Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Unity Lady Lions win third state soccer championship. Model and Calhoun advance in GHSA soccer tournament. Rome Braves top Asheville, 6-3.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Unity Lady Lions win third state soccer championship. Model and Calhoun advance in GHSA soccer tournament. Rome Braves top Asheville, 6-3.


UCS Lady Lions win third GICAA State Soccer Championship. (photo from Kathy Whiteside)

Unity Christian School Lady Lions won the GICAA Soccer State Championship at Moba Soccer Academy in Peachtree City on Saturday. The game was scoreless through regulation and two over time periods. The Lions prevailed over Peachtree Academy when the game went to penalty kicks. Freshman Maggie Eddins scored on the first attempt. Peachtree answered with two kicks of their own. Senior Chanceley Book tied the game. Then Junior Mary Nance kicked the game winner. This is Unity’s third Soccer Championship in a row. (Thanks to Jason Free for the update).


Rome Braves catcher William Contreras didn’t let this one get away from him Saturday evening in the team’s win vs. Asheville. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For more, please click photo gallery 


Rome Braves 12-hit attack sparks 6-3 victory over Asheville. Media release: The Rome Braves topped the Asheville Tourists Saturday night 6-3 at State Mutual Stadium before 3,542 fans. Brent Boswell’s RBI single in the first inning gave Asheville a 1-0 advantage and in the fourth Ryan Vilade singled home another run for the 2-0 score. Rome made it a 2-1 game in the bottom of the inning thanks to Jean Carlos Encarnacion’s run scoring base hit. The Braves took the lead in the fifth highlighted by Jefry Ramos’ double to plate Rome’s second run of the night and Drew Lugbauer’s RBI single for the 3-2 score. The lead didn’t hold long as Asheville tied the game 3-3 in the top of the sixth on Vilade’s second RBI single of the game. Derian Cruz tripled home the go ahead run in the bottom of the inning and Encarnacion’s two run single in the seventh gave Rome the 6-3 win. Encarnacion had three RBI in the game. Jake Belinda (2-0) earns the win in relief while Antonio Santos (0-4) is the loser. Hayden Deal mops up in the ninth to get his first save of the season.

Next: Asheville today at 2 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Roster moves: None

Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2018 season and before.

Any room for us, guys? The Rome Braves welcome some of the special visitors to Saturday evening’s game. Photo by Mills Fitzner; for more, please click photo gallery 

Berry College football announces 2018 recruits — including four from Northwest Georgia. Vikings
Berry Youth Football Camp returns: The Fifth Annual Coach K Football Camps Inc. Youth Football Camp will take place at Berry College on Tuesday, May 29-Friday, June 1, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Williams Field at Valhalla. This is a non-contact football camp for 7- to 12-year- olds. Please register online at The cost is $110 and includes a camp T-shirt. For more: Please call 706-236-2290 or email


Class 4A

Cartersville will host Spalding on Wednesday in quarterfinals.

Class A

Trion at Irwin County: Trion will travel to Irwin County as originally scheduled. From GHSA: “The Court Of Appeals for the State of Georgia on Friday suspended the Order entered on May 2, 2018, by the Superior Court of Charlton County. The effect of this ruling is to reinstate the Class A Public Baseball brackets as originally published by the GHSA.  Revised dates are as follows: the Class A-Public second-round series will be played on Monday-Tuesday, May 7 & 8, the quarterfinal round will be played on Friday-Saturday, May 11 & 12 and the semifinal round will be played on Wednesday-Thursday, May 16 & 17. The is for Class A Public ONLY. All other classification brackets will remain as scheduled.


GHSA tournament matches (complied by John McClellan):


Class 3A: Calhoun advances after beating Pike County, 2-1. They will play Windsor Forest in semifinals on Tuesday.

Class 2A

Model will play Putnam Co. in semifinals on Tuesday.
Pepperell lost to Thomasville, 2-1, on penalty kicks.
Armuchee falls to Benedictine, 4-0.


GHSA Tennis Matches (complied by John McClellan)


Class 2A: Rockmart vs. Benedictine in semifinals.

Class A Public: Trion defeated Marion Co. to advance to championship against Taylor County next Saturday.

Class 3A: Calhoun falls to Lovett.

State tennis tournament comes to Rome Tennis Center at Berry College on May 12. Tickets are $5. Start times have been released by the Georgia High School Association. They are:
  • 10 a.m. – All Girls matches will begin play. (Trophies and medals will be presented at the tournament desk as the matches conclude)
  • 2 p.m. – All Boys matches will begin play. (Trophies and medals will be presented at the tournament desk as the matches conclude)



Softball: GHC LadyChargers defeat Georgia Military College 7-4 to advance to the GCAA championship game today at 1 p.m. at Stars Field in Cartersville.


F&P is having their annual charity 5K on June 16 and this year, all of the proceeds this year will benefit Harbor House. “This is a great opportunity to support us and the community. You can use this link to register: Also, you can print the waiver form and take it to Garner and Glover Company, F&P Main Plant or Cycle Therapy. F&P Georgia Mfg

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