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Lindsey Young

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TRION, Ga. — In a way, Isaac Thomas had little choice when it came to being competitive.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — It's not that Greg Brown doesn't enjoy seeing his basketball team pummel another opponent, but the Northwest Whitfield girls' coach knows things are about to get a whole lot tighter.

There is much still to achieve for this Boyd-Buchanan basketball team, but if Saturday night's 66-47 District 5-A win at Arts & Sciences is any indication, the Buccaneers can thrive in ways they maybe couldn't have a year ago.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Sometimes practice pays off even when you're not at practice.

Football may rule the high school sports scene in northwest Georgia, but when it comes to facilities, the basketball programs may be on top.

VARNELL, Ga. — Coahulla Creek High School's long and winding search for a football coach came to an end Monday when former Sequatchie County coach Chad Barger accepted the school's offer to succeed Jared Hamlin.

Former Sequatchie County High School coach Chad Barger has been hired as the next football coach at Coahulla Creek.

MACON, Ga. — If Sam Snider ever needs to make a point about good sportsmanship, the Gilmer County wrestling coach need look no further than Saturday's GHSA Class AAAA state duals championship match.

MACON, Ga. — On the surface, wrestling is a sport that is all about the one-on-one matchups, but in dual-meet matches there is quite a bit more involved.

MACON, Ga. — Never accuse Sam Snider of not knowing his competition.

There was a time when Ridgeland girls' basketball was annually mentioned among the state's best high school programs, culminating in the program's appearance in the state's final four in 2003.

The Gordon Lee Trojans hope to leave Macon sometime Saturday night with a little move first perfected by George Costanza.

ELLIJAY, Ga. — For the first time since Georgia started crowning wrestling duals champions, the extreme northwest Georgia area will not have a representative from its largest region at next week's state tournament.

The holiday season is only a couple of days gone, which means ... it's postseason time in Georgia high school wrestling?

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — Northwest Whitfield senior defensive lineman Isaiah Mack turned more than a few heads Monday when he dominated at the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star football game in Columbus.

While the optimum goal was not reached for either school, both the Ooltewah boys and Heritage girls believe they will be better off having competed in the Best of Preps basketball tournament the past three days.

It may not have been the round when most expected to see the matchup, but today's consolation finals in the Best of Preps basketball tournament features another chapter in one of the area's most heated rivalries.

Christmas was good to the GPS basketball Bruisers, but the morning after didn't start the way they intended.

Heritage accomplished two goals Thursday in the school's first appearance in the Best of Preps basketball tournament.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Ringgold High School is still reveling in the unbridled success of its football team, but one program's success isn't necessarily a boon for another.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — As her teammates patted her on the back and chanted "MVP, MVP," Calhoun's Jana Johns flashed a shy smile and shrugged her shoulders when asked to describe the final few seconds of Saturday's game.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — Success in the athletic arena is nothing new for Calhoun High School, and if the first few weeks are any indication, the basketball season will be no exception.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Eddie Bryant admits the first three seasons of leading the Heritage High School girls' basketball program was a test of his patience.

The wrapping is barely off the shiny new gymnasium at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, but the Warriors already have a couple of nice highlight wins in it against their Catoosa County rivals.

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. — That Ringgold High School's magical football season came to an end Friday night was not what Dakota Baer will remember in the days ahead. It's the way the Tigers went down fighting that will stick with the senior linebacker.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — How does a football program go from complete obscurity on a state level to perhaps the year's biggest story?

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.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — It's not often a football team can give up 50 points in a playoff game and be alive three weeks later to talk about it. But this hasn't been a typical season for the Ringgold Tigers.

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.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — All great productions have a star who at any given moment can steal the show. They also have a strong supporting cast that enables the star to shine.

ROME, Ga. — Make no mistake, this was personal.

CALHOUN, Ga. — There are two things the opposing coaches agree about concerning tonight's premier matchup in the GHSA Class AA football playoffs.

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- It's been quite a six days for Slade Dale, undoubtedly the most important week of his young life and a time period that helps explain why the Ringgold High School senior two-sport star will go down as one of the most popular and successful athletes in school history.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — There are a few things Brent Raby knows about his 2013-14 Gordon Lee High School wrestling team — and a few he doesn't.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Zach Morris has a plan for his future, one that, he hopes, will find him practicing medicine in a few years. Before that, however, the Ringgold junior defensive end will learn his new trade and play a little football at Duke University after committing to coach David Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils Saturday following their big win over Miami.

DALTON, Ga. — The what-might-have-beens may haunt the Dalton Catamounts after losing to Alexander, 13-10, in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAA football playoffs Friday at Harmon Field.

The high school football postseason is expected to be challenging, but for three area northwest Georgia teams beginning play tonight, those challenges are extreme.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Gordon Lee High School has turned into Titlesville and with team championships comes more individual attention.

TRENTON, Ga. -- The GHSA Class AA football playoff bracket is full of the usual big-name programs hosting first-round games -- Calhoun, Lovett, Greater Atlanta Christian, Lamar County, etc.

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- Tim James resigned Tuesday as head football coach at Heritage High School, making that the second area prep job to come open in two days in northwest Georgia.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — If there is one thing Rachel Hodge knows about Devan Brown, it's that she will never back down from a challenge.

CARROLLTON, Ga. — Sometimes Goliath is just too good.

CEDARTOWN, Ga. — For a moment in the second half of their Region 7-AAAA playoff play-in game at Cedartown, the Ridgeland Panthers began to believe an upset was brewing.

Ready for some extra football?

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. — Colbie Thomas may have summed up the day best. The Northwest Whitfield senior outfielder, after helping lead her team to a repeat of the GHSA Class AAAA softball championship Saturday over familiar foe Heritage, said having to defeat the Generals was akin to going against family.

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Asked to recall the biggest hit of her high school softball career, Gordon Lee's Jordyn Hamill had no answer.

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. — 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.

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.

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