High School Sports

In a largely defensive battle, the Sonoraville Phoenix (11-9, 7-6 Region 6-AAA) captured a home-court 48-37 victory over the Coahulla Creek Colts (8-13, 5-9 Region 6-AAA). Junior Orry Darnell led the way with 15 points.

The Sonoraville Firebirds could not follow up Friday night’s success against Jefferson on the mat as they lost the 2020 Class AAA Team Dual Wrestling Championship to the North Hall Trojans 49-18. The Phoenix won just three bouts on Saturday at the Macon Coliseum.

The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix and the Calhoun Yellow Jackets each picked up region victories over their respective cross-town rivals Thursday at Calhoun High School. The Lady Phoenix cruised to a 50-28 win while the Yellow Jackets defended home court with a 59-53 W.

Behind 33 points form junior guard Mercedes Coleman, the Gordon Central Lady Warriors defeated Model 54-39. In the boys game, Model took home a 73-45 road victory after big nights from Jared Bomer and Jabari Burge.

Sonoraville Phoenix Wrestling is off to the 2020 GHSA Class AAA State Duals after winning the Area Duals on Saturday, Jan. 11. With the area win, the Phoenix earned a first-round bye and will be in the “Team 4” slot in the state duals tournament beginning Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Macon Coliseum.

Gordon Central’s basketball teams had plenty of positives to go around as the girls topped Unity Christian 58-27 and the boys captured their second win of the season by the score of 63-54, snapping a seven-game losing streak.

Calhoun and North Murray typically give the fans a competitive battle. And that’s exactly what went down Tuesday night at The Hive.

Last Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced its 2019 All-State high school football team for all classification levels. In Class AAA, Calhoun junior running back Jerrian Hames earned an all-state honorable mention.

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets split a home contest with the Coahulla Creek Colts. The Lady Colts rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the Lady Jackets while the Yellow Jackets started strong and held on for a regional victory.

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets (9-3) closed out 2019 back in the win column after a come-from-behind 66-59 victory over Collegedale Academy (TN) in the final day of the Carpet Capital Christmas Classic at Christian Heritage School on Monday. Calhoun officially takes home seventh place in the cla…

As we prepare to enter 2020, it’s time for some reflection. What will we remember and what do we hope to soon forget. In today’s edition of Baron’s Beef, we take a look back at the decade from a sports perspective, both on the local and state levels.

The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix (9-5) went 1-2 at the Georgia Vinyl & Thread Shootout. After a 61-43 win over Cedartown last Thursday, Sonoraville fell to Hiram and North Paulding on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

In non-region competition, the Gordon Central Warriors split with the Unity Christian Lions Monday at Unity Christian School. The Lady Warriors improved to 9-2 on the season with a lopsided 69-29 win over the Lady Lions while the GC boys fell in a tightly-contested contest 72-63.

Calhoun senior Emma King is taking her tennis talents up north. King signed a tennis scholarship to Marist College on Friday in the Calhoun High School Media Center, surrounded by friends and family.

The Sonoraville Phoenix basketball teams and the Gordon Central Lady Warriors all picked up home region victories on Tuesday night. Sonoraville swept Adairsville while Gordon Central’s varsity teams split with Chattooga.

Calhoun Basketball earned a sweep over visiting regional foe Ringgold Tuesday night at Calhoun High School. The Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Tigers 54-46 while the Yellow Jackets crushed Ringgold 65-26.

The Calhoun Lady Jackets (2-3) and the Sonoraville Phoenix (3-3) each picked up victories Friday night. The Lady Jackets defeated Murray County 61-50 at home while the Phoenix took apart the Ringgold Tigers 68-41 on the road.

Calhoun Softball junior catcher Lyndi Rae Davis has been tabbed to participate in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Junior All-Star Softball Game, scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The game will take place at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton.

The Gordon Central Lady Warriors (5-1, 2-0 Region 7-AA) knocked off the Model Blue Devils 63-59 at Model High School on Tuesday night. GC's boys basketball team (0-6, 0-2 Region 7-AA) fell to Model 73-40, also on the road. Both teams return to action Friday, Dec. 6 with a road matchup agains…

On Tuesday, the Atlantic Coastal Conference announced its all-conference team. Former Calhoun offensive lineman Jack DeFoor was selected as an All ACC Team Honorable Mention. The redshirt junior suited up for Georgia Tech this past season, as the Yellow Jackets begin to transition from a tri…

Last Wednesday, the Calhoun Lady Jackets and the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix met for the first time in the 2019-20 varsity girls basketball season. The Lady Phoenix cruised to a 19-point victory, 56-37, in the third-place game of the Border Wars Tournament at Northwest Whitfield High School.

Gordon Central’s 2018-19 season came to an end in the first round of the state playoffs, falling to eventual state champion Douglass 63-51. The Lady Warriors are back on the hardwood after completing 2018-19 with a final record of 13-11, including 10-5 in Region 7-AA competition.

The times are changing at Calhoun High School for the girls basketball program. The Calhoun Lady Jackets are in the midst of new beginnings with a new head coach at the helm in Jaime Echols.

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets begin the 2019-2020 season looking to capture their seventh region title in eight years. To do that, they’ll need to take back Region Six in their final year in Class AAA.

The Gordon Central Warriors enter the 2019 season in search of greater consistency in the 2019 season. Head coach Derrick Broom, entering his third full year at the helm, said GC lost several seniors, but there is a young core in place.