Shorter University’s football team remains in search of their first win of the season after being handed a 38-17 loss by Gulf South Conference rival Delta State last night at Barron Stadium. Turnovers proved costly for the Hawks, as they have all season. Two of Delta State’s touchdowns were scored in the opening minutes of the game. With the loss, Shorter falls to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the Gulf South Conference. Last night’s game was the Hawks’ last one at home for the season. They’ll hit the road for a non-conference match up with Clark-Atlanta next Saturday, November 2nd. It will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
The United Way of Rome and Floyd County wants your money! Rest assured that your money will be used wisely, as the organization funds 16 different service agencies in Rome. They are currently in the midst of their 2013 fund raising campaign with a goal of $1 million. Campaign Chair Frank Pinson, the former director of the Floyd County College and Career Academy, indicates that while that is a lofty goal, it is attainable.
The Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic golf tournament wrapped up yesterday at the Coosa Country Club. Jose Montano of Bradenton, Florida won the Boys Division by a stroke at 10-under-par 203. The winner of the Girls Division was Emily Campbell of Carrollton, Texas. She walked away a champion with a 7-under-par 206.
The St. Louis Cardinals evened up the 2013 World Series 1-1 with a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox in game two last night at Fenway Park. Boston took a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer from David Ortiz in the bottom of the sixth, but the Cardinals took advantage of Red Sox errors and scored three runs in the next inning to secure the lead. Michael Wacha took the win for St. Louis, while John Lackey was tagged with the loss for Boston. Trevor Rosenthal got the save. Game three of the Fall Classic is set for tomorrow night at 7:30 pm in St. Louis. It will be televised on FOX.
The federal government shutdown is indeed having an effect locally. Mike Mathews, manager of the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, says that FAA-funded projects at the airport have been stalled due to the shutdown. Those projects include the clearing of trees from the runway approaches, along with an extension of the runway safety area. He adds that he’s hoping to get a little help from the state.
The Hospitality House for Women will host a Candlelight Vigil in honor and memory of victims of domestic violence this evening at Rotary Plaza in downtown Rome. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm. The program is set to begin at 7 pm. The keynote speaker will be Maya Gupta, Ph.D. From Ahimsa House, an organization aimed at helping people and pets across Georgia escape domestic violence, according to Hospitality House Executive Director Amy Weaver.
The Los Angeles Dodgers picked up their first win in the National League Championship Series 3-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals last night in LA to cut the Cards’ lead in the series by 2-1. LA’s starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu limited the Cardinals to three hits to get the win, while Kenley Jansen got the save. Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez all drove in runs for the Dodgers. Game four of the best-of-seven series is set for tonight at 8:07 pm at Dodger Stadium. It will be televised on TBS.