Ooltewah's Kianna Delaney Signs Dalton State Volleyball Letter

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Kianna Delaney is shown with her mother and coach Bruna Langner
Kianna Delaney is shown with her mother and coach Bruna Langner

Ooltewah's Kianna Delaney has agreed to take her volleyball game to the next level and NAIA member Dalton State.

The 5-10 sophomore middle hitter is a 2012 graduate of Ooltewah High School, where she played under Coach Elaine Piegen

While with the Lady Owls, Delaney was a four-year varsity player and a three-year starter. She was a member of the 2011 All Region team, a three-time member of the All District squad and was the 2012 Tournament MVP.

Delaney has played two years for Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala.  As a freshman, she was named second team All Region. During her sophomore year, the newest Roadrunner was the Alabama Community College Conference Region 22 Player of the Year and the ACCC Region Tournament MVP.

During the 2013 regular season, Delaney led the conference in three categories with 485 kills, 137 blocks, and 3.03 kills per set. She was third in the conference with a .334 hitting performance. Wallace State was back to back conference champions each year. 

Kianna, who will graduate with an associate degree in May, is the daughter of Kerry Delaney and Darrell Williams. 

Dalton State athletics will be a member of the Southern States Athletic Conference beginning in the fall.


Shorter Wins 4-2 Over Lee

The Shorter University Hawks celebrated homecoming afternoon with a 4-2 victory over the Lee University men's soccer team at the Ben Brady Field on Friday . The win allowed the Hawks to improve to 5-4-0 in the important Gulf South Conference (GSC) race and 7-9-1 overall. The Flames slipped to 7-8-2 in overall play and dropped to 2-6-1 in the GSC. Lee will close out the regular ... (click for more)

Boyd Bucs Blank Silverdale, 46-0

Junior E.J. Matthews rushed for 161 and one touchdown and Jeremy Borders scored on a punt return as visiting Boyd Buchanan defeated Silverdale, 46-0,  t o claim the District 5-A football championship Friday night. Senior Austin Jackson also scored three rushing touchdowns as the Bucs gained 328 yards on the ground (8.4 avg per carry). The Blue and Gold defense held ... (click for more)

Chickamauga Lock To Reopen As Soon As Next Thursday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District  plans to reopen Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic as early as next Thursday. An inspection of the upper gate anchorage and a repair plan were completed today. Chickamauga Lock closed on Monday after a routine inspection revealed a crack in the anchorage of the upper gate. Lt. Col. John Hudson, commander ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

A Vote For Education Is Critical In Tennessee

In a state where just 28 percent of eighth graders are proficient in math and 33 percent are proficient in reading according to national assessments, education is deserving of more attention in 2014 elections. Across the country, more parents are making informed decisions about their child’s education, but for Volunteer State parents without resources, choices are difficult to come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In November

As the first day of November arrives today, it is cold enough in my garden to officially certify that fall has fell! There are even signs of ice on the ground but there is a bounty crop of acorns so, in keeping with our monthly tradition, some will get shiny acorns and others will get a chunk of cold ice: A SHINY ACORN for Patriots football coach Bill Belichick for scoffing at ... (click for more)