Baylor Swimmers Kick Off Season With Win Over Bearden

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Both the Baylor boys and girls swim teams opened the 2012-2013 seasons with wins over Bearden School from Knoxville. The Baylor boys won 161-134, while the girls won 186-86. The Baylor Boys are now 37-1 in dual meets since 2006, while the Lady Aqua Raiders are 36-0 since 2006.

In the Boys meet, Juniors Sam McHugh, Luke Kaliszak and Chandler Hinson lead the way with McHugh taking victories in the 200 IM and the 500 freestyle, Kaliszak won the 50 free and 100 butterfly, and Hinson won the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.  Sophomore Christian Selby won the 200 free and was second in the 500 free, while Junior Dustin Tynes won the 100 breastroke and was 3rd in the 50 freestyle. Baylor Swept all three relays and Sophomore Ryan Smith won the 1 meter diving.

In the girls meet, Seniors Kristen Vredeveld won the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle, Hannah Peiffer won the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, Kimberlee John-Williams won the 100 butterfly, Emma Lochmaier won the 500 freestyle, while Junior Bree Roman won the 50 freestyle and 100 breastroke. Baylor swept all three relays, while Emily Pelliter won the 1 meter diving.

McCallie's Pete Potter Remembered

On one of McCallie’s special nights, a myriad of former players and coaches gathered Friday night to honor and remember former Blue Tornado coach Pete Potter who coached the boys in blue from 1973 to 1993 with a school best win-loss record of 155-67. The school has now named the gridiron field Pete Potter Field at Bill Spears Stadium. On a rainy night, but a good one for the ... (click for more)

Mocs Soccer Drops 3-0 Match To UNCG

 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to UNCG on a rain-soaked Friday night at Finley Stadium. The Mocs are 3-9-2 overall and 1-3-1 against the Southern Conference while the Spartans improve to 5-7-3 on the year and 3-1-1 in league play.   UNCG scored twice in the first half and then grabbed its third goal of the game in the second ... (click for more)

Attorney Patrick Says Chattanooga Is "Most Logical Place" For Consolidating Volkswagen Lawsuits; Hearing Set Dec. 3

Attorney Gary Patrick said Chattanooga is "the most logical place for consolidating the Volkswagen litigation because it is the only location in the country where VW vehicles are being produced." Attorney Patrick, of the local firm of Patrick, Beard, Schulman and Jacoway, said a hearing is set Dec. 3 in New Orleans on the issue. A host of lawsuits seeking class action status ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)