Anglers and all who love the outdoors will get a lot from a trip to the Rome-Floyd County ECO River Education Center at Ridge Ferry Park this Saturday.
About 17 years ago the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited thought it would be a great idea to have a youth camp that focused on trout, trout fishing and the art of fly fishing for trout especially.
Pursuing a career in the world of sports can be gratifying to the individual, but the effect it has on others around them can sometimes be what gets a person noticed.
Gordon Smith, the longest-tenured CEO and executive director in the history of the United States Tennis Association, has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31. Smith, who first assumed his position in November, 2007, has led the organization to unprecedented growth and achievements dur…
The effects of the annual Rome News-Tribune/Seven Hills Rotary Christmas Tournament are felt long after the final basket is made and the last Gold Ball trophy is handed out.
The United States Tennis Association has awarded the Berry College Professional Tennis Management program a $10,000 grant to help recruit more students.
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.
Teams for the annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook-Off are a dedicated bunch, and after having to wait a little longer are now able to register online for the Oct. 20 event in Ridge Ferry Park.
Superheroes of all shapes and sizes will converge at Ridge Ferry Park in Downtown Rome on Saturday, Sept. 29 for the third edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K Race and Health Walk.
Parents and guardians around the region should be sharpening hooks and checking rod and reels in preparation for Trout Unlimited’s annual Kids Fishing Day on Saturday.
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…
The road for 32 high school tennis teams led to Rome last weekend, and they brought quite a number of fans, parents and curious spectators with them.
The Rome Tennis Center at Berry College continues to be a tantalizing draw for tournaments, bringing in two of the state’s biggest events in this weekend.
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.
More than 100 players from as far away as Macon and Birmingham, Alabama, took over Thornton Recreation Center for the inaugural Rome Pickleball Classic.
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.