Southwest DeKalb's Jacorry Gist (with ball) races up court during the third of four overtimes in the Panthers tough 73-72 last second loss to No. 8 Cedar Shoals in [...]
Southwest DeKalb's Eugene Brown III (11) drives against Columbia's D'Kwon Harris (35) during a regular season Region 5-5A contest. Brown and his Panther teammates take on No. 8 ranked [...]
Arabia Mountain's Keyonna Giles (4) drives against Woodland's Sambresha Everett (22) during their Class 5A girls Elite 8 state playoff game. (Photo by Mark Brock) Overtime was the [...]
Griffin's Jamoi Mays (4) tries to keep Southwest DeKalb's Jacorry Gist from driving to the basket during second half action of the Class 5A boys' Sweet 16. (Photo by [...]
Columbia's Kenneth Hardaway (15) finishes off a steal against Bainbridge's Dewayne Kyles (14) during third quarter action of the Eagles' 59-40 Class 5A boys' Sweet 16 state playoff victory. [...]
Tucker's Terrance Edwards (with ball) races past Effingham County's Khiry Wallace (right) during Tucker's first round Class 6A state playoff victory on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Brock) The [...]
Southwest DeKalb's Taylor Christmas (45) goes strong to the basket in second half action against Rome. She had 10 second half points as the Southwest fourth quarter rallly came [...]
Cedar Grove's Mariah Williams shoots one of four crucial free throws late in the Lady Saints' big rally to defeat Dawson County 45-39 in the first round of the [...]
Arabia Mountain's Myoria Pruitt (1) and Southwest DeKalb's Pyria Thompson (4) both get to play home Class 5A playoff games on Friday. (Photo by Mark Brock) The Region [...]
Jermontae Hill led the Tucker Tigers to a second consecutive Region 4-6A boys' title with 19 points against Lovejoy on Saturday.. (Photo by Mark Brock) The Tucker Tigers [...]
Columbia's Kawasiki Ricks (with ball) drives against Lithonia's Franklin Champion (5) in the Eagle's 82-68 upset of the No. 1 ranked Bulldogs. (Photo by Mark Brock) A 29-point [...]
Druid Hills' Kaithly Robinson (1) in regular season action against McDonough. (Photo by Mark Brock) The Druid Hills Red Devils and Lady Red Devils fell into the consolation [...]
Stephenson's Edwin Walker drives into the lane against a pair Mundy's Mill defenders during Stephenson's win in Region 4-6A play at Lovejoy on Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Brock) [...]
Lakeside's Ella Steed (22) dribbles past a Central Gwinnett defender. (Photo by Mark Brock) The second night of region basketball tournament action added seven more teams to the [...]
2020 DCSD JV Boys County Champs -- Southwest DeKalb Panthers New DeKalb County Junior Varsity basketball champions were crowned last weekend at Miller Grove High School as Southwest [...]
Druid Hills Avery Covington (10, shown here against McDonough earlier this season) hit some clutch free throws to lead the Red Devils to a playoff clinching 45-44 win over [...]
Tucker's Kennedy Collins (5) races past Mundy's Mill defender A. Etheridge (4) for a layup in Tuckers 54-36 win on Tuesday night at Tucker. (Photo by Mark Brock) [...]
The late Kobe Bryant (left) speaks with athletes and students at Columbia High in 2007. Columbia head boys' basketball coach Phil McCrary (right) led the question and answer session. [...]
Lithonia's Franklin Champion (with ball) flies to the basket against Columbia's Devin Longstreet (24) and Nigel Emile (25) during the No. 1 ranked Bulldogs big win. (Photo by Mark [...]
Miller Grove's Jamarcus Glover (25) pulls down one of his 11 rebounds off a missed free throw. He grabbed the ball in front of teammate's Jahmil Barber (14) and [...]
Miller Grove sets boys’ state record with sixth consecutive state title
The Miller Grove Wolverines are setting the bar high for DeKalb County basketball teams which have a combined 45 state titles (boys and girls) after winning a DeKalb County record seventh state title with a 50-48 victory over previously undefeated Allatoona to finish the 2016 season.
The Wolverines own a record sixth consecutive state titles (2009-2014) with the sixth coming in a blow out 70-43 win over No. 5 ranked Warner Robins in the 2014 Class AAAAA state championship game.
