The Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 98-90 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. The win allowed the Hawks to take a 2-0 lead in the four game season series between the teams. The Hawks improve to 38-30 overall and 23-17 in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They are 22-12 at home. The Hawks will welcome the Portland Trailblazers to Atlanta tomorrow night for a 7:30 pm tip off. The game will be televised on Sport South.
Berry College has announced that 20 more high school student athletes have committed to the Vikings football team. The student-athletes have been accepted at Berry and will join the program for its inaugural season this September. They join 46 other incoming freshman who have already announced their commitments to play for Berry.
And the excitement of March Madness gets underway today as the road to the NCAA’s Final Four begins. Some 16 college basketball games are on tap for today. The pool of contenders will be cut from 64 to 16 over the next few days.
Do you have a child in search of a dream? Are you in search of a dream, for that matter? For many, the dream is to take to the skies. That’s certainly the case for those involved with the Tiger Flight Foundation Flight Team, based out of the Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome. Tiger Flight pilot Phil “Sunny” Cataldo says the mission of his organization is to help area youngsters realize the dream of flight.
In your Spring Training update, the Atlanta Braves posted an 18-9 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Both Andrelton Simmons and Freddie Freeman homered twice in yesterday’s game. Freeman went 4-for-4 with a couple of two-run homers. And fresh from his appearance in the World Baseball Classic, Simmons hit a three run shot and a solo home run. Jordan Parraz also hit a pinch-hit three-run homer for the Braves late in the game.
High school baseball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 tomorrow afternoon as the Darlington Tigers host Mt. Paran. First pitch is set for 5 pm. The game will also be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com.
Clean up efforts continue after stormy weather hit Floyd County on Monday evening, leaving downed trees and power lines and numerous power outages. Silver Creek suffered most of the damage. The National Weather Service have determined that straight line winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour caused the damage, according to Tim Herrington, Deputy Director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency. A Cave Spring man, 65-year-old James Larry Agan, died from injuries sustained when a tree fell on his vehicle while he was headed down Cave Spring Road in Polk County. Winds destroyed the Silver Creek Minimart on Highway 101, along with a house on Center Road, just off of Highway 101. Herrington indicates that 10-12 other structures were damaged in the storm.
Get ready to hit the water this spring with the Coosa River Basin Initiative. Executive Director Joe Cook says that the CRBI has planned a couple of paddle trips for this spring, with the first to be held this Saturday, March 23rd on the Etowah River in Canton.