High school baseball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 tomorrow as the Darlington Tigers host Gordon Lee. First pitch is set for 4 pm. The game will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com.
The Atlanta Braves took a a break from Spring Training play yesterday and will return to action today as host to the Detroit Tigers. First pitch is set for 1:05 pm in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Stormy weather led to downed trees and limbs, high winds and rain yesterday afternoon and into the evening. The National Weather Service reported just under a half an inch of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport yesterday. A wind advisory remains in effect until 7 pm this evening, according to the NWS. Winds will blow northwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. A slight chance of rain and snow this morning will give way to mostly cloudy skies as today progresses, with highs in the upper 40s. It will clear off tonight with lows around 30. Sunny skies move into the area tomorrow and remain in the forecast into the weekend.
Shorter University’s Lady Hawks basketball team topped Southeastern University 53-49 last night in the semifinal round of the NCCAA (or National Christian College Athletic Association) Division I South Region Tournament. The Lady Hawks, who are the top seed in the tournament, will take on defending region champion and second-seeded Emmanuel College in the finals tonight at 6 pm.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks returned to their home court at the Philips Arena in victorious fashion last night with a 107-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Hawks will host the Boston Celtics tomorrow night at 8 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
A time of change is ahead of Georgia Northwestern Technical College as current president Dr. Craig McDaniel leaves the college to take the position of assistant commissioner for the Technical College System of Georgia’s International Center. McDaniel will begin his new job on April 1st.
The City of Rome’s public riverboat, the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday, is now available for booking of all 2013 events following a successful run of river trips in 2012.
Shorter University’s basketball teams, as you can imagine, are grateful to once again participate in post-season play. The 2012-2013 season was the Hawks’ and Lady Hawks’ first to play in the NCAA Division II’s Gulf South Conference. Shorter is in the midst of making the transition from the NAIA to the NCAA and is ineligible to participate in their conference tournament this year. Thus, their participation in the NCCAA tournament, according to the voice of the Hawks, 95.7 FM The Ridge’s Jim Bojo.