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COLLEGE BASEBALL WEEKEND UPDATE: SHORTER SWEEPS BELHAVEN AT HOME, BERRY SWEPT BY TOCCOA FALLS ON THE ROAD

Written by Matt Davis on April 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your local college baseball update, Shorter University swept Belhaven in a three game series over the weekend.  The Hawks won Friday’s game 7-2 and both games of Saturday’s double header, 5-1 and 9-2 at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex on the Shorter University campus.  They’ll be in Montgomery, Alabama for a three game series with Faulkner this coming weekend.

JOGGING FOR JUSTICE TO BENEFIT SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA SET FOR TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on April 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will benefit from the Jogging for Justice 5K and Health Walk tomorrow (Saturday, April 14th) on the campus of Shorter University.  Registration begins at 7 am on the hill, with the 5K and Health Walk to begin at 8 am.  The cost to participate is $25.

NOW THAT SANTORUM’S OUT, TEA PARTIERS CONSIDER BACKING ROMNEY

Written by Matt Davis on April 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

In the world of politics – the news came earlier this week that Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.  Mike Morton with the Rome TEA Party was a supporter of Rick Santorum.  He says that Santorum ran a good campaign, but now it is time to get behind the apparent front runner in the race for the Republican nomination for President, Mitt Romney.

ROCKET WHEELER ‘AT HOME’ WITH THE BRAVES

Written by Matt Davis on April 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves first-ever field manager Rocket Wheeler was back at State Mutual Stadium last night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Rome Braves’ home opener against the Charleston Riverdogs.  Wheeler coached the Rome Braves from 2003 thru 2005 and lead the inaugural season team to the 2003 South Atlantic League Championship.  The inaugural season for the Rome Braves was also Wheeler’s first year with the Atlanta Braves organization after more than 25 years with the Toronto Blue Jays organization.  He says he feels like he’s got a home with the Braves now.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: SHORTER SWEEPS, BERRY SPLITS AT HOME OVER THE WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on April 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s Lady Hawks softball team had a victorious weekend.  They swept Emmanuel in a double header 10-0 and 8-0 on Friday, which was followed by a double header sweep of Southern Wesleyan 9-0 and 5-0 on Saturday at the Alto Park Softball Complex.  The Lady Hawks will travel to Cleveland, Tennessee for a double header with Lee tomorrow at 3 pm.

RELAY FOR LIFE AT RIDGE FERRY PARK TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on April 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is set for this evening at Ridge Ferry Park.  The walk will begin at 6 pm and continue thru 6 am tomorrow morning.  Cancer survivors are urged to participate and are asked to arrive at 4 pm today.  For more information, go to www.floydrelayforlife.org.

ROME BRAVES FALL TO CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS IN 2012 HOME OPENER

Written by Matt Davis on April 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

It was a night of highlights for the Rome Braves as they played their 2012 home opener last night at State Mutual Stadium.  Unfortunately, it did not result in a win for the Braves as they fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 9-3.  Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson, who was in town on a rehab assignment, was tagged with the loss for Rome.

ATLANTA BRAVES TO PLAY 2012 HOME OPENER AT ‘THE TED’ AGAINST MILWAUKEE BREWERS TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on April 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves will play their 2012 home opener tonight at Turner Field against the Milwaukee Brewers.  First pitch is set for 7:35 pm at “The Ted” in Atlanta.  The game will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for the pre-game show is 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network.

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