published Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Chattanooga Mocs' Wes Dothard and Josh Williams selected

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    UTC's Wes Dothard participates in a spring scrimmage at Finley Stadium.
    Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior linebacker Wes Dothard and senior defensive end Josh Williams have made their second preseason All-America teams. The College Sporting News announced its list of the top Football Championship Subdivision players Tuesday, and Dothard was named second-team All-America and Williams was on the third team. They were in the same positions on The Sports Network's teams announced in early July. Both were voted preseason first-team All-Southern Conference. They are among eight defensive starters back this year for the Mocs, who report Thursday and begin practice at 3 p.m. Friday at Scrappy Moore Field.

Golf

• Andrew Weathers shot a 70 Tuesday to win the 2012 City Junior Championship at WindStone by five strokes with a 36-hole 142. Chase Cole was second and officially the Boys 16-18 winner at 147, one better than Will Armor. Sport Allmond won a tight 14-15 division with a 150, same as second-place Lake Johnson, with Sullivan Baker at 151 and Oliver Simonsen at 152, and Matthew Ingram was the 12-13 winner at 156, two clear of runner-up Justin Hickman. Heidi Barringer was the Girls 15-18 victor with a 170, two better than Natalie Javadi, but 12-14 player Katherine Holmes was the overwhelming girls' champion with a 152. That made Mary Melissa Manual the age-group winner with a 175.

• CROSSVILLE, Tenn. -- A Chattanooga-area foursome of Keith Burdette, Mitch Hufstetler, Heath Pendergraft and Bob Rice tied for second Monday and Tuesday at Lake Tansi Village Golf Club in the City of Crossville State Team Championship honoring PGA professional Bobby Nichols. They earned $1,375. They shot 60 on Monday and 62 on Tuesday, when Loren Personett, Paul Brannon, Matt Jeffers and Todd Bradley combined for a 60 and won by one stroke. A team that included former UTC golfer James Van De Griff from Knoxville and his brother tied for fourth at 123 and got $500.

Basketball

• Georgia Northwestern Technical College recently added two point guards for its 2012-13 men's basketball team, both from Georgia high school Region 7-AA: Model's Quinton Cotton and Dade County's Josh Green. Both were all-region last season. "We lost our All-American point guard," Bobcats coach David Stephenson said, referring to Matt Woods. "We had our work cut out to replace him. I think we've come out very lucky." He referred to Green and Cotton as "quality student-athletes" and said neither is "afraid to go to the basket or distribute the ball." The 6-foot-1 Green scored 29 points when Dade won its sub-region final, and 6-foot Cotton surpassed 1,000 points as a Blue Devil. Sonoraville's Tavish Reynolds is another point guard committed to GNTC, which will have official tryouts Aug. 23 and 24 at the Rossville Athetic Complex for school enrollees.

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