Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves make that two in a row over Asheville, 4-2.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves make that two in a row over Asheville, 4-2.



Bill Peterson, former athletic director at Shorter and an assistant football coach under Phil Jones, praises his colleague. Peterson organized Saturday’s event with Bob Berry. Hometown photo.

‘An Afternoon with Phil Jones:’ Our 13-photo gallery captures the former players, coaches, staffers, colleagues and fans attending the Saturday tribute to the heart of the Shorter Hawks’ football program. Gallery


  • Rome Braves make it two in a row with 4-2 win over Asheville on Saturday.  Asheville media release: Max George and Vince Fernandez came up with a pair of All-Star worthy at-bats in Saturday night’s Asheville Tourists contest against the Rome Braves. Both players hit solo Home Runs but it was not enough as the Tourists dropped another close one to the Braves, 4-2.

    George and Fernandez are two of six Tourists players that were named to the South Atlantic League’s All-Star team last week. Fernandez’s Home Run, his tenth of the season, gave Asheville a 1-0 lead in the third inning. After the Braves plated three unanswered runs, George left the yard with a deep blast to straight-away centerfield. The sixth inning lead-off Home Run cut Rome’s lead to 3-2. The Braves managed an insurance run in the top of the seventh. Asheville loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh but could not close the gap. Erick Julio suffered another tough luck loss. The right-hander pitched into the sixth inning and recorded seven strikeouts. Julio has lost his last three starts–all of which he has allowed no more than two runs. Colton Welker finished 4-for-4 to pace the Tourists. Rome’s Lucas Herbert recorded three hits while Justin Ellison, Cristian Pache, and Ramon Osuna chipped in two apiece.

  • Next up: Today-Monday at Asheville. Next home game: June 13 vs. Augusta.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery
  • Roster updates: none. 


Berry Vikings sports updates.

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

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:
-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.
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. Details: Facebook page @berryvolleyball
 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)

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