Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Darlington salutes winter sports athletes. Atlanta Braves fall 6-1 to Pirates; Fried scratched because of COVID concerns. Berry football on the road Saturday; bye week for Shorter. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Darlington salutes winter sports athletes. Atlanta Braves fall 6-1 to Pirates; Fried scratched because of COVID concerns. Berry football on the road Saturday; bye week for Shorter. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

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

HIGH SCHOOL

From Darlington: Outstanding athletes in varsity basketball, swim, and wrestling were recognized at the Winter Sports Assembly on Monday, March 1, in Morris Chapel.

In girls’ basketball:

  • Sophomore JyJy Johnson of Rome, received the Most Valuable Performer Award.
  • Sophomore Georgeanna Dempsey of Rome,  and junior Emmaline Ratledge of Rome, received the Pillar Award.
  • Junior Sarah Tunnell of Rome, received the Academic Award.

In boys’ basketball: 

  • Junior Patrick Shelley of Adairsville, received the Most Valuable Performer Award.
  • Junior DJ Johnson of Rome, received the Pillar Award.
  • Junior Marcus Mumber of Rome, received the Academic Award.

In girls’ swim: 

  • Freshman Maya Pandya of Rome, received the Most Valuable Performer Award.
  • Sophomore Mollie Sabourin of Rome, received the Pillar Award.
  • Junior Grace Ann Lundy of Cedartown, received the Academic Award.

In boys’ swim: 

  • Freshman Link Lignell of Rome,  received the Most Valuable Performer Award.
  • Sophomore Philip Lataif of Rome, received the Pillar Award.
  • Senior Knox Sirmans of Rome, received the Academic Award.

In wrestling: 

  • Sophomore Adam Roberson of Rome, received the Most Improved Award.
  • Senior Luke McDurmon of Rome,  received the Pillar Award.
  • Junior Brock Lignell of Rome,. received the Academic Award.

BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves fall 6-1 to Pirates. 

  • Today: Twins at Atlanta, 1:05 p.m. Braves left-hander Max Fried was scratched from Friday’s scheduled start against the Twins because of possible exposure to COVID-19. The news comes after Atlanta’s 6-1 loss to the Pirates in seven innings in Thursday’s Grapefruit League contest. Manager Brian Snitker said Fried will lay low for a few days before he is activated. Fried was one of the Braves’ top pitchers the previous two seasons, winning 24 games. Snitker did not say who will pitch against the Twins on Friday at CoolToday Park.
  • Spring training schedule. MLB.com/springschedule.

Atlanta Braves Spring Training on FOX Sports South & FOX Sports Southeast*

DATE TIME (ET) OPPONENT LOCATION NETWORK
Friday, March 12 1:00 p.m. at Minnesota Twins Fort Myers, Fla. FSSE
Friday, March 19 6:00 p.m. vs. Minnesota Twins Northport, Fla. FSSO
Saturday, March 20 1:00 p.m. vs. Boston Red Sox Northport, Fla. FSSO
Monday, March 22 1:00 p.m. at Minnesota Twins Fort Myers, Fla. FSSE
Friday, March 26 6:00 p.m. at Minnesota Twins Fort Myers, Fla. FSSO
Sunday, March 28 1:00 p.m. at Tampa Bay Rays Charlotte, Fla. FSSO

*Television schedule subject to change.


LOCAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Berry Vikings, 2-0 Vikings at Centre College, 6 p.m. on Saturday

Shorter Hawks, 0-1: Hawks at Erskine College (Due West, S.C.) on March 13 at 4 p.m.

  • Shorter’s fan policy. COVID

COMMUNITY

Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and Health Walk returns March 20 with a new name, COVID-safe ‘waves’ of runners and walkers, and lots of green. The race is set for Saturday, March 20 with the 5K waves beginning at 5 p.m. Walk waves will start at approximately 5:50 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear as much green as possible as well as decorate with lots of glowing goodies. Music will be playing and BODYARMOR drinks will be available on the Town Green after the race. Expanded details from Parks and Recreation.

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