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.
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…
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)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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…
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.
Several area high schools had a big day on Saturday as wrestlers from around the state gathered at sectional qualifying tournaments to determine who would meet in Macon next weekend for the GHSA Wrestling Traditional State Championships.
Pushing to try and finish the regular season on a high note and possibly set themselves up for a postseason berth, the Pepperell Dragons never let up Friday night.
Carah Arrant scored a game-high 22 points and Taylor Roberts stepped up in overtime to push the Coosa girls’ basketball team past host Pepperell to win the Region 7-AA game 60-51.
ATLANTA – State Representative Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) led the Georgia House of Representatives on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in honoring the Rome High School Wolves in the House Chamber of the Georgia State Capitol. Reps. Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville), Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee) and Mik…
With an inside track to the No. 2 seed in next week’s region tournament on the line, the boys’ basketball teams from Pepperell and Rockmart fought for four quarters Thursday night in Lindale.
School records have already fallen for the Rome High swim team this season, but this week gives the pool pack one last chance to set some top times and bring home some hardware in the process.
Armuchee’s boys’ basketball team avenged one of its worst losses in Region 7-AA play on Tuesday night thanks to a turnaround at halftime and the contributions of senior Gavin Rood.
Before their football teams collide on the turf of Barron Stadium in August, the teams involved in the opening night of the 2018 Corky Kell Classic had some business to attend to on Tuesday.
A tight race among the top teams in Area 3-AA provided some exciting matches as Saturday’s competition wrapped up at Armuchee High School.
Gaining traction is a plus when championships are in question and the finish line is in sight. So consider the Darlington wrestling team to be laying down some serious rubber.
Keyarah Berry scored 25 points to carry the Rockmart girls’ basketball team to a 66-64 win against visiting Christian Heritage on Saturday.
Nearly six minutes had expired since the Rome girls’ basketball team had scored a point when Taya Gibson managed to get to the basket for two early in the second period.
Josh Smith and Jackson Lively each recorded double-doubles Friday night and the Model boys’ basketball team held its own at home with a 62-46 win over Armuchee.
Model’s Jennifer Espinoza (seated, second from left) signs to play soccer for Point University in West Point during a ceremony Thursday. Joining her are her mother, Norma Espinoza (seated, from left), her father, Ricardo Espinoza, her brother, Ricardo Espinoza Jr., Arsenal coach Dave Eddins …