High School Sports

That is the message Calhoun head football coach Clay Stephenson delivered to his team in practice this week ahead of Friday night’s big second-round playoff showdown at Clarke Central at 7:30 p.m. Despite the Jackets getting a win against Lithia Springs last week, Stephenson wants to see mor…

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets traveled to Lithia Springs on Friday night to take on the Lithia Springs Lions in the first round of the GHSA AAAAA playoffs. Although the game was close at the half (29-21), the Jackets distanced themselves in a big way in the second half, scoring 17 unanswered po…

After a bye last week, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets are back in action on Friday night as they travel south to take on the Lithia Springs Lions in the first round of the GHSA 5A state playoffs.

Gordon Central football Coach TJ Hamilton was emotional after his team’s 28-7 loss at home against the Model Blue Devils on Saturday, the final game in a a season that saw games rescheduled and dozens of players missing games because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heartbreaking. That is the adjective that best describes Calhoun’s 31-14 loss to Cartersville on Friday night at Phil Reeve Stadium. The Jackets fought hard and were in it well into the fourth quarter, but some inopportune mistakes and Cartersville capitalizing on them were the difference in…

Things may have gotten started slowly for the Sonoraville Phoenix on Friday night while hosting the Ringgold Tigers, but the team found their way late and earned a 26-23 win when all was said and done, despite trailing by two scores late in the game.

The Gordon Central Warriors never trailed Friday night against Dade County, and at one point held a 22-point lead, but the game still came down to a tight finish before GC secured the 35-32 win.

Sonoraville baseball senior pitcher Tanner Folds signed to play baseball at Penn State in a special ceremony in front of coaches, friends and family on Wednesday at Sonoraville High School.

The Calhoun swimming and diving teams had a successful start to the 2020 season. After a successful opening meet on Oct. 29 against Blessed Trinity in which the Jackets won by a total score of 301-262 (win for boys but loss for girls), the Jackets built on the victory with an extremely succe…

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets played their second-straight region road game on Friday night as they traveled to White to take on the Cass Colonels. Thanks to an outstanding offensive and defensive performance, the Jackets dominated the game and did whatever they wanted. Calhoun got their third …

True to the story of the legendary creature that inspires their mascot, the Sonoraville Phoenix rose up from the early ruins of a three-score deficit Friday night to rally to a 42-38 win in Walker County against the LaFayette Ramblers.

The Gordon Central Warriors looked to be in control of a mostly defensive battle in Summerville against the Chattooga Indians on Tuesday night, only to see a 22-6 lead begin to dissolve midway through the fourth quarter before dropping the game 26-22.

The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix’s volleyball team played at Westminster on Saturday in the Final Four of the GHSA Class AAA State Volleyball Championship Tournament. Unfortunately for the Lady Phoenix, Sonoraville fell to the Lady Wildcats 3-0 by set scores of 25-13, 25-16 and 25-11.

The Sonoraville Phoenix dropped their fifth game in a row Friday night 32-0 against the visiting Adairsville Tigers in what was mostly a defensive battle with a couple of turnovers and big scoring plays mixed in to keep it interesting.

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets’ football team traveled to Cartersville on Friday night to take on the Woodland Wildcats. Thanks to a standout performance by Cole Speer, the Jackets earned their second Region 7-AAAAA victory by a score of 38-0.

The sixth-ranked Sonoraville Lady Phoenix volleyball team (40-13, 8-2) outlasted Richmond Academy of Augusta in five sets, 25-22, 21-25, 22-25, 25-14 and 15-9 this week to move on to the next round of the playoffs.

The Gordon Central Warriors, down at least 12 players because of positive COVID-19 cases and related teammate quarantines, hosted a 50-14 blowout by the Pepperell Dragons in a Monday game that was pushed back because of the virus.

The Sonoraville volleyball team traveled to Watkinsville to take on Oconee County in the second round of the GHSA State Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Phoenix won 3-0 by set scores of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-21. With the win, Sonoraville (39-13, 8-2) will advance to the Elite 8 of the tourname…

The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix’s softball team took on Oconee County in Watkinsville on Friday in the second round of the GHSA state playoffs. Despite a valiant effort, the Lady Phoenix (16-10, 13-3) lost a close first game to the Lady Warriors 2-1 before losing the second game 9-0.

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets hosted the Blessed Trinity Titans in the biggest game of the night in Region 7-AAAAA that will undoubtedly go a long way in determining region supremacy. It was a hard-fought game, but Blessed Trinity (3-0, 1-0) ultimately came out on top 35-21. Calhoun head coach …

The Calhoun softball team hosted the Apalachee Lady Wildcats in the second-round of the GHSA playoffs on Thursday night. The Lady Jackets fought hard in both games but fell just short to the visitors 2-1 and 6-3.

The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix’s softball team hosted their first-round playoff series against White County on Tuesday. The Lady Phoenix won both games to advance to the second round of the GHSA playoffs.

The Calhoun Lady Yellow Jackets’ softball team coasted through their two first-round playoff games at home against North Springs on Monday evening. The Lady Jackets won the first game 10-0 in five innings and won the second game 17-0 in three innings.

The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix’s volleyball team took part in the Region 6-AAA area tournament on Thursday through Saturday. The Lady Phoenix defeated North Murray and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe before falling to LaFayette in the region championship.

The Pepperell Dragons will have to wait three days to play the Gordon Central Warriors. In a social media post by Floyd County Schools, it announced the contest will now be played on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.

Fresh off their bye week, Calhoun started Region 7-AAAAA play for the first time on Friday night as they traveled to Hiram. The Yellow Jackets made a statement in their new region, as they destroyed the Hiram Hornets 47-27.

The Sonoraville Phoenix swapped blows with the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Warriors on Friday night, scoring four touchdowns on four big passes from quarterback Brady Lackey, but ultimately fell short as the LFO running attack drove the Warriors to a 44-37 win.

The Sonoraville softball team hosted Coahulla Creek in the Region 6-AAA Championship Series in Calhoun starting on Tuesday night. Sonoraville and Coahulla Creek both had a win apiece in the first two games on Tuesday, which forced a third game on Wednesday evening that Coahulla Creek won 4-2.

The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix’s volleyball team had the pleasure of hosting Calhoun and Heritage in matches at the Sonoraville Recreation Department on Tuesday night. After getting swept by Calhoun the previous week, the Lady Phoenix rebounded to defeat the Lady Jackets 2-1. That was the bigg…

The Calhoun High School cross country team hosted the first home meet of the year on Tuesday at the Resaca Battlefield Historic Site. The race featured Calhoun, Murray, North Murray and Southeast Whitfield.

In local high school football action this week, both Calhoun and Sonoraville have road trips this Friday night, while Gordon Central is on a bye. The Yellow Jackets travel to Hiram to take on the Hiram Hornets, and Sonoraville travels to Fort Oglethorpe to take on Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe. B…

The Calhoun Lady Yellow Jackets’ volleyball team hosted Pepperell, Darlington and Sonoraville in a varsity quad match on Thursday. Thursday’s matches marked the last regular-season home stand for the Lady Jackets. Calhoun won each match to advance to 30-13 (4-1 in region play) on the season.

The Sonoraville Phoenix hosted North Murray on Friday night in a game that could potentially determine the second-best team in Region 6-AAA. Unfortunately for the Phoenix, North Murray was victorious 40-20 on a wet and miserable night.

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets hosted 5-AAAAAAA foe Woodstock on Friday night for the first time in school history, and they certainly did not let the classification gap play a factor in this game as they were victorious 35-14 on homecoming night.