Upcoming Archery Tournament at Pellissippi

by Nathan Scott

Pellissippi will be hosting an archery tournament from Oct. 13 through Oct. 20. It will start at 3 pm Thursday, Oct. 13.

It will run every day that week from 3 pm until it ends for that day. The final day of the tournament is Thursday, Oct. 20, when it will end at 5 p.m.

You can register by emailing paems@pstcc.edu or by signing up in person at the Student Recreation Center. As long as you are a student, it is completely free.

No previous archery classes or formal experience is required, but you do need to know the basics of archery in advance. Once you have entered, meet in the Student Recreation Center at 3 p.m. on Thursday to start.

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Catch the Zumba fever

By Cassidy Steadman

To Zumba instructor. Kristen Stratton, the group fitness program is “cardio in disguise.”

A Zumba class is available every Wednesday at 4:30 in the studio at the Student Recreation Center.

A theme of Latin American-inspired dancing “brings students and faculty members together for aerobic fitness while having a fun time,” says Stratton. Instead of stressing about school during a break of classes, everyone is welcome to relieve stress and gain exercise in Kristen Stratton’s Zumba class.

Stratton is a two-year certified Zumba instructor and a Pellissippi student who takes time out of her day to provide others with a healthy and fun way to obtain a second wind beneficial to finishing a long day at work.

Although an instructor for two years, she has danced to the rhythm of the world’s music for four years.  While incorporating hip-hop, salsa and mambo, the choreography of the group fitness program is an upbeat dance style.

“There was a Zumba class last year, but I hadn’t heard about it starting up so I wanted to continue with it,” says Stratton. She says she comes off as a shy person, but Zumba “provides a different mindset” and allows her to express herself.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Drop the books and run a lap

by Justin Baranski

Intramural sports at Pellissippi are in full gear, and a few events remain as the semester winds down.

Pellissippi will host a bowling tournament Friday, April 12 at Strike and Spare Family Bowl at 213 Hayfield Road, just off Parkside Drive.  The event is free, and there is still space for interested participants, said Philip Ems, the director of the intramural leagues. “Gift certificates and other prizes will be given to the winners.”

He also added that the Pellissippi golf tournament last Friday, sold out.

“The basketball league is running from now through the end of the semester,” Ems said.  The championship rounds are before final exams.

The Pellissippi Student Recreation Center is also developing an app for smartphones, which will allow students of Pellissippi to know when intramural events will occur.

“We hope to have it up by the summer, and fully running by the fall semester,” Ems said.  This device is designed to make more students aware that Pellissippi does have a recreation center.

“If the students have any ideas on expanding or improving intramural sports at Pellissippi, we’re always willing to listen,” Ems said.

Pellissippi’s recreation center is located at the Hardin Valley campus on top of the hill.


Saturday, April 6th, 2013