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Lindsey Young

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A near-capacity crowd celebrated the Fourth of July a day early at AT&T Field on Thursday, but it was the Birmingham Barons who provided most of the in-game fireworks.

Birmingham proved to be a buzzkill on 80s night at AT&T Field Tuesday. The Barons scored early and often to defeat the Chattanooga Lookouts, 10-5, taking a 2-1 lead in the five-game series.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Make no mistake, Matthew Crownover has every intention of giving professional baseball his undivided attention — just not yet.

Birmingham proved to be a buzzkill on 80s night at AT&T Field Tuesday. The Barons scored early and often to defeat the Chattanooga Lookouts, 10-5, taking a 2-1 lead in the five-game series.

Summer vacation is hardly a time of rest for high school athletes. Between hectic summer league competition and workouts at school, there is precious little down time.

On the surface it appears Ed Clendenen has stepped back, and while it's true the veteran high school coach will spend the 2014-15 school year in a seemingly lesser role in an unfamiliar surrounding, there is nothing that suggests he's slowing down.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Olivia Tamewitz had a choice: Wait and see if her dream of playing softball in the Southeastern Conference would still work out or be proactive and choose a different path.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — High school football coaches usually don't put too much stock in 7-on-7 competition results. However, it's easy to understand why David Gann believes last weekend could turn out to be a turning point for his North Murray team.

Coaches and athletes in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia often lament the fact that there is very little in-season competition between area high school programs in the two states. The TSSAA and the GHSA are on different reclassification cycles, so scheduling interstate contests proves difficult.

In the athletic realm there is little the three major award winners from Thursday night's Best of Preps Banquet have in common except, obviously, success.

TRENTON, Ga. — The long-awaited home track meet at Dade County High School will have to wait until next spring. Maybe.

TRENTON, Ga. — It was going to take a perfect situation to get Cole Hicks to leave his assistant basketball coaching job at Dade County High School. He found one this week.

The Chattanooga Lookouts used a huge fifth inning to win 6-3 Saturday night at AT&T Field and even their series with Mississippi.

FOLKSTON, Ga. — As "We Are the Champions" blared from the sound system at the Charlton County High School baseball field and the home team was being mobbed on the pitcher's mound, the Gordon Lee Trojans huddled in near disbelief in right field.

FOLKSTON, Ga. — The idea of a split of Saturday's doubleheader in the GHSA Class A public school baseball state championship series was certainly a possibility to Mike Dunfee. How it transpired, though, was far from what the Gordon Lee coach expected.

On the surface all is quiet on the possibility of a complete public/private school split in Georgia. Behind the scenes is a different story and one that could play out over the next two-year classification cycle.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Jake Rogers has tried for the past 12 months to forget about the way the 2013 baseball season ended.

DALTON, Ga. — Many things make defending the Dalton High School boys' soccer team difficult, but as Spalding High found out during their GHSA Class AAAA semifinal match Tuesday, the Catamounts' overall depth might just be the hardest to deal with.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Sometimes it just works out. Shane Pendley had an itch to scratch, and Ringgold High School had the perfect solution.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Gordon Lee will get another shot at a baseball state championship, and whichever team the Trojans face will have a lot to think about after seeing the scouting report from Monday's sweep of Treutlen County.

CALHOUN, Ga. — Say this for Lance Oubs: He sure knows how to squeeze the drama out of a do-or-die baseball game.

CALHOUN, Ga. ­­— Calhoun may not have turned the tables completely on its baseball nemesis, but the Yellow Jackets did the next best thing on a late Wednesday night.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Facing elimination in the first round of the GHSA Class AAA baseball playoffs, Ringgold leaned heavily on its stars Saturday, and they didn't disappoint. Seniors Logan Baldwin and Slade Dale combined for six hits and five RBIs and junior Zach Morris did the heavy lifting on the mound as the Tigers escaped with a 7-6 win over West Hall.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- If there's one thing Mike Dunfee demands from his baseball players it's trust, both in him and in each other. That intangible came into play during Gordon Lee's 3-2, 5-0 sweep of Commerce in the first round of the GHSA Class A public school baseball playoffs Friday.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — One year of competing in the baseball postseason under Georgia's Class A power-rating system was enough to teach Mike Dunfee a valuable lesson.

CALHOUN, Ga. — For the great majority of his 27 years of coaching high school football, Jim Kremer has known nothing but success.

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — Diego Peralta and Edwin Hernandez are, in many ways, typical American teenagers with a love for the sport they grew up on.

Roger Gentry has resigned as head football coach at Sonoraville High School after three seasons, including the program's first appearance in the Georgia playoffs this past season.

Several playoff positions are still up for grabs in northwest Georgia as the regular season ends this week.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — It may have been senior night at Heritage High School on Friday, but a freshman led the way in perhaps the baseball team's most important win of the season.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — There's a reason established high school baseball coaches load their nonregion schedules with elite competition.

Postseason baseball berths are being sewn up in northwest Georgia, but even though some teams have already secured their playoff appearance it doesn't mean the next week isn't crucial. In fact, a crucial win or loss in the last few regular season games can mean the difference between favorable or unwanted seeding.

CALHOUN, Ga. — If there were any questions concerning Conard Broom's ability to pitch at the next level, the Gordon Lee High School pitcher provided plenty of answers Monday night.

CALHOUN, Ga. — If there's one thing Brent Tucker knows about his baseball team, it's that no game will be too big.

As far as signature wins go, Dade County's 6-0 win over Calhoun last week was just what first-year coach Brent Cooper needed.

DALTON, Ga. — It was a gutsy move at the start of a three-game series but one Todd Middleton felt was necessary. Of course, when Plan B involves Seth Pierce maybe it's not much of a gamble.

The halfway mark of the Georgia high school baseball region schedules is here, and little has been decided in the Chattanooga area.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Slade Dale fully believes in baseball deities, and the Ringgold High School shortstop knows they can be fickle.

CALHOUN, Ga. — No one would have blamed Chip Henderson if, more than once Tuesday, the Calhoun High School baseball coach believed his team was having a little April Fool’s Day tomfoolery with him.

Georgia high school football coaches long have lamented the fact that they are allowed just one preseason scrimmage to prepare for the season.

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — Over the course of a normal baseball season more games will be decided by the execution — or not — of the little things.

A little inside information paid off for the Chattanooga State Tigers this week. Dalton senior Grant Sane, on the advice of CSTCC assistant coach Joe Wingate, signed on to play for the Tigers in a ceremony at the high school.

A baseball coach can learn a lot about his team when it plays the same opponent for the third consecutive day, especially when it's early in the high school season.

High school administrators across the state of Georgia were still waiting as of late Thursday night to see what, if any, athletic changes were going to be forced upon the Georgia High School Association.

Tucker Hill knows in a few weeks he will likely play the last baseball game of his career.

It may not have been the most picturesque baseball game he's seen, but for Johnny Burch, Monday night's 9-5 win over Ridgeland was a thing of beauty.

MACON, Ga. — What transpired Friday evening inside the Macon Centreplex surprised many in attendance.

CALHOUN, Ga. — When told that a newspaper article highlighting the GHSA state tournament had given his team a 5 percent chance of winning, Calhoun coach Vince Layson had a quick retort.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Brent Tucker admits this prep baseball season has a different feel to it for his usually pitching-rich Ringgold Tigers, but though there may be some questions to be answered on the mound, finding an ace isn't one of them.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — High school athletics and high-level politics are about to collide in Georgia, and if lawmakers have their way, big-time change could be coming to the Georgia High School Association and its members.

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