MACON, Ga. — Gordon Lee won a pair of matches Friday at the GHSA Wrestling Championships to earn a spot in the Class A championship.
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — In most sports a coach will do most anything to downplay a big upcoming event. But wrestling isn't typical and Brent Raby doesn't pull punches.
CHATSWORTH, Ga. — The situation could have been volatile. A basketball team with seven seniors loses its coach just before the start of school and a coach hired for football takes over.
DALTON, Ga. — The balance of Tre Beck's story is yet to be written, but Matt Land has a good idea where it likely would have headed.
CEDARTOWN, Ga. — The expected and unexpected ruled the day at the Georgia Area 7-AAAA wrestling duals tournament Saturday.
Gilmer County and Southeast Whitfield will be the representatives from Area 7-AAAA in the Georgia state duals next week in Macon, Ga.
Everywhere Vonn Bell goes, he's being pulled, prodded or led. Not that the Ridgeland High School football star minds.
Sometimes wrestling is as much about survival as it is winning. Often a team will have to do the first before it can do the latter in a dual-meet tournament.
There's nothing like ending the year on a high note, which for the Notre Dame boys' basketball team means playing its most complete game of the still-young season in its final outing of 2012.
The past couple of seasons a third-place finish in the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament would have been a letdown for the GPS Bruisers, but coach Susan Crownover was all smiles after they finished third Saturday with a 59-35 win over Chattanooga Christian.
GPS and Notre Dame claimed third place finishes at the Best of Preps Basketball Tournament at Chattanooga State Saturday.
Boyd-Buchanan overcame a strong start by the Chattanooga Patriots to claim fifth place in the Best of Preps Basketball Tournament at Chattanooga State today.
Led by hot-shooting Donovan Jones, the Chattanooga Patriots rolled past Red Bank, 68-41, in the consolation round of the Best of Preps basketball tournament at Chattanooga State pm Friday.
In girls' consolation-round play, East Hamilton had three players in double figures, led by Lexi Zuckery's 13 points, in a 62-31 win over Arts & Sciences.
Donovan Jones scored 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting as the Chattanooga Patriots rolled past Red Bank, 68-41, in the consolation round of the Best of Preps Basketball Tournament at Chattanooga State Friday.
John Gibson admits he programmed himself to be more patient this season.
Laura Cottrell's frustration was evident, and though no one watching the day's first game of the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament at Chattanooga State could blame her, the Chattanooga Christian girls' coach decided to try a new approach.
TRENTON, Ga. — Cole Birchfield has heard the story before and every now and then it does the Dade County High School basketball player good to recall it.
LaFAYETTE, Ga. — His team had just given up a 10-point lead in a little over two minutes of playing time in the third quarter, and Glen Hicks had seen enough.
ATLANTA — Football games are made up of moments -- some good, some bad and some that win or lose championships. For the Calhoun Yellow Jackets, their moment came late in the third quarter of Saturday's GHSA Class AA title g
ATLANTA — In the grand scheme of things, kicking a field goal down 38 points is a footnote in a lopsided football game. For the Ridgeland Panthers, those three points — and the seven that later followed it — represented m
CALHOUN, Ga. — When asked the secret to building a high school football dynasty, Hal Lamb can't help but chuckle a bit.
Mark Mariakis got out of bed last Saturday morning, picked up his phone and began the process of preparing for the biggest game in his life and his program's history.
CALHOUN, Ga. — Watching the Calhoun Yellow Jackets' 21-14 GHSA Class AA semifinal win over Lamar County was a serious shot of deja vu for longtime fans.
CALHOUN, Ga. — The thought had crept into Donnell Anthony's mind, and he didn't like it one bit. The Calhoun High School senior cornerback was staring at a possible unthinkable ending to his high school football career. After fumbling two kickoffs earlier, he did not want to go out that way.
CALHOUN, Ga. — Taylor Lamb is asked the question quite often, and the Calhoun High School quarterback has a quick and accurate answer.
CALHOUN, Ga. — Josh Barnes admits living up to standards set in previous years is quite the motivating factor for any receiver on the Calhoun High School football team.
RINGGOLD, Ga. -- They may not be the second coming of Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside, but when a basketball game gets to crunch time, Cameron Sherlin and Cody Sanders fit the bill quite nicely at Heritage High School.
Daniel Johnson said the decision was an easy one. His coach said turning down a once-in-a-lifetime offer says all anyone needs to know about Johnson -- and his team.
Mark Mariakis had a solid strategy going into his first GHSA football playoff coin flip Saturday morning: Let the other guy be the goat.
CALHOUN, Ga. — The final numbers show Taylor Lamb passed for 358 yards and four touchdowns, and while the Calhoun High School senior quarterback's arm was the main weapon in Friday night's 49-14 GHSA Class AA quarterfinal win over Brooks County, he made the key plays early with his legs.
TRION, Ga. — If it's adversity that brings a sports team together, then the Trion Bulldogs might be one of the closest high school football squads around.
CALHOUN, Ga. — It was nearly a year ago when most of the members of the current Calhoun High School football team's defense got a taste of south Georgia football.
In a matter of five minutes Friday night, Ridgeland High School football coach Mark Mariakis got a double dose of good news.
If the LaGrange Grangers were going to score in the final minutes and tie Friday night's Georgia Class AAAA second-round football playoff game, Ridgeland defensive back Dillon Peterman wasn't going to be the culprit.
DALTON, Ga. — How important can six weeks be for a high school football program?
TRION, Ga. — Justin Brown is a first-year football head coach but admits he's quite old-school.
Randy Watson knows the success of his basketball team depends on execution.
ATLANTA — If the Atlanta Falcons go on to secure the NFC’s top record and postseason homefield advantage, they will no doubt recall Sunday’s ugly 23-19 win over Arizona, a game head coach Mike Smith admits they had no business winning.
Boyd-Buchanan has its rematch.
CALHOUN, Ga. — For a football coach who is known to stay away from such talk this early in the postseason, Calhoun's Hal Lamb's comments following Friday night's 42-10 Class AA first-round playoff win over Wesleyan were maybe a warning to those looking to take the title away from the Yellow Jackets.
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Brent Raby understands the irony, but the Gordon Lee High School wrestling coach is pleased with the status quo in Georgia Class A wrestling.
Daniel Johnson could be a very busy person in early December.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Asked to put a label on his exciting junior quarterback, Ringgold High School coach Robert Akins called Slade Dale "a gamer."
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans will hit the basketball court for the first regular season game next week with a little extra hop in their step and a few more smiles on their faces.
Shorter University softball coach Al Thomas knows a good thing when he sees it. After winning the NAIA championship last spring with several former northwest Georgia prep stars playing key roles, Thomas is dipping into the talent-rich area again to highlight the 2013-14 recruiting class.
DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton Catamounts made sure there would be no late-game drama Friday night as they played for their playoff lives.
Lost among all the chaos that is the Georgia Class A football playoff chase is one interesting sidelight: The public/private postseason split finally has created a group of coaches who favor week 10 region crossover games.
Desperate for a play and with his team's playoff hopes on the line, Ringgold football coach Robert Akins put the ball in his star's hands and let him go to work. Junior quarterback Slade Dale responded with the biggest throw of his career.
While Tennessee begins its high school football postseason tonight, Georgia teams still have two regular-season games to play.