Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Model and Chattooga win Region 7-AA basketball titles. Look at first round match-ups for state tourney. Local wrestlers bring home state titles. College basketball updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Model and Chattooga win Region 7-AA basketball titles. Look at first round match-ups for state tourney. Local wrestlers bring home state titles. College basketball updates.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

Model Lady Blue Devils are the Region 7-AA Champs.
Pepperell taking on Gordon Central in the consolation game of the 7-AA region tournament at Model High School. (photo by Jack Druckenmiller)

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Girls’ scoreboard and schedule:

Saturday: 

Region 7-AA: Model tops Rockmart, 45-33 to win region title.

Region 7-AA: Gordon Central over Pepperell, 45-30 to earn 3rd seed in GHSA state tournament.

First round match-ups for GHSA State Tournament:

Class 5A: #10 Rome at #4 Flowery Branch

Class 3A: Cedar Grover at Sonoravillle

Class 2A: # 2 Putnam Co. at #6 Model; #9 Rabun Co. at Rockmart; Gordon Central at Elbert Co.; Pepperell at #4 Banks Co.

Boys’ scoreboard and schedule:

Saturday: 

Region 7-AA: Chattooga beats Rockmart 69-56 to win region title.

Region 7-AA: Pepperell topped Coosa, 49-46, to earn 3rd seed in GHSA state tournament.

Region 6-AAA: Sonoraville over Ringgold, 69-64 to earn 3rd seed in GHSA state tournament.

Region 6-AAA: Calhoun over Bremen 63-53 to claim region title.

First round match-ups for GSHA State Tournament:

Class 5A: Cass at #1 Buford

Class 4A: Heritage-Catoosa at #10 Cartersville

Class 3A: Sonoraville at Pace Academy; Redan at Calhoun.

Class 2A: Coosa at #10 Banks Co.; Pepperell at #8 Elbert Co.; Monticello at Chattooga; Putnam Co. at Rockmart

Appreciation: We thank Kevin Strickland, John McClellan, Kathy Whitehead and Jack Druckenmiller for their assistance in providing updated scores and photos.


HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

GHSA Wrestling State Championships: Darlington finishes 2nd place in Class 1A, Rockmart and Armuchee finish 4th and 5th in Class 2A, Sonoraville in first place in Class 3A; Cass and Woodland finish 4th and 5th in Class 5A.

GHSA Wrestling State Championship Individual Results for local schools:

106 lbs.: Class 2A: Griffin Jarrett (1st), Chattooga; Class 3A: Eli Knight (1st), Sonoraville

113 lbs.: Class 1A: Carl McDurmon (2nd), Darlington; Class 5A: Caden McCrary (1st), Woodland

120 lbs.: Class 5A: Kyle Gollhofer (1st), Woodland; Ivan Arguello (2nd), Rome

126 lbs.: Class 1A: Dalton Blankenship (1st), Darlington; Class 2A: Walker Byrd (2nd), Model

132 lbs.: Class 1A: Colton Woods (1st), Darlington; Class 3A: Tyler Hunt (1st), Sonoraville

138 lbs.: Class 2A: Truett Bowman (2nd), Rockmart; Class 3A: Trevor Burdick (1st), Sonoraville

138 lbs: Class 1A: Davis Peek (3rd) Darlington

152 lbs.: Class 2A: Zoryan Hendricks (2nd), Rockmart

160 lbs.: Class 2A: Griffin Pace (2nd), Rockmart; Class 5A: Cody Cochran (1st), Woodland

160 lbs: Class 1A: Garrett Sheffield (5th) Darlington.

182 lbs.: Class 2A: Jacob Henderson (1st), Armuchee

195 lbs. Class 3A: John Knight (2nd), Sonoraville

220 lbs.: Class 5A: Tripp Breeden (1st), Cass

285 lbs.: Class 2A: Luis Medina (2nd), Chattooga; Class 5A: Seven Richards (1st), Cass

Additional listings:

Pepperell High School sent five boys and all five placed in 2A.

  • Drake Miller 3rd
  • Jack Bennett 4th
  • Isaiah Bevels, Landon Camp & Ethan Sharp 5th.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY UPDATE

From Darlington: 17 Soccer Academy players signed to play at the collegiate level. These young people sign for $1.1 million in scholarships over the next four years.

The following Soccer Academy members signed to play at the collegiate level:

  • Bronwyn Luitwieler – UNC Asheville
  • Brittany Burke – USC Upstate
  • Kahjae Douglas – Mount Olive
  • Arttu Heinonen – KuPS  (Finland, Kuopio)
  • Paavo Riihijarvi – Coastal Carolina University
  • Nickolai Clarke – University of Mount Olive
  • Andrew McDowall – University of Tampa
  • Will Reed – Wofford College
  • Harris Peek – LaGrange College
  • Ethan Willie – Wofford College
  • Russell Shealy – University of Maryland
  • Pedro Franca – University of Mount Olive
  • Fonso Rodriguez – Tubio
  • Josh Dunn – Mount Vernon Nazarene University or North Greenville University

Academy Players Not Enrolled at Darlington:

  • Marissa Mowry – Anderson University
  • Courtney Rhea – Berry College
  • Chanceley Book – Georgia State University

BASEBALL 

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).

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

  • Georgia Highlands: Lady Chargers lose 70-43 at South Georgia Tech. Next: Friday at Andrew College; 5:30 p.m. Chargers win 82-80 over South Georgia Tech. Next: Wednesday at home vs. South Georgia State, 7:30 p.m.
  • Berry men: Next: At Sewanee, 4 p.m. Sunday.
  • Berry women: Next: At Sewanee, 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • Shorter women: Lady Hawks fall 83-61 to Union on Saturday. Next: At West Georgia, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Shorter men: Hawks lose 71-61 to Union on Saturday. Next: At West Georgia, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. 

COMMUNITY

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 – 3/153/22, 4/5 & 4/12. Session 2 – April/May – 4/194/26, 5/3 & 5/10.  Cost includes team shirt and medal.

 

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

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