Signal Mountain Girls, Baylor Boys Win Silver At Tennessee Classic

Mallory Young Second, John Carlson Third To Lead Winning Teams

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - by Special to the Chattanoogan.com

NASHVILLE -- Mallory Young and John Carlson were the individual leaders for their respective teams as the Signal Mountain girls and the Baylor boys won Silver division championships at the Tennessee Classic cross country meet here at Percy Warner Park Saturday.

Young was runner-up in the girls race as the Lady Eagles won with 53 points.  Lucy Whitfield was sixth overall as GPS finished second with 90 and Baylor was third with 99 as Grace Carlson finished fourth.

John Carlson, Grace's twin brother, was third in 17:30 as the Baylor boys prevailed with 51 points.

  University School of Nashville was second with 109.

Jackson Goodwin, who set the pace early for Baylor, finished in sixth while Alex Sumida was eighth.  Luke Portera and Anders Pokela were 16th and 18th, respectively, for the Red Raiders.

"We're on our way back home celebrating a victory," said Baylor coach Jan Gautier early Saturday evening.

"I'm thrilled with the way our guys ran as they ran as a pack and really worked well together.  They were all within 30 seconds of each other," Gautier added.

Saturday's race was run on a muddy course, but the rain had stopped by the time the starting gun was fired.

Baylor will be the host for this week's regular-season meet of the Chattanooga Cross Country League on Tuesday.

(Email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@comcast.net)


Lee Men Claim 6-3 Tennis Victory In Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Lee University men’s tennis team swept the doubles competition and won three singles matches on their way to a 6-3 over The University of Alabama in Huntsville Wednesday afternoon. The Flames improved to 7-3 overall and evened its record at 2-2 in the Gulf South Conference. UAH dropped to 5-12 and 0-5 in conference play. “Road matches are all tough in ... (click for more)

Scots Tennis Falls In Thriller To Piedmont

In a tight match featuring two teams that came into the day undefeated in conference play, the Covenant men's tennis team fell 5-4 to USA South foe Piedmont  on Wednesday  evening at the Covenant Tennis Complex. The loss was the first in USA South play for the Scots (6-7, 2-1 USA South). Piedmont (5-6, 3-0 USA South) remains in first place in the West Division ... (click for more)

City Council Winner Anthony Byrd Told He Cannot Continue Working At The County And Be On City Post; Resigns At Criminal Court Clerk's Office

Anthony Byrd, who upset City Council Chairman Moses Freeman in the District 8 council race, has been told that under the city charter he cannot remain on his county job and hold the city post. Mr. Byrd has worked in the Criminal Court Clerk's office for the past 22 years. Criminal Court Clerk Vince Dean said Mr. Byrd got the news of the ruling on Tuesday. He said, "No one ... (click for more)

Judges Say Judge Bales Has Not Signed Letter To Governor On Medical Disability; They Can't Find Him

General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes said fellow Judge David Bales apparently has not yet signed a letter to the governor saying he plans to take medical disability. Judge Starnes said, "We can't reach him. He does not answer any of our calls or texts." He added, "We are concerned about his well-being." Judge Bales last Friday, after a sit-down meeting with the other ... (click for more)

Repeal Obamacare, Congressman Fleischmann - And Response

Chuck: I'm writing to express my strong opposition to the plan that is being rolled out by Paul Ryan to replace Obamacare. And as I'm writing this, I'm remembering all the times you and all of your Republican colleagues over the last six years campaigned on REPEALING  Obamacare and used that call to action as the basis for your reelection. And I'm also remembering the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You, The Bald-Headed Lady

You were wearing a pretty sweat shirt and blue jeans when I saw you outside the Infusion Center at Erlanger Hospital on Wednesday. You were the one who was nearly bald and I was the guy you greeted with a huge smile as we said hello in passing. You reminded me exactly of my brother Franklin. Years ago when chemotherapy began to rob him of his hair, Franklin was pretty devastated ... (click for more)