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Darlington to host 7th annual Tri for the Kids youth triathlon

Darlington School will host the seventh annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned event is sponsored by R.A.C.E. Rome and will take place Sunday, May 3, at 1 p.m. 

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Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race
Posted: April 20, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first title to the city in the memory of bombing victims.

Kenya's Carolina Rotich won the women's race in an unofficial 2 hours, 24 minutes, 55 seconds, outsprinting Mare Dibaba down Boylston Street to win by 4 seconds.

When Desisa won the 2013 race, there wasn't much time to celebrate. Hours after he crossed the finish line, two bombs exploded on Boylston Street and turned his victory into an afterthought. As the city mourned the three killed and 260 wounded in the explosions, he returned to Boston to donate the medal.

Now Desisa has a Boston title he can enjoy.

He won in an unofficial time of 2:09:17.

Yemane Adhane Tsegay was 31 seconds back, followed by Kenya's Wilson Chebet. Dathan Ritzenhein of Rockford, Michigan, was the first American, in seventh.

Defending champion Meb Keflezighi of San Diego was one spot behind him a year after he became the first American men's champion since 1983, galvanizing the city behind him as a symbol of patriotism and resilience.

Two years after the explosions, the race took a tentative step back toward normal.

Rotich pulled away from Ethiopians Dibaba and Buzunesh Deba for her first Boston victory. She finished fourth here in 2011.

American Desiree Linden was fourth Monday.

Track and Field: Shorter Hawks, Lady Hawks win PBC Championship
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 1:26 am

The Hawks and Lady Hawks made the most of their final Peach Belt Conference Championship, bringing top honors back to Rome for both teams.

Baseball: Berry splits with Oglethorpe
Updated: April 19, 2015 - 12:42 am

Berry College and Oglethorpe University split a doubleheader on Saturday. The Vikings captured the first game, 5-4. The Stormy Petrels took the nightcap, 9-6.

Lacrosse: Berry wins in quarterfinals
Updated: April 19, 2015 - 12:23 am

Nine different Vikings had points — and Berry College’s men’s lacrosse team scored a season high for goals — as they defeated Hendrix, 19-10, in an SAA quarterfinal match on Saturday.

Track and Field: Hawks, Lady Hawks in contention for PBC track crowns
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 1:35 am

Shorter’s men and women closed out the second day of competition at the Peach Belt Conference Track and Field Championship finding themselves in the hunt for titles Friday during a wet and cool day at the University of Montevallo Track Facility.

College Signing: Adairsville’s Morgan Creel
Posted: April 18, 2015

Adairsville High School’s Morgan Creel (seated, center) signs with Enterprise State Community College. 

Rome Braves Recap: Rome takes down Augusta
Posted: April 18, 2015

Final: Rome 6, Augusta 3

Shorter women's basketball adds two for 2015-16
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 1:35 am

Kayla Tillie and Raven Fair signed their National Letters of Intent to play for the Lady Hawks this week. The two will add depth and versatility at the guard positions with hopes of providing an instant impact to the team in 2015-16.

Shorter University Sport Management majors volunteer during Atlanta Falcons safety clinic
Posted: April 17, 2015

Rome, Ga. — Shorter University sport management majors joined representatives of the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday evening at Model High School for the Falcons Moms Football Safety Clinic. The event, which featured instruction on proper equipment fitting, concussion awareness and the heads up tackling technique, was free and open to local mothers who were interested in learning more about the proper ways to help children have a fun and safe experience on the football field.

Berry College softball tabbed in regional rankings
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 1:36 am

Berry College softball is ranked eighth in the NCAA Division III’s Atlantic South Region heading to the final weekend of conference action.

NORMAN AREY COLUMN: A-Rod is moving up home run list in his own mind
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 12:56 am

Norman Arey writes about New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez in his column in Friday's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.Save and close

Rome Braves Recap: Braves edged by GreenJackets in series opener
Posted: April 17, 2015

Final: Augusta 1, Rome 0

Baseball: Berry ready for cancer awareness game
Posted: April 17, 2015

The Berry College baseball team has two special activities planned for this weekend’s SAA series vs. visiting Oglethorpe.

