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St. Pius X to play for Class AAA state title

The St. Pius X Golden Lions earned a trip to the Georgia Dome to play for the Class AAA state title after defeating North Hall 31-6 on Dec. 7. Photo by David DiCristina

A stout performance by the defense helped the St. Pius X Golden Lions earn a trip to the Georgia Dome to play for the Class AAA state title. The Golden Lions (12-2) beat the North Hall Trojans (11-3) 31-6 on Dec. 7 in the Class AAA playoff semifinals. Although the offense put up 31 points, […]

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Marist advances to semifinals; Tucker, Stephenson fall short

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The Marist War Eagles and St. Pius X Golden Lions are the only two teams left in the playoffs after as the Tucker Tigers and Stephenson Jaguars both fell in Class AAAAA state playoff road games on Nov. 30. Marist 15, Stockbridge 7 Marist defeated Stockbridge 15-7 in the Class AAAA quarterfinals. Marist relied heavily […]

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Stone Mountain High School to host Community Spirit Night

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                Stone Mountain High School (SMHS) will hold a Community Spirit Night Dec. 11 featuring basketball games between the Stone Mountain Pirates and Lady Pirates and Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. The varsity boys’ competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Pirates will take […]

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Next Level

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Each week The Champion spotlights former high school players from the county who are succeeding in athletics on the college level.   Kayla Lewis, Florida (basketball): The sophomore guard from Southwest DeKalb scored 11 points and had eight rebounds in the 80-63win over Northern Iowa on Nov. 24. She is averaging 7.9 points and 6.6 […]

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Jaguars move into Class AAAAA state quarterfinals

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The No. 9 ranked Stephenson Jaguars moved on to the next round of the playoffs with a victory in the Class AAAAA state high school football playoffs on Nov. 23. The Jaguars knocked off No. 3 ranked East Paulding 35-7 on the road in the Boneyard behind running back Evan Jones second consecutive 100-yard rushing […]

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McCrary becomes DeKalb County’s all-time career passing leader

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Cedar Grove senior quarterback Johnathon McCrary became DeKalb County’s all-time career passing yardage leader during Cedar Grove’s playoff loss to Buford on Nov. 16. McCrary passed for 267 yards and one touchdown and hit on 25 of his 32 passes to bring his career total to 9,025 yards. He finishes with 2,927 yards on the […]

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Basketball stars ink signatures to play college ball

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      Three of DeKalb County’s most talented basketball players have already decided where they plan to play college basketball next season. Arabia Mountain’s Bakari Copeland, Decatur’s Jordan Dillard, and Moses Johnson of Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy have signed or will sign their letters of intent to their schools of choice. Johnson on Nov.14 signed […]

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M.L. King defeats Sequoyah, advances in playoffs

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Lions earned another home playoff game after a 34-14 win over the Sequoyah Chiefs. The No. 2 ranked Lions improved to 11-0 for the second consecutive season after its win on Nov. 16. The Lions will host No. 10 ranked Allatoona (10-1) on Nov. 23 at Hallford Stadium in the […]

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