Dirt, gas and guts
Lucas Amos is like a lot of other 6-year-olds who will be going into first grade at Tunnel Hill Elementary this school year.
He likes to play the video game sensation Minecraft, building different structures and fending off zombies when the sun goes down. He likes to spend time with his grandparents, traveling around the Southeast with them most every weekend.
And he likes to play in the dirt.
Loran Smith: McIlroy at his peak at Hoylake
HOYLAKE, England — It’s the setting which enraptures those who appreciate the things that accompany a championship, The British refuse to let a downpour or two, intermittent and inconvenient, to make them fret.
Up close and personal
Dustin Dyer remembers his first fight — and he has wisdom to share with North Georgia Hayastan Mixed Martial Arts Academy’s three new mixed martial arts fighters.
“It’s just another day in the gym,” Dyer said, “just with a bigger crowd. Here (in the gym) is where you work. Out there is fun.”
Loran Smith: Change is needed for major titles
HOYLAKE, England — This is a good time to be Bubba Watson — long off the tee which brings golf aficionados through the gates, two Masters titles which puts him in the pantheon of the greats at Augusta, deal-makers hovering about, more perks than a palace prince, exempt status to the end of the decade and a cash flow that resembles a raging river.
Top Lion on the court
Christian Heritage athletic director Preston Poag and headmaster Gerald Porter didn’t need to look far for new baseball and girls basketball coaches.
All they did was look at one another.
Loran Smith: Harman is living his childhood golf dream
HOYLAKE, England — One thing about golf that has remained constant since Young Tom Morris won his fourth Open in a row in 1872 — when Ulysses Grant was president of the United States and Brigham Young was arrested for bigamy (he had 25 wives) — is that a little man can play the game.
Football players are becoming bigger — often illegally — and basketball players are growing taller, but a golfer can excel at any dimension if he hones his skills enough to get the ball in the hole in the fewest strokes. Golf is not a behemoth sport; there are no concussions, no strikeouts and no fistfights. Let the game prosper.
SEC Network nearing but some TV providers without contracts
HOOVER, Ala. — Fan Lee Massengale is already worried about Georgia’s game with Troy, even with Clemson and South Carolina coming up first.
Local TV outlets still negotiating
For local Dalton residents, local cable television companies still are in limbo regarding the SEC Network.
Noll not automatic qualifier for Amateur
Dalton native David Noll Jr. did not qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship golf tournament after shooting a 4-over-par 75 Wednesday in the second round of the U.S. Amateur qualifier at Piedmont Driving Club.
Dalton State close to hiring soccer director
Dalton State College should have its new director of soccer sooner than expected.
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