High School Sports

The schools sit 10 miles apart from each other, and over the last decade, Calhoun High School and Sonoraville High School have battled it out in a variety of sports.

With coronavirus declared as a global pandemic and states and municipalities across the United States closing schools and businesses, the rippling effect on the local education and sports landscape is undeniable.

Blade Bryant has singed to the next level. On Tuesday, the Sonoraville senior made it official by signing a football scholarship with Berry College in a signing ceremony at Sonoraville High School, well attended by family, friends, teammates, coaches and administrators.

Gordon Central took care of business on Tuesday, shutting out Rockmart by scores of 9-0 in the boys game and 5-0 in the girls game. The Warriors remain undefeated at 5-0 while the Lady Warriors are back to .500 overall and vault into second place in Region 7-AA at 3-1.

Opening Day of the 2020 Major League Baseball season is almost here! Temperatures are (finally) starting to warm on a consistent basis. Spring Training is in full swing (pun fully intended) in Florida and Arizona. Today, as the players prep for the grind to October, we look at some beef I ha…

In recent years, the arrival of March usually coincides with baseball, soccer and track and field seasons in full swing, with region games on the horizon. However, this year debuts a sport making its first mark at Calhoun High School since the start of the millennium: slow-pitch softball.

On a freezing-but-finally-no-rain Friday, the Sonoraville Phoenix fell for the first time in 2020 4-3 to the Cass Colonels. Sonoraville rallied after trailing 4-0, scoring twice in the fourth and once in the seventh inning, but could not push a tying run across home plate.

After being brought back on a minor-league deal, Charlie Culberson’s name appeared in the Atlanta Braves’ starting lineup for the first time since suffering facial fractures last September in a game against the Washington Nationals.

The weather has not been kind to Calhoun Soccer as almost cyclical-like rain has resulted in four game reschedules or cancellations. However, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets officially kicked off their now-modified 2020 season with a 3-0 victory over Cedartown Wednesday at Calhoun High School.

Calhoun Wrestling had a strong showing at the 2020 GHSA Traditional Wrestling Championships in Macon. The Yellow Jackets would see one of their own compete for a state championship on Saturday in the form of senior Reece Poe.

The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix are Sweet 16 bound after taking down the Jackson County Lady Panthers 61-42 Friday night at The Furnace. The Lady Phoenix have now won 11 games in a row and 13 of their last 14.

Sonoraville Phoenix soccer returns to the pitch, and a winning record is the 2020 focus. However, the Phoenix begin the decade with a new man at the helm of their program, Marcus Palazzolo.

Gordon Central baseball is underway and the Warriors are geared up for continued growth under second-year head coach Austin Norrell.

The Red Bud Lady Phoenix claimed back-to-back Bartow-Gordon Middle School Athletic Association region titles with a 30-26 victory over Cass Middle School on Feb. 1. The game was played at Adairsville Middle School.

It’s time to bring out the bats and balls as baseball season is finally here. The Calhoun Yellow Jackets, coming off a 25-win 2019 campaign, look to remain in the tops ranks of Region 6-AAA and make the arduous journey back to the state playoffs.

A new day has dawned on Sonoraville Girls Soccer. After a first-round playoff exit at the hands of Dawson County, the Lady Phoenix look to get back to the state playoffs with a new coach at the helm.

Sonoraville’s basketball teams closed their regular-season finales on senior night against North Murray on Friday. The Lady Phoenix have now won eight game in a row after defeating the North Murray Lady Mountaineers 47-43. Meanwhile, the North Murray Mountaineers defeated the Phoenix 44-26, …

In the final regular-season contests for Calhoun Basketball’s seniors, the Lady Jackets outlasted the Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe Lady Warriors 55-50 while the Yellow Jackets fell 78-67 in overtime. In between the girls and boys’ games, eight basketball seniors were honored. They were: Erin Bar…

The Gordon Central Warriors are back on the field and ready to make another run at the region title and state playoffs. Fourth-year head coach Matt Wiley heads a group that lost nine seniors in 2019, but has plenty of talent that looks to produce a strong 2020 campaign.