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Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

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Running: Below-freezing temperatures greet Half Marathon participants
Updated: March 29, 2015 - 1:20 am

Close to 1,500 runners braved chilly, below-freezing temperatures to take on one of three different road races at Berry College on Saturday morning.

Track and Field: Shorter shines at Invitational
Updated: March 29, 2015 - 12:08 am

Top finishes and new records came fast Saturday at Barron Stadium when the Shorter Hawks and Lady Hawks track and field team turned in an impressive showing at the fourth annual Shorter Invitational.

Golf: Vikings in 3rd place
Posted: March 28, 2015

The Berry College women’s golf team shot a 342 on the first day of the UC Santa Cruz Invitational on Saturday. The Vikings are in third place of the seven-team field.

Baseball: Hawks sweep Mississippi College
Posted: March 28, 2015

The Shorter baseball team took the first two games at Mississippi College on Saturday, winning the opener 13-9, and taking the finale 8-0.

Softball: Lady Hawks split against Mississippi College
Posted: March 28, 2015

The Shorter softball team split the doubleheader with Gulf South Conference newcomer Mississippi College on Saturday afternoon; falling in the opener 3-2, before taking the finale 5-1.

Softball: Berry wins 2 games
Posted: March 28, 2015

The Berry College softball team swept a doubleheader at Sewanee on Saturday. The game scores were 21-0 and 20-0, both in five innings.

Lacrosse: Hawks win at home
Posted: March 28, 2015

The Shorter men’s lacrosse team earned their first win at home this season with an 8-5 victory over Rhodes College on Saturday.

Baseball: Berry falls to Rhodes
Posted: March 28, 2015

Rhodes College defeated Berry College, 7-0, in Southern Athletic Association baseball play on Saturday.

Tennis: Berry edges Millsaps
Posted: March 28, 2015

The Berry College women’s tennis team defeated Millsaps College, 5-4, on Saturday.

Gymnastics: Rome aerials host state gymnastics meet at the forum
Updated: March 28, 2015 - 11:53 pm

The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority’s Rome Aerials hosted the Georgia United States of America Gymnastics Level 7 and 8 state gymnastics meet Saturday at The Forum. 

Lacrosse: Berry takes down Rhodes, 10-6
Updated: March 28, 2015 - 1:19 am

Led by Christian Akers’ four goals, the Berry College men’s lacrosse team defeated Rhodes College, 10-6, at home on Friday afternoon.

Softball: GHC splits against West Georgia Tech
Posted: March 28, 2015

Georgia Highlands College’s softball team split a conference doubleheader Friday at Stars Field in Cartersville against West Georgia Technical College.

Parents, volunteers, students, teachers working together for Berry Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 11:19 am

The Berry Half Marathon, 10K and 5K is about a community coming together, according to Berry College Elementary and Middle School teachers and volunteers.

Norman Arey Column: There may be hope for our colleges
Posted: March 27, 2015

Norman Arey writes about recent controversy in college football in his column in Friday's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.

Baseball: Berry beats Emory at State Mutual Stadium
Posted: March 26, 2015

The Berry College Vikings defeated the Emory University Eagles 9-2 on Wednesday night at State Mutual Stadium, home of the Rome Braves.

Berry softball takes two from Maryville
Posted: March 25, 2015

MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- Berry College softball swept a doubleheader at Maryville College on Wednesday. The Vikings captured the first game, 6-1, and then took the nightcap, 5-0.

JIM ALRED COLUMN: Only the beginning for Highlands
Posted: March 25, 2015

A week ago, Georgia Highlands coach Phil Gaffney would have been ecstatic if given the knowledge his team would reach the NJCAA Final Four.

Lacrosse: Berry men top Piedmont
Posted: March 25, 2015

Three Vikings scored twice as the Berry College men’s lacrosse team defeated Piedmont College, 12-5, on Tuesday afternoon.

Golf: Lady Hawks finish 8th; Hawks finish 10th
Posted: March 25, 2015

While the Lady Hawks headed to California for the Otter Invite hosted by Cal State Monterey Bay, the Hawks travelled to South Carolina for the Cliffs Intercollegiate hosted by North Greenville University.

Golf: Berry men win Bermuda Collegiate
Posted: March 25, 2015

Berry College won the inaugural Bermuda Collegiate on Tuesday after shooting a 321 on the final round and ending with a two-day 626 score.

Tennis: Hawks, Lady Hawks split with North Alabama
Posted: March 25, 2015

Shorter tennis returned to Gulf South Conference action Tuesday afternoon with the Lady Hawks topping North Alabama 8-1; while the Hawks fell to the Lions 6-3.

Youth Soccer: Arsenal squads bring record to 4-4
Posted: March 25, 2015

The YMCA’s Arsenal Rome Soccer Club’s Select (13-and-older) teams went 2-2 bringing their season record to 4-4.

Basketball: Lady Tarheels finish perfect in tourney
Posted: March 25, 2015

The Rome Lady Tarheels basketball team went undefeated (5-0) in the March Madness Tournament this past weekend in Tunnel Hill. The Tarheels won the championship against Dalton, 37-29. The team will next travel to Charlotte, N.C., this weekend. 

Baseball: Red Sox win Preseason Roundup
Posted: March 25, 2015

The 7-and-younger Rome Red Sox won the Seven Hills Preseason Roundup. The Red Sox finished 4-0 on the way to the crown. 

Chad Warner steps down as Shorter men's basketball coach
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 12:50 am

Shorter University head men’s basketball coach Chad Warner announced his resignation Tuesday.

Shorter men's lacrosse team to host Lace Up with Lax Game
Posted: March 24, 2015

 The Shorter University men's lacrosse program is partnering with Lace Up With LAX for its home game against Colorado Mesa University on Wednesday, March 25 at 5 p.m. at Ben Brady Field.

