Editor's note: In this week's edition of the Standard Journal, we incorrectly listed Tyler Blalock's team choice for Kennesaw State. He'll be joining the track team with the Hawks.
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The Lady Jackets faced a tough loss at home against Dade County but went down fighting Tuesday evening at home as the Lady Wolverines took the 3-2 win.
The Rome High track teams had a victorious opening to their outdoor season Thursday night as both the Wolves and Lady Wolves rolled to first-place finishes in a quad meet at Barron Stadium.
The Armuchee soccer team made the best of their Region 7-AA opener Friday, beating Rockmart 4-1 at home and adding to its solid start to the season.
Rockmart’s basketball season is over after a long road trip for a second round game in the Class AA state tournament ended in a hard loss in South Georgia.
A game that saw both teams compete with the wet weather went Rockmart’s way as the Lady Jackets used a late goal to beat Pepperell’s girls 3-2 on Tuesday evening.
Basketball teams around Greater Rome have no more chances for near-wins or moral victories. It is win or go home, and coaches around the area are making sure their players realize it.
There would be no upset in the Region 7-AA championship game this season. This year, from beginning to end, the Chattooga Indians were not even going to give their opponents a chance.
MACON — A day characterized by endurance and emotion also witnessed a celebration of the talent that Northwest Georgia has when it comes to wrestling on the toughest stage.
The action has been non-stop at the Macon Centreplex in the last two days, and a large group of area athletes are setting themselves apart from the best of the best.
The Armuchee Lady Indians were not taking any chances Tuesday night. With the end of the season possibly on the line, their veterans stepped up and took care of business.
This week is a chance for prep basketball teams to continue building on successful regular season campaigns or make a new start as region tournaments get underway.
The prep basketball regular season came to a close Saturday, and Model’s boys’ and girls’ teams ended it with wins over Region 7-AA opponent Rockmart in Shannon.
A strong defensive effort allowed Model to pull ahead Tuesday night as the Blue Devils got a 46-38 win at Rockmart to start the final week of the regular season.
Many of Floyd County’s top wrestlers finished strong Saturday in the Area 3-AA traditional tournament at Armuchee, but one turned in a performance that won a championship for himself and his team.
A test of wills Tuesday in Lindale wasn’t decided until the final minute as Rockmart’s boys edged Pepperell 39-36 in a Region 7-AA contest.
A defensive effort in the second half put the Pepperell girls in position for the 49-33 win over Rockmart in a Region 7-AA home game Tuesday.
The 2016 softball season may be in the books, but recognition is still being given to some of the area’s top players as 2017 gets started.
In a non-region battle that came down to the final minute, the Darlington Lady Tigers pulled out a 51-50 win at Rockmart on Saturday afternoon.
SUMMERVILLE — Even 30 minutes after his team had won the Area 3-AA Duals title, Pepperell wrestling coach Joe Knight still looked a bit shocked.
Rockmart High School's trip to Model for region basketball is being moved up due to the threat of winter weather in northwest Georgia this weekend.
There is far more than just one answer for what led to Rome’s state championship run in 2016. Whether it was at the line of scrimmage, the backfield or the coaches on the sideline, every person had to work to get the Wolves to the Georgia Dome and beyond.
Wrestling teams from around the area converged on Rockmart High School Wednesday for the annual Jacket Invitational wrestling tournament. Competition lasted throughout the day, with matches going late into the evening.
A coach can teach players all he knows in practice and in team meetings, but ultimately they are stuck on the sidelines when a game is on the line.
The Rockmart Lady Jackets’ basketball team, working a press late in the game against a hot-shooting Cedartown team, did just enough to upset the Lady Bulldogs and come away with a 49-46 win.
Something happened on Saturday night in Polk County that hasn’t happened in three years: the Cedartown Bullodgs beat their cross-county rival in a 39-27 finish.