Sports

According to multiple media reports, the Georgia High School Association 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.

Head coach Dr. Richard Shortt and the Cedartown High School cross country runners are racing towards having a successful 2020 season. As Shortt said, not even a pandemic could hold them back.

Hopes for some version of Rome Braves baseball in 2020 were put to rest last Tuesday as the team put out a press release officially announcing there will be no games this year as Minor League Baseball has canceled the season.

On June 23, the Georgia High School Association approved the use of a shot clock in high school basketball, bringing prep hoops in the state a bit closer to college and professional level rules.

Rockmart’s graduating star pitcher had the potential for a big week with the 2020 MLB Draft, but made up his mind that he’ll be heading off to college instead of the major leagues.

In continuing our series from previous weeks, this week we will look back on some of the most notable NBA and College Basketball games of all-time.

Cedartown and Rockmart Middle Schools will both have to settle into new athletic conferences coming up after a re-organization of the Floyd County Athletic Association saw Polk School District’s two programs having to find a new home.

2020 has been a strange year so far. This weirdness is crossing over into college football recruiting as well.

A letter, with a vintage photograph, arrived on my desk a few days ago from, perhaps, the most unforgettable character to come through Georgia in the football troubled fifties when little was right with the world until the decade was about to slide into a forgettable past.

Rockmart will be looking for a new baseball coach for next spring and are taking applications after the resignation of Head Coach Kenny Yanzetich, who is moving onto a Claxton High School job as Assistant Athletic Director and as a Middle School Football coach.

Nothing in this world seems to be able to stop a showdown between Cedartown and Rockmart on any playing field, and baseball was no different on Saturday afternoon when the Jackets took a 3-0 win at home before the season was halted.