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A couple weeks ago marked the midway point of the Summer with the GHSA-mandated July 4 dead week, but the three local football programs have been busy prior to that week with their conditioning programs and will be busy over the next few weeks as they make their final push toward the start o…

  • Calhoun Times staff reports
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Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston and the Sheriff’s Auxiliary hosted their annual Football Clinic on Saturday at the Calhoun Rec Dept. Football Field for players ages 6-13 with special guests, local coaches and players and others instructing.

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The Sonoraville 8-under Phoenix All-Stars have been together al-most two months since the end of the regular season at the Gordon County Parks and Rec, and they have worked hard since starting the All-Star season to reach their potential. That work paid off on Friday night as they can now ca…

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As high school football season nears, local quarterbacks were granted the opportunity to stretch out their arms and wide receivers had the chance to sharpen their pass-catching and route-running abilities during the Calhoun FCA 7-on-7 Passing Camp on Wednesday and Thursday at the Calhoun Riv…

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Wrestling is a sport in which the success a person has is a direct reflection of the amount of work and time they put into it. For Cole Hunt, this Summer has shown how hard he’s worked and how dedicated he is to wrestling.

  • DeLand Suns, Florida League reports
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SANFORD, Fla. — The DeLand Suns were represented well in the 2017 Florida League All-Star game, with five different Suns players making the North All-Star team. The players consisted of former Sonoraville High standout Thad Harris (Winthrop), Matthew Mulkey (Winthrop), Matt Reitz (Covenant C…

SHAWNEE, Okla. — Tate Thomas of Ranger, Georgia, is competing in the 25th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo held July 9-14 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Thomas is participating in the world’s richest youth rodeo, hoping to win his share of more than …

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After a league record 1,442 fan ballots, along with nominations from league coaches and staff members, the rosters for the 2017 Florida League All-Star Game presented by Central Florida McDonald’s are all set. Former Sonoraville High standout Thad Harris was one of the All-Star selections fr…

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Four Sonoraville wrestlers recently competed in the Southeast Regionals Freestyle and Greco Roman Tournament at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta featuring some of the best wrestlers in the Southeastern United States and came away with some successful finishes.

  • Calhoun Times staff reports
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The local track season was filled with incredible team and individual performances, including several by local athletes at the State Meet. Today the Calhoun Times honors the runners, throwers and jumpers that stood out the most with the release of the annual All-County Track Team.

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CHATTANOOGA — The level of talent of all three local boys’ soccer programs were on full display during the Georgia-Tennessee All-Star Soccer Classic at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga on Thursday afternoon.

  • Calhoun Times staff reports
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The word of the week was improvement at Calhoun Youth Softball Camp as the Lady Jackets program got an opportunity to work with younger players at getting better in several different areas.

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Recent Calhoun graduate Jana Johns put on her high school jersey once again this week at the Georgia Athletic Coaches Associated All-Star Softball Classic, and like she did many times before in the black and gold, Johns came away victorious.

  • By Scott Herpst, Walker Messenger Sports Editor
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OOLTEWAH, Tenn. — A late-game offensive surge by the Tennessee All-Stars propelled the Volunteer State to a 14-5 victory over Georgia in the 16th annual Stump on Sports Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Baseball Classic on Monday night.

  • Samford reports
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EUGENE, Ore. — Samford’s standout track and field performer and former Calhoun High standout Keyth Fightmaster competed in the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday as the Bulldogs’ junior native of Calhoun, Georgia, challenged some of the top athletes of the nation in the high jump even…

  • Georgia State reports
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ATLANTA — Georgia State Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb and Director of Golf Joe Inman announced the hiring of Chad Wilson as the new men’s golf head coach on Tuesday following a nationwide search. Wilson served as the interim head coach at Coastal Carolina last year and has deep ties to …

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