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The Calhoun High Swim and Dive Teams hosted the third annual Northwest Georgia Swim and Dive Championships on January 12-13 at the Calhoun Aquatic Center. Twenty-two teams made up the field with 600 swimmers competing. Meet, pool and team records were broken as well as 186 Georgia State Qual…

  • Georgia College, Reinhardt reports
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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — The third time was indeed the charm for Georgia College Men’s Basketball (8-6, 4-4 PBC) Saturday in the Centennial Center, the Bobcats beating Lander University (6-8, 2-6 PBC) 75-64 in overtime, Georgia College’s third overtime game this season.

  • Calhoun Times staff reports
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Calhoun had a storybook season this past fall as they won their sixth straight region title, made their fifth straight trip to the Elite Eight in Columbus and finished at the top of the mountain by claiming their fourth state title in the last five years. Their accomplishments were recognize…

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ADAIRSVILLE — The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix have been in some relatively close games recently, but not those kind where they absolutely had to make plays in the final couple minutes to squeeze out a hard-fought victory. That’s the kind of game they found themselves in on Friday, and coach Ste…

  • From college reports
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MONTEVALLO, Ala. — The Lee University women’s basketball team placed three players in double-digit scoring on its way to an 87-47 Gulf South Conference victory over the University of Montevallo Saturday afternoon. It was the first contest between the two programs since the 1995-96 season. Th…

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The Sonoraville Firebirds got a chance to honor their seniors and get a final tune-up before Class AAA State Duals when they hosted Calhoun on Tuesday night while the Jackets got an opportunity to show improvement before heading into the traditional portion of their schedule.

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The Calhoun Lady Jackets used the same recipe at the start of each half on Wednesday night of forcing turnovers and getting easy buckets thanks to their full-court press for big runs, and that equaled out to a solid 54-41 win at home over Region 6-AAA crossover foe Ringgold.

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As the Calhoun Yellow Jackets headed to the locker room at halftime on Wednesday, things didn’t look good as they were coming off a four-point second quarter and staring at a 10-point deficit. But momentum can shift at any time during a four-quarter game.

  • Calhoun Times staff reports
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For much of the game on Monday night, it looked like the storybook ending was going to happen for former Calhoun High standout Trent Frix and the Georgia Bulldogs, but a second-half rally by Alabama was too much to give the Crimson Tide a 26-23 overtime win in the College Football National C…

  • Tim Godbee, Photographer
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Calhoun’s Armando Monroy (right) goes for a sweep of a Lovett wrestler on Saturday at Area 3-AAA Duals. (Tim Godbee, For the Calhoun Times)

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Both Sonoraville basketball teams established themselves as forces to be reckoned with in 6-AAA by snagging two crucial victories over visiting Haralson County on Friday in their respective South subregion openers.

  • Calhoun Times staff reports
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Former Calhoun High standout Trent Frix will get a chance to end his college career on the highest note possible on Monday night as he and his Georgia teammates take on Alabama in the College Football National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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The Gordon Central Lady Warriors were right there once again in the closing stages of a region game on Tuesday afternoon but couldn’t quite get over the hump. But even in a region loss, Gordon Central continues to build confidence according to their head coach.

  • By Alex Farrer, Calhoun Times Sports Editor and Tyler Serritt, Calhoun Times Staff Writer
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ROME — The Calhoun Lady Jackets started each half on Friday with dominant defensive spurts, and that allowed them to bounce back in strong fashion to defeat Darlington 57-34 in the third-place game of the Rome News-Tribune Christmas Tournament at Berry College.

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ROME — Calhoun made noticeable improvements from their first meeting with Cartersville last Saturday to when they squared off against them in the quarterfinals of the Rome News-Tribune Christmas Tournament on Wednesday. Unfortunately for the Jackets, it still wasn’t enough.

  • From college reports
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WALESKA, Ga. – Reinhardt women’s basketball used a strong 24-point fourth quarter to double its lead on No. 20 University of Saint Francis (Ind.) to prevail at home, 65-41, after Sara Byers (20 points) and former Sonoraville High standout Rebecca Cheeks (19) accounted for more than half of t…

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ROME — A coach gets to find out a lot about his or her team by the way they bounce back from a loss, especially when that comes with playing in a consolation game scenario. With that in mind, Sonoraville girls head coach Stephanie Caudell had to be pleased with what her team showed on Tuesday.

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