The Calhoun Yellow Jackets put people around the state on notice this past season on their way to a 14-1 season and a Class AAA State Championship, and several players and head coach Hal Lamb received more recognition for that recently.
High School Sports
Tristan Key definitely uses his speed to his advantage on the football field and the track, but he also keeps a pretty high pace with his life in general.
The Sonoraville Phoenix opened region play with a big 18-5 win on the road thanks to some explosive offense over the final four innings against Murray County.
Several local seniors will get a final chance to play in their high school uniforms, and one local coach will get the opportunity to lead the way on Thursday.
Two of the preseason favorites to win Region 6-AAA went at it on Tuesday night to open up the region schedule, and one team got an early leg up while the other will have to make up some ground due to the loss.
The Calhoun girls and boys tennis teams have been the top dogs in their region for several consecutive years, coming through in the clutch in the region tournament on a routine basis. They are setting themselves up for a chance to do that again this year based on their play so far in the reg…
The Calhoun High School JV Soccer team competed in the Garden Lakes JV tournament in Rome on Saturday, March 10, and came back with a first-place trophy.
Sonoraville High senior Sandi McMullin (seated, fourth from right) signed a soccer scholarship with Berea College (Berea, Kent.) on Tuesday.
Gordon Central High senior Cam WIlliams (seated, center) signed a football scholarship with Bethany College (Bethany, West Va.) on Thursday.
The Northwest Georgia High School Anglers Association held its first tournament of the 2018 season on Lake Nickajack in Tennessee on February 24.
It was a night to honor the best in northwest Georgia basketball last Thursday as the Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club held their 32nd annual Team of the Year Banquet at Berry College’s Krannert Center, and several local players earned recognition for impressive seasons.
The Sonoraville boys got off to a fast start on Tuesday night in their 6-AAA opener against defending region champ North Murray, but they weren’t able to sustain the momentum very long as the Mountaineers sent the Phoenix to a tough loss on their home field.
The Gordon Central girls and boys track teams got their first home meet under their belt on Saturday as they hosted the Farmers Insurance Relays at Ratner Stadium and came away as team champions for both the girls and boys.
The Gordon Central boys golf team kicked off their season in strong fashion on Saturday as they competed in the Windstone 18-hole tournament and finished third.
Gordon Central opened Region 7-AA play on Monday as things started going in the wrong direction early on against Armuchee, and the Warriors could never get back on track after that.
Despite a steady starting pitching outing and timely production from up and down the lineup, the Sonoraville Phoenix were narrowly defeated 6-4 in a highly competitive, back-and-forth home-opener against the Dalton Catamounts on Tuesday.
The Calhoun softball and football teams had incredible seasons that ended in state championships for both this past Fall, and last Wednesday they were recognized for their accomplishments during a House of Representatives session at the Georgia Capitol.
Calhoun High senior Erin Davis stays busy year-round as a student-athlete for the Lady Jackets, and she doesn’t just participate in three different sports, she excels in all three.
It’s often about quality of shots rather than quantity in soccer, and the Calhoun Lady Jackets proved that on Thursday night. Add to that a defense and goalkeeper that rose to the challenge every time they were tested, and you have a successful formula.
Calhoun used four pitchers to combine for a one-hit shutout and got a balanced offensive day from their lineup to earn a 10-0 victory in five innings at home over Pepperell to remain unbeaten early in the season.
Calhoun coach Matt Rice said one of his team’s biggest emphasis early in the season is to focus less on individual skill and more on working as one cohesive, smooth unit on the field.
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)
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…