CLEVELAND, Tenn. — John Maupin of Cleveland jumped out to a four-stroke lead as the Tennessee Mid-Amateur golf tournament got under way Wednesday at Cleveland Country Club. Maupin made eight birdies on his way to a 7-under par 65. He carded only one bogey on the day.
Cole Floyd of Milan shot a 3-under 69, while Robert Loudermilk of Brentwood and Darrin Hope of Germantown each shot 70s on the first day of action.
* Three-time winner and 2010 runner-up David Noll Jr. of Dalton will be in the same threesome today as Baylor School graduate and former Signal Mountain resident Michael Morrison of Roswell, Ga., as the 93rd Atlanta Amateur Match Play Championship begins at Rivermont Golf and Country Club at Johns Creek. Morrison also made the round of 16 last year. The 120 entrants will have 18 holes of stroke play today, determining the 32 for match play. The championship match is set for Sunday.
* BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga lost 15-25, 15-25, 16-25 in Southern Conference volleyball Wednesday night at Samford. Christina Teter from Red Bank led the Lady Mocs (2-16, 0-4) with seven kills, while Kasey Talley had six. Bridget Camacho had 20 assists.
* BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Covenant College fell 25-27, 16-25, 19-25 to Birmingham-Southern in NCAA Division III volleyball Wednesday night. Senior Jessie Jakes had 10 kills and 12 digs for Covenant (11-6). Erica Adams added 10 kills and four blocks for the Lady Scots.
* King College senior midfielder Morgan Shelton from Ooltewah was the Carolinas Conference women’s soccer player of the week, announced Tuesday. Last week she scored two goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-2 defeat of Coker and had two assists and a goal against St. Andrews. The Lady Tornado lost 4-3 in overtime Wednesday against Cumberland University. Heidi Steger from Ooltewah had a goal, while Shelton had an assist. Hannah Shankel and Katie Keys also had goals for King.
* ATHENS, Tenn. — Tennessee Wesleyan split two Appalachian Athletic Conference soccer games Wednesday against Reinhardt, falling 3-0 in women’s play before winning 3-0 in the men’s contest. Garrett Koon from Cleveland led the Bulldogs with a goal and an assist, while Luke Winter and John Carrier had the other goals. Richard Zuzart had an assist and Josh Leader finished with four saves in goal for the Bulldogs, who improve to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. The Lady Bulldogs were tied with Reinhart at the half, but the visitors scored three goals in the final 30 minutes of play. Rebecca Kennedy had three saves in goal for the Lady Bulldogs, who fell to 2-1-1 in the conference.
* DAYTON, Tenn. — Bryan College split an AAC soccer doubleheader Wednesday against Union College, the Lions managing a 2-2 tie after the Lady Lions lost 1-0. Johannes Muller scored the Lions’ first goal five minutes in, assisted by Tom Hemmings. The team’s second goal was an own goal with six minutes remaining. Joshua Oldroyd had six saves in goal for Bryan, who is now 6-4-2, 2-1-2 in the AAC. Helen Weber scored with four minutes remaining to claim the victory for Union’s women. Stephanie Gagnon was credited with 12 saves in goal for the Lady Lions (3-8-1, 0-4)
* The Covenant College men’s soccer team fell 1-0 in double overtime Wednesday night at home against Emory, with Dylan Price scoring a golden goal on a header in the 106th minute. John Eger had 10 saves in goal for the Scots, who fall to 2-6-2 on the season. Earlier in the day, the Lady Scots beat Spelman 7-0 in Atlanta. Teagan Wood led the team with a pair of goals, while Eliza Drew chipped in three assists. Mary Buys and Hannah Weichbrodt each had a goal and an assist, and Margaret Cross, Kara Lee and Beth Wilkening also had goals. Katelyn Newsome had an assist for the Lady Scots, who improved to 3-6-1 overall and 2-1 in the Great South Athletic Conference. Goalkeepers Hannah Bales and Lulu Johnson combined on the shutout.
* Tucker Bradley of Chickamauga, Ga., is one of 14 players on the 2012 Eastbay NYBC All-Star barnstorming team that will take on New York’s Finest in a baseball skills competition Friday afternoon in the Bronx. The barnstorming bus riders will go on to Boston, Philadelphia and Washington before ending their tour Wednesday. Team members were selected by a special committee at the New Era National Youth Baseball Championships in Memphis in late August. Bradley is a 5-foot-6 left-handed throwing and batting pitcher, center fielder and first baseman.