Most Cherokee teams have limited spring-break schedules
by Emily Horos
ehoros@cherokeetribune.com
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Creekview catcher Kyle Wilkie, left, and first baseman Austin Smith will try to keep the Grizzlies heading in the right direction Thursday when they face Etowah in a make-up game that was originally scheduled for last week.
Creekview catcher Kyle Wilkie, left, and first baseman Austin Smith will try to keep the Grizzlies heading in the right direction Thursday when they face Etowah in a make-up game that was originally scheduled for last week.
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With county schools taking the week off for spring break, coaches have given their players some extra time away from competition.

The exception to the rule are a few baseball teams and the Etowah boys’ lacrosse squad, which will play this week.

Among the baseball teams playing this week are Creekview and Etowah, which moved their game that was rained out last week to Thursday evening. Etowah will also play a non-region game with Harrison on Friday before playing three games next week, including a two-game series with Walton in Region 5AAAAAA action.

Meanwhile, Creekview will play a similar schedule. The Grizzlies will host Riverwood on Saturday at 1 p.m. After that, they will get another long break before playing at Northview on April 10.

Sequoyah will also be in action this week, playing a pair of Region 7AAAAA games. The Chiefs travel to Northview on Thursday before hosting Cambridge on Saturday. They will play two region games next week against Cobb County opponents, Kell and Sprayberry.

Woodstock will play at West Forsyth on Saturday before returning to Region 5AAAAAA action next week with games against Wheeler.

Cherokee will play at Darlington on Saturday before its home-and-home series with Lassiter next week.

River Ridge will have the most games of the next two weeks. The Knights play at Campbell on Friday and will play a three-game series with Cass between April 8 and April 11.

Making the spring break even longer for some programs is the way the Cherokee and Cobb school break falls as compared to Fulton, DeKalb and Atlanta schools, which take their spring break April 7-11.

River Ridge boys tennis coach Lynn Freeman said the way the two spring breaks fall will keep her program from playing a region match for more than two weeks.

“We will be having some practices,” Freeman said. “But we won’t play another match until Pickens on (Tuesday). We will go down to Carrollton to play on April 10, but that is non-region. We really get back to work on April 15 when we have our (Region 7AAAA) tournament.”

Other tennis teams have already started their region tournaments, but will take the better part of two weeks off before continuing them on April 15. This includes teams from Creekview, Etowah, Sequoyah and Woodstock.

All of the county’s soccer teams will be idle for at least the next week.

The Etowah boys are the only lacrosse team with a match scheduled. They host Peachtree Ridge on Thursday.

Golf teams will also be away from team competition, although many athletes will be on a golf course somewhere, even if their family is traveling.

Etowah boys golf coach Phil Dutko expects all of his players to be active during the break, simply because they enjoy playing and competing.

“They are on the course even when we aren’t practicing or competing,” Dutko said. “It’s how these boys are.”

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