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Gallery: Rome Braves stomp Kannapolis, 14 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Gallery: Rome Braves stomp Kannapolis, 14 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Rome Floyd Parks & Recreation teaming up with area colleges, high schools to present softball and baseball clinics. Also: Water aerobics with the Y.

Rome Floyd Parks & Recreation teaming up with area colleges, high schools to present softball and baseball clinics. Also: Water aerobics with the Y.

Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority is teaming up with two local college softball programs to bring free skills sessions to players age 6 to 12. On Monday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m., Georgia Highlands College’s softball coaches and players will hold a softball skills clinic at Alto Park Upper Fields, focusing on hitting, pitching, throwing, base… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley to rehab with Rome Braves this weekend (dates vary). Rome Braves fall 4-2 to Kannapolis; rematch tonight. Corky Kell Classic tonight: Rome vs. Marietta, 8:30 p.m.; Calhoun vs, Ridgeland, 5:30 p.m.; both at Barron Stadium. Falcons host Redskins, 7:30 tonight.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley to rehab with Rome Braves this weekend (dates vary). Rome Braves fall 4-2 to Kannapolis; rematch tonight. Corky Kell Classic tonight: Rome vs. Marietta, 8:30 p.m.; Calhoun vs, Ridgeland, 5:30 p.m.; both at Barron Stadium. Falcons host Redskins, 7:30 tonight.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   Media release: Current Atlanta Braves stars Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley are scheduled to rehab with the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium for the remainder of the current homestand. Barring schedule changes, Swanson is currently slated to play Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.… Continue Reading

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Gallery: Kannapolis tops Rome  Braves, 4 to 2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Gallery: Kannapolis tops Rome Braves, 4 to 2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Throwback Thursday: Austin Riley (in 2016) and Dansby Swanson (2018) in previous games in Rome. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Throwback Thursday: Austin Riley (in 2016) and Dansby Swanson (2018) in previous games in Rome. Photos by Mills Fitzner

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Gallery: Rome Braves clobber Kannapolis, 14 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Gallery: Rome Braves clobber Kannapolis, 14 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner

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John McClellan: Opening night wins — some close — for Rome, Calhoun, Darlington, Cartersville, Rockmart. First two games on Thursday this week.

John McClellan: Opening night wins — some close — for Rome, Calhoun, Darlington, Cartersville, Rockmart. First two games on Thursday this week.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines Northwest Georgia’s four-year streak of having at least one state football champion ended in 2018 as Cartersville lost in the state finals and Calhoun and Rome fell short in the state semifinals. The… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Swanson, Riley to rehab in Rome this weekend. Rome Braves fall Wednesday, 4-2. Pepperell star joins Berry’s women’s basketball team. Trinity UMC offers Corky Kell parking. Preseason honors for Trevor Lawrence.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Swanson, Riley to rehab in Rome this weekend. Rome Braves fall Wednesday, 4-2. Pepperell star joins Berry’s women’s basketball team. Trinity UMC offers Corky Kell parking. Preseason honors for Trevor Lawrence.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   Media release: Current Atlanta Braves stars Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley are scheduled to rehab with the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium for the remainder of the current homestand. Barring schedule changes, Swanson is currently slated to play Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Cross Country hosts Ridge Ferry Invitational Saturday. Rome Braves open six-game home stand tonight; four games out of first with 14 to play. High school football updates. Pepperell High earns Glenn White Award for 2018-19 sports performance.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Cross Country hosts Ridge Ferry Invitational Saturday. Rome Braves open six-game home stand tonight; four games out of first with 14 to play. High school football updates. Pepperell High earns Glenn White Award for 2018-19 sports performance.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   SPORTS HEADLINES The Rome Cross Country team will be hosting the 28th Annual Ridge Ferry Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 24. The course, which winds through Ridge Ferry Park, will boast seven races, beginning every 30 minutes. The races will be… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Georgia no. 3 in AP Top 25 preseason poll. John McClellan’s first full week of high school picks. Rome Braves close series with Columbia; off today. Corky Kell Classic ticket sales resume Tuesday; games are Thursday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Georgia no. 3 in AP Top 25 preseason poll. John McClellan’s first full week of high school picks. Rome Braves close series with Columbia; off today. Corky Kell Classic ticket sales resume Tuesday; games are Thursday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Georgia no. 3 in AP Top 25 preseason poll. Clemson and quarterback Trevor Lawrence from Cartersville are in the no. 1 spot followed by Alabama at no. 2. Rounding out the SEC: LSU is no. 6, Florida is no. 8, Texas… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: First high school football rankings of the new season at out. Rome (5A), Cartersville (4A) in no. 2 spots, Calhoun ranked third (3A), Darlington fourth (A Private) and Rockmart sixth (2A).

