Sonoraville girls Elimin
NW Whitfield girls 54, Sonoraville 41
ROME — The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix opened their season on Saturday at the Rome High Thanksgiving Tournament with a tough test against a young, but talented Model squad.
The Sonoraville wrestling team hosted the first ever Out of the Ashes Tournament at the Sonoraville Recreation Complex on Saturday with 13 schools competing, including the host Phoenix as well as Calhoun.
Sonoraville senior Haley Ponder had an outstanding final season as she helped lead the Lady Phoenix to their first ever Final Four appearance along with their third straight area title and people around the state took notice.
Sonoraville senior Thad Harris (seated, third from right) signed a baseball scholarship on Wednesday with Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC).
Sonoraville senior Lily Hayes (seated, fourth from left) signed a softball scholarship on Wednesday with Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC).
CARROLLTON — Playing on the road in the Class AAA State Playoffs against a No. 1 seed doesn’t allow for much room for error. The Sonoraville Phoenix unfortunately found that out on Friday night, as they had some bad breaks go against them in the first half that Central-Carrollton took advantage of and rode to a 42-14 win in the first round.
For the second straight season, the Sonoraville Phoenix are in the Class AAA State Playoffs. But this year, they’re not just satisfied to be there. They have their sights set on doing some damage.
While the playoff picture has cleared up a bit for most local teams, Pepperell, Cedartown and Rockmart have to wait until Monday to resolve the logjam for the final two playoff spots from Region 5-AAA.
CARROLLTON — All season long, Brian Vincent and Joey Purser helped lead the Dragons’ charge and on Saturday in the Class AAA State Meet the duo once again pushed Pepperell along as the Dragons finished 15th in the tough classification, while Calhoun’s girls finished 11th and the boys finished 13th.