Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Coosa High wins state volleyball championship for second year in row. State high school cross country updates. Shorter loses on road at North Alabama. UGA clinches SEC East title.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Coosa High wins state volleyball championship for second year in row. State high school cross country updates. Shorter loses on road at North Alabama. UGA clinches SEC East title.

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High school state volleyball playoffs. 

Coosa High wins back-to-back state volleyball championships. GHSA photo.

The Coosa Lady Eagles Volleyball team wins the GHSA Class A/2A Public State Volleyball Championship for the second year in a row! Coosa defeated Elite Scholars Academy 3 sets to 1. (21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19).


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

Class AA

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

Class AAA

  • Fannin County at Calhoun

Class AAAA

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


  • Jackson (Atlanta) at Rome

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

From Rome City Schools: Rome High School will host Jackson, Atlanta in round one of the state playoffs on Friday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are set by GHSA at $8 for the first round. There will be no pre-sale ticket opportunities so those who wish to attend the game will need to buy tickets at the gate on November 9th.

Saturday’s scores:

  • Georgia School for the Deaf (2-4) at Carolina Schools for the Deaf (1-2) (Saturday)

John McClellan high school picks: New picks for Nov. 9 coming Monday.

Georgia Middle School Athletic Association:

  • Rome Sixth Grade beats Creekview, 36-14, to advance to next round of playoffs.
  • Rome Seventh Grade beats River Ridge, 52-7, to advance to next round of playoffs.
  • Rome Eighth Grade falls to Centennial, 36-13.

High school state cross country championships

Armuchee High’s Boys Cross Country team finished in 2nd place in GHSA State Class 2A Championships. (GHSA photo)

Class 2A Boys: Armuchee finished 2nd, Pepperell finished 9th and Coosa finished 10th.

Class 2A Girls: Armuchee finished 3rd, Model finished 9th and Cosoa finished 13th.

Class 4A Boys: Cartersville finished 6th.


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

Shorter: Hawks fall 41-14 at North Alabama. Next: At home vs. Florida Tech, 1 p.m. Schedule

Georgia Bulldogs: Georgia tops Kentucky, 34-17, to clinch the SEC East title. Next: At home vs. Auburn, Saturday at 7 p.m., ESPN. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets win 38-28 over North Carolina. Next: At home vs. Miami, TBA. Schedule  / ACC Schedule


Berry Volleyball hosts SAA tournament this weekend: Berry Vikings win 3 out of 5 sets on Saturday to advance to the finals against Birmingham-Southern today at 1 p.m. Tournament website

GHC Lady Chargers: Playing their second game in consecutive days the Lady Chargers come away with a 88-57 win over Roane State. GHC was led by Destiny Marshall with 25 points followed by Sharai Lay with 16, and Jessica Yates with 9. The Lady Chargers travel to Andrew College on Saturday, tip-off 2 p.m.

GHC Chargers: The Chargers lose a close one to Miami Dade College 106-102. The Chargers were led  by Khalyl Watters with 32 points, Cahiem Brown had 24, Michael Vargas Baez had 12, and Carl Johnson had 10. The Chargers return to action on Friday at home versus Motlow State, tip-off 8 p.m.

The Georgia Northwestern Bobcats and Lady Bobcats opened the 2018-2019 basketball season with a road doubleheader in Griffin, Ga. against old nemesis Southern Crescent Technical College on Saturday. Lady Bobcats lost 75-42 and the Bobcats lost 99-51.The Lady Bobcats host Dalton State College at the Roosville Athletic Center on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Bobcats will not be in action again until Nov. 13 at Covenant College junior varsity Squad at 5 p.m. For more information on all Georgia Northwestern athletics, log on to


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 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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