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.
For most of the season, Lynn Hunnicutt Field at Pepperell is home to Friday night football, area-wide track meets, soccer matches and various practices. But to keep those events running smoothly, changes must be made during the offseason.
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.