September 18, 2013

Prep roundup: Injured player brings good vibes to Dalton High softball



• Southeast beat host LaFayette 19-25, 25-14, 25-13 to improve to 14-6 overall and 2-1 in Area 7-4A.

“We didn’t communicate real well in the first set,” Lady Raiders coach Bethany Kenemer said, “and in the second and third sets we communicated better and played our style of volleyball. That made the difference.”

Yasmeen Paloblanco tallied 20 digs for the Lady Raiders, while Angie Purkey added 18 assists and nine digs and Wendy Perez finished with 15 kills and three blocks. Gaby Gonzalez chipped in eight digs and Melisa Fraire had seven, while Yolanda Melgarejo had five kills and Serena Ramsey added four digs and three kills.

• Dalton lost 25-15, 22-25, 27-25 to host Ridgeland in Area 7-4A play but bounced back to win 25-20, 25-18 against Gilmer.

Ashleigh Peters had 19 kills and six aces for the Lady Cats (3-16, 1-2), while Alejandra Fraire had 18 kills and six aces. Hannah Cox finished with 14 kills. Katie Wilson tallied 51 assists, while Lyndsey Parker had 48 assists. Macie Noles had eight aces.

“They finally clicked as a team tonight,” Dalton coach Joey Wills said. “It was nice to see.”

• Northwest split a pair of Area 7-4A matches, beating host Pickens 25-23, 25-13 but falling 12-25, 25-10, 25-8 to Heritage-Catoosa.

Mary Kate Allen had 16 kills and four blocks to lead the Lady Bruins (15-12, 2-2), while McKinley Hopkins added six aces and seven kills, Whitley Brooker had 19 assists and Madelyn Logan chipped in five digs.

• Christian Heritage lost 25-11, 25-21 to visiting Gordon Lee in Area 4-A play. Jessica Seehorn led the Lady Lions (13-5, 2-1) with 16 assists and eight digs, while Savannah Roberson tallied eight kills and Brenna Mugge had 15 digs.

• Coahulla Creek lost 25-21, 25-17 to visiting Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe as the Lady Colts fell to 7-18 and 2-3 in Area 5-3A. No other details were available.

• Northwest’s junior varsity beat Pickens’ JV squad 25-22, 25-18 and topped Pickens’ freshman team 25-20, 25-11. MaLane Kyer had 10 assists, nine aces and seven kills for the Lady Bruins (9-4), while Holly Heath finished with 10 aces and seven kills.

• North Murray did not report results from scheduled varsity matches by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

Text Only
  • DSCsoccer2.jpg Ready to get started: Roadrunners add Daser as soccer director

    Dalton State College athletic director Derek Waugh called Kerem Daser a good “fit” as the Roadrunners’ new soccer director.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • CreekFootball.jpg Coahulla Creek enters new era with Barger

    VARNELL — With just two varsity football seasons to its credit and little success in the win column so far, Coahulla Creek High School doesn’t yet have what one would call a proud football history.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rush turning to Gold's

    Dalton is gaining a Gold’s Gym, but losing The Rush Fitness Complex.

    July 30, 2014

  • Dalton State College hires Kerem Daser as soccer director

    Dalton State College athletic director Derek Waugh said Tuesday that Kerem Daser, a veteran soccer coach, is the Roadrunners’ new soccer director.

    July 29, 2014

  • NW vs Cass baseball 6  mlh.jpg Thrown a curveball

    About four weeks ago, Seth Pierce and his family moved closer to Ringgold High School — a move which has big ramifications on two sports fronts. Not only will his departure affect the Northwest Whitfield High School baseball program, the move will also put him back on the football field.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • NW Football3.jpg Prep football: NW Whitfield staying hungry for more success

    Northwest Whitfield High School entered the 2013 season motivated to reach the state playoffs — something the Bruins accomplished.
    This year’s team possesses the hunger to mirror last season’s successes — and possibly more.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Chris Whitfield: Ending ride (kind of) as sports writer

    T wo weeks ago, I was told by managing editor Jamie Jones that I would no longer be a full-time sports writer with The Daily Citizen. It was a mutual decision.

    July 28, 2014

  • Local trio leads NW section to 3rd place

    Tori Owens, of Chatsworth finished 11-over-par Monday in the Junior Sectional Challenge Match at The Landings Club-Marshwood and Magnolia in Savannah for third place in the girls 12-13-year-old 9-hole division. She joined Landon Painter and Hardin Chambless on the Northwest team.

    July 28, 2014

  • SE fball conditioning 1 mlh.jpg Prep football: Raiders enter preseason hoping for breakthrough

    Entering his third year as Southeast Whitfield High School’s football coach, Sean Gray believes the last obstacle is belief.
    He believes this group of Raiders has that quality.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Devin Golden: Other sports start practice this week

    Football isn’t the only high school sport during the fall — and the others are joining in this week.

    July 28, 2014