Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Updates on high school signings. Also: Latest on high school basketball tournaments. Local college sports notes. Rome Braves’ National Anthem tryouts Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Updates on high school signings. Also: Latest on high school basketball tournaments. Local college sports notes. Rome Braves’ National Anthem tryouts Saturday.

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. The following 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)

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Latest from the tournaments.
REGION 7 2A
GIRLS
Friday:
4 p.m. Model vs. Chattooga
7 p.m. Rockmart vs.  Gordon Central.
Saturday:
2 p.m. Consolation game.
6 p.m. Regional championship.
BOYS
Friday:
5:30 p.m. Rockmart vs. Model
8:30 p.m. Chattooga vs. Coosa
Saturday:
3:30 p.m. Consolation game.
7:30 p.m. Region championship.
REGION 7 5A TOURNAMENTS

Girls Schedule

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

Thursday/ At Villa Rica

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

Friday

  • 5:30 Consolation
  • 7:00 Championship

REGION 5 / 4A

Girls Tournament

Wednesday/ At Cartersville

  • Central of Carrollton girls 43 LaGrange 32
  • Cedartown defeated Cartersville 45-35.

Friday/ At Sandy Creek

  • #2 Troup County v. Cedartown/4:00
  • #1 Sandy Creek v. Central of Carrollton 7:00

Saturday/ At Sandy Creek

  • Consolation 3:00
  • Championship 6:00

Boys Tournament

Wednesday/At Cartersville

  • Cedartown Bulldogs overcome a 16-point second half deficit to defeat Chapel Hill 58-55; clinch state playoff spot.
  • Cartersville defeated LaGrange 61-55.

Friday/At Sandy Creek

  • #2 Troup County v. Cartersville 5:30
  • #1 Sandy Creek v. Cedartown 8:30

Saturday/At Sandy Creek

  • Consolation 4:30
  • Championship 7:30

REGION 6 3A TOURNAMENT AT RINGGOLD

Girls

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

  • Consolation 3:00
  • Championship 6:00

Boys

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

  • Consolation 4:30
  • Championship 7:30

REGION 6 A

Boys Tournament

Wednesday

At Trion

  • Mt. Bethel downs Darlington, 59-41.
  • Mt. Pisgah 70 North Cobb Christian 46

At Christian Heritage

  • #2A Christian Heritage falls to Walker, 59-45
  • #1B St. Francis wins.

Friday/At Trion

  • Mt. Bethel vs. Mt. Pisgah 4:30
  • Walker vs.  St. Francis 7:30

Saturday/ At Trion

  • Championship 6:00

REGION 6/ A-GIRLS

Wednesday

At Christian Heritage

  • Mt. Paran 69 Christian Heritage 38
  • Bowdon 65 Walker 26

At Trion

  • Darlington defeated kings Ridge 41-49.
  • St. Francis defeated Trion 78-37.

Friday/ At Trion

  • Mount Paran vs. Bowdon 3:00
  • Darlington will play St. Francis Friday at 6 at Trion.

Saturday/At Trion

  • Championship 4:30

COLLEGES/basketball

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 fought off a determined Central Georgia Tech squad to come away with a 65-59 win over the Lady Titans. They return to action on Saturday at home versus conference leader South Georgia Tech, tip off 2 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

COLLEGE/other

Berry Softball opens at no. 13 in NFCA Preseason Coaches Poll Release — The Berry College softball team will open the 2019 campaign this weekend ranked No. 13 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) preseason coaches poll. Berry is tied at No. 13 alongside Texas Lutheran and Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Vikings closed last season ranked No. 9 after falling to the eventual national champion Virginia Wesleyan Marlins in the NCAA Super Regionals.


SOCCER
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.

BASEBALL

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


COMMUNITY

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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