Updated Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest high school signings. Also: basketball tournament scores. Floyd County Schools fields first swim team. Local soccer sign-ups begin. Community sports updates.

Updated Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest high school signings. Also: basketball tournament scores. Floyd County Schools fields first swim team. Local soccer sign-ups begin. Community sports updates.

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.

From Rome City Schools: Congratulations to our Wolves who have chosen their new teams. Thefollowing players have committed to play for these schools in the fall (left to right)

  • Devin Floyd – Kennesaw State University
  • Octaveus Askew – Mars Hill
  • Knox Kadum – Virginia Tech
  • Jamious Griffin – Georgia Tech
  • Xavier Roberts – Florida Atlantic
  • Jamar Roberts – Cumberland
  • Marquis Glanton – Mars Hill

Floyd County Schools signings
Congratulations to Coosa High Senior Jalen Hodge who will continue his education and football career at Cumberland University. Front row (L to R): Robert Baker (brother and CHS assistant football coach) and Jalen Back row (L to R): Miriam McGhee (CHS assistant principal), Judson Cox (CHS assistant principal), Nathan Wehunt (CHS defensive coordinator), Todd Wheeler (CHS head football coach), and Jeff Shiflett (CHS athletic director)
Congratulations to Model High Senior Kidron Ford who will continue his education and football career at Shorter University. Front row (L to R): Donnye Ford (father), Kidron, Natasha Wright (mother) Back row (L to R): Ricky Ross (MHS head football coach), Todd Gilleland (MHS athletic director), and Scott Savage (MHS principal)
Congratulations to Armuchee High Senior Brayden Butler who will continue his education and football career at Shorter University. Front row (L to R): Brian (father), Brayden, and DeAnna (mother) Back row (L to R): Telisa Chapman (AHS athletic director), Lauren (sister), John Rhodarmer (AHS principal), Jeremy Green (AHS head football coach), and Caleb (brother)

Latest from the tournaments, all levels.
Chattooga 58 Dade County 53
Gordon Central 55, Armuchee 33
4 p.m. Model vs. Chattooga
7 p.m. Rockmart vs.  Gordon Central.
2 p.m. Consolation game.
6 p.m. Regional championship.
Model 82, Dade County 51
Coosa over Armuchee
5:30 p.m. Rockmart vs. Model
8:30 p.m. Chattooga vs. Coosa
3:30 p.m. Consolation game.
7:30 p.m. Region championship.

Girls Schedule

Tuesday/At Villa Rica

  • Rome 56, Hiram 53 (Rome qualifies for state tournament)
  • Villa Rica 88 East Paulding 43

At Carrollton

  • #3 Cass 49-35 over Kell (Cass qualifies for state)
  • Carrollton 87 East Paulding 79

Thursday/At Villa Rica

  • Carrollton v. Cass 4:00
  • Villa Rica v. Rome 7:00

Friday/At Villa Rica

  • Consolation 4:00
  • Championship 7:00

Boys Schedule

Tuesday/ At Kell

  • Rome edges Cass, 70-69. (Rome qualifies for state tournament).
  • Kell 74 Hiram 70

At Carrollton

  • #3 Paulding County v. #6 Villa Rica 5:30
  • #2 Carrollton v. #7 East Paulding

Thursday/ At Villa Rica

  • Carrollton/East Paulding v. Paulding County/Villa Rica 5:30
  • Kell v. Rome 8:30


  • 5:30 Consolation
  • 7:00 Championship


Girls Tournament

Wednesday/ At Cartersville

  • #4 Central of Carrollton v. #5 LaGrange 4:00
  • #3 Cedartown v. Cartersville

Friday/ At Sandy Creek

  • #2 Troup County v. Cedartown/Cartersville/Chapel Hill 4:00
  • #1 Sandy Creek v. Central/LaGrange 7:00

