Walker Valley Surprises Dade County in Santa Slam

Saturday, December 22, 2012 - by David Jenkins

TRENTON, Ga. -- The only previous blemish on the Dade County Wolverines' record this season came when they crossed over the state line into Tennessee and found the Howard Hustlin' Tigers laying in wait.

   Friday, the Wolverines against tasted defeat at the hands of a Tennessee school -- but this time the setback came on their own court, as the Walker Valley Mustangs won the nightcap in the inaugural Santa Slam by an 81-60 final.

   A 34-point third quarter turned what had been a Walker Valley comeback efforrt into a romp.

   Jackson Brownfield dominated the inside game and led the Mustags (8-6) with 17 points. Lukas Korn added 13 and Caio Hysinger posted a dozen.  Dade County (9-2)  got a game-high 22 from Cole Birchfield and 11 from Nic Gaddis.

   Walker Valley plays Ridgeland today at 5:30 as the two-day classic concludes at Dade County High School. Dade County will follow that with a 7 p.m. contest with East Ridge, while Marion County and Signal Mountain open the day's play at 4.

Walker Valley   10   18   34   19   --   81
Dade County     17   11   16   16   --   60
 
Walker Valley (81) -- Anthony 2, Harwood 6, Caio Hysinger 12, Melton 3, Cartwright 6, Korn 13, Morrow 3, Russell 4, Crews 1, Swafford 9, Browfield 17, Hunt 5
 
Dade County (60) -- Mai, Cole Birchfield 22, Stephens 3, Howard 9, Chitwood 2, Sharp, Smith 2, Clynt Bell 10, Nic Gaddis 11, Walden, Cole, Page 1
 
Records:  Walker Valley (8-6); Dade County (9-2).


Tennessee, BYU Announce Series In 2019 And 2023

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --  The University of Tennessee football Vols announced   Thursday   the dates for a future home-and-home series with BYU. The two programs are set to meet in 2019 and 2023. The first-ever game between the Vols and Cougars is slated for  Sept. 7, 2019 , at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. That game rounds out UT's 2019 non-conference ... (click for more)

Mocs Softball Set To Host Frost Classic This Weekend

 The Chattanooga Mocs softball team is ready to hold their annual Frost Classic tournament at Frost Stadium this weekend with games running from Friday through Sunday. Aside UTC, Fairleigh Dickinson, Northwestern State, Western Michigan, UT Martin and Saint Louis will also be competing. The Mocs (3-6) are scheduled to play five games in three days, all at Frost Stadium, ... (click for more)

St. Elmo Woman, 45, Dies At County Workhouse On Wednesday Night; Investigation Underway

An inmate died at the county workhouse at Silverdale on Wednesday night, and an investigation is underway.   She was identified as  Dana Shunice Palmer, 45, of St. Elmo.   Ms. Palmer was booked into the Hamilton County Jail from the Chattanooga Police Department on Feb. 14 on a public Intoxication charge. She was transferred from the jail to CoreCivic ... (click for more)

Shannon Whitfield Raising Rates At Money-Losing Walker County Landfill; Moratorium Placed On Fracking, Deep Well Drilling, Tiny Homes

New Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield is raising rates at the money-losing Walker County Landfill. The higher charges go into effect on March 1. Mr. Whitfield, during his campaign, said the landfill had been losing about $500,000 per year for many years. He said other area landfills were making a profit, but Walker County was having to subsidize its landfill. ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ed Chief ‘Embarrassed’

At the start of the school year in September, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Dr. Candice McQueen held an “educational summit” with state legislators from embattled Hamilton County. The entire “summit” took a prescribed 90 minutes and was such a dog-and-pony show her strongest statement was, "Create your plan around the right vision, have some metrics and align to the right ... (click for more)