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Local Highlights: Gallman, Winston compete at Region competition in Valdosta

Two local youth recently competed at the Southeast Regional Free Throw Shooting Tournament in Valdosta, and both came away with great results.

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Youth Sports: Grindhouse Wrestling wins State Championship at Dome
Posted: March 20, 2015

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 won several age group championships, as well as the overall (all ages) Team State Championship. This was the first time a club outside the Atlanta area has won the Overall Kids State Championship.

Youth Basketball: Two Calhoun Rec Dept. teams win state championships
Posted: March 14, 2015

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 Manley, Maggie Abernathy, Erin Garland, coach Dina Greeson (back row, from left) Allie Duke, Avery Greeson, Ayla Hiles, Kacey Bradley, Kate Watson and coach Pam Abernathy.

Youth Football: Calhoun Rec 11-12 All-Stars win GRPA State championship
Posted: December 19, 2014

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.

Prep Basketball: Gordon Central hosts annual preseason youth camp
Posted: November 05, 2014

The Gordon Central high girls and boys basketball programs held their annual preseason youth camp for girls and boys players in the 2nd through 8th grade recently.

Local Highlights: Titans take first place in Calhoun Rec 7-8 age division
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:48 pm

The 7-8-year-old Titans recently completed their season at the Calhoun Recreation Department by finishing in first place in their age division with a 9-1 record.

Summer Camps: Lady Phoenix teach volleyball basics at annual camp
Posted: August 02, 2014

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.

Summer Camps: Sheriff's Auxiliary hosts fifth annual Youth Football Camp
Posted: July 30, 2014

On Saturday, Sheriff Mitch Ralston and the Gordon County Sheriff’s Auxiliary hosted its fifth annual Football Clinic for kids ages 6 through 12.

Local Swimming: Blue Barracudas have six top two finishes at State Meet
Posted: July 29, 2014

The Calhoun Blue Barracudas competed at the Georgia Parks and Recreation State Swim Meet on July 19 in Tifton and had several noteworthy finishes.

Summer Camps: Rice, Lady Jackets see growth at annual youth camp
Posted: July 26, 2014

Calhoun High Youth Volleyball Camp has grown every year it’s been held, and this past week was no exception.

Local Swimming: Blue Barracudas perform at State
Posted: July 25, 2014

The Calhoun Blue Barracudas, a local youth swim team, traveled to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Meet in Tifton last weekend and came away with several high finishes.

Summer Camps: Calhoun hosts basketball camp for first time in new gym
Posted: July 19, 2014

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.

Local Swimming: Calhoun Blue Barracudas stay undefeated
Posted: July 16, 2014

The Calhoun Blue Barracudas completed an undefeated season with their victory over Ridgeside (Chattanooga) on July 7.

Local Highlights: Faulkner competes at USATF Region 4 Championships
Posted: July 16, 2014

Local Dylan Faulkner competed recently at the USATF Region 4 Championships in Rock Hill, S.C. at Winthrop University.

Local Highlights: Outlaws take third at Grand Slam World Series in Florida
Posted: July 04, 2014

The 10-Under Outlaws finished third out of 21 teams at the 2014 Grand Slam World Series in Panama City Beach, Florida recently.

Local Highlights: Calhoun Beast Baseball wins FSS World Series in Dalton
Posted: July 02, 2014

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.

Summer Camps: Calhoun's Smith, players instruct K-8th graders on fundamental skills for four days at youth camp
Posted: June 28, 2014

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.

Local Highlights: Fields Ferry, NWJGA hosts Club Y Junior Golf Tournament
Posted: June 25, 2014

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."

Summer Camps: Jackets host annual youth football camp at The Reeve
Posted: June 21, 2014

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.

Local Highlights: Calhoun players help Team Rawlings win 16-under World Series
Posted: June 20, 2014

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.

Summer Camps: Gordon Central program hosts its first-ever Track and Field Camp
Posted: June 18, 2014

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.

Summer Camps: Calhoun Tennis Camp teaches kids the basics of the game
Posted: June 14, 2014

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.

Summer Camps: Young players work on the little things at Calhoun camp
Posted: June 07, 2014

Baseball is a fundamental game, and without a strong base in fundamentals, it’s difficult to be a good player.

Summer Camps: Lady Phoenix host youth for annual camp
Posted: June 06, 2014

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.

Local Highlights: Local players help team to tourney crown at Cleveland State Showcase
Posted: June 04, 2014

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.

