Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Season-ending local soccer report. Model, Berry standout Michelle Abernathy Lane to speak at Cross Country Banquet. This weekend’s football playoff plans: Berry, high school, middle school.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Season-ending local soccer report. Model, Berry standout Michelle Abernathy Lane to speak at Cross Country Banquet. This weekend’s football playoff plans: Berry, high school, middle school.

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

The YMCA Arsenal Rome Select soccer teams closed out the season with a 7-4 record to make it 52 wins, 49 losses, and 13 ties for the season.

The G’04 C-Red were the top performers, finished the fall season with 2 wins, and earned 2nd place in the C Red division with an 8-2 record. The 2nd place finish means they will move up to the B division in Fall 2019. On Saturday, Arsenal down Ambush White at Grizzard Park 5-1. Malone Christen recorded a hat trick with three goals and Carlee Brock added two of her own. Joey Kunczewski had an assist. Sophie Gaither recorded three saves in goal. On Sunday, Arsenal beat UFA Black 5-2 at Grizzard Park. Olivia Beach started the scoring by dribbling the ball nearly the length of the field and slotting a shot home. Joey Kunczewksi added two goals, Malone Christen added a goal and an assist, Emily Wyatt scored a goal and Carlee Brock tallied an assist. Sophie Gaither notched three saves in goal. Malone Christen finished the season tied for 1st in the league in goals with 12. Kunczewski finished in 3rd with 10. The team finished tied with SSA Chelsea Black in points but grabbed 2nd place via the head-to-head tiebreak, because Arsenal beat Chelsea Black 3-1 earlier in the season. The girls will next play in the Generation Adidas Cup in early December.

  • The G’06 C-West lost to 3rd place Columbus Red Star 3-0.  Their 5-3-2 record left them in 4th place.
  • The G’04 C-Blue beat the Roswell Lady Chiefs 5-0 and lost to the Dekalb Y Wolves 2-1. Their 4-6 record put them in 6thplace.
  • The G’02 A lost to Roswell’s Lady Chiefs 2-0. Their 6-5 record puts them in 4th place.
  • The G’00 B Red beat Barrow County’s Piedmont SA 7-0.
  • The B’06 III Yellow beat the Cherokee Impact 4-0 to finish their season in 3rd place with 32 points from a 6-2-1 record.
  • The B’05 I finished the season with an 8-3-1 record, in 3rd place with 42 points.
  • The B’04 II-B closed their season with a 2-8 record in 9thplace.
  • The B’03 I beat Concorde Fire Central Elite 3-1 to close out the season. Their 7-2-3 record leaves them in 3rd place.
  • The B’01 I lost to Augusta Arsenal 2-0 to close out their season.
  • The B’00 I B closed out their season in Troup county with a 4-2 win over AFC Lightning. Their 7-2-1 record gives them 2nd place on goal differential. We wish them the best as they move on to college.
  • Compiled by Roy Dickinson


John McClellan high school football playoff picks: Wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart; rough night for Darlington, Chattooga, Trion. McClellan

Second round playoffs Friday night:

Class 2A

  • Rockmart will host Bremen.
  • Chattooga at Rabun Co.

Class 3A

  • Calhoun will host Lovett.

Class 4A

  • Cartersville will host Ridgeland.

Class 5A

  • Rome will host Cedar Shoals, Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Pep Rally on Thursday, 6 p.m., Barron Stadium.

Class A: private / public

  • Darlington will host Aquinas.
  • Trion at Schley Co.

Updated: Unity Christian School’s Middle School Football Team hosts state championship game set for Friday. 5:30 p.m. at Shorter University (on the field on campus). The Lions will be playing Cherokee Christian School for the state title. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students since it is a GICAA-sanctioned event.  Only GICAA Coaches Passes will be accepted.

Georgia Middle School Athletic Association championship games Saturday at East Paulding High School: Rome 6th Grade will play Cambridge at 11 a.m.; Rome 7th Grade will play East Paulding at 3:30 p.m.

COLLEGES/football Saturday.

