Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Darlington, Rockmart, Chattooga, Sonoraville girls open high school basketball playoffs at home; boys’ home openers include Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart and Chattooga. Two days left for half-price Leprechaun-a-thon entry fees.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Darlington, Rockmart, Chattooga, Sonoraville girls open high school basketball playoffs at home; boys’ home openers include Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart and Chattooga. Two days left for half-price Leprechaun-a-thon entry fees.

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
Click the above to find a path to all the brackets (this is the link to the 2A Girls bracket). Also, each classification below (Class 5A, for example) has a direct link to that classifcation’s bracket. Source: Georgia High School Association.
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.

Class 5A

  • Rome at Maynard Jackson, 6 p.m.
  • Cass at Riverwood, 6 p.m.

Class 4A

  • Cedartown at Madison County, 6 p.m.

Class 3A

  • Cherokee Bluff at Sonoraville, 7 p.m.

Class 2A

  • Washington at Rockmart, 6 p.m.
  • Therrell at Chattooga, 6 p.m.
  • Model at KIPP Atlanta Charter, 6 p.m.
  • Gordon Central at Douglass, 5:30 p.m.

Class A / private

  • Darlington will host Galloway, 6 p.m.

Class A / public

  • Trion will travel to Pelham, 6 p.m.

GICAA Division 1-A

  • Unity Christian drew a bye in the first round and will play Georgia Christian School at 4 p.m. Friday at Brewton-Parker College.

BOYS First Round Games

Class 5A

  • Rome at Riverwood, 8 p.m.

Class 4A

  • Madison County at Cartersville, 7 p.m. Friday, at The Storm Center.
  • Cedartown at St. Pius X, 7:30 p.m.

Class 3A

  • East Hall at Calhoun, 6 p.m. Saturday

Class 2A

  • Hapeville at Rockmart, 7:30 p.m.
  • Douglass at Chattooga, 6 p.m.
  • Model at Therrell:  7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Coosa at South Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.

Class A

  • Darlington boys will host Hebron Christian.

GICAA Division 1-A

  • Unity Christian beat David Emanuel Academy 60-50 Tuesday night in the first round of the GICAA boys state basketball tournament. UCS will play Highland Christian Academy Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brewton Parker College in the quarterfinals.

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 (17-10, 14-2 ) in GCAA play return to action on Saturday as they travel to Albany Tech tip off 2 p.m.
  • Chargers: The Chargers travel to Waycross on Wednesday as they take on South Georgia State.

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

  • The Bobcats head to Carrollton on Saturday to take on West Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. and both the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats will close out the regular season at home on Feb. 19 with a doubleheader. The Lady Bobcats will face Dalton State’s club team at 6 p.m., followed by the Bobcats’ game with the Hiwassee College JV squad at 7:30.

SOCCER
Arsenal spring recreational soccer league is back:  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.

  • Half price registration this week for Leprechaun-a-thon. “Attention all who are feeling lucky… half off week is here! Sign up this week only for a fifty percent discount to run or walk the 2019 Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon on March 16th. The cost is $12.50 to run and $10 to walk this week only.” For more.
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