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Mitchell: Warrior mentality puts players at risk

They are modern-day gladiators.

July 28, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Mitchell: Former gold medalist an Olympic pioneer

There's always been something special about the Olympics to me.

July 26, 2012 | David Mitchell | Staff sports picks


Mitchell: It's difficult to win any state title

The spring season for high school sports has come and gone, as has my first full year of preps coverage at The Times.

May 28, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Series loss doesn't finish script for Gainesville

It was a somber atmosphere after the Gainesville baseball team's surprising 11-3 loss to Ringgold in the state semifinals on Tuesday.

May 22, 2012 | David Mitchell | High schools


Mitchell: Big Red soccer has plenty to be proud of

In high school athletics, nothing hurts quite as much as coming one win short of a state championship.

May 21, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Emotional moment serves as reminder of sports' beauty

I stood in the infield at the Georgia Olympics on Friday afternoon in Jefferson, watching closely as North Hall's Luis Gonzalez put forth an incredible final effort to surge ahead for an individual state championship in the 3200 meter run.

May 14, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Even top teams fall in the playoffs

At the beginning of every season, every player, coach and fan has a goal they'd like to see their team achieve.

May 07, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Quite a spring for GHS athletics

If Gainesville doesn't have room in its trophy case, a larger space might be more appropriate.

April 29, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Area teams, athletes making their mark

History.

April 23, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Georgia fans have reason to be optimistic

ATHENS - It was just a spring game.

April 14, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: New GHSA power rating system has problems

I'm sure there are a number of varying reactions to the new power ratings system being implemented in Class A in the coming year.

April 08, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Unbeaten Red Elephants must maintain focus

It was my senior year of high school at Starr's Mill in Fayetteville, and my school's baseball team was 28-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation by Baseball America.

April 01, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Baseball and the bonds of family

Growing up, my dad was never a catcher when he played baseball.

March 25, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Local sports worthy of recognition

It's easy to become absorbed by the compelling draw to national sports.

March 18, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


Mitchell: Words louder than action at some sporting events

I was seated at midcourt awaiting the tip in a basketball game between the Chestatee and Franklin County girls on Friday night for just five minutes before I had to do a double take to make sure I was in the right place.

January 15, 2012 | David Mitchell | Sports columnists


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