Summer Camps: Warriors host Xtreme Football Camp
Posted: June 03, 2014

For four days last week, a group of youngsters got a chance to learn about the game of football from the Gordon Central staff.

Summer Camps: Sonoraville Youth Football Camp draws large group
Posted: May 31, 2014

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.

Local Highlights: Two local basketball teams from Calhoun Rec bring home State titles
Posted: April 04, 2014

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.

Local Highlights: Calhoun Rec 13-14 All-Stars win GRPA 5th District Championship
Posted: March 05, 2014

Recently the Calhoun Recreation Department 13-14 Boys All-Star Basketball team won the GRPA 5th District B/C Basketball Tournament.

Local Highlights: Grindhouse wrestlers qualify for Georgia Kids State Championships
Posted: February 28, 2014

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.

Local Highlights: Winners crowned in Elks National Hoop Shoot at Calhoun Rec
Posted: January 25, 2014

The Calhoun Elks Lodge #1883 hosted the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free-Throw Contest last Sunday at the Calhoun Recreation Department.

Youth Sports: Gordon County adopts youth concussion policy
Posted: January 11, 2014

The Center for Disease Control reports that young children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.

Youth Track: Faulkner competes at AAU Junior Olympics
Posted: August 10, 2013

Calhoun Elementary student Dylan Faulkner recently competed in the AAU Junior Olympics. The competition was held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Youth Softball: Chattanooga Warriors '99 honors memory of Raines
Posted: August 07, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. — Winning is important for those in this week’s ASA 14-under Girls Class A National Fastpitch Championship.

Swimming: Calhoun's Blue Barracudas shine at GRPA State Swim Meet in Tifton
Posted: August 06, 2013

The Calhoun Blue Barracudas competed at the 2013 GRPA Class B/C State Swim Meet in Tifton, Georgia on July 19-20 at the Tift County Recreation Department.

Local Golf: Club Y, NWGJA hold two-day tourney at Fields Ferry
Posted: August 03, 2013

Club Y and the Northwest Georgia Junior Golf Association teamed up this past week for a two-day, 36-hole tournament at Fields Ferry, and while they didn’t see the number of participants they had hoped for, both organizations still considered it an overall success.

Junior Golf: Hulsey finishes 3rd in division at GSGA Sectional Match
Posted: August 03, 2013

Clara Hulsey, a Sonoraville Middle School student, recently represented the GSGA Northwest District at the 40th annual Georgia State Golf Association Junior Sectional Challenge Match at The Georgia Club in Statham.

Local Golf: Club Y to sponsor NW Georgia Junior Golf Championship
Posted: July 19, 2013

The first Annual Northwest Georgia Junior Golf Association’s Championship Tournament sponsored by Club Y will be held on July 30-31 at Field’s Ferry Golf Course. This is a two-day, 36-hole tournament and is open to all junior golfers ages 11–18.

Summer Camps: Youth learn from region champs at Calhoun basketball camp
Posted: July 17, 2013

Winning brings a lot of attention to your program.

Summer Camps: Sonoraville hosts youth volleyball, basketball camps
Posted: July 13, 2013

The Sonoraville High athletic program had a busy past few days as they hosted two youth camps at the Sonoraville Recreation Complex gym.

Youth Baseball: Sonoraville Complex on display for Dizzy Dean State baseball tournaments
Posted: July 13, 2013

The Sonoraville Recreation Complex has been pretty busy over the last few weeks.

Summer Camps: Calhoun High programs hosting youth camp hoping to grow passion for game locally
Posted: July 10, 2013

Soccer is often considered as a secondary sport behind baseball, football and basketball for most people in the Southeast.

Summer Camps: Youth players learn the basics at Gordon Central Softball camp
Posted: June 27, 2013

Chris Stephens took over as Gordon Central softball coach after last season when Brian Little retired from the position.

Summer Camps: Youth players learn the basics at GC Softball camp
Posted: June 27, 2013

Chris Stephens took over as Gordon Central softball coach after last season when Brian Little retired from the position.

Summer Camps: Calhoun coaches host big crowd at football camp
Posted: June 15, 2013

The name and brand of Calhoun High football carries some big weight around the Northwest Georgia area and even beyond that.

Calhoun siblings finish strong at GA Junior Challenger
Posted: June 15, 2013

Some of the best junior tennis players in the state converged on Rome this past week for the Georgia State Junior Closed Challenger State Championships.