Sunday, March 17, 2013
Thousands of runners, volunteers and spectators will take over the streets of Virginia-Highland and Druid Hills for the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon.
Residents, take note. You may need to plan ahead to move your car or reschedule some Sunday morning activities due to the flow of runners passing through Virginia-Highland and Druid Hills for the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon. Most of the runners passing through Virginia-Highland and Druid Hills will be taking part in the half marathon, which will have the biggest impact on Ponce de Leon, Highland Avenue, Virginia Avenue and Park Drive. But the full marathon course will also wind through parts of Druid Hills and affect streets including Lullwater, Oakdale and Springdale. Street closings in the area could start at early as 7 a.m. and some streets are not schedule to be completely reopened before 1:15 p.m. See the PDF attached …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Here are some photos from this past Friday's event.
Murphey Candler Park Girls Softball League held its opening day ceremonies this past Saturday, March 9. Here are some photos of the event. Murphey Candler Girls’ Softball Association (MCGSA) introduced girl’s fastpitch softball to Atlanta in 1968. The league has grown by 30 percent over the past year.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis will throw out the first pitch during ceremonies beginning at 5:30 pm on Friday.
Opening Day ceremonies for Murphey Cander Park's boys baseball and girls softball is set for Friday afternoon at 5:30. The park's girls softball opening day ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday at 12:00. This is the first season for the park's organizers in the newly formed city of Brookhaven. Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis will throw out the first pitch during the opening day ceremonies. "Last year was an exciting year for Murphey Candler Little League (MCLL)," wrote president Scott Ackaway on the league's website. "For the first time in over 25 years, MCLL hosted nine other Little League parks from across the state in the 2012 Georgia State Little League Tournament. We showcased not only our park but also the many committed volunteers …
Marist will host a collegiate lacrosse game on Friday night at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon is set for Sunday, March 17, and Dunwoody Patch wants your pictures!
Are you training for the upcoming Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17? Dunwoody Patch wants to hear your story. Share your training tips, your preparation techniques, and your thoughts and experiences in participating in this major annual event in metro Atlanta. The 2013 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon will host more than 16,000 runners and head through some of the most noteworthy and historic areas in greater Atlanta, including Piedmont Park, and the start and finish area in Centennial Olympic Park. Participants have until March 10, 2013 to register. In between training, check out this video from last year's race.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The IOC's decision to remove one of its oldest sports sent shock waves throughout the wrestling world. Patch wants to know what you think.
The recent decision by the International Olympic Committee to drop wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games stunned and disappointed wrestling coaches across metro Atlanta. The IOC’s decision really hit home with Patrick Ryan during the recent Georgia wrestling championship tournament in Macon. Ryan, Lithonia High School’s wrestling coach, said his all-time best wrestler told him, “I don’t even want to wrestle anymore.” “Here is my all-time greatest wrestler, telling me he wants to quit,” Ryan said, “and I had to convince him to keep going.” In a secret vote, the International Olympic Committee’s executive board decided to eliminate wrestling from the Olympics. The committee agreed to pare down the 26 sports it features to 25 so that a new …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
But coaches in our communities' believe the IOC could reinstate the sport into the 2020 Games.
Describing himself as "stunned" when he heard the news, Dunwoody High School head wrestling coach Ed Winterstein still doesn't understand the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to remove the sport from the 2020 Games. "I don't understand what the rationale is," said Winterstein. "I couldn't believe it when I heard it. How do you replace an international sport like this one in the Olympics?" The IOC agreed to pare down the 26 sports it features to 25 so that a new sport could join the lineup in 2020. Wrestling has a chance to make it back into the Olympics, but the Los Angeles Times said that was unlikely now that it has been cut. In neighboring Sandy Springs, Holy Innocents assistant wrestling coach Stacey Davis is confident…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Dunwoody High football star - and cancer survivor - will play for Centre College.
Dunwoody Wildcat defensive end Steven Camara was just 13 years old when he started having pain in his side and spent three days sick with a fever. A trip to the doctor revealed the young football player had a tumor under his left lung and was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma. Four years later and after three and a half years of chemotherapy treatments Camara did the improbable by signing a college football scholarship with Division III Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Centre is a member of the Southern Athletic Association. “Signing day is a life changing moment for most families as their children get scholarships to continue their educations,” said Dunwoody head football coach Jim Showfety. “For Steven that life changing moment was …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
DE Steven Camara, a cancer survivor, has committed to Centre College.
Wednesday is National Signing Day, and student-athletes at Dunwoody High School will be declaring their collegiate plans at 2:30 pm. Particularly in the world of college football, "National Signing Day" has turned into something of a holiday for fans eager to find out if their favorite college program will get the top "blue-chip" recruits. But it's also an exciting day for athletes from soccer, baseball and every other sport. One of Dunwoody High's most inspiring stories is Steven Camara (DE, 6-2, 225), who has committed to Centre College. Camara was previously diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma and went through three years of chemotherapy. His last treatment was in September 2011, and he has been cancer-free ever since. With your help, …
Friday, February 1, 2013
OK, so the Falcons didn't make it. It's still one of the most-watched sporting events on the planet, and here's where you can catch it in Dunwoody.
I'm about to enter my own personal sports black hole. It happens every year at this time, the period between the end of football season and the start of baseball season, when there's absolutely nothing on the sports pages that interests me. Three (!) professional hockey teams have been ripped away from our city in my lifetime. I've never been a basketball fan. Even if I was, the Atlanta Hawks' owners are the same ones that sold off the Thrashers with not even a goodbye wave, so I'm boycotting them anyway. So before I enter two long months of sports-page hibernation, I'm going to enjoy Super Bowl XLVII with our annual gathering of friends on Sunday. I'll be making my usual two batches of Super Bowl chili (one with and one without, beans) …