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Patrons and spectators enjoyed an evening of top-notch tennis while also helping raise money for a good cause on Saturday. Tennis professionals Melanie Oudin and Edina Gallovits-Hall headlined a pair of exhibition matches at Coosa Country Club as part of A Day for Puerto Rico, a fundraising …

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The new era of Shorter University football took its next step forward Saturday as head coach Zach Morrison and his staff led the team’s annual spring game at Ben Brady Field. “We have improved, but we’ve still got a long way to go, and the guys know that,” Morrison said. “I’m proud of the ef…

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Coach Will Wiggins was a little nervous about how his Coosa team would handle the distractions of Senior Night heading into a big home matchup against Armuchee on Friday. 

The Coosa Middle School team won the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation 2018 Prep League Baseball Junior Varsity regular season title after going 10-0. The team will start the postseason tournament Monday at Riverview Park. Shown are players Andrew Earwood (from left, front row), Pacey Smith, R…

TENNIS 101 — The Coosa Valley Tennis Association is holding Adult Tennis 101, a six-week beginner’s class, beginning Monday at the Etowah Tennis Center. The cost is $50 per person and includes a tennis racket, a one-year USTA membership and a one-time USTA league fee. The class meets each Mo…

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There is an abundance of enthusiasm around the football program at Shorter University as spring practice comes to a close. Hawks head coach Zach Morrison feels good about the progress his squad has made since taking the helm in January. 

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The Unity Christian School girls’ tennis team captured the 2018 GICAA Division II-A North title this week as it gets set to host the conference’s individual state championships next week.

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The Charleston Riverdogs (3-4) defeated the Rome Braves (4-3) Wednesday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium by a final score of 3-1 before a crowd of 1,237. Charleston takes the three game series two games to one.

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The Coosa Valley Chapter of TU, joined by the Cohutta Chapter, returns to Rock Creek in Murray County on Saturday to do structure maintenance in anticipation of the U.S. Forest Service’s Kids Fishing Day on May 5. This is the third Kids Fishing Day to be held at this location on Fort Mountain.

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The Rome Braves (4-2) topped the Charleston Riverdogs (2-4) Tuesday morning at State Mutual Stadium by a final score of 2-1 before a crowd of 1,796.

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The Charleston Riverdogs topped the Rome Braves Monday night at State Mutual Stadium by a final score of 10-2 before a crowd of 1,033. Chris Hess had two homers and six RBI to lead the Riverdogs.

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Kylie Aiken and Bayleigh Masterson strung together back-to-back RBI doubles in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Berry College softball team held on to defeat Southern Athletic Association rival Birmingham-Southern 3-1 in a Senior Day contest on Saturday afternoon.

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The Rome Braves have released their 2018 roster. The season begins tonight at State Mutual Stadium against the Hagerstown Suns, an affiliate of the Washington Nationals. First pitch is 7 p.m.

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Rome Area Volleyball Club 14s team had a successful weekend at the Atlanta Volleyball Academy's March Mash-Up volleyball tournament in Atlanta earlier this month. The young team finished in first place after winning 11 of 12 sets. 

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