Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Big wins for Rome, Darlington, Armuchee. Earlier: Rome Braves sail in 5-0 win over Winston-Salem; roster updates. Atlanta Braves top Rockies, 6-5. Berry, Shorter open season at home Saturday. Community sports.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Big wins for Rome, Darlington, Armuchee. Earlier: Rome Braves sail in 5-0 win over Winston-Salem; roster updates. Atlanta Braves top Rockies, 6-5. Berry, Shorter open season at home Saturday. Community sports.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.


HIGH SCHOOLS
Tonight’s games:

  • Armuchee 21, Coosa 7.
  • Model falls to Trion, 28-7.
  • Rome over Cherokee, 27-7.
  • Pepperell at Bremen
  • Darlington, once down 14-0, beats St. Francis, 35-14.
  • Unity Christian falls to Horizon Christian, 52-0. (From ScoreStream, attempting to confirm)
  • Sequoyah 37, Cass 23.
  • Hebron Christian eases past Woodland, 34-24.
  • Sonoraville 32, Fannin County 0.
  • Gordon Central at Southeast Whitfield
  • Off this week: Adairsville, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown (COVID), Chattooga (COVID)  and Rockmart.

John McClellan’s high school football picks: How did John pick’em this week?  McClellan


BASEBALL

Rome Braves get the shut out, 5-0, over Dash.  Media release: The Rome Braves (48-56) shut out the High-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the Winston-Salem Dash (39-65), 5-0 on Thursday evening at State Mutual Stadium. Solid pitching for the Braves staff only surrendered two hits, adding to a strong night at the plate.

The Braves plated the first run of the game in the bottom of the second. Carlos Martinez singled to center to score Vaughn Grissom. Grissom was just promoted to Rome today from Low-A Augusta.
Rome scored three more runs in the home half of the third. Riley Delgado singled and then advanced to third after Winston-Salem made a fielding error. This scored Cody Milligan. Michael Harris II then hit his 20th double of the season to score Delgado. Harris II then came home to score after Grissom grounded into a double play.
The final run of the game for the Braves came in the bottom of the seventh thanks to a wild pitch by Winston-Salem pitcher Edgar Navarro.
Harris II went 1-for-3 with a double and had a RBI. Grissom went 1-for-2 and had two walks.
A.J. Puckett got the start for Rome and was solid over four innings of work. He gave up no hits or runs and stuck out six. Marrick Crouse (W, 4-1) threw two innings in relief and gave up one hit and struck out one. Trey Riley also pitched two innings, gave up one hit and struck out one. Benjamin Dum closed the game for Rome and struck out two.
  • What’s next:   At home today  through Sunday vs. Winston-Salem.
  • Roster moves The Rome Braves have announced a swap of infielders.
    -Shortstop Vaughn Grissom (Braves No. 13 prospect) has been promoted to High-A Rome from the Low-A Augusta GreenJackets. Grissom has batted .313 in his second professional season through 75 games with Augusta. In 280 at-bats, Grissom has 15 doubles, four triples, and five home runs with 33 runs driven in.
    -Infielder Luke Waddell receives the call to Double-A Mississippi after just 21 games with Rome Braves and following being selected in the 5th round of the 2021 MLB Draft. In his brief stint, Waddell hit six home runs and drove in 13 runs while batting .304 and owning a .952 OPS.
    -The Rome roster now has 28 active, 3 injured, and 2 inactive players.

The Atlanta Braves cling to 6-5 lead over Rockies. Media release: When the Rockies’ Connor Joe belted a drive to deep center field in the seventh inning at Coors Field on Thursday night, the Braves’ precarious lead hung in the balance. The man chasing after the ball had only 11 career games in center on his resume.

“I could hear our bullpen [beyond the center-field wall] telling me as I got closer to the wall, kind of giving me some insight on that,” said Adam Duvall, who made a leaping grab at the fence to preserve Atlanta’s one-run advantage. “When I caught it, I didn’t think I was on the wall, but I ended up closer than I thought I was.”

• Box score

The game was closer than the Braves would’ve liked, too. But thanks to Duvall’s defense, not to mention the key hit of the game — a 477-foot go-ahead homer in the fifth inning — and a stellar bullpen effort, Atlanta came away with a 6-5 victory against a Rockies club that entered the contest 43-22 at Coors Field.

  • What’s next:  At  Rockies through Sunday.
  • Roster: The #Braves recalled LHP Sean Newcomb to Atlanta and placed RHP Chris Martin on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL


 From Shorter: Ben Brady Field got a big upgrade over summer! Keep an eye out for more improvements throughout our athletic facilities

Local games this Saturday:
Berry Vikings: at home vs. Maryville, 6 p.m. Next: At LaGrange, 2 p.m. Sept. 11.
Shorter Hawks: vs. Brevard College, noon, Barron Stadium. Next: At Albany State, 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

COMMUNITY SPORTS
Sept. 25: Power Dash returns. Pull out your cape, mask, best superhero pose and of course your running or walking shoes, grab some glowing bracelets and necklaces and get ready for the 2021 edition of the POWERADE Power Dash 5K and Glow WalkThe race returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday, Sept. 25, with a new twist. This year, the race and walk begin later in the evening and the course will feature lots of glowing goodness turning the event into a fun glowtastic run and walk. Expanded details
Oct. 4: Habitat for Humanity – Coosa Valley will host the second annual Drive One FORE Habitat golf tournament in celebration of World Habitat Day on Monday, Oct. 4. The tournament will be held at Stonebridge Golf Club and registration is open and sponsor opportunities are still available to local businesses.
  • Hole Sponsor – $150
  • Team Entry – $300
  • Team & Hole Sponsor – $400
  • Event Sponsor – $500 (Limited available)
  • Presenting Sponsor – $2,500 (One available)
All proceeds go toward our current home builds in South and North Rome. With your support, families can build strength, stability and independence with Habitat for Humanity by building a safe and secure place to call home. For more information, check out our website, www.habitatcoosavalley.org or call 706.378.0030.
Oct. 8: From Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation: A long-standing golf tradition returns to the links at Stonebridge Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 8 as the Willard Nixon Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament sponsored by Rome Orthopedic Center tees off.
The event features a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Team entry fees are $325. The fee covers all greens fees, cart fees, range balls and a pre-event lunch. All money raised from the golf tournament goes to help fund the ROC Pinson Family Student Athlete Scholarship. These scholarships recognize college-bound male and female seniors from seven local schools that have excelled in athletics, academics and public service during their school career. Along with team fees, hole sponsorships are being offered for $100 per hole.
This event also features several golfers who are members of the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame, allowing others the chance to see and talk to some local sports legends. The scholarship has helped distribute more than $20,000 in scholarship money to local students for more than 20 years.
For more information or to download the entry form, please visit rfpra.com.

 

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