Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Late-innings rally earns 10-5 win for Rome Braves. Atlanta Braves top Marlins. Falcons flop, 32-6. Trevor Lawrence throws 3 TDs, 3 picks in loss to Texans. John McClellan’s high school picks.
6A: Rome falls to no. 8 after loss to Collins Hill.
5A: Cartersville rises two spots to no. 3 after Friday’s huge win; Calhoun up a notch to no. 7.
4A: Cedartown holds at no. 6.
A private: Darlington at no. 10 after big win over Heard County.
BASEBALLRome Braves score 6 runs in eighth, ninth, beat Tourists 10-5. No update from Asheville.
What’s next: Off Monday. Final home series begins Tuesday vs. Hickory. The Rome Braves have been approved to convert the scheduled seven-inning doubleheader on Thursday, Sept. 16, to a single nine-inning game beginning at 7 p.m. The doubleheader originally included a makeup game from a rainout in Hickory on Aug. 15, which will not be made up.
The Atlanta Braves take series vs. Marlins with 5-3 win Sunday. Media release: Eddie Rosario helped the 2019 Twins become the only club in Major League history to have five different players hit at least 30 homers for them in one season. But Rosario is now part of an offense that might be even deeper in the power department.
Rosario hit a two-run homer and Ozzie Albies took another step closer to his first 30-homer season on Sunday afternoon at Truist Park. But the highlight of the Braves’ 5-3 win over the Marlins came courtesy of Freddie Freeman securing his third career 30-homer season on his 32nd birthday.
“He had his birthday blast and as he was going to the end of the dugout, everybody was singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to [him],” Albies said. “Homers are fun. That’s why everybody celebrates them.”
What’s next: Off Monday; host Rockies Tuesday-Thursday.
Time is running out to register for this year’s POWERADE Power Dash 5K and Glow Walk but everyone is in luck as half-off week has arrived. If you haven’t registered, now is the perfect time because walkers can now register for $10 and runners can now register for $12.50. Registration is happening now at runsignup.com or at 1 Shorter Ave. The race and glow walk are set for Saturday, Sept. 25 at Ridge Ferry Park with the 5K beginning at approximately 7:15 p.m. followed by the glow walk at 7:35 p.m. The race and walk will both have measures in place to mitigate the spread of COVID. The event also features a flat, fast course that serves as Peachtree qualifier along with the added fun of lots of lights and glowing arches marking the trails and cool age group awards along with plenty of ice cold POWERADE and water at the finish. Regular registration ends Sunday, Sept. 19 at 11 p.m. Packet pick-up and late registration is set for Thursday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Parks and Recreation headquarters at 1 Shorter Ave. For more information, visit rfpra.com/powerdash.
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.