HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
- Rome 7, Kell 1.
- Armuchee runs by SE Whitfield, 15-2.
- Rockmart pounds Model, 14-1.
- Coosa at Rockmart, 6 p.m.
- Armuchee at Pepperell, 5 p.m.
- Dade County at Coosa, 5:30 p.m.
- Gordon Central at Model, 5:30 p.m.
Carrollton at Rome.
- Darlington will play at Fellowship Christian on Thursday for sub-region crossover game. Tentative game times: 2 and 4:30 p.m.
Fellowship Christian at Darlington, 4:30 p.m.
Rome at Carrollton.
Weekly baseball rankings from Georgia Dugout Preview:
4A: Cartersville was no. 2 with a record of 22-6.
2A: Rockmart drops to no. 9 with a 17-7 record.
1A: Trion (public) is no. 7 with a 10-6 record.
Rome Braves win again, 9-6 in Asheville. Media release: Monday night at McCormick Field featured the Asheville Tourists, the Rome Braves, and a lot of snow. The two teams played through a windy blizzard for nine innings. In the end, the visiting Braves held off the comeback minded Tourists to win 9-6. Rome took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Drew Lugbauer ‘s lead-off Home Run. Asheville’s starting pitcher, Antonio Santos , retired the next nine batters following the longball, but ran into more trouble in the fifth. The Braves pounded out three runs on five singles to take a 4-0 lead. In the bottom of the fifth, Casey Golden launched his third Home Run of the season; a solo shot over the left field wall. Rome countered with a run in the top of the seventh however Asheville responded with RBI base hits from Chad Spanberger , Bret Boswell , and Taylor Snyder to make it 5-4. Both teams exchanged runs in the eighth. The Braves used an RBI single off the bat of Jean Carlos Encarnacion while Golden delivered with an RBI single for the Tourists. With the score 6-5 entering the ninth, Rome plated three unearned runs including Lugbauer’s second Home Run of the game. Asheville’s Ramon Marcelino went deep to lead off the bottom of the ninth but the Tourists fell 9-6. Kyle Muller was impressive for the Braves. The starting pitcher faced the minimum number of hitters through four innings and his only blemish was Golden’s Home Run. Santos finished with nine strikeouts in his six innings of work for the Tourists but suffered the loss and dropped to 0-2 on the season.
Next: Today, Wednesday in Asheville; home Thursday-Sunday vs. Augusta.
Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2018 season and before.
HIGH SCHOOL STATE TENNIS Boys:
- Class 5A: Rome at Flowery Branch, Clarke Central at Woodland
- Class 4A: Cedartown at Gilmer, Northwest Whitfield at Cartersville
- Class 3A: Stone Mountain at Calhoun
- Class 2A: Social Circle at Model, Coosa at Elbert County, Monticello at Rockmart, Armuchee at Banks County
- Class 5A: Rome at Flowery Branch, Woodland at Buford
- Class 4A: Pickens at Cartersville, Cedartown at Heritage-Catoosa
- Class 3A: Stone Mountain at Calhoun
- Class 2A: Rabun County at Rockmart, Pepperell at Banks County, Monticello at Armuchee, Model at Elbert County
Region 7-AAAAA track meet is Thursday at Barron Stadium. Field events start at 10:30 a.m. and track events at 3 p.m.
The YMCA’s Arsenal Rome Select and Academy teams got some games in before the storm. The Select teams posted a 2-3-2 making their season record 15-11-4. Over the past two weekends the Academy teams carded a 6-2-1 record with Brookhaven and a 3-7-4 with the Cherokee Impact making their season record 25-38-13.
- The G14 C East tied first place UFA Gold 2-2 on Saturday at Grizzard Park. Arsenal opened the scoring with a nice goal from Ashley Marin off an assist from Alexis Medrano. Malone Christen upped the score to 2-0 late in the first half on an assist from Olivia Beach. UFA struck back in the second half scoring an early goal on a penalty kick before adding an equalizer midway through the half. Arsenal had several shots on target but just missed. Deyvis Reader recorded eight saves in goal. Arsenal’s 1-0-1 record puts them in 7th place, and they host 8th place UFA Norcross Red on Saturday. Christen currently sits 2nd in the division in scoring with 3 goals.
- The G14 D lost to Tophat 6-0 Saturday. That puts them at 1-3 and in 7th place. Next week they host SSA Chelsea Red.
- The B13 II West team beat MAYS Striker Premier 3-0. They are tied for 2nd with a 5-2 record and host the Alpharetta Ambush Red next weekend.
- The B13 V West lost to MAYS Striker White 4-0. They visit the Alpharetta Ambush White next week.
