RCHS Eagle golfer Cooper Ruehling, studies a putt during a recent match.

(Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 edition)

Fish the Chick Bass Tournament

Make plans to participate in the annual Fish the Chick Bass Tournament, sponsored by United Way of Rhea County. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 6:30 a.m./first light until 2 p.m., with launch and weigh-in at the Dayton Boat Dock, accessing Lake Chickamauga.

Entry fees are as follows:  $60 per boat, with entry fee including a t-shirt; $10 per boat for Big Fish Pot (optional), with 50% pay back

Boat number by time stamp to include both paper and online registrations both.

Prizes - $1,000 First Place awarded to the Top Finishing Boat. Special prizes awarded to the Top Lady Anglers and Top Youth Anglers.

For online registration, go to:  www.fishthechick.com OR limited registration tournament morning from 5 a.m. until 7 a.m. at the Dayton Boat Dock. For questions or more information, contact Christine Ralph at United Way of Rhea County at 423-775-5633. You may also visit www.rheaunitedway.org for more information.

Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent’s or legal guardian’s permission and signature to participate in this fishing challenge.

The tournament is an outreach of United Way of Rhea County. In 2012, the Rhea County Assessment found there to be a larger demand than services available for assisting women and mothers with children here in Rhea County.  

Therefore, United Way of Rhea County Board created a special Funding Grant, designated to provide programs for these unmet needs. Over the past 8 years we have paid out roughly $34,000 for women in need supporting their stability.

“Casting our support for the betterment of women by funding services that help women become stronger, healthier and happier.”

RCHS golf team falls to Stone Memorial

On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Rhea County High School Eagle golfers traveled and faced the Stone Memorial Panthers at the Cumberland Mountain Bear Trace Golf Course.

The hosting Panthers used their home course to their advantage, as they collected the 11-stroke match win over the Eagles.

In nine holes of play, the Stone Memorial team combined score was 162 to Rhea’s 173. Matthew Rothwell paced the Eagles with a 41, followed with Cole Prince with a 43. Kevin Rothwell shot a 45 and Cooper Ruehling finished with a 45. The Panthers’ low scorer on the day shot a 39. The Eagles are 14-6 on the season.

The Lady Eagles didn’t compete, as Stone Memorial didn’t have enough girl players for the day.

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