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ATLANTA CELEBRATES ATLANTA UNITED

Written by Matt Davis on December 11, 2018. Posted in Sports

TWO AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS TO COMPETE FOR A STATE TITLE NEXT WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on December 7, 2018. Posted in Sports

The Georgia High School Association’s state championship games in football are scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Rockmart and Cartersville remain as the lone high schools from this area that are still in the hunt for a state title. Rockmart’s Yellow Jackets will go head to head with Heard County in the Class AA state championship game at 1 pm on Wednesday; the Jackets will compete for their first state title since 1950.  The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes will face Blessed Trinity later that same day in the Class AAAA state championship game; kick off is set for 4:30 pm. This year’s GHSA title matches were moved from this weekend to the middle of the week due to a conflict with the MLS Cup final scheduled to take place this Saturday at ‘The Benz’.

PACKED HOUSE EXPECTED AT ‘THE BENZ’ FOR MLS CUP FINAL

Written by Matt Davis on December 7, 2018. Posted in Sports

A packed house is anticipated at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday for the MLS Cup final between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers.  The game is scheduled to begin at 8 pm. Atlanta United seeks the title in only their second year with the MLS.  They advanced to the final with an Eastern Conference playoff win over the New York Red Bulls.

HAWKS FALL TO WIZARDS AT STATE FARM ARENA

Written by Matt Davis on December 6, 2018. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Washington Wizards 131-117 at the State Farm Arena on Wednesday evening, marking the fourth straight loss for the Hawks and the third win in a row for the Wizards. Bradley Beal was the top scorer of the night with a season-high 36 points for Washington, who finished with a season-high 35 assists on the night. John Collins notched a career-high with 26 points for Atlanta, who attempted a comeback with 45 points in the third quarter.  Collins also had 14 rebounds.  Kent Bazemore added 22 points. The Hawks are now 5-20 on the 2018-2019 season.  They will conclude their current three-game homestand with an outing against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.

GHC PICKS UP A PAIR OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT WINS

Written by Matt Davis on December 6, 2018. Posted in Sports

Georgia Highlands College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up a pair of wins on Wednesday. The Lady Chargers beat conference rival East Georgia State College 76-45 in Swainsboro.  GHC’s record improved to 6-4 overall and (a perfect) 3-0 in the GCAA with the victory. The Chargers breezed by Preeminence Academy 114-42 in a non-conference match at GHC’s Floyd County campus.  They are now 9-1 overall.  

IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR THE ‘CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT’!

Written by Matt Davis on December 5, 2018. Posted in Sports

It is almost time once again for the Seven Hills Rotary/Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament! The 65th edition of the “Christmas Tournament” is slated to take place from December 17th through 20th.  Games will be played at Berry College and the Floyd County campus of Georgia Highlands College. Local high school basketball teams will again compete for the ultimate prize of a Gold Ball.  The field of competitors for 2018 includes Rome, Woodland, Cartersville, Coosa, Model, Pepperell, Darlington and Armuchee. Broadcast coverage of the tourney will be provided on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge.

HAWKS TO HOST WIZARDS TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on December 5, 2018. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will host the Washington Wizards in NBA action tonight at the State Farm Arena.  Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.  The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast. This will mark the first outing of the season between Atlanta and Washington.  The Hawks aim to snap a three-game losing streak, while the Wizards will be in search of their third straight win tonight.

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