DBB Needs YOU!!
Decatur Bulldog Boosters has two open board positions for the 2021-2022 school year — treasurer and concessions. The duties involved with each role are listed below and each can be filled by either a chair or co-chairs. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There also are tons of other ways to support DBB through fundraisers, spirit wear and special events, so consider getting involved for next year and help support our awesome Decatur athletes!
Treasurer/Chair of Finance Committee
DHS Varsity Baseball Coach Robby Gilbert clinched his 100th win at Decatur with Friday night’s 4-3 win over Chamblee. Coach Gilbert, who is in his 5th season at Decatur, has led the varsity baseball team to three region championships. He has also had the privilege of coaching numerous athletes who continued their baseball career at the college level.
“This 100 win milestone wouldn't have been possible without all my former fans, current players and the amazing coaching staff and parents I've had along the way," says Coach Gilbert. "I'm very thankful for all who have helped me reach this milestone and look forward to many more victories for Decatur Baseball."
Photo Credit: Keson Graham
DHS Football Looks to the Future
DHS Football is in search of the next group of student-athletes to join the program. If you're interested in becoming a part of a great (and winning!) program, email Coach Felton (email@example.com) to learn more.
Photo Credit: Keson Graham
|Decatur Baseball Seeking Alumni Feedback|
Calling all Decatur Bulldog baseball alumni. If you are a Decatur Bulldog Baseball Alumni please fill out this form for Coach Gilbert. Decatur baseball is trying to update the baseball program's records as well as gauge interest in hosting a Decatur baseball alumni fundraiser game in the future.
Don't forget to purchase your DBB membership to get access to all of those spring sports! Memberships can be purchased here.
All DBB members should have received an email within the past week, confirming their membership status. These emails should be used as proof of membership for entrance to spring sports. If you bought a DBB membership earlier this year and did not receive a membership email recently, please contact Kris Carter.
Get Your DHS Swag
Get ready to show your Bulldog spirit at spring games with your favorite gear! We have stadium seats to keep you comfortable while you watch, and fleece pullovers and blankets for those chilly spring evenings. Show your Bulldog spirit and grab some swag.
Swimming and Diving Finish with a Splash
The swim and dive season came to a close last week with the GHSA state meet, which was held at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Freshman diver Maya Mikrut qualified for and competed in the diving competition Tuesday, finishing 7th overall. The girls swim team finished 7th out of all 4A and 5A school teams. The boys team finished 9th.
Sixteen DHS swimmers qualified for the meet. Top 20 finishes include:
Due to the pandemic, the swim season was short and many meets were rescheduled or cancelled, but the 45 swimmers on the team were champs dealing with the uncertainty and flexibility that this season required.
Advantage DHS Tennis
With last year’s season cut short by the pandemic, this year’s tennis team is back to developing skills and building the program. Although the tennis team graduated three players from both the girls and boys teams, this year’s team is a young team with much talent and promise for the future.
Tennis will compete against a new conference/division this year, and players have been separated into four smaller teams, with 10 players each on the varsity boys and girls teams, and nine each on JV. Having four teams instead of the typical two ensures more playing time and more individual attention from the coaches. DHS has formed a partnership with UTA at Agnes Scott and is working with Glenlake Tennis Center to allow students to practice both early in the morning and after school. This arrangement and the varied practice times has allowed DHS to create a true JV program with its own schedules that will be a pipeline for future talent. Creating these JV teams is particularly impressive this year, when several high schools have not been able to field teams.
Despite the challenges brought by Covid, the tennis team has found a way to be creative and create opportunities for students to develop in the sport. One of the things the team is doing is “Conditioning Fridays” in which the team captains lead players in speed, agility, balance and endurance. The team also has “challenge ladders” across the teams, which encourages healthy competition through inter-team matches and allows players to move up and secure their spots on the match starting lineups.
Baseball Prepares for New Season with Fundraiser
Like every other program in the nation, the Decatur Bulldogs were extremely disappointed that the 2020 season had to be cancelled, especially considering the amount of talent that had been grown within the program over the past several years. Although it was the right decision for everyone, it was very tough to see the Class of 2020 not get to finish what they started.
With that being said, the 2021 Bulldogs return three starters from 2020 but have a lot of good talent in the program, albeit inexperienced on the varsity level. The Bulldogs will look to continue to raise the bar of expectations and carry on the tradition set forth by previous teams of winning the region championship, hosting playoff games and making a deep run in the state playoffs.
To kick off the season, Decatur Baseball is having a BBQ fundraiser.
DATE: February 17, 2021
LOCATION: City Barbeque Decatur, 2511 Blackmon Dr.
The team will receive 20% of the proceeds from every order!
Orders can be placed in person, over the phone, or online . Just be sure to mention code FundA.
Remember: all orders have to be picked up or delivered on February 17, 2021 from City Barbeque Decatur for it to count toward our fundraiser.
|JOIN OUR DBB MEETINGS
DBB meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the DHS Activities Building. The next meeting is March 8 at 6:30 p.m. If you’re interested in attending, please contact Stephanie Clark.