Shorter University’s men’s track and field program got a new achievement to celebrate on Saturday.
There are some freshmen who ease their way into a team and learn from some of their older teammates. Then there are the players who learn quickly and make immediate contributions to the club despite their young age.
When one player goes down in soccer, another player has to step up and fill the role. Each member of the team has to be ready to accept a new role on the team and be ready to play well outside their comfort zone.
A football state championship, seven individual wrestling state champions and a state championship golf team were only part of the sum that gave Rome and Floyd County varsity sports a memorable school year.
After raising the bar once again last season for a program still considered relatively young, the Berry College football team is hoping its newest influx of talent will keep it on an upward curve for years to come.
The Georgia High School Association will be setting up shop at State Mutual Stadium for just a little longer than planned. Due to a special circumstance surrounding the Class 6A state baseball playoffs, the classification’s state championship series will begin Monday at 11 a.m. at the home o…
The Model 10U team won the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation 2017 fastpitch softball championship last weekend. Shown are Desirae Johnson (front row, from left), Alivia Akins, Eva Poyner, Avery Eury, Alyssa Laney, Madison Reaves, Katie Johnston, Kaitlyn Chambers, Rosaleigh Johnson, Abby Vasser…
The Devil Cats recently won the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Department 8U Spring Softball Championship. Shown are Ayla Girardi (front row, from left), Madyson Thacker, Bailey King, Reese Torimoto, Anzleigh Howell, Mallory Moore, Mary Jane Hughes (second row, from left), Abi Worthington, …
Rain threatened to dampen the start of the 2017 GHSA Baseball State Championships at State Mutual Stadium. But by Thursday afternoon, the home of the Rome Braves had become exactly what the GHSA hoped for in a neutral-site venue.
I just saw the light at the end of the dark tunnel today. College football will, indeed, return and not too far into the future. I saw that Street & Smith will publish again, the sports magazine of my youth. Athlon Sports came out with their Top 25 for next fall. I wish the Athlon list w…
Down 4-3 heading into the bottom of the 11th inning, the Etowah Eagles scored two runs to complete a sweep of Woodstock on Wednesday night at State Mutual Stadium and win the 2017 GHSA Class 7A state championship.
A year ago, as a freshman, Lester Miller represented Shorter University at the Division II Outdoor National Championships. Miller was one of three track athletes on the men’s team to make the trip.
The ACC just had its spring meetings, and there was a lot of crowing coming from the conference boasting about being the top overall college league.
The Rome YMCA Arsenal Select G15 B team won a division play-in game to reach the Sweet Sixteen of the State Cup in a weekend where teams continued their postseason.
The home of the Rome Braves is the typical spot to catch some of minor league baseball’s youngest stars. But this week will see the spotlight placed on the state’s best high school players.
A talented crop of young tennis players in Greater Rome set out from the start of the season and worked point after point to get to the next level.
After a long break from competitive play, a contingent of local high school golfers is ready to face the best the state of Georgia has to offer.
More than anything, the football coaches at Model and Darlington wanted to know Friday night what type of team they were working with this season.
Darlington wrestler Colton Woods has done plenty with the Tigers in his two short years on the varsity squad.
Armuchee's Seth Stanley (seated, center) signs a basketball scholarship for Toccoa Falls College during a recent ceremony. Joining him are his mother, Suzanne Stanley (seated, from left), his father, Jeff Stanley, his sister, Grace Stanley (standing, from left), Athletic Director Telisa Chap…
Coosa's Duke Blackburn (seated, center) signs to play football for Berry College during a recent ceremony. Joining him are his sister, Josi Blackburn (seated, from left), his stepmother, Autumn Blackburn, his mother, Jenni Duke, cousin Sara Duke, Coosa head coach Todd Wheeler, father David B…
Armuchee's Justin Tanner (seated, center) signs a cheerleading scholarship for Shorter University during a recent ceremony. Joining him are his father, James Tanner (seated, from left), his mother, Shonna Dorsey, Shorter University assistant cheerleading coach Maci Roberts (standing, from le…
Spring practice for the Rome High football team this year has been a continuation of the mentality that the coaching staff has instilled in the players for the last two seasons.
After hosting some of the top collegiate tennis players in the ACC, Rome is going to roll out the welcome mat for a wide swath of talent from all levels of intercollegiate competition.
I know you’ve heard this song and verse before, but I’m warning you to batten down the hatches and get ready for another rousing round of all things dealing with the “R” word — that’s realignment in college football.
Roles are being solidified for the Darlington Tigers as the football team looks to define itself through spring drills knowing its potential will emerge in the fall through hard work and discipline.
The Rome YMCA’s Arsenal Select teams posted a 2-1-1 record this past weekend to bring their season record to 29-30-1. Several teams played in post season tournaments.
Model football coach Gordon Powers knows he cannot replace the talent he lost last season with a simple flick of the wrist. It’s going to take time and development with new players, and that all begins in spring practice.
The Berry College softball team worked its way back to play for a Division III regional title over the weekend but came up short.
The end of the prep track and field season brought closure to some and high marks for others, but it also began the journey to work for next year.
MACON — The range of emotions displayed by the Coosa boys’ soccer team Saturday afternoon was mirrored by head coach Ruben Maldonado after the game.
Led by a nine run sixth inning, including a grand slam by Kylie Aiken, the Berry College softball team defeated Emory & Henry 15-3 on Saturday, advancing to the NCAA Regional Championship against Transylvania University.
Before every home game this season, Coosa boys’ soccer coach Ruben Maldonado gave his players the same advice. He told them to stay loose, play their game for eighty minutes and most of all have fun.
The clock winding down and junior varsity players getting reps on the field, Armuchee senior linebacker J.C. Burkett went up and down the Indians’ sideline Thursday evening shouting, “It’s not over.”
Before all of you Alabama, Clemson or Ohio State folks gather and decide to ostracize me or bring out and tar and feathers, let me put forth a question that deserves some deep the serious consideration. USA Today via Bleacher Report offered a story with this headline which caught my attentio…
The GHSA state track and field meets are only one day in, but already athletes from Northwest Georgia have earned points for their respective schools.
Rockmart’s journey through the Class AA playoffs came to an abrupt end on Thursday as the Jackets were swept by Jeff Davis in their quarterfinal series.
For a few moments during the 2016 season, Coosa football coach Todd Wheeler could see his young team staying composed and playing up to its potential.
Bryson Osteen (seated, second from left) signs a golf scholarship to Reinhardt University on Thursday. She is joined by her mother, Leah Holder (seated, from left), her brother Cade Holder, her sister Lani Holder, golf instructor Travis Nance (standing, from left), Reinhardt golf coach Dan M…
John Daly, my all-time favorite golfer, won his first tournament since 2004 when he took the $332,500 first-place prize on the Champions Tour which was played at The Woodlands in Texas. Daly, well known for his partying, alcohol consumption and cigarette habit, was doused with champagne by s…