Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves get 6-1 win over Arizona; magic number now 10; latest personnel moves. Atlanta Falcons’ updates. This week’s high school football games. 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.
The Atlanta Braves 6-1 over Diamondbacks; magic number now 10. Media release: As the Braves bid for a fourth straight National League East title, it appears they may spend the rest of the season filling their leadoff spot with Jorge Soler, who accounted for one of the three homers tallied in a 6-1 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at Chase Field.
“I like Soler there,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “I figured he’d want to drug test me after he looked at the lineup.”
Though Soler’s experience as a leadoff hitter consisted of a game he played for the Cubs way back on May 2, 2015, he does seem to be the Braves player currently best fit for this role. The early results have been encouraging as Atlanta is 2-0 with the big slugger at the top of its lineup.
Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies hit two-run homers before Soler hit his fifth-inning solo homer in this latest Atlanta victory. Riley’s first-inning blast secured his first 30-homer season and guided the Braves to a win that kept them three games ahead of the second-place Phillies with 13 games to play. Their magic number is 10 to clinch a fourth straight division crown.
- Next: At Diamondbacks today through Thursday.
- Roster: The #Braves claimed C Chadwick Tromp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Rome Braves: Season ends. What’s next: 2022 schedule.
This week’s games:
John McClellan’s high school picks: Cedartown over Calhoun in Thursday night game; another rough night for Rome; big wins for Darlington, Pepperell, Armuchee. McClellan.
- Cedartown at Calhoun (Thursday)
- Model at Chattooga
- Carrollton at Rome
- Darlington at Kings Ridge Christian
- Pepperell at Dade County
- Weaver (Ala.) at Armuchee
- Coosa at Cherokee County (Ala.)
- LaFayette at Adairsville
- Sonoraville at North Murray
- Fannin County at Gordon Central
- Bowdon at Trion
- Off this week: Cartersville, Cass Rockmart and Woodland..
- Next: At New York Giants, 1 p.m Sunday. Fox TV, 92.9 FM.
- Next: Oct. 2, home vs. Trinity, 6 p.m.
- Next: Saturday, home vs. West Georgia, 1 p.m.
Saturday: POWERADE Power Dash 5K and Glow Walk. 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. 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.