Paideia takes down FCS in penalty kicks

Paideia won its third state title in four seasons. Photo by Carla Parker

It took four penalty kicks for the Paideia Pythons to win its third state title in four years. Paideia defeated Fellowship Christian 3-2 (4-3 in penalty kicks) to win the Class A boys soccer state title May 12 at Mercer University in Macon. Paideia coach Eric Thomas, who said his team is usually on the […]

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Devin Olson’s header clinches state soccer title

Decatur defeated East Hall to win the boys’ Class AAA state title. Photo by Carla Parker

A day that started with making a difficult decision turned into a sweet victory for the Decatur Bulldogs soccer team. Decatur came from behind in the second half behind senior Devin Olson’s two goals to win the Class AAA boys’ state title May 12 at Mercer University in Macon. It was the program’s first state […]

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Dunwoody’s Josh Bronstorph named Georgia’s Gatorade player of the year

Dun Josh Bonstroph

Josh Bronstorph of Dunwoody became the second DeKalb County athlete to earn Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year in 2016 as he was announced the boys’ soccer winner on May 10. Bronstorph joins Miller Grove basketball player and Connecticut signee Alterique Gilbert as honorees by Gatorade this school year. “Josh Bronstorph is a very good […]

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St. Pius state champions for a fourth consecutive time

St. Pius girls soccer

Junior midfielder Caroline Orman had gone a few games without scoring a goal, according to Coach Sara Schmitt. “We’ve been waiting and waiting,” Schmitt said. “She hit the crossbar—[in the semifinals] she literally hit the crossbar four times. We felt like this was going to be the game and it was.” Orman scored two goals, […]

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DeKalb NAACP clarifies E-SPLOST comments

DeKalb NAACP clarifies E-SPLOST comments

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) DeKalb Branch recently issued a press release clarifying comments on the upcoming E-SLOST vote. On April 19, DeKalb’s NAACP president John Evans wrote a letter to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Superintendent Stephen Green requesting “a project list or criteria” for how the incoming $500 […]

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Welcoming signs: Doraville to spend $152K on signage

Welcoming signs

Those driving in Doraville can expect to see new city signage within the next few weeks. Doraville’s city council recently approved a $152,100 purchase for 10 new welcome signs. Six of the signs will be stone columns while the remaining four will be aluminum. “This is something that’s been worked on for quite some time,” […]

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County schools improve in recent college prep scores


The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has shown improvement in college preparedness in a scoresheet released by the Georgia Department of Education (DOE). On May 3, the DOE released College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for the 2014-2015 school year. The CCRPI score is made up of progress points, achievement points and achievement […]

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Cedar Grove, Southwest DeKalb go back-to-back with track state titles

Southwest DeKalb won its second consecutive state track and field title and 10th overall.

Cedar Grove and Southwest DeKalb boys’ track-and-field teams repeated as state champions for second consecutive year on May 14 at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson. The Cedar Grove Saints ran away with the Class AAA state title with 74 points, 35 more points than runner-up Blessed Trinity. It was the second overall title for the Saints […]

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