Chattooga Grad Picked as First-Team

Chattooga High School grad and current Kennesaw State Owls Isaac Foster garnered first-team nods following Tuesday’s announcement by the conference office. Foster was named first-team special teams as both a punt and kick returner. The senior was named to the conference’s second-team for offense and special teams following the spring season, and is no stranger to conference honors. As a freshman, the Summerville, Ga. native was the Big South Special Teams Player of the Year after becoming the first player in league history to record two 100-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns in the same season. In 2019, he landed on the All-Big South Special Teams Second-Team after an injury-shortened season.
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Calhoun takes young team into volleyball season

We don’t know if Calhoun High School volleyball coach Nic Hann is using a theme or a slogan right now as inspiration for the rapidly-approaching season. But in listening to him talk about where his group of girls are with the start of the season only days away, it’s hard not to picture him wearing a hard hat and a yellow safety vest while coming out of his office with a sign above the door that simply reads “Under Construction.”
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Cobb County, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Local weightlifter making international waves

Hampton Morris is only 17 years old, but he has already accomplished a lot. As a weightlifter, the east Cobb native holds 15 American records, three Pan American records and his 155-kilogram clean and jerk he recently recorded in Colombia was a new youth world record. Morris has also qualified...
Kennesaw, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Every KSU football game to be broadcast this fall

The Big South Conference released its broadcast schedule for the upcoming football season, and a lot of attention will be paid to Kennesaw State. All of the Owls’ games will be broadcasted on either ESPN+, ESPN3 or, in the case of the their Sept. 11 game at Georgia Tech, as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference's regional sports network.

Moultrie Joins Men's Basketball

KENNESAW, Ga. – Kennesaw State men's basketball head coach Amir Abdur-Rahim announced the addition of Jamir Moultrie to the roster Friday morning. A dangerous weapon from beyond-the-arc, the 5-11, 180-pound guard transfers to KSU after playing last season for North Carolina Central. "We are very excited to add Jamir to...

Keran and Healy Named GCAA All-America Scholars

KENNESAW, Ga. – — Brady Keran and Brock Healy were named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Friday. "Brady and Brock are wonderful student-athletes who represent Kennesaw State well on and off the course," head coach Bryant Odom said. "As recipients of the All-America Scholar award, they show their dedication to academics and golf performance. We are extremely proud of this achievement."
Cobb County, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Jones, Collier named All-Americans, in MLB draft sights

ESPN released early lists of the best prospects available for the next two Major League Baseball drafts, and two Cobb County players are receiving high marks. Walton catcher Jared Jones is considered to be the 78th-ranked player for the 2022 draft class, and Mount Paran Christian third baseman Cam Collier is ranked seventh for the class of 2023.

Hall of Fame releases parking, shuttle plans for Enshrinement events

CANTON - If you are planning to attend some of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events, you'll need somewhere to park. The game plan should include dropping off your vehicle at the Stark County Fairgrounds on most event days and taking a shuttle to the Hall. That's what the Hall did for several years prior to the pandemic.

Lady Jackets softball team preps for first scrimmage

The Calhoun High School softball team is off to a excellent start. And what a start it has been, according to longtime head coach Diane Smith, who is beginning her 36th year at the helm. They haven’t played any games yet and their first scrimmage is set for Thursday when...
Cobb County, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Dynamite Dozen: Thompson expects big year at Pebblebrook

Pebblebrook wide receiver Dami’on Thompson became the No. 1 option for his team by using his three-word mantra — focus, responsibility, grinding. “Last year, I didn’t see myself being on or being available to take this or do this opportunity,” Thompson said. “Now, I feel like there’s a lot more great things in store for us and for me.”
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Georgia cross country 2021 schedule announced

Georgia’s cross country program announced its 2021 meet schedule on Wednesday. After a shortened two-meet schedule in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Bulldogs will have a three-meet season before championship and regional meets. The 2021 cross country season will start in Kennesaw, Georgia, on Sept. 3 as Georgia will compete...
Atlanta, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Atlanta Braves, Anderson Boys & Girls Club cut ribbon on new turf field

MARIETTA — Thanks to a project by the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball, a local Boys & Girls Club will no longer have to worry about the condition of their baseball field. The Atlanta Braves Foundation, Major League Baseball, Boys & Girls Club leaders and county officials came together...

Hot Bat BRaves Earn Win over Tourist

Tons of offensive production in the second and eighth innings earned Rome (35-39) a hard-fought victory on Wednesday night. The Braves took down the visiting Asheville Tourists (30-41) 9-4 in the second matchup of this week-long series. Rome wasted little time getting things going on offense. The R-Braves plated five...
Marietta, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Dynamite Dozen: Marietta's Arnold takes half of the field away

Marietta junior cornerback Jace Arnold epitomizes the growth the Blue Devils’ squad experienced last season. In his first season as a starter, Arnold grew into a lockdown cornerback for a young Marietta team that went 3-8 coming off the 2019 Class AAAAAAA state championship. This season, Arnold and his now-veteran...

Future Games Team Mid-Atlantic: Day 1 Quick Notes

On Wednesday, July 28, hundreds of the best uncommitted 2023 and 2024 prospects from around the county and Canada will descend on LakePoint Sports in Cartersville, Georgia for the 2021 PBR Future Games. Players are selected by the PBR staffs in their locality to form teams and hundreds of college coaches and pro scouts make the trip to the event.

Lax Works: Art and Essays From July/August

Calling all aspiring artists and writers. USA Lacrosse Magazine is featuring the creative works of youth and high school lacrosse players. The two submissions below appear in the Championship Edition of USA Lacrosse Magazine. Join our momentum. METAMORPHOSIS. AN ILLUSTRATION BY AIDEN ARRINGTON. Aiden Arrington, 14, of Marietta, Ga., is...