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Lindsey Young

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RINGGOLD, Ga. — There's a reason established high school baseball coaches load their nonregion schedules with elite competition.

Postseason baseball berths are being sewn up in northwest Georgia, but even though some teams have already secured their playoff appearance it doesn't mean the next week isn't crucial. In fact, a crucial win or loss in the last few regular season games can mean the difference between favorable or unwanted seeding.

CALHOUN, Ga. — If there were any questions concerning Conard Broom's ability to pitch at the next level, the Gordon Lee High School pitcher provided plenty of answers Monday night.

CALHOUN, Ga. — If there's one thing Brent Tucker knows about his baseball team, it's that no game will be too big.

As far as signature wins go, Dade County's 6-0 win over Calhoun last week was just what first-year coach Brent Cooper needed.

DALTON, Ga. — It was a gutsy move at the start of a three-game series but one Todd Middleton felt was necessary. Of course, when Plan B involves Seth Pierce maybe it's not much of a gamble.

The halfway mark of the Georgia high school baseball region schedules is here, and little has been decided in the Chattanooga area.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Slade Dale fully believes in baseball deities, and the Ringgold High School shortstop knows they can be fickle.

CALHOUN, Ga. — No one would have blamed Chip Henderson if, more than once Tuesday, the Calhoun High School baseball coach believed his team was having a little April Fool’s Day tomfoolery with him.

Georgia high school football coaches long have lamented the fact that they are allowed just one preseason scrimmage to prepare for the season.

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — Over the course of a normal baseball season more games will be decided by the execution — or not — of the little things.

A little inside information paid off for the Chattanooga State Tigers this week. Dalton senior Grant Sane, on the advice of CSTCC assistant coach Joe Wingate, signed on to play for the Tigers in a ceremony at the high school.

A baseball coach can learn a lot about his team when it plays the same opponent for the third consecutive day, especially when it's early in the high school season.

High school administrators across the state of Georgia were still waiting as of late Thursday night to see what, if any, athletic changes were going to be forced upon the Georgia High School Association.

Tucker Hill knows in a few weeks he will likely play the last baseball game of his career.

It may not have been the most picturesque baseball game he's seen, but for Johnny Burch, Monday night's 9-5 win over Ridgeland was a thing of beauty.

MACON, Ga. — What transpired Friday evening inside the Macon Centreplex surprised many in attendance.

CALHOUN, Ga. — When told that a newspaper article highlighting the GHSA state tournament had given his team a 5 percent chance of winning, Calhoun coach Vince Layson had a quick retort.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Brent Tucker admits this prep baseball season has a different feel to it for his usually pitching-rich Ringgold Tigers, but though there may be some questions to be answered on the mound, finding an ace isn't one of them.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — High school athletics and high-level politics are about to collide in Georgia, and if lawmakers have their way, big-time change could be coming to the Georgia High School Association and its members.

CALHOUN, Ga. — Monday was a busy day for Vince Layson. The Calhoun High School basketball coach apparently was unprepared for the avalanche of attention brought his way following Saturday's shocking semifinal win over Vidalia.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — High school athletics and high-level politics are about to collide in Georgia, and if lawmakers have their way, big-time change could be coming to the Georgia High School Association and its members.

CALHOUN, Ga. — Vince Layson has been preaching to his basketball team the importance of closing out quarters strongly. Tuesday night in the GHSA Class AA second-round playoff game against Westminster, his Calhoun Yellow Jackets took that message to the extreme.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — When Lester Galyon allows himself to look at the video of Monday night's 64-56 Georgia Class A girls' first-round playoff loss to Towns County, the Gordon Lee coach will see that his team did almost everything right.

If there was any doubt as to which region rules Class AAAA wrestling in Georgia it was put to rest Saturday in Dublin. Region 7 put on a show the packed stands at West Laurens High School will not soon forget.