- The B14-III West tied Richmond Hill 2-2 last weekend. Saturday they beat UFA Black 2-1. Their 4-0-1 record has them in 1st place. Next weekend they visit SSA Chelsea White on Saturday then host Concorde Fire South Black on Sunday.
- The B15 Red beat NASA 5-0. Their 3-2 record has them in 5th place. Next week they host 1st place GA Rush on Saturday and visit 8th place Concorde Fire Central Elite Sunday.
- The B15 IV Blue lost to the Alpharetta Ambush 4-0.
- The G9 lost to Cherokee’s Impact Elite 6-0; tied them again 3-3 with goals from Millie Hopper , Bella Echanique, and Lilliana Tapia; then beat their Premier team 3-2. Scoring came from Hopper, Isabella Sanchez (assist Bella Echanique), and Annie Watterson (assist Tapia).
- The G10 lost to Elite 6-0 and Premier 4-2. Maddie and Sara scored.
- The G11 beat Brookhaven 4-2 last week. This week they lost to Impact Elite 6-3 and tied Premier 2-2.
- The G12 beat Brookhaven 6-2. This week they lost to the Impact Premier 6-0.
- The B9 beat Brookhaven Elite 4-1 with early goals by Wallace Ordonez and Saul Valerio. Two more goals by Wallace and Spencer Baker and a shut out by goalie Grant Molnar finished out the first half. In the second half Brookhaven snuck one in, but Bryant Abney saved a PK to finish the game 4-1. In the second game with Brookhaven Gold Trey Moore scored his first goal to lead Arsenal to a 4-1 win. They tied Impact Elite 4-4 and beat Premier 5-1.
- The B10 lost to Brookhaven Elite 7-2 and Brookhaven Gold 7-2 before tying Brookhaven White 3-3. They lost to Impact Elite 5-1 and Premier 4-1.
- The B11 beat Brookhaven Gold 6-1 and then beat Brookhaven Elite 3-0. They beat Impact Elite 3-1 and tied Premier 1-1.
- Compiled by Roy Dickinson
The Berry College Sports Information Department has released the Southern Athletic AssociationTournament websites for both baseball and softball. These pages will serve as the hub for all information over the course of the tournament.
The Rome-Floyd YMCA Arsenal Soccer Club is hosting a blood drive in honor of Jamie Hughes on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Grizzard Park. Jamie is a young man whose passion is soccer and has played with YMCA Arsenal since U6. Jamie has battled on the field of play and now faces a battle off of it, and in Rome & Floyd County “No One Fights Alone.” Schedule your blood donation here or text BAGIVE to 444999. Donors must be 18 years old (16 & 17 years with parental consent), weigh at least 110 lbs. and be in overall general good health. All donors will receive a complimentary T-shirt, snacks and be entered to win four free tickets to the Rome Braves on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. For more info on blood donation visit www.bloodassurance.org
The Wolf Nation 5K and 1-mile Wolf Cub Run returns Saturday at Rome High School. The annual event supports the RHS Cross Country team.The race starts at the bus ramp, goes around the middle school, then around the high school, then it heads to Wolf Drive and back. After going around the high school, it ends in the bus ramp. To increase participation among elementary schools, $300 will be given to the elementary school with the highest number of participants. Cost is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile run. Register
Darlington will again host the annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia on Sunday, April 22, at 9 a.m. Now in its 10th year, the USA Triathlon-sanctioned event is sponsored by R.A.C.E. Rome. Over the past nine years, Tri for the Kids has raised $138,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Last year, more than 160 athletes participated in the triathlon. Tri for the Kids is open to participants age 6-15. Ages 6-9 will compete in a 50-yard swim inside Darlington’s A.J. Huffman (’67) Memorial Athletic Center, a 2.3-mile bike ride on a closed portion of Cave Spring Road, and a half-mile run on the school’s campus. Participants age 10-15 will complete a 100-yard swim, 4.6-mile bike ride and 1-mile run. The triathlon is organized into three divisions. The elite division exists for athletes who compete often and want to take their competition to the next level. The beginner division is ideal for first-time triathletes or for those who want a more relaxed pace. A challenger division is also available for those with impaired physical mobility; race volunteers will be present along the course to assist athletes throughout the duration of the event.
- Race registration for Tri for the Kids is $40 until April 10, and $45 until April 18. All participants must be registered by April 18 at 10 p.m. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia.
- Registration is available online at www.imathlete.com. For more information about the triathlon, please contact Beth Smith.
The Atlanta Falcons organization is hosting a free youth football clinic April 24 at Barron Stadium. It is for boys and girls ages 8-14. It is billed as an “opportunity for all of Rome’s youth to attend a free football camp with former players of the Atlanta Falcons.”