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Randall Archer takes over as new Varsity head coach

Randall Archer takes over as new Varsity head coach

February 8, 2019

The Decatur Boys varsity lacrosse team recently adopted Randall Archer as the new head coach after a five year interim period between permanent head coaches. Archer, who took over as head coach from Adam Pinsley, is one of the few head coaches to work at the school, a position which he feels has made it easier to connect with the team.

DHS mock trial team wins first competition of the year

DHS mock trial team wins first competition of the year

February 8, 2019

On Feb. 2, the Dekalb County courthouse was full of ongoing trials and debating high school students. Students played the role of attorneys, witnesses, time keepers and court artists as they argued against other schools and presented a case before a judge. After a make-up round took place on Wednesday the 6th, Decatur’s mock trial team won first place.

Interest in gymnastics grows at Decatur

Interest in gymnastics grows at Decatur

November 13, 2018

Many Decatur students have grown up participating in gymnastics, but since Decatur High School does not have a gymnastics team or club, many have struggled to find a suitable team. Robert Pope wanted to change that, so he approached the athletics department with his idea.

Not Your Ordinary Podcast

Not Your Ordinary Podcast

October 1, 2018

The popular high school story: a group of students, all attending the same school and living in the s...

Students gain new perspectives in the mountains

Students gain new perspectives in the mountains

March 13, 2018

During the first semester of the school year, sophomore Henry Yates was learning about global food economics instead of the American Revolution, and backpacking through the Blue Ridge mountains instead of walking to Chemistry. This was everyday life at the Outdoor Academy (OA).

Varsity basketball team grows

Varsity basketball team grows

January 5, 2018

Hoping to better support students, Coach Roberts expands the program.

Into the Open Field

Into the Open Field

November 15, 2017

Students shout her name and wave signs of support for number 32. Three quarters pass and she still isn’t in the game. She waits, the nervous smile on her face mirroring the crowd’s anticipation. Midway through the fourth quarter, Coach Felton finally calls her over. “Alright Coach, I need to know: do I just run at them?” Chloe Soto said. Knowing one week is hardly enough to learn the intricate and tough sport of football, Coach Felton tells her to do her best. Soto walks to midfield to check in for the next play. As she and fellow sophomore Jada Harris cross the white line on Decatur’s artificial turf to enter the game, the crowd roars. “It was weird because we were all on the sidelines and then when we got on the playing field, everyone went crazy,” Soto said. “But it was only a two-foot difference.” This “two-foot difference” between the field and the sideline no longer separates Soto from the team as a passive observer; instead, she becomes one of the first two girls to play for the Decatur football team. Soto lines up as a linebacker for the subsequent play. The player opposite her on the North Atlanta offensive line hears Soto’s high-pitched voice, sees the makeup on her face and stands up. After a second, he returns to his stance. “You’re a girl?”

Baseball team approaches core of region play

Baseball team approaches core of region play

March 31, 2017

The baseball team has been rolling through region play and these are statistics to show it.

Tennis team fundraises for new court

Tennis team fundraises for new court

October 28, 2016

The tennis is fundraising for a new court. The team created a GoFundMe page and also set up a booth at the Decatur Book Festival to raise funds

Baseball team curves new changes

Baseball team curves new changes

August 25, 2016

Last season the Decatur baseball team made an impressive run all the way to the Sweet 16. Sadly, many players could not attend the final game, and according to current senior Pete Sass, who pitched that night, the game was “difficult to play.”

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