Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open three-game set in Asheville tonight; Sunday’s Greenville game a washout.  High school baseball schedule for the week. Local college and community sports updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open three-game set in Asheville tonight; Sunday’s Greenville game a washout. High school baseball schedule for the week. Local college and community sports updates.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

A rain out at one of our favorite SAL ballparks, Fluor Field, for the Rome Braves and Greenville Drive on Sunday. Why a favorite? Shoe Joe Jackson’s museum is across the street and those are apartments on the left side of the photo. Easy walk to the ballpark. Rome travels to Asheville for three starting tonight. Photo courtesy of Kevin Karel of 99.5 FM The Jock, which has all Braves’ games again this season.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Monday:

  • Kell at Rome, 5:55 p.m.
  • Armuchee at SE Whitfield, 5:30 p.m
  • Rockmart at Model, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday:

  • Coosa at Rockmart, 6 p.m.
  • Armuchee at Pepperell, 5 p.m.

Thursday:

  • Darlington will play at Fellowship Christian on Thursday for sub-region crossover game. Tentative game times: 2 and 4:30 p.m.

Friday:

Fellowship Christian at Darlington, 4:30 p.m.

BASEBALL 

Rome Braves  vs. Greenville a weather washout Sunday. The game will be made up Monday, June 11, at Fluor Field as part of a double header.

Next up: At Asheville Monday-Wednesday. Rome on the road now through April 19.

Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2018 season and before.


HIGH SCHOOL STATE TENNIS Boys:

  • Class 5A: Rome at Flowery Branch, Clarke Central at Woodland
  • Class 4A: Cedartown at Gilmer, Northwest Whitfield at Cartersville
  • Class 3A: Stone Mountain at Calhoun
  • Class 2A: Social Circle at Model, Coosa at Elbert County, Monticello at Rockmart, Armuchee at Banks County

Girls:

  • Class 5A: Rome at Flowery Branch, Woodland at Buford
  • Class 4A: Pickens at Cartersville, Cedartown at Heritage-Catoosa
  • Class 3A: Stone Mountain at Calhoun
  • Class 2A: Rabun County at Rockmart, Pepperell at Banks County, Monticello at Armuchee, Model at Elbert County

COLLEGES

After competition on Sunday, the Southern Athletic Association has released the tournament brackets for men’s and women’s tennis, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse.  Many of the game times will be set in the coming days. Continue to check the Berry Athletics website and Twitter account for continued updates.

BASEBALL:  (CLICK HERE FOR BRACKET). Berry will serve as one of the hosts for the opening weekend of the SAA baseball tournament, facing Hendrix on Thursday, April 19th. The Vikings secured the program’s first SAA Regular Season title and the No. 1 seed in the tournament after finishing with a 15-4 record in SAA play. Berry rides a 10-game winning streak into the tournament against SAA opponents, finishing the regular season with a 25-11 record.  The Berry Sports Information Department will be releasing the official Berry Tournament website this afternoon. Click HERE to view the Rhodes bracket.

SOFTBALL: (CLICK HERE FOR BRACKET). The Berry College softball team secured its sixth consecutive SAA Regular Season crown and will once again serve as the No. 1 seed in the SAA tournament. Berry secured the first-round bye and will open competition in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Friday against the winner of No. 4 Centre and No. 5 Rhodes. Berry currently sits as the No. 7 team in the NFCA Coaches Poll, boasting a 33-4 overall record with a 16-1 mark in league play. Berry will look for its fourth straight tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance.  The Berry Sports Information Department will be releasing the official SAA Softball Championship website this afternoon.

MEN’S LACROSSE: (CLICK HERE FOR BRACKET). Defeating Sewanee last weekend locked up the No. 2 seed for the Berry men’s lacrosse team. With that, the Vikings earn a first-round bye and will host the winner of No. 3 Sewanee and No. 6 Hendrix in the semifinal game on Sunday, April 22. The Vikings ride a six game winning streak into the tournament, boasting a 12-3 overall record.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE: (CLICK HERE FOR BRACKET). Berry enters the tournament as the No. 6 seed and is set to travel to No. 3 Sewanee in the quarterfinals on Friday at 5:00 p.m. The Vikings will look to regain some of their early-season magic, as the team started the year 4-1.

MEN’S TENNIS: (CLICK HERE FOR BRACKET). The Berry men’s tennis team earned the No. 6 seed in the SAA tournament and will face No. 3 Rhodes to open play on Friday. This year’s tournament is being held at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Berry is currently 7-8 overall and was 2-4 against SAA opponents this year, dropping a close 5-4 contest to Rhodes on Mar. 30.

WOMEN”S TENNIS: (CLICK HERE FOR BRACKET . The women’s tennis team pulled the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 Oglethorpe to open quarterfinal play on Friday, also held at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Vikings are 9-6 overall with a 2-4 mark in SAA play.


Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, outdoorCOMMUNITY

The Rome-Floyd YMCA Arsenal Soccer Club is hosting a blood drive in honor of Jamie Hughes on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Grizzard Park. Jamie is a young man whose passion is soccer and has played with YMCA Arsenal since U6. Jamie has battled on the field of play and now faces a battle off of it, and in Rome & Floyd County “No One Fights Alone.”  Schedule your blood donation here  or text BAGIVE to 444999. Donors must be 18 years old (16 & 17 years with parental consent), weigh at least 110 lbs. and be in overall general good health. All donors will receive a complimentary T-shirt, snacks and be entered to win four free tickets to the Rome Braves on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. For more info on blood donation visit www.bloodassurance.org

The Wolf Nation 5K and 1-mile Wolf Cub Run returns Saturday at Rome High School. The annual event supports the RHS Cross Country team.The race starts at the bus ramp, goes around the middle school, then around the high school, then it heads to Wolf Drive and back. After going around the high school, it ends in the bus ramp. To increase participation among elementary schools, $300 will be given to the elementary school with the highest number of participants. Cost is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile run. Register

Darlington will again host the annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia on Sunday, April 22, at 9 a.m. Now in its 10th year, the USA Triathlon-sanctioned event is sponsored by R.A.C.E. Rome. Over the past nine years, Tri for the Kids has raised $138,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Last year, more than 160 athletes participated in the triathlon. Tri for the Kids is open to participants age 6-15. Ages 6-9 will compete in a 50-yard swim inside Darlington’s A.J. Huffman (’67) Memorial Athletic Center, a 2.3-mile bike ride on a closed portion of Cave Spring Road, and a half-mile run on the school’s campus. Participants age 10-15 will complete a 100-yard swim, 4.6-mile bike ride and 1-mile run. The triathlon is organized into three divisions. The elite division exists for athletes who compete often and want to take their competition to the next level. The beginner division is ideal for first-time triathletes or for those who want a more relaxed pace. A challenger division is also available for those with impaired physical mobility; race volunteers will be present along the course to assist athletes throughout the duration of the event.

  • Race registration for Tri for the Kids is $40 until April 10, and $45 until April 18. All participants must be registered by April 18 at 10 p.m. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia.
  • Registration is available online at www.imathlete.com. For more information about the triathlon, please contact Beth Smith.

The Atlanta Falcons organization is hosting a free youth football clinic April 24 at Barron Stadium. It is for boys and girls ages 8-14. It is billed as an “opportunity for all of Rome’s youth to attend a free football camp with former players of the Atlanta Falcons.”

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