DAVIS TAKES HOME THE GOLD BALL

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

We would like to congratulate our own Randy Davis for being given his very own Gold Ball Trophy last night at Georgia Highlands College! Davis, owner of WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge, has spent 47 years broadcasting what is now called the Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament. He is the first individual ever to receive the award in the history of the tournament, which is in its 61st year.

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”.