The Rome High track and field teams held off their spring break one day and made some improvements at the Carrollton Invitational on Saturday, breaking some school records in the process.
Pepperell pitcher Blake Vasser was simply trying to make a play for his team with every at-bat or trip to the mound Friday.
As the season heads into the latter half of region play, every soccer team has gotten a good look at their opponents and figured out where they are. Now, the race is on to qualify for the state playoffs and find the right identity along the way.
Brett Baker stepped up on the mound for the Pepperell Dragons and delivered a one-hitter Thursday in a 10-0 win over Gordon Central in Calhoun.
All season long, Rome track coach Nick Bridges talked how his athletes had the potential to take over a meet. He was proven right on Wednesday night, and he had the rest of the county watch his team run towards a championship.
The Cedartown golf team was able to win in a two-team meet against Coosa at Stonebridge Golf Course Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs finished with a score of 174 while Coosa scored 217.
Armuchee baseball rode behind strong pitching to take a 6-0 win at Coosa Tuesday afternoon as Hunter Clark struck out seven in six innings for the Region 7-AA win.
Effort clashed with stamina on Saturday as the Rome High baseball team fought to keep Cartersville in check at State Mutual Stadium but came up on the losing end of the 7-0 final.
Blake Lowenberg and Pierce Monroe each had three goals and one assist to lift the Darlington boys’ lacrosse team to a 9-7 win Saturday at home against University School of Nashville.
Five local schools participated in a track meet at Pepperell High School Friday afternoon, with plenty of local athletes earning top finishes.
Sitting four outs from a loss and five runs from tying the game, many baseball teams might accept the fate given to them. But Armuchee kept swinging and believed if it played the right way, it could come back.
There was a fight to the finish in both soccer matches at Armuchee on Friday as the host teams and Coosa’s squads battled with Region 7-AA wins on the line.
The end of any high school basketball season also means the end of the careers of many local seniors. But for one night at Georgia Highlands College, the best seniors got a chance to showcase their game while having a little fun as well.
Pressing for position in the region standings, Rome High’s soccer teams went into Thursday’s contests with a sense that there would be some emotions attached to them.
Pepperell’s tennis teams picked up a pair of Region 7-AA wins Wednesday as the boys and girls beat Chattooga by a score of 4-1 in Summerville.
The Pepperell girls’ soccer team used a 3-0 second half to pull away from Chattooga and post a 6-2 win in a Region 7-AA matchup Tuesday in Summerville.
With the high school basketball season coming to a close, players and teams are receiving accolades for their hard work on the court this season.
The Rome High track and field team split up on Saturday, but head coach Nick Bridges said he was proud of the outstanding performances from his athletes at each event.
Model boys’ soccer coach Donnie Mendence hugged each of his players after Friday’s game against Armuchee. After 80 minutes of back and forth action, the coach needed some way to express his joy.
Henry Ramirez recorded a hat trick Friday evening and the Rome Wolves’ soccer team got a 5-0 win over Pepperell in Lindale in a non-region contest.
Darlington baseball coach Matt Larry knows about the talent his team has this season. But in the last week that talent has translated into wins as the Tigers move into region play.
The Rome High Track and Field team won its second home meet of the season Wednesday evening at Barron Stadium competing against Woodland and Model. Rome athletes will split into two separate teams this weekend and travel to Dalton and Calhoun.
The Rome baseball team answered quickly and efficiently Wednesday with a 10-3 win against Model in Shannon. It is the Wolves’ fifth win in the past six games.
The Darlington baseball team made easy work of Christian Heritage with a 12-2 victory Wednesday in Dalton. The Tigers were able to produce 11 runs in the final four innings.
The Model boys’ soccer team led for more than half the match before losing 2-1 to Gordon Central in a Region 7-AA battle Wednesday at home.
The conditions were rough, but the Rome boys’ soccer team managed to get in their Region 7-5A game against East Paulding on Tuesday and put up a 10-2 win.
The Darlington Tigers pulled out another close call when they scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to defeat Southeast Whitfield 6-5 last Saturday at home.