Saturday, April 19, will mark the culmination of four player's careers as members of the Men's Lacrosse team at Shorter University. Seniors - Ryan Baird, Kyle Morris and Kyle VanKauwenberg - along with junior, Brandon Weise, will each don the Hawks uniform for the final time as Shorter takes on Ohio Valley at noon at Ben Brady Field.
Final: RiverDogs 8, Braves 7
Not many long-distance races finish by crossing the home plate of a baseball field.
It is Easter week and as usual the dogwoods are in full bloom in North Georgia. These trees bloom at different times of the year in Rome compared to places further north. The further north you go, the later they bloom. The farther south the earlier the dogwoods bloom. This is because of the temperature of the ground.
How it happened: Rome fell behind early, but bounced back to score runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to take the win and break a five-game losing streak.
For 70 days, the main attraction of the building is its centerpiece — a baseball field.
How it happened: Lexington scored 10 runs in the second, third and fourth innings, then piled on 7 more in the routh.
Atlanta Braves’ starter Mike Minor delivered five strong innings Sunday for the Rome Braves, but Savannah managed to rally with a couple of key two-out hits in the closing innings, topping Rome 6-2 and sweeping the four-game series at State Mutual Stadium.
Final: Sand Gnats 4, Braves 3
Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Minor is scheduled to make a major league rehabilitation start today in Rome.
Pepperell’s boys and girls middle school track teams hoisted championship trophies Friday evening at Pepperell as both squads were crowned the area’s best middle school teams.
Final: Sand Gnats 4, Braves 1
Berry defeated Birmingham-Southern 10-3 on Friday. The Vikings improved to 9-3 overall and 4-2 in SAA conference play. Birmingham-Southern dropped to 7-7, 3-3.
The Georgia Fire fell behind early to the Columbus Lions on Friday and were never able to recover losing, 71-34.
Berry College men’s golf is in third place in the Georgia Cup through the recent Emory Invitational. Tommy McCloskey is seventh (75.15) in the individual standings.
Shorter tennis took to the court for the final time at home for the 2014 season. The Lady Hawks topped Dalton State, 8-1, the Hawks; however, fell to the Roadrunners, 5-4.
Norman Arey takes a look at some proposed MLB changes in his column in Friday's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.
A quick-strike in the opening minutes, a penalty kick goal for both teams and a late defensive stand allowed Model’s girls to gain revenge for their only loss of the season Thursday afternoon in the middle school championship game with a 2-1 win over Rockmart.
In front of a packed house Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium, the Braves couldn’t keep pace with the Savannah Sand Gnats’ high-powered offense in Rome’s home opener.
Tonight, the Georgia Fire (1-0) of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) will travel south for the first of three regular-season matchups against conference and in-state foe the Columbus Lions (1-1).
For 52 minutes Thursday afternoon, Darlington’s defense stood stalwart turning away every scoring opportunity but in the 53rd minute, the Bulldogs’ offense broke through for a key goal and a 1-0 win in the boy’s middle school soccer championship game at Grizzard Park.