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: First high school football rankings of the new season at out. Rome (5A), Cartersville (4A) in no. 2 spots, Calhoun ranked third (3A), Darlington fourth (A Private) and Rockmart sixth (2A).

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     The 2019 high school football season’s first rankings are out a few of the normal no. 1 teams — Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun — are not at the top of their respective classifications — yet. According to the AJC:… Continue Reading

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More than 400 runners and walkers participate in Saturday’s Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K and Health Walk. Photos and complete results.

More than 400 runners and walkers participate in Saturday’s Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K and Health Walk. Photos and complete results.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   More than 400 runners and walkers braved the August heat for the annual Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Race and Health Walk. The Men’s Race winner was Oscar Ogwaro with a time of 16:39 and the Women’s Race winner was… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves back in win column with 4-0 victory at Columbia. Darlington’s Tate Ratledge named to AJC’s Super 11 players in state. Updates on Saturday’s Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves back in win column with 4-0 victory at Columbia. Darlington’s Tate Ratledge named to AJC’s Super 11 players in state. Updates on Saturday’s Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   SPORTS HEADLINES Darlington’s Tate Ratledge named to AJC’s Super 11 list: The 11 best high school football players in the state. Ratledge, a senior offensive lineman/defensive lineman, is the nation’s No. 4 offensive tackle prospect (No. 35 overall) and No. 5… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 6-2 at Columbia. Unity Christian School opens football season with big win. Friday scrimmage updates. Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K today.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 6-2 at Columbia. Unity Christian School opens football season with big win. Friday scrimmage updates. Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K today.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   SPORTS HEADLINES Unity Christian School opens 2019 football season with a 52-0 win over The Oaks School (Opelika, Ala.).  Scrimmages:  Rome over New Manchester, 34-0. Armuchee loses 14-7 to SE Whitfield. Pepperell loses 23-21 to Cass. Cartersville over Dalton, 24-21.… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Unity Christian opens high school football season tonight. Plus: Nine scrimmage games. Rome Braves tagged with 3-1 loss; rematch tonight. Rome Braves release 2020 schedule. Atlanta Falcons drop third straight, 22-10 to Jets.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Unity Christian opens high school football season tonight. Plus: Nine scrimmage games. Rome Braves tagged with 3-1 loss; rematch tonight. Rome Braves release 2020 schedule. Atlanta Falcons drop third straight, 22-10 to Jets.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   SPORTS HEADLINES Unity Christian School hosts Oaks tonight to start high school football season. See John McClellan’s pick below. Nine high school scrimmage games tonight. See schedule below. Preseason NFL: Falcons lose third straight exhibition game, 22-10 to Jets. Rome… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves release 2020 season schedule; open at home with seven-game stretch on April 9. Plus: Braves host all-star game in June.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves release 2020 season schedule; open at home with seven-game stretch on April 9. Plus: Braves host all-star game in June.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   Media release: The 2020 season marks the Rome Braves 18th season at State Mutual Stadium. The Single-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves begins the season Thursday, April 9, with a seven-game home stand against Hagerstown and Greenville. As previously announced, the… Continue Reading

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