Calhoun tops Coosa 67-59
A summer of hard work paid off for Darlington junior Stephanie Ward, as the stand-out distance runner and athlete won several races and capped the season with a runner-up finish at the Class AA state cross country meet.
The pressure cooker, also known as the Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament, has been known to chew the most talented of freshman up and spit them out.
The Rome High boys and girls swim teams won a tri-team meet Thursday night by topping Calhoun and Northwest Whitfield. The Rome girls placed first with 147 total points, the boys were first with 157 points for a winning total of 304 points.
After only three days of practice, Calhoun found its basketball legs in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against Darlington before pushing through for the 72-56 win at Berry College in the Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament.
The Calhoun Lady Jackets got off to a slow start, by their standards, against Woodland in the first half, but relaxed by the third period and rolled to a 55-38 quarter final victory in the Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament Wednesday night at Georgia Highlands.
Last Friday, few gave the Calhoun Yellow Jackets a chance to beat Washington County in the Class AAA State Championship Game at the Georgia Dome.
The Calhoun swim team remained perfect on the young season with a win over Cass at home on Tuesday.
At 5:30 p.m. today at Georgia Highlands College and Berry College the 61st edition of the Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament begins.
Armuchee (5-2, 1-2)
Armuchee (2-5, 0-3)
The Calhoun Lady Jackets built a big lead early on Saturday afternoon before coasting to a 55-43 region win over Adairsville at home.