This weekend the weather man is calling for showers and rain almost every day. The temperatures are way above normal and most all of the creeks and rivers are also above normal, with many being either unfishable or downright dangerous.
I have been fishing for trout for at least 55 years and even though I have had many trips that were extremely memorable for the number of fish or the size we caught, I can say that there have been fishless days and some trips plagued with problems.
It’s time to get out your green, glowing gear and get ready to race along a flat, fast 5K course and party down with more than 600 of your closest friends in a giant wall of foam.
Several weeks ago, Trout Unlimited member Frank Martin asked me to write about keeping things dry while fishing. Whether it is winter or the dog days of summer, keeping items dry while in or on the water can be done.
We have all heard the Boy Scouts’ motto, “be prepared.” This can apply to so many other things, including fishing and related outdoor activities. Being prepared in the winter for outdoor activities is highly important, especially around water.
At a recent meeting of the Coosa Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited a motion was made to take donations and buy some fishing gear to take to Toys for Tots. The motion passed without a hitch and approximately $250 was raised and earmarked for fishing equipment.
The Pepperell Dragons Black Mites finished as the runners-up in the Rome-Floyd Unified Football League. Shown are Wade Huckaby (front row, from left), Andrew Busby, Jordan Rogers, Demitrius Dawson, D.P. Busby, Eric Self, Leland McAlee (second row, from left), Pacey Smith, Lawson Davenport, E…
An evening of honoring the top high school cross country talent in the area will precede a morning of running for a good cause this weekend.
The Teach Me Tennis program held its biannual tournament this past weekend, marking the completion of its sixth full session of introducing tennis to area school children.
The Rome YMCA’s Arsenal Soccer Club Select teams came back from fall break with 9 wins and 7 losses this weekend to improve their season record 30-22-5.
THOMASTON, GA – The Georgia High School Association today announces it has contracted with the beautiful new Rome Tennis Center at Berry College to hold the State Tennis Championships at the 60-court facility beginning next spring.
The Rome YMCA’s Arsenal Soccer Club opened up the regular season this weekend. The Select teams (13+) got 6 wins and 6 losses. The Academy went to Duluth to play Brookhaven, Gwinnett, and Bryson Park. They came away with an 8-3 record to make their season record 18-9.
The YMCA Rome Arsenal U14 Girls Red soccer team finished as tournament runner-up this past weekend in the NASA Top Hat Adidas Classic in Acworth. The team recorded two wins and a tie before falling late in the finals to Mays Striker Orange, 1-0.
Just after midnight Thursday a lot of computers in the Rome area will be logging onto the Coosa Valley Trout Unlimited website to register their teams and choose their favorite cook site location. Yes, Friday is the day that many chili cooks have been waiting for as registration opens for th…
Runners are always seeking to post their personal-best times when they race. For one race, however, they will be doing their best to help the future generation of runners.
A group of local young swimmers are preparing to represent the Three Rivers Swim Club at two upcoming Georgia State Swimming Championship Meets after qualifying in several events.
The Coosa Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its annual Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday at Rolater Park in Cave Spring. I am not positive, but this is most likely the 30th Kids’ Fishing Day that the chapter has put together for the kids of Northwest Georgia. Throughout the years there…
The Rome Aerials Gymnastics Team has finished another strong season. The 45-member team, ranging from USAG Levels 3-10, concluded their respective State Meets this past weekend. Brooke Ray won 3 State titles on Vault, Bars and All Around with a 37.675. Mary Burke Smith captured the State bea…
Rome’s Hogan Ingram won the U.S. Kids Junior Golf Tournament at The Oaks Course in Covington on Saturday, dominating the 13-14-year-old division.
Samson Mumber and Nathan Medley, two members of the Three Rivers Swim Club, recently faced off against some of the top swimmers in the Southeast and the nation at meets.
The Rome YMCA’s Arsenal Select teams continued their regular season over the past two weekends despite rainouts. They have posted a 7-5-1 record to bring their season record to 15-10-4.
The Pepperell Dragons 8U team won the 2017 Rome-Folyd Parks and Recreation Department Division 1 boys' basketball championship this season. Pictured are Issac Rains (front row, from left), Tucker Glenn, Jamie Reed, Hoke Smith, Justin Davenport, Madoc Garcia, Luke Alford (back row, from left)…
The Rome YMCA Arsenal U14 girls opened the spring season by finishing second in the Smyrna Adidas Winter Invitational this past weekend.
The Chargers 10U team won the 2017 Rome-Folyd Parks and Recreation Department Division 1 boys' basketball championship this season. Pictured are Carmelo Brown (front row, from left), Jax Bishop, TJ McClinic, Moss Tant, Demarion Floyd, Avery Shiflett (second row, from left), Evan Rhodes, Chri…
Though Basketball season is just getting underway for Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation, it’s time for parents and students to start thinking about registering for Spring Sports.
Sixteen members of Three Rivers Swim Club, Rome’s branch of USA Swimming, recently delivered outstanding performances at a big, early-season meet in Chattanooga.
With the 21st annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off only hours away, online registration for cooks and teams will end tonight at 8 p.m.
That long awaited weekend of the 21st annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off is almost here and it looks like the weathermen are saying that it will be a cool weekend, but it is really too early to say for sure. We are hoping and praying for good weather.
Almost 34 years ago I began fishing the Etowah River. My first few trips were usually short trips from the Dykes Creek area to downtown Rome. I spoke with a longtime friend and fellow musician, Leslie Baldwin, and he told me that over the years he had become very knowledgeable about the rive…
Only twice before had Jay Stephenson run in a marathon — the first 20 years ago when he was a teenager and again in 2013 when an injury prevented him from finishing.
Registration is now open for the Willard Nixon Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament on Thursday, October 27 at Stonebridge Golf Course. The tournament benefits the John Pinson, Jr. Student Athlete Award Scholarship Program.
The Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off is only a couple months away and readers might want to know just how the money raised at this event is spent by TU. The answer is fairly simple — almost all the funds are spent for the education of our youth and adults in the state of Georgia as well as con…
ARMUCHEE FIELD DEDICATION — Armuchee High School will name its football field to honor former coach Namon Wiseman on Friday. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. and naming of the football field at 7:05 p.m., just prior to the first home football game. All former players, students, teacher…
The 11-year-old Rome Gladiators finished in second place in the Southern AAU Back-to-School Championship at Osborne High School. The team is made up of Jaxon Pate (from left), Braxton Wade, Brady Groce, Bryson Thacker, Bowden Heathcock, Braden Bell, head coach Kelly Fountain and Reece Founta…
It is nearly impossible for someone to not know a veteran. Almost everyone has an uncle, aunt, cousin, brother, father, mother or grandparent who has served, or you yourself may have served in the military.
RUSHMORE FOOTBALL CAMP — Camp RushMore Football Training presented by Marcus Dixon and friends is being held through Friday at the Rome City Throws Center on Riverside Parkway from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. The camp is for ages 8-18 and the cost is $40 per person, which includes a T-s…
Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation is evolving as part of executive director Kevin Cowling’s vision for the future of the department.
The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority’s Rome Aerials hosted the Georgia United States of America Gymnastics Level 7 and 8 state gymnastics meet Saturday at The Forum.