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Post by buckeye1981 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:05 pm

Predictions for the Bulldogs?



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Post by 93Bulldog » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:27 pm

Deep, still a little young, but talented. A repeat to the Convo is not out of the realm of possibility.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by football life » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:36 pm

watched them play at Jackson summer league Wednesday. Not sure if that was their full compliment of players or not, but I thought they struggled. effort was there, but really seemed to lack a bonified scorer.

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Post by 93Bulldog » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:25 am

Dickleman, Hines, Maxfield, Butcher - all football players - weather they were there or not, I don't know.

And I would assume the Dogs will struggle for a short time, Griff dominated the ball so much and scored (and shot) a ton. It's going to take awhile to adjust to life without him.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by spartans_fan » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:29 am

93Bulldog wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:25 am
Dickleman, Hines, Maxfield, Butcher - all football players - weather they were there or not, I don't know.

And I would assume the Dogs will struggle for a short time, Griff dominated the ball so much and scored (and shot) a ton. It's going to take awhile to adjust to life without him.
really agree with that statement. Athens has the deepest team in the TVC, but inexperienced at the same time. Learning to deal with pressure and stress is going to be something new for these basketball players. When you only had to get the ball to Giff in the past it makes shooting the ball a lot easier.

I think Athens will be fine. Won't win the league, but will finish no worse than tied for second.

Good Luck this summer.

Go TVC!

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Post by 93Bulldog » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:04 am

If they can utilize their size & strength, they have a chance of upsetting vinton & grabing a share of the title. Butcher is huge, Hines is a 6'4 legit post player, dickleman 6'3 with hops, Maxfield 6'1 middle linebacker type now ... all 4 football players & physical. Cozart can score, but the big X factor will be Saltzmen. If he matures, gets more aggressive then Athens will be tough to handle.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by ShoeHorn » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:09 pm

93Bulldog wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:04 am
If they can utilize their size & strength, they have a chance of upsetting vinton & grabing a share of the title. Butcher is huge, Hines is a 6'4 legit post player, dickleman 6'3 with hops, Maxfield 6'1 middle linebacker type now ... all 4 football players & physical. Cozart can score, but the big X factor will be Saltzmen. If he matures, gets more aggressive then Athens will be tough to handle.
Treyce Albin will have a break out senior campaign.

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Post by 93Bulldog » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:31 pm

Dang! I forgot all about treyce. Great point.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by ShoeHorn » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:49 pm

93Bulldog wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:31 pm
Dang! I forgot all about treyce. Great point.
Should have some length and athleticism. Seniors - Cozart, Saltzman, Dickelman, Albin, Koska & Whitehead. Juniors - Hynes, Chubb, Maxfield and Gerig. Sophomore - Butcher

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Post by 93Bulldog » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:14 pm

Wth

Forgot about Chubb too!

Eli at 6'3 will definitely make an impact.

Athens can run 9 or 10 deep & not really have much drop off.

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Post by 93Bulldog » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:18 pm

6'0 saltzmen PG
5'10 Cozart SG
6'3 Dickleman SF
6'4 Hines PF
6'4 Butcher C
6'3 Chubb - can play 4 positions
6'1 Albin - can play 3 positions
6'1 Maxfield - can play 3 positions
6'2 Koska - can play 2 positions
6'0 Gherig - back up PG, could also play SG
6'2 whitehead - back up post

Coach Cozart has a lot to work with!

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by thebarlowbandit » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:10 pm

Cozart led the team in shots last year, things will not change in that realm. Look for him to dominate the scoring and be an all-state performer. The depth will be key as they work 10-11 kids in at four positions.

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Post by Johnstown » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:12 am

Mickey Cozart is in the process of developing a fantastic program through hard work and passion. The first three shootouts different players were missing. Word is this team is close knit which is always a factor. Four returning starters and physical maturity is a key in hs ball. The fellas have grown. Dickelman played AAU for the first time this summer Works out every day. Albin did great in track and grew in size and confidence. Butcher and Hines look strong. Saltzman now officially at 6'2" put on weight. Dalton is a marvelous shooter. Chubb is improving. Koska knocking down shots. Logan and his passion looks bigger.

