Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 7-6 to Augusta. Reminder: Coach Phil Jones appreciation is Saturday. Mini-gallery on football camps. Big win for Darlington grad; honors for Berry lacrosse player.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 7-6 to Augusta. Reminder: Coach Phil Jones appreciation is Saturday. Mini-gallery on football camps. Big win for Darlington grad; honors for Berry lacrosse player.



This Saturday — An afternoon with Phil Jones: 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). RSVPs still accepted through today at


Look close at ‘Augusta’ to see the ball just before the catch. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For more game photos, please click gallery
  • Rome Braves lose 7-6 to Augusta; Greenjackets get three-game sweep. AugustaStuck in a four-game slide, the Braves are 4.5 games back in the hunt for an early playoff spot with 10 games to go.
  • Next up: Tonight-Monday at Asheville. Next home game: June 13 vs. Augusta.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery
  • Roster updates:

MINI GALLERY: It’s always football season in Northwest Georgia (from Twitter)

Armuchee’s football camp.
From Model via Gordon Powers: “Big Blue Football Camp.”


From Darlington Football Coach Tommy Atha: “Football never stops at the Lakeside.”

Big win for Darlington grad:

From Darlington: “Congratulations to Hannah Mae Deems (’14), winner of the Georgia Women’s Match Play Championship. Deems, who plays golf at Mercer University in Macon, drove through the bracket with four wins in two days. The 20-year-old was the top seed in match play after earning medalist honors with a 3-under-par 141 (71-70) in stroke play qualifying. For more: GSGA website:



Berry Vikings sports updates.

Johnson Earns USILA/Nike Scholar All-America Honors

Berry College’s Quentin Johnson, who was named the men’s lacrosse program’s first All-American several weeks ago, has also been tabbed a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/Nike Scholar All-American. Scholar All-Americans must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale). He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player. Johnson was selected as a USILA/NIKE All-American honorable mention after also earning his second consecutive All-Conference selection earlier this year in the form of a Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Offensive Player of the Year accolade.The senior attackman from Johns Creek, Ga., tallied 19 goals and earned a program-record 39 assists and 58 points to lead the SAA

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

Shorter Hawks sports updates.

  • Make that 19 exits: Shorter softball coach Jesse Homesley resigns a day after longtime women’s basketball coach Vic Mitchell leaves. Hawks 

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:
-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 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
Arsenal Summer Soccer Camps: two options:
-June Camp: Begins Monday, June 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
-July Camp: Begins Monday July 10-14, 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  For more: Camp Director Chase Watterson, 706.506.3562.YMCA Arsenal Rome Academy/Select tryouts: Visit our website at 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):
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.
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

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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