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This week’s football schedule kicked off with a rare Tuesday night game as Haralson County won the Region 5-AA contest 36-29 against Callaway.

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Rivalry week might be the best way to describe this week’s football action for local teams.

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Local high school football teams continue to gear up for the final weeks of the season with just one thing in mind — finishing in the top four of their respective regions to earn a spot in the playoffs.

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It will be a busy weekend for three local high school softball teams as Central, Bremen and Heard County earned spots in their respective Final Fours in Columbus starting Friday.

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The first round of the GHSA softball tournament opened this week with Bremen, Central and Carrollton each earning sweeps to advance to the Sweet 16.

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles on local athletes. If you know of a high schooler currently playing fall sports who deserves a spotlight, please contact Doug Gorman at douggorman39@gmail.com and tell us why. Please include contact information for the individual.

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My name is Madelyn Turner, and I am currently a senior at Central High School. For me, and many of my fellow class of 2020 seniors, this has not been the typical and presumed senior year. The year that was meant to be one of final high school successes and last goodbyes turned out to be the …

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The Central High School baseball team began the season with a sluggish start, but rebounded with some positive momentum shortly before sporting activities were suspended by the GHSA over COVID-19 precautions last week.

With Senior Night and another opportunity to bag a Region 5-AAAA win on the line, the Central High School girls’ basketball club hosted the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs on Friday night inside Rayford Walker Gym.

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With Senior Night and another opportunity to bag a Region 5-AAAA win on the line, the Central High School girls’ basketball club hosted the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs on Friday night inside Rayford Walker Gym.

The local area was represented by four prep wrestling teams in Macon at the GHSA Team Dual Wrestling State Championships over the weekend.

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This time last year, the Central High School wrestling team made a statement when it went down to Macon and earned a third-place finish in the Class AAAA Team Duals Championship.

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Outside of two hard-fought losses at the hands of state powerhouse Villa Rica, the Central High School girls' basketball team has dominated the field throughout the first half of the 2019-20 season.

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Fresh off its victory at the 2019 CRWA Varsity Tournament on Saturday, the Central High School wrestling team kept its momentum going by repeating as Carroll County Duals champions Tuesday night.

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The Central High School wrestling team welcomed 16 schools to the Carroll County Recreational Center on Friday and Saturday to compete in the 2019 CRWA Varsity Tournament.

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The Central High School girls' and boys' basketball teams rolled to a sweep of cross-county adversary Temple High School at Rayford Walker Gym on Friday night.

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Winter is upon us once again, which means the prep wrestling season is getting ready to kick back into full swing.

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The Central High School girls’ basketball team extended its winning streak to five games after hosting the Bremen Lady Blue Devils on Cowart Court on Tuesday night and pulling out a 48-41 victory.

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After making it to the semifinals of the Region 5-AAAAA tournament last season, the Central High School girls’ basketball team went on to earn a spot in the state playoffs upon knocking out Cedartown, 46-33, in the region consolation game. The Lady Lions entered postseason action as a No. 3 seed.

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A season removed from plowing their way to an unblemished record in the regular season and earning their first state championship berth since 1969, the Lady Wildcats appear to be picking up right where they left off.

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The Central High School football team’s Senior Night didn’t go according to plan Friday.

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The Central High School football team’s Senior Night didn’t go according to plan Friday.

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The Lions of Central High School have not had the best of luck on the field throughout the 2019 football season.

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The prep cross country season concluded over the weekend with the GHSA and GISA holding their state championship meets at various locations on Friday and Saturday.

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On a muggy afternoon in July of this year, Dave McKenna set the expectations astronomically high for the Central High School softball team’s 2019 season.

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After sweeping Troup County in the Area 5-AAAA tournament, the Central High School volleyball team locked up its spot in the Class AAAA state playoffs for the third consecutive year.

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The Central High School softball team took to its home field on Wednesday to compete in a second-round doubleheader against the Columbus Lady Blue Devils for a spot in next week’s Class AAAA State Tournament.

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Coming off back-to-back heartbreaking losses at Roy Richards Memorial Stadium, the Central High School football team will hope for better luck this Friday night when it hits the road to take on Region 5-AAAAA adversary Chapel Hill.

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The Central Lions fell short to the Cedartown Bulldogs in a Region 5-AAAA fight at Roy Richards Memorial Stadium on Friday night.