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.
Prep roundup: Big blast by Mason leads Lions to win
Christian Heritage School didn’t let Tre Mason’s grand slam go to waste.
Mason’s fourth-inning four-RBI home run gave the Lions the lead for good in a 13-6 varsity baseball victory against visiting North Cobb Christian on Tuesday.
Prep roundup: North Murray boys don’t miss in shootout win
North Murray High School’s Manuel Gonzalez and Coahulla Creek’s Missael Fraire are two of Region 5-3A’s best goalies, so it was not a big surprise that Monday night’s matchup between the two schools came down to penalty kicks.
Considering North Murray’s track record when pushed into such a situation, the outcome wasn’t unexpected either.
Chris Whitfield: Getting into the swing
Spring is in the air and the comforting rhythm of Jim Nance’s voice will soon float across the airwaves as the biggest rite of spring for anyone who has ever watched a 7-iron zero in on a flagstick begins this week.
It’s Masters week, which means spring has really arrived. It’s time for azaleas, time to watch a golf ball slowly trickle down the hill to the stick at No. 16 and time to hear over and over again how this tournament doesn’t begin until the back nine on Sunday.
Prep roundup: Bruins crack Raiders as Pierce, offense too much for Southeast
All season long, Northwest Whitfield High School sophomore pitcher Seth Pierce has rarely been touched up by opposing batters.
That is bad news for the rest of the Subregion 7B-4A teams and was especially hard on the Southeast Whitfield lineup on Tuesday.
Cohutta's Mansfield in running for Super Senior
Cohutta’s David Mansfield shot a 4-over-par 76 and was tied for eighth after the first round of the Georgia State Golf Association’s Super Senior Championship on Tuesday in Atlanta.
Prep roundup: Lions baseball back to .500 for season
Christian Heritage High School’s baseball team won 13-1 in five innings at home Monday against North Cobb Christian.
Prep roundup: Barragan’s goal helps Cats top NW, take soccer sub-region
Northwest Whitfield High School’s boys soccer team was one play away from drawing even.
One play was all Dalton’s Andres Barragan needed to turn the Bruins’ hope into despair.
Georgia Am hopefuls: Time to register for qualifiers, tournament
MARIETTA — Registration is open for the 92nd annual Georgia Amateur Championship, which is scheduled for July 11-14 at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw.
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