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Lindsey Young

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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.

CALHOUN, Ga. — Monday was a busy day for Vince Layson. The Calhoun High School basketball coach apparently was unprepared for the avalanche of attention brought his way following Saturday's shocking semifinal win over Vidalia.

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.

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.

CALHOUN, Ga. — Vince Layson has been preaching to his basketball team the importance of closing out quarters strongly. Tuesday night in the GHSA Class AA second-round playoff game against Westminster, his Calhoun Yellow Jackets took that message to the extreme.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — When Lester Galyon allows himself to look at the video of Monday night's 64-56 Georgia Class A girls' first-round playoff loss to Towns County, the Gordon Lee coach will see that his team did almost everything right.

If there was any doubt as to which region rules Class AAAA wrestling in Georgia it was put to rest Saturday in Dublin. Region 7 put on a show the packed stands at West Laurens High School will not soon forget.

DUBLIN, Ga. — Gilmer County left no room for drama early Saturday evening at the GHSA Class AAAA traditional wrestling state tournament at West Laurens High School.

CALHOUN, Ga. — Sometimes adversity brings out the best in a team. Sometimes that adversity is just too much to overcome.

A week off was one of the last things Brent Raby or Sam Snider wanted to see. Inactivity is the enemy of a wrestling coach, and when an unexpected vacation comes during championship week, emergency mode sets in.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — On the surface an 8-21 record doesn't look like anything to brag about, but when a once-proud basketball program reaches the depth the Ringgold girls had fallen to, those eight wins — and an unlikely state playoff berth — tell quite the story.

WHITE, Ga. — Northwest Whitfield did nearly everything it had to do to win the Region 7-AAAA girls' basketball championship Wednesday night.

WHITE, Ga. — Some things just become second nature for basketball players as they mature, and with those rare seniors who have started most of their careers, coaches need to say very little to get the point across.

CALHOUN, Ga. — It was only 15 seconds of playing time, but in those few ticks was clear evidence of why the Calhoun Yellow Jackets are celebrating their second consecutive Region 7-AA boys' basketball title following a 55-50 win over Model on Tuesday.

CALHOUN, Ga. — As a senior playing his first season with a basketball team, Chandler Curtis often finds himself deferring to his teammates during a game. Monday night in a 60-53 Region 7-AA semifinal win over Coosa, the Calhoun guard took matters into his own hands late in a tight game.

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