Chamblee Duo Participating in GADC All-State Softball Game
Chamblee's Savannah Russell (top) and Lily McCord were selected to play in Saturdays GADC Softball All-State games at Truist Park. (Photos by Mark Brock) Chamblee senior pitcher Lily [...]
Blue Closes Series Gap with 17-1 Win over the Red All-Stars
Dunwoody's Alani Moore (11) holds Stephenson's Maiah Lenz close the bag druing the 2022 DCSD Senior All-Star Softball Classic. (Photo by Mark Brock) The Blue All-Stars pulled with [...]
Lakeside Hosting 17th Annual DCSD Senior All-Star Softball Classic
Chamblee pitcher Lily McCord (top photo) and Arabia Mountain centerfielder Tania Shoulders (bottom photo) will face off for the final time in 2022 as part of the 17th Annual [...]
Chamblee Rally Comes Up Short in Opening Round of 5A State Softball Tourney
Chamblee's Kate Sarago had a clutch single to drive in the Bulldog's second run in a 5-2 loss to Loganville in the first round of the Class 5A state [...]
Chamblee Blows Out McIntosh 9-1 to Win Class 5A Super Regional
Lily McCord pitched five inningss, struck out six and was 2-3 at the plate with 3 RBI to lead the Chamblee Lady Bulldogs to a 9-1 win over McIntosh [...]
Chamblee Advances to Super Regional Finals with Two Wins on Thursday
Chamblee first baseman Rachel Axelson makes the grab for an out against McIntosh's Emily Veerman (9) in Chamblee's Game 1 10-2 win. (Photo by Mark Brock) Chamblee advanced [...]
Dunwoody Needs One Win to Advance to Super Regional Finals
Arabia Mountain's Makayla Smith slides in safely at home during the Lady Rams win over the Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers earlier this season. The Lady Rams take on Northside [...]
Eight DeKalb Co. Softball Teams Open GHSA State Playoffs this Week
Chamblee's Ava Pellettieri takes a big swing in action earlier this season against Lakeside. Chamblee is hosting a Class 5A Super Regional on Thursday and Friday. (Photo by Mark [...]
Arabia Mountain Uses Big Innings to Knock Off SW DeKalb 18-3
Arabia Mountain's Makayla Smith slides in safely at home during the Lady Rams 18-3 win over the Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers on Wednesday at Arabia Mountain. (Photo by Mark [...]
Miller Grove Shuts Out Tucker 17-0 in Non-Region Matchup
Miller Grove's Sydnee Newby (left) rounds second heading to third as Tucker second baseman Semara Brutus looks for a throw from the outfield. Newby ended up with a triple [...]
Lakeside Falls 7-2 in Home Season Opener against Chamblee
Chamblee pitcher LIly McCord struck out 13 in a 7-2 win over Lakeside. (Photo by Mark Brock) Chamblee pitcher Lily McCord struck out 13 to lead the Lady [...]
Blue Senior All-Stars Rally Past Red 7-5 in DCSD All-Star Softball Classic
Decatur's Sarah Moss (left) could not get the tag down in time as Dunwoody's Abby Hughes steals second. (Photo by Mark Brock) A five-run outburst in the top [...]
Chamblee Sweeps Coffee to Advance to Class 5A Elite 8
Chamblee's Rachel Axelson (75) makes a throw to Savannah Russell (center) to get Coffee runner Saniya Hill (8) out at first during Chamblee's opening game win in the two [...]
Chamblee Lone DeKalb Team to Advance to Softball Sweet 16
Chamblee's Savannah Russell and her teammates are heading to the Sweet 16 of the Class 5A state playoffs following a sweep of Cass. (Photo by Mark Brock) The [...]
Seven DeKalb Softball Teams Start Playoffs This Week
Chamblee's Parker Smith and her Lady Bulldog teammates host Cass in a Class 5A state playoffs doubleheader today at 2:00 pm. (Photo by Mark Brock) Four of seven [...]
Chamblee Rides Axelson’s Arm in 11-0 Win over Northview
Chamblee's Margaret Axelson struck out 10 Northview batters and got her 300th career strikeout in Chamblee's 11-0 win on Senior Night. (Photo by Mark Brock) Senior Margaret Axelson [...]
Lithonia Uses Big Innings to Knock Off 5-5A Softball Foe Clarkston
Clarkston's Rah K La (left) checks Lithonia first baseman Kaliyah Poole (right) after getting a lead on a pitch during Lithonia's 22-10 win in Region 5-5A girls' softball action. [...]
DeKalb Softball Teams Fall in First Round of State Playoffs
Lakeside's Avery Simpson had one of two hits in the first game of the Class 6A playoffs. (Photo by Mark Brock) All eight DeKalb softball teams were eliminated [...]
Druid Hills Defeats Arabia Mountain 8-1 in Region 4-6A Softball
Druid Hills' Erielle Reid beats the tag of Arabia Mountain's Ashley Brown to score one of her three runs in the Red Devilsl' 8-1 Region 6-4A victory on Thursday. [...]
Dunwoody Rallies Late to Knock Off Chamblee in Softball Opener
Dunwoody freshman Lindsay Parkes pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to keep Dunwoody in the game down 2-0. (Photo by Mark Brock) Freshman Lindsay Parkes pitched [...]
DeKalb County Schools Schools could be the birthplace of fastpitch softball on the state level. The county had 18 of the 21 teams that participated in the inaugural season in 1993.
The other three entries were Marist, Berkmar and Meadowcreek. Dunwoody established itself as the powerhouse over the first four years of state competition by compiling a record of 101-15 under co-coaches Lynn Maddox and Cheryl Finke.
The Lady Wildcats won at least 17 games every year from 1993 to 1998, while finishing first or second over the first four (1993 to 1996). Dunwoody lost in the inaugural state title series after winning the first of a three-game set against Meadowcreek, losing the final game 2-1.
The Lady Wildcats bounced back for a 26-3 record and a four-game sweep in the state tournament in 1994 to claim the county’s first of two state titles, both owned by Dunwoody.
The 1995 title went to Oconee County with two straight losses in the final series. The 1996 season was another bounce back year for the Lady Wildcats with their second state title in three years.
DeKalb went through a four year dry spell in reaching the state playoffs until the 2001 season when Tucker advanced to the Class AAAA state tournament, but came up short in the bid for the title.
State Titles (2)
Dunwoody (2) – 1994, 1996