DUBLIN, Ga. — Gilmer County left no room for drama early Saturday evening at the GHSA Class AAAA traditional wrestling state tournament at West Laurens High School.

CALHOUN, Ga. — Sometimes adversity brings out the best in a team. Sometimes that adversity is just too much to overcome.

A week off was one of the last things Brent Raby or Sam Snider wanted to see. Inactivity is the enemy of a wrestling coach, and when an unexpected vacation comes during championship week, emergency mode sets in.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — On the surface an 8-21 record doesn't look like anything to brag about, but when a once-proud basketball program reaches the depth the Ringgold girls had fallen to, those eight wins — and an unlikely state playoff berth — tell quite the story.

WHITE, Ga. — Northwest Whitfield did nearly everything it had to do to win the Region 7-AAAA girls' basketball championship Wednesday night.

WHITE, Ga. — Some things just become second nature for basketball players as they mature, and with those rare seniors who have started most of their careers, coaches need to say very little to get the point across.

CALHOUN, Ga. — It was only 15 seconds of playing time, but in those few ticks was clear evidence of why the Calhoun Yellow Jackets are celebrating their second consecutive Region 7-AA boys' basketball title following a 55-50 win over Model on Tuesday.

CALHOUN, Ga. — As a senior playing his first season with a basketball team, Chandler Curtis often finds himself deferring to his teammates during a game. Monday night in a 60-53 Region 7-AA semifinal win over Coosa, the Calhoun guard took matters into his own hands late in a tight game.

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Greg Elkins kept watching the clock and waiting for this team to show some signs of life. When it didn't happen in a timely manner, the Ringgold High School boys' basketball coach decided to start lighting into his Tigers.

One of the fun things the rail birds at Gordon Lee High School baseball games enjoyed doing during last season's magical run to the Class A championship was debate on when THE inning was going to happen.

CALHOUN, Ga. — For years Glen Hicks' team has been the hunted in Region 7-AA, but when Dade County got off to a slow start this basketball season the reign was thought to be over.

The Georgia High School Association announced the sites for the postponed state traditional wrestling tournament Friday afternoon, electing to hold separate events next week for each of its six classes.

TRION, Ga. — If any good news can come out of a 65-point loss, Ed Clendenen was able to find it.

TRION, Ga. — If any good news can come out of a 65-point loss, Ed Clendenen was able to find it.

The GHSA Wednesday announced the postponement of the state traditional wrestling tournament, which was scheduled to take place this weekend at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, due to travel concerns.

An earlier-than-expected dose of inclement winter weather in northwest Georgia caused the postponement of three area region basketball tournaments Monday. That forced the area's largest region to shorten its tournament and in the process end some teams' seasons.

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — Any basketball team with a 21-3 record has its strengths, obvious areas of dominance that should show up in the stats.

For most of the high school wrestlers competing across the state of Georgia on Saturday, the goal was all about achieving individual glory. However, for those representing three north Georgia area programs there was a bit more at stake.

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — It should be the easiest of basketball shots, but the free throw has haunted teams since the game's inception. The charity stripe was anything but giving Thursday night for Dalton.

CALHOUN, Ga. — As a standout defensive lineman, Austin Byrd's first rule is to follow the football. The 6-foot-3 Calhoun High School senior takes that same mentality to the basketball court, and it paid off big-time Tuesday night.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — It’s not true that Jordan Ransom’s nickname is The Vulture, but many more nights like Monday and the Ringgold junior might just have to live with it.

Brent Raby admits he's a bit of a worrier, but the Gordon Lee High School wrestling coach could have saved himself the stress.

DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton basketball Catamounts are a little territorial, and Friday night that meant bad news for visiting LaFayette.

TRION, Ga. — In a way, Isaac Thomas had little choice when it came to being competitive.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — It's not that Greg Brown doesn't enjoy seeing his basketball team pummel another opponent, but the Northwest Whitfield girls' coach knows things are about to get a whole lot tighter.

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