Don’t look now, but the dawn of the 2018 softball season is creeping up and high school coaching staffs from around the state are using these late-July days to shake off the rust and get a glimpse of what they’ll have to work with in the fall.

Kristen Padgett’s first few months at the helm of the Haralson County High School softball program have gone smoothly, by her estimation.

The Haralson County High School football program has some promising young talent rising through the ranks of the varsity level, but there is no doubt who the alpha dogs are for Scott Peavey.

Scott Peavey played host to an air show at Taylor Memorial Stadium on Tuesday morning.

While early-morning workouts and practices on the field are vital for a football team at this time of the year, nothing quite tops putting the pads on and engaging against other schools in a competitive environment.

Two more local stars were crowned on Day 2 of the GHSA Track and Field State Championships on Friday, bringing the grand total to three thus far at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

The Heard County High School baseball team had little trouble pushing through its first-round series in the Class AA state playoffs on Friday, combining for 44 runs in the sweep of KIPP Collegiate.

The Carrollton High School girls' lacrosse team rallied to a 14-12 triumph over Whitewater in the spring finale on Thursday night at Grisham Stadium.

The Central High School girls' golf team followed up its first-place finish at the Lady Trojan Invitational on Monday evening by sweeping both the Area 4-AAAA and Region 5-AAAA crowns on Tuesday at the LaFayette Golf Course.

The Haralson County High School baseball team suffered a 3-0 setback to Calhoun on Friday night as the race for the final state playoff spots in Region 6-AAA came down to the last day of the regular season.

Order another set of state championship rings for the Haralson County High School slow-pitch softball team.

When slow-pitch softball returned from a nine-year hiatus as a GHSA-sanctioned sport last spring, it was Haralson County High School that ended up hoisting the state championship trophy.

The Temple High School boys' tennis team capped off its perfect run through the regular season by capturing the Region 5-AA Tournament title on Tuesday in a victory over host Heard County in the finals.