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SHORTER UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL CLOSES OUT 2011-2012 REGULAR SEASON ON VICTORIOUS NOTE, NOW READY FOR SSAC TOURNEY

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams closed out the 2011-2012 regular season with wins over Southern States Athletic Conference rival Truett McConnell in Cleveland, Georgia on Saturday.  The 20th ranked Lady Hawks beat the Lady Bears 92-25 to finish the regular season with a 25-5 overall record and 16-3 in the SSAC.  The number two Hawks topped the Bears 97-82 to end the regular season with 28 wins and 2 losses overall and 17 wins and only one loss in the SSAC.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFF UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

In high school basketball playoff scores from over the weekend –

SHORTER UNIVERSITY FINISHES ALABAMA ARCTIC BLAST WITH FIVE WINS AND TWO LOSSES, BERRY TAKES THREE OF FOUR AT RHODES COLLEGE CLASSIC

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s softball team continued play in the Alabama Arctic Blast in  Decatur, Alabama over the weekend.  In scores from Friday, the number 9 Lady Hawks lost to Milligan 5-4 and beat Thomas 4-1.  On Saturday, the Lady Hawks beat Bryan 5-4 with an extra inning, which was followed by a loss to Martin Methodist 6-5.  They bounced back with an 8-0 shut out of Point University on Saturday evening.  Shorter’s softball team will return to action tomorrow in Waleska, Georgia with a double header against Reinhardt at 3 pm.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: SHORTER SWEEPS LOYOLA IN NEW ORLEANS, BERRY SPLITS WITH NORTH PARK AT HOME

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s baseball team swept Southern States Athletic Conference rival Loyola University in a three game series over the weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Hawks won Friday evening’s game 11-3 and both games of Saturday’s double header 15-0 and 9-3.  They’ll get back into action at home against Talladega College in a double header tomorrow at 1 pm at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.

WEST BEATS EAST IN 2012 NBA ALL STAR GAME

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the West beat the East 152-149 in the 2012 NBA All Star Game last night in Orlando, Florida, home of the Magic.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFF ACTION ON THE RADIO TONIGHT!!

Written by Matt Davis on February 25, 2012. Posted in Sports

Tune in for high school basketball playoff action on the radio tonight on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge.  WLAQ will be at Darlington School as the Lady Tigers host Holy Innocents in a Class A game at 7 pm which will also be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com.  95.7 FM The Ridge will have coverage as the Model Lady Blue Devils host Union County in a Class AA match up at 6 pm.  You can also listen to that game online at www.theridge957.com.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT STORM CLASSIFIED AS EF-1 TORNADO

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The storm that ripped through Floyd County on Wednesday night has been classified as an EF 1 tornado, Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock confirmed yesterday.  The tornado caused destroyed a number of homes and substantial damage to 50 to 100 buildings, according to Hancock.  There were also numerous downed trees and limbs.  The damage primarily occurred in the Kingston Road area.  Crews worked Wednesday night thru the day yesterday to restore power to some 2,000 customers left with outages.  Power outages led to the cancellation of classes for schools in the Model district, including Model Elementary, Middle and High School, Johnson Elementary and the Floyd County Education Center.  According to Tim Hensley with the Floyd County School system, all of those will be open today.

NORTHWEST GEORGIA RED CROSS HELPING TORNADO VICTIMS

Written by Matt Davis on February 24, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Red Cross volunteers from the Northwest Georgia Chapter have been working to assist victims of Wednesday night’s EF-1 tornado.  According to a release from the organization, the Red Cross is doing their part to make sure that the emergency-caused needs are met.

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