A day after getting its first win of the season, Darlington’s softball team doubled their number of wins while starting the Lady Cat Invitational tournament in Dalton.
All offseason, Unity Christian football coach Mark Ackerman talked about making his team ready for eight-man football in 2017. After a winless 2016 season, he felt his players were ready to adjust and become a competitor in any game they played.
CEDARTOWN — A fourth down and a country mile separated Rockmart from a chance to spoil Cedartown’s Doyle Kelly’s first game as a head football coach. But the Bulldogs didn’t let it happen.
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Every point, every set and every match played, a volleyball team can learn from its mistakes. And while the Model volleyball team did not produce anything in the win column Thursday, the lessons they took can help the rest of the season.
The Coosa volleyball team went up against two programs from higher classifications Thursday evening and the result remained consistent with how this season has gone so far.
After capturing the school’s first state championship in its 25 year history, the Rome High football team is entering this season with some high expectations.
The Model softball team earned its first win in two years when it defeated Coosa 12-4 in five innings of a Region 7-AA game Wednesday in Shannon.
Since the first practice, Chattooga softball coach Jeff Bennett has wanted his team to make few mistakes, get ahead early and play smart. To his delight, his players gave him that in their first game of the season.
Karson Fallin went 3 for 3 and Savannah Poole hit a 3-run homer for Armuchee’s softball team as the Lady Indians took control in the fourth inning to defeat Model 13-2 on Tuesday.
Coaches around Floyd County got a good hard look at their teams on Friday night, as the first round of scrimmages kicked off. And in most cases, the coaches realized how much work is left to be done before the regular season begins.
Fans who are hoping for big seasons from the Darlington Tigers and Rockmart Yellow Jackets got a glimpse of how each team will stack up against their competition on Friday night, and one thing was made clear.
The Armuchee volleyball team split a pair of matches on Thursday night at Gordon Lee, losing to the host Lady Trojans but earning a straight-set victory over Class 4A Ridgeland.
Three weeks of preseason practice has led high school football teams to finally being able to line up across from somebody different at the line of scrimmage.
Armuchee pitcher Erin Carney entered her first game of the season against Darlington with a bit of hesitation. The senior saw her first scheduled outing Tuesday against Rome postponed and felt she wasn’t bringing her best at the plate.
It has been less than a week since the Unity Christian volleyball team even started practicing. Coach Trish Abston knows it’s going to be a season of building and adjusting one game at a time, and those adjustments began on Tuesday evening.
A collaborative project born out of the efforts of different generations from the Shannon community will debut at a presentation this evening at the Model High School auditorium.
It was not too long ago that volleyball was played by a small group of teams in Northwest Georgia, its popularity still low around the state. But as a new season begins around the GHSA, teams in the Rome area have plenty to be proud about.
Coosa volleyball spent its 2016 season beating opponents and winning an area title in the school’s small and tight auxiliary gym. The scenery was a little different on Saturday, but the Lady Eagles’ dominance was all the same.
The lights on at Barron Stadium signaled that football season is getting closer as Rome High players lined up across from each other Friday evening.
As another week of football practice begins to wrap up, teams around Floyd County only get closer to their scrimmages and eventually actual games.
Football players in Georgia were able to experience the pace and cadence of a regular football practice officially for the first time last week.
With just one day before classes began, new Rome High wrestling coach Josh Henson spent Thursday cooped up in his new office. Serving as faculty is a bit of a new experience for him, and he’s hoping to be as settled as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drew Cummings, a standout on the Armuchee basketball team, received a top honor for representing Northwest Georgia in an all-star showcase this week.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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 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.