Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 7-2 Thursday; face Greenville in must-win series starting tonight. Unity grad Hannah Eddins, bound for Berry, named ‘most positive’ female athlete in Georgia.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 7-2 Thursday; face Greenville in must-win series starting tonight. Unity grad Hannah Eddins, bound for Berry, named ‘most positive’ female athlete in Georgia.



There were some close calls Thursday night but the game went the other way for the Rome Braves as Augusta won, 7-2. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For more, please click gallery..


  • Rome Braves fall to Augusta, 7-2. Media release: The Rome Braves were defeated by the Augusta GreenJackets 7-2 Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 1,877.  The game was delayed by one hour due to heavy winds and rain. Augusta crossed the plate three times in the first inning as Jean Angomas, Skyler Ewing, and Frandy De La Rosa all had run scoring singles for the 3-0 lead. The GreenJackets added to their lead in the seventh on Michael Bernal’s RBI single for the 4-0 score.  Rome cut the lead in half in the bottom of the inning thanks to a two run triple by Justin Ellison, closing the gap to 4-2. The GreenJackets quickly got the two runs back in the eighth on De La Rosa’s two run double and added another run in the ninth for the 7-2 final.Dominic Mazza (3-6) picks up the win while Rome starter Alan Rangel (0-1) gets the loss. Mazza pitched seven innings and did not allow a hit until the fourth.  He struck out eight while the Augusta offense tallied 20 hits, all of which were singles.  The Braves made five errors in the game.
The National Anthem is performed by Josheena Ferrel as the rain and wind delay ended at State Mutual Stadium Thursday night. Photo by Mills Fitzner.
  • Next up: Home vs. Greenville tonight at 7, 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
  • Roster updates: None.


Hannah Eddins with Hines Ward at the Positive Athlete Georgia Awards Ceremony on June 6.


Media release: Unity Christian School announces that 2017 graduate Hannah Eddins has been named the Most Positive Female Athlete in the State of Georgia. Eddins received the recognition June 6, during the Georgia Positive Athlete Awards hosted at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Positive Athlete Georgia is a movement by high-character athletes tied to Georgia professional and collegiate sports teams to promote the benefits of positivity to young athletes. These athletes believe it is crucial to begin shaping the futures of young athletes for life skills beyond athletic competition and to learn how to give back to their community.

Eddins was introduced and interviewed at the event by the voice of the Atlanta Hawks, Bob Rathbun. She was presented the award by Positive Athlete spokesperson, NFL All-Star and former Georgia Bulldog, Hines Ward.

Eddins was first named a Regional Award recipient based on the nomination of her soccer coach, Stephanie Masters. She was later selected for the statewide honor from a pool of more than 4,000 nominations from more than 350 schools in Georgia.

“While she is one of the best players on our team, and holds many school records, she is the epitome of humility and servant leadership,” said Masters.  “She is a leader on the soccer field and in every aspect of her life. Currently, she is serving disadvantaged children in Bolivia, making the most of her athletic skills and passion for international missions. She does the same at home where she spends her summers with the YMCA as a soccer coach for inner-city youth.”

“Hannah has a heart for discipleship and sharing her faith with others. Her favorite way to spend a Friday night is a once a month Bible study for middle school girls. She also headed up the first ever north Georgia high school girls’ conference, ‘Abide.’ It was her desire to provide an outlet for girls’ to share their struggles, offer encouragement to one another, and overcome school, racial, and cultural barriers that might prevent healthy relationships.”

Hannah plans to continue her academic and athletic careers in Rome where she is enrolled at Berry College and has signed a letter of intent to play for the Berry Vikings Women’s Soccer Team.


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:
-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 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)

The Coosa Volleyball team will host the Third Annual Camp Boom Volleyball Camp on July 10-12 each day from 9-11 a.m. The camp is for any student in upcoming grades 3rd-8th. Cost is $40, and includes a t-shirt and snacks each day. You may register on the first day of camp beginning at 8:30am. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Hann at

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