Sports

The Cedartown Bulldogs have a new football coach at the helm at the Polk County Board of Education approved the hire during a special session on Tuesday night. 

You’ve seen Ronald Acuna Jr., Josh Donaldson, Freddie Freeman and hometown favorite Charlie Culberson play for the Atlanta Braves. Now $20 can get you a chance to own an authenticated autographed bat signed by these four players as well as 25 other members of the 2019 Atlanta Braves.

The Georgia Highlands men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up big conference wins this week with the Chargers taking hold of first place in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association and the Lady Chargers hanging strong in the second spot.

Teams across the state will get a chance to showcase their skills Monday in Atlanta, while at the same time honoring the memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Signaling the approaching start of the baseball season, the Rome Braves’ annual Hot Stove Gathering allows Braves fans to get a taste of what to expect in April and to meet some managers and players in the Atlanta organization.

A pair of father-son duos and a longtime tennis player and coach are on their way to being inducted into the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame next month, and tickets are now on sale for the event, which will take place Feb. 10 at the Forum River Center.

The largest glowing, bubbly, confetti-filled, fitness event of the year returns on Saturday, March 14, in the annual Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon 5K run and two-mile health walk.

AP

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson’s teammates talked all week about how they never feel as if they’re out of any game when No. 4 is on the field.

It was the year of the lineman for Floyd County this past prep football season, and that was backed up by the release of the 2019 AJC All-State high school football teams.

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