North Murray High School golfer Colby Hipp still thinks he has to shoot better for a chance at an individual state championship.
Meanwhile, most local teams that haven’t yet played in their region tournaments are eyeing at least a trip to sectionals if they can repeat what they did Saturday at Nob North Golf Course.
Chris Whitfield: Catching up on (golf) courses this spring
With the arrival of spring weather — this weekend’s temperature drop notwithstanding — area courses are getting ready for their busiest time of the year, and the area’s public courses are in varying conditions.
Prep roundup: Rivalry win helps North Murray boys tennis take second in region
North Murray High School’s boys tennis team finished second in the Region 5-3A tournament at Cartersville’s Dellinger Park, losing to Cartersville in the championship after a thrilling win over Coahulla Creek in the semifinals.
Playing it cool
Playing at the top of the lineup card for North Murray High School’s boys golf team isn’t new for Colby Hipp. He’s been in that spot for a couple of years now, and he has faced pressure during his four years with the Mountaineers.
Three area tennis squads lock up state
Three of the four area high school tennis squads in the Region 5-3A tournament at Cartersville’s Dellinger Park won Monday to advance to today’s semifinals and secure spots in the upcoming Class 3A state tournament.
Loran Smith: Adam Scott spared himself anguish with Masters victory
Sometimes there are makeup calls. Sometimes life follows up a bad hand with a good one. Sometimes fate can be redeeming and rewarding. Not always, but that is now no concern of Adam Scott, who is basking in the glow of the spotlight reserved for Masters champions.
Loran Smith: Jenkins, Hogan tied together
AUGUSTA — The legend of Ben Hogan will never retreat. Even today, 16 years after his death and 46 years since he last played a competitive round at the Masters, there are countless fans who never saw the great man swing a golf club but remain fascinated with details of his life and career.
Loran Smith: Aaron's win a special Masters moment
AUGUSTA — Forty years ago this week, inclement weather prevailed at the Masters. Heavy rains washed out the third round, which resulted in a Monday finish — one of the few times that has happened outside of the 18-hole-playoffs the tournament formerly used.
Loran Smith: Thoughts of the greats
AUGUSTA — There is an abundance of fans at Augusta National today who likely are Tiger Woods aficionados, give or take a few who maintain allegiance to competitors like Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, along with a latent following for Bubba Watson.
Loran Smith: Memories a big part of the Masters
No sporting event elicits more nostalgia from fans than the Masters.
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