The 2012 Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament gets underway today! This year’s tournament is being sponsored by the Seven Hills Rotary Club, with proceeds to benefit local charities. It will continue thru Friday, with games to be played at Berry College’s Cage Center and Georgia Highlands College’s Floyd County campus.
WLAQ AM 1410 will have Berry College men’s basketball tonight as the Vikings host Piedmont. Tip off is set for 8:30 pm at Berry’s Cage Center. The game will also be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com.
The 2012 Russell Athletic – NAIA Football National Championship Game is on the books! The Marion University Knights beat the Morningside College Mustangs 30-27 in overtime last night at historic Barron Stadium in downtown Rome, marking the first ever national football title for the Knights.
The Berry College Theatre Company’s annual Christmas show, “Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas”, raised $2,500 in donations for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, according to a release from the college.
The Atlanta Falcons blanked defending Super Bowl champs, the New York Giants, 34-0 yesterday afternoon at the Georgia Dome, improving the Dirty Birds to 12-2 for the 2012 season.
In high school football, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets’ hopes of clinching their second straight state title were dashed on Saturday afternoon with a loss to Jefferson 31-14 in the Class AA state championship game at the Georgia Dome. Ridgeland also fell short of a state title, losing to Sandy Creek 45-10 in the Class AAAA state championship game on Saturday evening at the Dome.
The first annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation is set for tomorrow, Saturday, December 15th,at the Heritage Trails behind State Mutual Stadium.
Rome and Northwest Georgia is waking up to a chilly morning, there is no doubt about that. Overnight lows dipped into the low 20s last night. It will warm up as the day progresses. Sunny skies are on tap for today with highs around 60. Rain is expected to move into the area during the latter part of the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.