Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway — but not fans. YMCA to announce reopening plans later today. GHSA cancels basketball camps. SEC task force studies safe return of sports.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway — but not fans. YMCA to announce reopening plans later today. GHSA cancels basketball camps. SEC task force studies safe return of sports.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through and Door Dash.

Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.

Racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 6-7 — but not fans. Governor Brian P. Kemp announces the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 returns to thet Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 7, at 3 p.m. It will be closed to fans.

NASCAR and Atlanta Motor Speedway developed a comprehensive plan to protect the health and safety of the competitors, crew members, employees, and the broadcast crews that will produce the race. The plan includes limiting overall personnel, pre-event screening, social distancing on site, using personal protection equipment (PPE), and sanitizing areas of the facility both before and during the event.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the race will take place without spectators in attendance as part of NASCAR’s effort to bring live competition back to a worldwide broadcast audience on FOX and PRN.

Also included on NASCAR’s revised race event schedule following the outlined plan and without spectators, the unique Atlanta doubleheader featuring the EchoPark 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and the Vet Tix/Camping World 200 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race will be run on Saturday, June 6. The twin bill begins at 1 p.m. on FS1 and MRN for the VetTix/Camping World 200 and concludes with the EchoPark 250 at 4:30 p.m. on FOX and PRN.


 

Meet the SEC task force assessing health, return to competition: A task force comprised of medical professionals representing the 14 universities of the Southeastern Conference is guiding the SEC as it prepares for membership decisions related to the return of athletics activities, including team gatherings, practices, conditioning and competition.

The SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force began meeting by video conference in April and updates from these meetings are provided to SEC Presidents and Chancellors and Athletics Directors at regular intervals. Any policy changes related to return to athletics activity will be approved by the Conference membership.

“As the Southeastern Conference Office continues to closely monitor and learn about COVID-19 and associated public health information, this task force of medical professionals has begun to provide the guidance necessary to make decisions related to the return to athletics activities for SEC student-athletes and to assist in our collaboration with colleague conferences in determining a safe return to athletics competition,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “The expertise of these medical professionals is playing an important role in our continuing focus on the health and well-being of SEC student-athletes.” Expanded release.


GHSA cancels basketball camps. From the Georgia High School Association —  “The NCAA has pushed the basketball recruiting “dead period” through June 30, and will be meeting on May 27 to determine if they will push it further.  As such, the original June dates for the 2020 GHSA Team & Individual Camps are canceled.  We will wait to see what the decision is on May 27 to determine if we will be able to rescheduled the events is some capacity. Basketball Committee Chairman Jesse McMillan (Jesse.McMillan@gcpsk12.org) will contact the committed teams. ”


YMCA of Rome/Floyd County to announce reopening plans later today.

  • Answers to some of the frequently asked questions the Y staff is receiving on memberships and what’s next. FAQ

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation announces all parks are open and all amenities at the parks, including playgrounds, restrooms, basketball and tennis courts, skate parks, etc., also will open.

Restrooms will be cleaned once a day. Signs will remain in place encouraging social distancing with groups of less than 10 people. No scheduled rentals will be held at any pavilions at this time.

The boat ramp will open at Lock and Dam Park and fishing will be allowed but campsites will remain closed.

Parks and Recreation crews will be following the extensive guidelines set up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the National Recreation and Park Association to help avoid the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The Ridge Ferry Park Farmer’s Market will kick off its season on Saturday, June 6, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and run each Wednesday and Saturday until early October.

Opening dates for other facilities will be announced as guidelines allow. The Parker Center and Northside Swim Center will remain closed and all special populations programming is suspended until further notice.

 

How to compete in the virtual Leprechaun-a-thon 5k and Shamwalk. Virtual

  • “There is still plenty of time for all you virtual runners to get out this week, get some exercise and send us your time. We’ve already had some good times turned in. Deadline to submit your time is 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16. More info at rfpra.com.”
  • Submissions should include name, age, gender and run time and be sent via email to alredj@floydcountyga.org

SPORTS LINKS:

Latest NASCAR updates: Schedule

  • Sunday: From Darlington, 3:30 p.m., Fox, FOX Deportes, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.
  • May 19: The Xfinity Series event at Darlington will start at 8 p.m. ET and be live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.
  • May 20: The Cup Series May 20 race will start at 7:30 p.m. ET and be live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.

