Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports:  Latest local soccer results. A look at this week’s high school playoffs. Berry, Shorter end regular football seasons Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest local soccer results. A look at this week’s high school playoffs. Berry, Shorter end regular football seasons Saturday.

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

Back row (left to right): Gavyn Williams, Steven Villatoro, Joseph Hall, Jacob Davis, Bleu Winters, Maddox Pyle, Yejezkel Parada, Cristian Delgado, Joshua Hernandez, and Will Payne.


The YMCA Arsenal Rome Select soccer teams maintained their .500 average with a 4-4-1 record this weekend to make it 45 wins, 45 losses, and 13 ties for the season.

  • The B’05 I closed out the Classic I fall season with a 12-0 win at home against Cherokee Impact FC. Arsenal goals were scored by Cristian Delgado (2), Isaiah Johnson (2), Cesar Perez (2), Gavyn Williams (2), Jacob Davis (1), Tyler Garrett (1), Joshua Hernandez (1), and Tucker Wright (1). Arsenal assists were earned by Cesar Perez (2), Yejezkel Parada (2), Tyler Garrett (1), Maddox Pyle (1), Will Payne (1), and Joshua Hernandez (1). Goalkeeper Will Payne recorded no saves, as the Arsenal defense did not allow any Impact shots on goal. The team finished the fall season with an 8-3-1 record, earning 3rd place (out of 12) with 42 points.
  • The B’04 II-B lost to UFA Lawrenceville 4-0 and Inter Atlanta FC 1-0 to close their season with a 2-8 record in 9thplace.
  • The B’03 I beat MOBA 2-0. Their 6-2-3 record has them in 3rd place. They host the Concorde Fire Central Elite next weekend to close out their season.
  • The B’01 I lost to Steamers 4-0 and tied Inter Atlanta 3-3. They host Augusta Arsenal next weekend to close their season.
  • The B’00 I B beat 1stplace MOBA 2-0. Their 6-2-1 record has them in 3rd place. They close out their season next weekend in Troup county with AFC Lightning.
  • The G’06 C-West took the weekend to play in the GA Presidents Cup and went 1-2. They beat the Dekalb Y 2-1, lost to GA Storm Elite 2-0, and lost to Henry County Elite 3-2.  Their 5-2-2 record has them in 4th place. They host 3rdplace Columbus Red Star this weekend.
  • The G’02 A beat Rockdale’s 5thplace Lady Revolution 5-2. Their 6-4 record has them in 4thplace. They close out their season next weekend at Roswell’s Lady Chiefs.
  • The G’00 B Red lost to Steamers FC 6-0. They close out their season at Barrow County’s Piedmont SA next weekend.
  • Compiled by Roy Dickinson.


John McClellan’s high school playoff picks: Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart should advance to next round; rough nights ahead for Pepperell, Coosa, Cedartown, Chattooga, Trion. Darlington has a bye this week. McClellan

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: 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


Berry 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.

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


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