The Coosa River Basin Initiative is teaming with the Rome/Floyd ECO River Education Center and the Darlington School Outdoor Club to host a Georgia Adopt-A-Stream workshop on Saturday, March 3rd. Participants will learn how to conduct chemical water monitoring on local streams and submit their data to Georgia’s Adopt-A-Stream database which helps track stream health across the state, according to a CRBI media release. The three-hour workshop will be taught by River Education Center Director Eric Lindberg and hosted by Darlington School. It is set to begin at 9 am at Ridge Ferry Park. Participants will learn how to test water for temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen through hands-onn activities at nearby creeks. These chemical indicators paint a general picture of stream health and can help identify some pollution problems.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams closed out the 2011-2012 regular season with wins over Southern States Athletic Conference rival Truett McConnell in Cleveland, Georgia on Saturday. The 20th ranked Lady Hawks beat the Lady Bears 92-25 to finish the regular season with a 25-5 overall record and 16-3 in the SSAC. The number two Hawks topped the Bears 97-82 to end the regular season with 28 wins and 2 losses overall and 17 wins and only one loss in the SSAC.
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Shorter University’s softball team continued play in the Alabama Arctic Blast in Decatur, Alabama over the weekend. In scores from Friday, the number 9 Lady Hawks lost to Milligan 5-4 and beat Thomas 4-1. On Saturday, the Lady Hawks beat Bryan 5-4 with an extra inning, which was followed by a loss to Martin Methodist 6-5. They bounced back with an 8-0 shut out of Point University on Saturday evening. Shorter’s softball team will return to action tomorrow in Waleska, Georgia with a double header against Reinhardt at 3 pm.
Shorter University’s baseball team swept Southern States Athletic Conference rival Loyola University in a three game series over the weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hawks won Friday evening’s game 11-3 and both games of Saturday’s double header 15-0 and 9-3. They’ll get back into action at home against Talladega College in a double header tomorrow at 1 pm at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.