Being physical is an important attribute for a football player to have, especially on defense.
Darlington coach Tommy Atha likes to tell a story about how a friend of his who is a college football coach visited him last January and he asked him to look at one of his best linemen, Tate Ratledge.
Competition at the Darlington Classic continued to live up to expectations over the weekend as the annual wrestling tournament welcomed 16 teams from Georgia and Alabama to Rome.
With just two games left in the regular season, the Rome High boys’ basketball team heads into the final week with just three region wins under its belt.
A three-game skid was snapped for the Rome boys’ basketball team Friday, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Wolves.
With three games left in the regular season, the Rome High girls’ basketball team doesn’t have it easy before the region tournament gets underway next month.
For the first time this season Tuesday night, the Armuchee boys’ basketball team was able to celebrate a win over a Region 7-AA opponent.
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The next era of Coosa football got an official kickoff on Tuesday as new head football coach Joey Mathis was introduced in a video livestreamed on the Floyd County Schools’ Facebook page.
ATLANTA — Owning a 17-2 record and an undefeated mark in region play wasn’t completely satisfying to Darlington girls’ coach Hazel Hall. Her team’s performance Monday, however, helped raise her spirits.
Pepperell boys basketball coach Zach Mendence only has two seniors this season, but the pair has been an invaluable part of his team’s never-quit attitude.
Two wrestling teams from Chattooga County stood at the top of the podium on Saturday in Macon, and they had to knock off the reigning champions to get there.
Teams across the state will get a chance to showcase their skills Monday in Atlanta, while at the same time honoring the memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Trailing by one point at halftime, the Model boys’ basketball team used a huge third quarter to seal a Region 7-AA victory against Pepperell.
Both Model and Pepperell were struck with starters having to sit out Friday night’s region battle in Lindale, but both turned in intense performances with the visiting Lady Blue Devils coming out on top.
It was a pleasant night for the Unity Christian School basketball teams Tuesday, even if they entered the evening’s contests with some trepidation.
Kinsey Wright scored 15 points and was able to be a key component in Pepperell’s girls’ basketball team’s 50-41 win over Coosa in Lindale on Tuesday.
From start to finish, the Pepperell boys’ basketball team stood strong Friday, holding Armuchee to single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters.
A trio of Darlington School swimmers celebrated their final home meet of their careers with some extra rewards on Thursday.
The high school basketball season is reaching its midway mark in region play, the standings in Region 7-AA boys action couldn’t be tighter.
Joey Mathis has enjoyed his time coaching in Tennessee, but when the opportunity came to return closer to where he grew up, he couldn’t let it pass.
The Armuchee girls’ basketball team pulled out a nail-biter on their home court Tuesday evening as they defeated rival Model 57-55 in a Region 7-AA contest.
After a four-game skid that began with two losses in the Seven Hills Rotary/Rome News-Tribune Christmas Tournament, the Darlington boys’ basketball team won its second straight game Saturday at the Huffman Center.
Darlington has some key senior players on its girls’ team this season, but a group of younger players have recently helped bolster the squad’s success.
Model’s boys’ basketball team made a big statement on its home court Friday night, handing Chattooga its first Region 7-AA loss of the season in a 55-44 win at home.
With both teams staying neck-and-neck for most of the game, the Chattooga girls’ basketball team came up with the needed push late in the contest to pull ahead of Model for good.
It was the year of the lineman for Floyd County this past prep football season, and that was backed up by the release of the 2019 AJC All-State high school football teams.
While some people take time off during the holidays, local prep basketball teams went to work on the court to get ready for their upcoming grueling region schedules.
Armuchee and Trion marked New Year’s Eve with non-region contests in Chattooga County on Tuesday with the host teams picking up wins over the Floyd County squads.
After battling their way to the championship game, the Rome High girls' basketball team came up short Monday.
ROCKMART — Wall-to-wall competition inhabited this year’s Jacket Invitational at Rockmart High School, which has been a holiday tradition in Northwest Georgia wrestling for four decades.
Leading by only two points after the first quarter, the Model boys’ basketball team soon found its footing against Darlington to build a lead it would keep for the rest of the game.
Just over a week removed from playing in the Seven Hills Rotary/Rome News-Tribune championship game, the Rome girls’ basketball team will be playing for another tournament title.
After a week off from competition, the Coosa and Model boys’ basketball teams both struggled in their first games back after playing in the championship game of the Seven Hills Rotary/Rome News-Tribune Christmas Tournament last week.
Local teams have traveled near and far for post-Christmas tournaments, and the Rome High girls’ basketball team found a win on their first day in the Tampa Bay Christmas Invitational in Florida.
The year in sports spanned football players making their decisions where to spend their college careers, some big names coming through Rome’s State Mutual Stadium, and once again saw area athletes and teams bring home a bevy of state championships.
While most people are taking a break during the holidays, Model boys’ basketball coach Jacob Travis found a way to make sure his team doesn’t get too relaxed.
The coaches from the Region 7-AA competition cheerleading teams recently announced their 2019 All-Region Team selections based on several points of criteria.
The season may not have ended the way many had wanted, but the 2019 edition of the Rome High football team still had plenty of talent and playmakers that gave Wolves fans something to cheer about on Friday nights.
Anything that seemed easy about Pepperell’s win Saturday over Region 7-AA foe Armuchee could have easily been overpowered by several factors.
Kinsey Wright sank a layup off of a rebound and Morgan Willingham went 3-for-4 from the line in the 31 seconds to push the Pepperell girls past Armuchee 47-43 on Saturday.