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Rome Braves open three-game set in Grensboro tonight at 7. The longest road trip of the 2019 season is under way. The Braves are in Greensboro, N.C.. against the Grasshoppers through Thursday. After that: To New Jersey to face the Lakewood BlueClaws in a four-game series. Rome will start RHP Trey Riley (0-3, 5.30) tonight. Rome won’t play another home game until May 8.
Next: Off today. Next: On the road to Greensboro Tuesday-Thursday (7 p.m. games); in Lakewood Friday through May 6.
Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive
Star Wars Night at the Rome Braves, sponsored by Harbin Clinic, is set for May 18 at State Mutual Stadium. The game, pitting the Rome Braves against the Columbia Fireflies, starts at 6 p.m. Raffle tickets for signed Braves merchandise will be available for purchase, and proceeds will benefit Brighter Birthdays, a non-profit organization that helps children in need celebrate their birthdays through the delivery of bags filled with toys and living essentials. Harbin Clinic is offering a coupon for two popcorns and two Home Run Hill tickets for $10. Coupons are available at all Harbin Clinic volunteer desks, Harbin Clinic Dermatology Rome at 550 Redmond Road, and Harbin Clinic locations at 330 Turner McCall Blvd. “We’re excited to sponsor Star Wars Night at the Braves for such a great cause,” says Kenna Stock, Harbin Clinic CEO. “Brighter Birthdays does a wonderful job of bringing joy to birthday boys and girls throughout our region.” Fans are encouraged to dress in Star Wars fashion, and professional cosplayers in authentic costumes will be at the game to help the crowd get into the galactic spirit and raise money for Brighter Birthdays. For more, visit www.brighterbirthdays.org.
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Georgia High School Association State Baseball Tournament: Brackets for each class are now included; just click ‘Class 2A’ or other classifications. Second round games will be May 2-3. Championships will be May 21-23.
Class 4A: Cartersville will host Flowery Branch on May 2.
Class 3A: Calhoun will play at Pace Academy on May 2.
- Rockmart will host Elbert County on May 2.
- Chattooga will play at Social Circle on May 2.
- Model will play at Callaway on May 2.
Class A: Trion will play at Clinch County on May 2.
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. The second round games will be May 1-2. State championship are May 17-18.
Class A-Public: Trion vs. Georgia Military, May 1.
- Coosa will play at Bremen, May 1.
- Gordon Central will play at Union County, May 1.
- Model will host Oglethorpe County, May 1
- Pepperell will play at Lamar County, May 1.
- Calhoun faces Lovett, May 1.
Class A Public: Trion will play Georgia Military, May 2.
- Armuchee will play at Bremen, May 2.
- Coosa will host Putnam Co., May 2.
- Gordon Central will host Union, May 2.
- Pepperell will play at Social Circle, May 2.
Class 3A: Calhoun will play at Westminister on May 2.
Class 4A: Cartersville will play at Southeast Whitfield, May 2.
Class 5A: Rome will face Clarkston on May 2.
Georgia High School Association State Tennis Tournament: Brackets for each class are now included; just click ‘Class 2A’ or other classifications. All girls matches Saturday will start at 9:30 a.m. and boys matches at 1:30 p.m. at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. Schedule
Class 2A: Rockmart lost to Berrien, 3-1.
Class 4A: Cartersville lost to North Oconee 3-0
Class 2A: Rockmart defeated Thomasville. Will play Early County at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for the Class 2A State Championship.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.