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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Carla’s Corner: College players have the right to look out for their best interests

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It was the knee tear that broke the camel’s back. During the 2016 Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State, Notre Dame linebacker and potential Top 5 NFL draft pick Jaylon Smith suffered a knee injury in the first quarter of the bowl game. It was later discovered that Smith tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and […]

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Southwest DeKalb upsets defending champion McNair for county JV title

The Southwest DeKalb Panthers won the 2017 DeKalb County School District Junior Varsity Wrestling Championship.

The Southwest DeKalb Panthers wrestled to eight Top 3 finishes, including four gold medals, to jump past 2016 champion McNair and runner-up Decatur to capture the 2017 DeKalb County School District Junior Varsity Wrestling Championship on their home mats Dec. 17. Southwest DeKalb finished with a team total of 171.50 followed by McNair (151.00), Decatur […]

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Emory men’s basketball defeats Oglethorpe for seventh straight win

Junior Whit Rapp had 13 assists in the win against Oglethorpe. He tied his career high and the program’s second-highest individual game total.

  Juniors Adam Gigax and Christopher Avant combined for 45 points in leading the Emory Eagles men’s basketball team to a home win over the Oglethorpe University Stormy Petrels Jan. 2. The Eagles recorded their seventh straight win and boosted their overall record to 9-2 following a 93-68 victory over Oglethorpe, which slipped to 4-8. […]

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Green forest dominates SWD in holiday basketball tournament

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The Greenforest Eagles finally got to face a top DeKalb County School District program and beat them with ease. The No. 1-ranked (Class A-Private) and defending champions Eagles defeated the No. 8-ranked Class AAAAA Southwest DeKalb Panthers 92-69 Dec. 28 in the Tucker Holiday Shootout at Tucker High School. The Eagles jumped out to a […]

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Bryan Lamar named Atlanta Falcons’ coach of the year

Tucker High School football coach Bryan Lamar was named the Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Year. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Tucker High School football coach Bryan Lamar has added another award to his list of honors.Lamar was named the Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Year. Lamar was honored before the Falcons’ game against the San Francisco 49ers Dec. 18 and was made an honorary captain. “It is a tremendous blessing and an honor,” Lamar said. […]

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Cedar Grove celebrates state football championship

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Students, faculty and alumni gathered Dec. 17 to celebrate the Cedar Grove High School’s state football championship win. The football team hosted a block party at the school’s gymnasium in honor of the school’s first football championship. The Cedar Grove Saints defeated Greater Atlanta Christian 30-19 in the Class AAA state championship game Dec. 9.  […]

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Tucker falls to Valdosta in state title game

A Tucker player kneels in dejection after Tucker lost to Valdosta in the Class 6A title game. Photo by Carla Parker

The Tucker Tigers’ only regular season loss came in the Georgia Dome in September in the Corky Kell Classic. Their only playoff loss also came in the Georgia Dome—in the state title game. The Tigers fell to the Valdosta Wildcats 17-7in the Class AAAAAA title game Dec. 9 at the Dome. This was the second […]

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