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Dalton resident David Noll Jr. is one of four inductees announced Tuesday for the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's class of 2020. Also listed by the Georgia State Golf Association for the ceremony on March 13 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek were Brenda Pictor and Mike Waldron of Marietta and Tim Weinhart of Alpharetta. Among his many accomplishments in the sport, Noll has won two Georgia Amateur Championships and four Georgia Mid-Amateurs, including this year. He was born in Chattanooga in 1972 and attended Dalton High School before college stints at Columbus State and Middle Tennessee State, where he graduated in 1993. A three-time high school state champion, Noll played professionally for a while but was reinstated as an amateur in 2002 and has been the GSGA men's player of the year nine times and was its overall Tommy Barnes Award recipient in 2008. In addition to his championships he has been the State Amateur runner-up three times and the State Mid-Am runner-up four times, and he won the Atlanta Amateur Match Play four times and the Georgia Four-Ball in 2018.

 

Volleyball

* Despite 16 kills on .444 hitting by Dani Szczepanski, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team lost 3-1 Tuesday night to Tennessee State at Fisk University in Nashville. The match was moved because of electrical issues on the TSU campus. The set scores were 25-16, 24-26, 25-21, 25-18, leaving both teams 2-2. Sarah Root added 10 kills for the Mocs, while Maddie Halsey had 30 assists, Megan Kaufman totaled 17 digs and Maia Rackel matched Szczepanski with four blocks.

* Cleveland State's volleyball team served 12 aces Tuesday night in defeating the visiting Bryan College junior varsity 3-0. Lydia Martin had four and Katlyn Knight added three, and Aly Grace Lemons led the Lady Cougars in kills with six. Celie Patterson had 19 assists.

 

Soccer

* Dalton State and host Bryan divided two tight nonconference soccer matches Tuesday, Bryan's Lady Lions winning 3-1 on Makena Giles' hat trick and the DSC men prevailing 2-1 in overtime. Justin Riescher scored from an Amin Saheb Ettabaa assist 5:07 into extra play, after Zachary Perry equalized for the Roadrunners (3-1) at 69:49. Jonathan Ricketts had given the Lions (0-2-1) at 54:43, but they were outshot 21-13. Allie Amado and Maggie Waldroup had assists and Caragan Treola made six saves in the first win for the Lady Lions (1-2). Sarah Chamale scored from a Keyle Snyder assist for DSC (0-2).

* The Tennessee Wesleyan men's team improved to 4-1 with a 1-0 home win Tuesday against Life. Three of the Bulldogs' victories have been by one goal, and the lone score in this one came late — at 85:51 by Kuda Nhiwatiwa on a header off a corner kick by Montel McKenzie. TWU led 10-7 in overall shots but trailed 5-3 in shots on goal, and Nick Croucher made five saves in the shutout.

 

Basketball

* Former Cleveland High School and Carson-Newman University basketball star Ish Sanders was the most valuable player of Australia's Big V Division One finals this year after leading the Sunbury Jets to the Grand Title, according to a report Monday from his college alma mater. Sanders, Carson-Newman's career leader in 3-point baskets, averaged 23 points a game in Sunbury's best-of-three championship series this past weekend against the Warrandyte Venom. The Jets won 72-68 and 63-49.

— Compiled by Ron Bush

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