Again hats off to Coach Cozart for the energy he brings . I think this team plays at Ohio U summer camp where the competition will go up several notches and the boys will grow closer.

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Post by 93Bulldog » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:11 am

Might have to go sit in the AC at the convo & watch some of those games if possible. When are they?

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Post by Ground Buck » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:14 pm

Johnstown wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:12 am
Mickey Cozart is in the process of developing a fantastic program through hard work and passion. The first three shootouts different players were missing. Word is this team is close knit which is always a factor. Four returning starters and physical maturity is a key in hs ball. The fellas have grown. Dickelman played AAU for the first time this summer Works out every day. Albin did great in track and grew in size and confidence. Butcher and Hines look strong. Saltzman now officially at 6'2" put on weight. Dalton is a marvelous shooter. Chubb is improving. Koska knocking down shots. Logan and his passion looks bigger.

Again hats off to Coach Cozart for the energy he brings . I think this team plays at Ohio U summer camp where the competition will go up several notches and the boys will grow closer.
An empty chair could coach that kind of talent. It should be a banner year for the puppies. Here's wishing them well. :mrgreen:

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by Truth&fiction » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:41 pm

Someone will have to step up and be the scorer beside Cozart. Last year he was in somewhat of the same as VC Yates and that was the best player got a lot of attention and they got a lot of open looks . When you are the marked player your open looks are not as often . It will be interesting who steps up. I look for the Bulldogs to have a good season but have not seen their schedule . Good luck to them Are they going to be at the OU Team camp for sure? Anyone have a list of teams ?

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Post by Sniper_Fan » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:32 pm

thebarlowbandit wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:10 pm
Cozart led the team in shots last year, things will not change in that realm. Look for him to dominate the scoring and be an all-state performer. The depth will be key as they work 10-11 kids in at four positions.
Couldn't agree more. Cozart will be all-state, I bet first team. I haven't seen a shooter like that in years around here.

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Post by VisionQuest » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:28 pm

I'm excited about this Athens team. This upcoming season I expect a few players to step out of the shadows of former shining star Griffin Lutz. Who will emerge remains to be seen?? The talent will be there and the Teamwork-This will be an Unselfish team. Athens was fairly young last year. The 3 Sophomores now Juniors-Hynes, Maxfield and Chubb saw significant Court time and matured and became more comfortable as the Season went on. Dalton Cozart toward the end of the Season carried the team on his shoulders and into The Convo. Micah Saltzman and Treyce Albin became more Aggressive and will need to Continue as they go into their Senior Campaigns- both will need to be floor Generals and try to fill the shoes of Lutz. Robert Dickelman will be a Force athletically and then add to the Mix fellow football players Isiah Butcher and Justin Hynes and Logan Maxfield-this will be a physical and athletic team in the paint and there are some Guards that can really shoot in Cozart, Saltzman, Henry Gehrig, Austin Koska and Eli Chubb-All 3 can hit the 3 on a consistent basis. VC and Athens will match up well this year-Meigs will be another contender in the TVC-OHIO. Should be an exciting Season.

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Post by dunkcity » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:41 pm

Will be an interesting year in SE Ohio and Athens.Athens looks revamped. Hynes and Dickelman are very dominant as inside forces Consensus says Hynes is the best in the area..Saltzman and Albin form a very quick first team back court. Saltzman is a solid 6'2" point that gets others involved , can score when he choses to and plays great defense.. Albin is lightening quick and can defend with aggression. Gets to the rim easily. He loves competition. Cozart has the green light to shoot and can knock down the open shot with consistency. Maxfield is a key. Off the bench Chubb and Butcher will produce and there is a solid supporting cast. Cozart is very comfortable as he enters year number two at the helm.

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Post by VisionQuest » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:35 pm

dunkcity wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:41 pm
Will be an interesting year in SE Ohio and Athens.Athens looks revamped. Hynes and Dickelman are very dominant as inside forces Consensus says Hynes is the best in the area..Saltzman and Albin form a very quick first team back court. Saltzman is a solid 6'2" point that gets others involved , can score when he choses to and plays great defense.. Albin is lightening quick and can defend with aggression. Gets to the rim easily. He loves competition. Cozart has the green light to shoot and can knock down the open shot with consistency. Maxfield is a key. Off the bench Chubb and Butcher will produce and there is a solid supporting cast. Cozart is very comfortable as he enters year number two at the helm.
You act as if you have a good handle on this team. With that being said I am curious as to who you you think the starting 5 will be at Athens?? Returning starters based on last season would be Dickelman, Hynes,
Cozart and Saltzman...Who gets the Coveted 5 Spot??...Do you go with Senior Albin, Juniors Maxfield or Chubb??-Does Sophomore Butcher have a Shot???-Looking for Thoughts on This-All 3 Can play-What a Good problem to have for Coach Cozart....

