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The Sonoraville Lady Phoenix made it all the way to the championship match in Rockmart’s annual Tournament at the Rock, but came up just short against a tough Carrollton team.
Seven local teams are in action in what the Georgia High School Association deems as Week 0 for high school football tonight. That means every team in action this week will have two bye weeks between now and the end of the regular season on Nov. 7.
The Rome High prep volleyball team split a trimatch Monday against North Murray and Armuchee.
Although the cross-class match up in Calhoun between Class AAAAA Rome and AAA Calhoun was a pre-season scrimmage, the atmosphere —with large crowds on both sides — felt like a regular season game.
High school football players tired of hitting and tackling their teammates get a chance to hit some different opponents tonight as every Rome-area football team plays a preseason game. Three games feature local teams facing off with Model playing at Pepperell, Rome traveling to Calhoun and Coosa traveling to Gordon Central.
Rome fell to Creekview 12-0 in a Region 7-AAAAA contest Thursday afternoon at Creekview.
After playing five games in two days, and three contests Saturday, before Rome and Pepperell took the field, both teams were exhausted.
Rome trailed Model by three runs heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, but the bats came alive just when they needed to.
On Saturday morning at the Huffman Center at Darlington, eight local high school volleyball teams will enter the building and when the smoke clears one will leave as the 2014 Battle of the Counties champion.
Local softball teams will see plenty of action this weekend in the Lady Devil Classic at Alto Park hosted by Model High School.