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Berry's Sydney Weaver wins SAA women's golf award

ATLANTA, Ga. - The SAA released the women's golf Golfer of the Week for events played October 15 - 22 and, following voting among the league head coaches, Berry's Sydney Weaver claimed the honor.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
SOCCER: Hawks earn 2-0 win at home
Posted: October 22, 2014

The Hawks made it three in a row Tuesday night with a 2-0 non-conference win over Trevecca Nazarene at home.

VOLLEYBALL: Berry’s Robinson chosen to coach USA team
Posted: October 22, 2014

Mika Robinson, Berry College’s volleyball coach, has been selected to be the head women’s coach for the USA Division III volleyball team in their Brazil Tour 2015.

GOLF: Shorter’s women earn third tournament win
Posted: October 22, 2014

For the third time in four tournaments, the Lady Hawks have come out on top; this time winning the LeeAnn Noble Memorial hosted by the University of North Georgia by a 15-stroke margin. Isabella Baldacci and Jennifer Yu also gave Shorter its second individual win of the year; sharing the individual gold.

GOLF: Dalton State wins tourney at Stonebridge
Posted: October 22, 2014

Led by Franzi Knoetsch and Paulina Sekerkovia, South Carolina Beaufort held off Dalton State by one stroke to win the 2014 Chick fil-A Women’s Collegiate on Tuesday afternoon at Stonebridge Golf Club. The Sand Sharks’ two-day low score of 612 (312-300) beat the Roadrunners (303-310) by one shot.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Berry College women's soccer moves up in regional rankings
Posted: October 21, 2014

ROME, Georgia -- The Berry College women's soccer team is now ranked fifth in the South Atlantic region, according to the poll released by the National Soccer Coaches' Association (NSCAA).

Shorter's Charlie Dennis named GSC Freshman of the Week
Posted: October 21, 2014

Charlie Dennis became the first men's soccer student-athlete to earn Gulf South Conference weekly honors Tuesday when he was named Freshman of the Week.

Berry’s Jackson, Harrison earn SAA honors
Posted: October 21, 2014

The Southern Athletic Association announced the football Players of the Week following games played Oct. 18, and Berry’s Dale Jackson was named the offensive player of the week, and Campbell Harrison of Berry was named the special teams player of the week.

GOLF: Lady Hawks, Baldacci lead at LeeAnn Noble Memorial
Posted: October 21, 2014

After the first round of competition, the Lady Hawks are in first place with a four-stroke lead at the LeeAnn Noble Memorial hosted by the University of North Georgia. Shorter compiled an impressive first day, having each of its six players (Isabella Baldacci is competing as an individual, and her score will not count toward the team total) finish in the top 21.

GOLF: Weaver low shooter for Berry
Posted: October 21, 2014

Nine teams and 59 players completed play on Monday at the Chick-fil-A women’s Collegiate, at Stonebridge Golf Club. Berry shot 326 and finished round one tied for sixth place.

Sydney Weaver led the Vikings’ with a low score of 79 and is tied for 15th. Teammate Lauren Buschhorn shot an 81 is tied for 20th.

Dalton State College finished on top at the end of today’s action with a team score of 303. As far as individual players, Dalton State’s Erika Wardzinski led the competition at the end of round one with a score of 71.

GOLF: Berry men’s teams tied for 7th, 15th at Coosa Country Club
Posted: October 21, 2014

Competing close to home, the Berry men’s golf team had two separate reserve teams playing in the opening day of the Chick-fil-A Invitational at Coosa Country Club.

SOCCER: Berry’s Maggie Midkiff earns SAA Player of the Week
Posted: October 21, 2014

The Southern Athletic Associatian announced the women’s soccer Players of the Week for matches played October 13 -19 and Berry’s Maggie Midkiff collected yet another offensive honor.

Monday 10/20/2014
Manning breaks Favre's mark with 509th TD pass
Posted: October 20, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509. He didn't stop there, either.

Manning threw four TD passes in Denver's 42-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, two to Demaryius Thomas, one to Wes Welker and another to Emmanuel Sanders.

That gives him 510.

The record-breaker was an 8-yarder to Thomas with 3:09 left in the first half.

Manning's receivers played keep-away with the milestone memento before Manning got the ball and congratulations from his teammates.

Favre sent along his congratulations via a scoreboard video he taped from his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Manning went into the game with 506 and needed just four drives to break Favre's record.

