Legendary Godfrey begins 30th season at SW DeKalb

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by Wade Marbaugh It is a milestone in various realms, such as a 30th birthday or 30th year on the job, which often foreshadows a wristwatch and retirement. Don’t talk retirement as DeKalb County’s winningest football coach, Buck Godfrey, begins his 30th season at the helm at Southwest DeKalb High School. “Unless the good Lord […]

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Led by quarterback McCrary, Cedar Grove looks back for bright future

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It’s the stuff of Friday Night Lights dreams. Down five points, seconds left, game on the line, 40 yards from the end zone, and one play to make it happen. In DeKalb, the safest hands in that situation belong to quarterback Jonathan McCrary, who is expected to eclipse the county’s all-time career-passing record this season–and […]

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Stephenson preparing for season opening Gridiron Challenge

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The Stephenson Jaguars step onto the national stage to open the 2012 high school football season as they take on Pine Forest High School of Pensacola, Fla., in the second of three games in the National High School Gridiron Challenge hosted by North Gwinnett High School on Saturday, Sept. 1. The game is set for […]

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DeKalb coaches schedule around new heat policy

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The Georgia High School Association’s new heat-acclimatization policy, adopted in March, requires all football players to build up tolerance to high temperatures by working out in shorts and helmets for five days before donning full pads. Three-a-day practices are banned, and two-a-day practices cannot take place on consecutive days or exceed five hours in a […]

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Medlock Park and baseball help bond Decatur community

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Four generations of Medlocks sat a picnic table celebrating the evolution of the park that bears their name. Hundreds of residents joined the Medlocks on April 13 at Medlock Park in Decatur to recognize the 50th anniversary of the park and of the Druid Hills Youth Sports association, which began in 1962 as Briarcliff Community […]

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Next in line? Redan’s Jones working to continue program’s legacy

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Wesley Jones knows what it takes. He has seen it over and over. The Redan junior watched last year as former teammate Deion Williams set an example on and off the field for his younger teammates. He watched a few years ago as Redan’s most famous baseball alum, Brandon Phillips, returned to field ground balls […]

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Braves deliver fun time for young campers

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There was no Tomahawk Chop chant, no roar from a large crowd in appreciation of a home run or a string of strikeouts. Instead, broad smiles and high fives from a group of 8- and 9-year-olds was all the motivation a group of Atlanta Braves players needed. Pitchers Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel, and third […]

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Chamblee players shine in senior all-star game

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The DeKalb County Schools’ North-South senior all-star baseball game is one last chance for county players to get some diamond time before going off to college or other endeavors. For some, it will be the last time they play organized baseball. A group of five seniors from Chamblee made the most of the opportunity, helping […]

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