Dalton High School Catamounts

September 25, 2013

Prep roundup: Colts cross country gallops to second in Chattanooga

(Continued)

Volleyball

• Northwest downed Murray County 25-20, 25-5 in a non-area match and then defeated Area 7-4A foe Ridgeland, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15.

Whitley Brooker finished with 32 assists and four aces for the Lady Bruins (17-12, 3-2). Mary Kate Allen had 20 kills, six aces and three blocks. McKinley Hopkins had 12 kills, six aces and two blocks. Peyton Maret had eight aces and seven kills, plus a block.

“We stepped it up on our serving game tonight,” Northwest coach Jennifer Quinn said. “We had 25 aces for the night.”

Murray County lost 25-12, 25-18 to Ridgeland. Alex Johnson had 10 assists for the Lady Indians (3-14). Tiffany Markey had 10 digs, Jenna Stanley had eight aces and Kathryn Hill had eight aces.

• Southeast Whitfield earned a split in two Area 7-4A matches, beating Gilmer 25-22, 25-19 but falling to Heritage 25-16, 27-25.

Melisa Fraire had 15 digs for the Lady Raiders (16-8, 3-2). Yasmeen Paloblanco finished with 22 digs. Angie Purkey had 34 assists and 13 digs. Wendy Perez finished with 10 kills. Gaby Gonzalez added eight kills. Yolanda Melgarejo had seven kills. Serena Ramsey had 13 kills. Tania Lopez finished with 19 digs.

• Coahulla Creek earned a split in a pair of Area 5-3A matches, beating North Murray 27-25, 25-12 and dropping a match to Ringgold 23-25, 25-16, 25-12. Gabrielle Henderson led the Lady Colts (9-20, 3-4) with 13 kills, seven digs and three aces. Taylor Ogle had 19 assists and four aces, and Nikki Ross finished with nine kills, a block and four aces.

• Christian Heritage lost a pair of matches to Walker-Marietta, 25-16, 25-18, and Darlington, 25-13, 25-23. The Lady Lions fall to 13-8 overall and 2-2 in Area 4-A. Only the loss against Walker was a league match. Christian Heritage community coach Lisa Donahue did not report any individual statistics.

• Northwest’s junior varsity team dropped a pair of matches at home, falling 25-19, 25-16 to Murray County and 25-5, 25-12 to Ridgeland. Hannah Jackson had four aces to lead the Lady Bruins (14-8).

• Dalton and North Murray did not report results and statistics from their scheduled matches.

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  • NW_DHS Swimming 6 mlh.jpg Todd leaving DHS swim after 16 years

    Throughout his 17 years with the Carpet Capital Aquatic Club and his 16 years with the Dalton High and Dalton Middle School swim programs, Charles Todd has received looks and offers from other areas.
    But with his youngest child Chase still in school and his wife playing a major role in the Whitfield County Division of Family and Children Services, Todd wasn’t looking to make a move.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7on7 championship game6.jpg Bringing in the best

    When high school football coaches look for events to take their teams to during the summer, they are looking for three things — top competition, organization and hospitality.
    For The Daily Citizen’s Southeastern 7-on-7 Championship, the Dalton community and local business leaders take care of the latter. The tournament officials work tirelessly to provide the organization. And the two combined assure the top competition will show up.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wil Cushman 3 mlh.jpg Cushman’s gamble is paying off

    Wil Cushman never had to worry about establishing his high school’s swimming and diving program. Dalton already had a full roster and championship history.
    His first two years at Birmingham Southern University, though, have been all about making sure the beginning wasn’t the end.

    June 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • NW softball state championship file 1 mlh.jpg In the lineup again

    When Northwest Whitfield repeated as the Georgia High School Association Class 4A softball state champion last fall, that appeared to be the last time the majority of the Lady Bruins’ senior class would be teammates on the diamond.
    Now, thanks to the Stump on Sports All-Star Softball Classic, five of those six seniors will reunite to play together one more time.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Junior golf: Hicks able to hang for final round

    Despite giving up a few strokes from Monday’s opening round of 4-over-par 76, Dalton’s Landon Hicks was the only local competitor to advance to the third round of the Georgia Junior Championships.

    June 18, 2014

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    Isabel Salinas’ freshman season for Southeast Whitfield High School’s track and field team wasn’t up to her standards, and she really isn’t sure why it ended up that way in 2013. It could have been her injuries. It could have been not being in proper shape.
    One thing Salinas, nicknamed “Izzy” by friends and coaches, does know is that her sophomore year went a lot better.

    June 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • poty seth.jpg All-Area Baseball Team and Player of the Year

    As a freshman at Northwest Whitfield High School, Seth Pierce came out of nowhere and was as dominant a pitcher as the area had. Finishing his “rookie” season with the Bruins, the left-handed Pierce led the area with nine victories — he also had one save — and showed overpowering dominance with a 9-3 record and 89 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings. He finished his first season on the hill in Tunnel Hill with a 1.71 ERA while allowing 61 hits and 23 walks. Those numbers were also recorded against competition in a higher classification as the Bruins were playing Class 4A ball when the state had just five classifications. His performance earned him honors as 2012 The Daily Citizen All-Area Baseball Player of the Year.

    May 25, 2014 1 Photo

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    As Dylan Carlile saw more and more of his peers receiving offers from college wrestling programs, he became nervous.
    The Dalton High School grappler had nothing to worry about, because when the time came, he had his choice.

    May 22, 2014 1 Photo

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    In the Class 4A girls state golf tournament last year, the Dalton High School team finished third at Nob North Golf Course. Monday, playing in the state championship at Waynesboro Country Club, the Lady Catamounts finished second by just two strokes.
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    May 20, 2014 1 Photo

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