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RINGGOLD, Ga. — Ringgold dug its usual early hole in Friday's twice-delayed Georgia Class AAA softball first-round series against Rockmart, but, as usual, the Lady Tigers found a way to climb out.

CALHOUN, Ga. — The biggest adjustment of the 2014 prep football season for the Ringgold Tigers may have occurred Friday night, but it had nothing to do with schemes or personnel. Down by 14 points to upset-minded Sonoraville in a key Region 6-AAA game, coach Robert Akins went for an attitude adjustment.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — The Heritage High School softball team has had the penchant in recent years to often play close, intense playoff games — sometimes closer than expected.

Finding the right fit is always a priority when it comes to decision time for a high school recruit.

CALHOUN, Ga. — Maddie Green wasn’t quite sure what to do.

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. -- As the two-time defending state softball champions in Class AAAA, Northwest Whitfield has instant name credibility within the Georgia prep circle.

ATLANTA — It really didn't hit Senorise Perry that he was about to live out his childhood dream until the morning of Sept. 7.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — A 49-12 win over your oldest rival is always a tonic for what ails you, and what bothered Ringgold Friday night as Catoosa County neighbor Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe came calling was a serious bad taste in the Tigers' collective mouth.

DALTON, Ga. — Two storylines have remained consistent at the Region 7-AAAA softball tournament at Heritage Pointe Park.

DALTON, Ga. — Calhoun had to work a little overtime to win the Region 6-AAA softball tournament championship Thursday and after winning three games, including two over regular season champion Ringgold.

DALTON, Ga. — Sometimes a little adversity is good for a softball team.

DALTON, Ga. — Two softball tournaments, one location and two very different outcomes on a crazy Wednesday at Heritage Pointe Park.

CALHOUN, Ga. — Raw talent has exuded from Kaelen Riley his entire life. Friday night, in the 42-10 dismantling of 10th-ranked Adairsville, the Calhoun High School junior became a polished quarterback.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- If pitching is the name of the game in softball's postseason, then Calhoun and Gordon Lee are well stacked for runs at new state championships.

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- Shane Pendley knew something was up right away.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- Sammie Henson has coached wrestling in nearly every corner of the country except the Southeast. That, however, hasn't prevented the first-year West Virginia University head coach from making a pair of northwest Georgia stars a part of his initial recruiting class.

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- Hal Lamb doesn't get to turn on his fiery side often, but the Calhoun High School football coach was more than a little hot as his team trailed 10-7 at Ringgold Friday night.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- In case anyone needed a reminder of the strength of the Gordon Lee High School softball team, Thursday's 18-3 dismantling of Region 7-AA foe Dade County should suffice.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Sydney Smith admits competition has brought the best in her.

TRENTON, Ga. — If Friday night's final nonregion tuneup was a test for the Northwest Whitfield Bruins, the grade likely would be incomplete.

TRION, Ga. — Three games into the 2014 high school football season, much of the heavy lifting already has been accomplished for the Trion Bulldogs.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — With the high school softball postseason in Georgia less than two weeks away, coaches are hoping for signs their teams are about to peak.

As a defensive player in the modern game of pass-heavy offenses, Zach Weathers was understandably giddy heading into Friday night's game against Dade County and its wing-T attack.

  • Sept. 13th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

The Chattanooga Lookouts' strong run to a spot in the Southern League championship series is a case of a baseball team peaking at the right time. Title opponent Jacksonville, however, has reached a different peak.

Sean Gray is the worrying sort, not an altogether odd personality trait for a football coach.

Heritage overcame some offensive growing pains to give E.K. Slaughter his first win as the Generals' coach Friday night, doing so with strong special teams and a defense that forced four turnovers.

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — The ending was a bit hairier than Richie Wood might have wanted, but the end result was the statement the second-year Ridgeland High School softball coach was expecting.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — When asked to describe what makes Emily Armour tick, Gordon Lee High School softball coach Dana Mull has a quick answer.

DALTON, Ga. — The final stats won't go down as a game to remember for Kaelen Riley, but the Calhoun High School junior first-time starting quarterback was all smiles Friday night as he exited venerable Harmon Field.

DALTON, Ga. — If the eight-year-old Dalton-Calhoun football rivalry has taught us anything, it's to never anticipate a certain style of game.

Not much has gone as planned athletically for Caleb Mariakis, but the tribulations were put to rest this past weekend when the Ridgeland High School senior wrestler committed to West Virginia University.

How often do you hear a coach say his football team is like a family?

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — The blueprint is one Ringgold High School football fans should get accustomed to.

TRION, Ga. — Late in Trion's 21-15 season-opening football win over old rival Gordon Lee, one of the Trion administrators was overheard saying he wished he could find the shotgun the visiting Trojans had been shooting themselves in the foot with all Friday night.

A down has yet to be played in Georgia Region 7-AAAA football this season, yet each of the league's eight teams already feels like a winner.

Georgia's Region 6-AAA will not be for the faint of heart — or for football fans who enjoy defensive-minded games — in 2014.

Ringgold defensive lineman Zach Morris is the No. 4-ranked college football prospect among area high school seniors. Morris, who committed to Duke University last year, sat down with the Times Free Press recently before the start of his final prep season.

Dalton linebacker Nate Mays is the No. 5-ranked college football prospect among area high school seniors.

Ringgold offensive lineman Hunter Sosebee is the No. 7-ranked college football prospect among area high school seniors.

Dalton tight end and defensive end Chase Westfall is the No. 8-ranked college football prospect among area high school seniors.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — One game hardly defines a season, but for a Heritage High School softball team with mega expectations, Monday night's opening-game 4-1 win over Catoosa County rival Ringgold was — the Generals hope — a glimpse of things to come.

Ridgeland linebacker Ian Hayes is the No. 11-ranked college football prospect among area high school seniors.

Ian Hayes

Reclassification in Georgia affects all high school sports, but the latest round arguably will have more of an impact on softball than any other.

North Murray continued its strong showing on the 7-on-7 summer football circuit by winning a tournament Saturday at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — It was just a few days ago but the events couldn't have been any more different for the athletes wearing the distinct colors of the Northwest Whitfield Bruins.

DALTON, Ga. — The Southeastern 7-on-7 Championships in Dalton offers a little bit of something for each of the 32 high school football teams involved, and the one common benefit of the passing-league competition was very evident Saturday at each of the event's four sites.

The second half of the Southern League's schedule hasn't been kind to the Huntsville Stars after a dominating opening half, but whatever was ailing the Milwaukee Brewers' Class AA farm team the last three weeks wasn't evident Friday night.

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