Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: GHSA OK’s phased used of 30-second shot clock for basketball; Dr. Glenn White re-elected president.  Rome High’s Gabriel Pineda signs to play soccer at Shorter. Honors for Berry College’s Parker Roberts. MLB returns July 23 or 24.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: GHSA OK’s phased used of 30-second shot clock for basketball; Dr. Glenn White re-elected president.  Rome High’s Gabriel Pineda signs to play soccer at Shorter. Honors for Berry College’s Parker Roberts. MLB returns July 23 or 24.

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.

Tom Crean, head basketball coach at Georgia, was among the guest speakers on Tuesday. GHSA photo.

The Georgia High School Association approved a proposal Tuesday to require a 30-second shot clock for all varsity basketball games, to be phased in over three years. The shot clock will be phased in over the next three years, so it will not be required for all contests until the 2022-2023 season.

From Fox 5 Atlanta: According to the initial proposal, this upcoming season would feature shot clocks “only in approved holiday tournaments and showcase games,” and would “not (be) allowed in region games or post season games.”

In the second year of the phase-in (2021-2022), the shot clock would be used in approved tournaments and showcases as well as region play, if the region approved. In the final phase-in year, the shot clock would finally be used in all varsity games including state playoffs.

Proponents for this plan included UGA head men’s basketball coach Tom Crean, who traveled to lobby for it with the GHSA basketball subcommittee at the Thomaston-Upson County Civic Center.

From the GHSA minutes: The committee RECOMMENDED:

  • Proposal to mandate the use of a 30-second shot clock for all GHSA varsity games with a three-year phase-in period
    as follows:
  • Year 1 (2020 – 2021): Shot clock used only in approved Holiday Tournaments and Showcase games. Not allowed in
    region games or post season games.
  • Year 2 (2021 – 2022): Shot clock used in approved tournaments and showcase games. Also used in region play as a
    region decision.
  • Year 3 (2022 – 2023): Shot clock used in all varsity games including the State Playoffs.
  • MOTION PASSED 53-10

Also:

Proposal that GHSA establish a Second Dead Week on the GHSA Calendar for the Monday through Sunday in which Memorial Day falls each year. (The dead week would begin on Memorial Day and last until the following Sunday.) This would begin on Memorial Day in 2021. The July 4th Dead Week would also change to a Monday through Sunday format (in which the Fourth of July falls). (GHSA Office). Motion passed unanimously.


Dr. Glenn White, left, and Pepperell High Principal Jamey Alcorn, right, at an awards presentation last year.

 

Floyd County’s Dr. Glenn White remains president of GHSA: Executive Director Robin Hines asked for nominations for the offices of President and Vice President of the GHSA. Jesse Crews nominated Glenn White, who was the only nominee for President and was therefore unanimously reelected.

Crews nominated Lisa Moore for Vice President and Craft nominated Curt Miller. Miller was then elected 38-24 with two
abstentions in a roll call vote.


From Rome High Soccer: Rome High’s Gabriel Pineda has committed to continue his athletic and academic career at Shorter University. Congratulations to Gabriel and his family!

 


Berry College’s Parker Roberts

 

Berry College’s Parker Roberts earned Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America. The program is comprised of divisional teams for NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. It is one of the highest academic honors a student-athlete can achieve.  Roberts, a senior from Roswell, claimed third-team honors, boasting a 3.99 GPA in physics and mathematics. He is a four-time SAA Academic Honor Roll honoree and a USTFCCCA All-Academic nod. Prior to his senior year, he received the 2019-20 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the oldest and most prestigious scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.


Batter up: Major League Baseball scheduled to return July 23 or 24. Media release: Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Major League Baseball anticipates beginning its 2020 regular season approximately one month from today, on July 23rd or July 24th.

The announcement follows confirmation today that the MLB Players Association has accepted the health and safety protocols that will guide MLB’s return to play and that players will be able to report for training by July 1st. The health and safety of players and employees will remain MLB’s foremost priorities in its return to play. MLB is working with a variety of public health experts, infectious disease specialists and technology providers on a comprehensive approach that aims to facilitate a safe return.

MLB has submitted a 60-game regular season schedule for review by the Players Association. The proposed schedule will largely feature divisional play, with the remaining portion of each Club’s games against their opposite league’s corresponding geographical division (i.e., East vs. East, Central vs. Central and West vs. West), in order to mitigate travel. The vast majority of Major League Clubs are expected to conduct training at the ballparks in their primary home cities.

Commissioner Manfred said: “Major League Baseball is thrilled to announce that the 2020 season is on the horizon. We have provided the Players Association with a schedule to play 60 games and are excited to provide our great fans with Baseball again soon.”


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

  • 8/28     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
  • 10/2     Westminster School of Augusta-A
  • 9/16     Cherokee Christian School-H
  • 9/23     Johnson Ferry Christian Academy—A
  • 10/30   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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