The Sonoraville wrestling team and Sonoraville High principal Bruce Potts are pictured showing off the state championship trophy on Friday. (Larry Greeson, For the Calhoun Times)
High School Sports
It was a special night at Sonoraville on Friday as the school’s first-ever team state champion was recognized in front of the home fans.
It’s been a tough last two seasons for Gordon Central baseball, going winless in both, but the Warriors started the 2018 season off on a high note with a big road win thanks to some big hits in the final two innings on Friday.
ATLANTA — The Sonoraville boys had a program-record setting season that featured plenty of thrilling moments over the last few months, but their journey came to a sudden end on Saturday night.
Calhoun High senior Porter Law’s name might not show up a lot of time in the stats, whether it’s on the basketball court or the football field, but despite that, you can be assured he’s doing something or most of the time several things to help his team win.
The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix made two clutch shots late in their Class AAA State Tournament first-round matchup on Friday night, but unfortunately Cedar Grove had the final one.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets had a good day at the plate, on the mound and in the field, and all that added up to a big opening-day win on Tuesday.
The Calhoun boys and girls swim and dive teams sent several competitors to the GHSA State Meet at Georgia Tech the first weekend of February, and several swimmers came away with impressive performances. When it was all said and done, the Calhoun boys finished as state runner-up as a team in …
The Sonoraville Firebirds have had a strong wrestling program for several years, but on Saturday they reached a new milestone. For the first time in program history, Sonoraville can call themselves the best team in the state in their classification.
Momentum swings can happen at any time in a basketball game. One minute a team can look like they are in total control, and the next it shifts to the other side.
One of the most commonly used mantras in sports is “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” The 2017-18 Calhoun boys basketball team is a shining example of that.
ROME — The Gordon Central Lady Warriors battled the Rockmart Lady Yellow Jackets on Friday night in the semifinals of the Region 7-AA Tournament semifinals at Model High School in Rome. Freshman phenom Mercedes Coleman of Gordon Central put up a valiant effort, but the Lady Warriors were out…
Calhoun High senior Bailey Lester (seated, second from right) signed a football scholarship with the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, Ga.) on Wednesday.
Calhoun High senior Zeke Nance (seated, second from right) signed a football scholarship with Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, N.C.) on Wednesday.
Gordon Central High senior Brent Silvar (seated, center) signed a football scholarship with Shorter University (Rome, Ga.) on Wednesday.
Two current MLB players were honored on Friday at the school where it all started for them. Former Calhoun High stars Charlie Culberson and Josh Smoker were recognized during halftime of the Calhoun-Sonoraville boys basketball game for their contributions to Calhoun as players several years …
After a bit of a lethargic start for Calhoun in the opening round of the Region 6-AAA Tournament, the Jackets were quickly able to shake the cobwebs and easily coast past the Coahulla Creek Colts 70-45 to advance to the second round and to the verge of a state tournament berth.
ROME – The name of the game in high school basketball is to get hot at the right time, and the Gordon Central Lady Warriors have accomplished that in the last few games.
Sonoraville’s Wil Walraven has been a terror to opposing teams and coaches this season, and on Saturday he was honored for his incredible year so far.
In what could be described as no less than a down-to-the-wire thriller, the postseason aspirations of the Calhoun Lady Jackets were dashed with a razor-thin 60-54 loss to the Coahulla Creek Lady Colts in the first round of the Region 6-AAA Tournament on Monday at Sonoraville High.
ROME — Once teams get to the region tournament portion of their schedule, tomorrow is no longer assured. One loss means early in the bracket means your season is over, plain and simple
The dream of winning an individual state title for several local wrestlers was either extended or dashed on Saturday as they competed at their respective sectional tournaments.
In their first meeting against Calhoun a few weeks ago, the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix used a big fourth-quarter surge to pull away after a competitive game through the first three quarters and earn a big rivalry win. That strategy worked so well they decided to use it again on Friday.
Both teams’ region tournament seeding was already locked in before Friday’s Sonoraville boys at Calhoun game so technically not a whole lot was on the line. Apparently the two rivals didn’t get the memo.
ROME — Calhoun finished out a special season in 2017 playing on a pretty big stage, and they will begin the 2018 season playing on a big one as well.
The Sonoraville Phoenix had a chance to accomplish three goals with one win on Tuesday night, and they took advantage of it.
The Calhoun Lady Jackets had a tough time converting free throws through the first three quarters on Tuesday night, but when it mattered most and the game was on the line they knocked some down to send them to a big subregion victory.
As the regular season winds down, the growth the Gordon Central Lady Warriors has experienced this year was on full display as the team put forth its most potent offensive and stifling defensive efforts on Tuesday to secure a 51-38 victory over the Pepperell Lady Dragons.
The Sonoraville Firebirds went to Bremen for the Area 3-AAA Traditional Tournament on a mission. After an impressive run through the brackets by several wrestlers that mission was accomplished.
Gordon Central traveled to Armuchee on Saturday to compete in the Area 3-AA Traditional Tournament and had solid performances from several wrestlers.
With postseason play right around the corner, both Calhoun basketball teams continued playing some of their best basketball of the season when Murray County rolled into town on Friday during what could prove to be a crucial stretch of the schedule.
Sonoraville has won a lot of games this season thanks to their explosive offense putting up big numbers on the scoreboard. But on Friday, they showed they could win a game even when the shots aren’t falling at the high clip they’ve gotten used to over the past couple months. They did it with…