Updated Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Link to Ricky Ross’ introduction at Model High. First college signings: Coosa, Darlington, Model. Plus: High school basketball scores and schedules.

Updated Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Link to Ricky Ross’ introduction at Model High. First college signings: Coosa, Darlington, Model. Plus: High school basketball scores and schedules.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

AFTERNOON UPDATES

At Model, Richard Ross is the Blue Devil’s new head coach.  You can watch the media briefing from Wednesday morning by clicking here. Also, a community meet-and-greet is set for 5:30 this evening.  Ross spent last season as defensive coordinator at 3A Sonoraville High.
At Armuchee, Jeremy Green, left, was named head football coach. He’s shown above with Principal John Rhodarmor at Wednesday afternoon’s media brief. Watch it here. The community meeting startis at 4:30 p.m. Green most recently was defensive coordinator at 5A Cass.

 

COLLEGE SIGNINGS

We ask area schools to use the specific format below with the student athlete’s name, the school and one photo per student. No video, PDFs or other digital items will be posted. 

COOSA: The following Coosa High students signed Wednesday

Chandler Hubbard signed with LaGrange CollegeBack row (L-R): LaDonna Turrentine (principal), Judson Cox (asst principal), Nathan Wehunt (asst football coach), Todd Wheeler (head football coach), Jeff Shiflett (athletic director) Front row (L-R): Trevor Hubbard (dad), Chandler Hubbard, Jeanie Hubbard (mom)
Kameron White signed with LaGrange College. Back row (L-R): Ryan White (cousin), Jaylon White (cousin), Kelly Tolbert (aunt), Trevor Hubbard (former principal) Front row (L-R): Rae McCombs (grandmother), Kameron, Tasha White (mom)
Brooks Moore signed with Shorter University. Back row (L-R): LaDonna Turrentine (principal), Judson Cox (asst principal), Todd Wheeler (head football coach), Nathan Wehunt (asst football coach), Jeff Shiflett (athletic director) Front row (L-R): Angela Moore (mom), Brooks, Lance Moore (dad), Peyton Moore (brother)
Mason O’Neal signed with Shorter University. Back row (L-R): LaDonna Turrentine (principal), Judson Cox (asst principal), Todd Wheeler (head football coach), Nathan Wehunt (asst football coach), Jeff Shiflett (athletic director) Front row (L-R): Heather O’Neal (mom), Callen O’Neal (brother), Mason, Jody O’Neal (dad).

 

DARLINGTON: These Darlington varsity football players signed to play at the collegiate level on National Signing Day on Wednesday:

  • Elijah Ball – Wofford College
  • Jacob Hunt – UNC Charlotte
  • Karl Swiger – Wofford College
  • Tijai Whatley – Georgia Tech
Elijah Ball – Wofford College, pictured with his mother, Lynn Ball; brothers Dakota Ball and Cameron Ball; and Darlington coaches Dean Ratledge, Tommy Atha and Eddie Guth.
Jacob Hunt – UNC Charlotte, pictured with his parents Kristy and Kevin Hunt and Darlington coaches Dean Ratledge, Tommy Atha, Eddie Guth and Gavin Lawrence.
Karl Swiger – Wofford College, pictured with his parents, Paige and Dr. Rick Swiger
Tijai Whatley – Georgia Tech, pictured with his mother, Nikita Jackson; his grandmother, Sue Jackson; and grandfather, Bernard Jackson.
Model High School’s Hayden Smith signed with Stetson University. Back row (L-R): Ashtyn Smith (sister), Gordon Powers (head football coach), Malachi House (uncle)
Front row (L-R): Jay Smith (dad), Hayden, Briana Smith (mom)

 

Cartersville/Bartow County: Here’s a list of the Cartersville-Bartow County college signings courtesy of WBHF AM 1450-100.3 FM. Committed

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The 7AA regional boys and girls basketball tournaments is at Model High School again Friday with the championship games Saturday. Admission is $7 per person. Concession: Hot dogs, popcorn and pizza.

Girls’ scoreboard and schedule:

Tuesday:

Pepperell upsets Chattooga, 44-33.

Unity 67-12 over Horizon Christian.

Gordon Central 73, Armuchee 63.

Rome 61, Hiram 26 (at Carrollton)

Wednesday:

Darlington girls vs. St. Francis, at Walker, 7:30 p.m.

Friday:

Model vs. Pepperell, 4 p.m.

Rockmart vs. Gordon Central, 7 p.m.

Boys’ scoreboard and schedule:

 

Tuesday:

Coosa over Dade County, 64-59.

Pepperell vs. Model, 8:30 p.m.

Hiram 48, Rome 32.

Unity 51, Horizon Christian 27.

Wednesday:

Darlington falls to Walker, 61-59.

Friday:

Chattooga vs. Coosa.

Rockmart vs. Pepperell winner, 8:30 p.m.

BASEBALL 

Rome Braves‘ 16th season opener on Thursday, April 5, vs. Hagerstown at State Mutual Stadium.

Saturday at the stadium: Pick a seat, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2017 season (and all the way back to 2008).

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

  • Georgia Highlands: GHC women defeat Atlanta Metro 92-55. Men:
  • Berry men:  At Centre, 8 p.m. Friday.
  • Berry women: At Centre, 6 p.m. Friday.
  • Shorter women: Tonight, at home vs. Christian Brothers, 6 p.m.
  • Shorter men: Tonight, at home vs. Christian Brothers, 8 p.m. Thursday. 

COMMUNITY

Berry Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / Fun Run returns March 10. Complete details here.

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