgia high school player ever drafted in 1st round

A list of the 94 players in state history that have gone in the first round of the NFL Draft. → Read More