Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The third annual games are scheduled for Clarkston's Hallford Stadium on May 20.
The third annual DeKalb County All-Star Soccer games will be played at James. R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Monday, May 20. The two games (girls and boys) match the top DeKalb County soccer players from Inside the Perimeter schools vs. Outside the Perimeter schools. The girls game kicks off the event at 5:30 p.m. as the OTP squad tries to break the ITP’s two game winning streak. The OTP squad is coached by Dunwoody’s Edgar Flores and assisted by Tricia Silvera and features some of the top scorers in the county including Southwest DeKalb senior Kristen Peagler who set the season scoring record for the county with 55 goals in 2013. Peagler is joined on the team by the county’s second leading scorer in Tucker junior Daijah De Ramus (42…
Tucker High School safety/outside linebacker has had offers from several schools including Ohio State.
On Twitter, there have been several retweets about the news that Ohio State and other schools have extended offers to Tucker High School safety/outside linebacker Kirk Tucker. Among them: Tucker (Ga.) S Kirk Tucker says K-State offered today es.pn/Wg3YAp#Wildcats#KState Tucker (Ga.) S/OLB Kirk Tucker @YouWannaBe_KPT talks about his recent offer from #OhioState According to Ohio State's Bucknuts site, Tucker will attend the school's camp on June 21.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tucker players are in the roster.
Georgia State University is playing host to the 2013 DeKalb County Junior and Senior All-Star Baseball Classics on Tuesday, May 28 at GSU's Baseball Complex next to Panthersville Stadium. The format is different this year as the teams will be split from the East and West sides of the county instead of North and South. The squads will be made up of the top 18 juniors and seniors from each side. The Juniors kick off the new format at 4 p.m. in a single nine inning game in the fifth annual contest. The East will be coached by Arabia Mountain’s Eric Hoxie and assisted by Stephenson’s Marco Jackson. The West squad is led by Columbia’s Steve Dennis and assisted by Chamblee’s Brian Ely. The All-Stars from the East team feature some of the best …
Monday, May 13, 2013
From youth sports to adult leagues, and teams on their way to the playoffs to those reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action this spring and summer!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field, on the links, in the pool, or on the tennis courts, spring and summer sports are in full swing and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Tucker Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Interested? E-mail email@example.com today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tucker finishes 12-6-1 on the season and as the Region 6-AAAAA runner-up.
The 2013 soccer seasons came to an end for the Tucker Tigers and Druid Hills Red Devils with losses in the second round of their respective state playoffs. The No. 9 ranked Tucker Tigers traveled to No. 6 ranked Allatoona on Wednesday and lost a tight 2-1 decision to the Buccaneers to fall out of the Class AAAAA state playoffs. Tucker finishes 12-6-1 on the season and as the Region 6-AAAAA runner-up. Druid Hills battled North Cobb to a 0-0 deadlock for 52 minutes before North Cobb scored two goals on the way to a 2-0 victory at Hallford Stadium on Wednesday night. The Warriors broke the ice with a header into the goal with 28:18 remaining in the game to go up 1-0. Druid Hills got two point blank shots at the 12:35 mark, but could not get …
Tucker realtor sponsoring a field day for child survivors of war.
Staff from Keller Williams Realty in Tucker will spend time today, Thursday, May 9, with Fugees Family students for an afternoon of soccer. It takes place at Milam Park in Clarkston from 12 until 3:30 p.m. Fugees Family is a non-profit organization devoted to working with child survivors of war. They build upon the power of soccer to galvanize the kids by giving them the support and structure they need to realize their vast potential. Seven years ago, Coach Luma Mufleh started a Fugees team to provide refugee boys with free access to organized soccer. Since then, programming has grown to include year-round soccer for 86 boys and girls aged 10-18, after-school tutoring and soccer for 50 elementary-aged students, a private academy serving …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Jamoris Slaughter was drafted in the sixth round, news outlets report.
News outlets including the Champion Newspaper report that the Cleveland Browns drafted Jamoris Slaughter, a Tucker High School alum. The Browns drafted Slaughter in the sixth round, according to the newspaper. Slaughter, who suffered an injury in his 2012 season with Notre Dame, was among four former DeKalb students recently drafted by NFL teams, the Champion reported.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Tigers came from behind to beat the Osborne Cardinals on Wednesday.
The Tucker Tigers won a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Osborne Cardinals on Wednesday at Hallford Stadium as part of a DeKalb County soccer playoff triple-header. The Region 6-AAAAA No. 2 seeded Tigers found themselves trailing 2-1 with just over seven minutes left in the game and that is when Shadrack Nsukami stepped up to rally his team to victory. “Osborne was a good team,” said Tucker Head Coach Tim Newmyer. “I don’t know how they were just a No. 3 seed. They got out on us and we were kind of in a daze in the first half.” Vital Nizigiyimana crossed the ball into the box to teammate Neo Gaye with seven minutes to play. Gaye’s shot was deflected and Nsukami got the carom, shot and knotted the game with the No. 3 seeded …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Local players well represented in this week's matches.
The 2013 GHSA Soccer State Playoffs kick off on Tuesday, April 30, with 12 DeKalb County teams tapped to play. Girls’ teams from Druid Hills, Lakeside, Dunwoody, Arabia Mountain and Chamblee open on that first day along with the Lakeside boys’ team. Wednesday, May 1 has six DeKalb County boys’ teams set to play including Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Clarkston, Stone Mountain and Tucker. The Druid Hills Lady Red Devils (10-5-1) host Westlake (7-4) in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs in a game set for 6:30 p.m. at Adams Stadium. It is Druid Hills' first state playoff appearance since a first round loss to Cartersville in the 2009 season. The Lady Red Devils are 2-6 overall in the state playoffs. DeKalb will host a pair of …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Local four-star footballer is about to commit - somewhere.
Tucker defensive tackle Elisha Shaw attended Alabama's A-Day spring game over the weekend and came away impressed. Shaw was among a group of elite prospects in Tuscaloosa on Saturday and the experience may well have narrowed his choices. Shaw's video highlights "You just don't see excitement like this at other schools for a spring game," Shaw told AL.com. "Everybody's into it, everybody's supportive of this program all year long. It's really unique." Shaw is rated the nation's No. 2 defensive tackle prospect by the 247Composite rankings and almost committed to Alabama during the visit. "Alabama's definitely No. 1 on my list now," Shaw said. But Georgia, Florida State, Auburn and Ole Miss are still on his list. "Coach Saban told me he …