Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves open final series of the season tonight — and announce 2022 games. Calhoun-Cedartown game reset for Sept. 23. Berry College adds beach volleyball. Community sports updates.
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.
Rome Braves were off Monday; open six-game final series of the season vs. Hickory tonight at 7.
- Updates: 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.
- Mills Fitzner’s home-game photo galleries.
- What’s next: Today through Sunday vs. Hickory.
- Roster moves:
The Atlanta Braves were off Monday; welcome Rockies for three starting tonight.
- What’s next: Off Monday; host Rockies Tuesday-Thursday.
Calhoun-Cedartown football game rescheduled: “Calhoun High School’s originally scheduled home varsity football game against Cedartown High School on Sept. 3 was canceled due to COVID-19 related issues at Cedartown. The game has officially been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Calhoun High School. The middle school and JV football games that were scheduled to be played at Phil Reeve Stadium on the same date will be rescheduled. Makeup dates for the middle school and JV games will be released once determined.”
John McClellan’s high school picks: Rome to rebound; Ws for all the ranked local teams; first win of the season for Pepperell. McClellan.
This Friday’s games:
- Class 6A Number 8 Rome (2-1, 0-0) at South Paulding (2-1, 0-0)
- Heritage of Catoosa (2-0) at Class A Private Number 10 Darlington (2-1)
- Temple (0-2) at Pepperell (0-3)
- Southeast Whitfield (1-3) at Armuchee (2-0)
- Praise Academy (2-1) at Unity Christian School (2-1)
- Cherokee (2-2) at Class 5A Number 3 Cartersville (3-0)
- Ridgeland (1-3) at Cass (2-2)
- Woodland (1-3) v. Chamblee (3-1) at North DeKalb Stadium
- Class 5A Number 7 Calhoun (2-1) at Woodstock (0-4)
- Rockmart (2-1, 1-0) at Sonoraville (2-0, 0-0)
- Gordon Central (0-3) at Gordon Lee (1-2)
- Class 4A Number 6 Cedartown (2-0) at Heard County (3-1)
- Cedar Bluff (Ala.) (2-0) at Trion (3-0)
- Chattooga (0-2) at Heritage of Newnan (0-2)
- Off this week: Adairsville (3-0), Coosa (0-3), Model (1-3)
- Next: At Clark-Atlanta, 11 a.m. Saturday.
- Next: Home vs. South Carolina, 7 p.m. Saturday, SEC.
- SEC Schedule
- Next: At Clemson, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ABC or ESPN.
- ACC Schedule.
Berry College is adding beach volleyball; it becomes the 22nd sport to represent Berry, which competes as an NCAA Division III member, and will begin competition in the spring of 2022.
“We are excited to announce the addition of beach volleyball,” Dr. Angel Mason, Director of Athletics at Berry, said. “When considering our sports sponsorship and what programs we could add, beach volleyball was a natural fit with the growth of the sport and the success of our indoor program.”
Caitlyn Moriarty, who has served as Berry’s indoor volleyball head coach since 2016, will assume the role as the head coach of the inaugural beach volleyball team. Moriarty is a two-time AVCA South Region Coach of the Year and two-time SAA Conference Coach of the Year recipient after leading the Vikings to three straight SAA Conference Championships and NCAA Tournament runs in 2019, 2018, and 2017.
“It’s an exciting time at Berry,” Moriarty said. “Between the success of our indoor program and the addition of a Beach program, we know we have the opportunity to create something special. The chance to compete both indoors and in the sand allows us to attract the top student-athletes to Berry and creates growth opportunities for our current players.”
Beach volleyball became the 90th and newest NCAA championship event in 2016, and currently more than 90 colleges in the nation field teams.
Berry becomes just the seventh NCAA Division III member to join the beach volleyball ranks, joining fellow Southern Athletic Association member Hendrix, as well as LaGrange (Ga.), Huntingdon (Ala.), Principia (Ill.), Stevenson (Md.) and Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas.)
Under the auspices of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, the Small College Beach Volleyball National Championship was first held in 2018 for NCAA Division II and III teams.
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.