Dalton State Athletics And Optilink Partner To Present Free Youth Volleyball Clinic

Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Dalton State volleyball team is excited to be in their newly-renovated Bandy Gymnasium on the Dalton State campus. The Roadrunners played all of their home games in 2013 at other facilities in Dalton.
The Dalton State volleyball team is excited to be in their newly-renovated Bandy Gymnasium on the Dalton State campus. The Roadrunners played all of their home games in 2013 at other facilities in Dalton.

The Dalton State Athletic Department, in conjunction with Optilink, is conducting a free volleyball clinic for area youth. Athletic Director Derek Waugh says the clinic is open to all youth and no experience in the sport is necessary.


The volleyball clinic will be held on Saturday, February 1, from noon-2 p.m. It is open to all youth (boys and girls) ages 7-14. Dalton State Coach Bruna Langner and the Roadrunner volleyball team will conduct the clinic at the newly-renovated Bandy Gymnasium on Dalton State’s Campus. 


“The Optilink Clinic is a great way for our athletic department to give back to the community,” said Mr. Waugh.  “Everyone who attends will get a chance to learn fundamentals, interact with our coaches and players and get a free Dalton State Athletics/Optilink t-shirt.”


“We wanted to make sure the clinics were free so that no one would be excluded,” Mr. Waugh added. “We thank Dalton Utilities and Optilink for their support.”


No pre-registration is required, but players and parents are asked to arrive early to complete a brief on-site registration.


Bandy Gymnasium was undergoing a major renovation during the volleyball season. The Roadrunners had to practice and play home games at alternative sites.  The team is anxious to show off their new home court.


Randy Smith: We Need A 6-Team Playoff

Let me see if I have this right. The College Football Playoff is set with four teams for 2016. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington. The Big 12 champ Oklahoma is out and so is the Big Ten champion Penn State. Two of the Power Five conferences will be shut out right? Wait a minute......Ohio State is seeded third in this year's playoff, yet the Buckeyes not only failed to win ... (click for more)

UTC's Davis To Play In Reese's Senior Bowl

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Keionta Davis has accepted an invite to participate in the the 2017 Reese's Senior Bowl, announced today.  Davis is the 2016 Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and led the league with 10.5 sacks as a defensive end. The Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game, featuring the country's best senior collegiate ... (click for more)

Valerie Bray Pleads Guilty In Death Of Well-Known Runner Cameron Bean

A long-time Moccasin Bend Hospital employee pleaded guilty on Tuesday morning in connection with the death of well-known runner Cameron Bean. Ms. Bray pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality involved. Defense attorney Bill Speek said she faces one-two years on each charge at a sentencing hearing on Feb. 1 at 1:30 ... (click for more)

Officer Who Was Shot Returned Fire; Is Recovering Well; Shooter Still On Loose

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday morning that the officer who was shot three times on Thursday is recovering well.   Chief Fletcher said the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest and one bullet hit the vest, which protected him during the shooting.  The officer was able to return fire, although Chief Fletcher would not comment on how many bullets ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennessee Electors Of The President - And Response (2)

This an open letter to the following people who are Tennessee's presidential electors this year: Joey Jacobs (Brentwood), Beth Scott Clayton Amos (Nashville), Jason Mumpower (Bristol), Susan Mills (Maryville), Liz Holiway (Harriman), Lynne Davis (Lascassas), Tom Lawless (Nashville), Mike Callahan (Monterey), Pat Allen (Clarksville), Shannon Haynes (Alamo), and Drew Daniel (Memphis).  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Abolish Bail For Poor

Our terribly overcrowded Hamilton County Jail may get some help from an unsuspected corner – the Obama administration is tackling the fact that right now over 450,000 people are in our country’s jails because they are too poor to pay for bail. It is a violation of the Constitution to “punish people for their poverty.” As the Eighth Amendment provides, “… excessive bail ought not ... (click for more)