Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Standings, schedules for AA high school basketball teams. Berry men’s basketball now in first place. NFL championship round set; next Sunday’s winners advance to Super Bowl in Atlanta on Feb. 3.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Standings, schedules for AA high school basketball teams. Berry men’s basketball now in first place. NFL championship round set; next Sunday’s winners advance to Super Bowl in Atlanta on Feb. 3.

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.


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Above: AA Region 7 boys standings as of Jan. 14. Below, AA Region 7 girls standings as of Jan. 14. Courtesy of MaxPreps

Tuesday/boys

Armuchee at Chattooga, 7:30 p.m.

Pepperell at Coosa, 7:30 p.m.

Model vs. Gordon Central, 7:30 p.m.

Darlington at Christian Heritage, 7:30 p.m.

Rome at Cass, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday/girls

Armuchee at Chattooga, 6 p.m.

Pepperell at Coosa, 6 p.m.

Model vs. Gordon Central, 6 p.m.

Darlington at Christian Heritage, 6 p.m.

Rome at Cass, 6 p.m.

Saturday/boys

East Paulding at Rome, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday/girls

East Paulding at Rome, 6 p.m.


COLLEGES/basketball

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

Women: Vikings 50-46 over Centre. The Berry College women’s basketball team claimed its first Southern Athletic Association (SAA) win of the year on Sunday afternoon, besting the Centre College Colonels 50-46 to improve to 5-11 overall. Berry is now 1-4 in SAA play. The loss dropped Centre to 9-7 overall and 2-3 in league play. The Vikings put three players in double-figures including Jana Morning, Alex Weems and Eveline Parsons.

Men: A really big W for Berry, 77-68. The Berry College men’s basketball team drained 14 three-pointers in the team’s first ever regular-season victory over the Centre College Colonels on Sunday afternoon, claiming first place in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) with a 77-68 final score. The Vikings improved to 11-4 overall and 4-1 in the SAA, already matching the team’s win total from last season. Centre falls to 13-3 overall and are also 4-1 in league play.

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

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

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

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:

Championship Sunday, Jan. 20:

NFC Championship Game, 3:05 p.m. (Fox): Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints.

AFC Championship Game, 6:40 p.m. (CBS). Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots.

Divisional Round

Sunday, Jan. 13

AFC: Chargers flattened by New England Patriots, 41-28.

NFC: No repeat for the Philadelphia Eagles as they fall to the New Orleans Saints, 20-14.

Saturday

AFC: Kansas City Chiefs beat Indianapolis Colts, 31-13.

NFC:  Los Angeles Rams top Dallas Cowboys, 30-22 to advance to NFC title game.


BASEBALL

The Rome Braves’ 2019 Hot Stove Gathering will be held at the Forum River Center on Monday, Jan. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Scheduled guests include the Rome Braves manager Matt Tuiasosopo, hitting coach Bobby Moore and coach Wigberto Nevarez. In addition to the Rome staff, National League Manager of the Year Brian Snitker along with Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Alex Anthopoulos will also be on hand. Expanded details
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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