Berry’s Kassie Howard named SAA Pitcher of the Week
Posted: March 24, 2015

The SAA released the softball Pitcher of the Week for all games played March 16-22 and Kassie Howard of Berry claimed the honor.

Barron Stadium closing for meets on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Posted: March 24, 2015

Barron Stadium will be closing to the public starting Wednesday, March 25 at 3 p.m. for Rome High Track Meet and will re-open on Thursday morning at 8 a.m.

JOSH BROWN COLUMN: Can Braves be better in 2015?
Posted: March 24, 2015

Everyone seems to be predicting the Atlanta Braves are going to be worse in 2015 than they were in 2014.

Softball: Vikings beat Rhodes College, 4-1; 2nd game canceled because of weather
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 2:07 am

The Berry College Vikings defeated the Rhodes Lynx, 4-to-1, on Sunday. Game two of the doubleheader was canceled due to inclement weather.

Football: Shorter gearing up to close out 1st week of spring drills
Posted: March 21, 2015

When the final of four practices they held in the first week of spring drills came to a close Saturday morning, the Shorter football team walked off Brady Field knowing they were way ahead of the off-season curve.

Softball: Berry sweeps doubleheader vs. Rhodes
Posted: March 21, 2015

The Berry College softball team swept a conference doubleheader on Saturday against Rhodes. The Vikings won game one, 4-0, and then took the second game, 8-0, in five innings.

Baseball: Vikings split doubleheader against Birmingham Southern
Updated: March 22, 2015 - 9:53 am

Berry College’s baseball team split a conference baseball doubleheader at Birmingham-Southern on Saturday.

Lacrosse: Berry men fall in overtime
Updated: March 21, 2015 - 9:22 pm

Seth Gray scored with 2:40 left in the first overtime period as Centre College men’s lacrosse team defeated Berry College, 13-12, on Saturday.

Lacrosse: Berry women down Birmingham-Southern
Posted: March 21, 2015

Berry College’s women’s lacrosse team scored the first seven goals of the second half en route to a 13-6 win over Birmingham-Southern College on Saturday.

Running: 3rd annual No Excuses run set for April 18
Posted: March 21, 2015

The Rome Braves and R.A.C.E. Rome will host the third annual No Excuses 5K, 10K and health walk for April 18 at 8 a.m.

GHC Basketball: GHC falls short of title game
Posted: March 21, 2015

Georgia Highlands’ wild ride in the NJCAA Tournament fell one game short of the national championship game. The Chargers fell to Northwest Florida State 105-103 on Friday in Hutchinson, Kansas.

UGA Baseball: Tucker earns 1st save with Georgia
Posted: March 21, 2015

Georgia snapped a four-game skid with a 2-1 Southeastern Conference road win over Tennessee Friday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Baseball: Berry to play Emory at SMS
Posted: March 21, 2015

Berry College baseball will host Emory University at State Mutual Stadium on Wednesday. Game time is 6 p.m.

Public invited to attend Georgia USA Gymnastics State Championships
Posted: March 20, 2015

Rome, Ga. — The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and Rome Aerials Gymnastics Team invites the public to attend the 2015 Georgia USA Gymnastics Level 7 & 8 State Championships on March 27-29 at The Forum.

GHC Basketball: Chargers move on to Final Four with win
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 9:09 am

For the third straight night, Georgia Highlands upset a higher-seeded team in the NJCAA Tournament, this time beating No. 6 Hutchinson 64-59 Thursday night in Hutchinson, Kansas.

NORMAN AREY COLUMN: March offers a chance for more than just madness
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 1:30 am

Norman Arey writes about the ongoing NCAA Tournament in his column in Friday's print edition of the Rome News-Tribune.

Baseball: Wolves rally for Region 7-AAAAA win over Cass
Posted: March 19, 2015

Key at bats and a big-time relief performance from Jacob Harrell powered the Rome Wolves past Cass on Wednesday night 7-6 in a Region 7-AAAAA game.

Middle School Soccer: Model boys beat Chattooga, 8-1
Posted: March 19, 2015

The Model Middle School boys’ soccer team cruised to an 8-1 win over Chattooga Middle School on Tuesday thanks to scores from seven different Blue Devils.

Goldston's 3 lifts Highlands to Elite Eight
Posted: March 19, 2015

Montrel Goldston buried a 3-pointer with less than five seconds left on the clock to catapult Georgia Highlands past the College of Southern Idaho, 67-66, and into the Elite Eight of the NJCAA Men’s’ Basketball Tournament on Wednesday night in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Atlanta Braves: Braves knock 13 hits, score 11 runs in 11-3 win over Boston
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 3:03 am

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Clay Buchholz allowed four runs in four innings, and Boston’s defense committed four of the game’s seven errors in an 11-3 loss by the Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Buchholz gave up two earned runs and five hits, striking out six.

Softball: Carter named GSC Player of the Week
Posted: March 18, 2015

Kameron Carter was named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Week, earning the recognition Tuesday after turning in an impressive seven games last week.

Berry rallies for win against Covenant
Posted: March 18, 2015

Berry College erupted for seven runs in the seventh inning to rally for an 11-10 win at Covenant on Tuesday afternoon. Berry, who won its fourth straight game, improved to 12-9. CC dropped to 7-10.

Golf: Shorter men finish 13th at Hargett Memorial
Posted: March 18, 2015

The Hawks finished 13th out of a field of 15 at the Hargett Memorial Invitational hosted by Wingate University this week with a three round total of 938.

Wrestling: Locals fare well at AAU tourney
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 2:48 am

The Iron Tiger Wrestling Team sent three athletes to Kingsport, Tennessee, to compete in the AAU Spring Nationals.