The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published its all-state teams for both boys and girls on Thursday and two Gordon County athletes made the list.
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Randy Steward has been in north Georgia for nearly four years. Joining Sonoraville as a physical education teacher and head wrestling coach in 2016, Steward has taken the Phoenix Wrestling program to regular title contenders.
On Tuesday, the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association rendered its all-state teams for both boys and girls. Two local Gordon County athletes made the list.
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.
Lauren Dooley is about to embark on a massive challenge. Her task? Build Calhoun High School varsity competition cheer to a venerable squad in Class AAAAA.
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.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets have run the win streak to 9-0 after taking down Coahulla Creek 8-0 Wednesday at Calhoun High School. Calhoun has yet to surrender a run in region play.
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.
Diane Smith had been waiting for Monday since she first heard Calhoun was going to play softball in the spring.
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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.
Julian Ipac’s bat made contact with the baseball, drifting it to right-center field. As the ball hit the ground, Calhoun Baseball head coach Chip Henderson, standing in his usual spot just left of third base, raised a fist in the air. He knew what it meant. Another victory for Calhoun.
Calhoun Soccer caught a break from the rain, but not the cold as they split with Dawson County Friday at Calhoun High School. The Lady Jackets fell in penalty kicks 2-1 while the boys came back down 5-2 to win 6-5 in extra time.
Gordon Central swept Armuchee in varsity soccer Wednesday at Ratner Stadium by final scores of 2-1 Lady Warriors and a 7-0 shutout for the boys.
It was to be the final home game of the season, as the host Sonoraville Lady Phoenix looked to advance to their second consecutive state semifinal. The gymnasium was packed out. The crowd was present, electric and ecstatic. Everything had the markings of this game coming down to the wire. A …
Calhoun High School senior wrestler Reece Poe was recognized at the February Board of Education Meeting for his outstanding wrestling season and taking State Runner-Up in the Class AAA 145-pound Championship.
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.
Calhoun Baseball swept East Hall in home-opener doubleheader action Saturday at Calhoun High School to remain undefeated in 2020 (5-0). The Jackets took game one 4-2 and game two 3-1.
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.
Randy Steward walked back toward Mat 3 at the Macon Coliseum and held up three fingers to the Phoenix faithful.
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.
A combined six points was the difference between advancement and elimination as the Calhoun Lady Jackets, Yellow Jackets and Gordon Central Lady Warriors seasons came to a close over the weekend.
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.
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.
Calhoun’s basketball teams won their consolation games Monday at Mountaineer Arena. The Lady Jackets took down Coahulla Creek 65-50 while the Yellow Jackets outlasted Adairsville 59-49.
When the Jackets and Phoenix meet on any athletic surface, it’s sure to be a fight to the end. That’s exactly what varsity basketball fans received Thursday as the Yellow Jackets advanced to the Region 6-AAA semifinal with a 61-52 victory over cross-town rival Sonoraville.
Calhoun’s basketball teams did not have an ideal semifinal experience at the Region 6-AAA tournament. The Calhoun Lady Jackets fell to the Ringgold Lady Tigers 66-38 and the Yellow Jackets lost a close one to the North Murray Mountaineers 70-67.
The basketball found its way to Anna George as Calhoun's season came down to one final shot trailing North Murray by three.
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.
The Sonoraville Phoenix are moving on to the quarterfinals of the 2020 Region 6-AAA tournament after a 63-52 win over the Ringgold Tigers. The win is the Phoenix’s first since Jan. 24.
The Calhoun Lady Jackets advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2020 Region 6-AAA tournament after knocking off the Haralson County Lady Rebels 56-33 Tuesday at Mountaineer Arena at North Murray High School.
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.
The Gordon Central Lady Warriors are returning to the field with virtually their entire 2019 roster as the 2020 season dawns. Second-year head coach Steve Plemons said this fact is what he’s most excited about when it comes to this year’s campaign.
We might just be turning the calendar from January to February, but another season of Lady Jackets soccer is already upon us.