Golf: Dalton wins Lady Cat Invitational … Tournament wrapup

8:25 am Mar. 24, 2015

Dalton wins Lady Cat Invitational

Etowah’s Melanie Talbott shot a 70 to take medalist honors at the Lady Cat Invitational in Dalton, but the host Catamounts came away with the team title.

Dalton shot a 230 to beat runner-up Etowah by 20 shots in the team competition. Dalton was led by Carson Roberts with a 73 and Mable McKone with a 77. Baylee Mitchell added an 80 for the Catamounts.

Etowah’s other scorers

Golf/tennis: Busy weekend for tournaments … Harrison wins N. Ga. Invitational

9:09 am Mar. 20, 2015

The first annual Greenway Trojan Invitational enters the calendar with plenty of promise.

The tournament is sponsored by Greenway Health (a sponsor of PGA champion Jason Dufner) and will be the only invitation-only, Junior Golf Scoreboard-ranked event in the state.

Players will compete in a 36-hole format, with the first 18 being played on Monday and the next round being played on March 30. All competition will be played at Sunset Hills

Golf: Big tournament weekend for top teams … Gainesville wins Apple Mountain

6:00 am Mar. 13, 2015

Centennial Open uses innovative approach

The second annual Centennial Open, which will be played Monday at the Country Club of Roswell, features an interesting twist on high school tournament golf.

The top eight boys from each team compete. Four play the front nine, the other four play the back nine. At the end of the match, all scores are combined to tally the team score. This puts the pressure on all players

Tennis: Brookwood repeats at Blue Angels

11:46 am Mar. 11, 2015

The Brookwood boys, last year’s Class AAAAAA champions, won the Blue Angels Southern Invitational in Pensacola, Fla., for the second straight year. The Broncos beat Spruce Creek, Ala., 6-3, and Ocean Springs, Miss., 9-0, then

Championship previews

11:01 am Mar. 7, 2015

Here’s a look at the teams that play for the Class AA championships in Macon:

Boys: Morgan County vs. Jenkins

Morgan County (24-7) The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs are trying to become the first AAA team to win back-to-back titles since Columbia won three straight from 2010-12. The Bulldogs flew under the radar for some reason this season, probably because of their number of losses. But close inspection will reveal that most of

Semifinals: Who do you like?

11:46 am Feb. 28, 2015

The state semifinals will be played today in Columbus, with most of the regular suspects involved.

In the boys tournament, each of the four remaining teams are ranked. In the girls tournament, only one unranked team battled into the Final Four.

One boys semifinal features No. 1 Laney against No. 3 Morgan County, the defending state champion. The other game has No. 2 Jenkins against No. 7 Rutland.

The first  girls semfinal has No.

Boys: A look at the quarterfinals

5:00 am Feb. 25, 2015

The top five teams in the state rankings are still alive in the Class AAA tournament, an indication that the cream has risen and fans are in store for some quality quarterfinal games tonight.

Seven of the remaining eight teams were ranked in the final regular-season poll. The exception is Callaway, which is trying to get back into the Final Four for the second straight season.

Of the remaining eight, seven won

Girls: No. 1, No. 2 meet in Elite Eight

8:20 am Feb. 24, 2015

The brackets sometimes create some unfortunate pairings. Such is the class in the Class AAA girls quarterfinals, where No. 1-ranked Dawson County and No. 2-ranked Laney are matched in a game more fitting for the championship game.

Dawson County (29-0) is a veteran team that’s been rock solid all year. The Tigers have a great pedigree and feature some experienced girls who have focused on making this their championship season.

Coach Steve

Boys: Second-round previews

8:39 am Feb. 21, 2015

The marquee game of the second-round should be No. 5 Cedar Grove at No. 9 Calhoun, which features a pair of well-coached, athletic teams.

Cedar Grove (19-4) bounced back from its unfortunate meltdown in the Region 4 final with a 73-59 win over Josey in the first round. The Saints are led by forward Jaraca Cross (15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3 blocks), Chris Fredrick (13.0 points) and Kenneth Lewis (11.8 points).