Model blanks Social Circle in 1st round of state

The Model boys’ tennis team came away with a 5-0 win against Social Circle in the opening round of the Class AA state tournament Monday.

The victory pushes the Devils’ record to 18-0 on the season.

At No. 1 singles, Parker Stone won 6-0, 6-0; at No. 2 singles, Kyle Hale won 6-2, 6-2; and at No. 3 singles, Eli Abdou won 6-1, 6-0.

Micah Veillon and Justin Roberts won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. Social Circle forfeit the No. 2 doubles match.

The Blue Devils will next face the winner of Douglas-Atlanta and Heard County.


Rome 201, Model 224

The Rome High boys' golf team earned a 201-224 win against Model on Monday at Stonebridge Golf Club. 

Hogan Ingram was the low-medalist for Rome High with a 40. 

Model's Hayden Winkleman shot a 42. 

The Wolves will compete again April 24 against Armuchee. 


Rome 7, Kell 1

Senior Braden Hyde pitched a complete game and led the Rome High baseball team to a crucial region win over Kell with two region games left to play. 

Hyde allowed one run and eight hits, while striking out four. At the plate he was 3 for 4 with three doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. 

Garrett Howell was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run. 

Rome (11-4, 9-5) will next face Carrollton at Legion Field on Wednesday. 

Armuchee 15, Southeast Whitfield 2, 5 inn.

Armuchee’s bats came alive and the Indians worked quickly to pick up a 15-2 win over non-region opponent Southeast Whitfield on Monday at LakePoint Sporting Community.

Sam Russell went the distance in the run-rule shortened game, pitching all five innings and striking out six. Armuchee scored seven in the first inning and eight in the fifth to cap the win.

Randon Carter finished with three hits and two runs for the Indians (13-12), while Brett Barker had two hits, an RBI And two runs scored.

Ethan Nixon had a hit and three RBIs, Gauge Burkett had RBIs, and Jake Stanley finished with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Armuchee will host Rockmart on Thursday for its senior night.