Lee Volleyball Wins Over Valdosta State 3-0

Saturday, November 2, 2013

On a night when the Walker Arena stands were packed in pink for the annual "Volley for the Cure" match the Lee volleyball team did not disappoint topping Gulf South Conference foe Valdosta State, 3-0 on Friday evening.

The two teams were meeting for the second time this season as the Lady Flames (12-6, 8-4 ) avenged a straight set defeat at Valdosta (16-10, 8-5) earlier in the year.

With the support of the capacity crowd the Lady Flames started fast taking the first set 25-16. Latrice Johnson got things going with five first set slams. She finished with 17 kills and 11 digs to complete the double-double performance.

The second set was more of the same as Lee scored a 25-17 victory. The home team capped the sweep with a dominating 25-13 third set showing.

The night was also dedicated to the five graduating seniors on the Lee squad. Senior Paula Martins added 13 slams and fellow veteran Camil Martinez set things in motion with 35 assists. Libby Peigen made her senior night count with 17 digs. Lee also honored seniors Rachael Cunningham and Becky Bourne.

Junior Lauren Williams added seven kills and registered an impressive .500 attack percentage. The Minnesota native also chipped in four blocks.

Jenna Kirkwood paced the Blazers' attack with 11 slams and 10 digs. Jessica Codato set the offensive up with 20 assists.

In what is always a highlight of the annual event, the Lady Flames took time during the second and third sets to honor all of the cancer survivors in attendance.

Coach Andrea Hudson's club will continue with GSC play on Tuesday when they welcome West Georgia to the sport court at Walker Arena for a 7 p.m. clash. West Tennessee clubs Union and Christian Brothers will visit next Friday and Saturday.


Wild Pitch Gives Lookouts 3-2 Win Over Biscuits Friday

On Friday night before a season-high crowd of 5,504 at AT&T Field, the Chattanooga Lookouts hosted the Montgomery Biscuits in game three of a five game home series. The Lookouts (27-21) defeated the Biscuits (25-23) for the third consecutive night in a row, by a score of 3-2. Minnesota Twins #2 overall prospect, Stephen Gonsalves (0-1, 3.27), made his first home start ... (click for more)

CFC Hosts Liga MX U-23's In International Friendly Saturday

The Chattanooga Football Club will welcome the U23 players from one of the most celebrated clubs in Liga MX history's  to FORT Finley stadium Saturday, May 27th, at 7:30pm for an international friendly.  Club Deportivo Guadalajara, most commonly known as "Chivas" is one of the ten founding members of Mexico's highest level of professional soccer, Liga MX. In it's ... (click for more)

Reworked Miller Park, Connections To Cost Up To $8.4 Million

A reworked Miller Park with improved connections to Patten Parkway and MLK Boulevard will cost $7.6 million. With contingencies, the price tag is tabbed at $8.4 million. The city only had two bidders on the major downtown project. Thomas Brothers Construction had the low bid of $7,637,413. Dillard Construction was just behind at $7,768,113. The city lists the "total project ... (click for more)

Dionne Upton Named New Principal At Woodmore Elementary School

Hamilton County Department of Education Interim Superintendent Dr. Kirk Kelly announced Friday the appointment of Dionne Upton to serve as principal at Woodmore Elementary School. Ms. Upton has 21 years of experience as a teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal.  Along with her various educational experiences, she has also participated in the Leadership Fellows ... (click for more)

Scrutinizing Defense And Other Public Spending Is Right Thing To Do

I saw in the news today where U.S. senators were investigating and scrutinizing an Army "debacle," which has already spent $6 billion on a communications system developed by a defense contractor (WIN-T) that is virtually ineffective in use.   This is on top of a recent Navy scandal (Fat Leonard Scandal) where several current and former Navy admirals were sentenced to prison ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Suicide Letter

Two weeks ago there were five suicides and a fatal drug overdose in the same Chattanooga community. That absolutely tears me up inside because I am assured almost every day there is a better answer. I make no secret I struggle with depression and it is real. I want others to see if I can get through the valleys to climb the mountain, they can too. I take medicine every day that ... (click for more)