Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Continuing updates on high school softball playoffs. Berry’s Mason Kinsey’s TD haul a national highlight.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Continuing updates on high school softball playoffs. Berry’s Mason Kinsey’s TD haul a national highlight.

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


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)

Rockmart swept Douglass 20-0 and 23-0. Sonoraville swept North Hall 2-0 and 2-0. Calhoun beat Dawson County 8-0 in Game 1. Haven’t seen Game 2 final but Calhoun was leading 5-0 an hour ago.

Georgia High School Association pairings involving local schools; series format: best of three series. Click each ‘class’ for the playoff bracket.

Class 2A
Therrell swept by Chattooga, 15-0 and 20-0. Next up: Social Circle.
Rockmart moves on after sweeping Douglass 20-0 and 23-0. Next up: Banks-Bremen winner.
Pepperell swept South Atlanta 11-0 and 19-0 in softball first round. Next: Monticello vs. Lamar County winner.

Class 3A
North Hall swept away by Sonoraville, 2-0 and 2-0. Next up: Morgan County.
Fannin County sent home for the season by Calhoun, 8-0 and 11-3. Next up: Jackson County/Westminster winner.

Class 4A
Madison County at Cedartown: Madison takes game one, 6-0. Game two: 14-1 Madison. Bulldogs’ season ends.

Class 5A
North Springs at Woodland: Split the series, game three needed. Woodland takes game one, 7-6; North Springs game two, 4-1.

Class A private

Darlington Softball falls to Mount Paran, 13-3 and 13-4. Season ends.

Class A public

Trion hosts Wilcox County.

From Berry College Football: “No player in college football (@NCAA DI, DII or DIII) has more TD receptions so far this season than Mason Kinsey of No. 12 Berry Football. He has 13 TD catches and a rushing score.”

COLLEGES/football this Saturday:

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

  • Lamboy earns second Team of the Week nod. Vikings. Berry College’s Bryson Lamboy has been named to the Team of the Week for the second time this season after leading the No. 12 Vikings to a 44-3 win over Sewanee last Saturday.

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



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


Rome Braves 2019 schedule: Rome opens on the road April 4 in Kannapolis. Schedule / Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery


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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