Dalton High School Catamounts

February 2, 2014

Devin Golden: Dalton-NW basketball game could decide sub-region's top seed

Last week’s winter weather made this week’s already-busy six-day stretch even busier.

But, if any good comes from it, the rematch between the high school boys basketball teams at Dalton and Northwest Whitfield increased in significance.

Officially set for Thursday, Dalton and Northwest will play one another in a game that could send power in the Sub-region 7B-4A standings one way or the other. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. and the boys follow with a planned 7:30 p.m. tipoff.

Northwest’s girls clinched the sub-region title in Saturday’s 47-46 win against Heritage-Catoosa. The Lady Bruins are playing for a possible undefeated league record and rivalry pride. Dalton’s Lady Catamounts, 3-4 in league games, play for the same rivalry reasons and seeding in the Region 7-4A tournament, which begins Saturday.

For the boys, it’s a little bigger.

Northwest is looking fresh. The Bruins have won three in a row — all sub-region games — and are second place at 6-2 in the league standings. But Dalton won the first meeting — and because of it, waves that first-place flag right in Northwest’s face.

With the win Friday against LaFayette, which fell to 5-3 in the league, Dalton is 6-1 and has three games this week. The Catamounts start Tuesday against the Southeast Whitfield Raiders, who are better than their 2-5 league record and gave Northwest’s Bruins all they could handle on Friday.

Then comes the trip to Tunnel Hill in a win-and-clinch scenario for Dalton. On Friday, the Catamounts finish the regular season with a home game against Ridgeland.

• We already had state swimming and diving scheduled for this weekend (starts Thursday and concludes Saturday). We already had sectional wrestling this weekend (Friday and Saturday). Then there are the many rescheduled basketball games from last week.

Add in college football signing day, and this will be a fun week.

Wednesday is a big hump day for a lot of high school football seniors as the national sports spotlight shines on national signing day, the official date when seniors can ink their names and letters of intent to whatever college program they choose.

Last season, four North Murray players — Tino Hernandez, Jacob Mays, David Martin and Brady Swilling — celebrated their decisions on national signing day, and Dalton’s Robert Hardaway signed with Georgetown University.

This year could see as many players from Murray and Whitfield counties announcing their intent to play at the next level. Please let The Daily Citizen know of any players who will be signing on Wednesday.

• The weather didn’t just affect games and events. It also stopped The Daily Citizen’s weekly “After Deadline” podcast from taking place and the continuation of the greatest sports movie tournament.

But the one-week pause won’t stop the project altogether. The podcast returns this week with another two-part episode talking about local high school and college sports, plus the quarterfinals of the sports movie bracket.

• The Dalton Parks and Recreation Department has registration open for its Rebel lacrosse program. All interested players, ages 8-14 years old, must sign up by Feb. 19. To learn more, call Mike Sanderson at (706) 313-2077.

• We’ve got lacrosse. We’ve got ping pong. We’ve got all sorts of lesser-played sports available.

Wait, ping pong?

All those interested in competing in a ping pong tournament or league should email jeffbramblett7@hotmail.com.

Devin Golden is a sports writer for The Daily Citizen and has faith he and Chris Whitfield will make the right decisions in the sports movie tournament. You can contact him at devingolden@daltoncitizen.com

1
Text Only
Dalton High School Catamounts
  • NW at DHS baseball (g3) 1 mlh.jpg Whatever it takes

    Northwest Whitfield High School’s baseball team has been successful this season. But at the same time, no one said success would be easy.
    Several times this year, the Bruins have fallen behind early in the first few innings before answering with a rally to ensure the wins keep coming. On Friday, that formula delivered a Sub-region 7B-4A championship for the second year in a row.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • DHS at SE soccer 7 mlh.jpg Prep Roundup: Unbeaten streak rolls on for Cats

    Replicating the start of last year’s Class 4A state title match, Dalton High School’s boys soccer team needed just four minutes to score its first goal at Southeast Whitfield on Friday.
    The Catamounts scored five more — and again defended their crown of dominance in the sport.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup: Bruins power past Cats for key victory at home

    TUNNEL HILL — Similar to Wednesday’s Sub-region 7B-4A baseball series opener at Dalton High School, Northwest Whitfield fell behind early Thursday versus the Catamounts.

    April 11, 2014

  • NW at SE baseball 7   mlh.jpg Prep Baseball: Looking for a leader

    Dalton High School baseball coach Shane Ramsey only needed one word to sum up what he expects from this week’s three-game series with Sub-region 7B-4A foe and intracounty rival Northwest Whitfield.
    “Intensity,” he said. “If you can’t get up for this series, then why are you playing?”

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup: Dalton golf teams in form at Fields Ferry

    Even in wet and muddy conditions, both the Dalton High School boys and girls golf teams are sharpening their games at the right time.
    With the Region 7-4A tournament scheduled in two weeks, both the Catamounts and the Lady Cats finished second during play at the Fields Ferry Invitational in Calhoun on Monday. Despite the soggy conditions, Dalton’s Jacob Brown tied for medalist honors with a 2-over par 74 to lead the Cats to a 313 combined score in the six-play, four-score format. Dalton finished three strokes behind tournament winner LaFayette.

    April 8, 2014

  • Wrestler of the year 2014 2 mlh.jpg All-Area Wrestling Team and Wrestler of the Year: Winning another title was the only goal for Wheeler

    When Dalton High School wrestler Sidney Wheeler won a state title for the first time two years ago as a sophomore, he admitted he became a little complacent about what it would take to replicate the feat — perhaps not noticeably so to most observers, but enough to take success for granted. Wheeler believed it a matter of course that he would win state again, and he thought the second title would simply be the middle child in a high school three-peat.

    April 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup: Behr finds his stroke in Vidalia

    Dalton High School golfer Allen Behr shot a 3-under-par 69 during the second day of the Indian Invitational in Vidalia to lead the Catamounts to a top-10 finish in the event Saturday.

    April 6, 2014

  • dhs v lafayette baseball1.jpg Out of control victory

    Dalton and LaFayette high schools are on spring break this week, and on Monday their baseball teams’ pitching took a vacation when it came to throwing strikes.
    The teams combined for 14 walks and four hit batters in a Sub-region 7B-4A game at Dalton, although most of the damage belonged to the host Catamounts, who won 5-4 despite their control problems.

    April 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • dhs baseball signing sane1.jpg Prep Baseball: Sane taking his drive to Chattanooga State

    Grant Sane isn’t a player who is concerned with his stats or his individual accomplishments. He is more interested in doing whatever he can do for his Dalton High School baseball team to be successful.

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ridgeland at DHS baseball 3 mlh.jpg Sharp enough to win

    Dalton High School freshman pitcher Sam Stepp found himself in a jam a lot during Wednesday’s home game against Ridgeland.
    He always found a way out.

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo