Coahulla Creek High School Colts

February 13, 2014

Weather still shuffling schedules

State wrestling delayed a week

The Region 7-4A high school basketball tournaments were pushed back to a Friday start on Tuesday.

Region 7-2A followed suit Wednesday, but Region 5-3A is still up in the air for playing games today.

Inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions have delayed the start of playoff basketball throughout northwest Georgia. Region 7-4A, which started its boys and girls tournaments Saturday at Cass High School in Cartersville, was supposed to continue play Monday, the day Region 7-2A was set to begin its games at Calhoun High School. Region 5-3A was supposed to begin Wednesday at Cartersville High School.

Dalton State College’s men’s basketball team has a game scheduled at 7:30 p.m. central time today at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala. The school said a decision won’t be made until this morning on whether or not to play. The team was supposed to leave Wednesday for Montgomery, but didn’t, opting to make the decision later.

On the wrestling mat, the Georgia High School Association has postponed this weekend’s scheduled state traditional tournaments until Feb. 21-22. The GHSA stated in a press release on its website (ghsa.net), that the Arena at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth was unavailable for that weekend and the GHSA “is exploring several options for alternate host sites.” A total of 13 wrestlers from Murray and Whitfield counties qualified for either the Class 2A, 3A or 4A tournaments.

Region 5-3A basketball coaches said the superintendents from the region’s school systems will make a decision today on whether to play games tonight.

The region includes Whitfield County’s Coahulla Creek and Murray County’s North Murray. Both were scheduled to play games today, with the Coahulla Creek girls playing Ringgold at 4 p.m. and the Coahulla Creek boys playing Sonoraville at 7 p.m. and North Murray boys playing Gordon Central at 8:30 p.m. North Murray’s girls are seeded fourth and have a bye in the opening round and would not play today unless a schedule change is made.

If games are called off, the tournament will begin Friday.

The GHSA is allowing regions to conclude tournaments by Monday and pushed the start of the state tournaments back a day, with girls playing first-round games Wednesday and boys playing first-round games Thursday.

In Region 7-2A basketball, the boys teams from Morris Innovative and Murray County were supposed to play today to see who would advance to the eight-team tourney field and play Calhoun in the second round. The game has been delayed until Friday, and no time is set as the coaches try to figure out a timetable to finish play by Monday.

Dalton, Northwest Whitfield and Southeast Whitfield are competing in the Region 7-4A tournaments. If they resume Friday, doubling up on Saturday is a given, with the completion of the tournament on Monday. Should the tournament not begin until Saturday, then teams will double up both Saturday and Monday.

On Monday, games at the Region 6-A tournaments — which include 15 boys and 14 girls teams — were canceled and Christian Heritage was informed its seasons were over because the region had decided to limit the number of teams which would compete to the top eight teams in the regular-season standings.

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    When high school football coaches look for events to take their teams to during the summer, they are looking for three things — top competition, organization and hospitality.
    For The Daily Citizen’s Southeastern 7-on-7 Championship, the Dalton community and local business leaders take care of the latter. The tournament officials work tirelessly to provide the organization. And the two combined assure the top competition will show up.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • s-CCHS softball 8.jpg On a mission

    The local girls who visited the Dominican Republic last week on a mission trip through Score International tell a matching story.
    Toward the end of a visit to Pasitos de Jesus, a girls orphanage in Boca Chica, the children began singing the Gospel song “Mighty to Save” to their visitors.
    “It sent chills down your spine,” said Kala Franks, a rising senior at Coahulla Creek High School. “I felt they were ministering to me rather than us ministering to them.”

    June 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • NW softball state championship file 1 mlh.jpg In the lineup again

    When Northwest Whitfield repeated as the Georgia High School Association Class 4A softball state champion last fall, that appeared to be the last time the majority of the Lady Bruins’ senior class would be teammates on the diamond.
    Now, thanks to the Stump on Sports All-Star Softball Classic, five of those six seniors will reunite to play together one more time.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Junior golf: Hicks able to hang for final round

    Despite giving up a few strokes from Monday’s opening round of 4-over-par 76, Dalton’s Landon Hicks was the only local competitor to advance to the third round of the Georgia Junior Championships.

    June 18, 2014

  • Isabel Salinas 5 mlh.jpg All-Area Spring Female Team: Salinas hoping things keep getting better and better with age

    Isabel Salinas’ freshman season for Southeast Whitfield High School’s track and field team wasn’t up to her standards, and she really isn’t sure why it ended up that way in 2013. It could have been her injuries. It could have been not being in proper shape.
    One thing Salinas, nicknamed “Izzy” by friends and coaches, does know is that her sophomore year went a lot better.

    June 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • s-Foxx file 1 mlh.jpg Creek’s Champ

    Before there were any attempts in the high jump finals Thursday at the Class 3A boys track and field state high school meet at Jefferson High School’s Memorial Stadium, there was some trash talking.
    Coahulla Creek assistant coach Eric Bishop said one of the competitors approached top-seeded Josh Foxx, a Coahulla Creek junior, and told Foxx he was about to run into a wolf.

    May 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Good day sends Dalton boys to state golf tourney

    With a spot in the Class 4A state tournament on the line, Dalton High School’s golf team put together one of its best rounds this season on a course coach Hunter Johnston said was as demanding as any the Catamounts had played this year.

    May 6, 2014

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    VARNELL — Just as in other matches this season, there were handshakes and hugs awaiting the members of Coahulla Creek High School’s boys tennis team as they walked off the court Monday.
    Unfortunately for the Colts, this time they were of the comforting rather than the congratulating variety.

    April 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hopkins sisters 2 mlh.jpg Sectionals for sisters

    TUNNEL HILL — When you consider all of the hours of practice, all of the years of gymnastics training and the physical demands of being a cheerleader, the last word you would expect to hear an athlete use to describe herself is “lazy.”

    April 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Creek girls fall short at Oconee Co.

    In 2013, Coahulla Creek’s girls high school tennis team saw their season end on the road at Oconee County in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament.
    Friday in the second round of this year’s tournament, the Lady Warriors again were the team to end the Coahulla Creek season, taking a 3-0 win in Watkinsville. But coach Matt Facey hopes the second-round loss means the Lady Colts will advance at least to the state quarterfinals next season.

    April 26, 2014