Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry to host NCAA Division III volleyball regionals this weekend. Vikings hold at no. 9, 11 in latest football rankings. High school: Updates on football playoffs for Darlington, Trion.  Honors for Berry women’s, men’s soccer.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry to host NCAA Division III volleyball regionals this weekend. Vikings hold at no. 9, 11 in latest football rankings. High school: Updates on football playoffs for Darlington, Trion. Honors for Berry women’s, men’s soccer.

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2018 Division III Women's VolleyballBerry College has been selected as one of eight institutions to serve as a host site for the opening rounds of the 2018 NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament. 
The Vikings will host the eight-team regional beginning on Friday, Nov. 9 and running through Sunday, Nov. 11. The winner of the Mount Berry Regional will advance to the eight-team NCAA Division III National Championship in Pittsburgh from Nov. 15-17.  No. 17-ranked Berry will serve as the top-seed this weekend and face eighth-seeded Rose-Hulman to open competition on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Cage Center. Berry will also welcome No. 11 Emory, Meredith, No. 4 Colorado College, Washington & Lee, No. 21 Birmingham-Southern and No. 23 Mary Hardin-Baylor.
  • More college notes below.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

John McClellan’s high school playoff picks: Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart should advance to next round; rough nights ahead for Pepperell, Coosa, Cedartown, Chattooga. McClellan
  • Updates to John’s Monday column: With the A public and private power ratings now in hand, John looks at Darlington’s bye week (next game Nov. 17) and Trion’s game Friday night vs. Wilcox County.

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

Class AAAAA

  • Jackson (Atlanta) at Rome

Class A: private / public

  • Trion hosts Wilcox County.
  • Darlington has a bye; to play Friday’s winner of the Aquinas vs. Stratford Academy game on Nov. 17.

Rome Middle School will host the 6th and 7th Grade semifinals Saturday at Barron. 6th Grade will play Harrison at 5:30 p.m. followed by 7th Grade playing Creekview at 7:30. p.m. If they win, they will be in GMSAA championship games the next Nov. 17 at East Paulding High School.


COLLEGES/football this Saturday.

Berry Vikings, idle last Saturday, hold at no. 9 in the latest AFCA Division III Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, number 11 in NCAA Division III poll.  

Berry: At Trinity University, 2 p.m. Schedule

Shorter:  Home  vs. Florida Tech, 1 p.m. Schedule

Georgia Bulldogs: Home vs. Auburn on Saturday, 7 p.m., ESPN. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: Home Saturday vs. Miami, 7 p.m. Schedule  / ACC Schedule

COLLEGES/Other

Radosta Leads Five Women's Soccer All-SAA Selections

Radosta Leads Five Women’s Soccer All-SAA SelectionsRelease The Berry College women’s soccer program placed five total student-athletes on the All-Conference teams, the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) league offices announced on Monday. Berry’s Megan Radosta led the way as the lone first-team honoree. Olivia Nye, Vanessa Belanger and Samantha Schoppy earned second-team recognition with Alyssa Stevens earning a spot on the honorable mention squad.

Men's Soccer Places Five on All-SAA Teams

 

Men’s Soccer Places Five on All-SAA Teams. Release. The Southern Athletic Association has officially announced the 2018 SAA men’s soccer All-Conference honorees with five Vikings earning recognition. Berry’s Alec Jones and Jake Williamson earned first-team honors. Second-team selections included Steven Moore and Caleb Ford with Carson Oakes earning All-SAA honorable mention.

GHC Lady Chargers: The Lady Chargers travel to Andrew College on Saturday, tip-off 2 p.m.

GHC Chargers: The Chargers return to action on Friday at home versus Motlow State, tip-off 8 p.m.

GNTC: 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 www.bobcatscountry.com.


NFL

Atlanta Falcons (4-4). Next: At Cleveland, 1 p.m. Sunday on 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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