Late run propels Lady Rams over Lady Panthers

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The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams outscored the Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers 13-2 in the final 2:36 of the Region 5-AAAAA matchup to win 64-52 Jan. 5. Arabia Mountain, ranked No. 7 by website Sandy’s Spiel, improved to 12-1 overall with its 11th consecutive victory and atop the region standings at 5-0. The teams were tied […]

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Southwest DeKalb wins area team duel championship

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The Southwest DeKalb varsity wrestling program claimed another area team duel title. The Panthers defeated Miller Grove 48-15 to win the Area 5-AAAAA title Jan. 6. Arabia Mountain finished third after beating Cross Keys 42-24 in the consolation round. Southwest DeKalb and Miller Grove qualified for the team dual state championship in Macon Jan. 11-13. […]

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S.W. DeKalb wins second consecutive county JV wrestling title

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Keith Johnson’s Southwest DeKalb Panthers junior varsity wrestling squad won its second consecutive DeKalb County School District Junior Varsity Championship title 219-205 over Decatur Dec. 16 at home. The Panthers placed nine wrestlers in the Top 4 in 14 weight classes to pull out the win over Decatur, which had eight wrestlers in the Top […]

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Update: Nine players represent DeKalb in college national championship game


Several members of the University of Georgia (UGA) football team had family and fans from DeKalb County pulling for them in the College Football Playoff National Championship game against Alabama Jan. 8. Not just because the Bulldogs are the home state team, but because nine players from DeKalb are on the Georgia roster and a […]

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DeKalb football players sign early

DeKalb football players sign early

  Several DeKalb County high school football players took advantage of the early signing period that began Dec. 20. As of Dec. 21, nine players from the county announced through social media that they signed letters of intent to the college of their choice. The new early signing period allows players to end their recruiting […]

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Marist falls to Blessed Trinity in state finals

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Marist’s dream season came to a disappointing end. The War Eagles (14-1) fell to the Blessed Trinity Titans (13-2) 16-7 at home in the Class AAAA state finals. Marist was on a quest to have an undefeated season heading into the game and win its first championship since 2003. However, the War Eagles struggled to […]

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Cross country runners honored by Atlanta Track Club

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Marist junior Kathleen Maley was named to the 2017 All-Metro Cross Country 1st Team at Atlanta Track Club banquet Dec. 5. Maley will receive a $500 scholarship from the Atlanta Track Club Foundation. She was the runner-up at the Class AAAA state championship meet and recorded a season-best time of 18:32. Along with Maley, eight […]

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SWD wins first playoff game in eight years


  The Southwest DeKalb Panthers (8-3) won its first playoff game since 2009 after beating the Banneker Trojans (8-3) 35-17 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs at William “Buck” Godfrey Stadium, named after the football program’s former coach. The win also gave the program its 500th win in program history. Head […]

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