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.
The Shorter University baseball team will hit the road today to face Albany State in a non-conference double header. First pitch of the first game is set for 1 pm.
March is National Nutrition Month. It is an observation that’s certainly being made by the Harbin Clinic Vitality Fitness Center, who recognizes the importance of pairing a good exercise regimen with a healthy diet.
Harbin Clinic Marketing Coordinator Jill Packer says that the website www.eatright.org offers great tips for eating right.
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.
The Atlanta Hawks will be in Miami to take on the Heat in NBA action tonight. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to consider an increase in landfill fees this evening. Take a look at their full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Did you remember to set your clocks forward one hour over the weekend with the arrival of Daylight Savings Time? Robert Owens, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, hopes that you also checked the battery in your smoke alarm. He urges the public to pick some time to check those batteries, whether or not it coincides with the time change. For example, you may check them on your birthday or anniversary.