Sonoraville High senior Wil Walraven (seated, third from left) signed a basketball scholarship with Young Harris College (Young Harris, Ga.) on Monday.
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Sonoraville High senior Tyler Lyles (seated, center) signed a baseball scholarship with the University of South Carolina Sumter (Sumter, S.C.) on Friday.
Coming off a 2017 season in which they showed progress in the right direction, the Gordon Central Warriors displayed that the arrow is still pointing upward with a solid performance in their Spring Game against Trion on Friday night at Ratner Stadium.
All the work they’ve put in this season has led to this point as five local golf teams make their way to compete in their respective state tournaments on Monday.
Calhoun High senior Erin Davis (seated, center) signed a track and field scholarship with Union College (Barbourville, Ky.) on Tuesday.
Calhoun High senior Bo Dyar (seated, second from right) signed a swimming scholarship with Berry College (Mt. Berry, Ga.) on Wednesday.
Sonoraville High senior Avery Hopper (seated, fourth from left) signed a baseball scholarship with Truett McConnell University (Cleveland, Ga.) on Wednesday.
Sonoraville High senior Blade Parker (seated, second from left) signed a fishing scholarship with Bryan College (Dayton, Tenn.) on Thursday.
The Sonoraville Phoenix brought two-plus weeks of Spring Practice to a close on Tuesday with their annual Spring Game, and there several positives but also multiple areas to improve in according to head coach Denver Pate.
Calhoun High senior Katie Kauffman (seated, second from right) signed a golf scholarship with Reinhardt University (Waleska, Ga.) on Friday.
Several athletes from Calhoun, Gordon Central and Sonoraville made the long trip to Albany this past weekend to compete against the best the state of Georgia has to offer in the Class AA and AAA State Track Meets, and multiple local competitors stacked up well.
POWDER SPRINGS — In an evenly-matched game, sometimes one bounce or a break one way or the other can make the difference. Unfortunately for Calhoun, that bounce didn’t go in their favor on Friday as their impressive season came to a heartbreaking end.
The Calhoun coaching staff had a pretty good idea of what to expect from their returning starters off the team that won a state title back in December. So as they entered Spring Practice a couple weeks ago, one of their biggest focuses was on developing depth and seeing which younger, more i…
Sonoraville High senior Lucas Brooks (seated, center) signed a basketball scholarship with Toccoa Falls College (Toccoa, Ga.) on Thursday.
Calhoun High senior Brett Potts (seated, second from right) signed a baseball scholarship with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, Ga.) on Wednesday.
Gordon Central High senior Kailyn Thomas (seated, center) signed a track and field scholarship with the University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, Ga.) on Tuesday.
The three local boys golf teams competed in the City/County Tournament on Monday and Tuesday, and Calhoun was the team that came away with bragging rights.
SAVANNAH — Calhoun is headed to the state championship game for the third time in seven years under coach Matt Rice after a clutch win on Tuesday night over Windsor Forest in Savannah. The Jackets scored early in the first half and early in the second half before holding off a late Windsor F…
Sonoraville High senior Myles Bennett (seated, third from left) signed a fishing scholarship with Bryan College (Dayton, Tenn.) last Wednesday.
Many of the top athletes in the state will head to various sites around Georgia to compete in the GHSA State Track Meets starting on Thursday.
ZEBULON — The Calhoun boys dealt the first blow on Saturday night in their Class AAA Elite Eight showdown at Pike County and withstood a late push to earn a clutch win and punch their ticket to the Final Four.
ATLANTA — The Calhoun Lady Jackets got off to a strong start on Friday during their Class AAA Final Four matchup at Lovett, but it was the Lady Lions that made the final push to earn the victory and extend their season.
The Gordon Central boys team was looking for a good enough combination of rounds from their individual players on Thursday at the Area 3-AA Tournament at Fields Ferry to finish high enough in the standings to earn a berth to State. Well, they did a little better than that in fact.
