published Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Ensign again wins Wauhatchie Trail Race

Tim Ensign again came out on top at the 29th annual Wauhatchie Trail Race on Saturday, winning the 10-kilometer event and earning the Golden Antlers Award for the ninth time in the past 12 years. Ensign, 51 finished the race with an official 36 minutes and 30 seconds, after getting a head start of 5:30 based on his age. All runners are handicapped by age and gender and start at staggered times so the entire field can compete as one. Ensign finished ahead of Dean Thompson in second place with an official time of 37:08, while Belinda Bernard was third at 37:09. In the family competition, brothers Daniel and Joseph Goetz won the Golden Antlers with a combined time of one hour, 21 minutes and 47 seconds, while the mother-daughter duo of Megan and Belinda Bernard were second at 1:26:13. Ensign and his wife, Barbara, were third in the family competition at 1:27:54.


• Ryan Martin, the young pro boxer who grew up in Chattanooga, won his second fight Friday night the same way he won his first for promoter Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson -- by knockout on a "Big Apple" Boxing card in Queens, N.Y. Martin, 20, went to 2-0 by stopping 28-year-old Eric Goodall of Las Vegas at 1:22 in the first round of the scheduled four-round bout.

College Basketball

• DALTON, Ga. -- Ricky Sears scored 17 points to help Dalton State old on for a, 84-73 win over Belhaven on Saturday night, as the Roadrunners outscored their opponent 53-32 in the first half. Demetrice Jacobs scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win, and Sean Tate added 14. Belhaven was led by Jordan Bedford with 20 points, and Carlo McDonald had 12 in the loss.

• BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Jerome Hill scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to lead Gardner-Webb to a 90-54 victory over Hiwassee College on Saturday. The Runnin' Bulldogs (7-7), up by six points at halftime, outscored the Tigers 49-19 in the second half. A 17-2 run put Gardner-Webb up 77-49 with 7:53 to go. Hiwassee (1-11), a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, was led by Kasim Davidson with 12 points. Howie Meadows added 10. The Tigers put up 26 3-point attempts, hitting just 6 for 23.1 percent, and gave up 27 points off turnovers.

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