Sports

February 13, 2014

Region 7-2A tournaments may start today

Northwest Georgia began thawing out Thursday, but some of the plans for postseason basketball tournaments involving high school teams in Murray and Whitfield counties remain on ice.

After a three-day delay caused by inclement weather and potentially hazardous road conditions, the Region 7-2A tournaments are expected to start today, while Region 7-4A teams will wait another day and Region 5-3A teams may or may not take the court today.

Barring another delay for Region 7-2A, the boys teams from Morris Innovative and Murray County will play at 3 p.m. today at Calhoun High School, where all tournament games will be played. The winner of that game faces Chattooga at 9 p.m.

Murray County’s girls team is scheduled to play Coosa at 6 p.m. The winner won’t play again until Saturday, the day originally scheduled for championships and third-place games in the tournaments.

Originally set to begin Monday, the Region 7-2A tournaments aren’t alone in being delayed this week. No local basketball teams have taken the court for competition since last Saturday, when the Region 7-4A tournaments each held one game at Cass High School in Cartersville, and in fact the only high school contest involving a local team this week was Northwest Whitfield’s girls soccer team opening its season with a 10-0 win at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe on Monday.

The inclement weather has ranged beyond northwest Georgia, though, and so has the disruption of region basketball tournaments. As a result, the Georgia High School Association is allowing regions until Wednesday to complete tournaments and report their state tournament qualifiers to the GHSA. Regions originally were mandated to be finished by Saturday, but the GHSA pushed that date back twice this week. The GHSA’s website said dates for the first through third rounds of the state tournaments haven’t been decided. The first round originally was scheduled for Tuesday (girls) and Wednesday (boys), but both were pushed back a day with the first delay and will be pushed back again.

In Region 7-4A basketball at Cass, Dalton’s girls play Cedartown at 10 a.m. Saturday, while Southeast’s boys play Cass at 2:30 p.m., Dalton’s boys play Pickens at 5:30 p.m. and Southeast’s girls play Gilmer at 7 p.m. Northwest Whitfield’s boys and girls teams aren’t scheduled to play until Monday, meaning it will have been 10 days since they closed the regular season with wins against Dalton in Tunnel Hill.

In the Region 5-3A basketball tournaments, which will be played at Cartersville High School, a decision on the schedule won’t be made until today. If games are played today, the Coahulla Creek girls will take on Ringgold at 4 p.m., Coahulla Creek’s boys will face Sonoraville at 7 p.m. and North Murray’s boys will play at 8:30 p.m. against Gordon Central.

In high school wrestling, state traditional tournaments for some classifications were scheduled to begin Thursday at The Arena at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth before all six classifications were compressed to two-day events and then postponed until next Friday and Saturday.

Because The Arena is unavailable for next weekend, the GHSA intends to use alternate host sites. As of Thursday afternoon, ghsa.net listed no further information on those sites. A total of 13 wrestlers from Murray and Whitfield counties have qualified for either the Class 2A, 3A or 4A tournaments.

This week was originally slated to include several soccer and tennis matches for local teams, and some will try to return to action today.

Dalton’s soccer teams will host Alabama’s Fort Payne at the turf practice field on the Dalton High School campus. The girls game starts at 5 p.m. and the boys will follow.

Coahulla Creek’s soccer matches scheduled for today at Buford have been postponed, and no makeup date has been determined.

Dalton State College’s men’s basketball team traveled to Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday to take on Faulkner University, where tip-off was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. central. Because of an early deadline, that game was not completed before today’s edition of The Daily Citizen went to press.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Golf at NobNorth 2  mlh.jpg Chris Whitfield's 'A Look Ahead': DHS golfers aim for region titles

    This season, high school golf teams in Murray and Whitfield counties — with a few exceptions — have struggled to put up strong scores on the course. Beyond that, in some cases local schools don’t even have the required amount of golfers to register a team score at region tournaments, per Georgia High School Association rules, with hopes of making the sectional and state tournaments.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Area middle school roundup: Martinez comes through for Kodiaks

    Carlos Martinez scored twice to lead New Hope Middle School’s boys soccer team to a crucial 2-1 win over visiting Bagley on Wednesday.

    April 21, 2014

  • DHS at SE soccer 4 mlh.jpg Region 7-4A championship

    If recent history is any indication, this week’s Region 7-4A championship game may not be the last time the boys soccer teams at Dalton and Southeast Whitfield stand opposed to one another this season.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • St Louis at Rampage 4 mlh.jpg No Attack for Rampage

    The Georgia Rampage’s offense didn’t do anything in the first half — evident by the scoreboard.
    By the time new quarterback Bart Gloyd stepped in, a comeback was out of reach.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Former Dalton, Auburn QB Carter passes away

    When former Dalton High School football coach Bill Chappell learned one of his former players had died Saturday, he was shocked. His second reaction was sadness, not just because of Loran Carter’s athletic legacy but also his outstanding character.

    April 19, 2014

  • Golf at NobNorth 1  mlh.jpg Prep golf: DHS, rain steady for Nob Invite

    With the Region 7-4A tournament scheduled for Tuesday at Nob North Golf Club, Dalton coach Hunter Johnston was pleased that his team finally got its first victory of the season Saturday in Cohutta at the Nob North Invitational.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Doug Hawley: Cancer will not hinder Run for John’s finish

    With the seventh annual Run for John races scheduled for Saturday in Dalton, there is a community focus this week on the family of the late John Bruner.

    April 19, 2014

  • DSC women win finalé

    The Dalton State College women’s tennis team earned a 5-0 win in a rain-shortened match at home against Snead State to conclude its season.

    April 19, 2014

  • Play ball on the Westside

    The long-awaited Westside Park opened to rave reviews on April 10, with baseball teams ranging from 6 to 12 years christening the the newest Whitfield County recreation facility.

    April 19, 2014

  • DHS at Heritage 1 mlh.jpg Generally disappointed

    Dalton High School’s baseball team started the fifth inning of Friday’s crucial Sub-region 7B-4A game against Heritage-Catoosa with four consecutive hits.
    The only problem for the Catamounts was that was where their good hitting started and stopped.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos