Lady Cats Fall At Toccoa, Prep For Prince George

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - by Don Foley
Sophomore NJCAA All-Region First Team honoree Alyssa Nichelson (Creekview HS, Ga.) led the way Tuesday night with 23 points at Toccoa Falls College
Sophomore NJCAA All-Region First Team honoree Alyssa Nichelson (Creekview HS, Ga.) led the way Tuesday night with 23 points at Toccoa Falls College

Even with a season-high output from Lady Cats NJCAA All-Region forward Alyssa Nichelson, Georgia Northwestern could not close a double-digit gap on the road Tuesday as host Toccoa Falls stole the win, 66-55.

Nichelson (Creekview HS, GA) would pull in 23 points, 11 rebounds, and five steals in the non-region loss for the Lady Cats. Fellow All-Region first-teamer Kiarra Parks (Pepperell HS, GA) added 12 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and five steals on the night.

The big presence for the Lady Eagles (5-8) was 6-footer Esther Shady. The junior from Kendern, Germany would clean the home glass for twenty boards and reject six shots. Shady would also drop in 11 points and grab three steals in the effort. Senior Kim Crapse (Savannah, Ga) added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the winning effort.

Georgia Northwestern (3-14) now has five days to prepare for Prince George’s (MD) to arrive in Rome, Georgia for a match-up at the Winthrop-King Centre. Game time is 2 p.m.

The Lady Cats have six regular-season games remaining between now and the NJCAA Region XVII Tournament at Emory-Oxford in Oxford, Georgia. For information on all Georgia Northwestern intercollegiate athletic programs, check out BobcatsCountry.com, or e-mail the Athletics Department at dstephenson@gntc.edu.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.

Georgia Northwestern (55) – Kiarra Parks 12, Alyssa Nichelson 23, Woodley 2, Hall 7, Smith 9, Flaherty, Johnson 2.

Toccoa Falls (66) – Calloway 6, Arnold 8, Morris 5, Kim Crapse 14, Esther Shady 11, Bechtold 6, Cassidy Lang 10, Edmundson 2, Wiegand 4.

Halftime Score: 35-21, Toccoa Falls.


Chattanooga Area Swim League Standings & Results

BLUE DIVISION Signal Mountain          4              1 Dalton                        3              2 Ooltewah                   ... (click for more)

University Of Mobile Golfer Heather Nail To Finish College Career At Dalton State

Anyone who has followed Southern States Athletics Conference women’s golf during the past three season knows the name Heather Nail. The native of Hartselle, Al. grew up on a golf course owned by her father. She started swinging a club as soon as she could walk. Dalton State women’s golf coach Jim McGrew says Nail has agreed to finish her college career at Dalton State. ... (click for more)

Spiegel Says Walker County Could Make Payments On $8,705,000 Hutcheson Debt; James Says Letter is Heavy-Handed

Erlanger Health System CEO Kevin Spiegel has written Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell to say that Erlanger would consider taking payments on the $8,705,000 Hutcheson debt. Stuart James, special counsel for Walker County, called the overture "heavy-handed." Walker County earlier offered a $1.3 million "global settlement" that was rejected by Erlanger. Catoosa County ... (click for more)

Customer At East Ridge Gas Station Shoots And Kills Robber; He Had Been Trying To Take Female Clerk With Him

East Ridge Police said a customer at an East Ridge gas station early Thursday morning shot a robber, who was then found by police lying outside the station and was arrested.  The robber has died.  His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. At 1:47 a.m., East Ridge Police responded to 4011 Ringgold Road, the Marathon Service Station, on ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11 - And Response (5)

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This July

I can never remember a day in July when my garden, my lawn, my dogwood tree, and my ferns are all wilting for lack of rain. Right now we are more than eight inches under our average rainfall for the first six months and, on this wonderful weekend, those who love firecrackers are urged to keep a pail of water in case a spark could cause a fire. On the other hand, every July 4 th ... (click for more)