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Football: Spring game schedule for this weekend:.
Rome plays North Paulding on the road, 7 p.m.
Updated: Model will play Darlington at Chris Hunter Stadium on Friday with kickoff at 7 p.m.
Chattooga: The spring game is Saturday vs. Lee (Huntsville) at Jacksonville State University, 2:15 p.m. EDT.
- AAA bracket: Calhoun falls to North Hall 10-1 in game one and then 3-0 in game two to complete its season. North Hall moves to the championship round. Video highlights from WDUN
Darlington Juniors Lizzie LaVangie, Samanda Cox and Aisling Fields received state recognition for their performance during the 2017 girls’ varsity lacrosse season. LaVangie was chosen for Honorable Mention for the 2017 Georgia High School All-Star Lacrosse Team. She led the Lady Tigers with 41 goals, 11 assists, 83 draw controls and 78 ground balls. LaVangie was recognized as the 2017 Most Valuable Player for the team. Cox and Fields were chosen for the 2017 AAAAA-A All Area 2 Girls’ Lacrosse team. Cox was a true leader on the team and exemplified the Lady Tiger spirit and attitude throughout the season. With 25 goals, 10 assists, 78 ground balls and 41 draw controls, she was recognized as the 2017 Best Offensive Player. Fields was a solid defensive player this year, ending the season with 32 ground balls. She also aided in the transition of the team’s game and received the 2017 Most Improved Award.
No. 17: Lane Pace out as men’s, women’s golf coach at Shorter. Just shy of his four-year anniversary with Shorter University, men’s and women’s golf coach Lane Pace is out. His is the 17th coach or senior athletics administrator to leave — under whatever circumstances — from the Hawks’ sports program since March 2015 following the exit of Bill Peterson as athletics director. It was Peterson who brought Pace to Shorter from California Baptist where he served in the same capacity. “Lane is a special man and a special coach,” said Peterson in a media release we’re quoting from. “He has an unbelievable track record and is also a man of great faith. We are really pleased that he and his family will be joining the Shorter team.” More from than 2013 release: Pace’s coaching background includes both Division I and Division II experience. He was responsible for both the women’s and men’s team at Jacksonville University in 2000 and 2001. During his tenure at Jacksonville University and then at Longwood University, his programs won five collegiate tournaments. Prior to collegiate coaching, Pace played golf professionally; winning several major club professional events. He is also a PGA professional.
- What’s next: The university continues to have an interim athletics director (Kim Graham left in December) and now has four head coaching vacancies (men’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer and now golf). We’re told to expect more sports shakeups.
Berry Vikings sports updates.
Shorter Hawks sports updates.
Georgia Highlands sports reports.
GHC Chargers Baseball: Columbia State Community College 10, Georgia Highlands College 3 (Final – 9 innings). The Chargers play again today at 11 a.m. in the losers bracket. From Dyersburg State in Tennessee. Chargers / tournament information
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 SalvationArmyRome.org. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and will end promptly at 7:45 a.m. the day of the race.
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)
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: www.berryvbcamps.com. You can also check out our camp Facebook page @berryvolleyball camps for pictures and videos from last summer.