The only distance Calhoun has had to travel in the first two rounds of the Class AAA State Playoffs has been from their locker room to the field at Phil Reeve Stadium, and the home turf has been pretty good to them in consecutive wins over Pace Academy and Monroe Area. If it’s all the same t…
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Calhoun’s defense has relied heavily this season on their playmakers at linebacker and in the secondary to change the momentum of games with big tackles in space, fumble recoveries, interceptions or pass deflections. But a group that is often overlooked is the one that holds it all together.…
ROME — The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix clamped down on the defensive end on Tuesday, and that effort was the catalyst in a solid win over Cartersville at the Armuchee Thanksgiving Classic.
The Sonoraville Firebirds hosted Murray County and Southeast Whitfield for a tri-match on Tuesday night and came away with two dominant wins as they had 17 total pins in 28 individual matches.
It usually takes a team a few games to truly figure themselves out or find a good rhythm offensively at the start of a new season. The Sonoraville Phoenix and senior Wil Walraven bucked that trend on Monday night.
While many sports require tons of hard work, sacrifice and dedication, high school wrestling certainly ranks toward or at the top of the list.
Calhoun hosted six other teams from northwest Georgia for a big meet at the Calhoun Aquatic Center on Thursday, and both the Calhoun boys and Calhoun girls were atop the standings when everything wrapped up.
Calhoun High senior Carson Kemp (seated, second from right) signed a baseball scholarship with Carson-Newman University (Jefferson City, Tenn.) on Wednesday.
The Gordon Central Lady Warriors embarked on its regular season slate in dominant fashion during Friday’s home-opener, topping the Woodland Lady Wildcats 64-40.
Coaches always stress the importance of playing well in all three phases, and on Friday night that often overlooked third phase came into play in a big way for the Calhoun Yellow Jackets.
During their incredible run of region titles and playoff success in the last decade-plus, Calhoun has been known for their explosive offensive attack, especially the yards and points they put up in the passing game. But when the Jackets have reached their biggest heights as a team, either wi…
It’s been a little more than a year since Calhoun made easy work of Monroe Area in the first round of the Class AAA State Playoffs in 2016, but while the name on the uniform might be the same for the Purple Hurricanes, they are certainly not the same team.
Calhoun High senior Adella Carver (front row, third from left) signed a softball scholarship with the University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, Ga.) on Friday.
Sonoraville High senior Clara Hulsey (front row, second from right) signed a golf scholarship with the Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) on Friday.
The Calhoun Lady Jackets brought their season to a close with a huge weekend in Columbus. The team started things off by earning the top spot in Class AAA Sectionals on Friday to advance to State on Saturday. They followed that up with a great performance on Saturday that earned them a score…
The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix exceeded expectations all season so their performance over the weekend in Columbus came as no surprise. The team got things going on Friday with a fifth-place finish at Class AAA Sectionals to earn a berth into State on Saturday. They then performed an impressive…
Calhoun High senior McCartney Kessler (front row, second from right) signed a tennis scholarship with the University of Florida (Gainesville, Fla.) on Wednesday.
Calhoun was expecting one of the toughest first-round tests they’ve ever had in the playoffs, and that’s exactly what they got…for a half.
The prep volleyball season came to an end recently, and it was a memorable one locally with two teams qualifying for the state tournament and advancing at least to the second round in Class AAA.
Over the last 16 seasons, Calhoun has gone into the State Playoffs as a No. 1 seed on their home field and has never been defeated by a No. 4 seed. They will aim to keep that streak going this Friday when they host Region 5-AAA No. 4 seed Pace Academy, but it’s certainly not going to be an e…
Sonoraville junior Tyler Hunt has wrestled all over the country in the past few years, but he officially put his name on the map recently with his performance at the Super 32 Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. October 27-29.
The Calhoun High Lady Jackets basketball program hosted a preseason youth basketball camp on Saturday for local youngsters to improve and learn some new skills before the season starts in a few weeks.
The best runners from all over the state of Georgia converged on Carrollton on Saturday for their respective classifications’ State Meets, and several local teams and runners had solid showings as they stacked up against elite competition.
Both Calhoun and Sonoraville are headed to Columbus this weekend to compete at Class AAA State Sectionals after their performances at Region last Saturday at the University of West Georgia. The Lady Jackets finished fourth at Region and the Lady Phoenix took sixth as both squads punched thei…
The Calhoun Swim Team hosted Blessed Trinity and Rome High for their season opener at the Calhoun Aquatic Center, and the boys’ team came away with a big win.
When the road to get somewhere is long and difficult, it makes the destination that much more appreciated once you get there.
CHATSWORTH – The Calhoun Yellow Jackets were on a mission to make history on Friday night, and it didn’t take long to also make Murray County’s chances of an upset history.
CHATSWORTH -- Despite a tenacious and gutsy effort across all three phases of the game, Sonoraville couldn’t quite keep pace with the dynamic offense of the North Murray Mountaineers in a 42-28 that effectively ends the season for the Phoenix. Sonoraville (4-6) fails to make the State Playof…
ROME -- The Coosa Eagles played host to the Gordon Central Warriors on Friday night in the final regular season game for both teams. Getting a win against a solid Coosa team was always going to be difficult for Gordon Central, but their path to victory was made that much steeper as they were…
Several former local football standouts have gone on to the next level to play college football and many are making an impact for their teams this season. More than 30 players that graduated from either Calhoun, Gordon Central or Sonoraville can be found on college football rosters throughou…
Several local teams and runners will get their chance to test their abilities against the best in the state on Saturday as they compete in their respective State Meets.
The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix competition squad finished their regular season on a high note last Saturday with a first-place finish at Woodstock High School.
The Gordon Central Lady Warriors competition cheer team finished their season in style last Saturday with a top finish at the Spooks and Spirits cheer competition at Dalton High School.
After a dominant win to earn the top seed in the subregion last Friday, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets are on the verge of making state history this week.
This Friday, the Sonoraville Phoenix will look to establish its elusive, run-heavy offensive attack on the road against North Murray and slow down the proficient passing game of the Mountaineers in order to secure a fifth consecutive Class AAA State Playoff berth.
The Gordon Central Warriors will be aiming for a positive end to the 2017 season on Friday when they visit Coosa for a Region 7-AA contest to close out the schedule and head into the offseason.
COLUMBUS – There were a lot of reasons the Calhoun Lady Jackets shouldn’t have been the last team standing in Class AAA this season.
COLUMBUS -- Calhoun’s Maddie Bumgardner has just a little bit of time left on the field in her high school career, and the senior has no plans of it ending with nothing less than a state title.
COLUMBUS -- In sports, often a few inches make the difference between a win and a loss, or in Sonoraville’s case on Friday, the season continuing or ending suddenly
It was senior night at Ratner Stadium in Calhoun as the Gordon Central Warriors played host to the Rockmart Yellow Jackets. The Warriors played the Yellow Jackets closely most of the first half, but Rockmart pulled away in the second half thanks to an offensive outburst in the third quarter …
BREMEN -- In what was originally expected to be a tightly-contested battle between top teams for the Region 6-AAA South subregion title, Calhoun once again proved it was the dominant force out of the group by defeating Bremen by a commanding margin of 48-0.
COLUMBUS -- The Calhoun Lady Jackets got off to about the best start they could’ve imagined on Thursday at the Class AAA Elite Eight in Columbus. In their first two games of the festivities, the offense combined to score 22 runs, their starting pitcher gave up one run and their defense playe…
COLUMBUS -- Sonoraville’s Kristen Davis was solid in the circle for her team, but Worth County pitcher Caroline Newton was even more dominant.