Berry College’s Vikings baseball team fell to Bates College 13-12 in a marathon game that took 10 innings and four hours to complete at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field yesterday. Berry will host North Park in a couple of games on Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm both days.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks lost to the New York Knicks 99-82 last night in the Big Apple. That closed out a five game road trip that left the Hawks with only one win and four losses. The Hawks’ overall record stands at 19 wins and 15 losses so far for the 2011-2012 season with ten wins and eight losses on the road. They’ll return to their home court at the Philips Arena to take on the Orlando Magic tonight at 7:30 pm. Then it will be time for the NBA All Star Break.
SHORTER UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TO SPEND SEASON OF LENT FASTING, PRAYING AND COLLECTING MONEY TO STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Yesterday was, of course, Mardi Gras. Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent. The Lenten season leads up to Easter, which falls on April 8th this year.
A Rome teenager was stabbed to death late Monday night. Tymurius Elkins, age 16, was pronounced dead just after midnight. Ricky Ricardo Cruz, age 20, and Jonathon Tyler Carson, age 17, have been charged in the crime. Cruz has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and fighting in a public place following accusations that he stabbed Elkins in an altercation in the parking lot of a Shorter Avenue business. Carson has been charged with involuntary manslaugher (for being party to the crime) and fighting in a public place. Cruz reportedly was perceived to have flashed an obscene gesture and was flagged down by Elkins, Carson and another companion, 17 year old Will West. That turned into an altercation that ultimately led to the stabbing death of Elkins. West was also stabbed and is in recovery at Floyd Medical Center. An investigation into the incident continues.
Shorter University’s softball team will participate in the Alabama Arctic Blast in Decatur, Alabama today thru Saturday. In today’s schedule, the Lady Hawks will take on Campbellsville at 5 pm and Indiana-Southeast at 7 pm.
In less than two weeks, Georgia voters will go to the polls (along with voters in other states) for Super Tuesday. Rome TEA Party member Mike Morton said in an interview on WLAQ AM 1410′s Good Morning Rome on Tuesday that he expects a dead heat in the race for the Republican nomination for president when Super Tuesday arrives.
Pepperell High School’s FFA Parliamentary Procedure team has advanced to the FFA state finals. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, the PHS team competed earlier this week in the area contest held at Woodland High School, where the team finished second to Murray County.
Pepperell team chairperson Hannah Hall says, “Parliamentary procedure is one of the hardest and most desired FFA events to win. It takes a great deal of practice, hard work, and dedication to rise to the top.”
In your high school basketball playoff update involving area teams, the Trion Lady Bulldogs beat Strongrock Christian 51-38 in the Class A girls preliminary round at home last night, and will advance to the next round on the road against St. Francis on Friday. Trion’s Bulldogs’ season came to an end (also at home) last night with a loss to WD Mohammed 65-52 in the Class A boys preliminary round.