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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.
Loran Smith: Victory, but at what price?
Time will tell if Georgia’s stressful success this past weekend against Tennessee will turn out to be a Pyrrhic victory — a win so costly that it is tantamount to defeat. Can the Bulldogs continue to win big games with so many players out on offense and so many who are not ready on defense, with both situations compounded by injuries?
A Look Ahead: Volleyball area tournaments this week
Last season, four volleyball teams from Whitfield and Murray counties did well enough in their respective area tournaments to reach the Georgia High School Association’s state playoffs.
Doug Hawley: $50,000 the goal on the Red Carpet
When runners can participate in viable races and also help charities big time, it serves a double purpose.
That is the case for the fourth annual Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon/5K/2K on Oct. 26 in downtown Dalton.
Jamie Jones: TNA deal in works for Mr. Kennedy
Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: Big news from Mr. Kennedy. On the radio show “4th & Pain,” Kennedy said he hopes to return to TNA soon. Currently, lawyers for both sides are hammering out contract details.
Loran Smith: Drew is country strong
Men who are Ray Drew’s size — the University of Georgia junior defensive lineman is 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 276 pounds — seem just the type to excel in the NFL, which is the objective of the affable Bulldog from Thomasville.
Chris Whitfield: Cushion was there after a picking ‘fall’
Sometimes sitting in this chair every week can come with a few nagging pains in the back. You sit at your desk with your spine just a little out of line, and the next thing you know, you’re at the chiropractor’s office getting bent and folded over into some sort of origami swan.
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