Jacob Robinson To Run For Dalton State

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Dalton State cross country coach Andy Meyer, Jacob Robinson, and Hiram High XC coach Russell Brand
Dalton State cross country coach Andy Meyer, Jacob Robinson, and Hiram High XC coach Russell Brand

Dalton State Cross Country Coach Andy Meyer has signed an elite Paulding County runner to join the young Roadrunner team this fall.

Hiram High’s Jacob Robinson has only been running competitively for two years, but Coach Meyer loves what the star has accomplished. 

“Jacob is an unknown talent,” Meyer said.  “He has accomplished so much in just two years of running.”

Robinson’s personal best in the 5K is 15:58. His two-mile best has been 9:48. He finished second by only one second in the one mile during this year’s Dalton Rotary Club Ronnie McClurg Invitational Track Meet. 

The newest Roadrunner holds cross country course records at White Oaks  (16:36) and Fox Hill Farms (15:59). He led the Hiram Hornets to last fall’s 5 AAAAA region championship.

“We are excited to have Jacob as a part of our program,” said Meyer. “We literally have no clue as to what his potential could be. It is unlimited.” 

The coach said Dalton State is now positioned to have a sensational 2014 season. “Bringing him in with the other outstanding freshman, plus our returning super sophomores, we are poised to excel.”


Mocs Advance Three Singles, Two Doubles To USC Upstate Tennis Finals

The Chattanooga Mocs continued its strong play at the USC Upstate Fall Classic in Spartanburg, S.C., today.  Three advanced to Sunday’s main draw finals in singles action, while two UTC tandems are in main draw championships in doubles. It will be an all-Chattanooga final in the Green singles draw tomorrow.  Junior Kayla Jones, the top seed in the bracket, cruised ... (click for more)

Covenant Volleyball Splits At Oglethorpe

After a tough loss to Maryville on Friday night, the Covenant volleyball team was back in action on Saturday afternoon at Oglethorpe University for a tri-match. The Lady Scots fell in five sets to unbeaten Millsaps in the day's first match before sweeping host Oglethorpe in the second match. With the split, Covenant goes to 10-6 overall on the season. In the first match, ... (click for more)

Man Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Takes Own Life In County Jail

Justin Dale Bradley died in the Hamilton County jail Saturday morning. Notification was received from the Hamilton County 911 Center at   12:50 a.m. ,   regarding an inmate found unresponsive.   Jail personnel found the male inmate unresponsive in his cell and initiated C.P.R. while notifying Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. ... (click for more)

Democratic Chairman Roy Herron Announces He Will Not Run For 2nd Term

Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced Saturday at a meeting of the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee that he would not be seeking a second term as party chairman. “I have been blessed to serve as chairman these past two years, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the executive committee members, party officials, staff members, and friends ... (click for more)

You’re Right With Lamar

One of Tennessee’s favorite sons, Davy Crockett, coined an oft-used phrase:  “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Being sure is quite important, but may be difficult in this election cycle. The Democratic nominee campaigning against Lamar Alexander is a man whose radio ads call for “change,” “fair” taxes and more jobs.  Sounds good, huh?   ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Late Garden Walk

Due to a series of pressing events I didn’t get a chance to make my September walk through the garden until yesterday. It is normally my custom to take a stroll on the first day of each new month, looking for the orchids and onions that might appear, so I can award them to those among us who deserve one or the other. So before the temperatures drop, allow me to catch up: AN ORCHID ... (click for more)