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Sonoraville High senior Alexa Geary signed a basketball scholarship on Monday with the Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.
Sonoraville High senior Lindsay Bowman (seated, second from right) signed a basketball scholarship last week with the Shorter University. Bowman said of the signing: “It really shows if you work hard you can get to the point you wanted to be all along. When I got hurt, there were times I did…
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets identified the period from the end of last season through the completion of Spring Practice as “Separation Season.” According to head coach Clay Stephenson, it was a time for the team and individual players to try to show separation from where they were a few month…
When a team has battled together for several months over the course of a season, the end is always tough. That’s what both Calhoun and Sonoraville faced on Wednesday as they saw their 2021 campaigns come to a close, each in the second round of their respective state tournaments.
Sonoraville High senior Brooke Jones (seated, center) signed a basketball scholarship on Monday with the Berry College (Mount Berry, Ga.). Jones said of the signing: “It means a lot to me and also to my family. It hasn’t been easy. I had to work hard and take the initiative to help make it h…
Sonoraville High senior Eli Knight (seated, center) signed a wrestling scholarship on Friday with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Chattanooga, Tenn.). Knight said of the signing: “I’ve always wanted to go wrestle at a Division-I program since I was a little kid so this means a lo…
The aim for every track and field athlete is to have their best showing when it means the most at the end of the season. The Gordon Central and Sonoraville Boys and Girls teams had several athletes accomplish that goal this week.
Sonoraville had to come back from a Game 1 loss in their Class AAA State Tournament First Round series vs. White County on Thursday. Then they had to come back from an early deficit in Game 2 to earn a win and force a decisive Game 3 on Friday. Then they had to come back from a deficit once …
It’s easy to let a tough loss snowball into something bigger and something tougher to overcome. But on Thursday afternoon the Sonoraville Phoenix showed their determination and mental fortitude as they didn’t allow that to happen, and that meant extending their season for at least one more day.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets (20-7) got two first round playoff road wins over Villa Rica 2-0 and 5-3 Wednesday night to advance. Calhoun will travel to Greenbrier (Augusta) for the Sweet 16 round of play with times and dates to be announced.
Sonoraville High senior Matti Parker (seated, center) signed a basketball scholarship on Wednesday with the Shorter University. Parker said of the signing: “It’s more of a feeling of relief for me to sign today. It’s also exciting to go into something new after being here for four years. I’m…
The Calhoun High track program has built a strong tradition over the years, boasting team and individual region championships on almost a yearly basis. The Jackets simply weren’t going to let that tradition change with the recent move to Class AAAAA.
The Gordon Central Warriors are in the midst of a historic season for their program in 2021, and their explosive, balanced offensive attack has a lot to do with that.
While Wednesday’s match signaled the end of the 2021 season for Calhoun and there was certainly heartache and sadness, there were also feelings of appreciation and excitement for the great season it was for the Lady Jackets.
The Calhoun Lady Jackets played some of their best tennis of the season last week when they brought home the Region 7-AAAAA Championship at Dellinger Park in Cartersville. Well, there was no drop-off on Monday afternoon when they opened state tournament play either.
The Gordon Central Boys had never hosted a postseason tennis match prior to Monday’s Class AA State Tournament First Round matchup vs. Booker T. Washington High so they definitely wanted to make the most of the opportunity.
The Sonoraville Phoenix didn’t have their biggest offensive output of the season on Friday night, but when you get pitching like Tanner Folds gave them in the region contest against Murray County, you really don’t need very many runs.
The Gordon Central Boys (11-1-0) wrapped up a 7-AA Region soccer championship this week. The Warriors, pictured here after their season win over Sonoraville, finished with a perfect 8-0 record in region play on the season.
Only one thing has been able to stop the roll Calhoun Lady Jackets Tennis has been on over the last decade plus, and that was Covid-19. But after the end of the season was canceled due to the pandemic in 2020, there was no way the Lady Jackets were going to let their incredible region title …
Calhoun celebrated their seniors on Tuesday prior to their Region 7-AAAAA contest against Woodland, and there was plenty of celebrating at the end of the game as well with multiple seniors playing a huge role in making it happen.
Sonoraville saw Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe deal the first blow on Tuesday, but the Phoenix answered immediately in the following half inning and controlled things from there to earn an important region victory on their home field.
The track teams from each of the three local schools met on Tuesday at the Gordon County Championship, and only one girls team and one boys team walked away with bragging rights.
Gordon Central senior Tre Williams (seated, third from right) signed a football scholarship last week with the University of West Georgia. Williams said of the signing: “It felt great to sign. I really enjoyed it having everyone there, all the family, coaches, friends and teammates. It was g…
With a lot on the line, the Calhoun Lady Jackets knew a fast start was a must on Monday afternoon when they hosted Cartersville in a huge Region 7-AAAAA matchup. Their hope was to grab the momentum early to put the pressure on the visiting Lady Canes.
The Calhoun Boys were eliminated from postseason contention prior to Monday’s 7-AAAAA matchup vs. Cartersville, but the Jackets certainly didn’t look a team with nothing to play for. In fact, they appeared to be the exact opposite.
One inning can often change the trajectory of a baseball game, and that inning was the fifth on Friday night as Sonoraville hosted North Murray in a region matchup.
The Gordon Central Lady Warriors have experienced unprecedented success for the program over the last four seasons under head coach Matt Swanson, following up their first-ever state tournament appearance in 2018 with three more State berths in each season since.
For the last several years the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix have been one of the premier volleyball programs in Northwest Georgia, achieving great success on the court both in the form of numerous wins, area titles and postseason accomplishments.
The Calhoun boys soccer team (6-6-2) celebrated senior night in style, defeating Hiram 10-0 Friday night, then added another 10-0 shutout versus Morris Innovative (Dalton) on Monday.
Some of the best track and field athletes in the area were on display Friday as multiple teams met at Calhoun High for the Yellow Jacket Invitational, and the action delivered with some impressive team and individual performances.