Southwest DeKalb wins traditional Area 5-5A wrestling title

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   The Southwest DeKalb Panthers made a clean sweep of the Area 5-AAAAA wrestling titles by following up on its Duals wrestling title with the Traditional title.   Six gold medals were collected by the Panthers on the way to 211.5 points to out-pace Arabia Mountain’s 124 for the championship.   Southwest DeKalb’s Colby Ficklin […]

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Champion girls, Chamblee boys win county middle school basketball titles

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  The Champion Lady Chargers extended their victory string to 34 in a row by knocking off the Miller Grove Lady Wolverines 44-30 for their second consecutive DeKalb County Middle School basketball title on Saturday at Cedar Grove Middle School.   Champion put together back-to-back 17-0 seasons with the first-place trophy behind the play of […]

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Controversy surrounds SWD football coach hiring

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Former Miller Grove High School football coach Damien Wimes was named the new Southwest DeKalb High School football coach. Wimes, a 1991 graduate of Southwest DeKalb, was introduced to the players, parents and alumni respectively at the school Feb. 9 for meet and greet sessions. He coached at Miller Grove for six seasons, accumulating a […]

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83 players sign on National Signing Day

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As in years prior, National Signing Day 2017 was a success in DeKalb County. Eighty-three players from DeKalb public and private schools and Decatur High School signed letters of intent Feb. 1 during the “national holiday.” As usual, DeKalb has several four- and three-star recruits who signed with Division I schools, including Cedar Grove offensive […]

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Bling! Bling!

The 2016 Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team received their state championship rings Jan. 24.

Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team receives state championship rings   The Southwest DeKalb High School Lady Panthers basketball team got some new hardware Jan. 24. The 2016 Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team received their rings during halftime of the boys’ game. The Lady Panthers won the Class AAAAA state champion last March after defeating Winder-Barrow […]

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Players ready to shine this baseball season

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Some DeKalb County high school baseball players are going into the 2017 season with high hopes and state playoffs on their minds. Seven DeKalb County School District teams—Chamblee, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Lakeside, Redan, Southwest DeKalb and Tucker—as well as Decatur, Marist and St. Pius X all made the playoffs last season. St. Pius was the […]

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Long-time Columbia baseball coach to retire after season

Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis, to retire

    After 29 years of coaching, Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis is ready to hang up his uniform. Dennis told The Champion at the DeKalb County School District baseball media day that he will retire after the 2017 season. He is in his 29th year of coaching and 30th year as a […]

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Longtime assistant coach gets head coach opportunity with Decatur baseball

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  After 17 years as an assistant coach, Robby Gilbert now has an opportunity to lead his own program—the Decatur Bulldogs. Gilbert spent 12 years as an assistant baseball coach at Tucker High School and five years at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn. Gilbert said he is excited to start his new journey at Decatur. […]

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