Saturday/ At Sandy Creek

  • Consolation 3:00
  • Championship 6:00

Boys Tournament

Wednesday/At Cartersville

  • #4 Cedartown v. #5 Chapel Hill 5:30
  • #3 Cartersville v. LaGrange

Friday/At Sandy Creek

  • #2 Troup County v. Cartersville/LaGrange/Central 5:30
  • #1 Sandy Creek v. Cedartown/Chapel Hill 8:30

Saturday/At Sandy Creek

  • Consolation 4:30
  • Championship 7:30




  • Calhoun 60, Murray County 48
  • L-FO 64 Adairsville 37


  • #3 North Murray v. Calhoun 4:00
  • #4 Sonoraville v. L-FO 7:00


  • #2 Coahulla Creek v. Winner of 1st Thursday Game 4:00
  • #1 Ringgold v. Winner of 2nd Thursday Game 7:00


  • Consolation 3:00
  • Championship 6:00



  • Sonoraville 43, Murray County 40
  • #5 Ringgold v. Adairsville 8:30


  • #3 Coahulla Creek v. Sonoraville 5:30
  • #4 L-FO v. Ringgold/Adairsville/Haralson County 8:30


  • #2 Calhoun v. Winner of 1st Thursday Game 5:30
  • #1 North Murray v. Winner of 2nd Thursday Game


  • Consolation 4:30
  • Championship 7:30


Boys Tournament


At Trion

  • Darlington downs Trion, 77-44.
  • Mt. Zion 59 Gordon Lee 49

At King’s Ridge

  • Mt. Pisgah 56 Mt. Paran 50
  • Mt. Bethel 49 Pinecrest Academy 36
  • Walker 66 Whitefield Academy 51


At Trion

  • Mt. Bethel v. Darlington  3:00
  • #1A North Cobb Christian v. Mt. Pisgah 4:30

At Christian Heritage

  • #2A Christian Heritage v. Walker 6:00
  • #1B St. Francis v. Gordon Lee 7:30

Friday/At Trion

  • Semifinal Between Winners of Wednesday Trion Games 4:30
  • Semifinal Between Winners of Wednesday Christian Heritage Games 7:30

Saturday/ At Trion

  • Championship 6:00



At Christian Heritage

  • Christian Heritage 39 Mt. Zion 14
  • #4A Trion v. #5A Gordon Lee 6:00

At Pinecrest Academy

  • Walker 43 Mt. Pisgah 31
  • King’s Ridge 53 Pinecrest Academy 36


At Christian Heritage

  • Christian Heritage/Mt. Zion/North Cobb Christian 3:00
  • Bowdon v. Walker 4:30

At Trion

  • #2A Darlington v. Kings Ridge/ 6:00
  • #1B St. Francis v. Trion/Gordon Lee 7:30

Friday/ At Trion

  • Semifinal Between Winners of Wednesday Christian Heritage Games 3:00
  • Semifinal Between Winners of Wednesday Trion Games 6:00

Saturday/At Trion

  • Championship 4:30


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

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

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

  • Lady Chargers: The Lady Chargers return to action on Wednesday at home versus Central Georgia Tech, tip off 5:30 p.m.
  • Chargers: The Chargers (19-4, 7-2 in conference play) return to action on Saturday at home versus South Georgia Tech, tip off 4 p.m.

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

Arsenal spring recreational soccer league is back:  We are ready for some soccer. For ages 4 to 15 for boys and girls.  Early registration continues through Feb. 26. Focus of this league is participation and fun. Fundamental skills of the game are developed and refined through games and activities.  Sportsmanship, respect and responsibility are all key components of this league. All our recreational coaches are licensed through Georgia Soccer. Every game starts with a prayer and ends with a handshake. Practices are held once a week for one hour. Practices begin March 4. Games are played on Fridays or Saturdays. Games begin March 15 and end May 11. (9 Week, 8 Game Season). Every child receives an award at the end of the season and there is a season-ending Cow Patty Bingo party sponsored by Southeastern Mills/Louisiana Hot Sauce for all players and their families. Age groups are U6, U8, U10, U12 and U15 with separate boys and girls divisions in each age group.      
  • Early registration discount: YMCA Members  $79, Non Members   $119. A $10 regular registration increase applies after Feb. 26.Cost includes jersey, end of season award and pizza party as well as Georgia Soccer Association registration.  For more: facebook.com/YMCARomeSoccer
Lil’ Gunners spring preschool soccer: Classes focus on introducing soccer through outrageously fun games and activities. We help develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills while providing physical exercise and developing players who are good teammates – on and off the soccer field. Classes meet at Grizzard Park on Thursday afternoons 5-5:35 p.m. There are a maximum of 15 participants per class so register as soon as you can. Cost: $25 for Y members; $40 for non members. Dates: Session 1 – March  7, 14, 21 & April 4.
 Session 2 – April  11, 18, 25 & May 2. Cost includes team shirt and medal.

