Georgia Northwestern Cats Continue Climb, Claim 7th In Maryville Invitational

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Georgia Northwestern’s intercollegiate golf program will see its first day of practice for its inaugural spring season tee off on January 15, 2014. The Bobcats finished off its second of two warm-up tournaments this past weekend as they clawed their way to a seventh place finish at the Maryville Invitational in Alcoa, Tn.

All eyes are on leading ball striker Brandon Parrish this week. The North Murray (GA) H.S. alum started the event strong with a team-low 76 in day one of the two-day event. However, the freshman Bobcat had to withdraw from the Green Meadow Country Club event in the closing round after injuring his hand attempting to strike a difficult shot near a tree root. No word on the extent of the injury at this time.

Fellow freshman Drew Tankersley, a Murray County (GA) H.S. grad, tried to pick up the slack by firing a 77 in day one and a 79 in day two. Adrian Petino (North Murray) shot an 80 and a 78. Shawn Welch (Dalton) gave the most consistent play for the Bobcats firing a pair of 83’s. Gavin Reeves (Heritage) locked in for an 82 and an 86.

In individual standings, Tankersley finished 15th (156) and Petino placed 19th (158) in the weekend tourney. Tennessee Wesleyan College out of Athens, Tn. took home the team championship.

With the initial spring schedule for the Georgia Northwestern golf program still being slated, two events are already in the books. The Cats will travel to Hattiesburg, Mississippi for the Carey Collegiate Classic on March 17-18, 2014. Also, Georgia Northwestern will make the short trip to the Bedwell Memorial Tournament in Rome, Georgia on April 15-16, 2014.

For information on all Cats Country intercollegiate athletic programs, check out BobcatsCountry.com, e-mail the Office of Sports Information at dfoley@gntc.edu, or call 706 764-3813.


McCallie Opens Lacrosse Season Saturday

The McCallie lacrosse team enters the 2015 season with high expectations. Especially after Lacrosse Magazine recently listed the Blue Tornado as one of the top 10 teams in the South. McCallie is listed No. 4 on the magazine’s ranking of southern prep teams and has this to say about this year’s squad: “The Blue Tornado (18-5) are loaded this season and expect to make a ... (click for more)

Flames Win NCCAA Mid-East Region Championship

Cory Billingsley and Jervon Johnson combined for 49 points to help the Flames capture the NCCAA Mid-East Region Championship with a 90-65 victory over Hiwassee College on Wednesday evening in Walker Arena. It was the hot-shooting of Billingsley and Johnson that propelled the Flames to a fast start and the visiting Tigers battled back on a couple of occasions but were never ... (click for more)

Snow In Today's Forecast After Balmy Wednesday; Hamilton County Schools, CCS, State Offices Closed Thursday

Temperatures were mild on Wednesday, reaching 74 degrees, but they began dropping as the day went on - leading to a winter weather advisory. The advisory went into effect at 4 a.m. on Thursday and is to continue until 4 p.m. The forecast is for freezing rain,sleet and snow. Hamilton County Schools will be closed Thursday . Officials said, "Due to the continued drop in temperatures ... (click for more)

Grand Jury Indicts Mark Kaylor In Alleged Beating Case; He Resigns From Red Bank Police; His Attorney Asks For Trial

A Red Bank officer was indicted on Wednesday by the Hamilton County Grand Jury on charges related to an alleged assault against a detainee. At the same time, Red Bank Police Chief Tim Christol said he had accepted the resignation of Officer Mark Kaylor. The Hamilton County District Attorney General’s Office earlier said it had reviewed the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation ... (click for more)

Women Don't Ask For Rape, They Ask For Justice

The stereotypical irrationality that women typically lie about rape has brought an enormous amount of social stigma to this population. Many like to think that rape is not a huge issue in the United States, and that the media blows it out of proportion. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that approximately 17.7 million females in America have been raped, with 108,612 ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’

Last April, in the special way that only some older men are lucky enough to possess, the childish imp came out in Father Ray Kelly. A parish priest in Oldcastle, Ireland, he was conducting wedding vows for a handsome couple when the 62-year-old decided to surprise them with a totally-unscripted rendition of Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song, “Hallelujah.” When he did, there soon ... (click for more)