Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves open 2019 season in Kannapolis tonight at 7; what to know. Latest high school signings. High school baseball scores, schedules.  Busy month in community sports.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves open 2019 season in Kannapolis tonight at 7; what to know. Latest high school signings. High school baseball scores, schedules. Busy month in community sports.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL SIGNINGS

Darlington senior Cam Watson signed to play football at Presbyterian College in a ceremony held in the Dodd Banquet Hall last Friday. He is pictured with coaches Brent Bell, Kevin Hunt, Tommy Atha, Dean Ratledge and family members Davis Watson, Brian Watson, Ami Tart and John Tart.

 

Congratulations to Coosa High Senior Brady Jacobs, who will continue his education and tennis career at Shorter University. Front row, left to right: Chris (father), Brady, and Mandy (mother). Back row, left to right: Dr. Miriam McGhee (CHS assistant principal), Abby (sister), Granger Surrett (CHS head tennis coach) and Judson Cox (CHS assistant principal)

 


HIGH SCHOOL/baseball

Wednesday

LaGrange falls to Cedartown, 5-4. Key win for Bulldogs.

Chattooga over Pepperell, 4-2.

Thursday

Rome at Chattooga

Model at Christian Heritage

Armuchee at Trion

Pepperell at Chattooga

Coosa hosts Mount Zion

Darlington at Cass

Friday

Model at Rockmart

Coosa at Armuchee


BASEBALL

Rome Braves’ 2019 schedule: Rome opens on the road tonight in Kannapolis. 7 p.m. Listen on 99.5 FM The Jock.

On Hometown Radio, WRGA 98.7 FM, 8:40 this morning: Kevin Karel, the voice of the Rome Braves heard on The Jock 99.5 FM, joins us to set up tonight’s season-opening game in Kannapolis.

Home opener on April 11 vs. Greenville. Magnet Schedule Giveaway to all fans through the gates; Thirsty Thursday – $2 domestic draft beer and fountain drinks; Wing Night – 10 wing for $5 at exclusively at the pizza stand on the third base side; and tenor Timothy Miller is set to perform the National Anthem and God Bless America. 2019 roster

Schedule / Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery

Atlanta Braves: Latest updates at Atlanta


Look for Rome’s Doug Shows on the floor for this weekend’s Final Four games: The veteran college basketball referee will help call his fifth Final Four in a career that started with calling Division I games in 1993 and the men’s tournament since 1998.

FINAL FOUR. For more, please see the NCAA’s home page. Final Four

Saturday, April 6
Virginia vs. Auburn (Final Four) March Madness Live 6:09 p.m. CBS Minneapolis, MN
Michigan State vs. Texas Tech (Final Four) March Madness Live 8:49 p.m. CBS Minneapolis, MN
Monday, April 8
National Championship March Madness Live 9:00 pm CBS Minneapolis, MN

 

Women’s championship. Women’s NCAA

  • Sunday: Baylor vs. Oregon, 7 p.m., ESPN. Notre Dame vs. UConn, 9 p.m., ESPN.
  • Tuesday: Championship game, 6 p.m., ESPN.

COLLEGE/ Football

Berry College: Season opener on Sept. 7 at Maryville2019 Schedule

Shorter University: Spring game set for April 13. Season opener Sept. 7 at East Tennessee St. / 2019 Schedule


COMMUNITY

April 17: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host a free Major League Baseball  Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for area youth on Wednesday, April 17, beginning at 6 p.m. at Alto Park Fields. This competition is a free way for talented youngsters to showcase their hitting abilities, with the opportunity of competing at the National Finals during the MLB All-Star Week. Boys and girls are divided into two age divisions: 12U and 14U, and will have the chance to advance through three levels of competition. The Local Champions from both age divisions will advance to the Regional Level, and Regional Champions will advance to the National Finals, which will take place during the 2019 MLB ® All-Star Week. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation’s Sports Coordinator Adam Mull at mulla@floydcountyga.org.

April 24: Area Youth to compete in Major League Baseball  Pitch Hit & Run competition. Begins at 6 p.m. atAlto Park Fields. Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals during the 2019 MLB All-Star Week.The individual Pitching, Hitting, and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each division age group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of competition. All participants must bring a copy of a valid birth document for age verification and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact your Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation’s Sports Coordinator, Jay Houston at houstonj@floydcountyga.org.

April 27: Rome High School hosts the Wolf Nation 5K and 1 Mile Race. Last year, 260 runners took part. This year, the 5K will start at 7:30 a.m. and the 1-Mile race at 8:15 a.m. Proceeds from this race will benefit the Rome Cross Country Team and will help to build our running programs. The school with the highest number of participants will receive $300 as an incentive to promote or start a running program at that school. Registration is due at the RHS main office by Friday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. All team participants are asked to submit waivers and payments to the front office or register online.

April 28: 11th Annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon: For kids 6-15, at Darlington School in Rome. Time: 1-4 p.m. You can choose to race in elite, beginner and challenger divisions, or if you would like to volunteer, they’d love that too. Questions: Beth Smith- bsmith@darlingtonschool.org / On Facebook


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