Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Braves fall 14-8 to Greenville. Big night for Meet the Tribe at Armuchee. Preseason scrimmages continue this week.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Braves fall 14-8 to Greenville. Big night for Meet the Tribe at Armuchee. Preseason scrimmages continue this week.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report
Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.


 

Rome Braves falls 14-8 to Greenville.  Media release:

Next:  In Greenville today at 4:05 p.m. Off Monday. At home Tuesday vs. Delmarva.

South Atlantic League playoff tickets on sale: The Rome Braves announce that 2018 South Atlantic League playoff tickets are on sale.  Rome would host game two of the best-of-three league championship series on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. Rome also would host game three if a third game is needed. In the best of five finals round, Rome would host games one and two, Sept. 10 and 11. Ticket prices range from $5 to $11 in advance or $6 to $13 the day of the games.   Rome clinched a playoff berth by winning the Southern Division in first half of the season. For more: 706-378-5100.

Roster moves:

Mills Fitzner’s photos from this season and nine earlier ones. Click photo gallery.


HIGH SCHOOLS

Great crowd for Armuchee High’s Meet the Tribe event on Saturday night. (photo courtesy of Armuchee High) 


Georgia High School Football Daily is back for a new season:
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Preseason Scrimmages:  All teams may play one scrimmage against another opponent. In addition, teams who did not conduct spring practice may play a second scrimmage. Here is the preseason scrimmage schedule for 2018 (from John McClellan).

Aug. 9

  • Whitefield Academy at Darlington
  • Northwest Whitfield at Calhoun
  • Trion at LaFayette

Aug. 10

  • Southeast Whitfield at Armuchee
  • Coosa at Bowdon
  • Mt. Zion at Model
  • Pepperell at Cass
  • New Manchester at Rome
  • Adairsville at Woodland
  • Cedartown at Chattooga
  • Temple at Rockmart
  • Sonoraville at Gordon Central

Aug. 18

Unity Christian School v. Twiggs Academy at John Hancock Academy

John McClellan on high school football: A look at coaching changes, scrimmage schedules and what you need to know about the 2018 season. For more, please click McClellan

Rome, Calhoun preparing for separate games in Corky Kell Classic at Barron Stadium on Aug. 16: For football fans in Northwest Georgia who can’t wait

for the start of the 2018 season, The Corky Kell Classic is delivering an early start — five weeks from tonight. On Thursday, Aug. 16, Rome’s Barron Stadium will host a double-header featuring four playoff teams, two of which are defending State Champions, when 3A Calhoun faces 4A Ridgeland at 5:30 p.m. and 5A Rome takes on 7A Marietta at 8:30 p.mAdvance tickets will be sold at the Barron Stadium ticket booth on Aug. 2-3, Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 13-16. Ticket booths will open at noon and close at 3 p.m. and are $12. Purchasing tickets the day of will cost $17. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.corkykell.com#1Rome.

Cartersville High: Canes’ reserved seat football tickets now on sale in the attendance office at CHS. Tickets on sale, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. We have seven home games this year and tickets are $125 each. Cash, check or credit card.

An updated, team-by-team look at the 2018 high school football season. For a look at all the schedules — for teams in Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Bartow and Chattooga counties — please click High School 2018.


COLLEGES

Shorter Football: The Hawks open the season on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Samford in Birmingham. Schedule

Berry Football: The Vikings open at home on Saturday, Sept. 1, vs. Maryville, 6 p.m. Schedule


THE PROS

Atlanta Falcons Training Camp takes place at the club’s Flowery Branch training facility for the 14th consecutive year and they will have select practices open to the public through Saturday. Gates open at 8:20 a.m., practice starts at 9:20 a.m. For additional information regarding changes in practice times or weather delays, please call: 770-965-2752. Expanded details / Schedule

 


COMMUNITY

USTA girls championship at the Rome Tennis Center: “The best junior tennis players in the country playing competitive tennis in the Girls’ 14 Division are coming to Rome to compete in the USTA Girls’ 14 National Hardcourt Championships at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. Nearly 40 states will be represented, including Washington, D.C., as these junior athletes fight for the right to be the National Champion for their age group. The USTA Girls’ 14 National Hardcourt Championships has a very rich history with past junior players reaching the pinnacle of tennis. Play runs daily through Saturday, Aug. 11. Admission is Free!

Aug. 18: Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk. Registration is now open.  To register, please click Registration Page.   This year’s race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. The start and finish are at  Heritage Park at the confluence of the Etowah and Oostanaula rivers. For more


Heroes are getting ready to run, walk, fly and maybe even crawl into Rome for the 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk on Sept.  29. But before the race can soar into action, the Harbin Heroes need your help in selecting five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge. These charities are superheroes for the community and will receive a portion of $4,250 in donations from Harbin Clinic. The nomination period ends at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 27. To nominate a charity, individuals need to post the charity name and include the hash tag, #HarbinHeroChallenge to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  A quick note: Shares and likes don’t count, as nominations and creating an image with the hashtag and charity name won’t work either. The hashtag “#HarbinHeroChallenge” must be in the text of the post or comment, or the vote doesn’t count. For expanded details, please click Harbin Hero Hustle.

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