Recreation

The 23rd Annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook-Off is this weekend and the local chapter is planning plenty of things for visitors to do besides tasting some of the best chili from dozens of teams.

The Trout Unlimited 23rd Annual Chili Cook-Off returns to Ridge Ferry Park Oct. 20 and weekly meetings by the cook-off committee are ironing out all the details so that things go off without a hitch.

The summer months provide kids more opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Some of those kids prefer to spend that extra time on a golf course.

ROME YOUTH TRACK CAMP — Rome High’s track and field program is hosting the Rome Wolves Track and Field Youth Camp at Barron Stadium from Tuesday through Thursday. The camp will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each day and is open to children ages 5-14. The cost is $40 and registration is availab…

Patrons and spectators enjoyed an evening of top-notch tennis while also helping raise money for a good cause on Saturday. Tennis professionals Melanie Oudin and Edina Gallovits-Hall headlined a pair of exhibition matches at Coosa Country Club as part of A Day for Puerto Rico, a fundraising …

TENNIS 101 — The Coosa Valley Tennis Association is holding Adult Tennis 101, a six-week beginner’s class, beginning Monday at the Etowah Tennis Center. The cost is $50 per person and includes a tennis racket, a one-year USTA membership and a one-time USTA league fee. The class meets each Mo…

The Coosa Valley Chapter of TU, joined by the Cohutta Chapter, returns to Rock Creek in Murray County on Saturday to do structure maintenance in anticipation of the U.S. Forest Service’s Kids Fishing Day on May 5. This is the third Kids Fishing Day to be held at this location on Fort Mountain.

Is it really worth the money to hire a guide? That is the question I have heard from lots of fishing friends and acquaintances over the years, and there are two possible answers; mostly yes and rarely no.

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.

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.

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 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.

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…

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 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 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…

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