Dalton State Tennis Signs Another Experienced Columbian

Monday, May 20, 2013
Juan Pablo Arguello signing
Juan Pablo Arguello signing

Dalton State tennis coaches Michel Bates and Zack Rogers continue to find excellent South American players who want to continue their education in the southern United States.

Juan Pablo Arguella has become the second experienced college player originally from Columbia to ink with the Roadrunners. The native of Bogata is a friend of fellow DS signee Diana Morino.   He has just finished his season at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Ms.

Rogers says William Carey was ranked third in the SSAC and as high as fourth in the country in NAIA during this past season. Arguella will arrive in Dalton in early August.  He is spending the summer teaching tennis in the northeast.

“We are very happy with Juan’s decision to transfer to Dalton State,” said Rogers. “Anytime you can bring in an experienced player from a nationally ranked program you feel fortunate.” 

“Our program will benefit immensely from his leadership both on and off the court,” Rogers added.

“I am really happy to be a part of the Dalton State tennis team and I am looking forward to the new challenges,” Arguella said. “I fell privileged to be part of this new family.”

The red shirt junior hopes to major in business management or interdisciplinary studies at DS.



PHOTOS: McMinn defeats Soddy Daisy, 58-30

Lee Men, Women Win Tuesday

The Lee men's basketball team led from start to finish on Tuesday night in a dominating 71-46 victory over Cumberland University from Walker Arena. Sophomore Ryan Montgomery led the way with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists. The Chattanooga Central product electrified the home crowd with a powerful, breakaway two-handed slam late in the first half. I just thought ... (click for more)

Multiple Callers Said Man Who Tried To Rape Woman At MLK Neighborhood Was "Tom"

After police on Wednesday released clear photos of a man who tried to tried to rape a woman in the MLK Neighborhood, multiple callers said it was "Tom" who works at Amazon. The victim then picked Thomas Lee Carr out of a photo lineup as her assailant. He is charged with attempted rape. The woman said on Tuesday just before noon she was followed into the complex where she ... (click for more)

Arson Suspected In Morning House Fire

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to a reported structure fire around  5:40 a.m.  on Thursday at 2707 N. Chamberlain Ave. Captain David Brooks with Engine 4 said smoke and flames were visible when they arrived on the scene. The firefighters forced their way in through the front door, made an aggressive attack on the fire, and extinguished the flames ... (click for more)

Technology: The Virtual Drug

The truth is you're probably reading this on a mobile device or your computer. As a matter of fact, I’m typing this down on a MacBook Pro. The point is technology is everywhere. It engulfs like a tsunami engulfs a village, only a few ever escape. In fact, it took me two hours to start this paper because I was so hypnotized by phone, checking my Instagram and seeing what the next ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s Focus On ‘Better’

As I stepped away from the overflow crowd at  Monday  night’s Town Council meeting on Signal Mountain, I leaned in to tell Jean Trohanis how sorry I was to hear of the loss of her dearest friend. But in that millisecond before I could speak, the former but still-loved elementary school principal gave me her best hallway hiss and, with a pointed finger, she ordered, “You ... (click for more)