Friday night lights will shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week nine of the 2014 season.
John Hart has been named the new president of baseball operations for the Atlanta Braves. Hart has served as interim General Manager since the Braves fired Frank Wren last month. He has agreed to a three-year contract with the Braves. His previous experience includes stints as GM for the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians.
BERRY COLLEGE IN THE HUNT FOR FIRST-EVER ROAD VICTORY AT BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN, GA TECH AT PITT THIS SATURDAY
The Berry College football team has made program history in their second season of play with two wins, including their first-ever conference win, under their belts. Now they aim to pick up their first-ever road win with a match against Southern Athletic Association rival Birmingham-Southern tomorrow in Birmingham, Alabama. The outing is scheduled to get underway at 2 pm and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Our broadcast will begin with the Coach Tony Kunczewski Show at 1:30 pm, in which WLAQ/The Ridge Sports’ Matt Davis catches up with Berry head football coach Tony Kunczewski. Ben Poplin will bring you the play-by-play story of the game and will go on air live from Birmingham at 1:45 pm.
The Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers 35-21 in Thursday Night Football at Denver last night. Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders connected for three touchdowns in the Broncos’ victory. Denver improved to 6-1, while San Diego fell to 5-3 on the season.
The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 last night in game two of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, tying the series at a game apiece. The Royals surged ahead of the Giants with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, including a two-run homer from former Atlanta Brave Omar Infante. Kelvin Herrera got the win in relief for Kansas City, while Jake Peavy was tagged with the loss for San Francisco. The best-of-seven series moves to San Francisco for game three on Friday night. First pitch is set for 8:07 pm at AT&T Park.
Area high school football teams will take the field for week nine of the 2014 season tomorrow night.
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel has been named the first Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year. Kimbrel accumulated a 1.61 ERA and struck out 95 batters in 61.2 innings during the past season, earning an NL-high 47 saves in 51 chances. He is the first pitcher in major league history to begin his career with four consecutive 40-save seasons.
The Atlanta Hawks topped the San Antonio Spurs 117-107 in their final pre-season game of 2014 last night in San Antonio. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 21 points. The Hawks will open the 2014-2015 regular season next Wednesday night in Toronto against the Raptors.