OAKMONT, Pa. — Members of clubs like Oakmont Country Club want their golf course never to be embarrassed. They are not troubled when the rough grows long, the greens become slicker than an eel’s backside and the golfers protest with enduring contempt. The members also want a worthy champion — one who has garnered a headline or two.
The City of Rome and Rome City Schools would like the public to be aware of several painting projects planned for Barron Stadium. Projects will start Monday, June 13, 2016 and should be completed by Monday, July 18, 2016; weather permitting. Painting will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
First place — Hayes Parsa Second place — Wyatt Wood 12-and-younger girls First place — Tatum Abdou Second place — Hadley Harper 12-and-younger boys First place — Teller Abdou Second place — Philip Lataif 14-and-younger coed First place — Eli Abdou Second place — Darby Hopper 16-and-younger girls First place — Caroline Horsely Second place — Brooke Dellis 16-and-younger boys First place — Parker Stone Second place — Jarrod Jones 18-and-younger boys First place — Jordan Purser Second place — Justin Runyan
Eric Krupa, president of the South Atlantic League, has announced the rosters for the 57th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game, scheduled to be played on June 21st at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Kentucky, home of the Lexington Legends. Both the southern and northern division all-star teams will be represented by 26 players selected by the votes of the team’s managers and coaching staffs, local media and front office executives.
A community mainstay in high school baseball is leaving the bench to devote more time to family.
David Honea, who has been a part of Armuchee’s baseball program for 20 years, has resigned as the team’s head coach to spend more time with his children, according to a press release.
He will continue to teach at Armuchee Middle School.
Honea began coaching baseball at Armuchee in 1996 and became head coach during the 2003-04 school year.
His teams found success quickly as the Indians advanced to the state playoffs in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Honea’s most successful team advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2008.
“We are indebted to coach Honea for the many years of service to Arm-uchee High School,” Armuchee Principal J.C. Burris stated. “He has been a great role model for his players, and many have contacted him since he made the decision to step down as head coach to wish him well.”
Honea will be handing the ball to Andy Henderson to take the team forward as the new head baseball coach.
Henderson comes to Armuchee with a long, successful baseball resume. He played college baseball at Jacksonville State University and began coaching there after graduation.
He was the head baseball coach at Pepperell from 2000 through 2003. From 2004 through 2015 he was an assistant baseball coach at Shorter University. Henderson will also serve as an assistant football coach at Armuchee.
“I have met with coach Henderson this week, and I am excited to find such an experienced and successful coach,” Burris stated. “After being out of coaching during the past year, he is anxious and excited about coming to Armuchee High.”