Retiring Columbia coach Steve Dennis makes history with 400th win

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Longtime Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis could hardly contain his emotions as he reflected on his coaching career after his last home game at Columbia on April 22. “It’s been very rewarding,” Dennis said. Columbia (25-5) defeated Decatur 9-5 in Dennis’ last game, improving Dennis’ overall record to 401-325-5 in his 29-year tenure […]

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Tucker overcomes scary moment to beat Decatur

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Despite losing a player in the fifth inning, the Tucker Tigers rallied to beat the Decatur Bulldogs 5-3 at home April 8. In the bottom of the fifth inning with the score tied at 3-3, senior pitcher and first baseman Jaelin Sewell was near the dugout on deck warming up when a foul ball hit […]

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Arabia Mountain remains at top of region standings

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The Arabia Mountain Rams baseball team still has a grip on first place in Region 5-AAAAA after its win over Lithonia April 10. The Rams beat the Bulldogs 6-1 at home. Arabia Mountain (8-1, 13-7) got off to a slow start, going down 1-0 in the second inning after Lithonia (2-5, 3-9-1) scored on a […]

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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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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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