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Arsenal teams finish regular season

The YMCA’s Arsenal Rome Soccer Club’s Select teams finished the regular season with four wins and six losses this last weekend, bringing the season record to 43-48-15. They are now preparing for the postseason tournaments.

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Tuesday 09/02/2014
Run for Moore Life Memorial 5K Run and 1-mile Health Walk scheduled for Nov.1
Posted: September 02, 2014

Shea Dale with Imagine Studio for Hair & Art announced today that the 2nd Annual Run for Moore Life Memorial 5K Run and 1-mile Health Walk will take place on November 1st, 2014 at the Shoals Entrance of Ridgeferry Park. Registration will take place from 7 a.m. Race begins at 8 a.m., Health Walk at 9 a.m.

Friday 08/22/2014
RFPRA pracitces postponed because of heat
Posted: August 22, 2014

Rome Floyd Park and Recreation Authority has sent out a text message saying that there are no practices at this time, due to the wet bulb index being above standards.

Wednesday 06/11/2014
RFPRA and Rome Braves hosting Wiffle Ball tournament
Updated: January 05, 2015 - 10:35 am

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and Rome Braves are hosting a Wiffle Ball tournament at the Rome Braves Miracle Field.

Wednesday 04/23/2014
Tri For the Kids youth triathlon set for May 4
Posted: April 23, 2014

Join RACE Rome as we host the Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon. Tri for the Kids is a USAT sanctioned event that will take place on May 4th at 1:00 p.m. at Darlington School. The event will raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia.

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Weather postpones Tuesday's RFPRA baseball, softball games
Updated: June 04, 2014 - 1:32 am

The Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority has canceled baseball and softball games scheduled to be played today. Monday's games will be played Wednesday, April 16 and Tuesday's games will be played Friday, April 19.

Tuesday 03/18/2014
Track at Barron Stadium to close for painting
Updated: March 18, 2014 - 5:12 pm

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority will close Maddox Track this Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21 in order to repaint the track.

Junior tennis clinic planned Saturday
Posted: March 18, 2014

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority is offering a free junior tennis clinic Saturday at the Rome-Floyd Tennis Center. The clinic will provide an introduction to the sport of tennis and is open to children ages 6 through 18. Participants will be divided into different groups according to age and skill level.

Sunday 03/16/2014
Saturday's Leprechaun-a-thon results
Updated: March 16, 2014 - 1:27 am


Thursday 02/20/2014
The secrets to successful trout fishing
Posted: February 20, 2014

Many of my fellow trout anglers will tell you that the most enjoyable part of trout fishing s being in a pretty location with clean cold water cascading over the boulders creating pleasing backdrop as you make the perfect cast in hopes of catching a fish. They will ay that just being there is a joy and that if they catch a fish it is just “icing on the cake”.

Thursday 02/06/2014
Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees & John Pinson Jr. Student Athlete nominees
Updated: February 06, 2014 - 12:01 pm

The Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame was started in 1971 in order to recognize local amateur and professional athletes and those who contribute to the growth and development of sports. 

Wednesday 02/05/2014
Leprechaun-a-thon 5K & 2 mile Health Walk registration open
Posted: February 05, 2014

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority is registering for the third Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and 2 mile Health Walk to be held the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day at 1 p.m., March 15, 2014.

Tuesday 01/21/2014
Officials urge walkers, runners and cyclists to wear reflective gear for safety
Posted: January 21, 2014

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is joining pedestrian and bicycle safety partners to remind both walkers and riders to wear reflective gear as winter continues and days remain darker.

Friday 01/03/2014
Snake Creek Gap mountain biking time trials celebrates 10 years of competition
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 4:06 pm

The Snake Creek Gap Mountain Bike Time Trials have returned to the Pinhoti trail. This race will be the first in a series of three races on Saturday January 4, beginning the 2014 time trials. The event will be headed up by the Northwest Georgia Southern Off-road Bicycle Association (NWGA-SORBA).

Friday 12/27/2013
Resolution Run 10k,5k on New Year's Day to benefit trails organization
Posted: December 27, 2013

Proceeds from the Resolution Run 10k and 5k that takes place on Jackson Hill on New Year's Day will benefit Trails for Recreation and Economic Development (TRED).

Saturday 12/07/2013
Rosemary Watson named CVTA's Captain of the Year
Posted: December 07, 2013

Rosemary Watson was recently named the 2013 Captain of the Year by the Coosa Valley Tennis Association.

Thursday 11/14/2013
Third annual Assail the Trails mountain bike race this Saturday
Posted: November 14, 2013

RACE Rome and Cycle Therapy are hosting the third annual Assail the Trail Mountain Bike race this Saturday at Berry College's beautiful mountain campus.

Youth: Aresnal soccer teams nearing end of fall season
Posted: November 14, 2013

The YMCA’s Arsenal Rome Soccer Club struggled in the 10th week of the season.

Monday 09/09/2013
Zombies expected downtown for Oct. 26 race
Posted: September 09, 2013

Zombies are scheduled to invade downtown Rome on Oct. 26 for the Zombie-thon 5K.

Tuesday 09/03/2013
Superheroes dampened, not deterred; 5K proceeds to benefit Action Ministries
Posted: September 03, 2013

For a time it appeared the dastardly machinations of some unseen foe might dampen their spirits and keep the superheroes at bay.

Friday 08/23/2013
Tennis tournament to bring more than 1,000 to area
Posted: August 23, 2013

Hotels in Rome and Floyd County can expect more than 1,000 visitors this weekend, including junior tennis players and their families from around the Southeast, for the Southern Closed Doubles Championship.