HAPPY MEMORIES MADE AT ‘CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT’

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in High School Sports, Sports

This marks the 61st year of play in what is now dubbed the Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament. Undoubtedly, local residents have accumulated many happy memories in the more than six decades that the tourney has been held. Chiefest among them might be longtime local basketball coach Andy Akin. Akin says there’s nothing like being at a big tournament like the “Christmas tournament”.

CARTERSVILLE BOYS NO LONGER A THREAT, DARLINGTON GIRLS AIM FOR A THREE-PEAT IN 2014 CHRISTMAS TOURNEY

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in High School Sports, Sports

The Cartersville boys basketball team won’t pose a threat for a threepeat in this year’s Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament. The reason is because the Purple Hurricanes, winners of the tourney in 2012 and 2013, are not participating in it this year. Rome News-Tribune Sports Editor Jim Alred indicates that Cartersville and Adairsville have declined to participate in the 2014 tourney, though Calhoun has been added to the competition.