Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Braves’ Acuna named Player of the Week; listed as day-to-day with abdominal strain. Atlanta at Yankees tonight. GHC women advance after win over Southern Idaho Monday night.  

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Braves’ Acuna named Player of the Week; listed as day-to-day with abdominal strain. Atlanta at Yankees tonight. GHC women advance after win over Southern Idaho Monday night.  

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 were off Monday.

  • Next: At New York Yankees, 6:20 tonight and Wednesday.
  • Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. named National League player of the week. Also, he’s listed as day-to-day (see below)

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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

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 CollegeBut 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

Friday: Georgia Tech spring game:

  •  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:

GHC women advance after win over Southern Idaho, 65-62, on Monday night. Next up in the NJCAA National Tournament: GHC vs. no.4 South Plains Wednesday at 2 p.m. EDT in Lubbock, Texas. Chargers

From GHC: The #13 seed Lady Chargers overcame shooting just 29% from the field for the game and a 7-point deficit in the last couple minutes of the game to defeat the College of Southern Idaho 65-62 in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, TX on Monday night. The stat sheet wasn’t pretty but a win is a win and the Lady Chargers now advance to the second round of the NJCAA National Tournament.

The Ladies came out firing, hitting three early from long-range to take a 9-2 lead but after that they went cold from the field, allowing Southern Idaho to outscore them 14-4 the remainder of the quarter and take a 16-13 lead at the end of the 1st. GHC regrouped to outscore the Golden Eagles 21-16 in the 2nd quarter to take a 34-32 lead into the half.

The third quarter mirrored the first, with GHC taking an early lead before Southern Idaho eventually overtook them to hold a 39-36 lead going into the 4th. As the 4th quarter progressed, things were not looking good for the Lady Chargers. The Golden Eagles had outscored them 13-9 to build a 62-55 lead with 2:36 remaining in the game. However, Rasheka Simmons, who had been in foul trouble most of the game, sparked a stretch run by scoring 7 points as part of a 10-0 run to close out the game for a 65-62 GHC victory. The winning stretch saw multiple steals and some clutch free-throw shooting by the Ladies to seal the win.

Jashanti Simmons fought through a cold shooting night to lead GHC with 16 points. Rasheka Simmons, Sasha Shishkina, and Crystal Corely all added 11 points. The team made up for their poor shooting and being outrebounded 48-38 by forcing 24 turnovers while only committing 13 themselves. This gave the team the slight edge they needed to get the victory. GHC now advances to take on #4 seed South Plains on Wednesday, April 21 at 2:00PM EST in the second round.


ATLANTA FALCONS

MEETINGS

Georgia High School Association minutes from Monday: Click Minutes

Perhaps the highlight was the vote to maintain current high school regions for another two years. It easily passed but will require a second vote per bylaws. The breakout:

“Proposal to continue the current region alignments through school years 2022-23 and 2023-24. (Vote: 9-0)
MOTION PASSED (67-8, Etheridge, Waters, Griffin, Walker, Demastus, Ratliff, Breedlove & Whitlock voting “no”)
Note: This is a constitutional change and will require two (2) votes. This is the First vote.”

Also, the monthly report:

“Executive Director Robin Hines thanked the committee for making the school year a success despite the problems caused
by the pandemic. He said the GHSA was focused on a return to normalcy next school year and anticipated following the schedule
as planned, including allowing full spectator attendance at all state playoff events.

He then went over the budget for 2021-22, saying that while the GHSA lost revenue because of issues related to COVID-19,
the association was still in excellent shape financially. So much so, in fact, that he announced the waiver of school dues and
catastrophic insurance payments next year, in addition to a first-ever payment plan from the GHSA office to member schools in
the amount of twice the school’s normal dues.

Hines then called upon GHSA counsel Alan Connell, who updated the committee on a couple of lingering legal suits that he
said he hoped would be resolved in the next year.

Hines briefed the committee on the recently-passed home-school bill and discussed some possible trans-gender bills that
may come to light in the future.

He closed by mentioning a new contract with MaxPreps that will require schools in major sports to enter their rosters and
schedules prior to each sports season.


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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