Sports Columns

Sports Columns
  • 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.
    “Back-to-back!”
    “Un-de-feat-ed!”

    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

  • Tom Lindley: ‘Power’ players of college sports are showing it off

    In case you missed it, the NCAA officially cried “Uncle” recently and handled over certain decision-making authority to officials with the five major conferences — the ones with the true power, clout and deep pockets.

    May 10, 2014

  • Loran Smith: Good day to be a Dawg

    Turning points are easily identified when you look back. You can’t define a turning point as developments take place, though, which is why the University of Georgia baseball team taking two of three in a home series with South Carolina this past weekend does not necessarily signal that the Bulldogs are going to compete for a championship anytime soon.

    May 9, 2014

  • Buford at CC soccer 4 mlh.jpg Devin Golden: How much brighter can soccer shine?

    For each of the past three high school boys soccer seasons, the bar has been set a little bit higher in terms of area-wide success.

    May 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sandy Creek at DHS soccer 6 mlh.jpg Marty Kirkland: Catamounts making it look easy with 11-1 win in openng round

    The mercy rule wasn’t instituted by the Georgia High School Association specifically for Dalton’s boys soccer team, but you could be forgiven for wondering if that was the case.

    May 3, 2014 2 Photos

  • Jamie Jones: Garvin part of wrestling reunion show Saturday at trade center

    For a man known as “Rugged” with “Hands of Stone” during his long professional wrestling career, Ron Garvin hasn’t always been so tough.
    Take his visit to Dalton in the late 1990s.

    May 1, 2014