Berry Vikings to host Maryville in round one of the NCAA Division III football playoffs at noon Saturday.  The NCAA Division III Football Committee announced the field of 32 teams for the 2018 NCAA Division III Football Championship, with the Berry College Vikings selected to host the Maryville College Scots on Saturday at noon to open round one play. The Vikings were one of 26 teams to earn automatic bids courtesy of their third straight Southern Athletic Association championship. Berry closed the regular season with a 9-1 overall record. Berry will meet the Scots for the second time this season, who enter the postseason with a 7-2 record after securing the USA South’s automatic bid.The two teams met to open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 at Valhalla Stadium. Berry won that game 38-3 and has won the last three meetings between the two programs. The Vikings enter the postseason averaging 36.6 points per game, allowing 16.3 points per game on the year. Maryville averages 26.4 points per contest and allows 15.7.
  • About the game: Ticket prices will be $10 for adults, $5 for students with student identification, children under 12 and seniors. Children 2 years of age and younger are free. There will be no online ticket purchases or complimentary tickets. Fans can purchase tickets early at the Krannert Center Info Desk on Berry’s campus later in the week. Ticket pricing subject to change.
  • More information will be posted to and @BerryVikings on Twitter in the coming days.
  • Vikings drop to no. 20 in Division III poll. D3 rankings / Berry no. 18 in the final coaches poll. Coaches

Berry: Hosts Maryville in opening round of the NCAA Playoffs. Noon kickoff. 

Georgia Bulldogs: At home vs. Massachusetts, 4 p.m., SEC Network. Schedule / SEC Schedule

Georgia Tech: At home vs. Virginia, 3:30 p.m. Schedule  / ACC Schedule


Berry College: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

Shorter University: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

Georgia Highlands: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

Georgia Northwestern: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule

VanCampen earns Volleyball’s First All-America First-Team Nod. Release. The American Volleyball Coaches Association) announced its 38th annual AVCA All-America teams on Tuesday, with Berry College’s Carson VanCampe.n becoming the first Berry volleyball first-team selection in program history. Joining VanCampen, Emily Hancock and Laura Beier earned All-America honorable mention honors.


Atlanta Falcons (4-5). Next: Host Dallas Cowboys, 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

Atlanta Braves skipper Brian Snitker named 2018 National League Manager of the Year Award. Snitker received 17 first-place votes and was included on each of the 30 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He finished ahead of Milwaukee’s Craig Counsell, who received 11 first-place votes. Colorado’s Bud Black and Chicago’s Joe Maddon each received one first-place vote. MLB

The Rome Braves and Atlanta Braves congratulate manager Brian Snitker on winning the 2018 National League Manager of the Year award. Snitker captured 17 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA), which has presented the award since 1983.  While never managing in Rome, Snitker is a huge supporter of Rome Braves Baseball having attended the annual Hot Stove Gathering for many consecutive years.  In 2016 when Rome was awarded Baseball America’s Minor League Team of the Year, Snitker was in attendance in Washington, D.C. as the team accepted the award.”


The 2018 edition of Teach me Tennis ended Sunday at the Downtown Tennis Center with Johnson Elementary and Glenwood Primary as champions of the Teach me Tennis Tournament. Each school won the elementary and primary school division respectively.  Students at Glenwood Primary, Johnson Elementary, Armuchee Elementary, Eastside Elementary, Darlington School and Model Elementary competed for chance to win the tournament. The tournament is an important event for all of the participants and their parents as it showcases all of the new skills the students learned over the prior weeks.  For more on the program: JP Selle,


Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County is Saturday. 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 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.
  • Former Model High and Berry College standout Michelle Abernathy Lane will be the guest speaker the 2018 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet to be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., in the Krannert Ballroom at Berry College. “We are very excited that Michelle will be speaking this year,” race director Jay Stephenson said. “Through hard work and perseverance she emerged as one of the top runners in the country but more importantly, she learned how to be successful in life. I know her message to our young athletes will be an inspiring one.” After earning multiple All-State honors in track and cross country at Model, Michelle added to her lists of accomplishments at Berry where she became an NAIA National Champion in the marathon and a 12-time NAIA All-American in cross country and track. She still holds three Berry school records in the 3,000 meters (10:01), the 5,000 (17:10) and the 10,000 (35:58.)
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