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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: 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: Real season begins now

There are few better times in sports than the period immediately preceding the end of the season.

April 15, 2012 | | 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


Prevost: There's nothing quite like the Masters

In the classic 1989 film, Field of Dreams, one of the old ball players gazes out on that magical baseball diamond in the middle of corn fields and asks, "Is this heaven?" Kevin Costner replies simply, "It's Iowa."

April 03, 2012 | Ben Prevost | 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


Taylor: Observations from the state championship weekend in Macon

After three days covering the Buford and North Hall girls (and watching a few other teams) at the state semifinals and finals at the Macon Centreplex, here are a few thoughts on the end of the high school basketball season.

March 12, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists


Taylor: North Hall girls have options on offense

To get to the state basketball semifinals in Macon - or even the quarterfinals in Dalton - teams generally need to have an established identity.

March 04, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists


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Johnson: Watson didn't lose his touch in final round of Masters

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba…"

April 13, 2014 | By Vince Johnson For The Times | Sports columnists


Johnson: Jordan Spieth can rewrite the Masters' record books

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 12, 2014 | By Vince Johnson Times Regional Staff | Sports columnists


Johnson: Bubba trying to 'stay level' after hot start

"Is that Bubba?" one patron asks another.

April 11, 2014 | | Sports columnists


Johnson: Couples once again on the Masters leaderboad

He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.

April 10, 2014 | By Vince Johnson The Times regional staff | Sports columnists


Prevost: The Masters turns into spring break for adults

The Masters tournament is right around the corner, and when Jim Nantz of CBS welcomes us to Augusta National with his signature "Hello, friends" opening remark, he'll undoubtedly refer to the Masters as "a tradition unlike any other."

April 08, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Ashway: Arnie's legacy has staying power at Masters

Tune the piano.

April 08, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Sports columnists


Johnson: 5 tips to enjoy trip to Augusta National

You've won.

April 08, 2014 | By Vince Johnson For The Times | Sports columnists


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