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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


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

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

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SEC Banter: One, two or no SEC teams in playoff?

The College Football Playoff ushers in a new era for the sport this year. A blue ribbon panel of 12 individuals - actual people - comprise the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, charged with selecting four teams for a playoff to crown a national champion.

November 19, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Sports columnists


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