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4A state high school baseball championship: Marist takes the title after beating Blessed Trinity, 4-3, at State Mutual Stadium.
6A Baseball State Championship on Monday: Pope vs. Lee County, double header, at State Mutual Stadium, beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets: $12. (Background: Lee County beat Johns Creek 7-0 on Friday to settle a disputed game). Guide to the playoffs. What to know / Click GHSA
Georgia Athletic Directors Association Director’s Cup Results for Region 7-AA Overall: 1. Model, 2. Rockmart, 3. Pepperell, 4. Coosa, 5. Armuchee, 6. Chattooga, 7. Dade Co., 8. Gordon Central. For Region 6-AAA: Calhoun finished 1st, Sonoraville 3rd and Adairsville 6th. For Region 4-AAAA: Cartersville finished 2nd and Cedartown 7th. For Region 7-AAAAA: Rome finished 3rd, Woodland 4th and Cass 5th. For Region 6-A: Darlington finished 3rd, Trion 5th. Complete results
- Rome Braves close out Augusta series with a big win Sunday night, 9-1. (Series: 3-1 Braves).
- Rome Braves fall to Augusta, 1-0. Media release: With two outs, nobody on, and no score in the bottom of the eighth inning, Sandro Fabian hit a double off the wall in left center field. Kelvin Beltre followed with a single scoring Fabian. It turned out to be the only run of the game as the GreenJackets defeated the Rome Braves 1-0 at Lake Olmstead Stadium Saturday night.”I went to the plate with a plan,” said Beltre. “I was looking for my pitch and I was able to have that big hit tonight.” The game was a pitcher’s duel with GreenJackets starter Domenic Mazza and Braves starter Bryse Wilson trading zeros. Mazza went seven innings and gave up no runs off of six hits and struck out five. Wilson struck out six batters and gave up five hits in six innings of shutout ball. For the GreenJackets, Patrick Ruotolo pitched a scoreless eighth in relief to give the GreenJackets a chance to win. After Beltre’s big hit in the bottom of the inning, Ruotolo came back out for the ninth and closed out the victory.
- Next up: At Augusta today; At Greenville, Monday-Wednesday; next home game: June 1 vs. West Virginia.
- Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
- Roster updates: none
Berry Vikings sports updates.
Shorter Hawks sports updates.
Shorter finishes 7th overall in the NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Scores and highlights from Shorter Hawks:
- The Hawks were 7th overall with 28 points on the weekend. Best team finish since joining NCAA DII!
- Shorter’s Lester Miller wins the 200m dash National Title with a time of 20.84
- Men 800m – A sixth place finish at Nationals on your birthday’s not bad! Dejon Devroe crossed the line in 1:50.90
- Lester Miller just broke the school record! Finishing second in the 100m in a time of 10.19
- 110m Hurdles – Jonathan Ross is eighth with a time of 14.26.
- Men 4×100 – Its a third place finish for the Hawks as they crossed the line in 39.87!
- Anelise Aldana missed the finals in the triple jump by .03, covering a distance of 12.52 for 13th overall.
- Men 4×400 – The Hawks turned in the fourth fastest time in the last race of the night, but were DQ’d
Georgia Highlands sports reports.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
-June Camp: Begins Monday, June 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
-Arsenal Soccer Half Day Summer Camps seek to teach fundamental skills to the new player and build on skills already learn for the returning player. Licensed Arsenal coaches will spend time with players working on a new topic/skills each day. Cost: $75 for Y members and $100 for potential members. Register today in person at the YMCA (810 E. Second Ave.) or online at ymcarome.org. For more: Camp Director Chase Watterson, 706.506.3562.YMCA Arsenal Rome Academy/Select tryouts: Visit our website at ymcarome.org to learn more about our various programs and what is the best fit for your player and family. Please try and attend all or as many of the tryout sessions as possible as it will only increase the likelihood of making the squads. Tryouts held at Grizzard Park, 1170 Turner Chapel Road. Rome GA 30161.Arsenal Academy (U9-12; Birth years 2006-2010):
Tuesday 5/30/17 – 5:30-7PM
Thursday 6/1/17 – 5:30-7PM
Saturday 6/3/17 – 10 a.m.-noon Arsenal Select (U13-19; Birth years 1999-2005):
Tuesday 6/6/17 – 5:30-7 p.m.
Thursday 6/8/17 – 5:30-7 p.m.
Saturday 6/10/17 – 10 a.m.-noon.
Contact Scott McCreless at 706.346.6725 or Chase Watterson at 706.506.3562.
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.