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Breast Cancer Awareness Games Hit The R.A.C.

Breast Cancer Awareness Games Hit The R.A.C. Georgia Northwestern Event Benefitting Local Foundation

Date: October 3 Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Rossville Athletic Complex, Rossville, Georgia (301 Williams Street)

 

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(Northwest Georgia) – What started as a way to give back to their communities has now turned into a tradition for Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Intercollegiate Athletic programs. The Lady Cats Volleyball program hosts a tri-match October 3 to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness.

“This is the third year the women’s volleyball squad has held the event,” said GNTC Athletic Director David Stephenson. “And, between the men’s and women’s basketball programs, we’ve been doing this event for six or seven years now.”

Welch College out of Nashville, Tennessee and Bryan College (JV) from Dayton, Tennessee will make the trip to the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.) on Saturday, October 3 for an 11 a.m. start.

Donations for the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Cancer Foundation will benefit the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center of Excellence in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Gifts to the foundation can be made at the gate at Saturday’s event. Northwest Georgia’s Battlefield Imaging will also be on hand to share information and help educate both men and women on what they need to know right now about breast cancer.

“We’ll have the gymnasium decked out in pink for the event,” said Stephenson. “We’re just proud to be able to do whatever we can for these communities in which we work and live in every day.”

For more information on Bobcat Athletics at Georgia Northwestern Technical College at 706.764.3814 or by e-mailing dstephenson@gntc.edu. You can also follow Bobcat Athletics at BobcatsCountry.com.

Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been instrumental in providing quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. The mission of Georgia Northwestern Technical College is to provide accessible, high quality technical education and workforce development opportunities.  Serving the nine counties of Catoosa; Chattooga; Dade; Floyd; Gordon; Murray; Polk; Walker; and Whitfield, GNTC has five convenient campus locations in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. With programs of study in business, health, industrial, and public service available, students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, diploma, or a certificate from GNTC.  This past year, 14,562 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 8,249 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in the state of Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,313 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.

Home Sweet Home, Lady Bobcats Sweep Welch

Holly Mount throws down one of her team-high eight kills in Georgia Northwestern’s three-game sweep of Welch College Thursday night in Rossville.
Holly Mount throws down one of her team-high eight kills in Georgia Northwestern’s three-game sweep of Welch College Thursday night in Rossville.

 

 

(Rossville, GA) – The anticipated return of the Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats volleyball team to the court at the Rossville Athletic Center finally took place on Thursday night and the Navy-and-Silver didn’t disappoint.

Playing host to visiting Welch College of Nashville, the Lady Bobcats sent their guests back to the Music City with a straight-sets loss, 25-22, 25-19 and 25-21.

GNTC (2-1) led by four at the midway point of the first set, only to see Welch rally and take a 22-20 lead when Bobcats head coach Carrie Powell used her last allowed substitution.

It turned out to be the right call as the Lady Bobcats reeled off the final five points, thanks to some brilliant late-game serving off the bench from Katlyn Bishop.

The second set would start out the way of Welch, who stormed out of the gates to grab a 9-2 lead. Undaunted, the Lady Bobcats clawed their way back, tying the match at 14. They worked their way to a 23-19 advantage before an ace by Layna Jenkins and a kill by Sabrina Garcia gave GNTC the set.

The third and final set was a tight one throughout before the Lady Bobcats finally were able to wrestle away the momentum for good.

A kill by Casey Chapman tied things up at 20 and two consecutive hitting errors by Welch put the home team three points from clinching the match. Mikiah Treece had a couple of outstanding digs late in the match and another Welch hitting error, brought on by a hard shot from Garcia, polished off the sweep.

“We should have come out a lot stronger than we did,” Powell said. “Maybe we were just nervous playing at home, but we found a way to win and that’s all that really matters. Welch has a scrappy team and they got to some balls we didn’t think they could get to, but it’s always nice to be able to beat a four-year college.”

Holly Mount paced the offense with eight kills, while Garcia finished with seven on the night. Rachel McGill dished out 15 assists. Treece had a solid game defensively with 23 digs, while Ashley Bradley added eight. Bishop led the Lady Bobcats with three aces.

