Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Bundle up for Friday night high school playoffs, Shorter’s season finale on Saturday. NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament starts Friday at Berry.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Bundle up for Friday night high school playoffs, Shorter’s season finale on Saturday. NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament starts Friday at Berry.

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

 

 
Great story from D3Football about the Berry Vikings as they continue to rally around fallen colleague Justus Edwards. The story

Ware Mechanical Sports Weather Summary: Look for 48 degrees with an 8-mph wind at kickoff time Friday night for area high school games. Saturday’s Shorter game at Barron Stadium at 1 p.m. will have about the same conditions; Saturday’s high is forecast to be 49 degrees. Bundle up.

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, Trion. Darlington has a bye this week. McClellan

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

Class 2A

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

Class 3A

  • Fannin County at Calhoun

Class 4A

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

Class 5A

  • 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: 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

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.


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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