High School Sports

The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix softball team split their games on Monday and Tuesday. The Phoenix won their home game against Adairsville 4-1 on Monday. On Tuesday, they lost 3-2 on the road at LaFayette.

Week 3 of the high school football season sees all three local teams in action on Friday night. Calhoun travels to Cedartown, Gordon Central hosts Southeast Whitfield and Sonoraville hosts Chattooga. All three games kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

The Gordon Central softball team played their Senior Night game on Tuesday evening against region foe Fannin County. Unfortunately for the Lady Warriors, it was not their night as the Lady Rebels won 7-0.

A question for Calhoun High School heading into the 2020 season was how the Yellow Jackets would fare against the competition of larger schools as the team moved into a higher classification.

The Sonoraville volleyball team played host to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe on Tuesday in the Lady Phoenix’s Senior Night game. The Lady Phoenix swept the Lady Warriors 2-0 by set scores of 25-22 and 25-15.

It’s officially Week 1 for each high school football team in the Calhoun and Gordon County area. Calhoun will travel to Dalton. Gordon Central will host Woodland, and Sonoraville will host Model. Each of those games are going to be played on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The Calhoun softball team soundly defeated the visiting Cass Lady Colonels 11-0 on Senior Night. Four seniors – Maggie McBrayer, Kaleigh Rogers, Jordan Blair and Lyndi Rae Davis – were honored in a heartwarming ceremony before the game, and the Lady Yellow Jackets celebrated their seniors by…

Tuesday was Senior Night for the Calhoun volleyball team, and the Lady Yellow Jackets successfully celebrated their seniors as they swept both Rome and Armuchee at home on Tuesday. Calhoun (9-4) has a veteran team led by six seniors – Anna Hoblitzell, Nena Marcus, Mackenzie Banta, Calli Eden…

After going on a two-game winning streak, the Sonoraville Phoenix softball team (3-4, 3-1) dropped a hard-fought heartbreaker this week on the road at Coahulla Creek 1-0 in 10 innings. However, the big positive for the Lady Phoenix was that starting pitcher Taylor Long broke her own school r…

It is impossible to miss the two simple words plastered on a prominent wall in the football facilities at Sonoraville High School – Outwork Everybody. These two words are not only the Phoenix’ team moto for 2020 but also a call to action. Sonoraville head coach Denver Pate coined the phrase …

Head Coach Information: Tracy Lester serves as the Head Coach for Varsity Football and Basketball Cheerleading at Calhoun High School. This year marks her fourth as head coach. Lester has always coached for Calhoun, including a stint as an assistant coach. She graduated from Calhoun High Sch…

Head Coach Information: Shenna Smith Carroll is celebrating her third year as Head Coach of the Gordon Central Warrior Football Cheer Squad this season. Originally from Rome, Carroll was a cheerleader at and graduated from Pepperell High School in 1998. Carroll is married to Danny Carroll an…

The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix earned a huge region win on Tuesday night with a 6-1 victory over a talented Rockmart team at home. Starting pitcher Taylor Long had an outstanding game, breaking a Sonoraville softball record for strikeouts in a single game with 18.

As sports teams weigh returning to play in Georgia, a sports cardiology expert at Emory University in Atlanta warned Thursday student athletes and schools need to be mindful about the risk of serious heart injury involved in COVID-19 infections.

According to multiple media reports, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has decided to delay the start of the 2020 football season by two weeks. The original start date was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21, but will now be Friday, Sept. 4.

Faith Austin is making a 90-minute journey to Dayton, Tennessee. On Saturday, the Sonoraville High School graduate put pen to paper, signing a track scholarship with Bryan College in a ceremony with family and coaches.

Brady Drummond has officially signed to the next level. The Calhoun High School right-handed pitcher inked a baseball scholarship with Berry College at a signing ceremony at his house, joined by family members, coaches and teammates.

The Georgia High School Association is slowly allowing sports to return beginning Monday with conditioning only. The GHSA set out specific guidelines that all schools must follow in order to hold on-campus workouts.

For a season that started out with so much potential, the 2020 Calhoun Yellow Jackets baseball team certainly had the makings for a run. Beginning the season at 9-0, including win No. 600 for longtime head coach Chip Henderson, promising signs were cropping up regarding what this team could …

The Sonoraville Phoenix battled hard, but were unable to come up with a win during their first year under head coach Marcus Palazzolo. The Phoenix’s final record came to 0-6, 0-2 in Region 6-AAA.

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets looked as though they were hitting a hot streak as the 2020 season came to a sudden end. Concluding on a three-game win streak, Calhoun was 4-2 and undefeated at 2-0 during its last run in Region 6-AAA. Today, we peer back at head coach Matt Rice’s squad and what t…

In the third edition of Spring Sports Spotlight, we feature the 2020 Calhoun Lady Jackets soccer team. Finishing at 4-4, the Lady Jackets closed on a two-game win streak with both games being against region foes.

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, sports stadiums packed with fans is no where in sight, in particular here in the United States. So with the nation attempting to restart businesses, open doors to patrons and get things moving again, when can people safely return to sports venues withou…

In our second edition of Spring Spotlight, we look back at the Gordon Central Warriors 2020 season. Finishing their shortened season ranked No. 4 in Class AA by Eurosportscoreboard.com, the Warriors went undefeated at 5-0.

Sabrina Tucker will be Gordon Central’s next volleyball head coach. The school announced the hire on its Facebook page last Friday.

In line with Georgia schools closed for the remainder of the academic year, spring sports have also been canceled. There will be no spring playoff pushes, no region titles and no opportunities for schools from Class A to 7A to hoist a state championship trophy proudly over their heads.