Today’s the big day that Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams begin play in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I Championships. Both tournaments open today with the quarterfinal round and will end with the championship games on Saturday at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Shorter’s basketball teams are each seeded No. 5 in their respective tournaments. The Lady Hawks will open tournament play against fourth-seeded Southern Nazarene this morning at 8:30 am. The Hawks will take on fourth-seeded Mid-America Christian at noon.
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.
Good news for Atlanta Falcons fans – tight end Tony Gonzalez will be back next season! There was much speculation after the 2012 season that Gonzalez would retire; in fact, he said during the season that he was 95 percent sure that he would do so. However, Gonzalez announced yesterday via Twitter that he will be back with the Falcons in 2013. The 37-year-old future Hall of Famer won a playoff game for the first time ever during the past season…perhaps he wants another shot at a Super Bowl ring.
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.