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Basketball: Lady Tarheels win Beach Blast tourney

The Rome Lady Tarheels won the Beach Blast Basketball Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., topping the Carolina PG Ballers, 74-59, in the championship game.

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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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

Tennis: Ingram wins spring open title
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 1:04 am

Joseph Ingram won the Rome Tennis Circuit Spring Open 16-and-younger division at the Rome-Floyd Tennis Center and won the 16-and-younger doubles division with partner David Hagler.

Basketball: Hilltoppers finish perfect in tourney
Updated: April 01, 2015 - 12:20 am

The Rome Hilltoppers sixth-grade travel basketball team participated in the Sweetwater Tennessee March Madness Tournament this past weekend, winning the Junior High Division with a 5-0 record. 

Baseball: RiverCats win Spring Showcase
Updated: April 01, 2015 - 12:16 am

The Rome RiverCats competed and won the 10-and-younger 2015 Spring Showcase in Dalton this past weekend. The RiverCats went undefeated in the tournament capturing the championship in the Gold Bracket. The RiverCats are off to a 7-0 record this season.

Gymnastics: Rome aerials host state gymnastics meet at the forum
Updated: March 28, 2015 - 11:53 pm

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority’s Rome Aerials hosted the Georgia United States of America Gymnastics Level 7 and 8 state gymnastics meet Saturday at The Forum. 

Youth Soccer: Arsenal squads bring record to 4-4
Posted: March 25, 2015

The YMCA’s Arsenal Rome Soccer Club’s Select (13-and-older) teams went 2-2 bringing their season record to 4-4.

Basketball: Lady Tarheels finish perfect in tourney
Posted: March 25, 2015

The Rome Lady Tarheels basketball team went undefeated (5-0) in the March Madness Tournament this past weekend in Tunnel Hill. The Tarheels won the championship against Dalton, 37-29. The team will next travel to Charlotte, N.C., this weekend. 

Baseball: Red Sox win Preseason Roundup
Posted: March 25, 2015

The 7-and-younger Rome Red Sox won the Seven Hills Preseason Roundup. The Red Sox finished 4-0 on the way to the crown. 

Public invited to attend Georgia USA Gymnastics State Championships
Posted: March 20, 2015

Rome, Ga. — The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and Rome Aerials Gymnastics Team invites the public to attend the 2015 Georgia USA Gymnastics Level 7 & 8 State Championships on March 27-29 at The Forum.

Wrestling: Locals fare well at AAU tourney
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 2:48 am

The Iron Tiger Wrestling Team sent three athletes to Kingsport, Tennessee, to compete in the AAU Spring Nationals.

Swimming: Samson Mumber places in regional swim meet
Posted: March 17, 2015

Samson Mumber placed 17th in the finals of the 13-14 Boys 200-yard Backstroke on the last day of the Eastern Section of the Southern Zone Meet at the Georgia Tech Olympic pool on Sunday.

Swimming: 3 Rivers swimmers excel at Mako Mania Meet
Posted: March 11, 2015

The Three Rivers Swim Club sent 23 swimmers to the Mako Mania Meet at Dalton High School.

Youth Basketball: Rome Stars win district championship
Posted: March 05, 2015

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority Rome Stars, an 8-and-younger All-Star team, defeated Dalton, Bartow and Whitfield for the District 5 championship.

YOUTH WRESTLING: Dragons’ wrestlers qualify for state
Updated: March 05, 2015 - 1:24 am

The Dragons Wrestling Club has several state qualifiers. This season the club had 25 compete in the qualifier at Adairsville High School on Feb. 28, and 20 advanced to the state tournament. They will be competing in the state tournament Saturday in the Georgia Dome. Pictured in the back are Ariana Akins (from left), Gage Cole, Christopher Montgomery, Joseph Marion, Matthew Waddell, Shep Jenkins, Dakota Peoples, Barrett Pence and Jayce Bannister. In the front are Spencer Baker (from left), Bronson Culpepper, Landon Bursee, Kolton Edge, Aiden Bursee, Alivia Akins, Ashton Holmes, Kolby Dempsey, Brantley Cordle, Blaze Adams. Not pictured is Jack Chandler. Dragons Wrestling Club is a youth wrestling team for students in first through eighth grades.

Basketball: Lady Wolves win All-Star district tournament
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 1:31 am

The Lady Wolves 12-and-younger team won the All-Star basketball District 5 tournament. 

Basketball: All-Star A team wins state title
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 1:35 am

The Rome-Floyd YMCA 10-and-younger “A” All-Star team was crowned state champions in the 23rd annual YMCA State Tournament.

Basketball: All-Star B team wins state title
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 1:32 am

The Rome-Floyd YMCA 10-and-younger “B” All-Star team was crowned state champions in the 23rd annual YMCA State Tournament. 

YOUTH CHEERLEADING: Hot Shots teams find success in Tennessee
Posted: February 26, 2015

The Hot Shots All Stars from Rome and Fort Oglethorpe fared well in the Music City Championship in Nashville, Tennessee, with multiple teams winning their respective division or placing in the top-5.

Soccer: Arsenal girls win in tourney
Posted: February 25, 2015

The YMCA Rome Arsenal girls fared well Saturday at the Icebreaker Tournament winning their bracket.

Swimming: Mumber has strong start to championship
Posted: February 14, 2015

Samson Mumber competed in two finals on the first day of the 14-and-younger Georgia Short Course Championships at Georgia Tech.

YOUTH MARTIAL ARTS: Local martial arts team brings home honors
Posted: February 12, 2015

The local taekwondo team from Roman Martial Arts had 20 members competing in double-elimination sparring at the Winter Battle XI Championships on Feb. 7, in Fort Oglethorpe.

YOUTH SWIMMING: Three Rivers Swim Club sending 2 to state tourney
Posted: February 12, 2015

Three Rivers Swim Club is sending two swimmers to the 14 and Under Short Course (25 yards) State Championships at Georgia Tech on Feb. 13-15.

YOUTH WRESTLING: Locals compete in duals in New Jersey
Posted: February 12, 2015

Three local wrestlers who train out of the Iron Tiger Wrestling Club in Rome traveled to Wildwood, New Jersey, to compete in ACWA Middle School Duals on Feb. 6-8.

YMCA spring registration opens
Posted: February 07, 2015

Early registration is now open and runs through Feb. 21. The focus of this league is participation and fun, and the league is for ages four to 13 for boys and girls.

RFPRA Basketball: Eagles White rally against Dragons White
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 1:07 am

When the game was on the line, Eagles White head coach Danny Wade told his team to pressure defenders, cut to the basket on offense and get to the free throw line.

RFPRA Basketball: Wolves hold off Tigers to win U10 crown
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 1:08 am

After allowing the Wolves to jump out to a nine-point lead at halftime, the Tigers cut the lead to four points and then to three in the fourth quarter, but just couldn’t hit the key shot to tie the game, as the Wolves won 20-15 in the U10 Championship Game in the RFPRA Girls Mid Season Basketball Tournament at Anthony Recreation Center on Thursday evening.

RFPRA Basketball: Hawks down Indians
Posted: January 30, 2015

Breana Griffin poured in 13 points on Thursday evening at the Anthony Recreation Center, helping lead the Hawks to a 15-4 win over the Indians in the U8 Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority Girls Midseason Basketball Tournament.

RFPRA Basketball: Knicks roll to U8 title
Posted: January 30, 2015

The Knicks only allowed four points on defense and scored 17 points on offense in the second half to roll to a 30-13 win over the Warriors in the U8 RFPRA Mid-Season Tournament Championship on Thursday at Thornton Recreation Center.

RFPRA Basketball: Nets top Dragons Gold
Posted: January 30, 2015

A big second quarter from Justyn Smith and great defense and rebounding throughout the whole game extended the Nets’ record to 8-0 on the year after defeating Dragons Gold 49-25 in the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority Midseason Championship on Thursday at Thornton Recreation Center.

RFPRA Basketball: Wolves win U12 title
Posted: January 30, 2015

The Wolves jumped out to a big halftime lead over East Central on Thursday night at Anthony Recreation Center and never looked backed, winning the U12 RFPRA Girls Midseason Tournament Title, 25-9.

Cheerleading: Hot Shots Cheerleading All Stars win back-to-back championships
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 1:01 am

The Hot Shots All Star teams from Rome and Fort Oglethorpe competed on back-to-back weekends, with several teams taking home the top spot at each event.

Swimming: Three Rivers Swim Club sees time improvement at meet
Posted: January 21, 2015

Three Rivers Swim Club sent 11 swimmers to the SCAT Winter Kickoff at Georgia Tech.

Arsenal team crowned champions
Posted: December 13, 2014

The YMCA Arsenal Rome 14-and-younger boys soccer team recently brought home the championship trophy for their division in the Norcross Generation Adidas Cup tournament. The team went undefeated during the weekend of tournament play with a 2-0 win over UFA 01 Red, a 4-1 win over CSA Charlotte SA Samba, an 8-1 win over DDYSC 01 Wolves Elite and a 2-1 win over Clemson Anderson Soccer Alliance in the championship game. 

YOUTH SOCCER: Arsenal teams fare well in Challenger tourney
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Rome YMCA’s Arsenal Soccer Club played in the weekend’s Challenger Cup Tournament in Atlanta. The tournament was shortened by Sunday’s nasty weather, but the club posted positive performances with a 6-0-2 record.

Outlaws named midseason champions
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 12:23 am

The Outlaws won the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority 10-and-younger midseason championship. 

Local team competes in championship
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 12:24 am

The local taekwondo team from Roman Martial Arts had 16 members competing in poomsae (forms) and board breaking in the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta Taekwondo Championships in Norcross.

Arsenal teams finish regular season
Posted: November 18, 2014

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.

Arsenal teams grab 2 victories
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 12:36 am

The YMCA’s Arsenal Rome Soccer Club’s Select teams had a light weekend with two wins and a tie, bringing the season record to 37-42-15.

Bears beat Bulldogs for title
Posted: November 10, 2014

The SouthEast Bears downed the Cedartown Bulldogs, 26-0, in the Unified Youth Football Heritage Bowl Junior Pee Wee Division 1 Championship. 

Warriors win championship
Posted: November 10, 2014

The Warriors won the Pee Wee Division 2 Championship of the Unified Youth Football Heritage Bowl with a 23-20 win against the Indians. 

Bulldogs top Indians, 29-16
Posted: November 10, 2014

The Bulldogs defeated the Indians, 29-16, at the Boys & Girls Club in the Mite Division Consolation Game of the Unified Youth Football Heritage Bowl.

Dragons Black down Blue Devils, 28-20
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 12:53 am

The Dragons Black came away with the Unified Youth Football Heritage Bowl Mite Championship with a 28-20 win against the Model Blue Devils at Riverside Park.

Indians come away with title
Posted: November 10, 2014

The Armuchee Indians downed the Rome Apache Gold, 28-6, to win the Junior Pee Wee Division 2 Championship of the Unified Youth Football Heritage Bowl.

FOOTBALL: Heritage Bowl kicks off today
Updated: November 08, 2014 - 12:48 am

The annual Heritage Bowl Championship games for the Rome-Floyd Unified Youth Football Playoffs take place today.

YOUTH FOOTBALL: Warriors wear down Dragons
Posted: November 05, 2014

An unstoppable offense combined with a ball-hawking defense propelled the Warriors past the Dragons White in a Rome-Floyd Unified Youth Football Pee Wee Division II Semifinal playoff game Tuesday evening at Riverview Park.