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The Southeastern Conference will play only league games in 2020, a decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths.

According to multiple media reports, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has decided to delay the start of the 2020 football season by two weeks. The original start date was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21, but will now be Friday, Sept. 4.

The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) announced Friday, following a vote by the conference Presidents’ Council, that the league will suspend all conference athletic competition including conference championships for the 2020 fall semester, with the intention of supporting conference play a…

Former Calhoun High School and current Carson-Newman University football player Ryan Randall was recently present the Roy Harmon Award. According to the university, the award is given to a player who exceeds expectation and exemplifies what it means to be a Carson-Newman football player, bas…

There’s no easy way to begin these things, but I must inform you all (y’all) my time in Calhoun has come to an end. By the time you are reading this, I will no longer be the sports editor at the Calhoun Times. Instead, I’ll be starting a new role as a general assignment reporter for the Rome…

Faith Austin is making a 90-minute journey to Dayton, Tennessee. On Saturday, the Sonoraville High School graduate put pen to paper, signing a track scholarship with Bryan College in a ceremony with family and coaches.

In the near future, professional basketball, soccer and hockey will make their long-awaited return to the United States after all leagues suspended their seasons in mid March due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Major League Baseball has yet to agree on what a 2020 season will look like…

Brady Drummond has officially signed to the next level. The Calhoun High School right-handed pitcher inked a baseball scholarship with Berry College at a signing ceremony at his house, joined by family members, coaches and teammates.

The Georgia High School Association is slowly allowing sports to return beginning Monday with conditioning only. The GHSA set out specific guidelines that all schools must follow in order to hold on-campus workouts.

This last week has seen a lot of pain, anguish and frustration across America. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died during an arrest in Minneapolis as a white police officer held a knee against Floyd’s neck. The horrific scene was captured on vid…

For a season that started out with so much potential, the 2020 Calhoun Yellow Jackets baseball team certainly had the makings for a run. Beginning the season at 9-0, including win No. 600 for longtime head coach Chip Henderson, promising signs were cropping up regarding what this team could …

The Sonoraville Phoenix battled hard, but were unable to come up with a win during their first year under head coach Marcus Palazzolo. The Phoenix’s final record came to 0-6, 0-2 in Region 6-AAA.

Baseball has long been described as America's Pastime. And if you're a Major League Baseball fan of any team, Braves, Yankees, Red Sox, etc., one of the best ways I recommend to expand on your fandom is visit the MLB Ballparks of the United States and Canada. If you can do it with a family m…

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets looked as though they were hitting a hot streak as the 2020 season came to a sudden end. Concluding on a three-game win streak, Calhoun was 4-2 and undefeated at 2-0 during its last run in Region 6-AAA. Today, we peer back at head coach Matt Rice’s squad and what t…

In the third edition of Spring Sports Spotlight, we feature the 2020 Calhoun Lady Jackets soccer team. Finishing at 4-4, the Lady Jackets closed on a two-game win streak with both games being against region foes.

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, sports stadiums packed with fans is no where in sight, in particular here in the United States. So with the nation attempting to restart businesses, open doors to patrons and get things moving again, when can people safely return to sports venues withou…

In our second edition of Spring Spotlight, we look back at the Gordon Central Warriors 2020 season. Finishing their shortened season ranked No. 4 in Class AA by Eurosportscoreboard.com, the Warriors went undefeated at 5-0.

Sabrina Tucker will be Gordon Central’s next volleyball head coach. The school announced the hire on its Facebook page last Friday.

In line with Georgia schools closed for the remainder of the academic year, spring sports have also been canceled. There will be no spring playoff pushes, no region titles and no opportunities for schools from Class A to 7A to hoist a state championship trophy proudly over their heads.

Luke Green is the new head coach of Calhoun Wrestling. The move was announced in a press release by the school Monday. In addition to becoming the next wrestling coach, Green will also teach science at Calhoun Middle and High Schools.

Calhoun Middle School Boys Basketball has a new coach at the helm. Kent Howard was named the program’s next coach according to a press release Monday.

Calhoun High School has a new assistant coach joining the football staff. CJ Collins was announced as one of the school’s newest additions to the staff in a press release Monday. Collins will serve as an assistant coach to Yellow Jackets head coach Clay Stephenson and will teach math at the …

Let’s take a brief moment to reminisce on some pre-COVID-19 pandemic Atlanta sports. The Atlanta Falcons were essentially out of the playoffs halfway through the season. After a disastrous 1-7 start, the Falcons suddenly started playing up to their full potential, only for it to be a “too li…

Gordon Central High School athlete John Rainwater will be trading in his blue jersey and shoulder pads this fall for a red and black uniform that offers less protection after signing on to play rugby at the University of Georgia.

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.

The last week feels like it’s been a whirlwind. It’s a frightening time, too. 2020 does not seem to be our year.

This past weekend, you may have noticed roads closed off through downtown Calhoun. Georgia Tech’s cycling team hosted the city’s first-ever Georgia Tech Calhoun RR and Downtown Criteria Race on Saturday and Sunday. The two-day event brought about 220 bikers to Calhoun and Gordon County, acco…

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.