Cedartown’s Nick Chubb signs with the Cleveland Browns: Cleveland.com reports that ” Browns No. 35 overall pick Nick Chubb, who will share the running back load with Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson this season, has signed his four-year rookie deal worth about $7,432, 092. It includes a signing bonus of about $3,485,158, according to projections by spotrac.com.” Expanded story
From Major League Baseball: The Yankees have seen Anthony Seigler (Cartersville High) do it all on a baseball diamond, awed by his ability to not only switch-hit, but to switch-pitch. Seeing the Georgia high schooler’s future behind the plate, they made him their first-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, going 23rd overall on Monday evening. Though Seigler has dominated with both arms from the mound, the Yankees identified the 18-year-old as a catcher when they announced their selection on Monday. Sporting a shaggy haircut and flashy shoes, Seigler beamed as he donned the pinstripes in MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J. Expanded story
Rome Braves were off Monday. With 14 games left in the “first season” of 2018, the Braves are a game behind Augusta. They do not play each other again until after the All-Star break. The first season ends Sunday, June 17.
Next: Today-Thursday at Asheville, 7:05 each night.
Berry Places 118 on SAA Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. Media release: The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) has announced the league’s winter/spring Academic Honor Roll with the Berry College Vikings placing 118 student-athletes on the list. To qualify, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 for the term and be a regular member of a varsity athletic team in a sport sponsored by the conference.
Shorter Football: The Hawks open the season on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Samford in Birmingham, Ala. Schedule
Berry Football: The Vikings open at home on Saturday, Sept. 1, vs. Maryville, 6 p.m. Schedule
Sports summer camps: You’ll find a closer look at all our summer camps, including sports, by click 2018
June 16: F&P is having its annual charity 5K on June 16 and this year, all of the proceeds this year will benefit Harbor House. “This is a great opportunity to support us and the community. You can use this link to register: https://bit.ly/2JFEdsu. Also, you can print the waiver form and take it to Garner and Glover Company, F&P Main Plant or Cycle Therapy. F&P Georgia Mfg
Aug. 18: 2018 Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk, 8 a.m., Heritage Park. For more