Sports

Shorter Women’s Basketball head coach Jared Hughes announced 11 new athletes to the program, one of the largest collegiate recruiting classes across the country. This is the first full class entering Shorter under Hughes’ leadership.

High school sports has officially returned to northwest Georgia as the first competitions in nearly five months occurred Thursday. It comes as a welcome sign of jubilation to those who love varsity sports, as the past five months have been anything but celebratory.

As fall sports competition dawns in northwest Georgia, schools and school districts are scrambling to finalize plans to host athletic events while safeguarding health to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Rome-Floyd County Parks and Recreation (RFPRA) is looking to hire local help for the upcoming fall sports season through Express Employment Professionals. Registration for all fall sports continues until Sept. 1.

The Shorter track and field program will now move its meets from Barron Stadium to Darlington School. The Hawks will make the 2.5-mile journey south for the coming track and field season.

After negotiations about how to manage Barron Stadium hosting the Corky Kell Classic stalled, the event pulled out of Rome this year.

The Georgia High School Association announced Wednesday group-size restrictions for fall sports would be lifted and locker rooms and showers could now be used for football, provided they were sanitized before and after use.

The Gulf South Conference announced Thursday it will delay the start of intercollegiate fall competition to either the last week of September or the first week of October.

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 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) announced in a statement Friday the board of trustees will convene to discuss concerns of opening of fall sports this coming Monday at 1 p.m. at GHSA's head office in Thomaston.

New Rome Braves General Manager David Cross is hoping that a vaccine for COVID-19 can be brought online in record time — because he doesn’t even want to think about another season without minor league baseball.

The Georgia High School Association announced incoming changes to the Coronavirus Guidance Plan as varsity sports ventures further down its path of return. The new regulations take effect Monday.

The Rome Braves have officially cancelled the 2020 season. The announcement from Minor League Baseball came Tuesday afternoon as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Model Middle School’s Avery Eury has been selected to participate in the USA Softball All-American Games next month in Oklahoma City. Eury will be one of 45 athletes representing the southeast region (Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee) at the distinguished tournament. The 24-tea…

Rome High School rising senior Hogan Ingram shined on the golf course last week, staging a comeback in the final round to win the 2020 GSGA Junior Championship by one stroke in Savannah.

Major tennis tournament action returns to the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College on Monday with more than 250 juniors registered to play the Georgia Open Challenger Championships.

It’s transition time for Coosa volleyball as the three-time defending Class AA state champs start a new journey with a new head coach. Carson Laye elevated to the head position after former head coach Nic Hann accepted the volleyball head job at Calhoun High School.

The Georgia High School Association announced a 30-second shot clock will be implemented over the course of three years in varsity basketball. The GHSA passed the resolution 53-10 during a meeting Tuesday in Thomaston.

Georgia Highlands College alumnus Bryson Horne recently received a phone call that resulted in reaching a long-time goal: an offer to sign with the Atlanta Braves as an undrafted free agent.

Unity Christian School is so excited that Huston Bryant has signed to play Basketball at Shorter. No one loves basketball more than Huston. Years of hard work led to the realization of his dream to play in college. Not only will he be able to play in front of family and friends, but he has a…

There are a lot of kids and adults that were disappointed this past weekend. There are also a lot of Trout Unlimited folks that are extremely sorry that we were unable to have the children and their families attend a Kids Fishing Day this year.

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