In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks took a 103-87 victory from the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday. They’ll be back home at the Philips Arena in Atlanta tonight to take on the Boston Celtics. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.
COLLEGE BASEBALL: SHORTER TAKES ONE OF THREE FROM LEE, BERRY LOSES TWO, GETS RAINED OUT IN CALI OVER THE WEEKEND
The Shorter University baseball Hawks took one win and two losses in a weekend series with Southern States Athletic Conference rival Lee University at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. Lee took a 14-8 victory in Friday’s game. They also won the first game of Saturday’s double header 8-1, while Shorter won the nightcap 7-2. The Hawks will face another SSAC rival, Mobile, at home in a three game series this coming weekend.
Today is a big day as the 2012 NAIA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships get underway. The men’s tournament is being held in Kansas City, Missouri, while Frankfort, Kentucky is the site of the women’s tournament.
Thinking about getting Apple’s new iPad when it hits stores on Friday? The device, dubbed the Apple Gizmo, has been grabbing headlines quite a bit lately before and since its unveiling last Wednesday. Technology guru Jess Roberts, the owner of Rome-based Kadance Creative, says there are many appealing features on the new iPad, including a screen that is being referred to as the best display ever.
In Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Braves settled for a 2-2 tie with the Baltimore Orioles in Spring Training action at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista yesterday. The Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals at Champion Stadium today at 1:05 pm.
In college softball, Shorter University’s Lady Hawks topped Emmanuel in both games of a double header in Franklin Springs, Georgia on Friday, 4-1 and 9-1. That was followed by a Saturday sweep of Southern Wesleyan, 9-0 and 10-1, in Central, South Carolina. The Lady Hawks will host Brenau in a double header at the Alto Park Softball Complex tomorrow at 5 pm.
A downtown Rome St. Patrick’s Day tradition will be held actually on St. Patrick’s Day this year. The fourth annual St. PETrick’s Day pet parade will make its way down the sidewalks of Broad Street this Saturday, March 17th. Registration begins at 10 am in the gravel parking lot adjacent to Bridgepoint Plaza, with the parade to begin at 11 am. Participants are asked not to park in the gravel lot at the plaza. The entry fee is $10 and includes a free t-shirt while supplies last.
It was election day for a couple of our neighboring Southern states yesterday. It was a good day in the South for Rick Santorum as he won yesterday’s presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. Mitt Romney won caucuses in Hawaii and American Samoa. Romney remains in the lead where delegates are concerned.