Second annual Nike Boys’ Basketball Invitational set for Christmas week


Columbia High School is set to play host to the 2012-13 second annual Nike Boys’ Basketball Invitational tournament beginning on Dec. 26. The 16 team field for the tournament includes five state championship teams from four different states, one Final Four entry, three Elite Eight finalists and four teams that reached the playoffs or the […]

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Southwest DeKalb wrestling sweeps meets at Marist and Dunwoody


The Southwest DeKalb wrestling team is having a successful season so far after sweeping six schools in its past two meets. At the Dec. 12 meet at Marist, the Panthers outscored Lithonia 63-18, Stone Mountain 57-12, and Marist 46-16. On Dec. 14 at Dunwoody, they outscored Dunwoody 66-6, Miller Grove 42-21 and Martin Luther King, […]

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St. Pius X falls to Buford in state championship game

St. Pius X head coach Paul Standard consoles quarterback Jack Spear after he was sacked on a 4th down attempt in the final seconds of the Class AAA championship game. Photo by David DiCristina

The St. Pius X defense played stoutly throughout the playoffs and it carried over into the Class AAA state Championship game on Dec. 14. But in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 3, Buford had a fourth-and-1 at the St. Pius X 39-yard line with 9:10 remaining. Buford quarterback Taylor Mitchell pitched the […]

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Lakeside tops Decatur in swim meet, St. Pius edges out Dunwoody


The swimming and diving season is under way in DeKalb County and Lakeside and St. Pius X are off to good starts. Lakeside outpointed Decatur 249-177 and St. Pius X got a six point win over Dunwoody with a score of 188-182 at the Dec. 4 swim meet. Lakeside placed first in 20 events and […]

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Sammy Johnson: A ‘natural-born athlete’ living up to his potential


Sammy Johnson is not your average athlete. The junior from Stone Mountain High School played organized football for the very first time this past season and he has played basketball for only two years. But, with the numbers that he has been putting up for both football and basketball one would think he has been […]

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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


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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