SUNDAY AFTERNOON UPDATES:
High school basketball rankings from the AJC:
Girls: Rome is no. 10 in 5A with a 21-4 record while Model is no. 7 in 2A with a 20-3 record.
The AA regional boys and girls basketball tournaments will be played at Model High School beginning Monday. Here are the early brackets and times courtesy of Kevin Strickland of Model High:
Rome High School’s Boys 200m medley relay team wins 1st place in the Class 1A-5A of the GHSA Swimming and Diving Championships taking place this weekend at Georgia Tech. Team members include Samson Mumber, Mason Hunter, Kent Schirmacher and Kenta Davis. Calhoun High School’s Boys Swim Team also did well finishing state runner-up overall in Class 1A-5A.
Other Top 10 swimming results for Rome High:
Mason Hunter– 1st place, Boys 200 Individual Medley. Time: 1:53.41
Samson Mumber- 3rd place, Boys 100 Backstroke. Time: 50.94
Mason Hunter– 1st place, Boys 100 Breaststroke. Time: 54.28 (which is a new state record)
7th place, Boys 400 Freestyle relay. Time: 3:17.89.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Girls: Rome 48, Carrollton 58.
Boys: Rome 66, Carrollton 46.
Boys: Woodland 59, Cartersville 56 in OT.
Boys: Rockmart 57, Chattooga 50.
The region tournaments begin Monday.
Rome Braves‘ 16th season opener on Thursday, April 5, vs. Hagerstown at State Mutual Stadium.
Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2017 season (and all the way back to 2008).
The Georgia Highlands College men’s and women’s basketball teams will be playing to raise cancer awareness with a benefit game on Feb. 7 in Rome at the GHC gym. The women will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. For more: http://ghcchargers.com/landing/index
- Georgia Highlands: Women: Win 61-58 over Snead State on Saturday. Men: Monday at home versus Albany Tech, tip off 7:30 p.m.
- Berry men: Next: At home vs. Hendrix, 2 p.m. Sunday.
- Berry women: Next: At home vs. Hendrix, noon Sunday.
- Shorter women: Lady Hawks fall 79-43 at West Florida on Saturday. Next: At home vs. Christian Brothers, 6 p.m. Thursday.
- Shorter men: Hawks fall 97-55 at West Florida on Saturday. Next: At home vs. Christian Brothers, 8 p.m. Thursday.
Berry Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / Fun Run returns March 10. Complete details here.
Super Bowl LII
Teams: Patriots vs. Eagles. Latest updates: NFL.
Details: Tonight at 6:30 p.m., from Minneapolis. NBC has the broadcast.