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BASKETBALL: Berry women come back in 2nd half

Chanlir Segarra had a game-best 20 points and led a second half comeback as Berry College’s women’s basketball team defeated Messiah College, 59-53, on Saturday.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
NORMAN AREY COLUMN: Bobo interview isn’t Richt’s fault; be satisfied
Posted: December 18, 2014

Norman Arey writes about the future of Georgia head coach Mark Richt in his column in today's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Basketball: Lady Chargers top Georgia Perimeter, 69-57
Posted: December 17, 2014

The Georgia Highlands Lady Chargers hit the road Wednesday evening topping Georgia Perimeter College, 69-57, earning a GCAA win.

Highlands’ Rafeegah Fataar signs to play basketball for Texas Southern University
Posted: December 17, 2014

Rafeegah Fataar is the first lady Charger of this season to sign with another college to continue her basketball career. The 6-foot-2-inch forward-center from Cape Town, South Af-rica will play for Texas Southern University, a Division I school in Houston, Texas.

COLLEGE SIGNING: Model’s River Brannon
Posted: December 17, 2014

Model’s River Brannon signed to play baseball for Reinhardt University in Waleska. Joining Brannon at the signing were Kimie Brannon, Jeff Brannon, Joe Joyave, Carolyn Joyave, John Joyave, Timie Joyave, Brenda Brannon, Bob Young and Brett White.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Basketball: Berry women top Piedmont, 95-69
Posted: December 16, 2014

DEMOREST – Chanlir Segarra scored a season-high 31 points as Berry College won at Piedmont, 95-69, on Tuesday.

BASKETBALL: Shorter takes down Valdosta in overtime
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 12:28 am

The Shorter men’s basketball team needed overtime to do it, but in the end they handed Valdosta its first home loss of the season topping the Blazers 98-94 Monday evening.

Monday 12/15/2014
Basketball: Valdosta tops Lady Hawks, 69-54
Posted: December 15, 2014

Valdosta, Ga. -- The Lady Hawks dropped their second straight game, falling to Valdosta 69-54 on the road Monday evening.

Shorter named finalist 2015 NCAA Award for Excellence
Posted: December 15, 2014

The NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has selected Shorter University as a finalist for the 2015 Division II Award of Excellence.

Man charged in Auburn killing was on probation
Posted: December 15, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama man was already on probation for separate crimes when he was charged with killing an Auburn University football player in a shooting eerily similar to a triple killing two years ago.

Markale Hart, 22, of Camp Hill was arrested on burglary and theft charges in 2010 and pleaded guilty to a reduced burglary charge in 2012, records show. He also pleaded guilty to a marijuana charge that year.

Hart, jailed on a murder charge in the killing of 18-year-old Jakell Lenard Mitchell, remains on probation for the burglary, for which he was sentenced to six months in jail, Tallapoosa County District Attorney Paul Jones said Monday.

"We have filed a motion to revoke his probation based on the new charges," Jones said Monday.

Hart was scheduled to appear in court for a hearing Monday afternoon in Lee County, court officials said.

He was arrested Sunday in the fatal shooting of Mitchell, a redshirt freshman football player from neighboring Opelika. Mitchell's girlfriend said the player and another man began arguing during a party when a third person opened fire, killing Mitchell.

The shooting was similar in many ways to the shooting that killed two one-time Auburn players and a third man in 2012.

Mitchell was fatally shot during a late-night party at Tiger Lodge apartments, a large complex a few miles from campus that caters to students with amenities including a large pool, a clubhouse with games and study areas.

The complex — since renamed and with what promotional materials describe as added security features — is the same place where one-time football players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips and a third man, DeMario Pitts, were shot to death during an argument at a late-night gathering in June 2012.

Desmonte Leonard of Montgomery was convicted of murder and is scheduled to be sentenced next month in the triple slaying. Evidence showed Leonard had driven from Montgomery to Auburn with friends to attend a party but got into a dispute with an Auburn football player that ended in gunfire.

In the shooting last weekend, authorities said Hart is from neighboring Tallapoosa County, where he was arrested, and apparently had gone to the apartment complex for a party.

Witnesses in both cases described hearing a hail of gunshots, followed by a scramble for cover. Mitchell was taken to the same hospital as victims of the 2012 shooting.

In a message to residents posted on Tiger Lodge's Facebook page, management said those involved in the shooting weren't residents. The note said new owners took over in 2013 and have made improvements including video cameras, improved gates to control access and "courtesy patrols."

"Nonetheless, tragic events such as this can still occur anywhere and at any time," said the statement.

Shorter's Jordan Shaw adds to honors earning BSN All-America status
Posted: December 15, 2014

For the second time in a week, Jordan Shaw has achieved an All-American honor when the Shorter University junior safety was named to the Beyond Sports Network Division 2 Football All-America First Team.

Wrestling: Shorter finishes fourth at Midwest Classic
Posted: December 15, 2014

Indianapolis, Ind. -- The Hawks finished fourth overall at the 36th Annual Midwest Classic hosted by the University of Indianapolis over the weekend.

SPORTS NEWS: Girlfriend says Mitchell in argument before shooting
Posted: December 15, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. — The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Who’s next? Heisman contenders for 2015
Posted: December 15, 2014

NEW YORK — Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota will likely be taking his game to the NFL next season.

Sunday 12/14/2014
BASKETBALL: Chargers take down Jaguars
Posted: December 14, 2014

The GHC men’s basketball team last home game before the Christmas break proved to be a tough one.

BASKETBALL: Cook lifts Berry to win
Posted: December 14, 2014

Emma Cook had 19 points and 11 rebounds as Berry College’s women’s basketball team cruised to a 68-46 win at Covenant College on Saturday afternoon.

BASKETBALL: McCloud has career day vs. Piedmont
Posted: December 14, 2014

Lee McCloud scored a career-high 26 points as Berry College’s men’s basketball team rallied for an 82-79 win over visiting Piedmont College on Saturday afternoon.

Friday 12/12/2014
Soccer: Lama, Lady Hawks collect NCCAA recognition
Updated: December 13, 2014 - 1:34 am

The National Christian College Athletic Association has announced that Shorter midfielder Cintia Lamas was named to the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire Division I Women’s All-America Second Team after helping the Lady Hawks win the NCCAA South Region Tournament title and earn a berth in the National Championships.

Soccer: Dennis All-American pick; NCCAA honors Hawks
Updated: December 13, 2014 - 1:34 am

After turning in a 12-12-1 overall record and a program-best 5-4 mark in the Gulf South Conference, the Hawks collected a slew of National Christian College Athletic Association awards after reaching the semifinals of the NCCAA national tourney.

NORMAN AREY COLUMN: Fair is fair, so where is Jameis?
Posted: December 12, 2014

Norman Arey writes about the absence of Jameis Winston in the Heisman voting in his column in today's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune. 

BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks fall to W. Fla.
Posted: December 12, 2014

The Shorter women’s basketball team fell to West Florida 61-51 on the road Thursday evening.