Updated Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Tech basketball coach due in Rome Tuesday. Honors for Rome Wolves. Rome Braves get seventh consecutive win in sweep of Augusta. Model to screen ‘A Season to Remember’ for free Tuesday. Former assistant Danielle Brewer named Shorter softball coach.

Updated Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Tech basketball coach due in Rome Tuesday. Honors for Rome Wolves. Rome Braves get seventh consecutive win in sweep of Augusta. Model to screen ‘A Season to Remember’ for free Tuesday. Former assistant Danielle Brewer named Shorter softball coach.



Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner to be in Rome on Tuesday, Aug. 8: This is a great chance to hear Josh Pastner talk about his dazzling first season with Tech and what’s ahead in 2017-18. The gathering begins at 6 p.m. Heritage First Bank, 501 Broad St., Rome. The agenda: 6 p.m., food and refreshments. 6:30: Introduction by the Rome Georgia Tech Network. 6:35: Pastner’s talk followed by Q&A. For more, please email: greasy.jacket@gmail.com

Georgia High School Football Daily. Strong showing for the Rome Wolves in the 5A preseason all-state team. Football Daily


On Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, the Watters Historical Preservation Society and Model High School will present ‘A Season to Remember’ in the Model High School auditorium beginning at 6:30 PM.  The project highlights the 1954 Blue Devil football team and its run through the regular season to the state championship game vs. Claxton.  The program includes interviews by Randy Davis, owner of WLAQ Radio and Hunter Hays, 2017 Model High School graduate and football player, of players and cheerleaders from the 1954 championship team.  The interviews provide interesting stories leading to a viewing of the actual championship game versus Claxton as narrated by Davis and Jerome Webb, an all-state end on the 1954 Model team. The collaborative project was the brainchild of Jack Dickey, president of the Watters society, who approached Model High Principal Scott Savage about the idea.  Mr. Savage shared the idea with Model High Business Department Chair, Bill Hosmer, who served as project manager and involved his communications class students in the project. Hosmer says he is pleased to be part of the project for two reasons: 1) “It is an honor to play a small part in preserving a proud moment in Model Blue Devil heritage”, and 2) “The project presents an abundance of student learning opportunities within a relative context.”  Students acquired audio and video assets using Canon cameras and ZOOM recording equipment, then edited these assets using Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 software, particularly Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition.  The result is a video series including: The Cheerleaders, The Pre-Season, The Season, The Game, and The Coaches.  The public is cordially invited to attend.  Admission is free. (Story and photo contributed by Bill Hosmer.)


Model High intrasquard scrimmage set for 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at Woodard-Tuggle Stadium. The practice starts at 5:30 p.m. and the scrimmage at 6. Free admission. Parents are asked to bring sports drinks (Powerade/Gatorade) in any quantity, bottles or powder. The sports drinks will be used for pre-game meals during the season. Season tickets also will be on sale for $30 (which save you money and no standing in line). Also, Coach Powers and the TD Club will be around to update you on the upcoming events and opportunities.

Rome High/Middle Schools’ third annual Soap Game returns Friday at Barron Stadium. Wolves

Georgia High School Football Daily. Football Daily

John McClellan on the 2017 high school season: What you need to know about new coaches, rules changes, the playoffs and more. Click McClellan.

2017 high school football schedule across Northwest Georgia. Click high school

Your school-by-school look at the start of high school football season. Includes notes on upcoming events, scrimmages and the first official games of the season. Send updates to druck@hometownheadlines.com.

  • Armuchee: Opens Aug. 18 at LaFayette. Also: Pictures are Aug. 4 and Meet the Tribe is Aug. 5. Scrimmage Aug. 11 at Southwest Whitfield.
  • Coosa: Hosts Coahulla Creek on Aug. 25. Scrimmage Aug. 11 hosting Pickens.
  • Darlington: Hosts Gaston, Ala., on Aug. 25. Scrimmage Aug. 11  hosting Rockmart.
  • Model: Hosts Sonoraville Aug. 25. Also: Season tickets go on sale; $30 for all five home games. Pickup at the field house 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Scrimmage Aug. 11 hosting Cedartown.
  • Pepperell: At Ridgeland Aug. 25. Scrimmage Aug. 11 hosting Paulding County. Scrimmage Aug. 18 at Cass.
  • Rome: Discount cards with proceeds helping the Rome Wolves football team now on sale; contact Chris and Sherri Cromer. Hosts Harrison Aug. 25. Scrimmage Aug. 11 hosting Pepplebrook.
  • Unity: Hosts Shiloh Hills Christian on Aug. 18. Scrimmage Aug. 12 v. Twiggs Academy at John Hancock Academy
  • Cartersville: At Allatoona Aug. 18. Scrimmage Aug. 11 at Westminster.
  • Adairsville: Hosts Ridgeland Aug. 18. Scrimmage Aug. 11 hosting Woodland.
  • Cass: Scrimmage Aug. 18 hosting Pepperell.
  • Woodland: Hosts River Ridge Aug. 18. Scrimmage Aug. 11 at Adairsville.
  • Calhoun: Hosts Douglas Aug. 18. Scrimmage Aug. 11 at Northwest Whitfield.
  • Gordon Central: Hosts Murray County Aug. 18. Scrimmage Aug. 11 at Sonoraville.
  • Sonoraville: At Model Aug. 25. Scrimmage Aug. 11 hosting Gordon Central.
  • Chattooga: Hosts Fort Payne, Ala., on Aug. 25. Scrimmage Aug. 11 at Trion.
  • Trion: Scrimmage Aug. 11 hosting Chattooga.
  • Rockmart: At Cedartown on Aug. 18. Scrimmage Aug. 4, hosting Bowdon. Scrimmage Aug. 11 at Darlington.
  • Cedartown: Hosts Rockmart Aug. 18. Scrimmage Aug. 11 at Model.


