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Chris Stephens: Good example to keep up the pace
On a recent afternoon, with soccer season complete and nothing to do before dinner, I gave my 6-year old son his choice of doing whatever he wanted.
Loran Smith: Lee Roy Jordan played bigger than his size
Any seasoned football fan is generally familiar with the resumé of Lee Roy Jordan, the University of Alabama All-American who became a Dallas Cowboys hero in the Tom Landry era, which was initially a hard-luck period that segued into rejoicing when America’s team finally won a championship in 1971.
Chris Whitfield: Good week leaves 'Guru' feeling super
It’s all right, Northwest Whitfield fans. It’s going to be fine. You just have to deal with the fact that only one Whitfield was right this past Friday night.
Don’t hate me because I am beautiful. I don’t call myself the Guru of Gridiron Guessing just because I am a fan of consonance and alliteration.
Jamie Jones: Mysterio Jr. takes break; not ready to retire yet
Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: Rey Mysterio is still a few months from returning to the ring. He is skipping WWE’s upcoming Mexico tour.
Loran Smith: Bulldogs tight end enjoys the season
This time of year, with college football results falling hard on the emotions of American sports fans, it is not lost on us that we are also taking note of what is happening in baseball with the World Series coming up.
Devin Golden: Hump day filled with state games
All season long, Wednesdays became the unofficial day off from varsity prep sports. Aside from the random Murray County softball game — or a rescheduled contest that was rained out — Wednesdays always were the day on the local high school sports schedule with mostly middle school games and little else going on.
This Wednesday may be one of the busiest days of the fall.
Chris Whitfield: Rivals Dalton and Northwest Whitfield bring out the best in a classic
You better believe this was a rivalry game. Don’t let anyone — anyone — convince you otherwise.
Because people don’t just pack into a stadium for “just another game.”
Chris Whitfield: Guru has seen how rivalries play out before
The most anticipated high school football game in the area in the past three years was likely the 2011 contest between Dalton and Southeast Whitfield. But that was anticipated more for what was going on off the field after Dalton was forced to forfeit games because of playing an ineligible player who just happened to have played at Southeast the previous three years.
Jamie Jones: Bryan says fans want the beard
Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: Daniel Bryan has a clear message to WWE — don’t touch his beard. Bryan’s scraggly facial hair has become a part of his persona and he has no plans to shave it, he told The Pitch.
Fairways and Greens: Adams ready for action after long recovery
After years of hip trouble, former Dalton High School golfer Blake Adams had surgery this past January in hopes of returning to play pain-free golf on the PGA Tour.
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