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Week one is in the books for the Carrollton Trojans and other teams around the area. The Trojans took care of business with a 49-13 victory over New Manchester.

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It was a great way to start a head-coaching tenure.

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Villa Rica High School as well as numerous high school football teams in the area begin the 2021 regular season on Friday night. The Wildcats take on the Pope Greyhounds on the road.

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The Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) at the University of West Georgia offers one of the five best online nursing school master’s programs in Georgia — as well as one of the best in the nation — according to The Princeton Review.

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Central High School soccer players from the 2021 season rewrote the record books. Before the next spring season arrives, these Lions are taking advantage of chances to get their names out there in the coaching recruiting circles and rewrite some future collegiate rosters.

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On the second day of the GHSA Class 6A boys golf tournament at Sunset Hills Country Club, the host Carrollton High Trojans as a group did just about everything possible to climb the leaderboard and snatch away victory. But the first-round leaders from Johns Creek High did the one thing that …

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Above left: Bremen’s Danny Lynn Sheets scores a goal in the state girls soccer semifinals against Pace Academy. The Lady Blue Devils trekked to Savannah on the east coast Thursday to face Lovett for the GHSA AA championship, and it was Lovett coming out on top 3-0. Above right: Lily Keown of…

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When playoffs brackets are set by the Georgia High School Association, it’s never unusual that a semifinal caliber match-up occurs as early as the second round of a tournament.

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Oak Mountain Academy’s Dylan Sims won the GISA AA boys singles tennis tournament last week going 4-0 at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center in Macon. “Dylan works extremely hard and this championship is well deserved,” said coach Terrell Barkley.

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Oak Mountain Academy senior Emma Engel signed her letter-of-intent with Southern Methodist University for equestrian on April 20. She is one of the few Oak Mountain Academy athletes to sign a Division I scholarship. “Emma set a goal to be a Division I athlete and through her hard work and de…

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Abbey Penley and Kenzie Reid of Oak Mountain won the GISA girls doubles tennis tournament last week going 3-0 at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center in Macon.

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Oak Mountain Academy’s Hollis Engel won the GISA Class AA girls long jump championship on Friday at the state track meet hosted by Strong Rock Christian School. She had a jump of 14 feet, 10 1/2 inches, and she placed second in the high jump.

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The Georgia Department of Education recently announced the 2021 Georgia Scholar’s List, and three Carroll County students are on it: Dylan Camp and Joshua Mitchell from Temple High School and Jerrick White from Villa Rica High School.

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The Carrollton High baseball Trojans swept the opening round series of the GHSA 6A tournament Thursday. Hosting Habersham Central, the Region 5 champions won the first game 9-4 and then run-ruled the visitors in five innings in Game 2 12-1.

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Bowdon High School’s baseball team began the GHSA A-Public state playoffs hosting and sweeping Georgia Military College-Prep in a doubleheader on the Red Devil’s home diamond. The final scores were 11-1 and 10-6.

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University of West Georgia’s All-Girl and Coed Cheerleading teams added to their long streak of winning national championship trophies last weekend at the Universal Cheerleading Association Nationals in Orlando.

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Bremen High School’s literary team continues to prove how hard work and dedication pays off with its seventh consecutive state win at the Georgia High School Association literary competition.

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The Bremen High Blue Devils baseball team clinched the Region 5-AA championship against Temple on April 13. The Blue Devils finished with an 11-1 region record and 21-6 overall. The Blue Devils have been led this year by Brooks Hardie, Daulton Payne, Matthew Bilbo, Gavin Millians, AJ Jerrell…

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Dr. Christopher Johnson has been named the next dean at the University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business following a nationwide search.

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Described as the only nationally-ranked high school golf tournament in the nation, the Carrollton High Trojan Invitational is returning for its 21st edition beginning Friday, April 23 and concluding Saturday at Sunset Hills Country Club.

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Central High School’s boys and girls track and field teams brought home the Region 7-4A championship trophies after two days of competition Monday and Tuesday at Southeast Whitfield High in Dalton.

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Carroll County’s high school seniors will have in-person graduation ceremonies when the semester ends in less than four weeks.

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Raised humbly on a farm in central Arkansas, Jason Carmichael knows the importance of grit. As the University of West Georgia’s new director of athletics, Carmichael will bring that grit — along with other traits he’s gained throughout life like competitiveness, determination and perseveranc…

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Arguably no one has made a more significant impact on public education in Georgia than Tom Upchurch, former superintendent of Carrollton City Schools, who was honored April 15 as the 17th recipient of the Carrollton High School Distinguished Alumni Award.