Decatur High Playoff Games Continue This Week!

Get on out there and support our students! From The Decatur Minute

Decatur High School student athletes are having a great spring season.   Decatur residents have a chance to attend several state playoff games right here at home this week.   So make plans to come out and cheer on our local teams!

Decatur Varsity Soccer

  • Tuesday, May 2, Decatur Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Union Grove
    6 p.m.   Decatur High School stadium
  • Wednesday, May 3, Decatur Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Wayne County
    6 p.m.   Decatur High School Stadium

All games are $7

Decatur Varsity Baseball 2nd Round of GHSA Baseball State Playoffs

  • Wednesday, May 3, Decatur vs. Union Grove  Double header*
    4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. McKoy Park Field
  • Friday, May 5, If necessary, Game 3 is scheduled for at 5:55 p.m. McKoy Park Field

Ticket price is $10 but the entry ticket gets you both games on Wednesday.

Photo courtesy of Decaturish article

Emory and Atlanta Hawks Building Joint Training Facility in Brookhaven

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Big news for the new city of Brookhaven.  The city of Brookhaven sent out this release yesterday afternoon…

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and Emory Healthcare today announced plans to partner as well as build a first-of-its-kind training and sports medicine center in Brookhaven’s Executive Park, which will serve as the team’s official practice site.
The 90,000-square-foot facility will be located on about five acres at 22 Executive Park Drive, and is expected to bring at least 200 permanent jobs to the city. The development of the Brookhaven site will not require any rezoning action by the city’s planning commission.
“The City of Brookhaven is proud to be home to the Atlanta Hawks and Emory Healthcare,” Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst said. “This innovative training and sports medical facility fits within our City’s vision for smart growth and a high quality of life. Bringing an elite athletic franchise and world class healthcare to Brookhaven fosters investment, visibility and well-being for our vibrant community. We welcome the Atlanta Hawks, Emory Healthcare and their visitors to Brookhaven.”

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Suburban Lanes Will Be Renamed “Comet Pub & Lanes” and Other Details About the New Space

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Catching up from last week, but this is still certainly worth mentioning.

Atlanta Magazine reported a lot of interesting new facts about the future of Suburban Lanes in Suburban Plaza.

First things first, the alley will be renamed “Comet Pub & Lanes”.  (You can check out their Facebook page here)  Co-Owner Ethan Wurtzel tells Atlanta Magazine that the new space will have a “funkier, vintage” vibe to it.  The magazine elaborates…

The venue will have 32 lanes and vintage arcade games like pinball, plus shuffleboard and pool tables. About 90 percent of the space will be remodeled to include reclaimed church pews as on-lane seating, couches, and a bar made from a reclaimed bowling alley.

They’ll also be adding a full kitchen and bar with 15-20 beers on draft and wine by the glass or bottle, along with cocktail offerings.

Twain’s Owners Buy Suburban Lanes

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From Twain’s website

Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards is happy to announce that we have acquired the former Suburban Lanes, and plan to reopen the space in the fall of 2015 after a much needed remodel in true Twain’s style. The bowling alley has been a longstanding fixture in Decatur and we look forward to carrying it into the next phase of its history as a funky bowling center that recreational bowlers and league enthusiasts will love.

Plans are to provide an entertaining and engaging atmosphere for all ages that includes a modern bowling experience and other social games for all skill levels and interests. We will offer a vibrant food and beverage program featuring craft beers, a full bar, hand tossed pizza, burgers and plates designed for sharing. As at Twain’s we will be committed to using locally sourced goods whenever it’s possible.

We are excited to be bringing the metro area a new and soon to be favorite place for hanging with friends and family, enjoying the camaraderie, with the great food and beers that you have come to expect from the folks at Twain’s. Come join us in the fall, see the changes, feel the excitement! We look forward to serving you in the fall!

Decatur Girls & Boys Soccer Teams Lose Semi-Final Matches

bulldogThis news a bit old to those in-the-know, but I wanted to close this loop, since someone asked me recently what happened in the Decatur High Boys & Girls Soccer semi-final matches last week.

Michael posted this final update on Next Door

As I have posted several notices recently about Decatur High soccer, I want to post one final update. Sadly, both the girls and the boys lost in their semi-final matches. The girls lost 6-1 to a strong Westminster team on Tuesday. The boys lost to Calhoun High School in a heartbreaking shootout on Thursday. Obviously, both teams had impressive seasons, each finishing as one of the top four teams in the state in their classification. Nice run, Bulldogs. Thank you for an exciting soccer season. We look forward to another one next year!

What a great run by Decatur High’s Boys and Girls Soccer teams this year!

Decatur Girls Soccer Team Advances to State Semi-Finals

86-10133The Decatur Girls Soccer Team is also on a roll.  They recently defeated Savannah Arts to advance to the semi-final game vs. Westminster.  Michael again provides details…

The Decatur Girls Soccer team traveled to Savannah on Friday where they played Savannah Arts in the AAA quarter-finals. In a tough but well-fought game, they outscored their opponents 2-1. Junior Caroline Bailey scored early in the first half with an assist from Senior Amani Bright. The first half ended 1-0 Decatur. In the second half, Savannah Arts tied the game. With 15 minutes left to play, Caroline Bailey sealed the victory with a game-winning goal on an assist from Senior Bella Reiss. The girls now move on to the semi-finals for the second year in a row. Next game for the Bulldog girls is Tuesday, May 12. They will play Westminster at Westminster.
It should be noted that this is a very young team. Eleven seniors graduated from last year’s talented team. They were replaced this year by a strong group of freshmen many of whom are now starters. Fans can expect exciting soccer like this year’s season for the next few years.

Decatur Boys Soccer Team Advances to Quarter-Finals, Today at 2p

86-10133A bit last minute, but if you’re looking for some entertainment this afternoon, head on down to Decatur High School stadium!  The Boys Soccer team is in the quarter-finals.  Michael sent in the details.

With great fan support from the Decatur community, the Decatur Bulldog boys soccer team was able to defeat Sonoraville High School Wednesday night 6-0 in the second round of the State Playoffs. In the first round of the playoffs, they travelled two hours to Sandersville, GA, last Friday where they defeated Washington County 11-1.  The Bulldogs now advance to the Elite 8 of the State Playoffs.

The Decatur boys will play host on Saturday to Dawson County High School.  Kickoff will be at 2:00 PM at Decatur High School.  Per Georgia High School Association regulations, tickets are $7.00 with ages 5 and under free. The Decatur community – and any other fans of good soccer – are invited to come out and cheer on the Decatur High Boys Soccer team as they look to advance to the Final Four!

The AJC wrote about the boy’s soccer team’s recent success recently.  Check it out!