Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school basketball tournament results. First round state tournament match-ups. Rome High swimmers take first, third places in state championship.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school basketball tournament results. First round state tournament match-ups. Rome High swimmers take first, third places in state championship.

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.

SPORTS HEADLINES
  • Rome High’s Samson Mumber takes first place in GHSA Swimming & Diving Championships in 4A-5A 100-yard backstroke with time of 50.68.
  • Rome High’s Kena Davis takes third place in GHSA Swimming & Diving Championships in 4A-5A 50-yard freestyle with time of 21.16.
  • Calhoun High Boys Swim Team finishes in 2nd place overall in GHSA Swimming & Diving Championship in Class A-3A. The Calhoun Girls team finished in 5th place.
The Calhoun High boys and girls swim teams on Saturday (From Calhoun City Schools)

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Latest from the tournaments.
REGION 7 / 2A Tournament
GIRLS/Saturday:
Consolation game: Model beats Gordon Central, 53-44, to take 3rd seed for state tournament. .
Regional championship: Rockmart over Chattooga, 70-59, in OT to win region title.
BOYS/Saturday:
Consolation game: Model beats Coosa, 62-59, to take 3rd seed for state tournament.

Region championship: Chattooga beat Rockmart, 61-52, in OT to win region title.


REGION 5 / 4A Tournament

GIRLS/Saturday

  • Consolation: Cedartown falls to Central of Carrollton, 46-33.
  • Championship: Sandy Creek beat Troup County, 50-47.

BOYS/Saturday

  • Consolation: Troup County beat Cedartown, 72-46.
  • Championship: Cartersville falls to Sandy Creek, 78-64. Cartersville will have the 2nd seed in state tournament.

REGION 6 / 3A Tournament

GIRLS/Saturday

  • Championship: Sonoraville beat Coahulla Creek, 53-49, to win region title.

BOYS/Saturday

  • Championship: North Murray over Calhoun, 56-51. Calhoun has 2nd seed for state tournament.

State Basketball Tournament first round Match-ups (courtesy of John McClellan)

Georgia High School Association first round girls games will be played Friday night with first round boys games being played on Saturday. A school who is hosting both girls and boys first round games, may with the permission of the opposing teams, schedule both games on Saturday.

Girls First Round Games

Class 5A

  • Rome at Maynard Jackson
  • Cass at Riverwood

Class 4A

  • Cedartown at Madison County

Class 3A

  • Cherokee Bluff at Sonoraville

Class 2A

  • Washington at Rockmart
  • Therrell at Chattooga
  • Model at KIPP Atlanta Charter
  • Gordon Central at Douglass

Class A

Those pairings will be announced on Monday once power ratings are final. Darlington should make the Class A Private School playoffs and Trion should make the Class A Public School playoffs.

GICAA Division 1-A

Unity Christian drew a bye in the first round and will play the winner of Tuesday night’s game between Georgia Christian School and Rock Springs Christian Academy at 4 p.m. Friday at Brewton-Parker College.

Boys First Round Games

Class 5A

  • Rome at Riverwood

Class 4A

  • Madison County at Cartersville
  • Cedartown at St. Pius X

Class 3A

  • East Hall at Calhoun

Class 2A

  • Hapeville at Rockmart
  • Douglass at Chattooga
  • Model at Therrell
  • Coosa at South Atlanta

Class A

Those pairings will be announced on Monday once power ratings are final. Darlington should make the Class A Private School playoffs.

GICAA Division 1-A

Unity Christian School at David Emanuel Academy on Tuesday. The winner will play Highland Christian Academy at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brewton Parker College.


COLLEGES/basketball

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

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

  • Shorter Women: Lost to Valdosta State, 66-59, on Saturday.
  • Shorter Men: Lost to Valdosta State, 110-75, on Saturday.

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

  • Lady Chargers: Two of the top teams in GCAA battled it out at the Corral with the Lady Jets of South Georgia Tech coming away with the 85-70 win. The Lady Chargers were led by Jahnarria Brown and Sharai Lay with 17 points each, Cierrah Perdue had 13 points and 9 rebounds, and Nijeria Jordan had 12 points. The Lady Chargers (17-10, 14-2 ) in GCAA play returns to action on Saturday as they travel to Albany Tech tip off 2 p.m.
  • Chargers: Chargers get the win over South Georgia Tech, 83-77.

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

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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