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.



Dan Bailey Still Plodding Along After All These Years

Dan Bailey has been retired from the Tennessee American Water Company for more than 10 years now, so he doesn’t get in a hurry to do anything. He jokes about how slow he runs these days, but he felt better when reminded that if it wasn't for people like him, there would be no overall winners in local races. The 71-year-old Bailey is originally from Ohio where he ... (click for more)

Lookout Rowing Earns Club National Medals

It was a good weekend on the water for Lookout Rowing Club as five boats competed at the Club Nationals Regatta in Oak Ridge, with four in the finals and two earning silver medals. Men’s Lt Weight Double : A pair of local high school coaches - David Hall (Chattanooga Junior Rowing) and Anders Swanson (GPS) - combined talents and rowed to a silver medal ... (click for more)

EPB Files With FCC To Expand TV, Phone, Internet Offerings Outside Electric Service Area

 EPB announced Thursday that it has filed a petition to the FCC "in an effort to respond to neighboring communities’ requests for access to the company’s gigabit enabled high-speed Internet service." Officials said, "EPB offers high-speed Internet access, video programming and voice services using a fiber optic communications network that allows the company to deliver these ... (click for more)

Black Creek Developers Say They "Followed The Rules" On $9 Million TIF: To Continue Project

The developers of the Black Creek project at Aetna Mountain said Thursday they "complied precisely by the rules when we applied for and received approval of the TIF district." Doug Stein said the group plans to continue on with the project, which he said earlier would include the creation of a small town on a huge undeveloped tract on the mountain above Black Creek (formerly ... (click for more)

Pickle Ball? - And Response

Collegedale has done some wonderful things for its residents.  The Greenway is a perfect example of money well spent on helping to give her residents the opportunity to improve their lives, at least from a health standpoint. Having taught at Wolftever Creek for a decade plus, I was fortunate to have opportunity to take my classes on walks from time to time.  It provided ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Say It Ain't So, Larry Joe!

Larry Joe Wheelon, the tainted horse trainer who was charged with 18 counts of aggravated animal cruelty when his barn was raided in April of 2013 and some animals were sored so badly that they could barely walk, finally went to a court hearing in Blount County on Wednesday and his steps toward Judge Tammy Harrington’s bench were decidedly heavy. My goodness, yours would have been ... (click for more)