Feb. 1—A multi-sport athlete at Northwest Whitfield High School will continue with one of them in college — and she'll do it close to home.
Northwest's Lexi Lyon signed with the track and cross country programs at Dalton State College in a ceremony at the school on Wednesday. Lyon is also a soccer and basketball standout for the Lady Bruins.
Dalton State's cross country and track programs are coached by Carrie Bishop, a former Southeast Whitfield attendee and teacher and coach for the Raiders.
Lyon is a decorated member of the Lady Bruin cross country team, having finished third in the Region 7-4A girls championships last fall and 22nd statewide. On the soccer pitch, Lyon was named a first team Region 7-4A performer and a Class 4A All-State player. Lyon is a starter for the Lady Bruin basketball team too, which hopes to continue a streak of two consecutive trips to the Class 4A Elite 8.