Barring appeal, Georgia high schools have been placed in regions for the 2014-16 academic years. In most cases with northwest Georgia athletic programs, the result is less travel and some new rivals.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Benedictine's defensive secondary knew it faced its biggest test of the year going up against a high-powered Calhoun passing offense.
CALHOUN, Ga. — The stats say the Calhoun Yellow Jackets should have lost last week. Outgained nearly 2-to-1 and out-possessed by an even greater margin by Greater Atlanta Christian, Hal Lamb's team somehow escaped with a 31-30 win in the GHSA Class AA second round.
TSSAA Playoffs (7 p.m. start times) Class 1A Semifinals No. 1 SOUTH PITTSBURG PIRATES (11-1) AT No. 6 COALFIELD YELLOW JACKETS (9-3) Key players: Coalfield is led by junior two-way lineman Zach Stewart (6-5, 305), a University of Tennessee commitment, and senior two-way lineman Benson Napier (6-3, 310), who is being recruited by Middle Tennessee State University, UT-Chattanooga and VMI, among others.
CALHOUN, Ga. — Brandon Blaylock used his senior poise and his accurate right leg to make sure the Calhoun football team's incredible six-year home winning streak remained alive.
CALHOUN, Ga. — There are two things the opposing coaches agree about concerning tonight's premier matchup in the GHSA Class AA football playoffs.
Key players: South Pittsburg's run-first offense is led by a pair of 1,000-yard rushers. Senior RB Jajuan Lankford, a Mr. Football finalist in two of the last three seasons, averages nearly 12 yards per carry, while classmate Kahlil Mitchell is a hammer at both FB in the wing-T as well as on defense from his LB spot.
The third round of the TSSAA football playoffs will be a week of firsts for the Chattanooga area's surviving teams.
On paper, it was the worst loss of Tyner basketball coach Gerald Harris's six-year coaching career. In the moments after that game, he said his team simply was outplayed, but his Rams knew exactly what happened, and heading into this season they feel they know what it's going to take to ensure that won't happen again.
The high school football postseason is expected to be challenging, but for three area northwest Georgia teams beginning play tonight, those challenges are extreme.
Need to add the Georgia teams once the bracket is out
COLUMBUS, Ga. — For the second consecutive season, the northwest Georgia area came away from the GHSA State Softball Championships with three titles and a runner-up trophy.
COLUMBUS, Ga. — It took nearly three decades, so when Alyssa Shawgo struck out the final batter of the GHSA Class AA softball championship game Saturday, Calhoun coach Diane Smith took a moment to soak it all in.
COLUMBUS, Ga. — After a lackluster first day at home plate during the GHSA state softball tournament, Ringgold coach Rachel Hodge decided a little extra work was in order.
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Northwest Whitfield and Calhoun played their way into the championship round of the GHSA Softball Championships in Class AAAA and AA, respectively, after late-night wins Friday.