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Editor's note: Follow the Daily Citizen-News sports department for recruiting features on local high school football players each Friday this summer. Rising seniors with the potential to play at the next level will answer questions leading up to football season this fall.

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Long before they ever see the field in a Major League Baseball game, baseball prospects must traverse the multi-layered world of the minor leagues. Almost all prospects spend at least some time at this level, and for the vast majority of players breaking through from the minor leagues to the…

Player of the year -- Hank Bearden, junior, Northwest Whitfield (pitcher, first base) -- 7-2 record; one save; 54 2/3 innings pitched; 1.66 ERA; 89 Ks; 31 hits allowed; 19 BBs; .366 BA; .485 OB%; 30 hits; five home runs; seven doubles; 26 RBIs; 23 runs scored; five stolen bases; walked 18 ti…

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association will host its 81st Awards Banquet and 19th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend on Friday and Saturday at the Dalton Convention Center. A reception will be Friday at 7 p.m. and a banquet, when the new inductees will join the Hall of Fame, will be Saturday at 1…

Informational meetings for the Pinhoti Vipers mountain bike team for children in sixth through twelfth grades are Saturday at 9 a.m., June 11 at 6 p.m. and June 23 at 3 p.m. at Raisin Woods Mountain Bike Park at 145 Raisin Way in Dalton. The season starts July 11 with practices on Tuesdays a…

The Dalton State College men's golf team will begin play today at the NAIA National Championship at Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. The No. 3-ranked Roadrunners finished as national runners-up last season. Coach Ben Rickett said the players will need to adjust to a new environment thi…

CHATSWORTH -- The last time Murray County High School football finished a season winless, a new coach took over the following season. That new coach was Chad Brewer, and since becoming the head man in 2013, Brewer has led the program to the most success since legendary coach Bill Napier roam…

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Obituaries

Ralph Teasley, 90, of Dalton, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Arrangements will be made by independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton; (706) 529-5371.

Clinton Harkins, age 92, of Rocky Face, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Dalton Place. Mr. Harkins was a member of Cove Methodist Church in Carbondale, Ga. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Avanell Smith Harkins; daughter, Karen Nan Harkins; brother, Bill Harkins; sisters, Ma…

Tommy Inman, age 59, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton; (706) 529-5371.

Mr. Larry Sims, 80, of Dalton passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Regency Park. He was the preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Ruby Sims. Larry was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Johnnie Bryson Sims; son, Ricky and Rita …