Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cartersville’s Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers dominate Alabama to win college football’s national championship. Big night of high school basketball tonight. Three Rivers Throwdown returns to Unity Christian on Jan. 26.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cartersville’s Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers dominate Alabama to win college football’s national championship. Big night of high school basketball tonight. Three Rivers Throwdown returns to Unity Christian on Jan. 26.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fil-A, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence amid the confetti celebrating the national championship. College Football Playoff photo.

COLLEGES/football

Clemson dominates Alabama 44-16 to win the college football national championship; Cartersville’s Trevor Lawrence named game’s MVP: Cartersville High’s Trevor Lawrence, who set records with the Purple Hurricanes as a two-time state champion quarterback, appears to be starting his college career the same way. A true freshman, Lawrence lit up the Crimson Tide’s storied defense, passing for 347 yards and three touchdowns, earning the title of offensive player of the game. ”It’s been an awesome journey. It’s really unbelievable,” Lawrence told the Associated Press. Click Clemson Tigers / Crimson Tide

Final AP Top 25 of the season: Clemson no. 1, ‘Bama no. 2, Georgia and Florida tie at seventh: How did your team finish? Here’s the list. 


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Tuesday/girls

Rome hosts Paulding Co., 6 p.m.

Armuchee at Model, 6 p.m.

Coosa at Rockmart, 6 p.m.

Pepperell vs. Chattooga, 6 p.m.

Darlington at North Cobb Christian, 6 p.m.

Unity hosts Shiloh Hills Christian, 6 p.m.

Tuesday/boys

Rome hosts Paulding Co., 7:30 p.m.

Armuchee at Model, 7:30 p.m.

Coosa at Rockmart, 7:30 p.m.

Pepperell vs. Chattooga, 7:30 p.m.

Darlington at North Cobb Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Unity hosts Shiloh Hills Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Friday/boys

Rome at Woodland, 7:30 p.m.

Friday/girls

Rome at Woodland, 6 p.m.

Saturday/boys

Rome vs. Kell, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday/girls

Rome vs. Kell, 6 p.m.


COLLEGES/basketball

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

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

From Shorter: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, both the women’s and men’s basketball games against Mississippi College tonight (1/7/2019) have been postponed until a further date.  Shorter University and Mississippi College are working on scheduling a make up date for the games.”

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

The Chargers (13-2, 1-0 in conference play) at South Georgia Tech, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Chargers return to action on Wednesday as they travel to Americus, Georgia to take on the Lady Jets of South Georgia Tech, tip off 5:30 p.m.

Georgia Northwestern: Men’s schedule / women’s schedule
Both Georgia Northwestern teams will be in action again this Tuesday hosting Barber-Scotia College, first tip off at 5 p.m.

NFL/Super Bowl in Atlanta Feb. 3. 

The road to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday, Feb. 3, sets up as follows, first starting with Wild Card Weekend. For more, click NFL Playoffs:

Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 12

AFC Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:35 p.m. (NBC)

NFC  Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 13

AFC: Chargers at New England Patriots, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)

NFC: Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)


BASEBALL

From the Rome Braves: 2019 schedule: Rome opens on the road April 4 in Kannapolis. Schedule / Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery


COMMUNITY

Three Rivers Throwdown returns to Unity Christian School on Jan. 26: The seventh annual edition, put together by CrossFit UCS, is a fundraiser for the school/athletics program at Unity Christian School. It draws from 40 to 50 teams (four members each) from across the Southeast, competing in the school’s gymnasium.The entry fee is $360 a team and it lasts from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. There is no admission fee but donations are welcome. Competing will be  CrossFit Chariot and CrossFit Rome as well as potential teams from Cartersville, Calhoun and perhaps as far away as Charleston, S.C. Details: Contact Tim Arrington (email: crossfitucs@gmail.com) or click Facebook.

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