Cycles in sports provide the ebb and flow of competition on the local, regional and state stage. But the Greater Rome area continued to excel on the wrestling mat on each level this past season.
Cool temperatures did nothing to stop some blazing fast times on Saturday morning as more than 200 runners converged on the campus of Rome High School to compete in the Wolf Nation 5K road race and 1-mile run.
Coming down to the final game of the regular season, the Rome High baseball team knew it had pull together against the top team in the region and win if it wanted to go to the playoffs.
Armuchee's Savannah Poole (seated, second from right) signs to play softball for Young Harris College during a ceremony Friday, April 20, 2018. Joining her are her grandmother, Judy Hart (seated, from left), her mother, Kim Hart-Poole, her father, Brad Poole, Armuchee assistant softball coac…
Model's Jason Ortega (seated, second from right) signs to play soccer at Truett-McConnell College during a ceremony Friday, April 20, 2018. Joining him are his father, Mauricio Espinoza (seated, from left), his brother, Kevin Espinoza, his sister, Abigail Espinoza, his mother, Reina Espinoza…
Rome High's Taya Gibson (second from left) signs to play basketball at Columbus State University during a ceremony Friday, April 20, 2018. Joining her are her mother, Sequita Gibson (from left), her sister, Tarrah Gibson, and her father, Ricardo Gibson. (Photo by Todd Ollis)
Getting to the region track and field championship can feel like the completion of something, but Rome High head coach Nick Bridges is quick to correct anyone who rests on that assumption.
Boosted by performances in the field events, the Pepperell boys’ track and field team claimed the Region 7-AA championship on Thursday on the final day of the region meet at Gordon Central High School.
The Coosa Eagles got an early lead and then held on down the stretch to defeat Pepperell 8-7 in each team’s Region 7-AA finale Thursday.
Hitting a rough patch as the home stretch is in sight is the kind of obstacle that can throw a golfer off of their game. But there is a reward for pressing through and being able to rise above it.
A year after she played her own sister for the state championship, Dory Williams played for the GICAA title with another familiar face across the court from her.
The start of the Class AA state tennis playoffs was a success for the Armuchee girls’ team as the Lady Indians swept Monticello 5-0 at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College on Wednesday.
It was tough to take a moment from Tuesday’s soccer game between Model and Coosa that saw either team relax. It wasn’t until the end that the result was made clear.
Rett Edwards threw a three-hit shutout, and the Model Blue Devils picked themselves up with 15 hits in a 10-0 win over Gordon Central on Tuesday at home.
Coach Will Wiggins was a little nervous about how his Coosa team would handle the distractions of Senior Night heading into a big home matchup against Armuchee on Friday.
A fight for control in a Region 7-AA soccer game finally shifted to the Model boys’ team in Calhoun on Thursday evening in a 2-0 win at Gordon Central.
The Unity Christian School girls’ tennis team captured the 2018 GICAA Division II-A North title this week as it gets set to host the conference’s individual state championships next week.
One win away from taking third place at the Region 7-5A tennis tournament, the Rome boys’ No. 1 doubles team fought back from a second set loss to seal the victory.
Braden Hyde pitched a complete game and the Rome High baseball team used stellar defense and a five-run second inning to secure an important 6-3 Region 7-5A win over Hiram on the road Tuesday.
The first day of the Region 7-AA tennis tournament didn’t hold too many surprises, but it did build up the anticipation for today’s championship matchups.
The Pepperell girls’ golf team hosted the 2018 Girls’ Floyd County Invitational on Monday and continued its solid season with a victory over Armuchee.
The Armuchee baseball team got some momentum in its quest to push for a good end to the season recently as the Indians won their last three games of last week, giving them a 10-11 record.
The term “comforts of home” has been more than just a saying this season when the Rome High track and field team competes at Barron Stadium. The Wolves and Lady Wolves are backing it up with victories.
A strong start on defense and a second-half push on Model’s goal gave the Pepperell boys’ soccer team the leverage needed Friday night to take a 3-2 victory over the Blue Devils in Lindale.
In introducing Rome High’s new softball coach, school system athletic director John Reid described Emily “Bird” Herren as someone who “lives” the game of softball.
Austin Cloud drove in five runs and Zuker Campbell kept North Cobb Christian’s hitters in check as Darlington took an 11-1 win on the road Wednesday.
Just off of spring break, tennis teams were back on the courts Tuesday afternoon with little time to spare before diving into what they each hope will be a productive offseason.
The Coosa baseball team rallied for three runs in the second inning and made them last in a 3-2 road victory over Chattooga on Tuesday.
Bayleigh Masterson homered twice and Brittany Tuttle became the first softball player in Berry College history to reach 100 career stolen bases Saturday as the No. 5-ranked Vikings defeated Rhodes College 7-4 to take the series.
A five-run first inning gave the Rome High baseball team the foundation needed for a 10-8 win over region rival Cass on the road Friday evening.
A day after a rough loss at Rockmart, the Armuchee baseball team turned things around in a rescheduled game against Gordon Central and won 10-1 on its home field.
A battle from the pitcher’s mound was decided in the field Tuesday as a string of Coosa miscues led to Pepperell squeezing out a pair of runs for a 2-0 Region 7-AA win.
Some timely hits managed to break through against the top efforts being displayed on the mound Friday evening as Pepperell managed to pull out a 6-5 win at Armuchee in extra innings.
The goals came in bursts for the Rome Wolves on Friday night, each one pulling the team further away from its first region loss and closer to a more confident outcome at the start of spring break.
Caleb Shiflett threw another solid complete game and got some major help at the plate as Coosa wrapped up a 16-1 win Thursday over Armuchee after scoring 11 runs in the fifth inning of the Region 7-AA tilt.
The race atop the Region 7-AA standings is still close, but the Model boys’ soccer team managed to add just a little more space for itself on Wednesday.
Rain left many local baseball teams with the decision to postpone their games Tuesday, but Darlington managed to get its’ contest in, and in short order as well.
Lifted by the performances of nearly each one of its 100 competing athletes, the Rome High track and field team made the return of the Rome Relays a hometown victory.
The learning moments are coming for the Rome Wolves as they get adjusted to a new coach and a new season. But they are finding winning moments as well to keep their focus positive.
A lot of work goes into hosting any track and field event, but Rome High coach Nick Bridges admits the one he and his staff are organizing today at Barron Stadium has him a little more nervous than usual.
Armuchee’s Jacob Stanley struck out four through five innings of work during Friday’s 12-6 baseball win against Model in a Region 7-AA contest in Shannon.
A large selection of high school basketball players who have become some of the area’s top performers over the last four years took their curtain call Thursday night.
Coosa senior Caleb Shiflett took the mound for the Eagles Thursday afternoon and firmly planted himself there for the entire game to propel his team to a 6-0 win over Region 7-AA foe Model.