Darlington appoints Eddie Guth to be new athletic director
Posted: April 17, 2015

Darlington Head of School Brent Bell announced Thursday that Eddie Guth has been appointed athletic director at Darlington School, effective July 1.

Football: Atlanta Falcons host moms camp at Model
Posted: April 17, 2015

Over 80 mothers from around the county learned about concussions, steroids, equipment fitting and proper tackling techniques during the Atlanta Falcons Moms Football Safety Clinic on Thursday night at Model High School.

NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension
Posted: April 16, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on Thursday, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.

Berry graduate Josh Hughes signs with Atlanta Silverbacks
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 12:50 am

Josh Hughes has signed a professional contract with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League.

Soccer: Penalty kick sends Pepperell Middle over Darlington, 1-0
Posted: April 16, 2015

ROCKMART – The difference in Wednesday’s FCAA boy’s middle school soccer championship came down to a second-half penalty kick, allowing Pepperell to grab a 1-0 win over Darlington.

Highlands celebrates men's basketball team
Posted: April 16, 2015

Georgia Highlands celebrated a season of success for the basketball team Wednesday, where the team, the coaching staff, current and former employees at Highlands and fans alike looked back on the Chargers’ run at the NJCAA National Championship.

Soccer: Model Middle girls top Rockmart, 5-1
Posted: April 16, 2015

ROCKMART – The terrific trifecta of Kyla Reynolds, Nora Grace Snow and Jayden Boswell helped power the Model offense as the Blue Devils topped Rockmart 5-1 in the FCAA Girl’s Championship game on Wednesday.

Shorter makes final run at PBC Track Championships
Posted: April 16, 2015

The conference welcomed the Shorter track team with open arms when the program was making the transition to the NCAA Division II level three years ago.

Shorter Softball ranked 5th in first NCAA Regional Rankings
Posted: April 16, 2015

With the regular season coming to an end the NCAA announced its first installment of regional softball rankings Wednesday afternoon with Shorter coming in as the South Region's fifth ranked team.

Haren, Hechavarria help Marlins win 2nd straight
Posted: April 16, 2015

ATLANTA — Dan Haren needed one inning to get used to home plate umpire Alan Porter's strike zone.

Brooks leads rally, Bulls beat Hawks 91-85
Posted: April 16, 2015

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls looked as if they were on their way to a lopsided loss. Aaron Brooks had other ideas.

Rome Braves postpone tonight's game
Posted: April 15, 2015

The Rome Braves announced they're postponing tonight's game on their Twitter feed.

Youth Soccer: Arsenal teams go 1-2-1 in weekend action
Posted: April 15, 2015

The YMCA’s Arsenal Rome Soccer Club’s Select teams posted a 1-2-1 record last weekend to bring their season record to 6-7-1.

College Signing: Rome High’s Brittany Strickland
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 12:49 am

Brittany Strickland signs Tuesday to play basketball for West Georgia Tech. 

Vikings women’s lacrosse downs Huntingdon, 16-11
Posted: April 14, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Led by Clara Bissell's four goals, the Berry College women's lacrosse team defeated Huntingdon College, 16-11, on Tuesday night.

College Signing: Rome High’s Nicole Rayburn
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 12:55 am

Rome High’s Nicole Rayburn signs to play volleyball with Georgia Northwestern Technical College on Monday. 

Youth Basketball: Hilltoppers win Fire Classic in Gadsden
Posted: April 14, 2015

The Rome Hilltoppers went to Gadsden, Ala., last weekend and won the ’Bama Fire Classic sixth-grade division.

Youth Softball: Ga. Xplosion wins Battle of the Bats
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 12:58 am

The Georgia Xplosion won the 18U TSFA Battle of the Bats in Dalton on March 28 and the 16U ASA tournament in Dalton on April 12. 

Rome Braves Recap: Rome falls in rain-shortened game
Posted: April 14, 2015

Final: Savannah 5, Rome 2

Rome Aerials Gymnastics members take home trophies
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 12:48 am

The Rome Aerials Gymnastics program’s level three, four and five teams all took home first place trophies last weekend in Lawrenceville.

