Controversy surrounds SWD football coach hiring

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Former Miller Grove High School football coach Damien Wimes was named the new Southwest DeKalb High School football coach. Wimes, a 1991 graduate of Southwest DeKalb, was introduced to the players, parents and alumni respectively at the school Feb. 9 for meet and greet sessions. He coached at Miller Grove for six seasons, accumulating a […]

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83 players sign on National Signing Day

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As in years prior, National Signing Day 2017 was a success in DeKalb County. Eighty-three players from DeKalb public and private schools and Decatur High School signed letters of intent Feb. 1 during the “national holiday.” As usual, DeKalb has several four- and three-star recruits who signed with Division I schools, including Cedar Grove offensive […]

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Bling! Bling!

The 2016 Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team received their state championship rings Jan. 24.

Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team receives state championship rings   The Southwest DeKalb High School Lady Panthers basketball team got some new hardware Jan. 24. The 2016 Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team received their rings during halftime of the boys’ game. The Lady Panthers won the Class AAAAA state champion last March after defeating Winder-Barrow […]

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Players ready to shine this baseball season

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Some DeKalb County high school baseball players are going into the 2017 season with high hopes and state playoffs on their minds. Seven DeKalb County School District teams—Chamblee, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Lakeside, Redan, Southwest DeKalb and Tucker—as well as Decatur, Marist and St. Pius X all made the playoffs last season. St. Pius was the […]

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Long-time Columbia baseball coach to retire after season

Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis, to retire

    After 29 years of coaching, Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis is ready to hang up his uniform. Dennis told The Champion at the DeKalb County School District baseball media day that he will retire after the 2017 season. He is in his 29th year of coaching and 30th year as a […]

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Longtime assistant coach gets head coach opportunity with Decatur baseball

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  After 17 years as an assistant coach, Robby Gilbert now has an opportunity to lead his own program—the Decatur Bulldogs. Gilbert spent 12 years as an assistant baseball coach at Tucker High School and five years at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn. Gilbert said he is excited to start his new journey at Decatur. […]

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Weekly basketball scores, Jan. 10-16

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Jan. 10 Boys Cedar Grove 46, Redan 44 Columbia 68, Arabia Mountain 57 Druid Hills 76, North Clayton 48 St. Pius X 76, North Oconee 54 Southwest DeKalb 73, Clarkston 50 Towers 57, McNair 54 Tucker 71, Mundy’s Mill 61 W.D. Mohammed 67, Atlanta International 44 Alpharetta 61, Dunwoody 59 Atlanta Jewish Academy 65, Cross […]

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Former Marist quarterback hired as LA Rams head coach

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Sean McVay, who quarterbacked the Marist War Eagles football team to a state title in 2003, was named the new Los Angeles Rams head coach Jan. 19. McVay, 30, is the youngest head coach in NFL history. “I am incredibly honored by this opportunity and I want to start by thanking [team owner] Mr. [Stan] […]

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