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The fourth annual Tennessee Senior State Open is returning to Crossville and Stonehenge Golf Club Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14, 2013. For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Crossville will be the title sponsor of the Senior State Open. Mayor Graham, the City Council, and Billy Loggins, all have been gracious, supporting sponsors for the entirety of the Senior State Open and their partnership has once again laid the foundation for another successful championship in 2013. After a rain shortened event in 2012 the 2013 championship is sure to bring more fireworks to the tournament that has never been decided by more than one stroke. This year's tournament field consists of Tennessee's top senior professional and amateur golfers, who will provide fans with two rounds of what should be exciting and competitive play. Two-time champion Harry Taylor highlights this year's field along with co-defending champion Danny Green. New for 2013 is the Super Senior Division. This division is for golfers 65 years of age and older. Participants in the Super Senior Division will play from a shorter tee and will also be competing for a separate purse. The 2013 Tennessee Senior State Open presented by the City of Crossville is open to the general public free of charge. Spectators are encouraged to attend and witness another spectacular championship. For complete information regarding the 2013 Tennessee Senior State Open visit www.tennpga.com.
East Tennessee is adding jobs by the 10's of thousands and keeping up with the national pace of jobs creation. According to WVLT, leaders in Tennessee say the state has made an investment in auto manufacturing and tourism and the investment is paying off. Susan Whitaker, head of the state's tourism, says more people are coming and they're staying longer. She says that leaves tax money here and creates jobs. Senator Lamar Alexander says the state's investment in auto manufacturing is paying off also. He says Alcoa's announcement of 200 new jobs is an example of how that's working.
The Panthers took the field with their offense and defense in gear Friday night as they faced the #2 seeded Alcoa Tornados. Gabriel Caballero started on the mound and pitched well enough for a win. Reliever Jason Moldenhauer played his heart out at the plate and in the field and didn't deserved the loss in the 9-8 final.
Austin Helton led off the top of the first with a walk and would be brought home on Moldenhauer's two run homer to give the Panthers a two run lead before Caballero took the mound. Alcoa's lead off went down on strikes with the next two batters grounding out and flying out.
Both teams were held scoreless in the 2nd. Moldenhauer started the top of the 3rd with a double and would score on singles delivered from the bats of John Martin and Nathan Greene. The Tornadoes were unable to plate any runs in the third for a Panther 3-0 lead.
Clay Wilson reached first on an error in the top of the 4th. Sawyer Casey and Austin Helton ripped back to back singles followed by Moldehauer's walk. Caballero singled and was followed by A.J. Tarallo's double to put the Panthers at a 7 run lead. Alcoa scored 2 on a double and 2 errors in their half of the inning.
Wilson reached first again on an error in the 5th, and would advance on Casey's sacrifice fly. Wilson scored on Helton's single for Stone's 8th run. Alcoa scored two more in the bottom of the 5th on three hits for the game to be at 8-4.
Tarallo singled in the top of the 6th but was left on base. Coach James White made a pitching change in the bottom of the 6th--bringing Moldenhauer to the mound from his centerfield position. He gave up 2 walks and a single. The next batter reached on an error. After 1 trip across the paint the coach decided to leave Moldenhauer in to pitch. Two more Tornadoes walked with another Coach's trip to the mound without a pitching change. An error at second would be the blow that the Tornados needed for a 5th run to take a 9-8 lead.
Stone's batters flew out in order in the top of the 7th to end the game.
Helton led the Panther's with 3 hits followed by Moldenhauer and Tarallo with 2. Caballero, Martin, Greene, Wilson and Casey contributed singles.
The Panthers will travel to CAK to face Kingston at 4:00 on Monday to fight their way out of the loser's bracket.
Through the wind and rain, the Relay for Life in Cumberland County still brought a number of people out on Friday evening to the Community Complex. This year the relay teams have brought in $118,025.24 so far. Funds are still being raised until August 31, 2013. The relay got underway at 6 p.m. on Friday and continued for 12 hours to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. The overnight relay symbolizes that cancer never sleeps, and this was a minor sacrifice on the part of all the volunteers to honor those who have experienced or are experiencing cancer. Pictured here are the Relay for Life All Stars, who cheer on the survivors at the relay each year.
After an extensive search process over the past several weeks, Mr. Brad Allamong of Ames, Iowa, has accepted the Cumberland County and Crossvill Chamber of Commerce's offer to be President. Mr. Allamong has many years of chamber and economic development experience. He'll be starting the position by July 1. A more detailed bio and announcement will be available in the near future.