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…
High School Sports
The facelift to the field at Phil Reeve Stadium was completed within the last week and the new turf is ready for the start of football season.
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…
Sonoraville High rising ninth-graders Lindsay Bowman, Abby Chambers and Alexa Geary got the opportunity to play as part of PEAK Future in the Tournament of Champions held July 5-8 at the Suwanee Sports Academy in Suwanee, Ga.
Calhoun rising senior pitcher Brett Potts had a stellar outing recently while pitching for Team Rawlings PSA 17 in the WWBA 17U National Championship at LakePoint.
The Sonoraville High fishing duo of Myles Bennett and Will Pritchett, along with boat captain Jeremy Carroll, set out last week to compete against some of the best anglers in the country, and they went toe-to-toe with them for three days.
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.
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.
Myles Bennett and Will Pritchett have been two of Sonoraville’s most consistent anglers in the three years the school has had a fishing team. This week the pair of rising seniors will get a chance to fish in a bigger pond so to speak.
Sonoraville High wrestling coach Randy Steward said one of his biggest goals is to grow the sport of wrestling in the northwest Georgia area, and the summer training camp he held this week is a big step in doing that.
CHATTANOOGA — The most successful senior class in Calhoun High Softball history got one last chance to play together (minus one) on Monday night, and they went out fighting like Lady Jackets’ fans have come to expect over the last few years.
The Gordon Central girls varsity and jv basketball teams got a chance to improve last week and took advantage of it according to coach Matt Swanson as they attended team camp at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
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.
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.
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.
The Sonoraville boys basketball team traveled to FCA Camp at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. and used the three days to improve by seeing some tough competition according to head coach Brent Mashburn.
One of the biggest ways to improve as a player in any sport is to compete against equal or better competition, and a trio of local soccer players got the chance to do exactly that on Friday.
Recent Calhoun High grad Jana Johns will get another chance to put on her high school uniform on Wednesday as she will play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Softball Game.
Sonoraville High rising senior Clara Hulsey notched another win this past weekend on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour. This past weekend’s event was held at The Georgia Club in Statham.
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.
Recent Sonoraville High graduate Bryce Waters (front row, center) signed a basketball scholarship with Georgia Northwestern Technical College on Tuesday.
CHATTANOOGA — Even a roster containing some of the top players in Catoosa County and other areas couldn’t prevent the Volunteer State from continuing their dominance in the Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Girls’ Basketball Classic at Chattanooga’s Notre Dame High School on Tuesday night.
The Sonoraville High Softball Program hosted three days of instruction, learning and fun last week as they held their annual Lady Phoenix Youth Softball Camp.
It may be time for Summer Break, but Sonoraville’s Clara Hulsey isn’t taking much time off. The rising senior played in a Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event this last weekend and came away with a first-place finish in the 15-18 year old division.
Fresh off their recent run to the Class AAA Final Four, the Calhoun baseball team had several players recognized last week with senior Ryan Randall and junior Brett Potts taking top honors.
The Sonoraville High football coaches and players got a chance to work with a big group of youngsters that could be wearing the red and white in the future as the program hosted its annual Future Phoenix Football Camp this week.
Randy Rice has had his share of success while leading the Calhoun High Girls Soccer program, but he decided recently that now is a good time to pass the torch to a new head coach.
UPDATE June 2, 2017: Calhoun City Schools Superintendent Dr. Michele Taylor commented on how the turf replacement was budgeted.
The Calhoun Lady Jackets won their third straight Class AAA State Championship last week thanks to an impressive performance at the state tournament in Blackshear, and the team’s two seniors played a huge role in helping bring home another title.
Calhoun had quite a year in athletics across the board, and their finish in the Georgia Athletic Director’s Association Director’s Cup proves it.
Sonoraville High wrestlers Ian Clark, Tyler Hunt and Trevor Burdick each rose to the top of their individual weight classes in Class AAA this past season, and last week they got the hardware to prove it.
Calhoun High named a new head coach for the competition cheerleading program to try and continue the legacy and success it has accomplished over the last two decades.
The 6-AAA All-Region Baseball Team was announced this week and several Calhoun and Sonoraville players made the cut following impressive seasons.
It’s hard to get to the top in sports and win a single championship, but it’s even harder to stay at the top and achieve multiple championships.
Calhoun High senior Esvin Garcia (front row, center) signed a track and cross country scholarship with the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, Ala.) on Thursday.
Sonoraville High senior Sommer Quinn (front row, center) signed a volleyball scholarship with Reinhardt University (Waleska, Ga.) on Friday.
Sonoraville High senior Baylea Richards (front row, second from left) signed a volleyball scholarship with Middle Georgia State University (Macon, Ga.) on Friday.
The Calhoun Lady Jackets completed a three-peat on Tuesday afternoon as they won the Class AAA State Golf Championship for the third straight season.
On May 13, the Sonoraville High Fishing teams competed in the 2017 Season Ending Classic for the Northwest Georgia High School Anglers Association at Lake Chickamaua.
The Calhoun girls were halfway to repeating as Class AAA State champs for a third straight year following the first round of play in the Class AAA State Tournament on Monday.
Sonoraville fans got a little taste of what’s to come this Fall as the Phoenix held their annual Spring Game to conclude two weeks of practice on Friday.
The Calhoun girls golf team is taking a road trip on Monday with hopes of coming back on Tuesday with their third straight Class AAA State title.
Sonoraville High has added some new faces to their athletic department recently that they hope will continue and build on the success the program has achieved recently.
Calhoun High senior Chapin Rierson (front row, center) signed a basketball scholarship with Georgia College and State University (Milledgeville, Ga.) on Thursday.
Sonoraville High senior Ian Clark (front row, center) signed a wrestling scholarship with Life University (Marietta, Ga.) on Thursday.
Gearing up for another potential AAA State Playoff run, the Calhoun football team capped off Spring practice and treated the Yellow Jacket faithful to an early glimpse of the 2017 version of the team during the annual Black and Gold Spring Game on Wednesday.