Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Weekly soccer report. Rome Braves top Intimidators, 9-5; rematch today at 10:30 a.m.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Weekly soccer report. Rome Braves top Intimidators, 9-5; rematch today at 10:30 a.m.



Team work! Several fans try to back up this Rome Braves during Monday’s game at State Mutual Stadium. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For more, please click gallery

The Rome YMCA’s Arsenal Select teams posted a 2-1-1 record this past weekend to bring their season record to 29-30-1. Several teams played in post season tournaments.

  • The G10 played in the Academy Cup. On Saturday they lost to Savannah United 9-1 and Tophat Blue 10-1. Sunday they lost to the Dekalb YMCA Wolves 12-1.
  • The G11 played in the GA Express Festival. They started with a 4-0 loss to Cobb YMCA Striker Blue. They then had to beat Peachtree City FC twice by the same 1-0 score to earn the right to face Cobb again in the final. They lost 4-1.
  • The G14 D lost to third place GA Storm 3-1. Malone Christen got the goal to give her 7 for the season, second in the division. That gives them a 6-4-2 record to finish in sixth place.
  • The G15 B beat seventh place GA Storm 3-2 to close out the season with a 4-4 record that has them in fourth place.
  • The B9 played in the Academy Cup. On Saturday they lost to Buckhead YMCA Blue 9-1 and Dekalb YMCA Wolves 8-0. Sunday they lost to Cobb YMCA Strikers 9-2.
  • The B13-III West closed out their regular season Friday night in Alpharetta tying 11th place Concorde Fire Central White 1-1 to finish in ninth place with a 2-7-2 record, out of the relegation zone.
  • On Saturday they were in the Academy Cup. They finished second in Group A of the u12 boys 11v11 Blue bracket, with a tournament record of 1-1-1. In the 1st game on Saturday, they lost 6-1 to the eventual undefeated tournament champion Georgia Rush Blue. Steven Villatoro scored the lone goal, assisted by Tyler Garrett. Goalkeeper Will Payne had 3 saves. Kevin Espinoza had 1 save. In the 2nd game, they tied the Dekalb Wolves Elite team 0-0. Goalkeeper Kevin Espinoza had 4 saves, while Isaiah Johnson was credited with a defensive save. On Sunday they defeated the Roswell Santos Red 2-0. Goal scorers were Gavyn Williams and Tucker Wright. Goalkeepers Kevin Espinoza and Will Payne each had 1 save.
  • The B14 II finished the season with a 5-5-1 record in fourth place by beating fifth-place Inter Atlanta 2-1. Last weekend they won their bracket in the Tennessee Invitational tournament in Nashville. On Saturday they beat the host TN Soccer Club Elite 4-0 and Memphis’s Midsouth FC 3-0. On Sunday they beat St. Louis’ Rush SC 9-0 to take the championship.
  • The B17 II competed in the Atlanta Fire Select Elite Cup. On Saturday they beat the eventual champion Concorde Fire 2-1. Later that day they tied SSA Chelsea Elite 1-1 to make Sunday’s  semifinal. In a 9am game they lost to the Atlanta Fire Elite Black 5-0.
  • Compiled by Roy Dickinson

 Women's Soccer Announces 14 Recruits for 2017 Season

Berry women’s soccer signs 14 including Unity’s Hannah Eddins: Head women’s soccer coach Lorenzo Canalis has announced the 14 newcomers to the women’s soccer program for the upcoming fall season. “These talented individuals will join our 16 returning players this fall,” Canalis said. “We are looking forward to the challenge of molding our team to face stiff competition this upcoming season.” Brief bios on each of the newcomers can be found here.



Spring game schedule for this weekend:.

Rome plays North Paulding on the road, 7 p.m.

Model will play Darlington at Chris Hunter Stadium on Friday with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Chattooga: The spring game is Saturday vs. Lee (Huntsville) at Jacksonville State University, 2:15 p.m. EDT.

Pepperell High has opted for two scrimmages in August.

Cedartown High also is opting for two scrimmages in August.

Baseball playoffs/Quarterfinals.

  • AAA bracketCalhoun at North Hall series on Wednesday in the semi-finals.


Just in case the Braves needed a little backup Monday evening, the Cubs were dressed and ready to play. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For more, please click gallery
  • Rome Braves bounce back with 9-5 win; rematch with Intimidators at 10:30 this morning. Media release: The Rome Braves defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 9-5 Monday Night at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 1,194. The Braves opened up the scoring in the third inning when Cristian Pache’s double plated two runs. The Braves added to their lead in the fifth with a five run inning, highlighted by a three run triple by Matt Gonzalez. The Intimidators came back to cut the lead in the top of the sixth when Antonio Rodriguez hit a three run double to make it a 7-3 game. The comeback continued for Kannapolis in the eighth after a Rodriguez RBI double and a wild pitch to score a run to cut the lead to three. However, it wasn’t enough as the Braves added one more in the bottom half on an RBI single by Randy Ventura to take the 9-5 victory. Ryan Lawlor had a solid day on the mound setting a career high with nine strikeouts while allowing no walks. Lawlor (3-0) earns the victory for Rome while Yosmer Solorzano (1-3) takes the loss for Kannapolis. Brandon White picks up his fourth save.
  • Next up: 10:30 this morning; off Wednesday; Lexington Thursday-Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery
  • Roster updates: The Rome Braves announce that left-hand pitchers Thomas Burrows and Tucker Davidson have been transferred to the Danville Braves of the Appalachian League.  Rome receives lefty Jaret Hellinger and outfielder Justin Ellison from Danville. Ellison will wear no 5; Hellinger, no. 51. Also: infielder Derian Cruz has been transferred to extended spring training in Orlando and receive infielder Yeudi Grullon from extended spring. Grullon will wear no. 9. The roster is at 25 players


Four Vikings Earn NFCA All-Region HonorsBerry Vikings sports updates.

