HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Boys: Gordon Central 51, Pepperell 38.
Boys, girls: Model vs. Rockmart Tuesday.
Boys, girls: Armuchee vs. Dade County Tuesday.
Boys: Mount Zion 64, Darlington 52.
Girls: Darlington 56, Mount Zion 31.
Boys: Rome hosts Villa Rica on Wednesday to complete the game suspended by the gas leak.
Boys, girls: Rome at Villa Rica Friday.
Boys: Pepperell vs. Rockmart Thursday.
Boys: Pepperell vs. Coosa Friday.
Boys, girls: Armuchee vs. Rockmart, Friday.
Darlington’s Eddie Guth named Region 6A Athletic Director of the Year. Ever humble, Athletics Director Eddie Guth was on the job Tuesday evening as Darlington hosted Mount Zion in basketball. During a break in the games, Guth was recognized for his honor as 6A Athletic Director of the Year, and received a standing ovation.
The media release: “Darlington is proud of Coach Guth,” said Head of School Brent Bell. “This recognition is a testament to his commitment to our student-athletes. Eddie wants the best possible experience for our students and works tirelessly with our coaches to provide exactly that.” Guth, who has served as athletic director at Darlington since 2015, holds a B.A. in Communications from Rhodes College and has more than 30 years of experience in independent school education and athletics. He taught and coached at Darlington from 1984 to 1994, during which time he held numerous roles, including assistant athletic director, defensive coordinator for varsity football, head girls’ track coach (winning state championships in 1993 and 1994), strength and speed development coach, director of Camp Darlington, master of dormitories, chairman of the Discipline Committee, Middle School English and P.E. teacher, and Upper School public speaking teacher. Guth left Darlington in 1994 for St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala., where he served as athletic director for two years and head football coach for 10 years. He later held the roles of athletic director at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville; athletic director and head football coach at St. Luke’s Episcopal School in Mobile; and athletic director and head football coach at Randolph School in Huntsville, Ala., before returning to Darlington. He and his wife, Virginia (Johnson) Guth (’79), first-grade teaching assistant, have two grown children, Will and Jay.
A briefing Tuesday updated the community on the Corky Kell Classic preseason high school football doubleheader due at Barron Stadium on Aug. 16. Game one is at 5:30 p.m. and features Class 4A Ridgeland vs. reigning Class 3A state champion Calhoun. The second game is set for 8:45 p.m. and features Class 7A Marietta vs. back-to-back 5A state champs the Rome Wolves. The classic continues with two games on Friday, Aug. 17, at Georgia State Stadium (former Turner Field) and five games on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Expanded story by WRGA
Rome High football champs to be honored by General Assembly. This update from state Sen. Chuck Hufstettler: “We will be recognizing the Rome football team in the Senate and House (Thursday) around 11 a.m. ” The link to watch it live in the Senate is:
If for some reason this doesn’t work, it can be found by going to www.senate.ga.govand clicking on Chamber Live Broadcast on the left hand menu.
Rome Braves‘ 16th season opener on Thursday, April 5, vs. Hagerstown at State Mutual Stadium.
Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2017 season (and all the way back to 2008).
The Georgia Highlands College men’s and women’s basketball teams will be playing to raise cancer awareness with a benefit game on Feb. 7 in Rome at the GHC gym. The women will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. For more: http://ghcchargers.com/landing/index
- Berry men: Home vs. Rhodes, 8 p.m. Friday.
- Berry women: Home vs. Rhodes, 6 p.m. Friday.
- Shorter women: At Valdosta State, 6 p.m. Thursday.
- Shorter men: At Valdosta State, 8 p.m. Thursday.
Longtime Boston Globe reporter and ESPN contributor Bob Ryan will speak about changes in sports journalism at 7:30 p.m., Thursday in the Berry College McAllister Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Berry Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / Fun Run returns March 10. Complete details here.
Super Bowl LII
Teams: Patriots vs. Eagles. Latest updates: NFL.
Details: Sunday at 6:30 p.m., from Minneapolis. NBC has the broadcast.