Sports Columns

Sports Columns
  • Devin Golden: This week’s podcast to sum up year in sports

    With the 2013-2014 high school sports season reaching its conclusion last week, so does the every-week occurrence of The Daily Citizen’s “After Deadline” podcast.
    At least for a few months.

    May 25, 2014

  • Larry Case: Hellgrammites display nasty attitudes but are exceptional bait

    Unless you live under a rock like a hellgrammite, if you are a fisherman, you have heard of this insect and know of its importance in the fishing world. If you fish a river in North America, especially for smallmouth bass or trout, you know what an important bait this denizen of the underwater world is.

    May 22, 2014

  • Jamie Jones: Takedowns continue for McMahon

    Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: The news keeps getting worse for Vincent K. McMahon. If falling from the ranks of the billionaire club wasn’t enough, the latest episode of “Raw” notched its lowest rating of the year.

    May 22, 2014

  • Tom Lindley: NCAA forcing progress in the academic field

    Is it better to recruit a top-notch basketball player knowing that he probably won’t graduate or pass on him and deprive the young man from at least going to college and being exposed to once-in-a-lifetime experiences?
    It was a tough question. The player in mind had athletic skills; there wasn’t much doubt about that. His academic performance in high school painted a bleaker assessment.

    May 22, 2014

  • Devin Golden: All about the camps in summer

    The high school sports year is nearly complete. All that remains is today’s state golf tournaments and two spring football games (Northwest Whitfield and Murray County).

    May 18, 2014

  • Johnson vs Dalton 3 mlh.jpg Chris Whitfield: Dalton fans push team to a repeat

    Let the Dalton High School students keep on chanting. Let them chant all the way back north on Interstate 75 from Kennesaw State University.

    May 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • Larry Case: Make some room for the old dogs, too

    The brown pointer trembled as I reached down to release her from the leash. The wind was coming up pretty good and her ears tousled back as she leaned forward and tested the air with that reddish nose.

    May 16, 2014

  • Loran Smith: The Players Championship is major fun

    The Player’s Championship, with the biggest purse and the deepest field in professional golf, is about as much fun as a tournament can be. Formerly played in March, the weather since a 2007 switch to a May date has proven to be golf-attire comfortable. There are fewer weather delays — this past Sunday’s thunderstorm notwithstanding — and that has delivered record attendance and high-fives all around the PGA Tour headquarters.

    May 16, 2014

  • roman open1.jpg Chris Whitfield: New championship flight soars at Roman Open

    Whether you’re a weekend duffer, a hacker who loves how a slice has become a “power fade” or the winner of your club championship, there couldn’t have been anything wrong with your round at the Roman Open on Monday at Dalton Golf and Country Club.

    May 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • rampage v outlawz football2.jpg Devin Golden: Rampage still have title hopes despite struggles

    Crazy enough, the Georgia Rampage still can win the inaugural X-League championship despite having not won a game played on the field.
    To stay alive, the Rampage must win today.

    May 11, 2014 1 Photo