The Shorter University football team ended its 2013 season on a victorious note with a 24-10 win over Point University last night in LaGrange. It marked the Hawks’ second win in their last three games – not a bad end to a season that was filled with adversity and left Shorter with a 2-9 overall record. The Hawks finished the season 0-6 in the Gulf South Conference, their second season to play in the NCAA Division II.
College basketball will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the Shorter University Hawks head to Atlanta to take on Clark Atlanta. Tip off is set for 7 pm. Jim Bojo will bring you the story of the game, which will also air online at www.theridge957.com.
The Atlanta Hawks will play host to the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena. It will be the first of three match ups between the teams scheduled for the 2013-2014 season.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fell to the No. 8 Clemson Tigers 55-31 in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown at Clemson last night. The loss dashed the Yellow Jackets’ hopes of winning the ACC Coastal Division. With it, the Jackets fell to 6-4 overall and 5-3 in conference play. The Tigers improved to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in the ACC.
The Berry College men’s and women’s basketball teams will open their 2013-2014 season by hosting the 2013 Berry College Classic today and tomorrow at the Cage Center. WLAQ AM 1410 will provide coverage for two of tomorrow’s games at the Classic. Those include the women’s game against Agnes Scott at 4 pm and the men’s game vs. Huntingdon at 6 pm. The broadcast will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com. Randy Davis will bring you the play-by-play for Berry home games this season, with Bob Williams providing color. Ben Poplin will serve as the voice of the Berry Vikings on the road.
Here’s a reminder that 95.7 FM The Ridge is Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama’s home for Atlanta Falcons football. The 2-7 Falcons will be on the road to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday at 1 pm. Air time for pre-game programming is 11 am from the Atlanta Falcons Radio Network.
The Floyd County Schools have come under fire for its Reduction in Force. The state has ruled that the Floyd County Schools’ charter system status does not exempt its RIF from the Fair Dismissal Act. The ruling is in keeping with the state board’s decision to reverse former Coosa High counselor Gilda Day’s RIF.