Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest high school signings. Darlington, Trion in the A public, private basketball title hunts. Perfect 21-0 for Unity middle school boys. Honors for Berry softball star. Latest community sports calendar.
Congratulations to Armuchee High Senior Jacob Stanley who will continue his education and baseball career at Bryan College.
Congratulations to Pepperell High Senior Camron Miles who will continue his education and football career at Highland Community College.
Berry softball’s Bayleigh Masterson has been selected as one of 50 players named to the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list. Details below.
State High School 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 that 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: Bracket links are in each classification; just click Class 5A for the bracket.
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.
Berry softball: Berry’s Bayleigh Masterson has been selected as one of 50 players named to the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list. The summary will be trimmed in the coming months, until just one player remains at the conclusion of the season. Masterson is one of just 11 sophomores to make the cut. The list is compiled annually by the NFCA’s Division III All-America committee. The list will subsequently be cut to 25 and 10 as the season progresses, before the winner is chosen following the completion of the NCAA Championship. The list will be adjusted along the way to assure the best players are being considered, with the eventual winner coming from the group of 10 finalists. Masterson earned the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Newcomer of the Year honor last season and was selected to the NFCA All-Region team. She closed last season hitting .377 with 52 hits, 49 RBI’s and nine home runs.
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.
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.