SUMMERVILLE — After digging themselves out of an early hole, the Chattooga Indians had a third-round appearance in the Class AA state basketball playoffs within their grasp Thursday before having their fate sealed in the second half.
After pulling out an upset in the opening round of the state playoffs, the Rome High boys’ basketball team was unable to come through a second time as the Wolves lost to Lithonia on Thursday, 67-54.
ROCKMART — With a home crowd behind them and some youth providing the fuel for their engine, the Rockmart girls’ basketball team dug in Wednesday evening and got one more win in what is becoming a landmark season.
The Model girls’ basketball team continued its success on the road in the playoffs Wednesday, knocking off another higher-ranked opponent as the Lady Devils paved their way to the Elite Eight of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
Visitors filled the normally empty Rome High School cafeteria Sunday afternoon to gather for food, fellowship and recognition as part of the Rome Wolves’ annual football banquet.
The Model girls’ basketball team added to its momentum this past weekend with a first-round win in the GHSA Class AA state playoffs, and the Lady Blue Devils hope to keep the pace Wednesday in the second round against Lamar County.
MACON — Dalton Blankenship and Colton Woods have won wrestling matches several times over the course of their lives. But none have taken the time, hard work and dedication than the ones they earned Saturday.
There was a mix of emotions on the court at Darlington’s Huffman Athletic Center on Friday as the Lady Tigers moved on to the second round of the state basketball playoffs, but the Tigers came up short.
Despite being outscored by nine points in the final period, the Chattooga boys’ basketball team earned a trip to the second round of the Class AA state playoffs with an 80-69 win at home against Douglass-Atlanta.
The four-day event that is the GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championships wraps up Saturday, and once again there will be plenty of Greater Rome talent competing for a title.
New Model head baseball coach Josh Mitchell led the Blue Devils to a win in their regular season opener Thursday, getting a 12-11 road win over Adairsville.
Day 2 of the GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championships saw all of the wrestlers from Greater Rome take to the mats at the Macon Centreplex and get their first action of the tournament.
Kevin Bullard once wore the red and black on the baseball diamond at Cedartown High School, where he played behind the plate as catcher and ended up with opportunities aplenty for his talent on the field.
The Unity Christian School boys’ basketball team made the long trek to Stillmore on Tuesday and came back with a 60-50 win over David Emanuel Academy in the opening round of the GICAA Division I-A state tournament.
There is no doubt in Bradley Pierson’s mind that the boys he coaches every day in practice and in games today are a different entity than the group he had at the start of the season.
Five Floyd County wrestlers have had a chance to be a part of history this past weekend, and two of those five will continue their journey this week.
The GHSA Wrestling State Championships are now less than four days away, and several wrestlers from the Greater Rome area have once again earned their way into a chance at chasing a state title.
ROCKMART — The Chattooga boys’ basketball struggled to put Rockmart away Saturday, but well-timed run to close out overtime sent the Indians back to Chattooga County as Region 7-AA champions for the third straight season.
ROCKMART — After coming up short last year against Model in the Region 7-AA championship game, the Rockmart girls’ basketball team was finally able to hoist the first-place trophy, ending a region title drought in Rockmart that has lasted nearly 60 years.
ROCKMART — The Model girls’ basketball team saw a streak come to an end Friday in the semifinals of the Region 7-AA tournament, but head coach Sally Echols expects her team to move on and push through the rest of the season.
TRION — There was no denying that Friday was the toughest day this week for the Darlington girls’ basketball team. The Lady Tigers, however, weren’t about to let it defeat them.
The Calhoun High School football program will be under new leadership for the first time in two decades when the Jackets take the field next season.
CUMBERLAND — Lights and cameras focused on some of Rome High’s top football players once again on Wednesday, but this time they were marking their transition to the next level instead of battling on the gridiron.
Three Floyd County football players decided where they would further their academic and playing careers Wednesday with one heading north to Tennessee and two staying close to home in hopes of helping the Shorter football program get back on its feet.
In Tuesday night’s late game in the Region 7-AA tournament, the Coosa Eagles punched their ticket to the Class AA state basketball playoffs beating Armuchee 75-58.
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Knox Kadum can hardly believe he’s set to become a member of Virginia Tech’s 2019 football recruiting class on Wednesday.
A day after Dade County rode a wave of momentum to defeat Pepperell, the Wolverines were stopped by the Model boys’ basketball team in the Region 7-AA tournament.
The Darlington wrestling team continues to pick up speed with the GHSA Traditional State Championships just two weeks away.
The Region 7-AA tournament will run through Rockmart this week after the Yellow Jackets fought off a high-spirited Coosa squad to win their regular season finale, 54-46.
The Model girls’ basketball team took the next step Friday toward winning a fifth straight region title, but head coach Sally Echols knows that can’t be their focus right now.
Caroline Dingler carried the Darlington girls’ basketball team to victory as the Lady Tigers wrapped up regular-season play Friday on the road.
A close first half was broken open by the Pepperell boys’ basketball team in the second half of a Region 7-AA game against Gordon Central on Thursday as the Dragons picked up a 78-66 road win.
Even though the high school football season wrapped up nearly two months ago, the accolades are still piling up for players throughout the area.
A pair of seniors led the way on Senior Night for the Rockmart Yellow Jackets on Monday as the team won a Region 7-AA tilt with visiting Armuchee, 91-64.
The Darlington Classic wrestling tournament has come to offer some strong competition from local and out-of-town schools every January.
The Unity Christian basketball teams got a big boost of momentum Friday with the region tournament just around the corner.
In a hotly-contested Region 7-AA battle, Model’s girls’ basketball team overcame a shutout opening quarter and fought back to defeat Rockmart 72-67 in Shannon on Friday night.
The Darlington boys’ basketball team struck first Wednesday night and never looked back in front of a home crowd at the Huffman Athletic Center.
A 17-point advantage for the host Coosa Eagles was nearly erased by the late-game efforts of the Model boys’ basketball team Tuesday night, but the Blue Devils came up short of a comeback, losing 68-62.
The list of SEC head football coaches making recruiting trips to Rome and Floyd County got a little longer Tuesday as Florida’s Dan Mullen dropped in to visit with coaches at Darlington School and Rome High School.
With only one meet under their belts, the Rome High track and field teams have already given head coach Nick Bridges reasons to be excited about the upcoming season.