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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Redan, Marist face off in state title game

Redan v Troop

The Redan Raiders baseball team punched its ticket to its first state title game with a 3-2 win over Troop County in Game 3 of the Class AAAA state semifinals. The Raiders will take on the War Eagles of Mariston May27 in the state championship game. Marist advanced to the title game after sweeping Crisp […]

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Stephenson JV baseball wins first county title

Stephenson High School JV baseball team won its first DeKalb County championship after defeating Lakeside High School 10-3

  The Stephenson High School junior varsity baseball team capped off its undefeated season with a championship title on April 26. The Stephenson Jaguars (17-0) defeated Lakeside (11-5-1) 10-3 in the 2013 DeKalb County Junior Varsity Baseball Championship game. This is the first JV championship title for Stephenson and head coach Gene Washington said he […]

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Freshman pitcher hopes to lead Druid Hills to playoffs


For Kason Rheney, being a freshman pitcher for the Druid Hills High School baseball team comes with a lot of pressure. The pressure to win and to earn his teammates’ respect can a be challenge for a young athlete, but Rheney has taken that challenge head on and has succeeded. The 15-year-old lefty is 4-2 […]

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Redan picks up ninth win after 12-1 rout over Columbia


The Redan High School Raiders moved up in the Region 6-AAAA standings after defeating region rival Columbia High School March 27. The Raiders (9-3) came out swinging, hitting two home runs, in the 12-1 rout over the Columbia Eagles (9-2-2). Assistant coach Chris Hardnett was impressed with how aggressively his team played. “We knew Columbia […]

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M. L. King baseball team off to a good start after a disappointing 2012 season


The M. L. King, Jr. High School baseball team hasn’t won more than 10 games in a season since 2009. The 2013 team has already won eight games, losing just one game and tying another. The hot start has given the M. L. King Lions a confidence boost that they hope to carry into their […]

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