Getting a good foundation in a sport at an early age is almost a must in order to be a successful player later on at the high school level.
For the last few summers, the Calhoun Youth Basketball Camp has been held either in the Primary or Elementary School Gym, and the options for camp activities were limited by space and number of goals.
The Calhoun Blue Barracudas completed an undefeated season with their victory over Ridgeside (Chattanooga) on July 7.
Local Dylan Faulkner competed recently at the USATF Region 4 Championships in Rock Hill, S.C. at Winthrop University.
The 10-Under Outlaws finished third out of 21 teams at the 2014 Grand Slam World Series in Panama City Beach, Florida recently.
Calhoun Beast Baseball took a trip to Dalton last weekend for the 9-under FSS World Series and Edwards Park and came away as champions.
Winning a state championship brings a lot of attention to your program not only from the state and community, but also from the younger players who want to be a part of that program one day.
Fields Ferry and the Northwest Georgia Junior Golf Association hosted the second-ever Club Y Junior Golf Tournament for ages 12-18 on June 19. There were 31 players overall. "It went really well," said Tommy Curtis, founder of Northwest Georgia Junior Golf Association. "We played golf the way it was supposed to be played."
The Calhoun High football program has been one of the most consistent in the northwest Georgia area in the past decade-plus as there seems to be talent always coming up through the ranks to replace graduating seniors.
Team Rawlings, sponsored by Proformance Sports Academy in Dalton and composed of several members of the Calhoun High Baseball program has had a successful summer of play. The team came away with another tournament championship trophy as they won this past weekend's 16-U World Series title in Dalton.
For the first time in Gordon Central’s program history and in the area, the Warriors held a track and field camp last week at Ratner Stadium.
Tennis is a growing sport among youth in the area, and there was no better indicator of that than the turnout at Calhoun Calhoun City Schools Community Education Program Tennis Camp this week.
Baseball is a fundamental game, and without a strong base in fundamentals, it’s difficult to be a good player.
Building a consistent high school softball program starts long before players get to the ninth grade. It takes strong instruction and competition in the local recreation department and middle school program.
Several local players helped Team Rawlings, based out of Dalton, to a tournament championship this past weekend at the Cleveland State (Tenn.) Showcase. Team Rawlings beat the Knoxville Heat in the finals, 3-2.
For four days last week, a group of youngsters got a chance to learn about the game of football from the Gordon Central staff.
New Sonoraville head coach Jim Kremer got a chance to look at the future of Phoenix football this past week, and he had to like what he saw.
The Calhoun Recreation Department 7-8 year-old girls All-Star team won the GRPA (Georgia Recreation and Parks Association) Class A-B State Championship recently in College Park.
Recently the Calhoun Recreation Department 13-14 Boys All-Star Basketball team won the GRPA 5th District B/C Basketball Tournament.
This past weekend the whole team of Grindhouse wrestlers (pictured) qualified to compete in the Georgia Kids State Wrestling Championships. On Saturday, March 1, they will travel to Atlanta and compete for a state title inside the Georgia Dome.
The Calhoun Elks Lodge #1883 hosted the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free-Throw Contest last Sunday at the Calhoun Recreation Department.