Miller Grove won its fifth consecutive title in 2013 with a 61-57 victory over Gainesville. Miller Grove’s fifth consecutive title set a Georgia high school boys’ record for consecutive title victories. The Wolverines became the 10th program in the state of Georgia to win three-consecutive titles in 2011. The Wolverines were the first in Class AAAA to win four consecutive championships and the first DeKalb program to capture four state titles in a row which later became six.
Columbia sits at No. 2 of the DeKalb state title holders with its fifth state championship in 2012, its fifth in seven seasons. Columbia won titles in 2006, 2008, 2010-12. The Eagles played in five consecutive state championship games.
Druid Hills and Dunwoody held claim to the top spot with three state titles apiece following the 2009 season before Columbia claimed its third title in six seasons in 2010.
Druid Hills won in 1953 to break the 13-year drought following Clarkston’s 1940 title run and followed up in 1954 and 1957 with two more.
Dunwoody won its first state title in 1995 and claimed back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006.
Clarkston made it two titles by taking the 1964 crown to go with the 1940 championship season.
Tucker joined the two-time state champions list in 2007.
The other boys state titles belong to Stone Mountain (1957), Cedar Grove (1997) and Cross Keys (2002).
Ten DeKalb teams have won 15 or more games in state tournament play. Columbia moved into first place in tournament wins in 2010 at 37-10 (now 51-14) followed by Tucker (42-27) in second. Miller Grove moved into third on the list with a 41-3 record after its 32-0 run in the state tournament from 2009 to 2015 with Dunwoody at 26-11(10-0 in 2005-06) in fourth and Lithonia sits in fifth at 28-19.
Boys’ State Titles (25)
- Miller Grove (7) — 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
- Columbia (5) — 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Druid Hills (3) — 1953, 1954, 1957
- Dunwoody (3) — 1995, 2005, 2006
- Tucker (2) — 1996, 2007
- Clarkston (2) — 1940, 1964
- Cedar Grove (1) — 1997
- Cross Keys (1) — 2002
- Stone Mountain (1) — 1957
Southwest DeKalb was first to win three consecutive state titles
The Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers sit atop the state championship heap for DeKalb County Schools girls’ after claiming three consecutive class AAAA state titles from 2008 to 2010, its fourth in 2013 (AAAAA) and fifth in 2016.
Southwest’s third consecutive title was a first for DeKalb County Schools basketball (boys or girls). Coach Kathy Walton became just the 8th Georgia high school girls’ coach to win 5 state titles in 2016.
Columbia captured its third state title in 2013 with a thrilling 38-37 win over Sandy Creek in the Class AAAA championship. It was the second consecutive state title for the Lady Eagles who won the Class AAA championship in 2012.
Stone Mountain ruled on the girls’ side with two state titles (1966, 1997) until Stephenson won the class AAAAA title in 2008 to go with its 2004 championship. Stephenson then joined Southwest DeKalb and Columbia with three state titles as the Lady Jaguars defeated Mays for the 2015 Class 5A championship.
Druid Hills won the first girls’ championship in 1960 and Sequoyah won in 1971.
Avondale won its first championship in 2006 while Columbia joined the state title club with its first ever championship in 2010. Tucker won its first girls’ state title with a big win over rival Southwest DeKalb in the 2014 Class AAAAA championship, the third consecutive year for an all-DeKalb final.
Southwest DeKalb climbed into first in the playoff record standings at 49-18 following state championships in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2016 and a run to the state finals in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
Stephenson’s six consecutive Final Four appearances (2004-2008) and three state championships (2004, 2008, 2015) has the team in second all-time in playoff wins with a 38-13 record.
Redan sits third in playoff wins with a 35-21 record after a pair of perfect seasons (27-0, 33-0) with state championships in 2009 and 2014. The first state title came in 2009 with a perfect mark of 27-0 on the season and three consecutive championship game appearances (2008 to 2010). The Lady Raiders also own the county’s longest win streak of 58 games from 2009 to 2010.
Girls State Titles (20)
- Southwest DeKalb (5) — 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016
- Columbia (3) — 2010, 2012, 2013
- Stephenson (3) — 2004, 2008, 2015
- Redan (2) — 2009, 2014
- Stone Mountain (2) — 1966, 1997
- Avondale (1) — 2006
- Druid Hills (1) — 1960
- Miller Grove (1) — 2012
- Sequoyah (1) — 1971
- Tucker (1) — 2014