Shorter University’s baseball team lost to Tennessee Wesleyan 8-5 yesterday in a non-conference game in Athens, Tennessee. The Hawks will return to action this Saturday at home against Albany State. The double header will get underway at noon at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Field. Saturday will be highlighted by Shorter’s 4th annual Striking Out Breast Cancer event. That will be followed by a single game between the teams at 1 pm on Sunday.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks got back to their winning ways at home with a 97-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers last night at the Philips Arena. Thus ends a four game home stand to start off the month of February that left the Hawks with one win and three losses. They now hold a 9-4 record at home and a 17-10 record overall for the 2011-2012 season. It’s “on the road again” for the Hawks as they travel to Orlando to take on the Magic tomorrow night at 7 pm.
High school basketball moves into the post-season for local teams. In region 7-AA play-in games from yesterday, Pepperell beat Adairsville in boys action 41-38 and Adairsville beat Coosa 44-31 in a girls’ match.
In news from the campaign trail, Republican candidates continue their quest for their party’s nomination for President of the United States. Rick Santorum had quite a day yesterday with wins in the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses and Missouri primary election.
Severe Weather Awareness Week continues. Today’s focus is Tornado Safety. The statewide tornado drill is being held this morning, with Friday as the alternate day.