A number of local volleyball teams competed in the Coosa Invitational on Saturday, working to get prepared for the grind of the season with an all-day tournament that included as many as six matches for some.
On a night of high school football dictated by lightning delays and rain, the Armuchee football team had a reason to celebrate. But head coach Jeremy Green knows there is more work to do.
Griffin Brewster found his stride and the Darlington defense shut down Pepperell in the second half to open the season with a 44-14 victory for the Tigers in Lindale on Friday night.
Friday’s matchup between the Coosa and Trion football teams was delayed by lightning for more than two hours beginning at the start of the third quarter before the Bulldogs were able to pull out a close 18-15 win against the hosting Eagles.
Armuchee quarterback Brayden Perry threw four touchdowns passes Friday night against visiting Murray County as the team rolled to a 28-7 win to open the season.
Rome and Marietta’s quarterbacks dueled it out Thursday in the Corky Kell Classic as Harrison Bailey found Blue Devil receiver Ramel Keyton four times in the end zone and Knox Kadum worked against the Devil defense to keep his team afloat.
The first two quarters of Thursday’s Corky Kell Classic contest between Calhoun and Ridgeland at Barron Stadium probably won’t go down as two of the prettiest in Jackets’ football history. But that was all erased by the third quarter, which likely could be included in that list.
Lucy Bearden finished the day with three kills, 11 assists and six digs as the Lady Tigers came away with a 23-25, 27-25, 15-11 win against Cedartown after a 25-18, 26-24 loss to Southeast Whitfield at home Thursday.
A 10-run top of the first set the stage for a Region 7-AA win for the Armuchee Lady Indians on Thursday as the softball team defeated Coosa 14-1 on the road in four innings.
What started as a string of phone calls finally becomes an evening of high school football frenzy today in Rome as the 27th annual MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic begins at Barron Stadium.
It’s been eight months since the Rome High football team returned from Warner Robins with the program’s second state championship trophy in as many years held high.
A week into the high school softball season has given Pepperell head coach Jeff Rickman some things to feel good about as his team has powered through the early part of the schedule.
The Rome Lady Wolves earned a win in its first matches of the season Tuesday as they defeated Coahulla Creek 25-20, 25-17 on the road at LaFayette.
The 2018 Georgia high school football regular season kicks off at Rome’s Barron Stadium thanks to its inclusion as a host site of the Corky Kell Classic.
The experience and talent of back-to-back state championship seasons came through in Rome High’s performance in its preseason scrimmage.
For everything good that happened for Model during its scrimmage Friday night, the Blue Devils just couldn’t escape mistakes at the worst possible time.
There’s no doubt the talent of local volleyball teams is putting Northwest Georgia in the state spotlight, and expectations are high this season as plenty of that talent returns to the court.
The Pepperell and Rome softball teams spent the day on the road Saturday in tournaments with Pepperell at the Lady Tigers Invitational in Temple and Rome at the Lead-off Slam at Carrollton.
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. is the kickoff time for the first scrimmage between Rome High School and New Manchester at Barron Stadium. These opening scrimmages are good games to use as prep since the coaches have very little film to review from last year.
The Darlington Tigers’ defense showed its resilience Thursday during a scrimmage against Region 6-A rival Whitefield Academy on an overcast evening at Chris Hunter Stadium.
Maddie Clay had three RBIs, and the rest of Pepperell’s lineup followed suit as the Lady Dragons opened the 2018 season with an 11-5 run-rule win over visiting Temple in five innings on Tuesday.
A week of rain and less-than perfect practice conditions made Saturday’s season-opening softball game between Darlington and Coosa a must-have for each team’s coach to judge just where their teams stood at this early point.
With the summer months winding down, area high school softball players are gearing up to show their work and dedication on the diamond as the season hits opening day.
With less than two weeks left before Rome and Marietta meet on the gridiron as part of the Corky Kell Classic, the leaders of both cities are adding something extra to the festivities.
Chatter about the back-to-back state champion Rome High Wolves can already be heard on the sidewalks and side streets of downtown, and head coach John Reid said the pack is handling the hype with hard work and a level head.
Beginning Wednesday, high school football teams in Georgia will be able to don their pads for practice sessions as the start of the 2018 season inches closer.
The Georgia High School Association has made a move to ensure that all of the football state championship games this season can be played at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium — no matter the situation.
Part of being a successful athlete is making adjustments, and two Floyd County athletes were able to do so under new circumstances Saturday.
Rome High School got some national appreciation this past week as its football team was among several programs in the state to be included in the High School Football America Preseason 100 list when it was released.
High school athletes don’t put up their cleats when classes end for the summer, and the Rome High School girls’ soccer team is keeping up with their conditioning during the break.
Rome High head football coach John Reid doesn’t push his team just to win football games. He tries to mold them into a brotherhood — a family of players who know the other guys on the field are pulling for them.
A pair of Model Blue Devils helped lead their teams to success this soccer season as the boys’ team made a historic run in the playoffs, and the girls’ team nearly came away with an Elite Eight win against 2017 state runner-up East Laurens.
There had been 16 previous Stump on Sports Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Baseball Classics and in none of the previous games had a player ever had a night like Cole Phillips had this past Friday.
Darlington head football coach Tommy Atha keeps it simple when it comes to his 7-on-7 passing camp — no scores, no winners, just teams getting their playbooks in order before the season gets underway.
In the more than 20 years Tommy Atha has been running a youth football camp at Darlington, he’s seen hundreds of players come through and go on to successful high school and college careers.
A senior pitcher who took his game to the next level and a group of talented underclassmen highlight the local players who were named to the 2018 Region 7-AA All-Region Team.
Rome High head track and field coach Nick Bridges feels the area is at a disadvantage when it comes to getting athletes ready for a career in track or running.