An Armuchee High School junior has won a national essay contest sponsored by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. In his essay, Bennett Garland addressed the relevance today of Abraham Lincoln’s statement, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
The Rome Braves fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 7-5 yesterday in the series closer between the teams at State Mutual Stadium. That left the Braves with only one win and three losses in their series with the Riverdogs.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Toronto Raptors 102-86 last night at the Philips Arena. The Hawks and the Raptors played on the Hawks’ home court last night; they’ll head to Toronto to play on the Raptors’ home court tonight. Tip off is set for 7 pm.
Shorter University’s Lady Hawks softball team had a victorious weekend. They swept Emmanuel in a double header 10-0 and 8-0 on Friday, which was followed by a double header sweep of Southern Wesleyan 9-0 and 5-0 on Saturday at the Alto Park Softball Complex. The Lady Hawks will travel to Cleveland, Tennessee for a double header with Lee tomorrow at 3 pm.
And big news is expected from the campus of Berry College today. It will announce the head coach for its first-ever football program.
The Atlanta Braves defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 yesterday at Turner Field to allow the Braves to kick off their 2012 home opening series with a three game sweep of the Brewers. Yesterday’s game was full of highlights for the Braves, including a three run homer from Chipper Jones in the bottom of the third inning.
COLLEGE BASEBALL WEEKEND UPDATE: SHORTER SWEEPS BELHAVEN AT HOME, BERRY SWEPT BY TOCCOA FALLS ON THE ROAD
In your local college baseball update, Shorter University swept Belhaven in a three game series over the weekend. The Hawks won Friday’s game 7-2 and both games of Saturday’s double header, 5-1 and 9-2 at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex on the Shorter University campus. They’ll be in Montgomery, Alabama for a three game series with Faulkner this coming weekend.
The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will benefit from the Jogging for Justice 5K and Health Walk tomorrow (Saturday, April 14th) on the campus of Shorter University. Registration begins at 7 am on the hill, with the 5K and Health Walk to begin at 8 am. The cost to participate is $25.