- North Murray High School Mountaineers
Prep roundup: Three still in hunt for state duals
Rivals Dalton High School and Northwest Whitfield will meet on the wrestling mat with plenty on the line this morning at the Area 7-4A duals in Ellijay at Gilmer High, but both teams will need help in order to have a chance to earn a spot at the state tournament.
Dalton girls place two on all-tourney squad
Four local high school basketball players made the all-tournament teams from last week’s LaFayette High School Medi-Thrift Pharmacy Holiday Classic.
A year in review: Champions met their challenges in 2013
As for making the most of one’s time, many of The Daily Citizen’s top local sports stories in 2013 are testaments to those who just did that and rose to met the challenges all athletes face in the pursuit of excellence. Those winners offer a great example of the rewards that come with time well spent.
Prep roundup: Lady Cats take second at tourney
Calhoun High School’s girls basketball team made its shots.
All-Area Football Team and Player of the Year: With 'something a little extra,' Mora was a step ahead of everyone else
In the world of high school football, athletes come and go — every four years, in fact. And while the names on front of the lockers and on back of the jerseys change, a lot of the attributes stay the same among the best players. Some have speed. Some have strength. Some have intelligence. When it comes to the latter asset, Dalton football coaches and players could talk for days about the football savvy of Eder Mora, a junior who stood out most on defense — he lined up somewhere in between free safety and outside linebacker — but contributed in several roles for the second season in a row.
All-Area Cross Country Team and Runners of the Year: Fraire charted a new course; Salinas went the extra mile(s)
Cross country isn’t just about running. It isn’t just about leading a pack through what is often an obstacle course of dips and hills and bumps along the trail. It is about challenges and goals and the next chase. And for both Coahulla Creek High School senior Sadoth Fraire and Southeast Whitfield sophomore Isabel Salinas, cross country is a lot of work. But for both of them, it is also time well spent and worth all the effort.
Keeping it here
Undefeated 32 matches into his senior season, Southeast Whitfield High School wrestler Austin Allen had a chance to win the 182-pound weight class and defeat a former state champion — all in one match — at Saturday’s Carpet Classic at Dalton High School.
The host Catamounts’ Sidney Wheeler got the better of him.
Allen promises the result will be different next time.
Prep roundup: Magic runs out for Lady Mountaineers in Mistletoe Madness
For the second night in a row, North Murray High School’s girls basketball team needed a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and once again Grace Phillips was down waiting beyond the arc to get a pass.
Prep Roundup: Phillips’ last-second 3-pointer puts Lady ’Neers in title game
CHATSWORTH — North Murray High School girls basketball coach Keith Robinette said that if Grace Phillips wasn’t so selfless, his team would be better off. And if she wasn’t so selfless, she might not have had to hit the game-winning shot Friday night.
Prep football: All-Star games offer another chance for gridiron fight
Overseeing the best senior high school football players in north Georgia has been quite a treat for North Murray coach David Gann.
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