Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Shorter names new Women’s Basketball coach. Rome Braves drop first game of doubleheader at Lakewood, second game postponed.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Shorter names new Women’s Basketball coach. Rome Braves drop first game of doubleheader at Lakewood, second game postponed.


Former Prairie View A&M coach Dawn Brown has been named the new Women’s Basketball head coach at Shorter University. Brown served as head women’s basketball coach at Prairie View A&M until 2016, where she headed the NCAA Division I program after serving as interim head coach and an assistant. In 2014, she guided Prairie View to its fourth consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament championship and fourth consecutive NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament appearance. She was named the 2013-14 HBCU Digest Female Coach of the Year. In 2014-15, Brown coached the Lady Panthers to first-ever victories over the University of Houston and Sam Houston State. Brown built a reputation as one of the nation’s top Division I recruiters by recruiting and coaching several talented players. Previously, Brown spent four years as an assistant coach at Tougaloo College, where she helped the Lady Bulldogs finish the 2009-10 season with their best record in 12 years and advance to the semifinal round of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference tournament. A graduate of Jackson State University, she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and had a two-year career as a student-athlete, helping lead the Lady Tigers to a SWAC regular season co-championship and a SWAC Tournament semifinal berth. She was two-time captain at Atlanta Metropolitan College, leading the team to two consecutive GJCAA tournament appearances and playing as part of the inaugural team in 2000.


  • Rome Braves drop game 1 of doubleheader to Lakewood, 1-0. Game 2 was postponed due to poor field conditions and will be made up in Rome next week. Lakewood release: Darick Hall broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth inning as the BlueClaws topped Rome 1-0 on Friday night at FirstEnergy Park in the first game of the scheduled double-header on Friday night. The second game of the double-header was postponed and will be made up in Rome this week. Hall’s home run was his league leading 18th of the season and drove home his league leading 69th run of the season. Maurico Llovera threw five scoreless innings with a career-high nine strikeouts. Ismael Cabrera (5-5) earned the win with a scoreless sixth inning and Will Hibbs earned his 10th save with a scoreless seventh inning. The lone run of the game came off Matt Custred (0-2). Rome starter Joey Wentz threw four scoreless innings for the Braves. Lakewood (9-11/50-41) has now won nine of their last 14 games after a 1-6 start to the second half while Rome falls to 7-11/45-43.
  • What’s next:  In Delmarva today-Monday. Back home July 19 vs. Lakewood.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
  • Roster updates: Rome Braves announce the following roster moves:
    • RHP Brandon White has been transferred to Florida (Florida State League)
    • Rome receives RHP Ryan Schlosser from Danville of the Appalachian League


Closer look at the 2017 high school football schedule across Northwest Georgia. Click high school

Keep track of summer updates from area high school teams with Twitter:


Berry Vikings sports updates.

Football: First game at Maryville on Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.

 Berry College Volleyball is hosting a series of clinics and camps this summer. 
Day Camps & Clinics: 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)

Shorter Hawks sports updates.

  • Football: First game vs. Mars Hill at Barron Stadium, 1 p.m. Sept. 2. Schedule

Georgia Highlands sports reports.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates


What’s ahead at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College this summer:
-July 15-18: USTA Georgia Junior Open
-July 22-23: USTA Clocktower Run-Roll Wheelchair Classic
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