Local Colleges

The Bryan College men's soccer team opened the area college sports season Thursday night in Dayton with a 2-1 defeat of visiting Tennessee Temple.

Despite a weather forecast that calls for temperatures in the mid-90s, bicycler racers from 15 states will be converging on Chattanooga this weekend to compete in the Village Volkswagen River Gorge Omnium.

After dominating the first day of the Tennessee Women's Four-Ball Championship golf tournament, shooting a 63 that was six shots better than the next closest teams, the Chattanooga duo of Jordan Britt and Georgia McCravey rolled to the victory Wednesday at The Club at Fairvue Plantation in Gallatin.

Both University of Tennessee at Chattanooga cross country teams were picked to finish second behind Furman in the Southern Conference this season.

Local radio and television personalities will take part in a special race this Saturday night at Boyd's Speedway, with instruction from former Late Model national champion Dale McDowell.

The Bryan College and Tennessee Temple men's soccer teams begin official 2013-14 athletic competition for area colleges Thursday night at 7 at Bryan's field in Dayton.

In addition to Clynt Bell from Dade County and fellow freshman guard Deshawn Ruffin from The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. ‚— both of whose signings were previously reported — Dalton State men's basketball coach Tony Ingle introduced four transfers this week as part of his second Roadrunners roster.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior midfielder Crystal Mackezyk was voted to the 11-player preseason All-Southern Conference team for women's soccer, and the Mocs were picked to finish 10th out of 11 teams in the coaches' poll released Thursday.

A burning question for the Flames has been answered — at least for the next five years.

Dalton State College will be dedicating the renovated court of Bandy Gymnasium in honor of Melvyn Ottinger on Sept. 5 during the 7 p.m. volleyball match against Brewton-Parker.

A reunion of former area Golden Gloves boxers went so well last year that another is being held on Aug. 23 at the Henry Luken Arena in Red Bank.

Third baseman Daniel Mayora has been a big factor in the Chattanooga Lookouts' nine-game winning streak, and Monday he was honored as the Southern League player of the week.

A day after finishing a three-day camp beside the Ocoee River with his college cross country team, Tennessee Wesleyan assistant coach Thomas Barker had something left Saturday morning on Missionary Ridge.

Daniel Hamilton of Collegedale won the Still Hollow Trail Race half marathon Saturday morning at the Enterprise South Nature Park with a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes, 26 seconds.

Germantown's Tim Jackson, a member of The Honors Course in Ooltewah, won the Tennessee State Amateur golf championship for the sixth time Friday — and the second time in three years.

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