Silver Streaks Finish as AAASP State Runners-up to Houston County
The DeKalb Silver Streaks fell 49-30 in the GHSA AAASP wheelchair basketball state championship against the Houston County Sharks on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Brock) The Houston County [...]
Silver Streaks Headed to AAASP State Title Game in Macon
DeKalb's Najee Smothers (11) and KJ McMurray (14) look on after McMurray's shot against West Georgia earlier this season. The DeKalb County Silver Streaks advanced to the American [...]
DeKalb Picks Up Two AAASP ASPIRE Awards Out of Six Nominations
DeKalb County Silver Streaks coach Delton Schoates (right) was named one of two Outstanding Coaches of the Year for his work with the Silver Streaks in 2022. (Photo by [...]
DeKalb Silver Streaks Ends Drought against West Georgia
DeKalb's Najee Smothers (9) goes in for one of his 16 points during the DeKalb Silver Streaks big 16-14 road win over the West Georgia Wolverines to open the [...]
DeKalb Silver Streaks Fall to Houston Sharks in AAASP Basketball Finals
The DeKalb Silver Streaks capture their second state runner-up trophy of the school year with their run to the Wheelchair Basketball State Championship final. DeKalb fell 32-13 to the [...]
Silver Streaks Finish as State Runners-up in Handball Tournament
Silver Streaks get runners-up trophy in AAASP Georgia Handball State Championships. (Courtesy Photo) The DeKalb Silver Streaks hosted the Adapted Sports Handball State Tournament last weekend at the [...]
American Association of Adapted Sports Programs Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Devin White is one of the many bright points of light in AAASP as the DeKalb County product signed a scholarship to play Adapted Basketball at Texas-Arlington. (Photo by [...]
White Signs Adapted Basketball Scholarship with University of Texas-Arlington
Devin White (third from left) celebrates his college options and choice of the University of Texas-Arlington to play Adaptive Basketball with (l-r) Coach Delton Shoates, mother Monica White, Devin, [...]
Silver Streaks Cruise Past Houston Jr. Sharks for JV Basketball State Title
2019 AAASP JV Wheelchair Basketball Champions -- DeKalb Silver Streaks Great defense led the DeKalb Silver Streaks wheelchair basketball team to the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs [...]
DeKalb Silver Streaks Win Junior Varsity Wheelchair Football State Title
2018 AAASP Georgia State Junior Varsity Wheelchair Football State Champions - DeKalb Silver Streaks DeKalb County’s Silver Streaks junior varsity squad captured the county’s first AAASP Wheelchair Football [...]
Silver Streaks Fall to Henry Hurricanes in JV Wheelchair Championship
2018 AAASP JV Wheelchair Basketball State Runners-up -- DeKalb Silver Streaks (Photo by Dean Hesse) The DeKalb Silver Streaks finished the 2018 Junior Varsity Wheelchair Basketball season as [...]
Silver Streaks Play for State JV Wheelchair Basketball Title on Saturday
The DeKalb Silver Streaks gather around for a timeout in JV basketball action. The DeKalb Silver Streaks take a 5-1 record into the American Association of Adapted [...]
Silver Streaks Finish Second in AAASP Handball State Championships
2018 Georgia AAASP JV Handball State Runners-up -- DeKalb Silver Streaks The DeKalb Silver Streaks Junior Varsity Wheelchair Handball team wound up its season as the 2018 [...]
DeKalb Silver Streaks Playing in Handball State Semifinals
The DeKalb Silver Streaks are playing in the Junior Varsity State Handball Tournament this weekend in Stockbridge. (Courtesy Photo) The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAAASP) is [...]
Silver Streaks Remain Undefeated with 5-3 Handball Win over Henry Co.
Farria Galloway (Stone Mountain HS) was one of the offensive leaders in the DeKalb Silver Streaks 5-3 victory over the Henry Co. Hurricanes last Saturday. The DeKalb Silver [...]
Silver Streaks Take Down Muscogee Lions 8-4
Najee Smothers was the leading scorer for the Silver Streaks in their 8-4 victory over the Muscogee Lions. The DeKalb Silver Streaks upped their 2017 AAASP Handball record [...]
DeKalb Silver Streaks Open Season with Sweep of Houston Sharks
The DeKalb Silver Streaks junior varsity Adapted Sports team opened the 2017 handball season with a pair of victories against the Houston Jr. Sharks. Najee Smothers and Keith Debrosse from [...]
DeKalb County Is Birthplace of Adapted Sports
The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) got its beginnings when DeKalb County Schools’ educators put together a volunteer-operated after-school adapted sports program for students with disabilities in 1980.
As the program grew in DeKalb County over the next 10 years the need for a full-time coordinator became apparent. The program modified adult disability sport rules in order to accommodate student athletes while introducing policies to put an emphasis on academic standards. A curriculum was adopted for training and certifying adapted sports coaches.
The AAASP was founded as nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with five program sites in Georgia and grew to 11 in 1997 with sports programs including wheelchair basketball, indoor wheelchair soccer and track and field. Beep baseball for sight impaired athletes was added in 2000 and in 2001 the AAASP and the Georgia High School Association formed an alliance that resulted in Georgia’s recognition of AAASP as the official sanctioning and governing body for the state’s interscholastic adapted athletics.
The Florida High School Athletic Association joined AAASP membership in 2009 adding wheelchair track and field events to its State Championship Series for students with physical disabilities. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association joined AAASP in 2011 also providing opportunities for students with physical disabilities in wheelchair track and field events.
DeKalb entries have won six state championships over the years including four in Wheelchair Basketball and one in Indoor Wheelchair Soccer and Football. State runner-up finishes include two in basketball and four in soccer.
DEKALB AAASP STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
DeKalb Red Hot Rollers (1) – 1997
DeKalb Eagles (2) – 2006, 2009
DeKalb Silver Streaks (1) – 2015
INDOOR WHEELCHAIR SOCCER
DeKalb Red Hot Rollers (1) – 1996
INDOOR WHEELCHAIR FOOTBALL
DeKalb Silver Streaks (1) — 2018