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


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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Buck Godfrey: Loyal to one program for 30 years


It is surprising to hear a man who has coached football for more than 30 successful years say he had never intended to coach football. But, that was the case with retired Southwest DeKalb High School football coach William “Buck” Godfrey. Godfrey, who got his first head football coaching job at Southwest DeKalb in 1983, […]

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


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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Local wrestling coaches respond to IOC’s decision to cut wrestling from 2020 Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) shocked the wrestling and sports world Feb. 12 when its members voted to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games. According to reports, wrestling was voted out from a final group of sports that includes modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey. The IOC board made its decision after reviewing the […]

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Oglethorpe women’s lacrosse inaugural game


The Oglethorpe Lady Petrels lacrosse team lost its inaugural game 15-3 on Feb. 20 at the new Oglethorpe track and field. LaGrange went ahead early and never let up. They were ahead 2-0 in the game’s first eight minutes, and went on to score nine goals in the first half. However, the first goal in […]

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Two DeKalb wrestlers win gold at state

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Senior Khalil Williams made history when he became the first wrestler from McNair to win a gold medal at the state wrestling tournament. Williams and Southwest DeKalb sophomore Abdur-Rahman Yasir both took home gold medals in their respective state tournaments on Feb. 16 in Macon. Williams finished the season with a 56-1 record after defeating […]

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Thirteen DeKalb teams in the state playoffs


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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