BASKETBALL: Five teams to play for a state title

Tucker’s Bria Bass dribbles by a Douglas County player. Photo by Mark Brock

Five teams from DeKalb County, public and private schools, will play for a state title March 4-5 at the at Macon Centreplex in Macon. Greenforest boys’ and girl’s teams, Miller Grove boys, Southwest DeKalb girls and Tucker girls will all play in the championship game of their respective classifications.  The Greenforest Lady Eagles will be […]

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Stephenson, Champion win county middle school basketball titles

The Champion Lady Chargers won their second title in three years with a win over defending champion Stephenson.

The Champion girls’ and Stephenson boys’ basketball teams topped off an undefeated season Feb. 13 with DeKalb County middle school basketball titles. Stephenson’s team (17-0) is back-to-back champions after defeating Miller Grove 59-51. The Jaguars went into halftime down 29-22, but came out hot in the third quarter—going on a 19-8 run in the third […]

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State title on the minds of Greenforest boys’, girls’ basketball teams

From left, Arielle Holloway and Theodora Odia hold the holiday tournament trophies Greenforest won in December.

  The Greenforest girls’ basketball program has had pretty good teams in recent years. The program went 17-10 in 2013, 15-10 in 2014 and 11-9 last season. However, no one, not even the players expected to be undefeated (17-0) and ranked No. 3 in Class A-Private through the month of January. “In the beginning of […]

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Alterique Gilbert named McDonald’s All-American

Miller Grove guard Alterique Gilbert was selected for McDonald’s All American Boys team. He received his game jersey during a Jan. 25 ceremony. Photos by Travis Hudgons

When Alterique Gilbert set foot on the Miller Grove High School campus, no one outside the boys’ basketball program thought he would become a McDonald’s All American player, according his coach Sharman White. “But me and him had this in our mind,” White said. “This was planned; this was predestined because I felt like he […]

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Redan boys playing well in competitive region

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The 2014-2015 basketball season was a season of trials and tribulations for the Redan Raiders. The team’s coach, Dannie Love, passed away three days before the first regular season game. Shortly afterwards, Greg Wood, former Redan Middle School boys’ coach, was named the new coach and the players had to learn a new system. The […]

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Miller Grove repeats as CFA champs against Tucker

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Alterique Gilbert scored 32 points to lead the Class AAAAA No. 1 ranked Miller Grove Wolverines to an 80-61 Chick-fil-A Invitational championship game victory over the Tucker Tigers Dec. 30 at Tucker. The win was Miller Grove’s (12-2) second consecutive CFA title, both of which were wins over host Tucker. Tucker (10-4) rallied from a […]

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Miller Grove pulls out win against SWD

Miller Grove pulls out win against SWD

A jet-lagged Miller Grove team was able to hang on and deliver a tough Southwest DeKalb team its first loss of the season.  No.1-ranked Miller Grove Wolverines (8-2) defeated No. 10-ranked Region 6-AAAAA foe Southwest DeKalb Panthers (8-1) 76-69 Dec. 15 at home. Miller Grove returned home Dec. 13 from Highland, Utah, after participating in […]

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Miller Grove pulls out tight win against SWD

Miller Grove's Aidan Saunders goes up for a layup over Southwest DeKalb's Keith Gilmore.

A jet-lagged Miller Grove team was able to hang on and deliver a tough Southwest DeKalb team its first loss of the season. The No.1-ranked Miller Grove Wolverines (8-2) defeated the No. 10-ranked Region 6-AAAAA foe Southwest DeKalb Panthers (8-1) 76-69 Dec. 15 at home. Miller Grove returned home Dec. 13 from Highland, Utah, after […]

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