Category Archives: Local Sports

ROME HIGH FOOTBALL HONORS TEAMS OF THE PAST WITH A NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

(Media release from Rome City Schools): Rome High students and fans blacked out Barron Stadium on Friday night during the Wolves 42-19 win over Allatoona but two large parts of the crowd wore some colors long-time Rome City Schools athletic fans certainly recognized. A large scattering of blue and gold T-shirts and a large crowd…read more »

ATLANTA BRAVES TOP PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES IN MARATHON FINALE

The Atlanta Braves picked up an 8-7 win in 11 innings over the Philadelphia Phillies in a marathon outing on Sunday afternoon (and into the evening) to conclude a four-game National League East set at Citizens Bank Park up in Philadelphia, PA, which resulted in a 2-2 split in the series. Atlanta remains a game…read more »

ATLANTA FALCONS NOTCH FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON

The Atlanta Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks 27-23 on Sunday afternoon out in Seattle, WA, marking Atlanta’s first win of the ’22 regular season. The Hawks are now 1-2. They will return to their home field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta next Sunday as hosts to the Cleveland Browns; kick off is scheduled for 1…read more »

A SEASON IN REVIEW: THE 2022 ROME BRAVES

(Media release from the Rome Braves): On September 16th, 2022, the Rome Braves season came to a close as the Bowling Green Hot Rods eliminated them from the South Atlantic League Playoffs. With one swing of a bat, nearly five months’ worth of magic was over. As each player made their way across the field…read more »

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, WEEK SIX

It’s time for Friday night lights as area high school football teams take the field tonight for week six of the 2022 regular season. Tune into WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM for Darlington football as the Tigers head to Trenton, GA to face Dade County. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 pm; airtime is…read more »

GEORGIA HIGHLANDS COLLEGE: JASHANTI SIMMONS NAMED NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR AND NOW PLAYING FOR TROY UNIVERSITY

(Media release from Georgia Highlands College): Jashanti Simmons, recent guard for the Georgia Highlands College (GHC) Lady Chargers basketball team, has become one of the college’s most decorated student-athletes.   She graduated this summer from GHC with an associate degree in recreation management and is off to Troy University to continue her education and play for the Troy…read more »

ATLANTA BRAVES WRAP UP HOMESTAND WITH LOSS TO THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS

The Atlanta Braves finished a six-game homestand on Wednesday afternoon with a loss to the Washington Nationals 3-2 in the last match of a three-game National League East set at Truist Park, which denied Atlanta a sweep of the series. The Braves went 5-1 on their homestand and remain one game behind the division-leading New…read more »

ATLANTA BRAVES BEAT WASHINGTON NATIONALS, CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night in the middle outing of a three-game National League East set at Truist Park. That marked the fifth straight victory for the Braves, who clinched a playoff berth a short while later as the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers. If Milwaukee had…read more »