Recent Coosa High School graduate Tori Overby (seated, second from right) signs to play tennis at Shorter University during a special ceremony held Friday, July 21, 2017, at the high school. Joining her are her brother, Corbin Overby (seated, from left), her mother, Kelly Overby, her father,…
A group of local young swimmers are preparing to represent the Three Rivers Swim Club at two upcoming Georgia State Swimming Championship Meets after qualifying in several events.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) honored over 200 college and high school programs with the 2017 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, with Berry College earning distinction for the second year in a row.
Following a rough road trip that saw them lose four of five games and deal with a pair of postponements, the Rome Braves will hope a return to the friendly confines of State Mutual Stadium tonight will give them enough good vibes to pull them out of the lower levels of the South Atlantic Lea…
SOUTHPORT, England — The west coast of England is where you can bump up against fact and lore and sometimes a reminder that some things in life should be forgettable. Take Liverpool for example. For all its pluses historically, it is also where ships brought slaves into the harbor on a stopo…
In a move capping off a string of recent head coaching hires, Shorter University announced Friday that Dawn Brown has been selected to lead the Lady Hawks’ basketball team just over a month after longtime head coach Vic Mitchell resigned.
July 22 will see the fifth annual Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing for Vets day at Rolater Park in Cave Spring. Every year the number of veterans attending has grown, and we hope that all of last years’ veterans will return and bring some of their fellow vets with them.
Becoming an athletic director means learning to deal with changes. Aaron Kelton knew this when he became Shorter’s interim athletic director in January.
Another coaching vacancy at Shorter University has been filled after the school announced Wednesday that Wade Anderson will take the reins of the men’s basketball team.
While some people will be on vacation during the holiday weekend, the staff at the Rome Tennis Center will be hard at work hosting some of the nation’s top junior tennis players.
The Armuchee Lady Indians 12U All-Stars went undefeated and won the Georgia Recreation and Park Association District 5 softball tournament in Bartow County this week, winning all four games. The team will travel to East Point for the state tournament beginning July 11. Shown with their first…
In the middle of a summer full of weightlifting, workouts and running, a shift in the program can provide a fresh take to guide a football team into the home stretch of preseason preparations.
After completing their college careers among the most accomplished female athletes at their respective schools, Marie Collop and Elizabeth Dowd are in line to receive one more honor.
The second half of the South Atlantic League season inspires a renewed hope for every team in the league. With the records reset to zero, each club, including the Rome Braves, has the chance to right the mistakes made in the first part of the season.
Golfers were greeted with dryer conditions and cooler temperatures for the second round of the Coosa Invitational. David Noll Jr. said he got something else as well — some family luck.
No matter the sport, the need is always there for players, coaches and officials. However, a recent trend is leading one of those groups to worry about how they can continue to support the other two.
Around 60 golfers hit the soggy, humid course at Coosa Country Club on Saturday for the first round of the 2017 Coosa Invitational, which will wrap up today.
Basketball season may be five months away, but there’s no time like the present for Rome High’s boys’ team and the new situation in which it finds itself.
The top stars of the South Atlantic League battled the weather Tuesday to put on their version of the midsummer classic, but the weather won out in the end.
In baseball, a great team needs talent in all aspects of the game. While one player might be assigned to get on base and hit for average, another might be required to hit for power. And most importantly, a team needs one player to develop into a shutdown pitcher.
With football season only two months away, coaches will take advantage of every chance they can to prepare their players for the work that lies ahead.
There are few things in sports which make me fume and fuss and want to hurt somebody. So if you don’t agree with what I’m about to write, just chalk it up as one of Norman’s rants, or perhaps a kinder thought might be that we simply have a difference of opinion. But let me state this very cl…
The Rome Gladiators 12U basketball team won the Lakepoint Summer Shootout on June 4 at Lakepoint Champions Center in Cartersville. The team consists of Brady Groce (from left), Reece Fountain, Kameron Fountain, Bowden Owens, Braden Bell, Bryson Thacker, Coach Kelly Fountain, Bowden Heathcock…
Big things are happening in major college sports as we sweat through the sure-to-be long hot summer. One of the most stable programs in the last 18 years is suddenly turned upside down with the surprising — no, make that shocking — announcement that head football coach Bob Stoops has resigne…
With only six games left in the first half and each one of them vital for a postseason push, the Rome Braves wanted to come out hot against Augusta on Tuesday night.
Timia Reynolds is continuing her post-high school career with the Emmanuel Lady Lions after she was announced as the new women’s basketball assistant coach this week.
The Coosa Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its annual Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday at Rolater Park in Cave Spring. I am not positive, but this is most likely the 30th Kids’ Fishing Day that the chapter has put together for the kids of Northwest Georgia. Throughout the years there…
Team PAC won the Rome Competitive League 14U championship Thursday at Riverview Park by defeating the Rome Astros 12-0. The team finished the season undefeated. Shown are players Jorge Castillo (front), Will Miller (second row, from left), Hunter Deems, Kemp Edge, Clayton King, Chandler Hall…
The latest trend in NCAA Division I football is for starting/backup quarterbacks to transfer to new schools. The list is growing as there are now seven major schools boasting new signal-callers — some five-star prospects. Of course the biggest transfer in the last few years, in my opinion, w…
How many times are you likely to read about how so-and-so coach is on the hot seat during the course of the upcoming college football season?
Drew Cummings, a standout on the Armuchee basketball team, received a top honor for representing Northwest Georgia in an all-star showcase this week.
Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation’s Baseball season comes to a close as they played their final games and winners have been announced.
Vic Mitchell, who helped shape women’s athletics at Shorter University for nearly three decades, is stepping down as the head coach of the Lady Hawks’ basketball team.
Rockmart baseball was the talk of Region 7-AA this season when the Yellow Jackets went 13-1 in region play and made the state quarterfinals. Their success was rewarded when the coaches revealed their All-Region team.
A group of local residents are representing Floyd County at the 2017 National Senior Games this week, looking to continue their success on the highest stage.