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.
Darlington wrestler Colton Woods has done plenty with the Tigers in his two short years on the varsity squad.
Armuchee's Seth Stanley (seated, center) signs a basketball scholarship for Toccoa Falls College during a recent ceremony. Joining him are his mother, Suzanne Stanley (seated, from left), his father, Jeff Stanley, his sister, Grace Stanley (standing, from left), Athletic Director Telisa Chap…
Coosa's Duke Blackburn (seated, center) signs to play football for Berry College during a recent ceremony. Joining him are his sister, Josi Blackburn (seated, from left), his stepmother, Autumn Blackburn, his mother, Jenni Duke, cousin Sara Duke, Coosa head coach Todd Wheeler, father David B…
Armuchee's Justin Tanner (seated, center) signs a cheerleading scholarship for Shorter University during a recent ceremony. Joining him are his father, James Tanner (seated, from left), his mother, Shonna Dorsey, Shorter University assistant cheerleading coach Maci Roberts (standing, from le…
Spring practice for the Rome High football team this year has been a continuation of the mentality that the coaching staff has instilled in the players for the last two seasons.
Roles are being solidified for the Darlington Tigers as the football team looks to define itself through spring drills knowing its potential will emerge in the fall through hard work and discipline.
Model football coach Gordon Powers knows he cannot replace the talent he lost last season with a simple flick of the wrist. It’s going to take time and development with new players, and that all begins in spring practice.
The end of the prep track and field season brought closure to some and high marks for others, but it also began the journey to work for next year.
MACON — The range of emotions displayed by the Coosa boys’ soccer team Saturday afternoon was mirrored by head coach Ruben Maldonado after the game.
Before every home game this season, Coosa boys’ soccer coach Ruben Maldonado gave his players the same advice. He told them to stay loose, play their game for eighty minutes and most of all have fun.
The clock winding down and junior varsity players getting reps on the field, Armuchee senior linebacker J.C. Burkett went up and down the Indians’ sideline Thursday evening shouting, “It’s not over.”
The GHSA state track and field meets are only one day in, but already athletes from Northwest Georgia have earned points for their respective schools.
Rockmart’s journey through the Class AA playoffs came to an abrupt end on Thursday as the Jackets were swept by Jeff Davis in their quarterfinal series.
For a few moments during the 2016 season, Coosa football coach Todd Wheeler could see his young team staying composed and playing up to its potential.
Staring into the distance and shaking his head, Coosa senior midfielder Eric Chavez found it hard to comprehend the last two weeks.
After years of teaching and coaching the youth of Rockmart’s middle school and high school, Steve Luke is adding another layer to his coaching career.
JONESBORO — An entire season came down to five matches for the Model boys’ tennis team on Saturday. The ups and downs were there, and the emotions were as strong as they had ever been.
Rome High boys’ soccer coach Chris Cochran knew the hand that was dealt to his team when its Elite Eight match came down to a shootout.
All season, Coosa took pride in playing aggressive early and letting its athletes up front play their style. That strategy didn’t change when the Eagles reached the playoffs, and now it’s taken the program somewhere it’s never been before.
Friday didn’t present the expected conditions for a soccer match in early May in Georgia. But it didn’t matter to Unity Christian’s soccer team.
There is something different about this year’s Unity Christian girls’ soccer team. Even as the Lady Lions prepare to defend their GICAA Division II-A state title, coach Stephanie Masters can feel it.
Coosa soccer coach Ruben Maldonado was as exhausted as his players when he stepped off the field Wednesday evening. But after watching his team take over in the final 30 minutes of their state playoff game, he still was able to smile and be proud.
Only a week after winning its first ever state playoff game, the Pepperell boys’ soccer team set another program milestone, this time in a tough road match.
Kyla Reynolds returned to the Model girls’ soccer team on Tuesday afternoon, and with her came a confidence that helped propel the team to the Elite Eight.
It was the hope of Model boys’ tennis coach Josh Goss last week that his team would keep battling after their push to win in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
The Pepperell girls’ golf team is headed to state competition for the first time in program history after Monday’s win in the Area 3 championship.
Darlington's Cal Fuller (seated, center) signs to play baseball at Gordon State College during a ceremony last week. Joining him are his mother, Amy Fuller (seated, from left), his father, Keith Fuller, his sister Gabby Fuller (standing, from left), assistant baseball coach Brant Evans, assi…
Darlington's Kate Flory (seated, center) signs to run cross country and track for Washington and Lee University during a ceremony last week. Joining her are her mother, Katharine Flory (seated, from left), her father, John Flory, assistant cross country coach Brant Evans (standing, form left…
The Rome track and field team has spent all season setting new school records and placing high against tough competition. Not much changed on Saturday.
At every single practice, the Rome boys’ soccer team drills penalty kicks. It’s been the one mainstay throughout the season, just in case the Wolves found themselves in a tight situation.