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A summer of hard work paid off for Darlington junior Stephanie Ward, as the stand-out distance runner and athlete won several races and capped the season with a runner-up finish at the Class AA state cross country meet.
Rome did just enough on offense and defense to hang on in its 51-49 win over Armuchee in the quarter final round of the Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament Wednesday night at Georgia Highlands.
Rome’s girls won their consolation game in the Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament against Cedartown, 65-60, and the game was tight until the closing minute, when the Wolves found a way to win.
Two clutch rebounds by Armuchee’s Elizabeth Newberry in the waning seconds of Tuesday night’s game at Georgia Highlands College helped secure the Lady Indians’ 53-50 win over Rome.
At 5:30 p.m. today at Georgia Highlands College and Berry College the 61st edition of the Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament begins.
Armuchee (5-2, 1-2)
Armuchee (2-5, 0-3)
The Rome basketball team went on a 12-3 run in the fourth period to come within one point of Carrollton, but couldn’t close the deal late and lost 46-41.
The Rome swim team finished second overall in a 10-team meet Saturday at the Cherokee aquatic center in Woodstock with the boys and girls each coming in second place.
Carrollton girls 68, Rome 35