Sports

One of the most successful football seasons in Polk County in over 50 years produced a long list of accolades for the high school football players who showed out on Friday nights last fall.

If you have attended any basketball games at the varsity, junior varsity, or middle school level this year, you may have noticed a change in the way fouls are counted toward the one-and-one application.

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ATLANTA — Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who pitched well into his 40s with a knuckleball that baffled big league hitters for more than two decades, mostly with the Atlanta Braves, has died after a long fight with cancer, the team announced Sunday. He was 81.

The foundations of a solid wrestling program has helped the Rockmart High School Yellow Jackets get a solid start to the 2020-2021 season, even though they are on the younger side.

Howard Edmonds "Doc" Ayers, who became synonymous with Cedartown athletics and lifting up local youth, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 19, according to a family post on Facebook. 

The hours spent talking to coaches, working out with his team and weighing the outcomes of a life-impacting decision seemed to be a distant thought for Cedartown’s Jayden Johnson last Wednesday.

Jumping into a new region with new team personnel is never the easiest thing to do, but Rockmart High School’s varsity basketball teams are navigating the situation as best as they can.

Javin Whatley may have been singled out to be named Georgia High School Football Daily’s state Player of the Week, but he made sure his teammates were recognized just as much.

Both Cedartown and Rockmart recreation departments are currently holding sign-ups for youth basketball for the winter sports season, giving children in Polk County ample opportunity to get on the court and get active.