Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves start one of the season’s three final regular season home stands tonight. Darlington starts football season with scrimmage tonight at Whitefield Academy. Berry posts men’s, women’s basketball schedules. Vikings name wide receivers coach. ScoreStream returns.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves start one of the season’s three final regular season home stands tonight. Darlington starts football season with scrimmage tonight at Whitefield Academy. Berry posts men’s, women’s basketball schedules. Vikings name wide receivers coach. ScoreStream returns.

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.

 


Daniel Hill named Berry Football wide receivers coach. Vikings  Berry Athletics Director Angel Mason announced today the addition of Daniel Hill to the Berry football coaching staff. Hill will take over as assistant coach for wide receivers. Hill joins Berry from Illinois Wesleyan University where he served as the wide receivers coach for two years. Under his leadership, the 2018 team ranked No. 1 in passing offense in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) and won a pair of CCIW titles.

Berry College Basketball schedules:

The Berry College women’s basketball program opens the year at the USA South / SAA Classic in Atlanta on Nov. 9 against Piedmont College. Berry will host Brevard on Nov. 14 for the team’s home opener. The Vikings will travel to New York City on Dec. 19-20 to compete in the NYC Shootout before opening the bulk of conference play on Jan. 3 against Rhodes in the Cage Center. The Vikings closed last season 13-13 overall and 9-5 in conference play, tying the program’s single-season record for SAA victories.  Schedule

The Berry College men’s basketball team opens the season on Nov. 8 at Huntingdon College under second-year head coach, Mitch Cole. The team’s home opener is set for Nov. 12 against Emory at 7:00 p.m. Berry will then host a four-team tipoff tournament on Nov. 15-16, playing host to Oglethorpe, Bob Jones and Belhaven.  The Vikings finished last year 19-7 overall and 11-3 in conference play. The season was the best in the team’s NCAA Division III era by far and tied the program’s best record since the 2008-09 season. Berry’s 11 wins in conference play nearly doubled the previous season-high of six set during the 2016-17 season. Schedule

Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins tonight in preseason football; 7:30 p.m. kickoff. TV: CW 69 Atlanta.

ScoreStream returns for a new season: With football and softball seasons here, we’ve updated our ScoreStream service atop the Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report. It will preview and provide scores for reported games throughout the school year. ScoreStream will be vital especially on Friday nights as the football season gets under way.

Looking for Rome-Floyd Parks and Rec’s Fall Guide in your kid’s backpack but can’t find it? You’re not alone. Parks and Rec has posted the early Fall Guide online. The expanded Fall Guide comes out in early September via backpack and remind everyone when it should be coming home.


BASEBALL

Rome Braves were off Wednesday.   With 25 games to go, Rome is four games out of first place and a shot at the post season. The Brave can make that up this weekend as they play the first-place Augusta Greenjackets. This is the last time the two teams meet this year. Rome closes at home with Asheville on Labor Day weekend; the Tourists are in second place.

Next up:  Home vs. Augusta, 7 tonight and Friday; Saturday, 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Roster moves: 
Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive
Atlanta Braves: Latest updates @ Atlanta

FOOTBALL

High school preseason scrimmage updates: 

  • Tonight: Darlington at Whitefield Academy
  • Friday: Temple at Pepperell, Calhoun hosts Northwest Whitfield, Bremen at Rockmart.
  • Friday: Rome High’s Fifth Annual Soap Game intrasquad scrimmages at Barron Stadium — will be open to the public. Admission (Sixth through eighth grades), can of Gatorade or six-gallon powdered drink mix; ninths-11th, liquid laundry soap, 75-ounce size; seniors, can of Gatorade mix. It starts with sixth grade vs. sixth grade at 5 p.m. and concludes with offense vs. defense (first team vs first team, second team vs. second team). Each will play two 10-minute quarters. 
  • Aug. 15: Model at Mount Zion, 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 16: Armuchee at Southeast Whitfield; Cass at Pepperell; New Manchester at Rome; Bowdon at Coosa, Gordon Central at Sonoraville; LaFayette at Trion; Dalton at Cartersville; Chattooga at Cedartown; and Woodland at Adairsville.

John McClellan breaks down the 2019 season: New coaches, old rivalries and the teams to watch this fall. High school football  / The interview

  • John McClellan’s first column of the 2019 football season will post Monday, Aug. 12.

Corky Kell Classic returns to Barron Stadium on Aug. 22 with Rome, Calhoun games: Look for another season-starting double header in Rome as part of the 2019 Corky Kell Classic high school football kickoff. Calhoun is scheduled to play Ridgeland at 5:30 p.m. and Rome hosts Marietta at 8:30 p.m. in the 28th edition of the classic. Media: The classic’s website states all games will be broadcast on CBS46 and Peachtree TV, and will be streamed live on the National Federation of High School Associations Network at NFHSNetwork.com. Radio listeners can tune into 92.9 The Game for coverage of the games (the signal is available in Floyd County).

-From Rome City Schools: Corky Kell tickets go on sale at 5 p.m. Friday at Barron Stadium during Rome’s Soap Game. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 on game day. Sale hours: Aug. 13-16 from noon until 2 p.m. and Aug. 19-22 from noon until 2 p.m. The tickets are good for both games on Aug. 22.

-From Calhoun High: Tickets for the Corky Kell Classic football game on sale at the Calhoun High School front office. Pre-sale tickets sold at CHS will be $12. Tickets at the gate on game day will be $17. Please contact Brock Holley (holleyb@calhounschools.org).

  • 2019 high school football schedules: Every local school schedule including scrimmages. 2019
  • The Atlanta Falcons play the Dolphins at Miami this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Falcons
  • Berry College Vikings open the 2019 season at Maryville on Saturday, Sept. 7. 1 p.m. kickoff. Vikings
  • Shorter Hawks begin the season at East Tennessee State on Saturday, Sept. 7. Hawks
  • Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  at Clemson, Thursday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m. ACC Network. Jackets
  • Georgia Bulldogs at Vanderbilt, Saturday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. SEC Network. Bulldogs

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Rome Middle School 2019 Football Schedule

  • 8/31 McEachern
  • 9/7 Kell
  • 9/14 at Hiram
  • 9/28 at Cambridge
  • 10/5 East Paulding
  • 10/12 Pope
  • 10/19 at Allatoona
  • 10/28 at Campbell

COMMUNITY

Aug. 17: The Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Race and 2-mile Health Walk returns to Heritage Park on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. Registration continues.This challenging 5K winds through historic downtown Rome, and climbs historic Clocktower Hill in the second mile.  Both the 5K and the 2-mile health walk courses are very scenic, as they take in much of the “Between the Rivers” district of beautiful downtown Rome.  Both events start and end in Heritage Park. Pre and Post Race refreshments, pre and post race massages, music, and fun make this a race not to be missed. Proceeds go to the Exchange Club Family Resource Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Registration $30 and $25. Register

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