The Sequoyah Tennis Association had eight teams qualify to play at the USTA Tri-Level State Championship Tournament in LaGrange this past weekend, and three of those teams came away as State Champions and three as as runners-up.
The Calhoun Gold All-Stars competed well in last week’s Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class A/B Flea Coach Pitch (8-under) State Tournament and came away with a second-place finish after a hard-fought battle in the championship game against Cartersville.
The Calhoun Recreation Department youth football season recently came to an end as champions were crowned in each age division. Grant Walraven, who coaches in the 9-10 division, was also recently honored at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association conference awards banquet at the NWG Trade Center in Dalton as he received one of the GRPA Volunteer of the Year Awards. In the top picture, Walraven (right) accepts the award from GRPA president Michael Brantley (center) along with Calhoun Rec Director Kim Townsend. Walraven has volunteered for 29 years at the Calhoun Rec Department as a youth football coach. He has been very active in the GRPA District and State football program. During this time his team has advanced to GRPA State football finals each year and has won two GRPA State Football Championships in the 9-10 division.
The Sequoyah Tennis Association, located in Calhoun, recently had seven teams play in the USTA Georgia State Tri-Level Tournament in LaGrange, and three of the teams came away as state champions, while one other earned runner-up honors.
The first ever Robert Mckinnon Memorial Tennis Tournament was held Sept. 13-14 at the Calhoun Recreation Department. McKinnon died from head injuries in 2013. He was an avid tennis player and loved all sporting activities and was also past president of Club Y. His family wants to thank all participants and club Y members for making a very successful tournament.
Co-Captains Nancy Hunt, of Calhoun, and Ann Miller and their women's 55-over 8.5 team won the USTA Southern Sectionals Combo recently in Dothan, Ala., which features state champions from all over the Southeast.
Captain Brian Proffitt and his over 40, 8.5 men's team had quite a weekend in Dothan, Ala. Proffitt's team won the USTA Southern Sectionals Combo, which features state champions from all over the Southeast.