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Post by dunkcity » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:07 am

No one knows for sure. Cozart doing great job coaching so Bulldogs are in great hands. I think Butcher is only going to be a freshman and I think Chubb was a freshman last season. Albin, Hynes, Dickelman, Butcher, Maxfield and Chubb all play football so let us hope they are healthy. This might be best hoop team in years.

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Post by 93Bulldog » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:15 am

Butcher will be soph
Chubb a jr

Starting five will be irrelevant. 7 or 8 players are virtually interchangeable. I would even start a different lineup every game for the purpose of managing ego's.

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Post by spartans_fan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:18 pm

I would suggest if you have to manage egos in that manner, then you may have other issues.

I just think having someone to handle the ball during a press or with a lot of ball pressure is going to be key. Griffin has done it for the past four years, so none of the kids have experience at the varsity level handling the ball. Like I said, I think Athens will be the deepest team in the TVC this year, but egos and ball handling will be the biggest concerns for the bulldogs.

Go TVC.

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Post by Truth&fiction » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:33 pm

Let me see we have a projected 1st team ALL STATE PLAYER and consensus BEST post player in the area . TVC should be a given for the Bulldogs. VC you should concede right now .

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Post by 93Bulldog » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:27 pm

Athens doesnt seem to have an ego problem spartans fan, they are all pretty good kids. But its human nature to possess some sort of ego. I was suggesting since you have so many players who can play, multiple starting lineups will only enhance the TEAM concept.

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Post by Sniper_Fan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:19 pm

Coach Cozart has done a great job stepping in for a true legend - a man who was the face of Athens Basketball for years, a certain OHSAA Hall of Famer and someone they will probably name the gym after, and has continued on his proud legacy. Cozart is all about TEAM first and being unselfish, so he will be able to keep the kids focused on the prize. With so much young talent it helps to have a player like his son who has shown he can put the whole team on his back and carry them when they have growing pains. The Dogs will be fine.

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Post by BulldogFan6152 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:47 pm

93Bulldog wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:25 am
Dickleman, Hines, Maxfield, Butcher - all football players - weather they were there or not, I don't know.

And I would assume the Dogs will struggle for a short time, Griff dominated the ball so much and scored (and shot) a ton. It's going to take awhile to adjust to life without him.
I believe Maxfield goes to Atlanta for the summer to see family right?

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VisionQuest wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:28 pm
I'm excited about this Athens team. This upcoming season I expect a few players to step out of the shadows of former shining star Griffin Lutz. Who will emerge remains to be seen?? The talent will be there and the Teamwork-This will be an Unselfish team. Athens was fairly young last year. The 3 Sophomores now Juniors-Hynes, Maxfield and Chubb saw significant Court time and matured and became more comfortable as the Season went on. Dalton Cozart toward the end of the Season carried the team on his shoulders and into The Convo. Micah Saltzman and Treyce Albin became more Aggressive and will need to Continue as they go into their Senior Campaigns- both will need to be floor Generals and try to fill the shoes of Lutz. Robert Dickelman will be a Force athletically and then add to the Mix fellow football players Isiah Butcher and Justin Hynes and Logan Maxfield-this will be a physical and athletic team in the paint and there are some Guards that can really shoot in Cozart, Saltzman, Henry Gehrig, Austin Koska and Eli Chubb-All 3 can hit the 3 on a consistent basis. VC and Athens will match up well this year-Meigs will be another contender in the TVC-OHIO. Should be an exciting Season.
Maxfield had the hot hand on threes towards the end of the year and had some breakout games against Alexander, Wellston, Morgan and Sheridan after the Christmas holidays. It was like seeing a different player take over the court. Hines is always a force. I think the unknown will be Butcher. I think some of his attitude got him into trouble towards the end of the JV season and he's going to have to control that tempter a bit on varsity for the team to gain trust and gel with him. Your right though, they are a very unselfish team and would hate to see the great things that came out of the second half of the season lose traction with the talent they have. Chubb and Hynes will be big and I feel like there will be a very good distribution of points this season. The defense is strong and with just a few tweaks, I cant see many scoring more than 50 on them this year.

