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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
Chris Whitfield: Memories stay with us, and go with them
I still remember the pandemonium that broke out in the dorm at Middle Georgia College in tiny Cochran, Ga., the night of “The Slide” in the 1992 National League Championship Series. It was a fire drill, wall street-buying frenzy and a Roman toga party all in one.
Dalton State College signs PG from Florida
Dalton State College announced signing a Jacksonville, Fla., prep basketball standout to its men’s basketball team.
Totally focused on fútbol
In order to chase his soccer dream and continue to mature and improve in the sport that he loves so much, Dalton High School athlete Eder Mora has decided to make a sacrifice — giving up football.
Chris Whitfield: Football fans may lose, but Mora will win with decision
Throughout my career, I have been lucky enough to see some of the finest athletes this state has ever produced. From professional athletes who went on to the NFL, MLB and the NBA to college washouts who still rank as the finest high school athletes I have ever seen, I have been blessed.
Christian Heritage enters camp with many questions to answer
In the first day of conditioning for local high school football teams, Christian Heritage coach Preston Poag didn’t decide any of the position battles that his team faces this year after losing a strong senior class.
But there will be plenty of those battles to come.
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