GNTC will hit the road on Monday, joining Alice Lloyd College for a tri-match at Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn. starting at 6:30 p.m.

For information on all Georgia Northwestern intercollegiate athletic programs, check out BobcatsCountry.com, e-mail GNTC Athletic Director David Stephenson at dstephenson@gntc.edu or GNTC Sports Information Director Scott Herpst at sherpst@gntc.edu. GNTC is a member of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA), NJCAA’s Region XVII, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, and an equal opportunity institute. Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses currently located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia.

Fun Fact Of The Day / Lady Cats Head On Road

Fun Fact of the Day: The longest recorded flight time for a chicken is 13 seconds.
Have a great Thursday in Cats Country!

It will be a bit of a longer flight Friday afternoon as the Lady Cats Volleyball program hits the road to Powell, Tennessee for a Tri-Match. Good luck to Coach Powell and the Lady Cats!

Fun Fact of the Day
Fun Fact of the Day

Lady Cats Volleyball – 2013 Edition at Georgia Northwestern

Lady Cats Split Home Set With Trinity Baptist, Temple

Lady Cat Holly Mount Leads Charge In Tri-Match At The R.A.C.
Lady Cat Holly Mount Leads Charge In Tri-Match At The R.A.C.

Georgia Northwestern Closes Out Schedule Tuesday

(The R.A.C., Rossville, Georgia) – Size and precision helped Georgia Northwestern earn a split versus a pair of NCCAA Women’s Volleyball programs in a Tri-Match Friday night at the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.).

Six-foot-one sophomore Lady Bobcat Holly Mount (Heritage) drove home a dozen kills and six blocks while freshman Rachel McGill (Ringgold) locked in for eight aces, five kill shots, and 25 assists in best-of-three matches versus Trinity Baptist (FL) and Tennessee Temple.

The Lady Cats would snap a four-match slide with the opener Friday dropping Trinity Baptist 22-25, 25-18, 25-15. However, it would be best-of-three defeat at the hands of Tennessee Temple, 6-25, 25-23, 7-25.

Georgia Northwestern (5-12) will play the road end of a home and away set with Hiwassee College on Monday night at Youell Gymnasium in Madisonville, Tennessee. The Lady Cats swept the home side of the set on September 13, three-games-to-none.

The Lady Cats will close out the 2013 campaign at The R.A.C. with what will be the most anticipated match of the season for Georgia Northwestern Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Carrie Powell.

Oakwood University (AL) will take the trip from Huntsville to take on the Lady Cats. The Lady Ambassadors escaped Huntsville’s Elmore Gymnasium on October 15 with a best-of-five match that went the distance, 25-20, 25-16, 16-25, 19-25, 20-22.

Georgia Northwestern is a member of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association, the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association, and a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. For more information on Lady Cats Volleyball, contact the Georgia Northwestern Office of Sports Information by writing to dfoley@gntc.edu, calling 706.764.3813, or visiting BobcatsCountry.com on the Internet.

Georgia Northwestern serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.

Trinity, Temple Hit Rossville To Battle Lady Cats

“Sophomore Lady Cat Fallon Larmon has helped lead the way for the women’s volleyball program at Georgia Northwestern in 2013.”
“Sophomore Lady Cat Fallon Larmon has helped lead the way for the women’s volleyball program at Georgia Northwestern in 2013.”

Georgia Northwestern Taking Four-Year Programs The Distance

(The R.A.C, Rossville, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern is gearing up today for its final week of the 2013 intercollegiate women’s volleyball season. Trinity Baptist (FL) and Tennessee Temple roll into the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.) this Friday night with matches beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Over the last five days, the Lady Cats (4-11) have tangled with three four-year programs and taken every one of them the distance in best-of-five sets.
The latest of which went down in the heart of Dixie as Georgia Northwestern made the trip to Huntsville’s Oakwood University in hopes of stealing a win. The Lady Cats came out on fire against the Lady Ambassadors taking the first two games, 25-20 and 25-16. However, Oakwood would return the favor taking games three and four, 16-25 and 19-25.

