Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Honors for Calhoun’s Gavin Gray, Berry football. Mercer, Bobby Lamb part ways. SEC’s TV schedule for the holiday weekend.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Honors for Calhoun’s Gavin Gray, Berry football. Mercer, Bobby Lamb part ways. SEC’s TV schedule for the holiday weekend.

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.

 


Calhoun’s Gavin Gray leads 20 Berry Football All-Conference honorees. Release: In exclusive voting by head coaches of the Southern Athletic Association, Berry College’s Gavin Gray claimed the league’s Newcomer of the Year honor to lead 20 Vikings on the All-SAA teams. Mason Kinsey, Jacob Bishop, Trey Gregory, Mac Wells, Brandon Palmer, Mark Sommerville II and Devin Grier claimed All-SAA first-team recognition. Isaiah Dawson, Luke Seale, Antonio Brown, David Galloway, Jack Carroll and Alex Kirkendoll earned second-team honors. David Haithcock, Cade Kennemore, Garrett Kinsey, Cullen Carlin, Jordan Wilson and Matthew Syverson rounded out the honorable mention selections.

Mercer parts ways with Bobby Lamb: Mercer Director of Athletics Jim Cole announced Sunday that the school would part ways with head football coach Bobby Lamb, effective immediately.  “Days like today are very difficult, especially when you are talking about someone like Bobby Lamb,” Cole said. “Everyone at Mercer has the utmost respect for Bobby, his family, the football staff and our student-athletes. “We have all worked side-by-side to start and grow the Mercer football program from a dream to an actual reality. Bobby Lamb shouldered the majority of that burden and workload in that process. We can never thank him enough.” Lamb was hired in 2011 as the 19th head football coach in program history and was tasked with guiding the Bears through a return to the gridiron following a 72-year hiatus from the sport. Mercer was 41-39 in his seven seasons at the helm.


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

John McClellan picks for the high school playoffs: Cartersville by a touchdown over Woodward Academy. Plus: Statewide forecast. McClellan

Round 3 of GHSA State Football Playoffs on Friday:

  • Class 4A: Cartersville will host Woodward.
  • Tickets: The Canes will be facing Woodward Academy on Friday night at Weinman Stadium 7:30 pm. Pre-sale tickets available Monday from 10-1 p.m. and Friday from noon-3 p.m. at the Storm Center. Tickets are $12 each and $10 for CHS students (one ticket per student).
  • The game will be broadcast on WBHF 100.3 FM and AM 1450.
  • What’s next: Georgia High School Association did the coin toss for semifinals. Cartersville would host winner of the Blessed Trinity-West Laurens game in the semifinals with a win Friday night.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 

  • Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Next: Georgia at home, noon kickoff, Saturday. TV: Channel 2 (ABC). Jackets
  • Georgia Bulldogs. Next: At Georgia Tech, noon Saturday. Pregame coverage begins at 8 a.m. on 95.5 FM. TV: Channel 2. Bulldogs
  • SEC Championship: Georgia vs. LSU, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta. TV: CBS.
  • ACC Championship: Clemson vs. TBA, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Charlotte. TV: ABC

ATLANTA FALCONS: Home Thursday vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m. TV: NBC. Radio: 92.9 FM.  Falcons


HIGH SCHOOL  BASKETBALL

  • Rome Lady Wolves 70 East Paulding 36.
  • East Paulding Raiders 79 Rome 64.

LOCAL BASEBALL

  • Rome Braves’ 2020 season schedule; open at home with seven-game stretch on April 9. 2020
  • Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive / Click here to see the 2019 season’s galleries.

COMMUNITY

Dec. 7: The Harbin Clinic Jingle Jog benefiting the Tranquility House Domestic Violence Center set for Sam Smith Park in Cartersville. With a variety of activities for all ages, the Jingle Jog offers a 5K, Holiday Hustle Fun Run and Walk and a Dasher Dash where children ages 5 and under can chase Dasher the reindeer. Racers are also encouraged to dress up in their most festive costumes and participate in the Jingle Jog Costume Contest. Concluding the race, participants are invited to experience the Winter Village, a festival featuring local artists, holiday bites and a special appearance by Santa and his reindeer. Have your picture taken with Kris Kringle and give your bells a little jingle to commemorate this exciting event. Registration for the 5K race is $25, and Holiday Hustle is $15 prior to Sunday, Dec. 1. Registration on race day is $35 for the 5K and $25 for the One Mile Fun Run. The Dasher Dash is free to all children ages 5 and under. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. and the awards ceremony wraps-up the event at 10:15 a.m. with times and results organized by Wire2Wire Running. Packet pick-up will be on Friday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Komatsu at 1515 E. Main St. Event parking will be in the large, lower parking lot at the Cartersville Southern Soccer Academy at 152 Milner Rd., SE. For more information or to register for the race, visit Active.com today. / Event page
Rome Half Marathon returns Dec. 14; also offers 5K race. GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet is Dec. 12. Registration is under way for the annual Rome Half Marathon to be held Saturday, Dec. 14,at State Mutual Stadium. In addition to the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, the event that is presented by GoGo Running and Redmond Regional Medical Center includes a 5-kilometer race. The area’s high school teams and athletes will be honored at the 2019 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet set for Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Krannert Center at Berry College. For more
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