Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves rebound, beat Augusta 4-0. A visit with Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner. New golf coach at Shorter. Berry welcomes football team back to campus. Latest high school updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves rebound, beat Augusta 4-0. A visit with Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner. New golf coach at Shorter. Berry welcomes football team back to campus. Latest high school updates.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

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HIGH SCHOOL

John McClellan: 2016 was a huge year for Northwest Georgia football teams; this season could be even better. High schools

Georgia High School Football Daily. Preseason honors for Darlington’s Tijai WhatleyWednesday

This week’s scrimmages: 2017 high school football schedule across Northwest Georgia. Click high school

Thursday

Calhoun at Northwest Whitfield

 Friday

  • Armuchee at Southeast Whitfield; game moved up to 7 p.m. because of weather threat.
  • Pickens at Coosa
  • Rockmart at Darlington
  • Cedartown at Model
  • Paulding County at Pepperell
  • Pebblebrook at Rome
  • Cartersville at Westminster
  • Woodland at Adairsville
  • Gordon Central at Sonoraville
  • Chattooga at Trion

Saturday

Unity Christian v. Twiggs Academy at John Hancock Academy

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.
  • Coosa: Hosts Coahulla Creek on Aug. 25.
  • Darlington: Hosts Gaston, Ala., on Aug. 25.
  • Model: Hosts Sonoraville Aug. 25.
  • Pepperell: At Ridgeland Aug. 25. 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. Radio: Rome football games will be broadcast on @995TheJock again this fall. Listen on 99.5 FM or online at 995thejock.com.
  • Unity: Hosts Shiloh Hills Christian on Aug. 18.
  • Cartersville: At Allatoona Aug. 18.
  • Adairsville: Hosts Ridgeland Aug. 18. Hosts Cass Aug. 25.
  • Cass: Scrimmage Aug. 18 hosting Pepperell. At Adairsville Aug. 25.
  • Woodland: Hosts River Ridge Aug. 18.
  • Calhoun: Hosts Douglas Aug. 18.
  • Gordon Central: Hosts Murray County Aug. 18.
  • Sonoraville: At Model Aug. 25
  • Chattooga: Hosts Fort Payne, Ala., on Aug. 25.
  • Trion: Scrimmage Aug. 11 hosting Chattooga.
  • Rockmart: At Cedartown on Aug. 18.
  • Cedartown: Hosts Rockmart Aug. 18.

ROME BRAVES

  • Rome Braves rebound, beat Greenjackets 4-0.  Augusta media release: Tuesday night was a rough night for the GreenJackets offense as they were held to just five hits and were caught stealing on three different occasions in a 4-0 shutout loss to the Rome Braves at Lake Olmstead Stadium. A big reason why was the pitching performance of Braves starter Bryse Wilson who recorded his ninth win of the season. Wilson struck out eleven GreenJackets hitters in seven innings of work and walked only one. He allowed only four hits in his shutout performance. Matt Custred contributed a pair of shutout innings, striking out two and allowing one hit to close out the game. Melvin Adon retired the first six men he faced in his start for the GreenJackets. The Braves got going against him when Leudys Baez singled to lead off the third. With one out, Kevin Josephina advanced him to second with a single. Marcus Mooney followed with a single to load the bases. Adon then balked home Baez to put the Braves up 1-0. Ian Wilson singled home Josephina to make it 2-0 Braves. The Braves added an insurance run in the fifth and sixth inning of Adon who finished going seven innings and allowed four runs off eight hits, struck out six, and did not allow any walks. Sandro Cabrera pitched a pair of scoreless innings in relief to keep the GreenJackets within striking distance. The GreenJackets will be back in action Wednesday night for the final game of the three-game series with the Braves. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm with the gates opening at 6:00pm. It is Palmetto Community Night, Watering Hole Wednesday, and Baseball Bingo presented by Comfort Keepers, and Silver Jackets Wednesday presented by AARP, Brandon Wilde, Comfort Keepers, and Fleet Feet Sports.
  • What’s next:. At Augusta tonight at 7 and then five games in Greenville including double header Friday.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
  • Roster updates: The Rome Braves announce the following roster moves:
    • Left-hand pitchers Tucker Davidson and Troy Conyers have been received from Danville
    • Right-hand pitcher Walt Borkovich and Left-hand pitcher Taylor Hyssong have been transferred to Danville

ATLANTA FALCONS

Preseason schedule: Thursday at Dolphins, Aug. 20 at Steelers, Aug. 26 vs. Cardinals at home and Aug. 31 vs. Jaguars at home. Click Falcons

LOCAL COLLEGES

First and goal: Some of the first players (and families) are back at Berry College as the 2017 football season gets under way. That’s fifth-year Head Coach Tony Kunczewski doing the greeting on Tuesday. Tickets for the season are now on sale. Click Berry Gameday

Berry Vikings sports updates.

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

Shorter Hawks sports updates.

Kyle LongShorter University names Kyle Longwill head coach of golf. Long comes to Shorter from Union University, where he volunteered as an assistant golf coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams. At Union, his responsibilities included scheduling practices and coaching during practice and tournament play. He also served as a member of the university’s campus safety staff. 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

COMMUNITY
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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