Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 4-1 to Augusta. Some changes in dates, times and locations of this weekend’s high school scrimmages. Falcons open preseason tonight.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 4-1 to Augusta. Some changes in dates, times and locations of this weekend’s high school scrimmages. Falcons open preseason tonight.


A photo from Tuesday’s big event at Model High. The Watters Historical Preservation Society and Model presented ‘A Season to Remember’ in the school auditorium. For additional photos, please click Model Remembers


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. Thursday

This week’s scrimmages: Please note changes to the Armuchee, Cartersville and Calhoun games for this weekend (changed games in bold type).


  • Calhoun at Northwest Whitfield (moves from tonight to 7 p.m. 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 will now host Westminster at home. Game time: 7:30 p.m. (reason: Westminster’s field was flooded by Wednesday’s rains in metro Atlanta).
  • Woodland at Adairsville
  • Gordon Central at Sonoraville
  • Chattooga at Trion


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

  • 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
  • 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 fall 4-1 to Greenjackets:  Augusta media release: The GreenJackets pitching staff combined for fifteen strikeouts Wednesday night in a 4-1 victory in the rubber match of a three-game series with the Rome Braves at Lake Olmstead Stadium. With the victory, the GreenJackets completed the seven game homestand with a 5-2 record.Domenic Mazza led the way with eight strikeouts in his start for the GreenJackets. He allowed just one run off six hits in five and two thirds innings pitched. After the Braves got on the scoreboard in the sixth, Connor Kaden came out of the bullpen to finish the inning. He then came back out and shut out the Braves in the seventh and eighth striking out five. Patrick Ruotolo came on for the ninth and struck out two in a shutout inning to record his thirteenth save of the season.The GreenJackets got the offense going when Jose Vizcaino was hit by pitch with one out in the bottom of the second. Sandro Fabian singled to advance him to second. A wild pitch advanced them to second and third. Jacob Heyward grounded out to score Heyward and give the GreenJackets a 1-0 lead.

    Jean Angomas led off the fourth inning with a triple and Skyler Ewing followed with a double to score him. Vizcaino singled to advance Ewing to third. Ewing scored when Fabian grounded into a double play making it 3-0 GreenJackets. With the GreenJackets leading 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Fabian drove in Angomas to make it 4-1 GreenJackets.

    What’s next:. At Greenville tonight through Sunday. 7:05 tonight, Saturday; 5:35 p.m. double header Friday; 4:05 p.m. start on Sunday.

  • 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


Preseason schedule: Tonight at Dolphins, 7 p.m., Channel 69. Next: 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.

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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