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Sniper_Fan wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:19 pm
Coach Cozart has done a great job stepping in for a true legend - a man who was the face of Athens Basketball for years, a certain OHSAA Hall of Famer and someone they will probably name the gym after, and has continued on his proud legacy. Cozart is all about TEAM first and being unselfish, so he will be able to keep the kids focused on the prize. With so much young talent it helps to have a player like his son who has shown he can put the whole team on his back and carry them when they have growing pains. The Dogs will be fine.
I am excited about Cozart's optimism and Team first mentality. Good leader and all the kids adapted to him well. For as many issues as we started with, Coach Cozart was quick to address and true up some of those holes and exposures down the stretch when we really needed these guys to come together. I believe some of the younger guys started feeling a sense of ownership to add to the solution finally and help Griffin out.

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VisionQuest wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:35 pm
dunkcity wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:41 pm
Will be an interesting year in SE Ohio and Athens.Athens looks revamped. Hynes and Dickelman are very dominant as inside forces Consensus says Hynes is the best in the area..Saltzman and Albin form a very quick first team back court. Saltzman is a solid 6'2" point that gets others involved , can score when he choses to and plays great defense.. Albin is lightening quick and can defend with aggression. Gets to the rim easily. He loves competition. Cozart has the green light to shoot and can knock down the open shot with consistency. Maxfield is a key. Off the bench Chubb and Butcher will produce and there is a solid supporting cast. Cozart is very comfortable as he enters year number two at the helm.
You act as if you have a good handle on this team. With that being said I am curious as to who you you think the starting 5 will be at Athens?? Returning starters based on last season would be Dickelman, Hynes,
Cozart and Saltzman...Who gets the Coveted 5 Spot??...Do you go with Senior Albin, Juniors Maxfield or Chubb??-Does Sophomore Butcher have a Shot???-Looking for Thoughts on This-All 3 Can play-What a Good problem to have for Coach Cozart....
I see Hynes and Butcher being interchangeable. The concern I have will be speed up and down the court and especially in transition. We have a few players who have some good speed and some who don't in Athens 10-12 lineup. It will be a mix and match scenario, but all interchangeable. Athens had some players really step up at the end shooting to strengthen the offense and others on the defensive end.

Ball handling will be our other issue, as I only see 2/3 that have good vision and true court smarts to handle the press or two man coverage after mid court. I expect coach Cozart to play his best defense to start the season and then start migrating to more the offensive scheme to alleviate the loss of Lutz.

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by VisionQuest » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:29 pm

Has anyone seen or can anyone share Athens schedule this upcoming season??...If it is out.

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Post by pfloyd » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:08 pm

VisionQuest wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Has anyone seen or can anyone share Athens schedule this upcoming season??...If it is out.
Dec. 5th ... vs Warren High School ... Home

... not a bad opening game or first week game for the Bulldogs on a Tuesday night ...

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by VisionQuest » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:27 am

pfloyd wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:08 pm
VisionQuest wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Has anyone seen or can anyone share Athens schedule this upcoming season??...If it is out.
Dec. 5th ... vs Warren High School ... Home

... not a bad opening game or first week game for the Bulldogs on a Tuesday night ...
thanks Floyd. Rumor is Athens plays Gallia Academy 1st game of the Season. If true Athens is showing once again a great Strength of schedule

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Post by 93Bulldog » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:23 am

Oh boy, ending the streak versus the Warriors to start the season!

Thats how you set the tone for the year.

Love it

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Re: Athens Bulldogs 2017-2018

Post by Truth&fiction » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 am

93Bulldog wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:23 am
Oh boy, ending the streak versus the Warriors to start the season!

Thats how you set the tone for the year.

Love it
Now why would you want to say that ? You are giving the Warriors motivation and you know what happens then.

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