Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Coosa Lady Eagles play for volleyball championship Saturday. Cartersville falls to St. Pius X. Georgia no. 6 in first College Football Playoffs poll; Alabama no. 1. Latest local college basketball, volleyball updates.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Coosa Lady Eagles play for volleyball championship Saturday. Cartersville falls to St. Pius X. Georgia no. 6 in first College Football Playoffs poll; Alabama no. 1. Latest local college basketball, volleyball updates.

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

This crew is heading to the state finals on Saturday in an attempt to be back-to-back AA champions. Coosa plays at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. CHS photo.

 

High school state volleyball playoffs.  Click each ‘class’ for the playoff bracket.

Class AA: Coosa beats Gordon Lee Tuesday night in a 3-0 sweep and now advance to the state AA finals on Saturday. They’ll play Elite Scholars Academy. 1:30 p.m. at McEachern High School.

Class AAAA : Cartersville falls to St. Pius X 3-0 on Tuesday in semifinals; season ends.


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

John McClellan high school picks: Critical region games this week with Pepperell over Chattooga; Coosa beats Gordon Central; Rockmart over Model; wins for Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun.  McClellan

Georgia Middle School Athletic Association: Second round playoff pairings for Saturday at Berry College’s Valhalla Stadium. Sixth Grade Creekview at Rome, noon; seventh Grade River Ridge at Rome, 2 p.m.; eighth grade Rome at Centennial.


COLLEGES/football

Georgia no. 6 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. The first top four: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and LSU. Michigan is no. 5. Click Playoffs

Berry: Off Saturday. Next: Nov. 10 at Trinity University, 2 p.m. Schedule

Shorter: At North Alabama, 2:30 p.m. EDT Saturday.  Schedule

Georgia Bulldogs: Saturday at Kentucky, 3:30 p.m., CBS. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: Saturday at North Carolina, 12:15 p.m.  Schedule  / ACC Schedule

COLLEGES/Other

Georgia Highlands Chargers no. 22 in preseason NJCAA D1 basketball poll: NJCAA

Chargers schedule

Lady Chargers schedule

Berry Volleyball heads into SAA tournament tanked No. 17. Media release: The Berry College volleyball team rose three spots back to No. 17 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25, the organization announced on Tuesday. Berry went 3-0 at the Christopher Newport Invitational last weekend, including a 3-2 win over then No. 23 CNU. The Vikings are now 22-3 overall after securing their second straight Southern Athletic Association (SAA) regular season title earlier this season. The Vikings, by virtue of their No. 1 seed, are set to host the league tournament this weekend beginning Friday.

Tournament website


NFL

Atlanta Falcons (3-4).  At Washington on Nov. 4, 1 p.m., Fox. Schedule


BASEBALL

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


COMMUNITY

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

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: www.romehalf.com or contact GoGo Running at The Shoe Box at 706-291-0752.
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