Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Atlanta Braves’ miracle season ends with 6-2 loss to Dodgers. High school softball playoffs begin. Honors for Berry football, athletes.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Atlanta Braves’ miracle season ends with 6-2 loss to Dodgers. High school softball playoffs begin. Honors for Berry football, athletes.

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


Hometown star Charlie Culberson got the start at short stop in the National League Division Series and played in both games at SunTrust Park.


Atlanta Braves see season end as Dodgers win at SunTrust, 6-2.  Atlanta  / MLB playoffs
Thursday: Braves fall 6-0 to L.A.
Friday: Braves lose 3-0 to L.A..
Saturday: Off
Sunday: Braves beat Dodgers, 6-5.
Monday: Dodgers beat Braves, 6-2, advance to National League Championship Series to face Milwaukee. Miracle season ends for Atlanta.
 Rome Braves 2019 schedule: Rome opens on the road April 4 in Kannapolis. Schedule / Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery


John McClellan’s high school picksfor this weekend: Darlington over Trion; Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun should cruise. McClellan

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.

Class 2A
Therrell at Chattooga
Douglass of Atlanta at Rockmart
Pepperell at South Atlanta

Class 3A
North Hall at Sonoraville
Fannin County at Calhoun

Class 4A
Madison County at Cedartown

Class 5A
North Springs at Woodland

Class A private

Darlington Softball at Mount Paran today, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.; first round of GHSA playoffs.

Class A public

Trion hosts Wilcox County.

COLLEGES/football this Saturday:

Berry Football: Berry at Hendrix, 2 p.m. Schedule

Latest rankings: After a 44-3 win over the Sewanee Tigers last Saturday, the Berry College football team climbed to No. 12 in the latest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Top 25. The ranking marks the highest in program history in the AFCA poll. | FULL RANKINGS. Berry is also ranked No. 14 in the poll.  The Vikings now sit at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), remaining in first place in the league. The win pushed Berry’s winning streak to 21-straight regular-season contests and 14-straight games at Valhalla Stadium.

  • Bryson Lamboy Named SAA Football Defensive Player of the Week. Vikings. Berry College’s Bryson Lamboy has been named the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Football Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Lamboy led the No. 12 Vikings football team to a 44-3 win over Sewanee in front of a record-setting 4,611 fans on Saturday night.

Shorter Football:  Shorter at North Greenville, 2:30 p.m. Schedule

Georgia Bulldogs: At LSU, at 3:30 p.m., CBS. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: At home vs. Duke, 12:20 p.m. Schedule  / ACC Schedule


Beier Earns Second SAA Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week Honor.  Volleyball.  For the second time this season, Berry College volleyball’s Laura Beier has been selected as the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.


Atlanta Falcons (1-4):  Home Sunday vs. Bucs,  1 p.m., Fox  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 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

Dec. 8: Registration is under way for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held at State Mutual Stadium. In addition to the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, the event that is presented by GoGo Running includes a Half Marathon Relay and a 5- kilometer race. The Rome Half will once again benefit area middle and high school running programs with some of the proceeds benefiting the family of Rome teen runner Jamie Hughes (JamieStrong). All of the races start and end at State Mutual Stadium, with the 5k starting at 8 a.m. and the Half Marathon and Relay starting at 8:05. Half Marathon, Relay, and 5k Finishers receive long sleeve tech T’s, and will enjoy a post-race pancake breakfast provided by the Rome Braves. The area’s high school teams and athletes will be honored the night before at the 2018 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet that will be held Friday, Dec. 7. For more: or contact GoGo Running at The Shoe Box at 706-291-0752.
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