Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Model’s Belle Bryant signs to swim for Berry (a first for Floyd schools). Rome High shares 17 student signings. Rome Braves, Atlanta Braves both get grand slams — and wins. Puroclean cleans up with RFPRA Adult Basketball title.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Model’s Belle Bryant signs to swim for Berry (a first for Floyd schools). Rome High shares 17 student signings. Rome Braves, Atlanta Braves both get grand slams — and wins. Puroclean cleans up with RFPRA Adult Basketball title.

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.

Rome’s signing day update: Quite a list from Rome High School; link to 17 pictures below:

  • Jah’Lia Evans – Voorhees College, Track and Field
  • Connor Johnson – Berry College, Track and Field
  • Caleb Ellard – Mercer University, Baseball
  • Bryant Wilkinson – Bellarmine College, Wrestling
  • Guy Vilsaint – Huntingdon College, Football
  • E.J. Lackey – Huntingdon College, Football
  • J.J. Leath – Thomas Moore College, Football
  • Jay Wise, Judson University, Football
  • Abi Curry, Emmanuel College, Softball
  • DeKerriya Daniel, Snead State Community College, Girls Basketball
  • Caleb McCurry, Young Harris, Tennis
  • Mae Pierce, Covenant College, Girls Soccer
  • Yamiletth Rivas, Shorter University, Girls Soccer
  • Emanuel Lom, Shorter University, Boys Soccer
  • Ivan Orellana, Shorter University, Boys Soccer
  • Hunter Erb, Berry College, Swimming
  • Aberham Figueroa, Berry College, Swimming

The Rome Braves edge Dash 8-7 thanks to key grand slam.

  • Rome Braves to open home stand May 18 with full capacity seating; COVID protocols remain including mandatory masks. Capacity
  • Meet the ’21 Rome Braves. Roster
  • The Winston-Salem series: Tonight through Sunday; weeknights at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • How to listen: at wsdash.com/broadcast.

Atlanta Braves get another grand slam, win 5-3. Marcell Ozuna went yard for a grand slam in the 3rd inning of Max Fried’s 5-inning, 6-K return from the IL.

High school, round two: Several games were delayed Monday because of the weather.

  • 2A bracket: Bremen eliminates Model, 1-0 and 7-1.
  • Pepperell vs. Callaway.
  • 3A bracket: Sonoraville vs. Franklin County
  • 4A bracket: Cedartown vs. Flowery Branch
  • 5A bracket: Cartersville sweeps Decatur, 4-3 both games, advances to face.Ware County May 10-11.
  • Calhoun swept by Greenbrier, 6-3; 2-0. Season ends.

ATLANTA FALCONS

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

  • Model girls will host Fitzgerald  in Class 2A
  • Armuchee girls hosts Atkinson County in Class A Public.
  • Cartersville’s boys play at Woodward Academy in the 5A quarterfinals
  • Gordon Central boys host Thomasville Wednesday in 2A.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Saturday: 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.

Boys

  • Class 7A          North Gwinnett v Lambert
  • Class 6A          Cambridge v Johns Creek
  • Class 5A          Woodward Academy v Grady
  • Class 4A          North Oconee v Marist
  • Class 3A          Westminster v Greater Atlanta Christian
  • Class 2A          Pace Academy v Lovett
  • A Public           Screven County v Seminole County
  • A Private          Wesleyan v Stratford Academy

Girls

  • Class 7A          Walton v Lambert
  • Class 6A          Johns Creek v Cambridge
  • Class 5A          McIntosh v Northview
  • Class 4A          North Oconee v Marist
  • Class 3A          Westminster v Greater Atlanta Christian
  • Class 2A          Lovett v Pace Academy
  • A Public           Irwin County v Telfair County
  • A Private          Mt. Paran Christian v First Presbyterian

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL/spring

  • May 13: Darlington’s spring scrimmage, 7 p.m. at home vs. North Murray.
  • May 14: Rome High’s Red and Gold Scrimmage
  • May 14: Coosa High ‘Eagles under the Lights.’
  • May 15: Armuchee v Woodland (Ala.) at Jacksonville State University, 11 a.m.

Camps

The Darlington Youth Football Camp will be held June 1-4 from 9 a.m.-noon each day and is free for all boys ages 6-14.  Registration forms can be found at www.darlingtonschool.org under Summer Programs or email tatha@darlingtonschool.org.


COMMUNITY

 

Puroclean cleans up with RFPRA Adult Basketball title: Solid defense and timely shooting helped power Puroclean over the Goats, 50-42, in the finals of the RFPRA Adult Basketball Championship game on Tuesday night at the Fielder Center. The game served as a rematch of the 2019 adult league finals and allowed Puroclean the chance at revenge after falling to the Goats in that game.

Puroclean exploded out of the gates, showing a strong defense which limited the Goats’chances. Both teams started slow offensively before Puroclean’s Brandon Barron drained two three pointers midway through the first. His baskets helped Puroclean build a 9-3 lead headinginto the second quarter.

Early in the second quarter, it looked like Puroclean might turn the game into a blow out, but the Goats got hot and took off. Trailing 15-6 after another Barron basket with 7:29 left in the opening half, the Goats launched on a 16-3 run over the next five minutes of game time. Kaleb Stoner led the charge hitting two three-pointers and two other baskets while the Goats defense stifled Puroclean’s attack.

Barron did drill two free throws to close out the half, cutting the Goats lead to 22-20. Clayton Johnson and Devan Bruce swished baskets early in the third quarter, staking the Goats to a 27-22 lead, but Puroclean’s offense got back on track.

Zach Mendence drained a key three-pointer, and TJ Horton and Cahiem Brown each hit free throws as Puroclean reclaimed the lead, 30-27.

Horton showed his defensive prowess on the next two possessions, grabbing steals and then channeling the ball to Barron, who finished with fast-break baskets, upping the lead to 35-27, before Stoner hit a shot at the end of the third quarter to cut the lead to 35-29.

The steady offense and playing of Horton, Brown and Barron helped propel Puroclean to a 44-31 lead with 2:07 remaining, but the Goats fought back.

Johnson and Bruce each hit three pointers, helping the Goats pulls to within six at 48-42 with 12 seconds left, but appropriately enough Barron put the finishing touches on the game with a dunk at the buzzer, giving Puroclean the final tally, 50-42.

Barron led all scorers in the contest with 22 points. Brown added nine and Mendence and Horton each pitched in seven. Horton also swiped six steals. Stoner led the Goats with 12 points followed by Johnson with 10 and Bruce with nine.

The game wrapped up the 2021 Adult League spring season. Registration is open for the summer season which begins play on June 14.


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