Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open road trip with a win. High school baseball and spring sports updates, signing. Big honors for Berry pitcher, coach; big weekend for Viking teams. Wolf Nation 5K is Saturday.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open road trip with a win. High school baseball and spring sports updates, signing. Big honors for Berry pitcher, coach; big weekend for Viking teams. Wolf Nation 5K is Saturday.

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BASEBALL

Darlington pitcher Cal Fuller delivers a strike against St. Francis in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader. The Tigers won 3-2 on Nick Mauer’s two-RBI single.Hometown photo.

Rome Braves 

  • Rome Braves open road trip with 6-1 win over Greenville Drive. Wentz is your winning pitcher. Game update
  • Next up: Greenville tonight-Sunday; at Hickory April 24-26. Home again April 27 vs. West Virginia.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery
  • Roster moves: 

HIGH SCHOOL

Darlington splits afternoon series with Saint Francis. Tigers win first game, 3-2; the Knights take game two, 2-1.
Model falls 1-0 to Chattooga.
Pepperell edges Coosa, 1-0.
Cartersville 10, Central of Carrollton 4.
Friday: Armuchee vs. Model, 5 p.m
Friday: Darlington at St. Francis, 3:30 p.m.
Friday: Rome vs. Carrollton, 5:55 p.m.
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
Pepperell High Dragons will travel to Heard County on Friday, April 28, for Round 1 of the state playoffs. Game 1 will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Class AA playoff pairs according to Georgia Dugout Preview:
  • Jordan at Rockmart
  • Lamar County at Dade County
  • Pepperell at Heard County
  • Chattooga at Callaway

 

5A pairings
Cartersville will visit top-ranked Blessed Trinity in first round of state baseball playoffs.
Cedartown no. 3 seed, Cartersville no.4 seed
MORE HIGH SCHOOL UPDATES
From Coosa Eagle Athletics: “Boys soccer win regional championship; girls qualify for state playoffs: Coach Maldonado and Coach Windom led the Eagles Boys and Girls teams to hard fought wins tonight over Pepperell. The Girls will play at Lamar County next Tuesday night while the Boys will host Spencer Wednesday. Times TBA.” (from Facebook)
Pepperell High (via Principal Jamey Alcorn’s Twitter post): “Reg. 7-AA Spring sports finishes today: Boys Soccer 2nd place, Baseball 3rd place, Girls Track 3rd place, Boys Track 2nd place. Go Dragons!”

Darlington Soccer (via media release):  Darlington boys beat Morris for region title 3-2 in the 7th round of PKs. Spencer Graham notched the winning kick. 

Reg time goals: Sam Berry assist Noah Woford. Krisztian Sandor assist Jack Pearson. Darlington Girls mercy ruled Morris 10-0.

COLLEGES

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Congratulations to Berry Softball’s Marie Collop, the Southern Athletic Association’s pitcher of the year. Vikings

And there’s more: In exclusive voting by head coaches of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), Berry head softball coach Cori Thiermann was named Coach-of-the-Year with senior Marie Collop earning Pitcher-of-the-Year honors. The pair headline nine Vikings named to the All-Conference teams. Joining Thiermann and Collop, Elisabeth Federici, Brittany Tuttle, Kylie Aiken, Sarah Moore and Kayla Sangrey earned first-team honors. Second-team selections include Kenzie Fleming, Brittany Ferrell and Kassie Howard. Berry Softball

Berry Vikings sports updates.  Baseball, softball, other spring sports updates.
 Nine programs will compete in their respective Southern Athletic Association Conference Championship events this weekend with three to take place on Berry’s campus. Full Story

Shorter Hawks sports updates.  Baseball, softball, other spring sports updates

Shorter lacrosse coach Brittni Dulaney named GSC’s coach of the year; Lady Hawks’ Pridemore top defender. Shorter

Georgia Highlands sports reports. Chargers.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates

COMMUNITY

The Rome High School Cross Country and Track & Field teams will be hosting the Wolf Nation 5K Road Race and a 1 Mile Run on Saturday at RHS. The 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 1 Mile at 9:30 a.m.  On-site race day registration will open at 7 a.m. You can register online now for $35. Details

Darlington’s Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia on Sunday, April 30, at 9 a.m.  Tri for the Kids is open to participants age 6-15. Ages 6-9 will compete in a 50-yard swim inside Darlington’s A.J. Huffman (’67) Memorial Athletic Center, a 2.3-mile bike ride on a closed portion of Cave Spring Road, and a half-mile run on the school’s campus. Participants age 10-15 will complete a 100-yard swim, 4.6-mile bike ride and 1-mile run. Registration is available online at www.imathlete.com. For more information about the triathlon, please contact Beth Smith.

On Friday, May 5, runners will lace up their running shoes for the 13th Annual Advocates for Children Duck Dash. Registration for the twilight run is under way; proceeds benefit Advocates for Children.  Runners, or walkers, may preregister by visiting the Advocates for Children website, www.AdvoChild.org/DuckDash. For more 770-387-1143 or visit www.AdvoChild.org.

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