Atlanta United / No updates.

Major League Baseball / No updates.

  • Atlanta and Rome Braves: Braves /

Latest updates from the NFL /   Atlanta Falcons: Click Falcons /

Atlanta Hawks: Latest updates / The NBA is now one-third of the way back, at least in terms of voluntary workouts. With Miami re-opening its doors Wednesday, 10 of the league’s 30 teams have gone forward with on-court individual workouts — the first permitted sessions since the league ordered teams to close their training facilities as part of the coronavirus pandemic response about two months ago. Besides the Heat, the other teams that have opened so far are Portland, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Denver, Atlanta, Indiana, Sacramento, Toronto and Utah. More are expected in the coming days; among them, Orlando is close, and the Los Angeles Lakers are targeting Saturday.

  •  The NBA: The final espisodes of “The Last Dance” will be broadcast at 9 and 10 p.m. Sunday on ESPN. Website

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2020
John McClellan’s first look at the 2020 high school football season. These are regular-season games only.

 

Armuchee 

  • 8/21     King’s Academy-H
  • 8/28     Towns County-A
  • 9/4       Coosa-H
  • 9/18     Southeast Whitfield-A
  • 9/25     Weaver (AL)-H
  • 10/2     Mt. Zion-A
  • 10/9     B.E.S.T. Academy-H
  • 10/23   Trion-A
  • 10/30   Gordon Lee-A
  • 11/6     Bowdon-H

Coosa 

  • 8/28     Trion-H
  • 9/4       Armuchee-A
  • 9/11     Pickens-A
  • 9/25     Cherokee (AL)-H
  • 10/2     Model-H
  • 10/9     Chattooga-A
  • 10/16   Gordon Central-A
  • 10/23   Dade County-H
  • 10/30   Fannin County-A
  • 11/6     Pepperell-H

Darlington

  •  8/28     Lakeview Academy-H
  • 9/4       St. Francis-H
    9/11     Heard County-A
  • 9/18     Heritage-A
  • 9/25     King’s Ridge-H
  • 10/2     Bremen-H
  • 10/9     Mount Paran-H
  • 10/16   Christian Heritage-A
  • 10/23   North Cobb Christian-H
  • 10/30   Walker-A

Model

  • 8/21     Sonoraville-A
  • 8/28     LaFayette-A
  • 9/4       Trion-H
  • 9/11     Haralson County-H
  • 9/25     Chattooga-H
  • 10/2     Coosa-A
  • 10/9     Dade County-H
  • 10/16   Fannin County-A
  • 10/23   Pepperell-H
  • 11/6     Gordon Central-A

Pepperell

  • 8/21     Haralson County-A
  • 8/28     Heard County-H
  • 9/4       Bremen-H
  • 9/18     Temple-A
  • 9/25     Dade County-H
  • 10/2     Fannin County-H
  • 10/9     Gordon Central-A
  • 10/23   Model-A
  • 10/30   Chattooga-H
  • 11/6     Coosa-A

Rome

  • 8/21     Rockmart-H
  • 9/4       Cherokee-A
  • 9/11     Collins Hill-A
  • 9/18     South Paulding-H
  • 9/25     Carrollton-A
  • 10/2     Dalton—A
  • 10/9     East Paulding-H
  • 10/23   Alexander-H
  • 10/30   Douglas County-A
  • 11/6     Paulding County-H

Unity Christian School 

  • 8/21     Praise Academy-H
  • 8/28     New Creation Christian Academy-A
  • 9/4       Harvester Christian Academy-H
  • 9/11     Peachtree Academy-A
  • 9/18     Fideles Christian School-H
  • 9/25     Dominion Christian School-H
  • 9/16     Cherokee Christian School-H
  • 9/23     Johnson Ferry Christian Academy-A
  • 9/30     Lanier Christian Academy-H
  • 11/6     The Oaks School-A

Adairsville

  • 8/21     Chattooga-H
  • 8/28     Cass-A
  • 9/11     Murray County-H
  • 9/25     LaFayette-A
  • 10/2     Ringgold-A
  • 10/9     Coahulla Creek-H
  • 10/16   Sonoraville-A
  • 10/23   Rockmart-H
  • 10/30   North Murray-H
  • 11/6     Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe-A

