Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school basketball tournament results, schedule. Conor Foster to lead Cartersville football. Berry announces fall football games. Links to new Braves/Floyd County contract. Calhoun High football legend Hal Lamb retires.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school basketball tournament results, schedule. Conor Foster to lead Cartersville football. Berry announces fall football games. Links to new Braves/Floyd County contract. Calhoun High football legend Hal Lamb retires.

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.

New Cartersville Football Coach Conor Foster and his wife, Kim, and two children. Cartersville City Schools.
BUSY SPORTS DAY
  • Rome/Atlanta Braves, Floyd County extend contract for State Mutual Stadium. About the deal. Home page
  • Calhoun High’s decorated head football coach, Hal Lamb, retires. Field at Phil Reeve Stadium named in his honor. Lamb
  • Cartersville High School principal Shelley Tierce announced to the Cartersville City School Board the promotion of Conor Foster to replace Joey King as the Cartersville High School head football coach. Since 2014, Foster has served as the CHS varsity football defensive coordinator and also as a teacher and weight training coordinator at Cartersville Middle School. During Foster’s 14 years of coaching, he has gained experience as a defensive coordinator, safeties coach, junior varsity head coach and varsity quarterback coach. Tierce said, “We have such confidence in the strength of our program and the qualifications of our coaching staff, we felt it was more than appropriate to initially look within for Coach King’s replacement. Coach Foster has a long record of coaching accomplishments, but one of his best qualities, in my opinion, is his passion for developing student-athletes into strong individuals capable of success both on and off the playing field.” Foster’s wife, Kim, is a teacher at Cartersville High School and the couple has two children.
  • Berry College football releases 2019 schedule. The now three-time Southern Athletic Association champions will open at Maryville on Sept. 7. The team’s home opener is  Sept. 14 against LaGrange. Senior day is set for the final game of the regular season against Austin College on Nov. 16. Online ticket sales are expected to go live in August. Football.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Latest from the tournaments.
Unity Christian Girls get 48-29 win over Shiloh Hills, onto the state tournament: For the sixth year, the Lady Lions are region champions in the GICAA. Next stop, state playoffs starting Monday. Courtesy of Kathy Whitehead.
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

Carrollton 56 Cass 47
Villa Rica 56 Rome 38

Friday: At Villa Rica
4:00 Cass v. Rome (3rd Place)
7:00 Villa Rica v. Carrollton (Championship)

Boys Schedule

Villa Rica 68 Carrollton 61
Kell 77 Rome 66

Friday: At Villa Rica
5:30 Carrollton v. Rome (3rd Place)
8:30 Villa Rica v. Kell (Championship)


REGION 5 / 4A

Girls Tournament.

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

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

Region 6-3A
Boys
Coahulla Creek 51 Sonoraville 46
No Score Found on L-FO and Ringgold

Friday Semifinals
5:30 Calhoun v. Coahulla Creek
8:30 North Murray v. L-FO/Ringgold

Saturday

  • Consolation 4:30
  • Championship 7:30

Girls
North Murray 62 Calhoun 42
Sonoraville 57 L-FO 36

Friday Semifinals
4:00 Coahulla Creek v. North Murray
7:00 Ringgold v. Sonoraville

Saturday

  • Consolation 3:00
  • Championship 6:00

 

REGION 6/ A-GIRLS

Wednesday

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

  • West Florida women 62, Shorter women 56
  • West Florida men 91 Shorter 65

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

  • Lady Chargers: 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


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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