Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: 6-1 win for Rome Braves Sunday; series finale today at 1 p.m. High school football updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: 6-1 win for Rome Braves Sunday; series finale today at 1 p.m. High school football updates.



Atlanta Braves outfielder Micah Johnson, who’s in Rome for a rehab assignment, went 0 for 3 at the plate Sunday and shared left field duties with Justin Ellison. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For more, please click gallery.
  • Rome Braves  get 6-1 win over West Virginia on Sunday; series finale today at 1 p.m. Media release: Rome came out of the gate on fire and plated five runs in the first inning.

    Lucas Herbert and Randy Ventura each had an RBI singles, Kurt Hoekstra added a two run single, and Jordan Rodgers doubled home a run for the 5-0 lead. West Virginia scored their only run of the afternoon in the second on Carlos Munoz’s RBI single for the 5-1 score. Rome added a run in the fifth and went on to win by the 6-1 final.   Rome’s offense certainly was clicking on all cylinders but it was the pitching that stole the show. Starter Alan Rangel enjoyed a solid outing going six inning allowing six hits and one run. The bullpen of Kevin Matthews and Matt Custred had a good afternoon going three shutout innings allowing one hit and four strike outs. Rangel (1-2) gets the win while Blake Cederlind (2-3) takes the loss for West Virginia.

  • What’s next:  Home vs. West Virginia, 1 p.m. today.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
  • Roster updates: None.
The National Anthem by Bonnie Prewitt. Photo by Mills Fitzner.

2017 Berry College football recruit dies in accident at High Falls in Northeast AlabamaVikings


Closer look at the 2017 high school football schedule across Northwest Georgia. Click high school

Keep track of summer updates from area high school football teams with Twitter:

  • Armuchee
  • Coosa: The Coosa Eagle Booster Club will meet tonight at 7. The board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Darlington
  • Model
  • Pepperell
  • Rome
  • Rockmart: “Welcome back (today)! The Journey continues at 7:30am. Aug 4th is around the corner. A lot of work a head of us to reach our goals!”


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 15-18: USTA Georgia Junior Open
-July 22-23: USTA Clocktower Run-Roll Wheelchair Classic
Arsenal Summer Soccer 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. 
Day Camps & Clinics: 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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