Dalton Swimmers Nip Ooltewah To Remain Unbeaten

Calhoun Also Unbeaten In White After Victory At Fort Oglethorpe

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - by Special to the Chattanoogan.com

The Dalton Dolphins are on a mission.

Swimming at home against the Ooltewah Tidal Waves Monday night, the Dolphins remained perfect after five meets with the 394-363 victory, setting up a big showdown with Signal Mountain next Monday in Dalton.

The Green Giants, who lost to Dalton on June 12, stayed within striking distance at 4-1 with a weather-shortened 246-170 win at Cleveland.

In other meets, the Calhoun Blue Barracudas remained unbeaten in the White Division with an impressive 394-331 win at Fort Oglethorpe while the Ringgold Tiger Sharks evened their record at 2-2 with a 411-319 win over the Waterdogs.

Fairyland had a slim 24-20 lead over Country Club atop Lookout when that meet was suspended by weather.  Ironically, these same two teams got suspended by the storm on June 5.  A makeup date has yet to be determined.

FORT OGLETHORPE HIGH-POINT SCORERS:

19 -- Isabella Lee, Ryan Berry, Reece Gallagher

17 -- Edy Atwell, Sophie Atwell, Kyle Berry

15 -- Carson Cloud, Timothy DeBord

12 -- Mariana Easley, Brandon Edge, Joshua Carney, Brayden Carney

11 -- Camden Cloud

OOLTEWAH HIGH-POINT SCORERS:

19 -- Cameron Martin, Leah Boyd

17 -- Emma Scruggs, Ellie Waldrep, Haley Grider

16 -- Julia Dergunov

15 -- Avery Wilson

14 -- Brighton Smith

13 -- Luke Waldrep, Joby Nash, Peter Dyr

12 -- Taryn Dailey

11 -- Jack Marshall

10 -- Taylor Miller, Gabrielle Neely, Kenzie Campbel, Brianna Norman.

DALTON HIGH-POINT SCORERS:

19 -- Will Haley, Emilioi Valdez, Reese Bingham, Ethan Young

17 -- Cole Withrow, Alex Mashburn

15 -- Roman Valdez, Carlin Hudson, Raul Valdez

14 -- Franco Valdez, Shawn Bailey

13 -- Payton Woodring, Mary Pike

12 -- Bruno Valdez, Waseem Albaba, Tanner Storey

11 -- Kaylin Woodring, Tyler Stephenson.

RINGGOLD HIGH-POINT SCORERS:

19 -- Jon Lancaster, Regan Wingrove, Sara Beth Moore, Easton Odonnell

17 -- Will Gurley

16 -- Emma Pulliam, Gabriel Johnson

15 -- Saulye Nichols

14.5 -- Isabella Sweat

14 -- Evan Moeller, Kale Davis

13 -- Tori Rhinehart, Rylee Odonnell

12 -- Evan Wingrove, Dylan Browning, Owen Eastman

10.5 -- Alex Van Alstine.

WATERDOGS HIGH-POINT SCORERS:

19 -- Julie Bryant, Davina Sharma

17 -- Tanya Sharma

15 -- Ashley Bryant

14 -- Daniel Gill

12 -- Haley Brock, Brian Lineberry

10 -- David Hunt, Ridge Asble, Christian Fetzner.

(Email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@Comcast.net)


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