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  • Loran Smith: Golden Bear is still game’s top champion

    Jack Nicklaus is entitled to play the Augusta National Golf Club as a member now, which means when he takes friends out for a round of golf, he hits from the member tees. He hits it a long way still — certainly for a guy in his mid-70s — but not like in 1965, when he drove the ball on No. 15 so far over the crest of the hill that he only needed a 7-iron for his second shot.

    April 8, 2014

  • Region 7-4A games delayed a day

    The first games in two important series involving local high school baseball teams have been pushed back to Wednesday.

    April 8, 2014

  • Back with a vengeance

    Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away.

    The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national title.

    April 8, 2014

  • NW at SE baseball 7   mlh.jpg Prep Baseball: Looking for a leader

    Dalton High School baseball coach Shane Ramsey only needed one word to sum up what he expects from this week’s three-game series with Sub-region 7B-4A foe and intracounty rival Northwest Whitfield.
    “Intensity,” he said. “If you can’t get up for this series, then why are you playing?”

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup: Dalton golf teams in form at Fields Ferry

    Even in wet and muddy conditions, both the Dalton High School boys and girls golf teams are sharpening their games at the right time.
    With the Region 7-4A tournament scheduled in two weeks, both the Catamounts and the Lady Cats finished second during play at the Fields Ferry Invitational in Calhoun on Monday. Despite the soggy conditions, Dalton’s Jacob Brown tied for medalist honors with a 2-over par 74 to lead the Cats to a 313 combined score in the six-play, four-score format. Dalton finished three strokes behind tournament winner LaFayette.

    April 8, 2014

  • DSC tennis 8 mlh.jpg Seasoning the birds: Roadrunners gain experience, taste success on tennis court

    When Dalton State College first began the process of reviving its athletics program, officials didn’t have to look far to find the right people to lead its tennis program.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marty Kirkland: High-stakes series this week for rivals

    There are plenty of reasons why Dalton and Northwest Whitfield have developed a rivalry that brings a bit of intrigue to most athletic contests between the two high schools.

    April 7, 2014

  • Dalton State golfers close season in Fla.

    Dalton State College’s men’s golf team finished ninth Sunday at the Bash at the Beach tournament, which was hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the LPGA International Golf Course in Daytona Beach, Fla.

    April 7, 2014

  • Wrestler of the year 2014 2 mlh.jpg All-Area Wrestling Team and Wrestler of the Year: Winning another title was the only goal for Wheeler

    When Dalton High School wrestler Sidney Wheeler won a state title for the first time two years ago as a sophomore, he admitted he became a little complacent about what it would take to replicate the feat — perhaps not noticeably so to most observers, but enough to take success for granted. Wheeler believed it a matter of course that he would win state again, and he thought the second title would simply be the middle child in a high school three-peat.

    April 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup: Behr finds his stroke in Vidalia

    Dalton High School golfer Allen Behr shot a 3-under-par 69 during the second day of the Indian Invitational in Vidalia to lead the Catamounts to a top-10 finish in the event Saturday.

    April 6, 2014