The Gordon Central Warriors hosted the Southeast Whitfield Raiders on Friday night in what turned out to be a wild game filled with a lot of big moments, but ultimately, the Warriors earned their first victory of the season 31-20.
High School Sports
CEDARTOWN — After lighting up the field on offense last week against McCallie, Calhoun’s Cole Speer showed Friday night he can make some big plays on defense as well.
The Sonoraville Phoenix racked up seven rushing touchdowns on Friday night while cruising to a 49-27 win over the visiting Chattooga Indians in front of a living crowd during the school’s homecoming night celebration.
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 Calhoun High School boys and girls cross country teams competed in the 5A, 6A and 7A race at the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational, which takes place annually on the Georgia High School Association state championship course.
Calhoun football Coach Clay Stephenson told his players after a 38-22 loss to the McCallie School that they had nothing to hang their heads about and that following a film session on Monday, they’ll move on to the next game.
The Gordon Central Warriors’ football team traveled to Tunnel Hill on Friday night to take on the Northwest Whitfield Bruins and left with a loss, as the Bruins got the 34-13 victory.
After several canceled meets and months of preparation, the Calhoun High School cross country team finally started their season at the Run at the Rock Invitational at Woodland High School.
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 Phoenix won their season opener 20-14 Friday night over the visiting Model Blue Devils after a flag-filled first half gave way to a wild finish late in the fourth quarter and into overtime.
The Sonoraville High School softball team celebrated their Senior Night on Tuesday by defeating North Murray 4-0, and starting pitcher Taylor Long had another exceptional night for the Lady Phoenix, as she threw 20 strikeouts and pitched a no-hitter.
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…
Gordon Central head football coach T.J. Hamilton was beaming when talking about the 2020 season. However, his excitement did not keep him from getting serious and helping a kid with his footwork outside his office. It is all business in preparation for the fall.
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 …
“United.” That is the one-word answer Calhoun head coach Clay Stephenson gave when asked about his team’s motto for the 2020 season.
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: The 2020-2021 season is Ginger Reeves fourth as Head Coach of the Sonoraville Phoenix Cheerleaders. Reeves has coached for more than two decades, including 15 years at Calhoun High School, where she led the Lady Jackets to six state championship titles and three state…
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…
With schools resuming in-person instruction, high school sports are already back in session as well, with practices and games already underway.
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.
On Tuesday, the Calhoun Lady Yellow Jackets defeated the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix 4-0 in Calhoun’s first softball game of the season.
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.
The Georgia High School Association reiterated last week that the high school football regular season is still set to begin on Sept. 4. However, all pre-season scrimmages, which had been set for Aug. 21 and Aug. 28, have now been eliminated.
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.
Former Calhoun Lady Jacket Jana Johns is heading to the midwest. The South Carolina junior announced her transfer to the University of Oklahoma on Friday via social media with the caption “BOOMER SOONER!!”
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 …
On Thursday, the Georgia High School Association gave the green light for high school sports activities to resume on Monday, June 8. However, those activities will be limited to conditioning only.
Sonoraville Baseball has found its next baseball coach, but for those familiar with the program, his name should be recognizable. Deron Walraven, head coach of the Phoenix from 2011-2015, is back for a second stint. He takes over for Daniel McArthur.
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 North Georgia Cardinals may not be able to take the field right now, but they are giving back to their community during a resource-stretched time.
Calhoun Volleyball is hoping to snap the local sports lull soon with a new coach leading the way. Calhoun High School has tapped Nic Hann to lead the transition, taking over for Randy Rice after 12 years of coaching Lady Jackets Volleyball.
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.
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.
On Monday, Calhoun City Schools announced the return of three alumni as special education paraprofessionals. Chandler Curtis, Thomas Lester and Tess Wright will also serve as assistant coaches for multiple teams during the 2020-21 academic year.