The Hardwood Heroes: The Dubs are Ready to Run


Aydan Morales

Instant Classic: The Dubs prepared for their season in their annual Black & Silver Scrimmage.

With the temperature dropping it is time to move inside, trading in the cleats for some Kyrie’s and the gridiron for the hardwood. Overshadowed by the Warriors’ historic playoff run, the Dubs have had a quiet 2-0 start to their season, with quality–and electric–wins against Clarkston High and Midtown. With a newly constructed roster and region, hopes are high for North Atlanta’s hardwood heroes. 

The Dubs squad is loaded with talent this year. Star players such as senior guards Josh Goode and Isaiah Louro, along with juniors Josh Griffith and Nico Michaels, hope to lead the squad throughout the grueling dominant 24-game season. “The region is tough, but so are we,” said junior guard Will Burke. “We have the skills to compete each and every day,”

2022-2023 brought major changes to the athletic scene, including the realignment of regions. The Warriors will take on tough and unfamiliar competition, including the likes of St. Pius and Marist, two historically quality programs. Despite the dramatic changes, the team is confident in their abilities and believes they match up well with their opponents. “We have big-time hoopers that make big-time plays, ” said junior forward Josiah Coleman.  

Led by longtime coach Kerry Sarden, the Dubs have worked around the clock to be competitive night in and night out. Between summer workouts and fall league, the guys have prepared their minds and bodies for the upcoming season. This is evident in the win against Midtown which came down to the wire, but thanks to clutch offensive play and tenacious plays on defense, the Dubs to the dub. “It is early but we have already had some really good runs,” said senior big Ryan Parks. 

Historically, basketball games have never gotten the love they deserve. The crowds tend to be smaller than those at Henderson Stadium in Midtown, but the players, managers, and coaching staff hope to change that this season. “We want the attendance that the football team gets,” said senior manager Calista Fortin. “The team runs on the noise and energy of the crowd.”

The Dubs are ready to hit the hardwood this year. With upcoming games against Carver, Trinity Christian, and Forest Park, this year’s squad is looking to ride their current win streak for as long as possible. Grab your tickets, fill out the bleachers, and get ready to lose your voice, because the Dubs are ready to put on a show.