The Calhoun Gold All-Stars competed well in last week’s Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class A/B Flea Coach Pitch (8-under) State Tournament and came away with a second-place finish after a hard-fought battle in the championship game against Cartersville.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Appalachian State University football junior quarterback and former Calhoun High standout Taylor Lamb landed on the Davey O’ Brien Preseason Watch List on Thursday as one of the top-30 quarterbacks in the nation.
In the previous six years that Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, only two Bobcat student-athletes have ever earned national academic awards by the NJCAA governing body.
Two Gordon County locals will play in the Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, Miss., July 16-21. Aubrey Towers and Jacob Cornette are both upcoming freshmen at Sonoraville High School, and they play with the Trion Bulldogs travel team.
Local teenage athletes that enjoy being in the swimming pool and do not mind a little physicality might have just found the perfect sport, and they will get a chance to play it soon at the Calhoun Aquatic Center.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Dodgers and Iowa Cubs split a Monday doubleheader at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark with the Dodgers winning the first game, 10-9, in nine innings and Iowa winning the second game, 3-2, in eight innings.
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia Gymdog Mary Beth Box and Lady Bulldog basketball player Marjorie Butler, who each just completed their senior seasons for their respective teams, have been nominated for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, the NCAA announced on Tuesday.
CHATTANOOGA — Three local players and one coach got the chance to play for state pride on Tuesday night in the Georgia-Tennessee All-Star Softball Classic, and the quartet came away with a split against their Volunteer State rivals.
Gordon Central head softball coach Maddie Monroe and the Lady Warriors Softball program hosted a youth camp last week for the first time for players from rising first to rising eighth-graders. The camp went from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day.
CHATTANOOGA — Team Georgia controlled the action for much of Friday’s game at the Georgia-Tennessee All-Star Soccer Classic at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, but they still found themselves tied with Tennessee at 2-2 at the end of regulation.
METAIRIE, La. — Brock Stewart struck out a career-high 10 batters over seven innings of one-run ball, and the Oklahoma City Dodgers hits two home runs in a 5-2 win over the New Orleans Zephrys Sunday afternoon at Zephyr Field.
The Calhoun-Gordon County Sports Hall of Fame was established a little over two years ago to honor the outstanding athletic tradition in the area, but soon they will have an actual physical building to call home.
Taylor Harmon, 2016 graduate Sonoraville High School completed her final year of Georgia Junior Rodeo association this past Saturday. She ended up All-Around Cowgirl for the Year, pole-bending champion, barrel racing champion, breakaway champion, reserve goat tying champion and fourth-place heeler for the season. She also received a scholarship from the GJRA.
The 12-year-old TYP Outlaws, a local travel baseball team based out of The Yard hitting facility in Calhoun, went to Cooperstown, New York last week to test themselves against some of the best competition in the country, and they came away as champions.
The Sonoraville Fishing team was represented well on Saturday, June 4 at the Northwest Georgia High School Anglers Association Classic at Lake Chickamauga. Sonoraville had four boats fish, and three of them weighed in fish. Will Pritchett (pictured) fished by himself and placed ninth with 12.35 total pounds. Dustin Hall and Blade Parker (pictured) finished 12th with 11.17 total pounds. Gage and Chase Potter finished 44th with 3.26lbs.
As the summer continued this week, two more high school programs held their annual youth camp as Calhoun High Softball and Sonoraville High Soccer hosted groups of youngsters in hopes of teaching them about their respective games and having fun at the same time.
Six local baseball standouts will get another chance to wear their high school jerseys on Monday as they compete in the Georgia-Tennessee All-Star Baseball Classic at the McCallie School in Chattanooga.
For four days last week, the Gordon Central High football coaches and several players got a chance to pass their knowledge on to the next generation of Warriors… and have a little fun at the same time.