After leading the Berry College softball team to a record-breaking season, Marie Collop, Kassie Howard, Sarah Moore and Brittany Ferrell have been selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association  All-Region teams. Collop earned first-team recognition with teammates Kassie Howard and Sarah Moore earning second-team nods. Brittany Ferrell was selected to the third-team. Expanded release: Softball

Shorter Hawks sports updates.

The Jets have signed linebacker Jevaris Jones and released LB Austin Calitro. Jones, a product of Shorter University, was a tryout player at the Jets’ rookie minicamp. He tallied 106 tackles last season with 15 stops coming behind the line of scrimmage. He finished seven games with double-digits in tackles and was second in Division II with 80 solos. The 6’1”, 228-pounder also racked up 6.5 sacks and ranked sixth in DII with four forced fumbles. In school annals, the Griffin, GA native ranks fifth in tackles (235), fourth in tackles for loss (28.5) and fourth in sacks (12.5). From NY Jets / Shorter player bio

Georgia Highlands sports reports.

GHC Chargers Baseball will take on Columbia State in the first round of the district tourney on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Dyersburg State in Tennessee. Chargers.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates


On Saturday, the Salvation Army of Rome will have its Fourth Annual Run for the Homeless. This annual event will be held at Redmond Regional Medical Center and funds generated will support the Army’s Men and Women’s Shelter, which operates 365 days a year. The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army is excited to host the 4th Annual “Run for the Homeless” 5K and GoGo Mile Event to be held on Saturday, May 20th. We are partnering with Cycle Therapy to provide a first class running experience to all who participate. All proceeds will be used for the emergency homeless shelter needs here in Rome. We are asking for your support of this wonderful event!  Register to Run for the Homeless by visiting Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and will end promptly at 7:45 a.m. the day of the race.

An afternoon with Phil Jones set for June 10: Phil Jones arrived at Shorter University to build a football and quickly fit into the Rome/Floyd County community as if he’d been here forever. A veteran coach, Jones quickly made the Hawks’ program relevant. Jones separated from the Shorter program following 11 seasons but remains one of the more beloved sports figures in Northwest Georgia. On Saturday, June 10, old friends and players will gather at the Rome Civic Center beginning at noon to talk football. Or as the organizers call it “swap stories and celebrate the greatest coach we know.”  “Wives, girlfriends, children and parents are welcome. It will be a lot of football talk but a lot of those folks were with us from the very beginning and I know Coach (Jones) will be excited to see them as well. No cost to come.” – Coach Pete (Bill Peterson). RSVP by May 10 to
What’s ahead at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College this summer:
-May 20-23: USTA National L2 Junior Championships 16/18s
-May 24-29: ITF Senior Regional World Championships
-June 10-13: USTA GA Junior Closed Challenger
-July 1-4: USTA National L2 Junior Championships 16/18s
-July 15-18: USTA Georgia Junior Open
-July 22-23: USTA Clocktower Run-Roll Wheelchair Classic
MLB Youth Baseball CampFormerly Hawk Baseball Campdirected by Matt Larry. Session one: June 5-9; session two: June 12-16;  session three: June 26-30, to be held at the Levee fields, Riverside Park.  $95 includes video and T-shirt. Team, multiple weeks and sibling discounts available. For more information, contact Matt Larry at
Rome High Kids Track & Field Camp: Mark your calendars. Kids T&F camp May 30-June 1 ages 6-14. Barron Stadium 6pm-8pm. We will run a meet on that Thursday. More info to come.
Darlington School will host a free youth football clinic for all boys ages 7-12 at Darlington’s Jerry Sharp Field at Chris Hunter Stadium from June 5-8, 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, please email Coach Tommy Atha at
Berry Youth Football Camp: The Fourth Annual Coach K Football Camps Inc. Youth Football Camp will take place at Berry College on Tuesday, May 30- Friday, June 2, from 8-11:30 a.m. on Williams Field at Valhalla. This is a non-contact football camp for 7 to 12-year-olds. Please register online at The cost is $110 and includes a camp T-shirt. Further questions please call 706-236-2290 or email
Berry College Volleyball is hosting a series of clinics and camps this summer. All clinics and camps focus on developing and refining specific skills through repetitions and learning strategies that will increase volleyball IQ. Additionally, players will develop secondary skills and play competitive games in a positive, game-like environment. It is our guarantee that players will learn, compete, and have a ton of fun. Day Camps & Clinics

June 1: Setter/Hitter Clinic
June 1: Serving Clinic #1
June 2: Passing/Defense Clinic
June 2: Serving Clinic #2
July 6-8: All Skills Session #1 (all ages and skill levels)
July 25-27: All Skills Session #2 (all ages and skill levels)

Overnight Camps
July 17-19: Position Skills Camp (designed for ALL levels, grades 5-12)
July 20-22: Elite College Prep (designed for HIGH-level players wanting to play in college, limited to 30 participants)

Athletes can learn more and register on our camp website:   You can also check out our camp Facebook page @berryvolleyball camps for pictures and videos from last summer.

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