The Rome Braves fell to the Augusta Greenjackets 6-3 in 12 innings last night at State Mutual Stadium. The Greenjackets plated three runs in the top of the 12th to take the victory.
It’s almost time for football! The Atlanta Falcons will open their NFL pre-season schedule on Thursday night with an 8 pm match against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Georgia Dome. Here’s a sports programming note: 95.7 FM The Ridge will once again have Atlanta Falcons football on the radio once the regular season begins. First game of the 2013 regular season is set for Sunday, September 8th in New Orleans against the Saints.
The city of Rome, Georgia has experienced considerable growth in recent years. City Manager John Bennett, who has lived in Rome most of his adult life, indicates that the downtown area in particular has been revitalized in recent years. Bennett told WLAQ’s Randy Davis on the Monday edition of Later This Morning in Rome that compared to cities of a similar size to Rome, this community has a good downtown.
As the 2013-2014 school year commences, are you looking for an extracurricular activity that will teach your child about sportsmanship and teamwork? Consider signing him or her up for a rec league soccer team with the Rome-Floyd County YMCA.
Shorter University Athletics will host a Meet the Coaches luncheon today at noon at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre. Head football coach Phil Jones and Rome native Chad Warner, who heads up the Hawks basketball team, are among the coaches and athletic staff members slated to be in attendance. The event is open to the public. Lunch will be provided by Chic-Fil-A. A live broadcast from the event will air on 95.7 FM The Ridge from noon until just prior to the Rome Braves pre-game show.
Yesterday marked the first day of classes for the Floyd County School system.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 last night in the opener of a three game series in DC, marking the Braves’ 11th consecutive win.