Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Braves get revenge, top Cubs 13-4; Atlanta off today. Highlands’ women’s basketball team opens playoffs tournament tonight. Championship weekend for Berry teams. ACC tennis teams due in town.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Braves get revenge, top Cubs 13-4; Atlanta off today. Highlands’ women’s basketball team opens playoffs tournament tonight. Championship weekend for Berry teams. ACC tennis teams due in town.

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.

BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves upend Cubs, 13-4. In between Guillermo Heredia home runs in a rout, Ronald Acuña Jr. exited with a lower abdominal injury.

  • Next: Off today. At New York Yankees, 6:20 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday..

Rome Braves 2021 season:

  • Rome Braves plan 3 nights of fireworks, 8 nights with bobbleheads and food/drink specials in 2021 season. Also: Single-game tickets are now on sale. 2021
  • Season starts May 4 on the road; home opener is May 18 vs. Bowling Green. 2021 schedule

Championship weekend for Berry College sports (and a few close ones, too):

  • Men’s Soccer Wins SAA Championship: The men’s soccer team claimed the SAA Championship on Sunday afternoon after defeating Centre College 2-1 in double overtime. On Sunday, Centre went up an early 1-0 and the match remained that way until Aiden Hackett was able to connect with a goal, assisted by Henry Asbill, with just over three minutes into the second period. Tied at one, the game went into overtime. Nothing went for either team in first, so second overtime was forced. That was the time Berry needed to connect with a goal to win the championship. Nathan Carlson, assisted by Gerard Cabrera, would score and the Vikings would walk away victorious. Carlson and Chris Barbieri were named to the All-Tournament team and Cabrera was named the tournament’s MVP.
  • Baseball Clinches Program’s Second SAA Regular Season Title: After defeating the Birmingham-Southern Panthers in game one on Friday evening, the Berry College baseball team clinched the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Regular Season Championship and the No. 1 seed in the SAA Tournament next week. The Vikings took three games from BSC over the weekend, but claimed the title outright by a virtue of a 19-5 overall conference record. The No. 16 ranked Vikings will serve as the host in next week’s SAA Tournament that will be played at State Mutual Stadium (Rome Braves Stadium) in Rome beginning on Thursday, April 22. More conference tournament details to follow. Berry defeated BSC 12-10, 1-0 and 11-3 in the first three games and fell 10-2 in the final outing.
  • Women’s Soccer Finishes Second in the SAA: The Berry College women’s soccer team topped off an incredible season with a runner-up finish in the SAA after a 3-0 loss to the Centre Colonels in the championship on Sunday.  The Vikings entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed and faced Birmingham-Southern on Friday, winning in thrilling fashion. After nothing went for either team in regulation or double overtime, the game was decided in penalty kicks, which the Vikings won 5-4. On Sunday, Berry faced off against the No. 1 seed Centre Colonels and fell 3-0 to claim second place overall in the conference. Vanessa Belanger and Christina Marijanich were named to the All-Tournament team.
  • Volleyball Falls Just Short of SAA Title: The Berry College volleyball team wrapped up an unprecedented season on Sunday, claiming second place overall in the SAA. After a two-week period away from the game, the No. 1 seed Vikings hosted the SAA Tournament where they took on the No. 4 Hendrix Warriors on Saturday, defeating them 3-1.
    On Sunday, Berry was scheduled to take on the No. 2 seed Panthers of BSC. The Panthers came out strong and never looked back, defeating the Vikings 3-0 and claiming their program-first SAA title. The Vikings finished 9-1 overall. Cyrena Bedoian and Sam Heard, Berry’s two lone seniors, were named to the All-Tournament team.

TENNIS

Wednesday-Sunday: 27 men’s and women’s tennis teams from Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) schools will be in town for the 2021 ACC Tennis Championships at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, April 21-25. But local fans will have to catch all the action via live stream since spectators will not be allowed at the event because of COVID protocols. ACC Tennis 

May 8: High school tennis finals coming to Rome: The Georgia High School Association’s state championships in tennis will be played at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. The schedule:

  • Girls Report at 8-8:30 a.m; play at 9 a.m.
  • Boys Report at noon-12:30 p.m.; play at 1 p.m.
  • Tickets: $5. Tickets will be sold exclusively on GoFan, no cash sales at site.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Georgia Tech spring game April 23:

  •  6 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium; ACC Network.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

  • May 13: Darlington’s spring scrimmage, 7 p.m. at home vs. North Murray.
  • May 14: Rome High’s Red and Gold Scrimmage is May 14.

Camps


COLLEGE BASKETBALL:

Tonight: GHC women advance to national basketball playoffs: The Georgia Highlands Chargers women’s team faces no. 20 seed Southern Idaho at 7 p.m. in the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas. Chargers


ATLANTA FALCONS

MEETINGS

Georgia High School Association meeting is April 19.  Agenda


COMMUNITY

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation and Darlington School play host to two of Major League Baseball’s youth events: The Jr. Home Run Derby and Pitch, Hit and Run Competition for Rome and Floyd County. Boys and girls show off their skills and abilities in these free and fun competitions at the local level with the opportunity to advance and compete at the regional level.
  • Wednesday: Junior Home Run Derby at Darlington School with first pitch set for 5 p.m. Kids age 14 and under compete in the Jr. Home Run Derby showing off their slugging skills. Awards given to the top competitors of the two age groups: 12U and 14U. Register for the Jr. Home Run Derby today at rfpra.com/jrhd.
  • April 28: The Pitch, Hit and Run Competition is the one for you to show off your all around baseball skills. Set to take place at 6 p.m. boys and girls age 14 and under compete at the Alto Park Complex to see who has the most accurate strike in the game, furthest hit from a stationary tee, and quickest base running times from starting at home plate to finishing at home plate. Local winners can advance to the regional level competition. Register today to show off your baseball skills at rfpra.com/pitchhitrun.
For all the details on these two events or to register, visit our web site at rfpra.com. Registration must be done prior to event day. Both competitions age cut off is July 17, 2021. For more information, contact Jeremiah Blanton at BlantonS@floydcountyga.org.


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