High School Sports
With limited time to gather information and film on an unfamiliar opponent in the first round of the state tournament, there is often a feeling-out period once the game starts.
Sonoraville found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter on Saturday night vs. LaFayette in the Region 6-AAA Championship Game, but they weren’t going down without a fight on their home court.
It is often said it hoops circles that basketball is a game of runs. In Saturday’s Region 6-AAA Championship contest, it was a game of one big run, and that run led the way to a third straight region title for the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix.
CARTERSVILLE — The Calhoun Yellow Jackets faced deficits late in the fourth quarter and in overtime on Friday night in their Region 7-AAAAA Championship Game affair against Blessed Trinity at Cartersville High. But much like they did all season, the Jackets stared straight into the face of t…
Rest vs. Rust is the classic argument anytime a team has a long layoff between games. That’s the situation Sonoraville found itself in as they took on North Murray in the Region 6-AAA Semifinals after 10 days off following their last game on Feb. 9 at LFO.
Several players from local teams had impressive seasons, and that caught the eye of the coaches in their respective regions.
SUMMERVILLE -- The Gordon Central Lady Warriors had a nice opening quarter on Thursday during the Region 7-AA Tournament third-place game at Chattooga High, but the offense dried up over the final three periods as they fell 48-28 to Dade County.
Gordon Central senior Tayla Gunn (seated) signed a basketball scholarship last Wednesday (2/10) with Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, Ga.). Gunn said of the signing: “I was really excited to sign. I met the team at Covenant, and it was really like a family. Everyone is close there, and I …
The Jackets had a little revenge on their mind on Wednesday as they squared off against a team that had defeated them twice during the regular season, and revenge is exactly what they got as they earned a hard-fought 60-58 victory over Hiram to advance to the Region 7-AAAAA Finals on Friday …
CARTERSVILLE – The Calhoun Yellow Jackets accomplished a team goal on Monday night, and they truly did it as a “Team.”
CARTERSVILLE – There is an old adage in sports that says it’s difficult to beat the same team three times in a season. Apparently the Calhoun Lady Jackets didn’t get that memo.
The Gordon Central Lady Warriors’ seniors made history three seasons ago when they helped the team clinch their first-ever State Tournament berth as freshmen. On Friday afternoon, they added to that legacy by clinching their fourth straight State Tournament berth.
LINDALE — The Gordon Central Boys lived up to their name on Thursday night as they battled like true Warriors in the closing minutes after a tough start to their Region 7-AA Tournament opening-round game on the road against Pepperell, but unfortunately for the visitors, the hole was a little…
The Calhoun Lady Jackets leaned on their defensive effort early on Tuesday until their offense could kick into high gear, and they were able to complete the regular season with a 51-27 home win over Cartersville at The Hive.
Tuesday’s matchup between Calhoun and Cartersville wasn’t quite do-or-die time yet as the Region 7-AAAAA Tournament doesn’t start until next week, but judging by the urgency and passion on the court and in the gym, you certainly couldn’t tell it.
It was Senior Night on Friday at Gordon Central, but it was three juniors who stepped up with key baskets and free throws in the fourth quarter to lift the Lady Warriors to a region victory.
Sonoraville High senior Brady Lackey (seated, second from right) signed a football scholarship on Tuesday with the University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, Ky.). Lackey said of the signing: “It means a lot to me to sign a football scholarship. As a little kid watching football, I hoped o…
The Sonoraville Phoenix were looking to show their mental toughness and a short memory as they were aiming to bounce back following two straight losses after a 16-0 start to the season. They did that in two separate ways in their Region 6-AAA home matchup vs. Murray County on Thursday night …
One of the main signs of a great basketball team is its ability to put together long scoring runs that put their opponent in a deep hole that is almost impossible to dig out of. The Sonoraville Phoenix have been doing just that all season, and in their win over Murray County on Thursday, it …
Calhoun started the game strong on Friday night, but, playing shorthanded and with multiple players in foul trouble, they seemed to run out of gas in the second half while Hiram grabbed the momentum and rode it to a region road victory.
It might not be a region matchup anymore with Calhoun now in Class AAAAA and Sonoraville still in Class AAA, but any time the two Gordon County rivals get together it still carries plenty of weight.
The Calhoun Lady Jackets’ seniors went into Saturday’s game with one clear goal – to beat rival Sonoraville for the first time in their high school career.
LINDALE — The Gordon Central Warriors have knocked on the door of their first region win multiple times this season, losing three of their 7-AA contests by seven points or less. On Friday night, they were finally able to walk through it by making the plays needed down the stretch to earn a r…
LINDALE — A fast start and a strong finish were the ingredients needed for Gordon Central on Friday as they were able to do both to earn a region road win at Pepperell.
In a matchup of undefeated foes with high stakes like Monday’s Sonoraville-LaFayette contest, it’s easy for a team to come out tight and take a while to get into the flow of the game.
Seeing the ball go through the hoop is contagious for an offense, and once the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix saw a few drop early in the game on Monday night, there was nothing holding them back from a huge effort on the scoreboard.