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.”


Meigs Wins, Whitwell Loses In Class A State Softball

MURFREESBORO -- Tuesday was a good day for the Meigs County softball team, but not so good for the young ladies from Whitwell. The defending Class A champions from Decatur got another perfect game from junior Ashley Rogers and rolled to a 9-0 victory over Jackson Christian while the Whitwell Lady Tigers came out on the short end of a 5-1 final against Forrest. While Rogers ... (click for more)

McCallie Edges Briarcrest 1-0 On Costo's Sacrifice Fly In Seventh

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – McCallie’s Corbin Brooksbank and Briarcrest’s Connor Shamblin locked up in an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel Tuesday night in the TSSAA Division II-AA state baseball tournament. Through six innings there wasn’t a crooked number to be seen on the scoreboard. Brooksbank, a Vanderbilt signee, stopped the Saints on five hits. Shamblin went into the seventh ... (click for more)

Alexander: Corps Allocates $37 Million For Chickamauga Lock, Construction For 3rd Consecutive Year

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2017 "includes good news for all of East Tennessee – and everyone who benefits from river traffic passing through the Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga." In addition to funding slated for the first three priority projects of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, the Corps of Engineers’ Work ... (click for more)

Chris Thomas Serving As Interim Executive Director At Finley Stadium; Stadium And Pavilion Constantly In Use

The operation of Finley Stadium is in transition since the departure of former Executive Director Paul Smith and his staff. At the meeting of the Stadium Corporation’s board of directors Tuesday, Chairman Gordon Davenport announced that Chris Thomas, principal manager of the Chattanooga Market has stepped in to serve as interim executive director. Mr. Davenport told the board that ... (click for more)

Tennessee Business Expansions On Rise Across State

In 2016, Tennessee was named State of the Year for Economic Development by Southern Business & Development Magazine based on project totals and the variety of industries that invested in the state and created jobs. To a great extent, Bradley and Polk Counties have benefited from that investment.   From February 2015 to February 2016, Cleveland/Bradley County led the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Life With 007

I was 13 when the first of 24 James Bond movies came out and, at a time when my sap was just beginning to rise, I will never forget Ursula Andress stepping out of the sea wearing that white bikini. Our hero walks over to the dripping Honey Ryder – that was her name in “Dr. No” – and she says in the Swiss accent, “Are you looking for shells too?” And the first classic reply of thousands ... (click for more)