North Murray High School Mountaineers

January 25, 2014

Prep roundup: Lady Bruins get the job done on ‘D’



Murray County 50, North Murray 27: Murray County wrestlers piled up big points with pins to top their intracounty rivals in competition at Gladden Middle School.

Winning by fall for the Indians (8-6) were Anibal Raymundo (106), Austin McCall (120), Daniel Dayton (126), Tielor Johnson (145), Blaine Thornbury (160) and Dustin Gibson (182). Domingo Bautista (113) and Clay Thornbury (195) won by major decision, while Seth Gilbert (220) accepted a forfeit.

North Murray did not report individual results by The Daily Citizen’s deadline. Murray County’s victory followed a 65-15 win for Gladden — the Indians’ feeder program — over Bagley, the feeder school for North Murray.

• Southeast split a pair of duals at Ridgeland, losing 40-36 to Ringgold but beating the host Panthers 50-29.

Going 2-0 for the Raiders (15-18) were Noah Bartenfield (106), Levi Kelley (113), Tyler Brown (145), Dylan Burch (152), Austin Allen (182) and Garrett McClure (285).

JV basketball

Northwest Whitfield girls 62, Heritage 27: A trio of Northwest players scored in double figures — Kylee Ward with 17 points, Aubrey Young with 13 and Lindsey Roberts with 10 — as the Lady Bruins remained undefeated through 14 games.

LaFayette girls 44, Southeast 27: Maddie Pearson and Isabel Salinas each had six points as the Lady Raiders (9-4) lost at home.

Southeast boys 43, LaFayette 35: Jake Amos had 19 points and Keaton McCutchen finished with 10 for the host Raiders (12-4).

Dalton girls 51, Ridgeland 24: Kirsten Deal scored 14 points and Alex Brumbelow had 10 to pace the scoring for the Lady Cats (7-3), while Hailey Jones added eight assists in the road win.

North Murray girls 45, Coahulla Creek 12: Hannah Long and Kayla Kvastad each had nine points for the Lady Mountaineers (7-3) as they rolled at home.

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  • 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

  • North Murray-Newton2.jpg N. Murray second at Cam Newton

    Members of the North Murray High School football team and coaching staff pose with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, standing center, after finishing second in the third annual Cam Newton Foundation 7 on 7 Football Tournament at North Cobb High School in Acworth. The Mountaineers will advance to face other regional tournamentwinners at the Charlotte (N.C.) Championship Tournament on July 10-12. Northwest Whitfield also competed in the tournament with linebacker Clay Phillips (not pictured) being selected as a Tournament All-Star.

    June 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • poty seth.jpg All-Area Baseball Team and Player of the Year

    As a freshman at Northwest Whitfield High School, Seth Pierce came out of nowhere and was as dominant a pitcher as the area had. Finishing his “rookie” season with the Bruins, the left-handed Pierce led the area with nine victories — he also had one save — and showed overpowering dominance with a 9-3 record and 89 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings. He finished his first season on the hill in Tunnel Hill with a 1.71 ERA while allowing 61 hits and 23 walks. Those numbers were also recorded against competition in a higher classification as the Bruins were playing Class 4A ball when the state had just five classifications. His performance earned him honors as 2012 The Daily Citizen All-Area Baseball Player of the Year.

    May 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • daltongirls.JPG Dalton girls finish second in Class 4A

    In the Class 4A girls state golf tournament last year, the Dalton High School team finished third at Nob North Golf Course. Monday, playing in the state championship at Waynesboro Country Club, the Lady Catamounts finished second by just two strokes.
    “There is just one more place left to win,” Dalton coach Nancy Hallsworth said. “They have the time ahead of them to do it.”

    May 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • N. Murray cheer duo headed to DSC

    CHATSWORTH — For North Murray cheerleader Tori Stainton, earning a spot on Dalton State College’s competition squad is the fulfillment of a long process. Classmate Stacia Baker went for a tryout on a whim and found her own spot with the Roadrunners.

    May 9, 2014

  • Phillips signing at NM 3 mlh.jpg No shortage of highlights this year for Phillips

    CHATSWORTH — When Grace Phillips finished posing for photos of her signing a volleyball scholarship with Andrew College on Monday in North Murray High School’s library, a crowd of supporters gathered for the ceremony put their hands together.
    It wasn’t the first time she’d heard applause during a memorable and achievement-filled senior year.

    May 6, 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