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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Asia Durr: living up to expectations as No. 1 player

St. Pius junior guard Asia Durr is the No. 1 player in the country in her class and the No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Terrific 25 for the 2015 class. She is averaging 24.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game this season.

Not many girls can do a crossover move with a basketball at age 3, but Asia Durr could. “I picked up a basketball with my dad outside in the driveway and I started dribbling the ball and I did a crossover move,” she said. “He said ‘do it again’ and I did it again.” From […]

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Redan coaches, player win Georgia Dugout Club honors

Redan High School baseball team won the Class AAAA state title in May, the program’s first state title. Head Coach Marvin Pruitt (far left) and assistant coach Chris Hardnett were named Class AAAA Co-Coaches of the Year

  Redan head Coach Marvin Pruitt, assistant coach Chris Hardnett and former pitcher Brandon Baker all recently picked up honors for the 2013 state championship season from the Georgia Dugout Club. Pruitt, the all-time leader in wins for a DeKalb County baseball coach at 488-325-5 overall, and Hardnett were named Class AAAA Co-Coaches of the […]

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Atlanta Dream players teach Redan girls


The girls’ basketball teams from Redan middle and high schools had the opportunity to learn from the professionals on Aug. 6 when the Atlanta Dream held an open practice at Redan Middle School. The open practice at the Lithonia school was a part of the Atlanta Dream’s “Take the Show on the Road” program. The […]

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Redan sweeps Marist to win first baseball state title

Head baseball coach Marvin Pruitt and the Redan Baseball team won its first state championship after sweeping Marist in the Class AAAA state finals. See more photos on page 22A. Photo by Carla Parker

  The quote, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” sums up the 2013 season for the Redan High School baseball team. After starting the season 0-3, the Redan Raiders went on an incredible run, which ended in a state championship, the first in the program’s history. It was something that senior pitcher […]

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