Call it the calm before the storm. High school football conditioning practice starts on Friday and practices for basically every fall high school sport start Aug. 1.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — In a preseason poll of media attending the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were picked fifth in the Coastal Division.
Rome – The Rome Braves announce infielder Ross Wilson has been named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for July 14 – 20. During that span, Wilson hit .500 in five games (10-20) with two doubles, one triple, two home runs, nine RBIs and seven runs scored.
Recent appraisals of the Atlanta Falcons haven’t been kind. Pro Football Focus rated theirs the 30th-best roster in the 32-team NFL. In its yearbook, Sporting News ranked them third in the four-team NFC South and 24th in the whole wide NFL. But today we offer glad tidings from an improbable source.
Walking into State Mutual Stadium for the first time as a 13-year-old, a wide-eyed Ben Poplin never imagined he’d be back in the same ballpark as an adult, living out his dream as the voice of the Rome Braves.
After enduring brain surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Charlie Henderson set a goal for himself: Raise as much money as possible for children with brain tumors.
Team Hall are the Go Go Tennis 6.0 Champs. Pictured are Capt. Sheila Hall (from left), Madison LaRue, Pat O’Neal, Julia Hall and Dottie Taylor. Not pictured is Austin Silver. League play took place at various locations during the summer.
Team Stokes are the Go Go Tennis 8.0 league champs. Pictured are Mike Burnes (from left), Eddie Stokes, Capt. Tesha Stokes and Darrel Creel. Not Pictured are Anne Brooking, Callandra Jones and Jeff Barnes.
Team Peal are the Go Go Tennis 7.0 champs. Pictured are Kim Waid (from left), Steve Weaver, Regina Hicks, Jerry Jackson and Capt. Pam Peal. Not pictured is Ross Collins. League play took place at various locations during the summer.
A new tennis tournament is coming to Rome — the Clocktower Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament — and there is still time to register.
By John Burns
Five days have passed since the World Cup concluded in Brazil, and you may be left feeling what millions of people experience every four years: post-Cup blues.
HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods is back at the majors.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France — Alexander Kristoff has won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali still has the yellow jersey.
Norman Arey writes about arrests surrounding football in Thursday's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.
His status as one of Major League Baseball’s best catchers keeps growing despite being in “the show” for less than two years, and his remarkable story of how he has overcome life’s hurdles has been well documented.
Final: Braves 5, Drive 2
The Rome Braves (8-19) defeated the Greenville Drive (7-20) Wednesday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium by a final score of 5-2 before a crowd of 2,041. Rome starter Tyler Brosius went six innings allowing just two hits and zero earned runs.
The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority (RFPRA) is now registering for several fall youth sports leagues. The registration details for each sport are as follows:
OYONNAX, France — French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.