It was a wild ride on the local sports scene in 2017 from thrilling games and performances to milestone accomplishments to region, area and state titles to coaching changes and so much more.
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 7-8-year-old Trojans recently completed an undefeated season through the Gordon County Parks and Rec at the Sonoraville Rec Complex.
The Gordon County Parks and Rec and Calhoun Rec are both in the middle of their youth football seasons. For a list of recent scores, see page 6C of Wednesday's Calhoun Times.
Two local youth state champion teams were recognized on Tuesday night at the Gordon County Commission Meeting. The Gordon County 8-under Girls All-Stars (pictured first) who won the GRPA Coach Pitch State Softball Championship, and the Gordon County 8-under Boys All-Stars (pictured second) w…
Sonoraville High 10th grader Jacob Cornette recently played in the Dizzy Dean World Series and helped the Trion Bulldogs capture the 16U championship.
The Calhoun Blue Barracudas made the long drive to Tifton last weekend to compete in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class B/C State Swim Meet, and the long drive back was certainly a happy one.
The Calhoun High girls and boys soccer programs got their chance to give back this week as they hosted their annual youth camp to teach young players more about the game while also having some fun.
Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston and the Sheriff’s Auxiliary hosted their annual Football Clinic on Saturday at the Calhoun Rec Dept. Football Field for players ages 6-13 with special guests, local coaches and players and others instructing.
The Sonoraville 8-under Phoenix All-Stars have been together al-most two months since the end of the regular season at the Gordon County Parks and Rec, and they have worked hard since starting the All-Star season to reach their potential. That work paid off on Friday night as they can now ca…
Wrestling is a sport in which the success a person has is a direct reflection of the amount of work and time they put into it. For Cole Hunt, this Summer has shown how hard he’s worked and how dedicated he is to wrestling.
It’s almost time for football again, and the Gordon County Sheriff’s Auxiliary is giving local youth players a chance to learn some new tips and tricks before the season starts in the next couple months.
Two local teams were the final teams standing in their respective tournaments on Tuesday night as they were each crowned District 5 champs at the Calhoun Recreation Department Complex.
An enthusiastic group of local youth soccer players spent the week on the pitch sharpening their goal-scoring abilities and absorbing information about international cultures during the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp at the Calhoun Recreation Department.
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.
The Phoenix 8-under All-Stars traveled to Adairsville this past weekend and came away with a runner-up finish at the SBO All-Star Challenge.
Another week of summer vacation brought with it three more local youth summer camps as youngsters got a chance to learn some new skills as well as have a lot of fun.
Ashworth Middle student Wyatt York and Red Bud Middle student Logan Thomas are each headed to the National Junior High School Finals Rodeo after their performances at the GJHSRA Finals last weekend.
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.
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.
The Northwest Georgia Nitros, a local swim team that operates out of the Calhoun Aquatic Center, will send four swimmers to the NCSA Junior National Championships in Orlando, Fla. this week. They began the meet on Tuesday and it will wrap up on Saturday.
The seven-year old co-ed soccer team representing the Calhoun Recreation Department earned a state championship trophy last weekend by finishing first after two wins in Thomasville.
The youth in our community are constantly bombarded with some degree of influence. It can be very easy to overlook these moments, good or bad, especially in the busy lives we lead.
The Gordon Central girls and boys basketball program held their annual preseason youth basketball clinic this past weekend, and it was a big success according to Gordon Central girls head coach Erick Hopper.
Calhoun Middle seventh-grader Dylan Faulkner recently competed in the National AAU Junior Olympics in Houston, Tex. and came way with some impressive finishes.
Fusion 10-under Girls recently won the ISA World Series at The Summit in Chattanooga. In the photo they proudly displaying their trophies, plaque and championship rings following their title-game victory.
The Crushers Travel team out of Calhoun recently played in the eighth annual Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic in Alpharetta and were the last team standing in the 8-under division as they were crowned tournament champs.
The Calhoun Blue Barracudas swim team completed a stellar summer season recently with some great finishes at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Meet in Tifton.
The Calhoun Gold All-Stars competed well in last week’s Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class A/B Flea Coach Pitch (8-under) State Tournament and came away with a second-place finish after a hard-fought battle in the championship game against Cartersville.
The Gordon County Sheriff’s Auxiliary and Sheriff Mitch Ralston hosted their annual Football Clinic on Saturday, and a big crowd of youth football players turned out for some fun and learning.
The Calhoun Community Education Youth Soccer Camp was held this week, and the attendees got to have a little fun and learn about the game at the same time.
Two Gordon County locals will play in the Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, Miss., July 16-21. Aubrey Towers and Jacob Cornette are both upcoming freshmen at Sonoraville High School, and they play with the Trion Bulldogs travel team.
Local youth athlete Dylan Faulkner recently competed in the USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Championship at Lovejoy High and came away with some big-time wins.
Gordon Central head softball coach Maddie Monroe and the Lady Warriors Softball program hosted a youth camp last week for the first time for players from rising first to rising eighth-graders. The camp went from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day.
The 12-year-old TYP Outlaws, a local travel baseball team based out of The Yard hitting facility in Calhoun, went to Cooperstown, New York last week to test themselves against some of the best competition in the country, and they came away as champions.
As the summer continued this week, two more high school programs held their annual youth camp as Calhoun High Softball and Sonoraville High Soccer hosted groups of youngsters in hopes of teaching them about their respective games and having fun at the same time.
For four days last week, the Gordon Central High football coaches and several players got a chance to pass their knowledge on to the next generation of Warriors… and have a little fun at the same time.
The Georgia Firebirds have started the travel basketball season with an 18-1 record. The team has been tournament champions four times with the most recent championship coming at the Girls Night out with the STARZ Tournament held at Kell High School in Cobb County on April 29-May 1.
The Calhoun Elks Lodge #1883 held their annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw competition last Sunday at the Calhoun Recreation Department. The event is free to competitors and is open to children ages 8-13. Every participant received a free t-shirt and trophies were awarded to first, second and thir…
The Calhoun Recreation Department youth football season recently came to an end as champions were crowned in each age division. Grant Walraven, who coaches in the 9-10 division, was also recently honored at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association conference awards banquet at the NWG Tra…
The Gordon Central Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams held a basketball camp last weekend. The camp was open for 1st-8th graders from around the county, and there were two or three even travel from Murray County.
Calhoun Middle sixth-grader Dylan Faulkner recently competed at the AAU Jr. Olympic Games at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. and came away with some memorable finishes, including setting a new national record.
The Northwest Georgia Aquatics Nitro swimmers excelled at the 2015 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Summer League “B” State Swim Championships, a sanctioned USA Swimming meet in Tifton recently.