Dalton State Squads Hit The Road Friday

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Dalton State Lady Roadrunner volleyball team goes for two in a row Friday as they travel up Lookout Mountain to meet Covenant College at 7 p.m.


Dalton State swept host Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga. last week three sets to none.


Covenant is off to a 2-3 start going into a Wednesday night match with Agnes Scott in Decatur.

The Dalton State men’s and women’s cross country teams visit Milledgeville, Ga.,  Friday night for the Bobcat Invitational meet hosted by Georgia College and State University.


The women’s 5K run starts at 6 p.m.  Participating schools include Dalton State, the hosts from Georgia College & State University, University of South Carolina at Aiken, South Georgia College, Gordon State, and Young Harris College.


The men’s 8K begins at 6:30 p.m. Competing schools are Dalton State, the hosts Georgia College & State University, Armstrong State University, South Georgia College, Gordon State, and Young Harris College.


Both Roadrunner cross country teams started their seasons last Friday evening in the PowerAde Invitational at Moccasin Bend, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


The Dalton State men finished with a team time less than three minutes behind Bryan College of  Dayton, TN.  Bryan is currently ranked #7 in the nation in the most recent National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics poll.


Freshman Paul Patterson of Cleveland, Tn. led the DS men in the 5K with a time of 16:36:92.  Freshman Natalie Espinoza-Hensley led the Lady Roadrunner with a 2 mile time of  12:23:89.


After the opening event, Patterson said his eyes were opened to “the speed of college running.” The race gave the talented first year teams an opportunity to see other college teams.



Dalton State Women Topple Martin Methodist, Bethel

The SSAC Round-up hosted by Dalton State ended with success. The Lady Roadrunners finished off the Southern States Athletic Conference part of the regular season Friday at Lakeshore Park Tennis Center, beating Martin Methodist in the morning and Bethel University in the afternoon. The Lady Roadrunners edged the Lady Warhawks, 5-4. Doubles: 1.     ... (click for more)

Dalton State Men’s Tennis Sweeps SSAC Shootout

The Dalton State men’s tennis team swept two Southern States Athetic Conference opponents at the Lakeshore Park Tennis Center on Friday. The Roadrunners started the day right by knocking off Martin Methodist 8-1. “The guys really stepped up today against a quality Martin Methodist team,” said men’s tennis coach Zach Rogers. “We continue to start off slow in our doubles ... (click for more)

Robber Who Was Shot At Rossville Boulevard Car Lot Dies; No Charges To Be Filed

Police said a person who was shot during a robbery attempt at a car lot at 4314 Rossville Blvd. around 1:50 p.m. on Thursday has died. Police said the shooting has been ruled a "justifiable homicide" and no charges will be brought against 27-year-old Alan Miller. The shooting in which the robbery victim shot the suspect was at Miller Auto Sales. (click for more)

Man Charged In Shooting On Sixth Avenue Had Been Shot Himself Last Week; Police Say Incident "Part Of Gang War"

A man charged with attempted first-degree murder on Sixth Avenue Court on Thursday afternoon was shot himself earlier this month. O'Shae Kadaris Smith, 20, of 2114 E. 12th St., is also charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was one of two people shot on Rawlings Street on March 16. Kendre Allen, ... (click for more)

Finley Stadium Needs To Grow Up - And Response

RE:  Finley Stadium Financial Picture Rosy; Beer And Alcohol Sales Approved; AstroTurf Almost Ready and City, County Pitching In $250,000 Each For New Finley Stadium AstroTurf I read a story here five days ago about a rosy future for Finley stadium. It lead me to believe that the stadium was making money and even improvements with donations.  Then we get a short ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Mom’s Parting Instructions

My mother, Helen Exum, went to be with the Lord in late August of last year and, in the way folks do, I was going through some of her files last week when I ran across an envelope with my name on it. Inside was a story and written in her hand were the words, “This is a wonderful story for you to tell!” Not being one to disobey my mother and not about to waylay the wishes of the ... (click for more)