From left, Dutchtown seniors DeAndre Watson, Bryce Parks and Luther Moore have helped the Bulldogs to unprecedented success. (Special Photo: Cady Studios)

Dutchtown boys basketball looking to ‘seize the moment’ in state tournament

By Bill Renje | @BillRenje (Twitter) Few people thought much of the Dutchtown basketball team as the season began in mid-November. Nobody, including the Bulldogs themselves, thought they’d be hosting a state playoff game for the first time in school history after finishing as Region 4-AAAAA runner-up with a program best 19-8 record. Although the

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Dutchtown girls basketball coach April Tate said she sees her athletes as if they were her own children. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

GABRIEL STOVALL: The sportswriter’s recap to an emotional state tournament weekend

We’re almost 72 hours past last weekend’s state tournament Final Four round — the next to last week of basketball season — and I’m still thinking about the action. Well, more so the emotions than the actions. The end of a season. That last game. It’s always been an interesting moment in my life as

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Forest Park junior Alexis High, left, tries to console senior Kerry Watson after the Lady Panthers' 55-44 semifinal loss to Stephenson (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

STATE TOURNAMENT BASKETBALL: Forest Park comes up short in semis once again, this time against Stephenson

  By Gabriel Stovall FORT VALLEY, Ga. — The Forest Park Lady Panthers are now 0 for their last 3 in state semifinals games. This time it was the Stephenson Lady Jaguars who put a halt to the state championship aspirations of coach Steve Cole and his Forest Park squad by handing them a

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The Dutchtown girls basketball team will face No. 2 Mays in the semis today. (Special Photo)

STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Four Southern Crescent teams in action today

  By Gabriel Stovall And then there were four. The four-county Southern Crescent area began the state basketball tournament with 23 schools, and that number has been whittled down to four — three girls squads and the defending boys Class AAAA champion Jonesboro Cardinals. Jonesboro and the Fayette County Lady Tigers will be playing

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