The Calhoun High School boys’ basketball team hopes to nab their first-ever state title today as they face Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class AA State Championship Game. The Yellow Jackets will face a formidable opponent in that GAC is undefeated on the season with a 31-0 record. Calhoun currently has a 26-2 record. Today’s tip off is set for 4:45 pm at the Macon Coliseum.
The Atlanta Braves picked up a 3-2 win under the lights from the Washington Nationals in Spring Training action last night at Disney. Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran pitched three scoreless innings, as did Nationals starter Jordan Zimmerman. A two-out, RBI single from Braeden Schlehuber in the bottom of the ninth broke a 2-2 tie and ensured the victory for the Braves. The Braves will be in Fort Myers to take on the Boston Red Sox this afternoon at 1:05 pm.
Tickets for the Atlanta Braves exhibition game and single game tickets for the Rome Braves’ 2014 season are set to go on sale this Saturday at 9 am. The annual Redneck Rummage sale is also scheduled to take place from 7 am until 2 pm, according to a Rome Braves media release.
The Atlanta Hawks remain out west to take on the Golden State Warriors tonight in what will be the second and final meeting between the teams this season. The Warriors edged the Hawks 101-100 in the first outing at the Philips Arena back in January. Tonight’s game is slated to get underway at 10:30 pm Eastern and will be televised on Sport South. It will be followed by a match in LA against the Clippers on Saturday night.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Portland Trailblazers 102-78 in NBA action last night in Portland, Oregon. Kyle Korver’s record streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer came to an end at 127. Korver passed the NBA record previously held by Dana Barros by 38 games and shot 337 three-pointers during his impressive run. The Hawks will continue their current road trip out west with a stop in Oakland, California to take on the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. Tip off is set for 10:30 pm Eastern.
The Atlanta Hawks continue their current foray out west with a stop in Portland, Oregon to take on the Trailblazers in NBA action. It will be the first of two meetings between the teams this season. Tonight’s game is slated to get underway at 10:30 pm Eastern and will be televised on Sport South.
The Atlanta Braves picked up their first Spring Training victory for 2014 over the Washington Nationals, 8-4, yesterday afternoon in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Atlanta was lifted to victory in part by a three-run triple in the bottom of the eighth from Phil Gosselin. The Braves will be in Clearwater today to face the Philadelphia Phillies. First pitch is set for 1:05 pm.
The Darlington Lady Tigers’ season came to an end last night as they fell to Holy Innocents, 46-20, in the semifinal round of the Class A state playoffs, in the private school bracket. Holy Innocents dominated the game pretty much from start to finish and will proceed to the state championship game against Southwest Atlanta Christian on Saturday in Macon.