Norman Arey makes his college football picks in Friday's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.
The Hawks finished the first day of the Matt Dyas Invitational hosted by West Georgia in seventh place with a 294. West Georgia leads the event by a 16 stroke margin at 278 rounding out the top three are Young Harris with a 283, and Delta State at 284.
The Shorter Lady Hawks’ golf team is in fourth place after the first round of the NCCAA Women’s Golf National Championship with a 312.
The Berry College women’s soccer team defeated Rhodes College, 3-0, at Ford Field on Sunday. With the win, the Vikings clinched at least a share of the Southern Athletic Association regular season championship.
Berry College’s men’s soccer team and Rhodes College played to a 1-1 tie in two overtime periods on Sunday at Ford Field.
Birmingham-Southern College scored the game’s first two touchdowns and held off a late Berry College rally as the Panthers prevailed, 23-17, on Saturday.
Facing arguably the hottest team in the Gulf South Conference, the Shorter Hawks were determined to slow a high-powered Valdosta State squad that had rolled up the points and the yards in the past two weeks.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division is asking the fishermen for their thoughts about making trout season year round. That would bring Georgia in line with other southern states such as North Carolina and Tennessee which both allow fishing for trout year round in all streams. Personally I feel this is a great idea.
The Lady Hawks’ volleyball team made quick work of Mississippi College Saturday afternoon, topping the Choctaws 3-0.
In a field of mostly Gulf South Conference runners, the Shorter cross country team turned in their best team finishes of the year, with the Hawks finishing third and the Lady Hawks coming in fourth at the Choctaw Challenge hosted by GSC newcomer, Mississippi College.
Two teams from Rome competed in the Ragnar Relay Series in Tennessee this weekend, and both teams beat over 200 teams for first place in the male and female division.
Berry College ended its regular season conference schedule with a 3-1 loss at Millsaps College on Saturday night. The set scores were 25-22, 17-25, 17-25, and 18-25.
Rome High School senior Melissa Heres, 17 of Aragon, Georgia, has been nominated by the American Saddlebred Association for the U.S. Equestrian Federation Youth Sportsman’s Award. Heres is one of 14 national nominees for the award.
The Lady Eagles won the championship in the prep league for middle school teams. The team is made up of Dahlia Sanford, Ali Hall, Ansley Cowan, Jaycee Blanton, JJ Caldwell, Kelsey Allred, Kaylee Clayton, Lainey Simms, Harlie Lewis, Savana Thomas, Anniston Paris, Neeleigh Edwards, Brinley Smith, and coaches Bradley Smith, Brandon Clayton and Kirk Cowan.
The Coosa Eagles took first place in the 14-and-younger fall tournament. The team is made up of Jaylon Gonzalez, Justin Mashburn, Andrew Stevens, Cameron Koch, Jacob Gray, Jaylen Forsythe, Reese Burnette, Glynn Nicholson, Dylan Callahan, Ethan Harris and Mason O’Neal.
Union's good luck continued in the men's game as the Bulldog's earned their first Gulf South Conference win of the year with a 2-1 decision over men's soccer.
The Berry College men's soccer team won a tight game against Hendrix College, 1-0, at home on Friday afternoon. Bobby Grunow scored the lone goal of the game in the Viking victory.
Led by freshman Michaela Routh's two goals in the second half, the Berry College women's soccer team fought back from a 1-0 deficit against Hendrix College to win their eighth straight game Friday afternoon, 3-1, at Ford Field.
The Lady Hawks moved to 16-3 on the season and 13-1 in conference play Friday night with a 3-0 win over West Alabama.
It was a tough night for the Lady Hawks as they fell to Union 1-0 on the road.
Emily Stromberg had 30 digs and surpassed the 1,000 dig mark for her career, but Berry College lost at Birmingham Southern, 3-1, on Friday night. Set scores were 18-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-21.