October 24, 2013

Middle school roundup: Pioneers, Lady Braves linked by dominance

North Whitfield’s boys and Bagley’s girls capped undefeated seasons by winning the team titles Monday in the North Georgia Middle School Athletic League tournament at Spring Lakes Golf Course in Murray County.

In the girls tournament, Savanah Satterfield’s 1-under-par 37 led the Lady Braves — who finished undefeated for the third year in a row — to a championship score of 134 in the nine-hole tournament.

Satterfield, whose score was good for medalist honors, was under par at the course for the second time this year after firing a 34 during the regular season.

New Hope (155) was runner-up in the girls tournament, with Gladden and Westside sharing third place at 170 and North Whitfield rounding out the field with a 185.

Shelby Satterfield (48) and Caroline Ridley (50) also scored for Bagley, while Sara Plemons (52) and Kristen Gibson (59) also competed.

New Hope’s score was compiled by Rylee Meritt (51), Autumn Thompson (51) and Aleaina Thompson (53), while Madison Smith (63) also competed for the Lady Kodiaks.

Scoring for Gladden were Tori Owens (44) and Peyton Hawkins (62). The Lady Braves did not have another player and took a 64 for their third score.

Westside’s score was compiled by Abby Canady (54) and Makenzie Mitchell (56), with the other counting round a 60 — the score shot by Lily Adams, Erin King and Alexis Hewitt, although only one score counted toward the team total. Abbey McKinney also competed for the Lady Rockets and shot a 61.

North Whitfield’s score came from Destiny Hill (61), Ashley Couch (62) and Serene Wiggins (62), while Jenna Bagley (63) and Shea Bagley (64) also competed for the Lady Pioneers.

In the boys tournament, North Whitfield’s 214 was one stroke better than Bagley, which was led by medalist Jake Keener, whose 47 was his best round this season.

Westside (234), New Hope (235) and Gladden (238) rounded out the boys field.

North Whitfield’s consistency throughout the lineup paid off as Dylan Jolley (51), Will Douglas (52), Trevor Owens (54) and Carter Staton (57) contributed counting rounds, with Will Brooker (58) and Jacob Hawkins (60) also competing.

In addition to Keener’s round, Bagley’s score was compiled by Hayden Hulett (50), Braxton Bates (57) and Jonathon Crow (61). Austin Billingsley (61) and Kade Greeson (64) also competed for the Braves.

Westside’s counting rounds came from Carson Frye (56), Chase Carter (57), Dylan Cable (60) and Billy Robinson (61), while Dylan Chastain (64) also played for the Rockets.

New Hope’s score was compiled by Haven Morgan (49), Riley Jordan (61), Trey Swinney (62) and Taylor Garlock (63), with Carson Johnson (64) and Trent Pilcher (64) also competing for the Kodiaks.

Gladden’s Chandler Simmons (52) and Evan Varnell (60) each had counting rounds, with the Warriors’ other scores a pair of 60s — the tally recorded by Brody Burchet, Ryan Carter and Jesse Wood, although only two of their rounds counted.

Text Only
  • Dalton State College hires Kerem Daser as soccer director

    Dalton State College athletic director Derek Waugh said Tuesday that Kerem Daser, a veteran soccer coach, is the Roadrunners’ new soccer director.

    July 29, 2014

  • NW vs Cass baseball 6  mlh.jpg Thrown a curveball

    About four weeks ago, Seth Pierce and his family moved closer to Ringgold High School — a move which has big ramifications on two sports fronts. Not only will his departure affect the Northwest Whitfield High School baseball program, the move will also put him back on the football field.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • NW Football3.jpg Prep football: NW Whitfield staying hungry for more success

    Northwest Whitfield High School entered the 2013 season motivated to reach the state playoffs — something the Bruins accomplished.
    This year’s team possesses the hunger to mirror last season’s successes — and possibly more.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Chris Whitfield: Ending ride (kind of) as sports writer

    T wo weeks ago, I was told by managing editor Jamie Jones that I would no longer be a full-time sports writer with The Daily Citizen. It was a mutual decision.

    July 28, 2014

  • Local trio leads NW section to 3rd place

    Tori Owens, of Chatsworth finished 11-over-par Monday in the Junior Sectional Challenge Match at The Landings Club-Marshwood and Magnolia in Savannah for third place in the girls 12-13-year-old 9-hole division. She joined Landon Painter and Hardin Chambless on the Northwest team.

    July 28, 2014

  • SE fball conditioning 1 mlh.jpg Prep football: Raiders enter preseason hoping for breakthrough

    Entering his third year as Southeast Whitfield High School’s football coach, Sean Gray believes the last obstacle is belief.
    He believes this group of Raiders has that quality.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Devin Golden: Other sports start practice this week

    Football isn’t the only high school sport during the fall — and the others are joining in this week.

    July 28, 2014

  • Three locals on NW team in state golf event

    Three local golfers — Hardin Chambless, Tori Owens and Landon Painter — played Sunday in round one of the Junior Sectional Challenge Match.

    July 28, 2014

  • DHS fball condition#1C0E6F8.jpg Prep football: Dalton enters camp well ahead of learning curve

    The joke came quick to the lips of Dalton High School football coach Matt Land when asked how the opening day of conditioning for the Catamounts went on Friday.
    “We can quit and go home,” Land said. “They have it all figured out.”

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hall of Fame Baseball_Chan.jpg Making a trip into town

    Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.
    “I was never that blue-chip prospect,” he said. “I had to outwork my opponents.”

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

Devin Golden's sports updates
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating