The Cedartown 14-and-younger girls softball team topped all the competition to grab the 2014 Dizzy Dean World Series title July 19 in Southaven, Mississippi.
The RiverCats baseball team competed in the USSSA Global World Series in Orange Beach this weekend. The team competed for the championship but came up short 5-4. The RiverCats defeated teams from Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. The RiverCats were runner-up in the USSSA Major League State Championships, and won several tournament throughout the year. The team finished the season with an overall record of 39-9. Pictured at the bottom are Gage Owens (from left), Bryson Thacker, Ashton Williams and Jaxon Pate. In the middle are Braxton Wade (from left), Peyton Law, Kolby Davis, Landon Thacker, Jace Armstrong and Gatlin Hancock. The coaches in the back are Ervin Poole (from left), Ken Thacker, Jeff Armstrong and Brian Law.
The 8-and-younger travel baseball team Crush took second place in the Grand Slam World Series in Panama City Beach.
Hayden Davidson is like most typical Little League baseball players from Rome.
The Rome Rattlers youth baseball team fell to the Cartersville Canes, 18-1, Thursday night in Dalton. Brandon Cooper scored Rome’s only run in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Rattlers finished the season in third place in the North Georgia Division. Pictured in the front are Blaze Bursee, Braden Cooper, Landyn Green, Devon Frank and Britton Gordon. In the middle are Tyson Woods, Eli Shore, Kyle Kessler, Chandler Pewitt, Matt Rohner and Bryant Powell. In the back are coaches Gary Adams, Phillip Garret, Jonathan Godfrey, Shayna Green and Tony Cooper.
The Rome Rattlers 10-and-younger national league champions are representing Rome in the fifth district championship in Dalton.
The Taekwondo team from Roman Martial Arts had 30 competitors bring back 29 first-place, 17 second-place and 18 third-place medals from the Alabama Sports Festival Taekwondo Championships on June 21 in Pelham, Alabama.
Hogan Ingram of Rome shot a nine-hole round of 37 on Monday at the LaFayette Golf Club to earn his fourth straight victory in the Georgia State Golf Association summer events in the 11-and-younger age division. Ingram is now qualified to lead the Northwest section of the GSGA in the Junior Sectional Challenge matches at Landings Golf Club in Savannah at the end of July. The Northwest section will be competing against all the other sections in the state in the two-day event.
Last weekend the Rome Lady Knockouts competed in a Father’s Day Tournament in Atlanta. The team went undefeated and won the fifth/sixth-grade bracket. The Lady Knockouts are trained by Keith Dunn with Refined Player. Team members are: Back row: Paris Woodard, Madison Moats, Kara Dunn, Montana Moats. Front row: Reagan Moody, Faith Foster, Ellie Cox, Abby Henderson and Coach Russ Dyer.
The Rome Red Sox 9-year-old travel baseball team won the Kennesaw Summer Slugfest Tournament last weekend in Kennesaw. Players include: Logan Floyd, Reece Fountain, Barritt Cowan, Bagley Larry, Jack Chandler, Braxton Wade, Mackay Rush, D.J. Bowers and Silas Freeman. Coaches include: Kelly Fountain, Don Rush and Matt Larry.
Hogan Ingram of Rome finished in second place in the Drive Chip and Putt Championship at Bear’s Best Atlanta on Tuesday. The top three in each age division advance to the sub regional qualifier which brings them one step closer to playing in the finals which will be at Augusta National Golf Club in April 2015. Ingram participated in the 12-13-year- old division and finished with 126 points which qualified him for the next round, which will be at The First Tee of Augusta in August. Ingram will also be attempting his fourth victory in a row in the GSGA Junior Sectional event at LaFayette Golf Club on Monday.
The Dragons 13- to 14-year-old baseball team finished as runners-up in the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority tournament.
The Rome 8-and-younger Dizzy Dean All-Stars will play in the District 2 Tournament in Rome starting Thursday.
The Xtreme Heat softball team from Rome won its second Silver Bracket Championship in the NSA Hot Times in Rome tournament played at Alto Park. The Heat won 5-3 against the Georgia Shockers.
The Rome-Floyd YMCA’s Arsenal 14-and-younger boys’ team posted a 2-1-1 record last weekend at the President’s Cup in Decatur, Alabama.
The Johnson 10-and-younger baseball team ended the season as league champions and clenched their second championship with the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority end-of-season tournament.
The Blue Cats 8-younger baseball team won the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority championship at Riverview Park.
The Red Sox used a stingy defense and a prolific offense to top the Dragons Red, 25-8, Wednesday in the 6U RFPRA Baseball Championship Game at Riverview Park.
Behind Hunter Young’s stout pitching and the all-around strong display at the plate, the Dragons knocked off the Devilcats, 15-0, to take home the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority 12U Tournament Championship Wednesday night at Riverview Park.
A strong pitching effort from Matthew Flowers and timely hitting from practically everyone else helped carry the Johnson Wildcats over the Wolves A, 10-5, in the 10U RFPRA Baseball Finals at Riverview Park on Wednesday night.
With a steady scoring offense and a booming home run from Mason Williams, the Blue Cats knocked off the Wolves, 12-2, to earn the 8U Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority Baseball Tournament Championship Wednesday night at Riverview Park.