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A Look Ahead: Dalton-NW rivalry hits basketball court
It’s about time we get Dalton and Northwest Whitfield against one another again.
Sure, the two have faced in swimming meets and wrestling contests, but nothing has seemed quite as energetic or passionate as last October’s football classic in Tunnel Hill.
Jamie Jones: TWA welcoming fans back for reunion show
The band is getting back together. The Tri-Star Wrestling Association holds its inaugural reunion show tonight at 8 at the Renegade Championship Wrestling Arena.
Chris Whitfield: A new year with lots of new stories
“Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Knowing what goes on today shapes tomorrow. Welcome to a land which is never quite what you think it is, and will never stay that way for long. There are a million stories on the streets that we never finish building. We intend to tell them all.”
— Public Broadcasting ad
The above quote is one of my favorite sayings and one of the biggest draws to journalism for me. When I was going to college at then Middle Georgia College in the early 1990s, I didn’t have cable and could only pull two stations on my television — WMAZ, the Macon CBS affiliate, and WDCO, the middle Georgia public television station.
A Look Ahead: Get ready for another Rampage
If you enjoyed the idea of football in the spring last year — or haven’t yet tried the fast-paced game out — circle the dates on your 2014 calendar.
Loran Smith: Bestwick is still in the game
With college basketball season gaining momentum and heading into conference competition, the Old Redhead — although he is compromised physically — has returned to his perch on the south side of the University of Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum with a sage eye and a youthful enthusiasm. And weather permitting, he won’t miss a home game.
Loran Smith: Traveling the sports highways
On the road, you run into interesting people and places — both of which can elicit freshening and enlightening conversations and observations.
Jamie Jones: CMT has new show for Austin
Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: “Stone Cold” has another television show lined up.
Tom Lindley: Top coach worth the investment
So, after a week of rumors, Nick Saban is staying at the University of Alabama as its football coach. No surprise there. And the likable but embattled Mack Brown is out at Texas. Again, no surprise, but the parting was unnecessarily messy.
A Look Ahead: Basketball soon starts to heat up
When you are getting into a cold pool, most people just jump right into it. Some sort of ease their way into the water so the shock of the coldness doesn’t attack every nerve at once.
That is sort of the way it is with the high school basketball season as well. Usually there isn’t a whole lot of meaning in the first month of the season, so no matter what happens, it really doesn’t affect a team’s postseason chances. So we are all still sort of easing into the water.
Loran Smith: Bulldogs were rewarded for persistence
Comebacks are sweet, and if anybody deserved one it was this University of Georgia football team, which has suffered tremendously from injuries this season and particularly in this past Saturday’s game at Georgia Tech.
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