Five DeKalb teams hoist championship trophies

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DeKalb County came out on top in the high school basketball world last weekend as five teams from the county claimed state titles. Columbia girls, Greenforest boys, Miller Grove boys, Southwest DeKalb girls and St. Pius X girls won state titles in their perspective classes March 7-9. The Columbia Lady Eagles were the first team […]

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DeKalb baseball teams hoping to make a run in the playoffs this season

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  Opening day for the 2013 DeKalb County baseball season is Feb. 16 and some of DeKalb’s top baseball programs have high expectations of having success in the postseason. Last season, four teams from DeKalb — Arabia Mountain, Chamblee, Dunwoody and Redan — reached the playoffs and all lost in the first round. The last […]

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Medlock Park and baseball help bond Decatur community

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Four generations of Medlocks sat a picnic table celebrating the evolution of the park that bears their name. Hundreds of residents joined the Medlocks on April 13 at Medlock Park in Decatur to recognize the 50th anniversary of the park and of the Druid Hills Youth Sports association, which began in 1962 as Briarcliff Community […]

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Next in line? Redan’s Jones working to continue program’s legacy

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Wesley Jones knows what it takes. He has seen it over and over. The Redan junior watched last year as former teammate Deion Williams set an example on and off the field for his younger teammates. He watched a few years ago as Redan’s most famous baseball alum, Brandon Phillips, returned to field ground balls […]

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Braves deliver fun time for young campers

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There was no Tomahawk Chop chant, no roar from a large crowd in appreciation of a home run or a string of strikeouts. Instead, broad smiles and high fives from a group of 8- and 9-year-olds was all the motivation a group of Atlanta Braves players needed. Pitchers Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel, and third […]

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Chamblee players shine in senior all-star game

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The DeKalb County Schools’ North-South senior all-star baseball game is one last chance for county players to get some diamond time before going off to college or other endeavors. For some, it will be the last time they play organized baseball. A group of five seniors from Chamblee made the most of the opportunity, helping […]

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