“The tie-breaker game was crazy,” said Georgia Northwestern Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Carrie Powell. “Our players really left it all on the court. Very proud of all of our student-athletes.” With the tie-breaker going to the first team to 15 by two, the Lady Cats would push the final and deciding stanza to a 20-22 loss.

Georgia Northwestern freshman Rachel McGill and sophomore Holly Mount led the way in the road match-up. McGill struck four kills, three aces, two blocks, and dished out 37 assists. Mount hammered home nine kill shots and five blocks.

Making her presence felt from the back line was sophomore libero Fallon Larmon. The LaFayette, Georgia product served up five aces in the match. “Fallon has really been doing a tremendous job for us at home and on the road this season,” said Powell. “It’s nice to have our sophomores help lead the way.”

This past weekend served as a huge jump for the two-year collegiate volleyball program. The Lady Cats took a pair of NCCAA programs in Tennessee Temple and Bluefield Christian (VA) to a fifth game in best-of-five matches. Georgia Northwestern would fall in the tie-breaker falling three-games-to-two in each instance. However, big strides have been made from the first match just a month and a half ago.

Lady Cat freshmen hitters Victoria Sprouse (Ringgold) led the way in those attacks. Sprouse pounded through 23 kills in the two-match set against the four-year programs.

Georgia Northwestern is a member of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association, the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association, and a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. For more information on Lady Cats Volleyball, contact the Georgia Northwestern Office of Sports Information by writing to dfoley@gntc.edu, calling 706.764.3813, or visiting BobcatsCountry.com on the Internet.

Georgia Northwestern serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.

Cats, Lions Battle At Summers

“Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats 2013 Volleyball team members in the front row, from left, are #15 Fallon Larmon, #11 Rachel McGill, and #10 Candice McClain. Shown in the back row, from left, are #14 Layna Jenkins, #9 Victoria Sprouse, #16 Holly Mount, and #5 Casey Chapman.”
“Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats 2013 Volleyball team members in the front row, from left, are #15 Fallon Larmon, #11 Rachel McGill, and #10 Candice McClain. Shown in the back row, from left, are #14 Layna Jenkins, #9 Victoria Sprouse, #16 Holly Mount, and #5 Casey Chapman.”

Georgia Northwestern Gears Up For Crusader Invitational

(Dayton, Tennessee) – Freshman Lady Bobcat Casey Chapman (North Murray) led the way for Georgia Northwestern Monday night with four kills and an ace. However, Bryan College would handle the Cats, 18-25, 18-25, 12-25.
Georgia Northwestern (4-8) looks to climb back towards the .500 mark this weekend with an impressive showing at the Crusader Invitational at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Match-ups were still to be determined as of press time. The Lady Cats are expected to face-off with the host Lady Crusaders in the event. Tennessee Temple took a best-of-five match with the Cats on September 16 at McGilvray Gymnasium.
The Lady Cats will have five matches remaining after the invitational. Topping the list of dates is a road trip to Huntsville, Alabama to take on Oakwood University. The Lady Ambassadors took a best-of-five match on their home court, three games to one, last October against the visiting Cats.
“Our tallest player last year in the same match was barely 5-foot-7. This year, we’ve had a chance to recruit and the front line is much more of a force,” said Georgia Northwestern Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Carrie Powell. “We are definitely bringing size that will force other programs to change the way they attack us. It also allows us to put our two returners from last year in their true positions.”
5-foot-4 Candice McClain led the way in the same match last year with 13 kills from the front row. Now, McClain, and 5-foot-1 Fallon Larmon will have the chance to defend the back line as 6-foot-1 Holly Mount, 5-foot-11 Layna Jenkins, 5-foot-10 Casey Chapman, and 5-foot-10 Victoria Sprouse team up to man the front line of the Lady Cat attack in 2013.
For information on all Cats Country intercollegiate athletic programs, check out BobcatsCountry.com, e-mail the Office of Sports Information at dfoley@gntc.edu, or call (706) 764-3813.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.

Lady Cats Close Out Covenant, Fall To Bryan

“Freshman Lady Cat Victoria Sprouse (Ringgold) pounds a kill shot on Covenant College Thursday Night in Barnes Gymnasium in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.”
“Freshman Lady Cat Victoria Sprouse (Ringgold) pounds a kill shot on Covenant College Thursday Night in Barnes Gymnasium in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.”