He threw a 3-yard TD pass to Sanders on Denver's first drive and tied the record when Welker took a pass over the middle for 39 yards. Sanders' score was his first in Denver, and he became the 47th player to catch a TD pass from Manning.

Manning added a 40-yard TD throw to Thomas in the second half.

Manning reached the milestone in his 246th regular-season game. Favre needed 302.

As Manning approached the milestone, Favre told The Associated Press he was thrilled "it's Peyton that's doing it. I think a lot of Peyton. I know him well. I know his family well. His dad was one of my idols."

Favre, who grew up in the Gulf Coast watching Archie Manning and the New Orleans Saints, sent along his well wishes last week to Manning, the only player in NFL history with more MVP awards (five) than his three.

The veneration is mutual.

Saying he appreciated Favre's words of encouragement, Manning suggested that of all the men who have ever taken a snap in the 94-year history of the NFL, "nobody's defined longevity and career toughness more than him."

Favre played in a QB-record 297 straight regular-season games during his 20-year NFL career, plus another two dozen in the playoffs.

"He always answered the bell every single Sunday and was always producing," Manning said. "And growing up in the South, both of us, Brett has always said he was a big fan of my dad's, so there's been kind of a mutual respect there from my family to him, as well. And I always enjoyed watching him play. Nobody played the game quite like he did. He's truly a one-of-a-kind quarterback."

Favre said that were it not for Manning's neck problems at the tail end of his tenure in Indianapolis, Manning might very well have gone on to eclipse his most hallowed mark, the consecutive games streak, and certainly would have obliterated his career touchdowns mark by now.

"I know Peyton missed a year. Aside from that year, he's played just like I did. I mean, he's been out there over and over and over again," Favre said.

Manning's 208-game starting streak ended when he sat out the 2011 season following neck fusion surgery.

With the top pick and Andrew Luck there for the taking, the Colts and Manning had a tearful goodbye. And Manning landed in Denver, where he rejuvenated both his stellar career and a foundering franchise.

In Indy, Manning averaged 1.92 touchdown throws per game. Since joining the Broncos in 2012, he's averaged almost three TD throws a game.

Favre said he enjoys pulling up a chair at his home and watching Manning go to work.

"He's a throwback, a pocket passer, in a mobile quarterback league," Favre said. "Peyton's one of the last guys to play the way he does. And at 38, he's still the best at what he does."


Ben Martin wins 1st PGA Tour title in Las Vegas
Posted: October 20, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

Berry women's cross country fifth at Berry Invitational
Posted: October 20, 2014

ROME, Ga. – The Berry women's cross country team placed fifth out of 20 teams that competed in the Berry Invitational. Competition included SAA Conference schools Birmingham Southern and Millsaps, hometown rival Shorter College, and DI UGA. One hundred ninety-one runners competed in the 6K race. Results

Berry men place third in Berry Invitational
Posted: October 20, 2014

ROME, Ga. – Berry men's cross country team placed third out of 19 teams that competed in the Berry Invitational. Competition included SAA Conference schools Birmingham Southern and Millsaps, hometown rival Shorter College, and Berry Alumni. One hundred eighty-five men competed in the 8K race. Results

Sunday 10/19/2014
RUNNING: Too wins Berry Invitational
Posted: October 19, 2014

Silas Too turned in his third win of the season with a dominating performance Saturday morning to lead Shorter at the Berry Invitational. The Lady Hawks tallied an 8th place team finish.

EQUESTRIAN: Berry finishes in 2nd place
Posted: October 19, 2014

Berry College’s equestrian team completed their second day of competition with a second place finish at UGA. Berry’s Autumn Clarke was reserve high point rider receiving a fourth and 1st in her two classes.

SOCCER: Berry men fall to Birmingham-Southern
Posted: October 19, 2014

The Berry College men’s soccer team lost a close game on Sunday at Birmingham-Southern College, 2-0.

SOCCER: Midkiff lifts Berry women to shutout
Posted: October 19, 2014

Maggie Midkiff had both goals as the Berry College women’s soccer team won at Birmingham-Southern College, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon. Berry is in first place in the SAA, one-half game ahead of Rhodes.

SOCCER: Hawks take down Delta State
Posted: October 19, 2014

Shorter men’s soccer team earned its fifth win of the season Sunday afternoon, topping Delta State, 4-0, at home.