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Jay Poag is in year three as the head football coach at Christian Heritage School. After being forced to play a multitude of underclassmen over the past two seasons, Poag sees several reasons why this year could be the breakout year the Lions have been looking for since its last winning seas…

CHATSWORTH — Making a major impact as a freshman is tough for most high school football players. But North Murray running back D'Ante Tidwell broke in 2017 for the Mountaineers as a freshman, rushing for 746 yards on 96 carries with 12 touchdowns. He provided a change of pace for a North Mur…

CHATSWORTH — After two successful seasons in which the North Murray High School football team has reached numerous milestone achievements, third-year coach Preston Poag is imploring his team to not get complacent. The first postseason appearance and victory were worth of recognition, but he …

VARNELL — There are times in life when it isn’t the person who yells the loudest who ends up being the most influential. Actions matter, and how an individual carries themselves daily can often speak louder than any words they could muster.

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COHUTTA — As I settle into the comfortable chair here on the front porch of my palatial estate in the suburbs of Cohutta, I think back and contemplate how it seems like it was only yesterday when the high school football season ended.

CHATSWORTH — The Murray County High School girls softball team was able to keep it close with Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe through six innings, but a seven-run seventh inning blew the game wide open and LFO won convincingly 14-2 Monday night.

• North Murray 21, Shaw 0: North Murray scored 21 runs in the bottom of the first inning and the game was called after three, as the Lady Mountaineers won the first game of two Friday night at the Callaway High School Tournament in LaGrange. With the win, North Murray moved to 3-0 on the season.

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• North Murray 4, Adairsville 0: McKinley Fields' two-run home run followed by Alivia Rymer's RBI double put North Murray ahead 3-0 in the first inning and Talli Burgess was dominant for the second game in a row as Murray County moved to 2-0 (2-0, Region 6-3A) on the season. Playing in a lig…

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In both teams' season-opening game, it was visiting Coahulla Creek High School that came away with a convincing 11-1 victory in five innings against Southeast Whitfield on Monday night.

The Georgia football team held an open practice at Fan Day for its second practice of the season at Sanford Stadium on Saturday. Here are some observations made by The Red & Black.

Georgia's football facility upgrade has not peaked, but another milestone development is enjoying brand-spanking-new status as the Bulldogs are on a move-to-the-head-of-the-class mission to complement elevated recruiting successes which should bode well for the Red and Black's future.

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Dalton State College announced Monday night that head basketball coach Tony Ingle is retiring effective Wednesday.

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The two teams facing off in the championship game of the 2018 Southeastern 7-on-7 Championships were from South Carolina and Kentucky, respectively.

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Entering Friday's opening day of the 2018 Southeastern 7-on-7 Championship, there were several teams who had been pegged as potential frontrunners to take home the trophy at the end of the two-day competition.

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When the Westside High School Rams out of Anderson, South Carolina, took the field for their final of five games during the first day of action at the Southeastern 7-on-7 Championship, they already had their pool championship locked up.

The Whitfield Healthcare Foundation will host its ninth annual Swing for Wellness tennis tournament Aug. 10-11 at Lakeshore Park. For the second year in a row, the tournament also will include pickleball, considered by some to be the world's fastest growing sport.

The city of Dalton welcomes back the Softball Players Association (SPA) today for the Men's 55+ World Championships. The tournament will be held at Heritage Point Park.

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The Rickards High School Raiders traditionally look to travel the region, seeking out top competition and top tournaments to test their players and expose them to football outside of their home area around Tallahassee, Florida.

For the third year in a row, coach Mike Engler is bringing his Ryle High School Raiders from Union, Kentucky, to Dalton for the Southeastern 7-on-7 Championship which starts Friday at Dalton High School and Lakeshore Park.

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After a breakout season for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016 during which he led the NFL in sacks, a combination of injuries and personnel changes forced Vic Beasley into an outside linebacker position last year.

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For coach Caleb Bagley and his Coahulla Creek Colts, there won't be anything out of the ordinary going on during next week's Southeastern 7-on-7 Championship, no special packages designed just for the event that begins Friday at Dalton High School and Lakeshore Park.