Burgess twins continue baseball careers at Spartanburg Methodist

Chamblee alums Brent and Chris Burgess are heading to Spartanburg, S.C., to play baseball at Spartanburg Methodist Junior College.  Photo by Carla Parker

More than 100 Spartanburg Methodist Junior College baseball players have played some form of professional baseball, according to the school’s website, and Brent and Chris Burgess hope to add their names to that list. The Burgess twins, who recently graduated from Chamblee Charter High School, will continue their baseball and academic careers in Spartanburg, S.C. […]

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Defense leads Columbia to win over Arabia Mountain

Arabia Mountain’s Kobe Atkins waits for a pitch.

Columbia’s baseball team became the sole leader in first place in Region 6-AAAA after beating Arabia Mountain 1-0 at home April 13. After scoring the lone run in the fourth inning, Columbia’s defense and good pitching by senior Jalen Atterbury allowed the Eagles to hang to the 1-0 victory. “They found a way to get […]

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Saints hoping to come together as a team for playoffs

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  The regular season has ended for the Cedar Grove Saints baseball team, and it will be heading into a tough Region 4-AAA tournament April 14. The Saints (6-3 region record, 9-7 overall record) currently sit fourth in the region standings behind No. 1 ranked Blessed Trinity (11-0, 15-2), Westminster (10-1, 13-5) and Decatur (9-2, […]

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Columbia, Stephenson claim ‘Best of DeKalb’ victories in week 3

Columbia’s Khaalis King (left) stretches out for first base as Tucker’s Jonathan Beaver makes the catch. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Two of the top state tournament hopefuls from DeKalb County flexed their muscles in impressive victories at the 2015 Best of DeKalb Showdown March 7 at Tucker. Stephenson smashed five home runs on the way to a 12-2 win over rival Redan in the first game. Coach Marco Jackson’s Stephenson squad also romped to a […]

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Former DeKalb baseball coach participates in Braves Fantasy Camp

Former DeKalb County baseball coach Alan Loper plays first base at the Braves Fantasy Camp. Photos provided

Like children who love sports, Alan Loper dreamed of playing professional baseball. Although he never had the opportunity to play professionally, he did get to see what it is like to be a major league ball player at the Braves Fantasy Camp in January. The five-day camp, which is held at Braves Spring Training at […]

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DeKalb baseball teams looking to build off last year’s success

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Most DeKalb County baseball teams will head into the 2015 season expecting to build on what they accomplished last season. There were a few “first-time experiences” for a couple of teams, such as Stephenson, which advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs for the first time in the program’s history; and Tucker made their first […]

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Three baseball teams welcome new coaches

Samuel Marion

For the first time in 13 seasons, the Redan baseball team will open the season with a new coach. Patrick Wright is taking over the helm at Redan after longtime coach Marvin Pruitt retired. Wright is one of three new head coaches this season. Lithonia alum Samuel Marion is returning to his alma mater as […]

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Paideia’s John Michael Boswell signs with Furman

John Michael Boswell

Paideia rarely have student athletes that receive scholarships from Division I schools. So, it was no surprise to see the student body pack the auditorium to watch senior John Micheal Boswell sign his letter of intent to the Furman University baseball program. Boswell, a senior catcher for the Paideia Pythons, was surrounded by family and […]

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