Recreation

  • By Paul Diprima, Sports Correspondent
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The Coosa Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its annual Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday at Rolater Park in Cave Spring. I am not positive, but this is most likely the 30th Kids’ Fishing Day that the chapter has put together for the kids of Northwest Georgia. Throughout the years there…

The Pepperell Dragons 8U team won the 2017 Rome-Folyd Parks and Recreation Department Division 1 boys' basketball championship this season. Pictured are Issac Rains (front row, from left), Tucker Glenn, Jamie Reed, Hoke Smith, Justin Davenport, Madoc Garcia, Luke Alford (back row, from left)…

The Chargers 10U team won the 2017 Rome-Folyd Parks and Recreation Department Division 1 boys' basketball championship this season. Pictured are Carmelo Brown (front row, from left), Jax Bishop, TJ McClinic, Moss Tant, Demarion Floyd, Avery Shiflett (second row, from left), Evan Rhodes, Chri…

  • By Paul Diprima, Correspondent
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That long awaited weekend of the 21st annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off is almost here and it looks like the weathermen are saying that it will be a cool weekend, but it is really too early to say for sure. We are hoping and praying for good weather.

  • By Paul Diprima, Correspondent
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Almost 34 years ago I began fishing the Etowah River. My first few trips were usually short trips from the Dykes Creek area to downtown Rome. I spoke with a longtime friend and fellow musician, Leslie Baldwin, and he told me that over the years he had become very knowledgeable about the rive…

  • By Paul Diprima, Correspondent
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The Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off is only a couple months away and readers might want to know just how the money raised at this event is spent by TU. The answer is fairly simple — almost all the funds are spent for the education of our youth and adults in the state of Georgia as well as con…

ARMUCHEE FIELD DEDICATION — Armuchee High School will name its football field to honor former coach Namon Wiseman on Friday. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. and naming of the football field at 7:05 p.m., just prior to the first home football game. All former players, students, teacher…

The 11-year-old Rome Gladiators finished in second place in the Southern AAU Back-to-School Championship at Osborne High School. The team is made up of Jaxon Pate (from left), Braxton Wade, Brady Groce, Bryson Thacker, Bowden Heathcock, Braden Bell, head coach Kelly Fountain and Reece Founta…

  • By Paul Diprima, Sports Correspondent
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It is nearly impossible for someone to not know a veteran. Almost everyone has an uncle, aunt, cousin, brother, father, mother or grandparent who has served, or you yourself may have served in the military. 

RUSHMORE FOOTBALL CAMP — Camp RushMore Football Training presented by Marcus Dixon and friends is being held through Friday at the Rome City Throws Center on Riverside Parkway from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. The camp is for ages 8-18 and the cost is $40 per person, which includes a T-s…

  • Arsenal Reports
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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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