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The week 7 Georgia Sports Writers Association poll: School, points (first place votes in parentheses) and last week's ranking.

The annual Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes Golf Tournament sponsored by Indian Trace Golf Course is Friday at Indian Trace in Chatsworth.

In its final two matches of the regular season, the Dalton High School volleyball team defeated North Murray and Morris Innovative at home Wednesday night, both in straight sets.

The players of Dalton High School's softball team picked the perfect time to get hot at the plate. After sweeping Alpharetta in two games by a combined score of 23-2 on Tuesday at home, Dalton advanced to the Sweet 16 of the state playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

Dalton High School's Stacy Parker coaches softball, but that doesn't stop him from drawing from other sports to motivate and inspire his players.

AUSTELL — A masterful performance from junior running back Jahmyr Gibbs guided Dalton High School to a 45-20 victory on the road against the South Cobb in Region 6-6A action Friday night.

VARNELL — It was a game of missed opportunities for Coahulla Creek High School on Friday night as the Colts fell to North Murray 35-14 in a game where the Mountaineers weren't as sharp as they could have been.

TUNNEL HILL — At Northwest Whitfield High School it isn’t uncommon to see ducks and geese flying over the football field during the fall. When the team is practicing or warming up before games on Friday nights, “flying V” formations regularly glide over the players in the evening sky.

TUNNEL HILL -- After winning the first game of the three-game series of the Region 6-4A tournament by way of run-rule, it looked as though Northwest Whitfield High School would do the same in the early innings of the second game on Tuesday night. Pickens made the Lady Bruins work for it howe…

If Saturday afternoon's game between William Carey University and Dalton State College was decided by goals scored from the run of play, Dalton State would have defeated the No. 1 ranked team in the country.

The Dalton High School volleyball team played six matches Saturday, winning five, at the Southeast Whitfield Raider Rally Tournament as the Lady Catamounts fell in the bracket championship to Calhoun.

WOODSTOCK -- Dalton High School reeled off 28 unanswered points and coasted to a 49-20 victory over host River Ridge Friday night.

In a defensive slugfest between two very evenly-matched teams — Darlington School and Christian Heritage School — it was the road team that made the plays in the fourth quarter to come away with victory.