SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ARE ONCE AGAIN WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

The San Francisco Giants are once again World Series Champions! The Giants picked up their third title in the past five seasons with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in game seven of the Fall Classic last night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Madison Bumgarner was named series MVP. He pitched five scoreless innings in relief to get the save last night, marking his third victory of the series. Jeremy Affeldt got the win in relief for the Giants. Jeremy Guthrie took the loss for the Royals.

BERRY VIKINGS READY FOR HALLOWEEN NIGHT BOUT VS. MILLSAPS

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

Friday night lights will shine for the Berry College Vikings tomorrow night as they are slated to host Southern Athletic Association rival Millsaps College at Barron Stadium. The Vikes seek to rebound from a tough loss at Birmingham Southern of 23-17 last Saturday. They are currently 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the SAA. Their latest opponent, the Millsaps Majors, are 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the conference. The Halloween night bout between the Vikings and the Majors is slated to get underway at 7 pm and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.

ATLANTA HAWKS OPEN REGULAR SEASON WITH LOSS AT TORONTO

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks opened their 2014-2015 season with a loss to the Toronto Raptors of 109-102 last night in Toronto. Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver and Mike Scott each contributed 20 points for the Hawks, whose late rally of 31 points in the fourth quarter proved inefficient to overcome the Raptors. The Hawks will play their first home game of the season this Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS FORCE GAME SEVEN IN WORLD SERIES

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

The Kansas City Royals have forced a game seven in the 2014 World Series with a 10-0 shut out win over the San Francisco Giants in game six last night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The Royals took an early lead with seven runs in the second inning and never looked back. Rookie Yordano Ventura surrendered just three hits over seven innings en route to the win for Kansas City. Jake Peavy took the loss for San Francisco. A World Series champion will be crowned upon the conclusion of the seventh and final game of the series, which is set for tonight at 8:07 pm in Kansas City. A note to Atlanta Braves fans – former Braves pitcher Tim Hudson is slated to get the start for the Giants. Jeremy Guthrie will head to the mound for Kansas City. The game will be televised on FOX; their coverage will begin at 7:30 pm.

COOSA AT DARLINGTON BATTLE IN THE RUNNING TO BE FOX 5’S GAME OF THE WEEK

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in High School Sports, Sports

In high school football news, the Region 7 AA showdown between Coosa and Darlington set for this Friday night is in the running to be featured as Fox 5’s Game of the Week. Online voting for the designation continues through this Thursday at noon. If the Coosa at Darlington match gets the most votes, Atlanta-based Fox 5 will be in Rome to cover it. Kick off is slated for 7:30 pm at Chris Hunter Stadium.