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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Marist advances, Arabia Mountain falls in softball stat playoffs

Marist defeated Columbus in the second round of the Class AAAA state fast pitch softball playoffs. Photo from marist.com

The Marist Lady War Eagles are on to the quarterfinals of the Class AAAA state fast pitch softball playoffs after a two-game sweep over Columbus Oct. 19 at home. Marist won the first game in the best-of-three series 3-0, and ran away with the second with a score of 11-1. In game 1, pitcher Kylie […]

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Four baseball teams advance to second round

Southwest DeKalb baseball team fell to Cambridge in two games in the first round of the state playoffs.

Decatur, Lakeside, Marist and St. Pius X have moved on to the second round of the state baseball playoffs. Decatur advanced to second round of the Class AAA state playoffs after sweeping Southeast Bulloch on April 29. Decatur won the first game 12-5, and won the second game 14-1. Decatur traveled to Cedartown May 4 […]

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Gilbert named Gatorade state boys basketball player of the year

Gilbert named Gatorade state boys basketball player of the year

Alterique Gilbert received another basketball honor March 17 when he was named one of the the Gatorade Georgia Boys Basketball Players of the Year. The Gatorade State Boys Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 basketball season. Each winner must also demonstrate high academic achievement and […]

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Fifteen basketball teams punch tickets to state playoffs

Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers earned a No. 1 seed after beating Mays 64-48 in the Region 6-AAAAA title game.

DeKalb County will be highly represented again in the Georgia High School Association state basketball playoffs. Fifteen DeKalb teams, from public and private schools, will play in the first round of the playoffs, which began Feb. 16. Five of the teams enter the playoffs as a No. 1 seed after winning a region title on […]

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Baseball players, coaches preparing for 2016 season

Players and coaches from DeKalb County baseball teams gathered for the annual Baseball Media Day at Tucker High School. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Some of the top statistical baseball players from last season hope to have an even better 2016 season. The players, along with their teammates and coaches, gathered Jan. 14 at Tucker High School for the annual DeKalb County Baseball Media Day. As a junior, M.L. King’s Darrius England finished second in the county in hitting […]

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Brookhaven Bucks

Brad Schwartz, a junior at the University of Miami in Ohio, throws a pitch for the Brookhaven Bucks.

Baseball is still being played at Hermance Stadium at Oglethorpe University. However, it is not the Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe playing in those games; it is the Brookhaven Bucks. The Bucks are a collegiate summer baseball team which competes in the Sunbelt Baseball League, Georgia’s collegiate wooden-bat baseball league. The league launched 10 years ago, […]

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