In local college basketball news, Shorter University’s Hawks and Lady Hawks are moving on up in the national polls. The NAIA released its first regular season edition of the Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Coaches Top 25 Polls last night. The Hawks, who are undefeated with nine straight wins to begin the 2011-2012 season, came in at number 5 in the men’s poll, while the Lady Hawks, who have eight wins and one loss so far this season, are ranked number 18. This is the first time that the Hawks have made it to the top five since the beginning of the NAIA national polls in 2000.
Good news for NBA fans. It looks like the lock out is coming to an end. The regular season is set to begin Christmas Day. Training camps will open on December 9th. Teams have been given permission to begin speaking to agents today, though deals can’t be offered and contracts can’t be signed until December 9th.
Northwest Georgia cheers on the only area high school football team remaining in the hunt for a state title – the Calhoun Yellow Jackets. They are set to host Appling County on Friday night in the Class AA semifinals.
Here’s a reminder to tune in this Sunday for Atlanta Falcons football on 95.7 FM The Ridge. The Falcons, who have seven wins and four losses so far for 2011 and are a game behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South, will be in Houston to take on the Texans at 1 pm.
In local high school basketball scores from last night –