Berry’s Marie Collop named SAA Softball Player of the Week
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 12:46 am

The Southern Athletic Association released the softball Player of the Week for games played April 6 to 12 and Marie Collop of Berry won the weekly award.

Berry’s Patrick Towner named SAA Defensive Player of the Week
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 12:46 am

The SAA announced the men’s lacrosse Defensive Players of the Week for all matches played April 6 to 12 and Berry’s Patrick Towner won this week’s award.

Berry’s Tommy McCloskey named SAA Golfer of the Week
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 12:46 am

The SAA announced the men’s Golfer of the Week for matches played April 1 to 12 and Berry’s Tommy McCloskey and Ogle­thorpe’s Patrick Sheahan each shared the honor after posting identical scores at last week’s Emory Spring Invitational.

Tyler Murray is the new Shorter head men's basketball coach
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 1:41 am

The Shorter University Department of Athletics announced Monday the hiring of Tyler Murray as its new head men’s basketball coach.

Shorter Track: Ballard, Walker, Anderson, Crump team up to set 4x400 history
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 1:42 am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Scott Byrd knew that they had the ability to become the fastest 4x400 meter women’s relay team the program has ever had.

Rome Braves: Rome beats Asheville 3-2 to get first win of season
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 1:42 am

Success and failure in baseball are often determined by the smallest of adjustments, most of them imperceptible to the casual fan. In Rome’s 3-2 nail-biter against Asheville, the team’s first win in four tries this young season, the difference proved to be Ozhaino Albies’ front foot. 

Lacrosse: Hawks extend win streak to 4 with senior day victory
Posted: April 12, 2015

The Hawks extended their win streak to four games with a 19-5 victory over Point University Saturday afternoon.

Softball: Lady Hawks win doubleheader vs. West Fla.
Posted: April 12, 2015

The Shorter softball won the first two games of a three-game series with West Florida Saturday afternoon, winning the opener, 8-0, and the finale, 5-3.

Rome Braves Recap: Asheville downs Rome, 5-3
Updated: April 12, 2015 - 2:35 am

Final: Asheville 5, Rome 3

Baseball: West Florida takes 2 from Shorter
Posted: April 12, 2015

West Florida downed the Shorter baseball team in the first two games of a three-game Gulf South Conference series Saturday afternoon, winning both games, 5-0.

Golf: Berry women in 5th at invitational
Updated: April 12, 2015 - 2:32 am

The Berry College women’s golf team shot a 347 team score on Saturday at the Methodist Spring Invitational. The Vikings are in fifth place out of the seven-team field. Results

Tennis: Berry men blank Centre, 5-0
Updated: April 12, 2015 - 2:32 am

The Berry College men’s tennis team defeated Centre College, 5-0, on Saturday.

Running: Rome team wins Atlanta Ragnar Relay
Updated: April 12, 2015 - 2:08 am

An eight-man relay team from Rome won the Atlanta Ragnar Relay on Saturday. The team is made up of Charlie Baggett, Luis Goya, Kenny Porterfield, Jay Stephenson, Robert Bradham, Zach Harter, Brian Cross and Eric Giandelone.

College Basketball: GHC players getting national attention
Posted: April 11, 2015

A few weeks removed from its incredible Final Four run at the National Junior College Athletic Association Basketball Tournament, Georgia Highlands’ players are seeing the fruits of their success in the form of offers from NCAA schools.

Rome Braves: Rome can’t keep up after Asheville jumps out early in loss
Updated: April 11, 2015 - 1:05 am

Great pitching by Asheville starter Helmis Rodriguez and frequent hitting helped the Tourists beat the Rome Braves 6-3 on Friday night at State Mutual Stadium.

College Signing: Rome High’s Anthony Ellis
Updated: April 11, 2015 - 12:35 am

Rome High’s Anthony Ellis signs to play football with Jacksonville University on Friday in Rome High’s media center.

Red Sox win Shootout
Updated: April 10, 2015 - 11:31 pm

The Rome Red Sox won the 10-year-old Easter Shootout in Dalton.