Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 2-1; open series in Greenville tonight. Weekly soccer updates.  Terry Smith steps up to serve as Rome High basketball coach.  High school baseball and tennis updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 2-1; open series in Greenville tonight. Weekly soccer updates. Terry Smith steps up to serve as Rome High basketball coach. High school baseball and tennis updates.

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.

Terry Smith

HEADLINES

Terry Smith is the new boys basketball coach at Rome High School. He served as assistant coach during the 2018-19 season. He previously was head coach at Crisp County, Peach County, and Bainbridge. He is a native of Adel with a Bachelors degree from Valdosta State University, Masters degree from Troy University, and Education Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University.

BASEBALL

Gotcha: Great catch during Wednesday’s game at State Mutual Stadium. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For more, please click here.

 

Rome Braves fall 2-1 to Fireflies in series final; three game set in Greenville starts tonight.  Media release: Columbia defeated Rome 2-1 in another tight game between the two clubs on Wednesday afternoon. Rome was held to just five hits in the rubber game of the series as Columbia left town having taken two of three contests.

Rome starting pitcher RHP Jose Olague consistently found himself in trouble in the early innings but managed to escape heavy damage, thanks in large part to great defense.

Andrew Moritz prevented a potential two run homer off the bat of Columbia’s Mark Vientos in the 1st inning. Moritz tracked the fly ball to the left field wall before leaping up and snatching it out of the air. Olague wriggled free from two other jams by inducing double-play grounders, one in the 2nd inning and another in the 3rd. He completed 5 innings of work, allowing one run on nine hits. He struck out one and walked one.

Columbia broke the scoreless tie with an RBI single from Walter Rasquin in the 5th inning. They added another run on a Rasquin single in the 7th though that run was unearned after a fielding error opened the inning. Rome got its only tally of the day after a groundball off the bat of Ricardo Rodriguez was misplayed for an error in the Bottom of the 7th and allowed Greg Cullen to score.

Unlike the previous game there were no late inning heroics for the Rome offense Wednesday as the Columbia bullpen got scoreless outings from Bryce Hutchinson and Ezequiel Zabaleta to close out the series. Justin Dean went 2-4 but was the only Rome player with a multi-hit day. Relievers Alan Rangel, Dilmer Mejia, and Lukas Young contributed 4 innings and allowed only one run, which was unearned. The three pitchers combined to strike out five with no walks.

Columbia and Rome have already played five times this season and the Fireflies have won four of those games. Rome has scored a combined 7 runs in the four losses.

Next: On the road: At Greenville Thursday-Saturday; all games at 7:05 p.m. Off Easter Sunday.

Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive

  • Photo gallery: Fireflies take the series, two games to one, thanks to 2-1 win over Rome Braves. Photos By Mills Fitzner. Click
The Rome Georgia Tech Network is holding its annual Georgia Tech night at the Rome Braves Saturday, April 27.  Come and join us and wear your Tech Colors.  We will be accepting donations for our Wesley Johnson incoming freshman scholarship fund.  We have a block of tickets reserved.  The cost is $6 for the seat and it includes a hot dog.  Please contact Tim Groves,  president of the Rome GT network @ greasy.jacket@gmail.com or 678-522-1036 to reserve your ticket. The schedule: 4 p.m. Tailgate/Cookout at the East Parking Lot; 5:30 p.m. GT Table at the main entrance; and 6 p.m. Game starts

Atlanta Braves: Latest updates @ Atlanta


SOCCER

The YMCA Arsenal Rome Select soccer teams were led by the B’06 III Green’s 2 wins this weekend to build a 14-3-2 overall record.

