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.
Calhoun played against Tallapoosa and Rome on June 20 in the GRPA District 5 6-Under All-Star Tournament at the Calhoun Recreation Department and won the tournament with a 3-0 victory in the finals to claim the first-place trophy.
The Gordon County 8-under All-Stars traveled to Carrollton and competed in the Dizzy Dean 8-under State Softball Tournament recently and finished as runner-up, falling to Summerville in extra innings by a score of 18-16 in the finals.
Some of the top teams in northwest Georgia descended upon the Calhoun Recreation Department on June 19-22 for the GRPA District 5 Flea Girls’ (8-under) Coach Pitch Tournament, but after the dust settled, the two teams left standing were the ones in their own backyard.
Two local youth recently competed at the Southeast Regional Free Throw Shooting Tournament in Valdosta, and both came away with great results.
Grindhouse Wrestling School in Calhoun recently competed in the 2015 Georgia Kids State Championships in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome. Team Grindhouse qualified 35 age-group wrestlers for the event and came away with 20 top-four placers. Along with the individual placers, Team Grindhouse also…
Two teams from the Calhoun Recreation Department won Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state championships this past weekend. The top is the girls 7-8 year old team that won the state championship. Team members pictured are: Ryan Rogers (front row, from left), Jenna Brannon, Addy Manl…
The 11-12-year-old All-Star Team from the Calhoun Recreation Department won the Georgia Recreation and Park Association state championship last Saturday at Calhoun High's Phil Reeve Stadium by defeating Crisp County 16-8 in the championship game.
On Saturday, Sheriff Mitch Ralston and the Gordon County Sheriff’s Auxiliary hosted its fifth annual Football Clinic for kids ages 6 through 12.