Miller Grove wins battle of AAAA top teams over Mays


Four Miller Grove Wolverines hit double figures and the No. 1 ranked team in Class AAAAA downed No. 2 ranked Mays 64-49 to seal the No. 1 seed in the 6B-AAAAA sub region on senior and alumni night at Miller Grove. Miller Grove (21-3) dominated by pulling down 34 rebounds to 20 by the Mays […]

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Tahj Shamsid-Deen: a great player becoming a great leader


With eight seniors gone and a new coach taking the helm for the 2012-13 Columbia High School boys basketball team, former head coach Phil McCrary knew he needed one of his returning players to be the team leader and help with the transition. So, he asked his point guard, Tahj Shamsid-Deen, to step up. “That’s […]

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Stephenson Lady Jaguars: disappointing ending leads to early success


  The Stephenson High School girls basketball team members still the taste of defeat in their mouths eight months after losing to Hill Grove High School by two points, 50-48, in the Class AAAA second-round playoff game. Even after eight months, senior forward and team captain Kaliyah Mitchell said the loss still hurts. “All of […]

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Second annual Nike Boys’ Basketball Invitational set for Christmas week


Columbia High School is set to play host to the 2012-13 second annual Nike Boys’ Basketball Invitational tournament beginning on Dec. 26. The 16 team field for the tournament includes five state championship teams from four different states, one Final Four entry, three Elite Eight finalists and four teams that reached the playoffs or the […]

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Sammy Johnson: A ‘natural-born athlete’ living up to his potential


Sammy Johnson is not your average athlete. The junior from Stone Mountain High School played organized football for the very first time this past season and he has played basketball for only two years. But, with the numbers that he has been putting up for both football and basketball one would think he has been […]

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Basketball stars ink signatures to play college ball


      Three of DeKalb County’s most talented basketball players have already decided where they plan to play college basketball next season. Arabia Mountain’s Bakari Copeland, Decatur’s Jordan Dillard, and Moses Johnson of Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy have signed or will sign their letters of intent to their schools of choice. Johnson on Nov.14 signed […]

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