RN-T SPORTS EDITOR: FRIDAY’S REGION 7AA SHOWDOWN BETWEEN DARLINGTON AND MODEL SHOULD BE A GREAT GAME
Area high school football teams will take the field for week six of the 2014 season tomorrow night.
Drivers across the United States paid the lowest September gas prices since 2010, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national average was $3.39 per gallon, about 13 cents less than last year and 44 cents cheaper than in 2012.
The Berry College football team is poised to play their Mountain Day game this Saturday evening at Barron Stadium versus Washington University.
The San Francisco Giants blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 last night in the National League Wild Card Game at Pittsburgh. The Giants were lifted to victory in part by a grand slam from Brandon Crawford in the top of the fourth inning. It was the first ever playoff grand slam by a shortstop in MLB history. Madison Bumgarner got the win for San Francisco after pitching a complete game, giving up just four hits and striking out 10. Edinson Volquez took the loss for Pittsburgh. The Giants now proceed to the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals. Game one is set for tomorrow in DC.
The Coosa Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is in search of a few good teams to compete in their 19th annual Chili Cook Off. The event is set for Saturday, October 11th at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. TU’s Bobby Bell urges those who think they have what it takes to be this year’s “Chili Champs” to enter the contest. Entry forms, along with rules and regulations, are available online at www.coosavalley.tu.org.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A number of events have been planned to make this observation locally. Among those events are the Paper Doll Parade and Three Rivers Run 5K. Both are set for Saturday, October 11th. Proceeds will go towards mammography scholarships at The Breast Center at Floyd. For more information, visit www.floyd.org.
The Atlanta Braves are not only in search of a new General Manager, they are now in need of a new hitting coach. Greg Walker has resigned from his post as the Braves’ hitting coach; he officially made the announcement last night. Walker had served in that capacity for the past three years. His decision follows a season that ended fairly dismally for the Braves with 79 wins and 83 losses, only their third losing season in the past 24 years.