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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When the Saints marched to victory: Cedar Grove wins first football state title

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When Jermaine Smith took over as head football coach at Cedar Grove High School in 2013, he knew he had enough talent to build a consistent winning program, but he also knew it would not be an easy task. In 2013, the team finished the season 7-5 on a second-round playoff loss. In 2016, the […]

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Former Decatur coach to be inducted into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

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Bob Reinhart, who coached basketball at Decatur High School from 1969 to 1983, will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame, the hall of fame announced Dec. 2. Reinhart is one of five inductees in the 2017 class, along with former Atlanta Falcons player Keith Brooking, former executive director of the Atlanta Track […]

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Columbia, Lithonia victorious at Wheeler Hoops Classic

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The Columbia Eagles and Lithonia Bulldogs picked up wins at the Wheeler Hoops Classic Dec. 3 at Wheeler High School in Marietta. The No. 4-ranked Eagles defeated No. 10-ranked Shiloh 54-53 and Lithonia defeated Johnson-Savannah 70-64. No. 1-ranked Greenforest lost to No. 3-ranked Wheeler 53-42. The Bulldogs played in the first game of the tournament […]

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