Chamblee ends Lakeside’s nine year reign

Chamblee team

The Chamblee Bulldogs won the 2013 DeKalb County Boys’ Swimming and Diving Championships 263-212 over the Lakeside Vikings, bringing an end to the nine-year championship reign by the Vikings at Dynamo Swim Club in Chamblee on Jan. 26. Caleb Wikle got the Bulldogs off to a great start by winning the one meter diving title […]

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DeKalb baseball teams hoping to make a run in the playoffs this season


  Opening day for the 2013 DeKalb County baseball season is Feb. 16 and some of DeKalb’s top baseball programs have high expectations of having success in the postseason. Last season, four teams from DeKalb — Arabia Mountain, Chamblee, Dunwoody and Redan — reached the playoffs and all lost in the first round. The last […]

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Marist rallies to pass Southwest DeKalb for DeKalb County wrestling title

Marist wrestling

The Marist War Eagles swept the final three championship matches to get past Southwest DeKalb 223-210 to win the 2013 William S. Venable DeKalb County Wrestling Championship at Tucker High School on Jan. 26. Wins by Kenneth Brinson in the 195-pound division, Jack Trainor in the 220-pound division and Steven Wallace in the 285 division […]

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DeKalb wrestling teams fall in state dual tournament

Junior golfer finishes 2012 season in top 25

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  Ayanna Habeel of Lithonia finished the 2012 golf season in the top 25 for her age group after competing in the Doral Publix Junior Classic in Miami, Fla. Dec. 17-19, 2012. Ayanna, 12, shot an 86 and 87 in the three-day event, playing on the legendary Great White Course. She finished the season ranked […]

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Tahj Shamsid-Deen: a great player becoming a great leader


With eight seniors gone and a new coach taking the helm for the 2012-13 Columbia High School boys basketball team, former head coach Phil McCrary knew he needed one of his returning players to be the team leader and help with the transition. So, he asked his point guard, Tahj Shamsid-Deen, to step up. “That’s […]

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Lithonia junior varsity wrestling team wins county

Lithonia JV wrestling

The Lithonia High School junior varsity wrestling team finally won the DeKalb County Junior Varsity wrestling title on Dec. 22 after placing third twice in the last three years. Lithonia won the tournament with a score of 190.5. They outscored McNair (171.5), Southwest DeKalb (167.5) and Stephenson (127) to win the county title. Wrestling coach […]

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Clemson football players visit Children’s Healthcare at Egleston patients


  Patients at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston got a surprise visit Dec. 27 from the University of Clemson football players. The Chick-fil-A Bowl participants along with Miss Georgia, Brittany Sharp, went from room to room in the oncology and hematology ward of the hospital and distributed autographed team gear to patients. The […]

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