Updated Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Coosa wins state volleyball championship. A look at first round football playoff match-ups. Friday night’s scoreboard. Shorter on road, Berry off.

Updated Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Coosa wins state volleyball championship. A look at first round football playoff match-ups. Friday night’s scoreboard. Shorter on road, Berry off.

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Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

The Coosa Lady Eagles have won their second consecutive state volleyball championship! From GHSA: Congratulations #Coosa 2018 GHSA Class A/2A Public State Volleyball Champions! Coosa defeats Elite Scholars Academy 3 sets to 1. (21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19). Coosa also won the state championship in 2017.


The Calhoun Yellow Jackets set a new GHSA record of 18 straight consecutive region titles on Friday night. (Twitter photo)

First round playoff match-ups (compiled by John McClellan)

Class AA (bracket)

  • South Atlanta at Rockmart
  • Washington at Chattooga
  • Pepperell at Douglass of Atlanta
  • Coosa at Hapeville Charter

Class AAA (bracket)

  • Fannin County at Calhoun

Class AAAA (bracket)

  • Stephens County at Cartersville
  • Cedartown at St. Pius X

Class AAAAA (bracket)

  • Maynard Jackson at Rome

Class A pairings will have to wait on power ratings. Darlington and Trion will be in the playoffs.

Friday’s scores:

  • FINAL: Chattooga wins at Pepperell, 19-7.
  • FINAL: Coosa over Gordon Central, 37-14.
  • FINAL: Darlington beats Whitefield Academy, 22-14.
  • FINAL: Rockmart stomps at Model, 61-6.
  • FINAL: Armuchee wins at Dade County, 35-14.
  • FINAL: Unity Christian School falls at Peachtree Academy, 44-6.
  • FINAL: Cartersville beats Troup, 43-10 to win region title.
  • FINAL: Calhoun tops Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, 49-0, for its state record-breaking 18th region championship.
  • FINAL: Cedartown over Chapel Hill, 45-13.
  • FINAL: Trion beats Pinecrest Academy, 40-14.
  • FINAL: North Murray over Sonoraville, 23-0.
  • FINAL: Woodland falls at Kell, 41-18.
  • FINAL: Cass loses to Paulding County, 17-14.
  • Georgia School for the Deaf (2-4) at Carolina Schools for the Deaf (1-2) (Saturday)
  • Off this week: Class 5A Number 1 Rome.
  • Completed season: Adairsville.

John McClellan high school picks: How did John pick ’em Friday night?   McClellan

Georgia Middle School Athletic Association: Second round playoff pairings for today 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.

High school state cross country

Woodland High School Girl’s Cross Country team won the Class 5A State title on Friday. (photo from GHSA)

State Cross Country results: Woodland High School won the Class 5A girls state championship. McKenna Trapheagen of Woodland placed first individually with a time of 19:07.00. Woodland’s Carli Clymer was 10th with a time of 20:18.95, followed by Angela Cochran, with a time of 20:24.86; Rylee Evans, with a time of 29:52.66; Cheyenne Spinks, with a time of 21:22.21; and Marlee Bowles, with a time of 22:12.28.

The Rome High School boys cross country team finished 9th in the state. Top finishers for Rome were Patrick Motes, with a time of 17:59.78; Kadras Real, with a time of 18:14.55; John Finn, with a time of 18:28.63; Gary Jones, with a time of 18:32.73; Mutsa Nyamuranga, with a time of 19:09.67; Anthony Linatoc, with a time of 19:19.04, and Aaron Loya, with a time of 19:26.36.

The Rome High girls cross country team finished 13th in the state at the Class 5A Meet this morning in Carrollton. Top finishers were Eleanor Bailey, with a time of 23:07.00; Kaitlyn Stahl, with a time of 22:59.59; Lucia Loarca-Garcia, with a time of 23:40.25; Laura McCurry, with a time of 23:45.07; Josie Cole, with a time of 24:17.69, and Zoe Rodin, with a time of 25:09.27. (update provided by John McClellan)


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

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

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

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


Berry Volleyball hosts SAA tournament this weekend: Media release: The Vikings, by virtue of their No. 1 seed, are hosts of the league tournament this weekend. Tournament website

Berry Volleyball earns three awards, places seven on All-SAA teams. Release. The Southern Athletic Association has announced the 2018 SAA Volleyball All-Conference honorees with seven Vikings earning recognition. Emily Hancock claimed the SAA Player of the Year, Laura Beier earned SAA Defensive Player of the Year and head coach Caitlyn Moriarty earned as Coach of the Year. Carson VanCampen also earned All-SAA first-team recognition, joining Beier and Hancock. Micayla Bedoian earned second-team honors while Emily Rapach, Christina Goforth and Jordan Leitch earned All-SAA honorable mention.

Shorter Lady Hawks basketball falls in season opener at Georgia State, 73-51. Shorter / Schedule

GHC Chargers traveled to Mariana, Florida to take part in the Chipola College Classic and came away with a 86-79 win over Enterprise State. The Chargers had 3 players in double digits, led by Cahiem Brown with 29 points , Derrick Cook had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Khalyl Watters had 10. The Chargers out rebounded Enterprise State 51 to 41, with 37 of those coming on the defensive end. The Chargers return to action tomorrow in game two of the Chipola Classic as they take on a tough Miami Dade College team. Tip-off is 1 p.m.

GHC Lady Chargers traveled to Morristown, Tennessee for the Walters State Classic, falling 69-55 to the Lady Senators of Walters State. The Lady Chargers were led by Ciara Thompson with 20 points followed by Destiny Marshall with 10. The Lady Chargers return to action tomorrow with a 1 p.m. tip-off versus Roane State.


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


From the 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 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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