Updated Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: High school basketball scores and schedules. Latest signings from Coosa, Darlington, Model, Rome and Cartersville — plus meet the new coaches. Soccer registration under way.
HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS
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:
Darlington pounded by St. Francis, 85-30.
Carrollton 66, Rome 63.
Model vs. Pepperell, 4 p.m.
Rome vs. loser of Villa Rica/Kell game, 4 p.m.
Rockmart vs. Gordon Central, 7 p.m.
Boys’ scoreboard and schedule:
Darlington falls to Walker, 61-59.
Chattooga vs. Coosa.
Rockmart vs. Pepperell winner, 8:30 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND 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
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
The list of college signees from the 5A state champion Rome High Wolves are:
Mason Hunter (swimming) Michigan.
Braden Hyde (baseball) Toccoa Falls.
Adam Anderson (football) University of Georgia.
T.J. Cammack (football) Navy.
Jamarcus Chatman (football) Florida State.
Jaquon Griffin (football) Georgia Tech/
K.J. Hicks (football) Tusculum University.
Trai Hodges (football) Southeast Missouri State.
Quen’Terrious Kennemore (football) Lincoln University.
Jackson Norton (football) University of the Cumberlands.
Jaylynn Sykes (football) Marshall University.
Jordan Watkins (football) Reinhardt University.
The 2018 Signing Class includes:
Bryce Wilkins – Reinhardt
Terry Berdin – Reinhardt
Demetrious Winters – Miles College
Darian Poellnitz – Miles College
Grant Harris – University of the Cumberlands
Cameron Rowland – Huntingdon College
Bradley Kirk – Shorter University
Nick Root – Carson-Newman University
Jonathan Cruz – University of North Carolina Charlotte
Rico Frye – Bowling Green University
TJ Horton – University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Nyvin Nelson – University of Tennessee Chattanooga
JaCorey Johns – Wake Forest University
EJ Turner – Kansas State University
Trevor Lawrence – Clemson University
Cartersville/Bartow County: Here’s a list of the Cartersville-Bartow County college signings courtesy of WBHF AM 1450-100.3 FM.Committed
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).
Georgia Highlands: GHC women defeat Atlanta Metro 92-55. Men: Chargers 95, Atlanta Metro 73. Next: Lady Chargers return to action on Saturday at South Georgia Tech, tipoff 1 p.m. Men at 3 p.m.
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.
After opening the year 2-0 with a pair of run-rule victories over Covenant yesterday, the Berry College softball team was tabbed No. 19 in the first National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll of the 2018 season. The Vikings completed a historic season last year collecting a program-best 40 wins, their fifth straight Southern Athletic Association (SAA) regular season title and their third straight trip to the NCAA tournament. Berry will be back home on Sunday for a doubleheader against Huntingdon beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Arsenal spring recreational soccer league returns: For ages 4 to 15 for boys and girls, early registration runs through Feb. 17. The focus is participation and fun. Fundamental skills are developed and refined through games and activities. Sportsmanship, respect and responsibility are all key components. 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 one hour. Practices begin March 6th. Games are played on Fridays or Saturdays. Games begin March 16th and end May 12th (nine week, eight game season). Every child receives an award at the end of the season and there is a season-ending pizza party for players and their teams. Age groups are U6, U8, U10, U12 and U15 with separate boys and girls divisions in each age group. Cost: YMCA members $69; non members $109. A $10 regular registration increase applies after Feb. 17.Cost includes jersey, end of season award and Cow Patty Bingo party as well as Georgia Soccer Association registration.
Lil’ Gunners 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 Thursday afternoons from 5-5:35 p.m. and there are a maximum of 15 participants per class. Y members $ 25; non members, $40. Session 1 – March/April – 3/15, 3/22, 4/5 & 4/12. Session 2 – April/May – 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 & 5/10. Cost includes team shirt and medal.
Berry Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / Fun Run returns March 10. Complete details here.