The Braves’ Kevin Josephina goes topside during one play Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For more, please click gallery.
  • Rome Braves win seventh straight in 5-0 shutout of the Augusta Greenjackets. Media release: The Rome Braves picked up their seventh straight win, defeating the Augusta GreenJackets Wednesday afternoon in a 5-0 shutout at State Mutual Stadium before 1,046 fans. Rome came out of the gate rolling in the first inning, scoring two runs on a throwing error, and another on a Lucas Herbert RBI double for the 3-0 lead. The Braves did not score again until the eighth inning, when Drew Lugbauer lugged out an RBI triple, and later scored on a Leudys Baez single for the 5-0 lead. Jon Kennedy shut Augusta down in order in the ninth to give Rome the 5-0 victory. Bryse Wilson had a strong outing for the Braves, pitching six scoreless innings, giving up four hits with six strikeouts. Wilson (6-5) gets the win for Rome while Augusta’s Melvin Adon (3-9) suffers the loss. Kennedy (5) picks up the save.
  • What’s next:. Asheville series starts tonight at 7. Friday at 7 , Saturday at 6 and Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
  • Roster updates: 

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Training camp in Flowery Branch is under way. When, how to see the Falcons as they begin practice for the 2017 season. Preseason schedule: Aug. 10 at Dolphins, Aug. 20 at Steelers, Aug. 26 vs. Cardinals at home and Aug. 31 vs. Jaguars at home. Click Falcons


Berry Vikings sports updates.

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

Shorter Hawks sports updates.

Danielle Brewer

Shorter University announces Danielle Brewer will become head coach of women’s softball. Brewer joined Shorter’s softball coaching staff in 2016 as an assistant coach. A native of Orlando,  she made her collegiate start at Pensacola State College before finishing her career at the University of Central Florida; where she graduated with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science. While at UCF, Brewer was named an NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete Award recipient and was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. Brewer began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Auburn University; during which, she was a part of Auburn’s historic run to the Women’s College World Series and runner-up finish in 2016. While at Auburn, Brewer completed her Master of Education in Physical Activity and Health, graduating in May 2016. “I am extremely grateful and blessed to be having this opportunity at Shorter University to be the head softball coach,” Brewer said. Expanded release

  • 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


The 31st Annual Roman Rumble 5K Run and 2 Mile Health Walk is Saturday, Sept. 16. Background 

The Harbin Hero Hustle returns to the streets of downtown Rome on Saturday, Oct. 14. Here’s how to sign up
Also: See how the hustle is tied into the Harbin Hero Challenge and how you can help five local nonprofits earn at least $500. Challenger
Arsenal fall recreational soccer league returns: Schools are back in session and we are ready to play soccer. The league is for ages 4 to 15 for boys and girls.  Early registration is under way and runs through Aug. 22. Focus of this league is participation and fun. Fundamental skills of the game are developed and refined through activities and games. Sportsmanship, respect and responsibility are all key components of this league. All our recreational coaches are licensed through Georgia Soccer. Every game starts with a prayer and ends with a handshake. Practices are held once a week for an hour. Practices begin Aug. 28. Games are played on Fridays or Saturdays. Games begin Sept. 8/9 and end Nov. 3/4 (nine-week, eight-game season). Every child receives an award at the end of the season and there is a season-ending party for players and their team. Age groups are 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 15U with separate boys and girls divisions in each age group.    
  • Early registration discount:  YMCA members  $69; potential members, $109.                           
  • A $10 regular registration increase applies after Aug. 22. 
  • Cost includes jersey, end of season award and end of season party as well as Georgia Soccer Association registration.  

 Lil’ Gunners fall preschool soccer: Classes focus on introducing soccer through outrageously fun games and activities. We help develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills while providing physical exercise and developing players who are good teammates – on and off the soccer field. Classes meet at Grizzard Park on Thursdays  from 4:50-5:25 p.m. There is a maximum of 15 participants per class. Cost: $26 for Y members; $40 for nonmembers. Session 1: Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Session 2: Oct. 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2. Cost includes team shirt and medal.

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