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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


Taylor: Talented senior class leading North Hall girls

Kristi House could see this coming.

February 26, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists


Taylor: Lakeview girls leave region cellar to grab state berth

Lakeview Academy girls basketball coach John Carrick dared to be optimistic when assessing his team's chances for the current season.

February 19, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists


Taylor: Flowery Branch girls taking nothing for granted in region tourney

The Flowery Branch girls basketball team, the No. 1 seed out of Region 8-AAAA North going into the region tournament in Loganville this week, should know better than most how important it is not to overlook any opponent in the region tournament.

February 13, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists


Taylor: Shot blockers a force on the basketball court

Last Tuesday night, Johnson High forward Montrell McKenzie had a smile on his face that no one could wipe off.

January 22, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists


Taylor: GHSA still has to address how to best classify wrestling programs

Last Tuesday, coaches and athletic directors from across the state converged on the Macon Centreplex to ratify the new reclassification for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.

January 15, 2012 | Zac Taylor | 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


Prevost: Expect LSU to come out on top again in rematch for national title

The BCS Championship Game finally - finally - takes place Monday night in the City That Care Forgot.

January 04, 2012 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Taylor: East Hall boys to experience more than basketball in Alaska

It's over 3,400 miles to the East Hall boys basketball teams' next tournament.

January 01, 2012 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists


Prevost: Bowl season not what it used to be

Ahh, bowl season. Don't you love it? A handful of quality bowl games leading up to the traditional New Year's Day marathon feast of college football. Settle in with some black-eyed peas and cabbage, a few hair-of-the-dog frothy beverages, and watch your favorite teams cap off the college football season.

December 24, 2011 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


Taylor: More than football to be affected by new region alignments

It's not all that different from the recent spate of conference realignment in college.

December 11, 2011 | Zac Taylor | Sports columnists


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SEC Banter: Dawgs Win SEC East on Saturday

It's Georgia-Sakerlina week and the contest customarily comes equipped with enormous implications.

September 10, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


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