Sonoraville High senior Harleigh Chastain (seated, second from left) signed a softball scholarship with Georgia Highlands College on Tuesday.
Calhoun High senior Emily Driscoll (seated, second from left) signed a swimming scholarship with Berry College (Mt. Berry, Ga.) on Tuesday.
Gordon Central High senior Abbigail Hayes (seated, second from right) signed a golf scholarship with Truett McConnell University (Cleveland, Ga.) on Tuesday.
Gordon Central High senior Luke Beavers (seated, second from right) signed a track and field scholarship with Shorter University (Rome, Ga.) on Tuesday.
The Calhoun girls have leaned on their three singles players all season to set the tone for success during the regular season and postseason. They followed that same strategy on Tuesday, and the results were a Class AAA Final Four berth.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets took a long trip to Morgan County on Wednesday as they looked to make their run in the postseason continue a little longer. After a hard-fought defensive game, the Jackets emerged victorious with a berth in the Class AAA Elite Eight.
Sonoraville High senior Chase Kirby (seated, center) signed a baseball scholarship with Martin Methodist College (Pulaski, Tenn.) on Monday.
Several of the local prep golf teams were looking for their best performance this week as the competed in their respective area tournaments, and several got just that. Their reward was a chance to compete for a state title.
Sonoraville High anglers Myles Bennett and Will Pritchett competed in the Battle of Chickamauga Tournament in Dayton, Tenn. on Saturday and had an impressive day on the water.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets were propelled by the goal-scoring prowess of Daniel Isep and a rugged defensive effort in a dramatic 3-2 postseason victory over the Stone Mountain Pirates to punch its ticket to the second round of the Class AAA State Tournament on Friday.
The last challenge between Gordon Central athletes and a berth at the Class AA State Meet came on Saturday when they competed at Class AAA B Sectionals on their home track, and several earned the chance to make the trip to Albany.
For the first 20 minutes of the game on Saturday, it looked like Sonoraville was the dominant team, controlling possession and producing multiple scoring opportunities against their Class AAA State Tournament First Round opponent Pace Academy. The Lady Phoenix couldn’t quite push one into th…
ATLANTA — Last year in the playoffs, Calhoun was the team that got the breaks and came up with the clutch plays at the plate and in the field to pull out a hard-fought series win against Lovett and keep their season alive. This year the roles reversed.
It’s one thing to be big and strong. But when you know how to properly use that size and strength to your advantage, you can do some special things as an athlete.
Skylar Huskins, a Sonoraville High student-athlete, was recently named as the Northwest Georgia “Most Positive Volleyball Athlete” by Positive Athlete Georgia.
The Sonoraville boys golf team welcomed Ringgold and Cass to Fields Ferry on Wednesday afternoon and came away with a solid victory thanks to some impressive rounds by multiple golfers.
One team dominated from first serve til the final game and the other had to dig down deep against a tough challenge, but in the end the result was the same for both the Calhoun girls and boys tennis teams.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets needed a victory on Friday to nail down a playoff spot so they turned to their most experienced starter…and senior Brett Potts delivered.
The Calhoun boys soccer team played host to North Murray on Friday night in a game which would decide seeding in the for Region 6-AAA in the state tournament. After defeating Cass and Adairsville earlier in the week, the Yellow Jackets were a win away from earning the No. 2 seed and a loss a…
Calhoun High senior Porter Law (seated, second from left) signed a basketball scholarship with LaGrange College (LaGrange, Ga.) on Thursday.
The Gordon Central girls and boys track teams had to battle the competition, the weather and multiple injuries during the Region 7-AA Meet, and despite all that, both squads came away with some solid results and a chance for a few of their athletes to extend their season.
The relentless wind gusts made for chilly weather conditions on Thursday evening, but Calhoun’s bats proved to be just as cold in a 6-0 loss to the Adairsville Tigers in the last home contest of the regular season.
One of the main goals all season for the Calhoun boys was to go back-to-back with Region 6-AAA titles. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Jackets rose to the occasion by defending their home track to make that happen.