Cartersville 

  • 8/21     Morrow-H
  • 8/28     West Forsyth-H
  • 9/4       Alexander-H
  • 9/11     Creekside-A
  • 9/18     Cherokee-A
  • 10/2     Cass-A
  • 10/9     Hiram-H
  • 10/16   Blessed Trinity-H
  • 10/23   Woodland-H
  • 10/30   Calhoun-A

Cass

  • 8/21     Dawson County-H
  • 8/28     Adairsville-H
  • 9/4       Sequoyah-A
  • 9/11     Temple-H
  • 9/18     Ridgeland-A
  • 10/2     Cartersville-H
  • 10/9     Woodland-A
  • 10/16   Hiram-A
  • 10/23   Calhoun-H
  • 10/30   Blessed Trinity-A

Woodland

  • 8/21     Gordon Central-A
  • 8/28     Osborne-H
  • 9/11     North Springs-A
  • 9/18     Chamblee-H
  • 9/25     Union County-A
  • 10/2     Blessed Trinity-A
  • 10/9     Cass-H
  • 10/16   Calhoun-H
  • 10/23   Cartersville-A
  • 10/30   Hiram-H

Calhoun

  •  8/21     Dalton-A
  • 8/28     Gardendale (AL)-H
  • 9/4       Cedartown-A
  • 9/11     Ridgeland-H
  • 9/18     Woodstock-H
  • 10/2     Hiram-A
  • 10/9     Blessed Trinity-H
  • 10/16   Woodland-A
  • 10/23   Cass-A
  • 10/30   Cartersville-H

Gordon Central

  • 8/21     Woodland-H
  • 8/28     Northwest Whitfield-A
  • 9/4       Southeast Whitfield-H
  • 9/18     Gordon Lee-H
  • 9/25     Fannin County-A
  • 10/2     Chattooga-A
  • 10/9     Pepperell-H
  • 10/16   Coosa-H
  • 10/30   Dade County-A
  • 11/6     Model-H

Sonoraville 

  • 8/21     Model-H
  • 9/4       Chattooga-H
  • 9/18     Rockmart-A
  • 9/25     North Murray-H
  • 10/2     Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe-A
  • 10/9     Murray County-A
  • 10/16   Adairsville-H
  • 10/23   LaFayette-A
  • 10/30   Ringgold-H
  • 11/6     Coahulla Creek-H

Cedartown 

  • 8/21     Carrollton (at Barron Stadium)
  • 8/28     Rockmart-A
  • 9/4       Calhoun-H
  • 9/11     New Manchester-A
  • 9/18     Heard County-H
  • 10/2     Pickens-H
  • 10/9     Northwest Whitfield-A
  • 10/16   Ridgeland-A
  • 10/30   Central of Carrollton-H
  • 11/6     Heritage-A

Rockmart 

  • 8/21     Rome-A
  • 8/28     Cedartown-H
  • 9/11     Coahulla Creek-A
  • 9/18     Sonoraville-H
  • 10/2     North Murray-A
  • 10/9     Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe-H
  • 10/16   Murray County-H
  • 10/23   Adairsville-A
  • 10/30   LaFayette-H
  • 11/6     Ringgold-A

Chattooga

  • 8/21     Adairsville-A
  • 8/28     Pickens-H
  • 9/4       Sonoraville-A
  • 9/11     Northwest Whitfield-H
  • 9/25     Model-A
  • 10/2     Gordon Central-H
  • 10/9     Coosa-H
  • 10/16   Dade County-A
  • 10/23   Fannin County-H
  • 10/30   Pepperell-A

Trion 

  • 8/28     Coosa-A
  • 9/4       Model-A
  • 9/11     Dade County-H
  • 9/18     Cedar Bluff (AL)-A
  • 9/25     Bowdon-A
  • 10/2     Southeast Whitfield-A
  • 10/16   B.E.S.T. Academy-H
  • 10/23   Armuchee-H
  • 10/30   Mt. Zion-A
  • 11/6     Gordon Lee-H
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