Moc Runners Host PowerAde Invitational Saturday

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga cross country team begins the 2013 season Friday night with the annual PowerAde Invitational at the Moccasin Bend Race Course.

The Mocs will host Austin Peay, Middle Tennessee, Auburn University at Montgomery, Bryan College, Dalton State, Lee University and Shorter University in the first of two home meets this season.

“We’ll have Lucas Cotter back at full steam this year,” UTC head coach Bill Gautier said. “John Gilpin will also be making his return.

Rebecca Greenwall will be making her debut with the Running Mocs this year and Teghan Henderson, who had an outstanding freshman season, returns to the lineup.”

Amanda Cotter (Bristol, Conn.), an all-conference selection last year, returns to the lineup to lead the women’s team. There will be a large group of freshmen looking to get into the starting lineup along with four strong returning runners.

Junior Paul Stuart (Brentwood, Tenn.) and 2012 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year Trevor Janssen (Jordan Station, Ontario) will run attached at the PowerAde. Senior Mark Cole (McKenzie, Tenn.) who missed last season, was just recently cleared to begin running.

The women will run a two-mile course beginning at 5 p.m. followed by the men’s 5K run. The event is free and open to the public.


Lee Baseball Falls To No. 17 West Florida

The No. 17 West Florida Argonauts flashed the leather and added timely hits to top the Lee baseball team, 7-5 in Friday evening's series opener. After falling into a three-run deficit the Flames rallied back thanks to a Trent Hill two-run double in the fifth inning. MJ Brown followed the Hill double with an RBI single to tie the game at 5-5.  Lee tallied 12 hits against ... (click for more)

Bryan Softball Falls To Milligan 6-5 In AAC Tournament

A late rally in the second half of Friday’s Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament game by the Bryan College Lions was just shy of turning into a comeback performance as the Milligan College Buffs (Tenn.) produced six runs through four innings and held on for a 6-5 victory at Brickyard Park. The Buffs went on to lose to AAC regular season and now tournament champion, Reinhardt ... (click for more)

Dewayne Ray Burns Wanted After Firing Shots At Fort Oglethorpe Police Officers

Dewayne Ray Burns is wanted after police in North Georgia were led on a chase, and he fired shots at officers. Burns fired shots in their direction late Thursday night. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department are investigating the incident. According to park rangers on the scene, the Burns ran away, while firing shots in the direction ... (click for more)

5 Considered For Cleveland City Manager Position

Five names were selected  Friday  by a citizens advisory committee to send to the Cleveland City Council for consideration as the next Cleveland city manager. The five are Angie Carrier, Joe Fivas, Mark Reeter, Seth Sumner and Julie Underwood. The list is being sent in alphabetical order so no one has an advantage when the city council considers the candidates. ... (click for more)

Jill Levine Is An Educational Rock Star

No one has covered the Hamilton County Department of Education drama better than Roy Exum.  Thank you, Roy, but I take issue with your unnamed sources.  Professional jealousy and sour grape darts should not be anonymous.   HCDE is so dysfunctional, and there is good cause to place this public organization under a microscope, dissect it into pieces and discard all ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cancer Is Not A Battle

I read a marvelous essay not long ago where the author urged, “Stop telling the lie that cancer is a battle … a battle implies a fair fight, and there was nothing fair about my cancer or the cancer that took the life of my friend. Those experiences were about as fair as getting hit by a car – and nobody says people lose their battles with automobiles.” Mary Elizabeth Williams, ... (click for more)