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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West seniors, east juniors win baseball all-star game

Chamblee’s Jared McKay (West) and Stephenson’s Jalen Robinson (East) took home MVP honors in the DeKalb County Senior All-Star Classic.

The annual DeKalb County All-Star Classic baseball games featured a blowout and a close game at the Georgia State University Baseball Complex May 27. The Junior All-Star game was a blowout as the East Junior All-Stars defeated the West Junior All-Stars 16-7. The series is now tied 1-1. Redan catcher DeAnthony Baker, the East MVP, […]

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Newly formed Decatur Nighthawks baseball club off to successful start

The Decatur Nighthawks travel baseball team was champion of the Tough Out National Invitational Tournament.

Just nine months after forming, the Decatur Nighthawks youth baseball travel team has a couple of tournament wins under their belts and is getting better as the season goes. The Decatur Nighthawks are a youth baseball team affiliated with United States Specialty Sports Association and currently play at the 9 and under AA level. The […]

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Four teams move on to Sweet 16 of state baseball playoffs

Dunwoody’s Chase Hawkins (no. 1) slides to second base.

  Four baseball teams from DeKalb advanced to the Sweet 16 after winning their first round series in the state playoffs. Defending Class AAAA champions Redan Raiders (21-6) went on the road to Lumpkin County and swept the Indians (19-9) to move on to the Sweet 16. The Raiders and Lumpkin County played seven innings […]

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Tucker’s Vince Byams wins 100th game

Tucker baseball Coach Vince Byams talk to his players after a game. Byams is the latest DeKalb baseball coach to win 100 games. Photo by Travis Hudgons

For the second time this season, a DeKalb baseball coach has reached the 100th career win milestone. Tucker High School baseball coach Vince Byams got his 100th as a head coach March 8 when the Tucker Tigers defeated Monroe Area 10-8 at home. He joins Redan’s Marvin Pruitt, Columbia’s Steve Dennis, Lakeside’s Bill Newsome, Dunwoody’s […]

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Stephenson wins first battle over rival MLK

Stephenson took control of Region 6-AAAAA with a 7-3 win over rival M.L. King March 26. Photos by Carla Parker

The friendly rivalry between Martin Luther King Jr. High School and Stephenson High School goes beyond the football field. The two schools try to out-duel each other in every extracurricular activity and sport, including on the diamond. Both baseball teams sit at the top of the Region 6-AAAAA standings with the Stephenson Jaguars in first […]

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Columbia baseball off to a hot start

Jamal Devine waits for the pitch against Mays.

In 2012, the Columbia High School baseball team was predominantly freshmen and sophomores with little experience. With a year under their belts in 2013, the same group of players finished the regular season with an 18-6-4 record and made their first trip to the playoffs. This season, those freshmen and sophomores from 2012 are juniors […]

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