The Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 last night at Boston’s Fenway Park to even the American League Championship Series at a game a piece. David Ortiz hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to tie the game. The Sox won it with a walk-off single by former Rome and Atlanta Brave Jarrod Satalamacchia. Game three of the ALCS is set for tomorrow at 4 pm in Detroit. It will be televised on FOX.
The New Orleans Saints were handed their first loss of the season by the New England Patriots 30-27 last night in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Tom Brady threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Tompkins with five seconds left in the game to give the Patriots the victory. The Patriots improve to 5-1 on the season, while the Saints are also 5-1.
Award-winning journalist Lee Walburn seeks to raise funds for Cancer Navigators via the sale of his latest book entitled “Just My Type, 50 Years Preserved in Ink”. The book is a compilation of his favorite columns from the last five decades. Proceeds will benefit Rome-based Cancer Navigators.
Another Atlanta Falcon is out for the remainder of the season. Head coach Mike Smith confirmed yesterday that wide receiver Julio Jones will miss the rest of the 2013 season due to a foot injury. Jones is scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday. He injured his right foot this past Monday night in the Falcons’ 30-28 loss to the New York Jets at the Georgia Dome.
Today is the final day of the Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic golf tournament. The tournament, which got underway on Friday, is being held at the Coosa Country Club in Rome. It is being conducted by the American Junior Golf Association and presented by State Mutual Insurance Company.
It’s a busy time at the Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome as crews prepare for the 2013 Wings Over North Georgia air show. The event is set for this Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th at the airport.
The Rome-Floyd County YMCA has announced plans for their 1st annual BooFest. The event is set for October 25th from 5:30 pm until 9 pm at Grizzard Park. It is intended for families and children and will feature games, hay rides, story telling, a haunted house and more. Children ages 12 and younger are encouraged to sport their Halloween costumes and participate in a costume contest, for which the grand prize is a free swimming party at the YMCA. The cost of admission for BooFest is $5 per family.
Area high school football teams are putting the finishing touches on their preparation for week seven of the 2013 season and will once again take the field tomorrow night.