The Shorter University baseball team extended their winning streak to five games with a sweep of Albany State in a non-conference double header yesterday in Albany, Georgia. The Hawks won the first game 5-1 and the night cap 13-4 to improve to 7-13 on the season. They’ll return to action this weekend in Carrollton with a three game series against Gulf South Conference rival West Georgia.
It won’t be too long until the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly draws to a close. The session began mid-January.
Darlington School will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 21st in honor of senior Sam Mathis, who has been in and out of the hospital in recent weeks after being diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disorder he has apparently had since birth.
The Shorter University football team opened their 15-day off-season workouts yesterday at Shorter’s Ben Brady Field. The session will wrap up on March 30th with an exhibition game.
This past season was the Hawks’ first to play in the NCAA Division II. They finished the 2012 season with a 6-5 record.
Shannon Pollitz, an 8th grade Gifted Language Arts teacher at Pepperell Middle School, is one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year, the Georgia Department of Education announced yesterday. The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 155 applicants that were selected as Teacher of the Year in their school districts.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 12:45 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public. Take a look at Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Shorter University men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin play in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I Championships when the tournaments tip off tomorrow at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. The Hawks and Lady Hawks are each seeded No. 5 in their respective tournaments. The Lady Hawks will face fourth-seeded Southern Nazarene tomorrow morning at 9:30 am Eastern. The Hawks will take on fourth-seeded Mid-America Christian tomorrow afternoon at 1 pm Eastern.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 yesterday in Spring Training action in Viera, Florida. Nats starter Stephen Strasburg was dominant thru the first five innings, but things fell apart for him in the sixth as the Braves surged ahead with six runs, four of which were charged to Strasburg. Braves starter Paul Maholm also put in a stellar performance yesterday, having pitched five shut out innings, striking out five and allowing just two hits.