Coahulla Creek High School Colts

August 11, 2013

Prep football, A to Z

Bring on the bands, the fans and the rock-filled cans

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R is for Rookie head coach: Former Northwest and Southeast assistant coach Chad Brewer is the new head coach at Murray County, a program that has struggled for a number of years and needs a fresh start under fiery leadership. Brewer had the passion, but can he bring wins to the once-proud Indians program?

S is for State: One team, Dalton, made the state playoffs last season, but a few teams flirted with the opportunity up to the final two weeks. A few programs would like for this to be the breakthrough season. North Murray energized its fanbase with a 4-1 start but sputtered down the stretch and finished 5-5. Northwest was one play from reaching the state playoffs. Christian Heritage finished 5-5 and needs that calculator help. Southeast went 2-8 but had an outside chance heading into the second-to-last week of the season.

T is for Touchdown!: The weekly special section of The Daily Citizen will return for another football season in 2013. Each week the sports staff at The Daily Citizen will highlight games for each of the seven local teams, individual standouts and offer statistics, standings and other tidbits of information leading into the next Friday night of football.

U is for Underrated: We’re looking at you, Southeast Whitfield. You’re a team that finished 2-8 last season and hasn’t been relatively successful in years past. But the end of the 2012 season showed promise for future years, especially after near-upsets of Dalton and Cedartown in the final two weeks. With senior leadership in Rhett Harper and Blake Foster, can you come out of nowhere and spoil the fun? Or are we ruining your plans? We’re sorry.

V is for Vent: The Georgia Varsity Sports Vent (gavsv.com) is the home to light-hearted humor, personal jabs and down-right trash talking. With local posters such as BrockRules, Kisor, SamRuble and Raider1990, it never seems like a dull moment for the high school sports fans.

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  • 7on7 championship game6.jpg Bringing in the best

    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

  • cchs v st pius boys tennis3.jpg Can’t win ’em all: Colts fall to St. Pius X

    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