  • The B’06 III Green beat Brookhaven FC 9-2 last weekend with goals from Matteo Trujillo (4, 1 assist), Grayson Perry (2, 1 assist), Alexis Valencia (2 assists), Sergio Sanchez (1 assist), and Andy Perez (1 assist). This weekend they beat GA Express 7-0 with goals from Valencia (1 assist), Trujillo (3, assist Brodie Massengill, Alex Gomez), Yaser Samha, Andy Perez (1 assist), and Grayson Perry. Their 5-0 record puts them in sole possession of 1stplace going into the Easter break.
  • The B’05 I traveled to Lilburn and lost to Bryson Park 3-2. Goalkeeper Jason Cux had 7 saves. Yejezkel Parada scored a breakaway goal. Joshua Hernandez earned an assist by direct kick to Isaiah Johnson, who scored with a header at the net. The team’s record of 5-3 puts them in 3rd place with 25 points. They travel to UFA Norcross in two weeks.
  • The G’06 C West tied 3rdplace Henry County 1-1. Their 2 win, 2 tie record puts them in 5thplace.
  • The YMCA Arsenal Rome Academy teams travelled to Villa Rica on Saturday and struggled to a 1-6-2 record giving them a season record of 19-28-3.
  • The B’10 lost to GA Storm Gold 7-0 and Silver 5-2.
  • The B’09 lost to GA Storm Gold 8-4 with goals from Nicholas Styperek, Andon Rosser (1 assist), Saul Valerio (1 assist), Junior Ambrocio, and AG Edwards. They also lost to Silver 4-3 with 2 goals by Junior and another by Spencer Baker assisted by Bryant Abney.
  • The B’09 lost to GA Storm Silver 5-1 and Bronze 4-0.
  • The B’07 tied GA Storm ’08 Gold 2-2 and ’07 Silver 1-1.
  • The G’10 played GA Storm Gold twice and split losing 6-1 and winning 3-2. Melanie Hernandez got 3 goals, Sulmi Canas the 4th.
  • Compiled by Roy Dickinson

HIGH SCHOOL/baseball

Wednesday

Rome 11, East Paulding 1 final 5 innings

Cartersville defeats Cedartown 5-0 and moves to 23-4 on the season and 10-1 in Region 5AAAA.

Thursday

Pepperell at Armuchee, 5 p..m

Chattooga at Coosa, 5 p.m.

Rockmart at Dade County, 5:30 p.m.

Cartersville at Chapel Hill.

Rome at East Paulding, 5:55 p.m. (moved up a day because of weather)


TENNIS

Pairings in Georgia High School Association State Tennis Tournament: 

  • Brackets for each class are now included; just click ‘Class 2A’ or other classifcations.
  • The state championships will be held at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College starting May 4. Schedule

Girls:

Class 2A

  • Armuchee at Banks County.
  • Rockmart vs. Elbert County.
  • Model  will travel to Rabun County

Class 3A: Dawson County at Calhoun

Class 4A:

  • Cartersville will host Flowery Branch.

Class 5A: Woodland at Riverwood

Boys: 

Class A/private: Darlington at Stratford Academy.

Class 2A

  • Model will travel to Elbert County
  • Coosa will play at Bremen.
  • Rockmart vs. Banks County.
  • Gordon Central travels to Callaway

Class 3A

  • Dawson County at Calhoun

Class 4A: Cartersville will host Marist

The GICAA state tennis tournament will take place in Rome Tuesday and Wednesday with individual play Tuesday and team competition Wednesday. Dory Williams will represent Unity Christian in the Division 2 girls singles tournament and Rebecca Ackerman and Madelyn Taylor will represent Unity in the doubles tournament. Unity will play Trinity Christian in the first round of the Division 2 state girls tournament.


COLLEGE/ Football

SEC Spring football schedule: Georgia’s G-Day, Saturday, 2 p.m.  SEC Network

ACC Spring football schedule
  • Saturday, April 20: Miami
  • Friday, April 26: Georgia Tech
  • Saturday, April 27: Virginia

COMMUNITY

(new date) May 1: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host a free Major League Baseball  Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for area youth on Wednesday, May 1, at the Darlington School baseball complex at 1014 Cave Spring Road. 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 & Runis 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

(new date) May 1: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host a free Major League Baseball  Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for area youth on Wednesday, May 1, at the Darlington School baseball complex at 1014 Cave Spring Road. 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.

The Bartow History Museum and Rose Lawn Museum announce the History Hustle is slated for May 4. The 5K begins and ends at the Rose Lawn Museum, a Victorian home. Along the course, enjoy seeing some historic homes as you make your way through local neighborhoods. Afterwards, stay and enjoy Rose Lawn’s free May Market. Then, use your race shirt for free admission to the Bartow History Museum in historic downtown Cartersville.  The run/walk (strollers welcome) begins at 8 a.m. with check-in between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 and race day registration is $30. Registration includes a T-shirt; however, sizes and quantities are limited. Those planning to participate can park at the Civic Center or the Courthouse. historic-5-k. For additional information, contact Trey Gaines at 770-382-3818, Ext. 6286.


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