Lithonia basketball coach fired after “Harlem Shake”

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Lithonia High School basketball coach Barry Browner is out of a job. On March 11, a video of Browner and his students doing a popular dance, the “Harlem Shake,” in a classroom was posted on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FTWHCS0UVtI). According to a DeKalb County School District spokeswoman, Browner was disciplined for the video, but was fired for […]

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DeKalb’s top basketball players put on a show at All-Star game

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      Some of DeKalb County’s top boys and girls basketball players showed off some of their flashy moves in the 2013 DeKalb County Basketball All-Star Games on April 4 at Tucker High School. The boys’ game featured dunks and alley-oops, while the girls displayed their three-point shooting and no-look passes. The girls teams […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: MILLER GROVE WINS RECORD FIFTH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

BOYS BASKETBALL: MILLER GROVE WINS RECORD FIFTH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Photo by Travis Hudgons

“Nobody gave them a chance.” Those were the words that Miller Grove High School boys’ basketball head coach Sharman White said as he celebrated his team’s fifth consecutive state title, a first in state history. Many people didn’t expect the Miller Grove Wolverines to make it back to the winners’ circle after losing some of […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: SOUTHWEST DEKALB CAPTURES FOURTH STATE TITLE

WOMENS BASKETBALL: SOUTHWEST DEKALB CAPTURES FOURTH STATE TITLE. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The Class AAAAA girls’ high school basketball state championship was all about unfinished business for the Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers. Like any team that falls in a championship game, the Lady Panthers were upset after losing to the Miller Grove Lady Wolverines in the 2012 Class AAAA girls’ title game. They made it their mission […]

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Lady Eagles wins state title on last second basket

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Senior power forward Shaundrika Mann scored three points in the final 12 seconds to send the Columbia Lady Eagles to a 38-37 Class AAAA state title game victory over Sandy Creek March 7 at the Macon Centreplex. Mann’s offensive rebound and layup off a missed three-pointer by teammate Shamiyah Smith went in as the clock […]

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Five DeKalb teams, two private schools to play in championship games

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Five DeKalb County school basketball teams, along with two private school teams have advance to the Georgia High School Association state championship games. Columbia boys and girls, Miller Grove boys and girls, Southwest DeKalb girls, Green Forest boys and St. Pius X girls will play for a state title on March 8 and 9 at […]

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Thirteen DeKalb teams in the state playoffs

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State basketball playoffs began Feb. 19 and DeKalb County has 13 teams in the big dance, including four teams that entered as No. 1 seeds after claiming region championships on Feb. 16. The Druid Hills Red Devils was the Cinderella story in the Region 2-AAAAAA Tournament, beating No. 1 seed Rockdale County 82-81 in overtime […]

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Cedar Grove bounces back after rebuilding season

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The Cedar Grove boys basketball team finished the 2011-2012 season with a 4-14 record. Some would consider that a losing season, but head coach James Martin didn’t. “We didn’t look at it as being horrible,” he said. “We looked at it as a part of our development.” After the down season, the Cedar Grove Saints […]

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