Braves win, 6-5; host game four with Dodgers today at 4:30 p.m. Given all he has endured over the past few years, it was fitting that Freddie Freeman delivered the decisive blow to preserve the efforts of the many Braves who contributed to the season-extending 6-5 win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. Once closer Arodys Vizcaino had escaped potential disaster in the ninth inning of Sunday night’s “must win” game, the Braves could enjoy Ronald Acuna Jr.‘s jaw-dropping grand slam and celebrate Freeman’s timely contribution, a go-ahead homer off former teammate Alex Wood in the sixth inning. Extended release
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
2018 high school football season. High School 2018.
High school softball (courtesy of John McClellan)
Georgia High School Association pairings involving local schools; series format: best of three series. Click each ‘class’ for the playoff bracket.
Therrell at Chattooga
Douglass of Atlanta at Rockmart
Pepperell at South Atlanta
North Hall at Sonoraville
Fannin County at Calhoun
Madison County at Cedartown
North Springs at Woodland
Class A power ratings won’t be final until Monday. Trion is definitely in on the public side. Darlington sits at Number 24 on the private side with 24 teams making the playoffs.
While Alabama and Georgia remained atop the AP Top 25, then no. 5 LSU dropped to no. 13 after being upset by the Florida Gators on Saturday (no. 14 this week). Other SEC rankings: Kentucky at no. 18, Auburn at no. 21, Texas A &M at no. 22 and Mississippi State at no. 24.
Berry Vikings (6-0) hold at no. 14 in latest NCAA Division III rankings. Vikings
COLLEGES/football this Saturday:
Berry Football: Berry at Hendrix, 2 p.m. Schedule
Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County is Saturday, Nov. 17. The long-running event adds Harbin Clinic as the title sponsor this year but keeps the same great course encircling Sam Smith Park and also serves as a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. Along with the 5K race, which starts at 9 a.m., the event will have a pre-race costume contest and a two-mile health wobble. The wobble is a two-mile, non-timed walk. “Harbin Clinic is excited to become a part of this Cartersville tradition and be able to help put a focus on health and wellness in Bartow County while also supporting the many great things the Bartow County United Way does in the community,” Harbin Clinic CEO Kenna Stock says. Wire2Wire Running will provide timing and results. Registration for the 5K is $25 and $20 for the health wobble, and people can sign up at Active.com. To guarantee T-shirt size, participants need to be registered by Sunday, Nov. 11. Race-day registration for the 5K is $35 and $25 for the wobble. Packet pick up will be on Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lobby of the United Way, 320 W. Cherokee Ave. Register for the Race