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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Southwest DeKalb’s Tyrus Taylor reaches 100 wins

Southwest DeKalb head baseball coach got his 100th win as a head coach Feb. 24 with Southwest DeKalb’s 4-3 victory over Grady. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Southwest DeKalb baseball coach Tyrus Taylor reached a milestone Feb. 24 after winning his 100th game as a head coach. The 100th win came with Southwest DeKalb’s 4-3 victory over Grady at Southwest DeKalb. In his nine years at Southwest DeKalb, Taylor has recorded a 100-94-3 overall record. During baseball media day Jan. 23m Taylor […]

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Pruitt, Taylor looking to reach milestone wins

Redan baseball players show off their championship rings. Redan players, along with Southwest DeKalb players, will try to help their coaches reach milestone wins this season. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The 2013 season was bittersweet for Redan head baseball coach Marvin Pruitt. His team won the Class AAAA state title; however, he had to watch the championship run from the stands and not his usual spot in the dugout due to health issues. Many thought Pruitt would retire now that he finally has a state […]

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DeKalb baseball teams gearing up for 2014 season

Baseball players from DeKalb County’s high school and private school pose for pictures during media day at Tucker High School. Photos by Travis Hudgons

The 2013 baseball season ended on a high note for DeKalb County high school baseball as Redan won its first state title. It was the first state baseball title for a DeKalb program since 2007 and Redan is hoping to repeat for second consecutive year. All DeKalb baseball programs, along with Decatur, Paideia and St. […]

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Paideia baseball: New coach brings new attitude

The Paideia baseball program is entering the 2014 baseball season with a new coach, Millard Dawson, who has brought in unity and a new attitude to the program. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The Paideia 2013 baseball season was a season that lacked most of the good aspects that a baseball team should have if they want to win. “There was a lack of effort, lack of commitment in practice and overall team development,” said Paideia junior catcher John Micheal Boswell. “Last season lacked a lot of effort, […]

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