Southeast High School Raiders

April 20, 2013

NW, Dalton boys facing off for region soccer title

Dalton High School midfielder Alan Pantaleon likes beating a rival soccer team three times in one season.

The senior hopes he and his Cat-amounts do it again in three days.

Pantaleon scored two of Dalton’s goals in a 3-0 win against Southeast Whitfield in Friday’s Region 7-4A tournament semifinals at Harmon Field. The Cats once again proved they were a notch above by beating the Raiders for the third time this season, including the second time in eight days.

The result, plus Northwest Whitfield’s 5-1 win at River Ridge, means the Bruins (13-4) and Cats (16-0) each will play at least one round of the Class 4A state playoffs at home and face each other Tuesday at Harmon Field for the region championship.

Dalton, the No. 1 team in eurosportscoreboard.com’s Class 4A poll, beat fourth-ranked Northwest 6-1 and 3-1 during the regular season. The Cats beat the sixth-ranked Raiders 3-1 and 2-0 earlier, with the latter win on April 12.

“It feels great,” Pantaleon said. “Right now we’re just focusing on the final. ... I want to play (Northwest) again and beat them three times.”

As had the Cats and Bruins, the Raiders (8-4-1) had already clinched a spot in the playoffs, but will play River Ridge on Tuesday for the region’s No. 3 seed for the state playoffs one year after claiming a region championship.

With the Raiders already trailing 1-0 at halftime on Friday, Dalton scored a quick goal in the second half. Even worse, Raiders coach Kevin Kettenring classified it as a “soft goal,” one Southeast gave just as much as Dalton earned. Pepe Gardea’s long free kick in the 43rd minute sailed uncontested over the Raiders defenders and Pantaleon was within 5 yards of the goal when he volleyed the ball past a helpless Abel Mendiola, Southeast’s goalkeeper.

“You just can’t do that with a good team like this,” Kettenring said. “A preventable goal, that’s what I mean by soft.”

In the 82nd minute, Dalton striker Ramiro Huitanda, known for finishing chances, passed one up.

Text Only
Southeast High School Raiders
  • 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 Baseball Roundup: Raiders out of hunt for the playoffs

    Needing a win to keep Southeast Whitfield High School’s baseball season meaningful, Raiders coach Brad Lofton turned to a pair of senior pitchers on Friday at Heritage-Catoosa.
    The seniors didn’t disappoint, but it was the offense and the defense that couldn’t come through.

    April 12, 2014

  • Heritage at sE baseball 1 mlh.jpg Fight’s not over yet

    Southeast Whitfield High School baseball coach Brad Lofton felt like his team gave away the opening contest of a three-game Sub-region 7B-4A series on Wednesday at Heritage-Catoosa.

    April 11, 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

  • 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: SE offense hot again, rolls 16-0

    Southeast Whitfield’s baseball team is back to scoring a lot of runs and winning consecutive games.

    March 27, 2014

  • Prep soccer: Morris boys earn Class 2A ranking

    It’s nothing new for a local high school boys soccer team to be among those in the eurosportscoreboard.com state rankings.
    It is new for that team to be Morris Innovative.

    March 18, 2014

  • cchs tennis1.jpg Hungry for much more

    VARNELL — Coahulla Creek High School’s tennis teams aren’t letting much keep them from playing — and winning — this season.
    On Monday, they picked up their opponent before picking up another pair of victories.

    March 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep roundup: SE offense keeps foot on throttle

    As long as Southeast Whitfield High School’s baseball team continues to hit the ball and score runs the way it has so far this season, it really won’t matter what the defense does.
    Coach Brad Lofton still likes how the Raiders’ fielding is improving.

    March 11, 2014