Front row (L to R): Sophia Swann, Belle Bryant, Alexia Fowler, Brewer Blalock and assistant coach Lacie Hardigree. Back row (L to R): Michael Fuller, Finn Hall, head coach Lee Kaylor, Will Chandler and Blake Galenzoski. Not pictured: Molley Maddox.)


After many years of waiting, students swimmers from Armuchee High, Coosa High, Model High and Pepperell High finally received the opportunity to represent their schools in the pool. Students swam for their individual schools while competing on the Floyd County Schools Swim Team. Led by head coach Lee Kaylor and assistant coach Lacie Hardigree, the team amassed 12 swimmers early on. Starting with six girls and six boys on varsity, the team was competitive during its inaugural season.

Kaylor was a competitive swimmer who started swimming at age 7, competed until age 17, and was a member of the USA swim team swimming against hundreds of individuals across the southeast. “These 12 swimmers all had various levels of experience, yet they all competed fiercely and repeatedly placed in the top 50%, several times in the top 10%,” said Kaylor. “I am proud of these student athletes for stepping up to the difficult and demanding challenge that swimming requires. The 2019-2020 swim season will continue to build on the strong foundation that this year has provided. I could not be more proud of the 2018-2019 FCSST.”

said Coosa High sophomore Finn Hall: “When I first started swimming for FCSST, I had no idea it would be such an amazing journey. From getting to know new people, to getting better in the pool, it was a great experience.”

The following student athletes completed the season and received a certificate to letter:

  • Brewer Blalock, freshman, Model High
  • Belle Bryant, sophomore, Model High
  • Will Chandler, freshman, Model High
  • Alexia Fowler, sophomore, Model High
  • Michael Fuller, sophomore, Coosa High
  • Blake Galenzoski, sophomore, Pepperell High
  • Finn Hall, sophomore, Coosa High
  • Molley Maddox, freshman, Model High
  • Sophia Swann, sophomore, Model High

None of this would have been possible without the partnership Floyd County Schools has built with Darlington School to be able to use their swim facilities for the team to practice and compete locally.


Try out to sing the National Anthem at a 2019 Rome Braves home game. Tryouts are Saturday from 1-7 p.m. but must be scheduled by Friday. Auditions will be scheduled in 10-minute intervals. If you’d like to sign up, please email lori.george@braves.com or call 706-378-5107. No walk-ups on the day of tryouts.

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


Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame inductees for 2019 are Renny Bryner, Sally Echols, Dr. Gary Graves,  Jonathan Kilgo, David Mathis. Banquet is Feb. 25.  Hall of Fame

March 16: The Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon returns. Harbin Clinic once again is teaming with Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation and Parker Systems for the event, which is the largest 5K race in Northwest Georgia, featuring all the fun and festivities of the previous eight years rolled into one giant, green gala. Race day festivities kick off with the costume contest at 6:30 p.m. The 5K race, featuring a mostly flat and fast course, begins at 7:30 p.m. with the walk starting a few minutes after at 7:40 p.m. Event registration is open. Preregistration costs $25 for the 5K and $20 for the walk. Kids age 12 and under and groups of 10 or more athletes can register for $20 by visiting the parks and rec administration office at 1 Shorter Ave. For more.
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