It was a quest to survive in the first round of the GHSA state basketball playoffs for local teams. Now three teams remain as the Sweet 16 gets underway this week.
The 16-12 lead Darlington’s boys held at halftime of their game Saturday wasn’t ideal, but it worked for head coach Bradley Pierson and the approach he wanted his team to take.
The Shorter University softball team used its last at-bat to take down No. 3 West Florida 5-4 to start Gulf South Conference play Saturday afternoon in Montgomery, Alabama.
A solid fourth period sealed a win for the Rockmart boys’ basketball team Saturday as they defeated Putnam County 51-43 in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs.
The Unity Christian girls’ basketball team continued their stellar season Friday, defeating The Habersham School 54-39 in the GICAA Division 1-A state quarterfinals.
Through all of the build up to it and the emotional swings that were a part of it, the Model Lady Blue Devils pushed through their first-round state playoff game and avenged a loss that threatened to haunt them two years later.
Pepperell’s Tae Hammond (second from right) signs to play football for the University of the Cumberlands. Joining Hammond are his grandmother Amanda Evans (from left), his father Carl Hammond and his mother Gurley Robinson. (Contributed photo)
Connor Chandler (seated, center) signs to play football for Jacksonville State University. Joining him are his stepmother Jami Chandler (seated, from left), his father Chad Chandler, his mother Jennifer Farmer, his grandfather Tim Haley, his grandparents Dicky and Laura Chandler (standing fr…
The Thundercats won the Rome-Floyd Park and Recreation 8-and-under girls season championship Thursday evening. Shown are players Kylie Robinson (front row, from left), Baylen Robinson, Georgia Kate Barksdale, Annelise Mitchell, Savannah Minshew (second row, from left), Avagail Barksdale, Iri…
Pepperell’s Jamal Ware (seated, second from right) signs to play football for Wingate University. He is joined by his sister Jacrisa Ware (seated, from left), his father Jacky Ware, his mother Pamela Ware, his sister April Ware (standing, left) and his brother Roderick Ware. (Contributed photo)
Three Rivers Swim Club members Jake Medley and Nathan Medley will compete this weekend at the Georgia Short Course 14-and-Under State Championships at Georgia Tech. Nathan Medley, 13, has been a finalist at the past state meets.
It’s not unusual for the competition to take a step up when the postseason comes around, but the opponents some area basketball teams will face this weekend could require a leap.
I have been fishing for trout for at least 55 years and even though I have had many trips that were extremely memorable for the number of fish or the size we caught, I can say that there have been fishless days and some trips plagued with problems.
Behind DeMarcus Addie's 31 points the Chargers roll to a 107-85 win over the Hawks of South Georgia State. The Chargers opened the game on a 13-0 run to and held at least a 10 point lead until the 6:05 mark of the first half but the Hawks cut the Chargers lead to 4, 30-26, but the Chargers p…
Trying to extend their comeback season, the Unity Christian boys’ basketball team switched to fouling its opponent to force them to the line with three-and-a-half minutes to go.
The Armuchee High School baseball team got the season started off with a bang in more ways than one as the Indians defeated Woodland 8-4 on Tuesday.
Trey Rampy threw six scoreless innings, striking out five, as the Berry College baseball team earned its first win of the season with a 7-1 victory over No. 10 LaGrange College on Tuesday afternoon.
The Darlington Soccer Academy celebrated the signing of 17 players to play at the collegiate level during a ceremony last week. These young people signed for $1.1 Million in scholarships over the next four years.
February 16th will be the last day to purchase tickets and RSVP to the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on February 26, 2018 at Berry College’s Krannert Center. Tickets are now on sale for the event.
It’s time to get out your green, glowing gear and get ready to race along a flat, fast 5K course and party down with more than 600 of your closest friends in a giant wall of foam.
The changes both Rockmart and Chattooga went through in the offseason may have left some to wonder if the Region 7-AA boys’ basketball teams could keep any of their momentum from last year.
Less than 24 hours after a nail-biting loss to Rockmart, the Pepperell boys’ basketball team was back on the court facing the possibility of taking a two-game losing streak into the state playoffs.
It was clear after the first period that the teams playing for the Region 7-AA girls’ basketball championship were not going to have it easy.
The Georgia Highlands men’s basketball team made the long trip to Americus and came away with a hard-fought 82-80 win over the Jets of South Georgia Tech.
The Georgia School for the Deaf girls’ basketball team came away with a close 42-39 win against Tennessee School for the Deaf on Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The indoor track being used at the first major indoor track meet in Georgia in more than two decades was built in Estonia, is based in Texas and on tour in Atlanta. The meet featuring high school, collegiate, independent and professional runners concludes at the LakePoint facility in Bartow…
Getting their first minutes in the Region 7-AA tournament, the Model Lady Blue Devils had to push to score points but balanced that with the team’s defensive focus to defeat Pepperell 50-17 on Friday.
A quick start gave the Chattooga boys’ basketball team the boost to get up on Coosa early in the Region 7-AA tournament semifinals Friday as the Indians went on to win 60-43 at Model High School.
There was some adversity to overcome for the Unity Christian girls’ basketball team this season, but that was far from the minds of everyone watching Thursday night’s game.
The RFPRD 8U St. Mary’s Knights finished the regular season with a perfect record. The team includes coach Gina Lance (from left), players Javia Woodard, Anna Claire Lance, Deriona Ragland, Abby Kate Jackson, Samantha Betz, Marley Hall, Caroline Piller, Annelise Jessie, Madelyn Rec and coach…
Rome’s Braden Hyde (seated, center) signs to play baseball for Toccoa Falls College during a ceremony this week at Rome High School. Joining Hyde are his mother, Kelly Hyde (seated, from left), his father, Dan Hyde, Rome baseball coach Jim Tejcek (standing, from left) and Georgia Scorpions c…
There is a lot going on with the Coosa Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Of prime importance is the return of the Trout Expo to the ECO Center at Ridge Ferry Park on Feb 24.
Pen was put to paper several times in Floyd County on Wednesday as the second go-round of National Signing Day was observed with high school football players marking their official commitment to play in college.
The coaching path of Ricky Ross has skimmed along the outskirts of Floyd County and Northwest Georgia for several years, but he’s found a place here where he feels he’ll be able to do the most good.
Branson Hanks had held the ball plenty in the final period of Pepperell’s Region 7-AA tournament game Tuesday against Model, so he decided to make one last move.
The Rome Lady Wolves got a 61-26 win over Hiram on Tuesday playing in the Region 7-5A tournament in Carrollton to earn a spot in the Class 5A state basketball playoffs.
The second day of the Region 7-AA basketball tournament provided some big boosts and some surprising exits for the girls’ teams competing at Model High School.
Emily Martin scored five goals and the Coosa Lady Eagles’ soccer team kicked off the 2018 season Tuesday with an 8-2 win over non-region opponent Ridgeland.
The calendar flipped to another year, but the consistent success of the Rome High football team continued in 2017. In fact, it got better.
It was a fair bet that Rome High School senior Mason Hunter was going to have a good swim at some point during the two-day GHSA Swimming and Diving State Championships.