The Pepperell Lady Dragons are this year’s Region 7-AA champions, and the Calhoun Yellow Jackets have nabbed their second Region 7-AA title in a row! Pepperell emerged victorious over Calhoun 43-40 in the girls’ championship game, while Calhoun beat Model 55-50 in the boys’ championship game last night at Calhoun High School. All four teams are now bound for the Class AA State Playoffs. Pepperell’s Lady Dragons will host Bowdon on Friday, while the Calhoun Lady Jackets will host Spencer. Calhoun’s Yellow Jackets will also host Spencer in the first round of the state playoffs; that pairing is set for Saturday. The Model Blue Devils will host Jordan on Saturday.
The Berry College baseball team took a 13-10 victory over Bates College at home yesterday afternoon. With the
win, the Vikings improve to 4-3 on the season. Berry and Bates will play a double header today at 1 pm at the William R. Bowdoin Field on the Berry College campus.
Get ready to get down for a good cause! The 4th annual Striker’s Motorcycle Club Biker Ball to benefit the Hospitality House for Women is set for this Friday night, February 21st, from 8 pm until 1 am at the Rome Civic Center. Tickets for the event are $25. The cost includes dinner, open bar and a shot at door prizes. There will also be live entertainment and
a DJ, according to Amy Weaver, Executive Director of the Hospitality House for Women, who says that you don’t have to be a biker to attend the Biker Ball.
Tickets are still available for the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Confluence, an innovation conference set for this Thursday and Friday, February 20th and 21st at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. Confluence is being billed as “two days of inspiration, innovation and motivation” for executives, small businesses, entrepreneurs, technologists, educators, students and artists. The event will feature keynotes from David Burkus, author of “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies & People Generate Great Ideas”, and Mitch Free with MFG.com, a global entrepreneur, innovator and digital manufacturing expert.
The Atlanta Hawks opened up the second half of the 2013-2014 season with a loss to the Indiana Pacers 108-98 last night at Indy. Kyle Korver led the Hawks in scoring with 19 points and was followed closely by Lou Williams, who scored 18 points. Last night marked the Hawks’ sixth straight loss. They’ll return to action tonight as hosts to the Washington Wizards. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena. The game will be televised on Sport South.
Rome-based Tiger Flight will aim to bring smiles to the faces of children fighting cancer with special flights this Saturday, February 22nd. Tiger Flight will team up with Summit Quest Adventures, Incorporated to help children affected by cancer realize the dream of flight. These special flights will be offered from 9 am until noon at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field.