published Friday, March 16th, 2012

Tellico Plains High School athlete Storyie Miller to run for Lee

Today’s Pool-Play Schedule


At Cleveland

Hixson vs. Signal Mountain, 4:30; Meigs County vs. Signal Mountain, 6; Cleveland vs. Hixson, 7:30

At Lee University No. 1

Cleveland vs. Grace Academy, 4:30; Silverdale Baptist Academy vs. Red Bank, 6; Arts & Sciences vs. Bledsoe County, 7:30

At Lee University No. 2

Red Bank vs. Polk County, 4:30; Bledsoe County vs. Polk County, 6; Bradley Central vs. Silverdale Baptist Academy, 7:30

Tellico Plains High School athlete Storyie Miller has signed to run cross country and track for Lee University. She also has been a basketball standout for the Lady Bears and has been all-region three times in each of the three sports.

“Storyie is a very talented athlete who has mostly excelled in being an all-around track performer with times of 59.0 [seconds] in the 400 and 26.6 in the 200 meters,” Lee coach Don Jayroe said in a school release. “She will be a great fit for our running program. Storyie will be especially targeting the 800 distance on the track. I believe she will run at the national level.”

Miller said she also considered offers from Milligan and Lees-McRae.

Zorca to Pensacola

After one year of basketball at Hamilton Heights, formerly home-schooled Hixson resident Holly Zorca signed a letter-of-intent last week to continue her career at Pensacola Christian College.

“I liked the college anyway, and I really liked the girls in the basketball program and the coach,” Zorca said.

She also talked to Covenant among others.

“She’s a good player. We had been trying to get her to come to our school for a few years,” Hamilton Heights coach Keisha Hunt said, noting that Zorca led the Lady Hawks with 51 percent field-goal shooting, 31 percent on 3-point shots and 82 percent on free throws. “The Pensacola coach said he expects her to get some playing time and contribute this year. She’s a hard worker on and off the court. She shoots about 2,000 shots a week. I wish we had her more than one year.”

Lady Raider Classic

Cleveland High School will be hosting the Lady Raider Classic softball tournament this weekend at Cleveland and Lee University. Eleven area teams are entered.

Action is scheduled to begin today at 4:30 p.m. Tonight’s final pool-play games are set for 7:30.

Play resumes Saturday morning at 8 with final pool-play games slated to get under way at 11. Single-elimination games will be played at Lee and are scheduled to start at 1 p.m. The championship game is set for 8:30.

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