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Berry football defensive coordinator Nate Masters to join Division II West Georgia. Masters
Coaching changes for Cass High Colonels: Bobby Hughes is making a move from head football coach to athletic coordinator and head of strength, conditioning, and nutrition at Cass High School. This year-round administrative position will allow Hughes to recruit, mentor, and ultimately have a greater impact on students’ athletic and academic success. Search on for new coach.
First Round State Tournament games/results
5A Boys: Cass at Columbia, 5 p.m. Saturday
5A Girls: Rome advances after win at Southwest DeKalb, 59-56.
4A Girls: Cedartown falls at Marist, 21-65.
- Sonoraville advances after topping Jackson County, 61-42.
- Calhoun falls at Morgan County, 40-43.
- Calhoun at Franklin County, 6 p.m. Saturday.
- Adairsville loses at Jefferson, 46-75.
- Coosa loses at Spencer, 71-86.
- Chattooga over Temple, 68-55.
- Model at Callaway, 4 p.m. Saturday.
- Rockmart tops Jordan, 61-48.
- Gordon Central loses at Bremen, 58-59.
- Chattooga tops Heard County, 76-53.
- Rockmart over Callaway, 80-58.
Private A: Girls Darlington tops Our Lady of Mercy, 70-27. Advances to play at to Mount Paran.
Public A: Girls Trion will host Elite Scholars Academy, 2 p.m. Saturday. The winner will travel to Wheeler County.
GAPPS Region 1-A
- Girls (Bracket): Unity Christian girls fall to John Hancock Academy in OT, 45-50.
- Berry Men’s basketball. 7 p.m. Saturday vs. Oglethorpe, Senior Night.
- Berry Women’s basketball: 5 p.m. Saturday vs. Oglethorpe, Senior Night.
- Shorter Men’s basketball: Feb. 20 at UA-Huntsville.
- Shorter Women’s basketball: Feb. 20 at UA-Huntsville.
- Georgia Highlands’ men: Feb. 19 at Albany Tech.
- Georgia Highlands’ women: Feb. 17 at Southern Crescent.
Saturday: Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Catholic School, 401 E. Seventh St., Rome. Free and open to boys and girls, ages 9 through 14. It was delayed last Saturday because of the snow. Contact: Mike at 706-266-2615 or Mel at 706-234-8669.
Feb. 22: The 2020 Rome Arsenal Soccer Jamboree. The event will be held at Grizzard Park at 1170 Turner Chapel Rd SE.
- Every team is guaranteed two halves against different schools. All interested middle school teams are welcome to participate.
- All matches will be 30 minutes with 10 minute break between matches.
- There are limited bleachers, tell your parents to bring chairs.
- Concessions will be available. Jamboree T-Shirts will be sold on site for $10. Admission will be $5 for adults and $4 for students.
- Please bring registration fee made out to Rome YMCA ($35 per team)
- Competing schools: Ashworth, Valley Point, Trion , Babb, Christian Heritage, New Hope, Adairsville, Model, Oglethorpe County, Lake Oconee Academy, Red Bud, Dalton, Otwell, Rome, McCallie, Sutton, Armuchee, Cartersville, Pepperell, Oak Ridge, Cedartown, Coosa, Heritage, Sprayberry, Woodland, Red Top, Berry, Rockmart, St. Mary’s, Marietta
Feb. 27: Larry Lester, co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, will mark the centennial of organized black baseball with a public lecture at Berry on Thursday, Feb. 27, in McAllister Auditorium beginning at 5 p.m. Part of Black History Month, the lecture, “Only the Ball was White,” will be followed by an open discussion. Admission is free and cultural events credit is available. Lester’s lecture is sponsored by Berry’s departments of Communication and History. In addition to co-founding the museum and serving as its research director and treasurer, Lester has spearheaded the recovery of the statistical record of black baseball in America, a project funded and sanctioned by Major League Baseball. He is also chair of the Society for American Baseball Research’s Negro League’s Committee, which organizes the annual Negro Leagues Baseball Conference in former Negro league cities throughout the Midwest. An author of nearly a dozen books on black baseball, Lester has also contributed research to more than 200 publications. He also wrote the forewords to both books on the Negro leagues written by Dr. Brian Carroll, professor and chair of Communication at Berry, who will introduce Lester in February. Prior to his lecture at Berry, Lester will join two former Negro Leaguers, Rome’s own Butch Haynes and former Kansas City Monarchs pitcher Eugene Scruggs, at the Rome Area History Museum for a special discussion and luncheon. Tickets can be purchased online at RomeGeorgia.org/LunchandLearn or in-person at the Georgia’s Rome Welcome Center and Gift Shop at 402 Civic Drive in Rome.
Marh 14: Harbin Clinic’s Leprechaun-a-thon 5K run and two-mile health walk returns. The 5K race begins from Bridgepoint Plaza and winds its way through the Kingfisher Trail and Riverview Park before finishing on the pedestrian bridge. Race start time is set for 7 p.m. with the walk starting five minutes later. The always-fun costume contest begins at 6:15 p.m. and offers participants, who are invited to dress in green, glowing attire, a chance to win prizes. Registration is now open for the race. Pre-registration for the 5K race is $25 and $20 for the walk. Thanks to Harbin Clinic’s sponsorship, all money raised from the event will go to help fund Rome-Floyd Park and Recreation’s Active Adult Programs. The 5K race is chip timed with special themed awards going to the top three male and female finishers in each age group as well as awards going to the overall male and female winners, male and female masters winners and male and female grandmasters winners. The awards ceremony will follow the race at the Town Green. Packet pickup begins on Wednesday, March 11, from noon to 6 p.m. at RFPRA headquarters at 1 Shorter Ave. for groups. Packet pickup will be available for everyone on Thursday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Race day registration and packet pickup begins at 5:30 p.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza. Race day registration for the run and the walk is $35. All pre-registered runners receive a fun Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon T-shirt as well as an armband offering discounts to downtown businesses and restaurants. For more.