Thursday, May 9, 2013
Team moves ahead in the second round of the Class AAAA high school baseball state playoffs.
The No. 5 ranked Redan Raiders traveled to No. 3 ranked Columbus in the second round of the Class AAAA high school baseball state playoffs and came away with a sweep to win the best-of-three series two games to none. The Raiders (24-6), the No. 2 seed from Region 6-AAAA, found themselves trailing Columbus (20-8) 3-0 after four innings in the first game. Then the bats came alive exploding for five runs in the top of the fifth to take a 5-3 lead. Tyler Layton got the scoring started with his two-run single and was followed by run scoring singles from James Nelson, Wesley Jones and Trega Williams. Corderius Dorsey pitched a complete game allowing eight hits, four runs (2 earned) and striking out five while allowing just one walk to pick up …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The State Track and Field Meet was held at Jefferson’s Memorial Stadium.
Class AAAA Redan capped off a fine 2013 track season with a Top 10 finish in the State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson’s Memorial Stadium on Saturday with 25 points to tie for eighth in the team rankings. Marist pulled away to an easy 71-38 win over LaGrange to the state title. The Redan team brought home a pair of bronze medals led by Chris McBride who captured the bronze in the long jump with a leap of 23’-03.25”. He also was fourth in the triple jump (44’-05.75”) to account for 11 of his team’s 25 points. The 4x400 meter relay team of Calvin Simpson, Ian Grandison, Romello Nalepa and Deion Reid took third with a time of 3:28.52 to account for the second bronze medal for the Raiders. Clark Jones Jr. finished fifth in the 200 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Redan, Arabia Mountain in the mix.
The 2013 GHSA High School Baseball State Playoffs begin on Friday, May 3 as five DeKalb County teams play first round games. Dunwoody (21-3) and ranked No. 6 in Class AAAAA and Class AAAA No. 5 ranked Redan (20-6) will host first round series. The Wildcats from Dunwoody host the first two games of their best-of-three series against Riverwood (16-10), the No. 4 seed out of Region 7-AAAAA, beginning at 4 p.m. with the second game to follow. The third game, if necessary, is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday. Dunwoody enters the 2013 playoffs with a 37-37 playoff record while looking to get to the second round after dropping a tough first round series to Pope a year ago. The 2012 first round loss was just the second in seven consecutive playoff …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Redan opens play first with a Class AAAA doubleheader at East Paulding on Thursday, May 3.
The 2012 GHSA Baseball State Championships begin this week with four DeKalb County teams participating in the first round best-of-three series. Redan (20-6) opens play first with a Class AAAA doubleheader on the road at East Paulding (17-9) on Thursday (May 3) beginning at 4:30 p.m. A third game, if necessary, will be played at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday (May 5). The Raiders and East Paulding met on March 12 in a game won 8-1 by the Raiders. Redan is led at the plate and on the mound by junior pitcher/infielder Wesley Jones. Jones is fifth in the county in batting average at .516, second in RBI with 29 and in the Top 5 in doubles with eight. He is 3-1 on the mound in 34 2/3 innings with a 1.41 earned run average, 42 strikeouts and 19 walks. …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Kickoff return for TD led Stephenson in last week's win over Luella.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Stone Mountain-Redan Patch Football Honor Roll Player of the Week Pernell Whitehead/Stephenson The amazing Mike Davis has been putting up big numbers for the undefeated Stephenson Jaguars this season, but he may be the first to tell you that he’s not the only reason the Jaguars are undefeated and ranked in the top 10. Senior Pernell Whitehead has had an impact, too. Last week, he returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown to start a Stephenson rally in a 34-14 win over Luella. The week before, he was named the team’s offensive player of the week, as reported to DeKalb County athletics, after rushing for 116 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Other top performers from the area: STEPHENSON Mike Davis, running back: Rushed for 165 …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Can Stephenson stay unbeaten? (yes) Can Stone Mountain regroup? (probably) Can Redan win two in a row? (no comment)
Every week, I pick high-school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Stone Mountain to Cumming. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week's record: 20-5. Overall record: 77-20. Are you ready for another round of picks? Stephenson at Westlake: Stephenson (3-0), idle last week, opens its Region 2-AAAAA schedule at Cam Newton’s alma mater. Westlake is 2-2 and 0-1 in the region after last week’s 35-14 loss to M.L. King, the only team that appears to stand in the Jaguars’ way of winning the region title. Stephenson have to wait until the end of the year to face King. What with Jaguars do until then? Stephenson 35, Westlake 10. …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
How will Stone Mountain and Redan fare this week?
I was leaving church Wednesday night when I heard the beautiful words: “Thank God for football season.” “Amen,” I thought, as I felt a comfortably cool breeze hit me under the striking golden hues of sunset. “That’s right,” I was still thinking. The summer heat has broken and become Chamber-of-Commerce quality. College and pro games have started, there’s a game on TV almost every night and our favorite sons are playing high-school ball every weekend in our neighborhood stadiums. I took a deep breath to take it all in. How great it is! “Football season is beautiful,” I said in agreement with my fellow church member. She rolled her eyes. The mother then rattled off what it’s like to have a young boy playing in a youth league in Gwinnett …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Stephenson, Stone Mountain and Redan should be winners this week.
I was humbled a bit last week in my predictions of high-school football games played in Patch coverage areas from Stone Mountain to Cumming. After a can-you-believe-it 21-3 record the first week, I cooled off to a 16-6 mark last week (38-9 overall). I only missed badly on one pick. Really. So, let's lace 'em up for another week. Are you ready? Stephenson at Tift County: State-ranked Stephenson takes a trip down I-75 to take on an undefeated Tift County team (3-0) that’s frequently a fast starter only to become an also-ran in Region 1-AAAAA. Stephenson (2-0) looks ferocious with its 11 Division I commitments and big-play defense. The Cedar Grove team that the Jaguars beat 41-12 last week is actually a pretty good team. Conversely, the …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Will I jinx your team or be a lucky charm this week?
I’ll never forget the exchange of conversations I had with a Gwinnett County football coach several years ago when I worked for a pictures-and-words outfit out of Atlanta (I think they’re in Dunwoody now). “Scott,” the coach said of the weekly high school football prediction column I wrote. “Don’t pick us this week. You jinxed us last time.” Sure enough, that happened, although I wouldn’t call it a jinx. I picked his team to win the week before against an inferior team, and the coach’s team played spectacularly awful and lost. His team’s inability to hold onto the ball had more to do with it than what I wrote. OK, I said to the coach. Why not? It was an important game and I could be the bad guy and pick against his team. Result? His team …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tell us the score, the key plays and the story of the game, or even post photos of your child or favorite player.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
One game has been played by most high school teams in Stone Mountain and Redan, and there's games on tap this Friday. Here at Patch we're reporting the games and scores, but do we have the whole story? No, and that’s why Patch wants to tap into your football passion this year. With 22 players on the field at any one time (more when somebody makes a mistake and gets penalized for too many players on the field), it's tough to get all the great plays mentioned. But that's where you can come in. Throughout the high school football season, you can help us build the best coverage of your favorite team on Stone Mountain-Redan Patch, the website that’s all about your community. Patch is looking for your contributions — game reports, comments, …