Georgia Northwestern Turning Things Around At Mid-Season

(Barnes Gymnasium, Lookout Mountain, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern continues to roar back into the win column, winner of four of its last six matches over the last two weeks. Thursday night, the Lady Cats split a tri-match at Covenant College losing first to Bryan College, 16-25, 14-25. They would then pick up the pace closing out host Covenant JV, 27-25, 25-16, 21-25, 29-27.

“We really seem to be picking up steam as we hit the mid-point of the schedule,” said Georgia Northwestern second-year head coach Carrie Powell. The Cats closed out their 2012 re-launch campaign with an overall 2-13 mark. This year’s edition of the Lady Cats (4-7) have already doubled their win output from just one year ago. “Last year, size hurt us. This year, we have a front line presence which none of our competitors had to worry about before.”

Freshman Lady Cat middle hitter Victoria Sprouse (5-foot-10) rifled down 13 kills shots and served up four aces in the road split Thursday. Sophomore middle hitter Holly Mount (6-foot-1) also hammered home 13 kills on the night. Also contributing were freshmen Casey Chapman (5-foot-10) with nine kills and four aces and setter Rachel McGill with three kills, three aces, two blocks, and 33 assists.

Georgia Northwestern now owns a series split with Covenant JV. The Lady Scots swept the Cats at The R.A.C. (Rossville Athletic Complex) on September 9. Powell’s Cats have a chance to even things up with Bryan’s Lady Lions on Monday night. That’s when Georgia Northwestern makes the drive up Highway 27 to Dayton, Tennessee to play in the confines of Summers Gymnasium on the Bryan College campus. The Best-of-Five match is set to start at 6:30 p.m.

“October is going to be a huge measuring stick for us,” said Powell. “After the Bryan road trip, we’ll have three home dates and three away dates going into October. It’ll be some of the toughest competition we’ll face. I’m excited to see how we will measure up.”

For information on all Cats Country intercollegiate athletic programs, check out BobcatsCountry.com, e-mail the Office of Sports Information at dfoley@gntc.edu, or call (706) 764-3813.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.

Lady Cats Roar Into Music City, Sweep Nashville Tri-Match

Georgia Northwestern Hits Crown (TN) Monday

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(Nashville, Tennessee) – A freshman-heavy Lady Cats Volleyball squad which started its 2013 campaign with an 0-5 start has come alive in late September. A sweep of the Welch Invitational Tri-Match in Nashville, Tennessee this past weekend puts Georgia Northwestern at 3-1 over last seven days, 3-6 on the season.
A Covenant (GA) JV squad which swept the Lady Cats 12 days prior saw the roles reversed in Nashville Saturday as Georgia Northwestern topped the Lady Scots three games to one, 25-9, 25-13, 16-25, 25-15.
The host Welch College saw the Lady Cats close the event out with huge numbers dropping the four-year program from Tennessee three games to none, 25-11, 25-7, 25-21.
A pair of GHSA playoff standouts from 2012 led the way for the Lady Cats. Ringgold (GA) alum Victoria Sprouse led the attack with 15 kills and seven aces on the day. North Murray (GA) grad Casey Chapman dropped 13 kill shots and served up 11 aces in the two road wins.
Sophomores Holly Mount and Candice McClain add 13 and six kills, respectively. Mount, the 6-foot-1 middle hitter from Heritage (GA) High School, also added four blocks against the pair of four-year programs.
Up next for Georgia Northwestern (3-6), 11-19 game tally, looks to grow on its first winning streak of the season in Powell, Tennessee tonight as the Lady Cats head to NCCAA power Crown College.
“With all these new players on the court, we knew it would take time to gel,” said Georgia Northwestern Women’s Head Volleyball Coach Carrie Powell. “I’m just glad it has started to come around so quickly. We’re young. We’ll make mistakes. But we are quickly changing things.”
Lady Cats Intercollegiate Volleyball is a member of the NJCAA, the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association, and a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. For more information on Bobcat Athletics, contact the Georgia Northwestern Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813 or e-mail to dfoley@gntc.edu.

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