- Created on 23 April 2013
Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith will host his fourth annual Huddle Up For Miracles dinner on Monday, April 29 in Buckhead. The event, which is presented by SunTrust and associate sponsors, Miller Lite, Quikrete, Elo Touch Solutions, The Home Depot, and ADP raised $149,360 in 2012, and will again support Children's Miracle Network, which locally benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
"This is a special opportunity for our players and coaches again to make a difference in the lives of some children in need," said Smith. "We are looking forward to another successful event for such a worthwhile cause this year at 103 West."
This year's event, which will be hosted by Chris Dimino of 790 The Zone, will feature more than 40 Falcons players and coaches who will serve dinner to guests in attendance. The team will also compete for charitable tips and participate in karaoke. The dinner, which starts at 7 p.m., will also feature a live auction.
At the event, Coach Smith will recognize Miracle Child, Cade Roberts, who was struck in the abdomen with a soccer ball that caused severe internal bleeding. During his recovery, Roberts was diagnosed with congenital horseshoe kidney, which could have been fatal later in life had it not been discovered. After three weeks in the hospital, Cade was sent home with two working kidneys and permission to play soccer again.
Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 16 neighborhood locations, CHOA is one of the largest clinical care providers for child patients in the country.
- Created on 23 April 2013
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announces the pairings for the 2013 SIAC Baseball Championship, hosted in Ozark, AL at the historic Eagle Stadium on Wednesday, April 24 through Saturday, April 27.
For the second year in a row, Stillman College enters this year's eight team double-elimination tournament as the top seed out of the West division after finishing the regular season with a 15-3 record in the SIAC, and 26-14 overall. The Tigers will face #4E Paine in the first round on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m.
Finishing the regular season with a 15-5 record, Albany State University enters the tournament as the top seed out of the East Division after finishing the regular season with a 15-5 regular season record. The Golden Rams will face #4W Tuskegee, 9 am on Wednesday morning.
Other first round games on Wednesday, include #2W Kentucky Sate versus #3E Benedict at noon and #2E Claflin against #3W Miles at 6 p.m.
For bracket information, results, and updates throughout the 2013 SIAC Baseball Championship, visit the softball championship page at ww.thesiac.com. You can also follow the SIAC on Twitter (@TheSIAC) and "Like" the SIAC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thesiac) for the latest scores and updates
- Created on 19 April 2013
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announces the 2013 SIAC Men's and Women's Track & Field All-Conference Conference team, which features the top two men's and women's performers in each event during the 2013 SIAC outdoor season based on results from the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).
In the East Division, Benedicts Deon Clifford is the SIAC Men's Track Athlete of the Year after recording a 3:59.99 in the 1500 meters, 9:30.87 in the steeplechase ranking him first in the conference and a 15:42.61 in the 5000 meters ranking him second. His 9:30.87 ranks him in the top 30 nationally.
Isaiah Leggette, also from Albany State, is the SIAC Field Athlete. Competing in the triple jump event, Leggette recorded a 15.05 meter (49'3.75" feet) jump at the 42nd Annual Morehouse Relays. Leggette's mark has him ranked in the top 15 nationally.
Albany State University is the East Division Champions and its head coach Kenneth Taylor was awarded East Division Coach of the Year.
Clark Atlanta junior Markeshia Woodson is the SIAC East Division Athlete of the Year after posting the top mark in three different events this season. Woodson recorded the top mark in the 5000 meter (18:47.49), 1000-meter (45:38.84), and the 3000-meter Steeple Chase (12:23.83).
SIAC Women's Field Athlete of the Year was awarded to Paine College senior Baiesha Johnson, who was the conference leader in the high jump and long jump, where she also earned NCAA qualifications in both events. Johnson's 6.28 meter jump at the 2013 Winthrop University Invitational ranks among the top three in the country, while her high jump mark of 1.70m (5'7") earned her a provisional mark.
Women's East Division regular season champion is Benedict College and the team's head coach Frank Hyland was named East Division Coach of the Year.
Highlighting the West Division is Stillman College sprinter Jeffrey Henderson, who earned SIAC West Division Track and Field Athlete of the Year. On the track, Henderson made a name for himself after running a blazing 10.29 mark in the 100 meter event last weekend at the Ole Miss Invitational. His time, a shave off World Class standard, has him ranked second overall in Division II and 11th overall in among all NCAA 100-meter athletes. Henderson's 7.63 meter m=mark (25'0.5") feet is also the second best mark in the Division II.
For the team category, Stillman College won the SIAC West Division Championship, while West Division Coach of the Year was given to Stillman College coach Pierre Goode for the second year in a row.
Kentucky State's Keona Jones is the SIAC West Division Track Athlete of the Year with her top performance in the 100 meter hurdles and the heptathlon events this season. Jones is also ranked in the women's 4x100 meter relays.
Stillman's Euphemia Edem, is the SIAC West Division Field Athlete of the Year. Edem qualified for nationals in the triple-jump event after
posting a 41'9.25 mark at the TSU Relays last month.
Kentucky State University was crowned West Division regular season champions and its coach Von Smith was named SIAC Women's Coach of the Year.
2013 SIAC Track & Field All-Conference Teams
East Division Regular Season Honors
Track Athlete of the Year: Deon Clifford, Benedict College
Field Athlete of the Year: Isaiah Leggette, Albany State University
Regular Season Champion: Albany State University
Coach of the Year: Ken Taylor, Albany State University
Track Athlete of the Year: Markeisha Woodson, Clark Atlanta
Field Athlete of the Year: Baieshia Johnson, Paine College
Regular Season Champions: Benedict College
Coach of the Year: Frank Hyland, Benedict College
West Division Regular Season Honors
Track Athlete of the Year: Jeffrey Henderson, Stillman College
Field Athlete of the Year: Jeffrey Henderson, Stillman College
Regular Season Champions: Stillman College
Coach of the Year: Pierre Goode, Stillman College
Track Athlete of the Year: Keona Jones, Kentucky State University
Field Athlete of the Years: Euphemia Edem, Stillman College
Regular Season Champions: Kentucky State University Coach of the Year: Von Smith, Kentucky State University
- Created on 19 April 2013
The Atlanta Hawks have begun a scavenger hunt for playoff tickets in celebration of making it to the NBA Playoffs for the sixth year in a row.
Fifty foam fingers, containing two playoff tickets each, were hidden throughout Atlanta on Thursday and Friday.
The team has released have a few clues as to where city residents should start looking:
1. One of NBC's Thursday night comedies contains the name of several locations.
2. One location's tagline is "Weekends are overrated."
3. The Hawks plan to connect the East, West, North and South at one location.
4. Visit hawks.com and pay close attention, because clues are embedded in the homepage
Foam finger finders are asked to tweet photos of them with the tickets with the hash tag "#PlayoffFever." Each tweet will enter a fan into a drawing for VIP seats and a Josh Smith signed jersey.
- Created on 19 April 2013
\Atlanta Falcon William Moore was arrested and charged with simple battery Thursday afternoon after an alleged verbal altercation in Midtown.
Atlanta Police responded to an incident on the 600 block of Ninth Street in Midtown Atlanta, where the alleged victim, who remains unidentified, said Moore threw her phone and grabbed her shoulder, according to WXIA.
The 2009 second round draft pick recently re-signed a five-year, $30 million contract with Falcons in March.
Moore, 27, is set to make his first court appearance at the Fulton County Jail at 11 a.m. on Friday. No bond has been set.