Angelle “Sister” Thornton grew up with a tennis racket in her right hand. Well, almost. Her prowess on the court has landed her a spot on the 2020-2021 Berry College tennis team.
With the exception of football, varsity sports programs across northwest Georgia wrapped up their first full week of competition. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the return to the classroom and the field/court, with concern over a worsening spread.
Following the NCAA’s canceled Division II and III championships for fall sports, Shorter University has modified its 2020 football schedule.
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.
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.
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.
Berry College has found its next women’s soccer head coach. Berry College Director of Athletics, Angel Mason, announced alumna Kathy Insel Brown’s hiring to the top position of the program Thursday.
The Berry Vikings will have to find a way to cope with the loss of fall sports as the Southern Athletic Association announced Thursday it is suspending all conference athletic competition for the 2020 fall season.
The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Berry College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-American honors.
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.
Shorter University announced the promotion of Richard Hendricks to serve as the University’s Director of Athletics on Wednesday. He will begin his duties on July 1.
Lorenzo Canalis, the winningest coach in Berry women’s soccer history, announced Tuesday his plan to retire on May 31 after 25 years as the head coach of the Vikings women’s soccer program.
Any glimmer of hope that Rome would get to welcome some of the top collegiate tennis players and their fans to town this year was put to rest on Tuesday.
With the suspension of college sports across the country, a group of Berry College athletes were given something Monday to help soften the blow.
From the rec league to big leagues, every type of athletic activity has been affected by the move to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
By the time fans and players began arriving for Berry College’s softball doubleheader with Hiram College on Friday, the ripple effect of the spread of COVID-19 had reached the world’s largest college campus.
The impact of what Armuchee girls’ tennis coach Mary Stuart Ratledge had just read was still ricocheting around her head as she tried to comprehend what it meant.
KENNESAW — Getting to play football in high school and college has given Desmond Johnson Jr. and Mason Kinsey plenty of good memories.
Over the weekend, the Berry College softball team suffered only its second loss of the season. Bayleigh Masterson helped make sure her team moved on from the loss in a big way.
While the high school basketball season officially came to an end this past weekend, a local group is once again providing a stage for senior players to take the floor one last time in their team’s uniform.
With so many of the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s tennis teams being ranked among the nation’s best this year, it will be interesting to see how many get at-large bids to the NCAA tournament after cannibalizing each other during the regular season.
After making one last push to get within reach of winning a conference title for the first time in three years, Georgia Highlands’ men’s basketball team ran out of time.
The regular season may not have ended how the Georgia Highlands men’s basketball team had wanted, but they got an injection of freshness to open up the postseason.
A pair of local college basketball teams were just shy of being crowned conference champions over the weekend, while another gets its shot at a title this week.
The latest NCAA men’s tennis rankings have Southern California on top of the heap, followed by the Tar Heels of North Carolina. Four other ACC schools are in the Top 25 poll as of Feb. 27.
This weekend could bring Berry’s men’s basketball team face to face with their toughest conference opponents as the Vikings play in the Final Four of the Southern Athletic Association tournament.
For the third time this season, Georgia Highlands’ Trevin Wade has proved himself to be among the top players in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.
The tough losses suffered by the Berry men’s basketball team in the final two weeks of the regular season seemed like a distant memory on Sunday afternoon.
Now that both the men’s and women’s Intercollegiate Indoor Championships have been concluded, it’s pretty much back to regular match play for Atlantic Coast Conference teams.
While their paths will have different starting points, the Berry basketball teams’ goals are the same — a Southern Athletic Association championship.
A new look for a Rome and Northwest Georgia tradition received a seal of approval from one of the media industry’s leading sports journalism organizations last week.
Berry College didn’t have to search far to find its next defensive coordinator. They are both familiar to the Vikings’ program and Rome in general.
The University of North Carolina women’s tennis team brought home their fourth Intercollegiate Tennis Association Indoor championship last week. The Lady Tar Heels dominated previously unbeaten UCLA 4-0 to win the championship match in Chicago.
A win just barely escaped the grasp of the Georgia Highlands men’s basketball team as the Chargers suffered just their second conference loss of the season.
One of the original coaches to help shape the Berry football program into one of the top Division III teams in the country is moving on from Valhalla.
Back at home after a three-game road trip, the Shorter women’s basketball team was overwhelmed on its home court Thursday against Gulf South Conference foe Auburn University Montgomery.
While Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis teams have won five national championships in the last decade, it’s the women who are leading the way in the conference this year.
More Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association honors piled up for Georgia Highlands basketball after the men’s and women’s squads picked up conference wins against East Georgia State College.