Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves lose 2-0 at Greenville. Positive Athlete names regional winners. GHSA State Tournament updates for soccer, tennis and baseball. G-Day Game today. Berry wraps up spring football.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves lose 2-0 at Greenville. Positive Athlete names regional winners. GHSA State Tournament updates for soccer, tennis and baseball. G-Day Game today. Berry wraps up spring football.

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.


Positive Athlete names 2019 Northwest Georgia Regional Winners.


Berry Golf update: The Berry College men’s golf team jumped to No. 21 in the latest Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll following a dominant outing at the Rhodes Spring Classic. Berry sits behind Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rivals No. 19 Rhodes and No. 20 Oglethorpe. The Vikings shot a NCAA DIII era program record 19 under at the Rhodes College Spring Classic, claiming the top spot in a strong field. Berry


Rome Braves drop another game at Greenville, 2-0.  Media release: The Drive pitching staff shutout the Braves once again on Friday night, this time in a 2-0 defeat on a soggy evening in South Carolina.

Following a twelve minute rain delay at the outset, the Braves were held to five hits and no walks. It was the Braves third straight defeat overall. Rome suffered the loss despite another strong pitching performance from their arms including the best outing so far this season for starting pitcher RHP Odalvi Javier. The Dominican native threw 4 scoreless innings and had seven strikeouts. He allowed two hits and three walks.

The Drive broke the scoreless tie in the 6th inning off the bat of Grant Williams who delivered a line drive single into centerfield to score a pair of runs. It was the only offense provided by either team Friday night. Rome went quietly late in the game.  Their only base-runner after the 5th inning reached on an error in the 9th.

Darling Florentino went 1-3 with a double. Trey Harris was 1-4 with a double, giving him eight extra-base hits on the season.

During the current three game losing skid the Braves have scored a total of one run. Despite their overall 5-10 record, Rome still has a positive run differential.

The Braves and Drive conclude their three game series at Flour Field on Saturday evening at 7:05 pm. Rome RHP Alan Rangel will be making his first start of the season. He’ll be opposed by Greenville RHP Alex Scherff.

Rome (5-10):               0 R       5 H    0 E

Greenville (7-8):          2 R       7 H    1 E

W: Yorvin Pantoja (1-2)

L: Tanner Lawson (0-1)

S: Rio Gomez (2)

Time: 2:24 (:12 rain delay)

Attendance: 4,215

Next: On the road: At Greenville tonight at 7:05 p.m. Off Easter Sunday.

Roster moves: RHP Nolan Kingham promoted to High-A Florida. RHP Claudio Custodio transferred from extended spring to Rome.

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 @ 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

HIGH SCHOOL/baseball

GHSA Playoff baseball first round match-ups. Games will be April 24-26.

Class 5A: Rome at Decatur for double header on April 24 with 1st pitch at 4:30 p.m. IF game Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Class 4A 

  • Cartersville will host Oconee County in the 1st Round on April 24 with a DH starting at 4:30. The “if” game is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30
  • Cedartown at North Oconee

Class 3A: Calhoun will host Greater Atlanta Christian

Class 2A:

  • Rockmart will host Washington
  • Chattooga will host McNair
  • Model at South Atlanta

Class A pairings won’t be known until after power ratings are released on Monday.

State Mutual Stadium to be one venue for the GHSA State Baseball Tournament on May 21-23.


Pairings in Georgia High School Association State Soccer Tournament:  

  • Brackets for each class are now included; just click ‘Class 2A’ or other classifications.
  • State championship are May 17-18.

Girls: First round begins April 23-25

Class A-Public: Trion hosts Lincoln County, April 23

Class 2A:

  • Coosa at Douglass-Atlanta, April 25
  • Gordon Central hosts Therrell, April 25
  • Model hosts Washington, April 25
  • Pepperell at KIPP Atlanta Charter, April 25

Class 3A:

  • Adairsville will host Lumpkin County, April 23
  • Sonoraville at Dawson County, April 23
  • Calhoun will host North Hall, April 23

Class 4A: Oconee County at Cartersville, April 25

Class 5A: Rome hosts Riverwood, April 23.

Boys: First round games begin April 24-26

Class A Public: Trion hosts Commerce, April 24

Class 2A: 

  • Armuchee at Hapeville. April 26
  • Coosa hosts KIPP Atlanta Charter, April 26
  • Gordon Central at South Atlanta, April 26
  • Pepperell hosts Therrell, April 26

Class 3A: Calhoun will host Dawson County, April 24

Class 4A: Madison County at Cartersville, April 26

Class 5A: Rome at Decatur, April 24


Pairings in Georgia High School Association State Tennis Tournament: Second round to be played by April 23. 

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


Class A/Public: Trion over Jenkins County, 3-1.

Class 2A

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

Class 3A: Lovett at Calhoun

Class 4ACartersville over Flowery Branch, 3-1.

Class 5A: Woodland at Riverwood


Class A/private: Darlington loses to Stratford Academy, 3-0.

Class A/public: Johnson County at Trion.

Class 2A

  • Model will travel to Elbert County
  • Coosa will play at Bremen.
  • Rockmart over Banks County, 5-0.
  • Gordon Central travels to Callaway

Class 3A: Lovett at Calhoun

Class 4A: Cartersville falls to Marist, 3-0.

COLLEGE/ Football

From Berry Football: ‪That’s a wrap for Spring Football 2019!! See you in the fall Vikings fans!!‬

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


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

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- / On Facebook

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

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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