Baylor School fencing coach Kristin Vines finished sixth in the Ladies Foil 50-59 age group recently at the Veteran Fencing World Championships in Krems, Austria. Vines, a Latin teacher, was seeded 29th for the competition but moved up to 10th after the first round and progressed through two elimination rounds before losing to the eventual gold medalist.
• The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team released its schedule for the 2013 season this week, with 20 home games as part of its 57-game slate. The Lady Mocs will open the season Feb. 8 with games against Fordham and Southern Illinois in the National Training Center Invitational in Clermont, Fla. UTC also will participate in tournaments at Auburn, Mercer and South Florida, and the 20-game home schedule will open Feb. 22-24 when the Lady Mocs host the Frost Classic. UTC opens Southern Conference play March 16-17 with a three-game series at Furman; their SoCon home opening series will be March 23-24 against Appalachian State.
• The Lee University women's soccer team, ranked second in the NAIA after winning the last four national titles, played Thursday to a 1-all tie at Emory, ranked sixth in NCAA Division III. Emily Feldman scored from a Charlotte Butker assist at 8:32 for the Atlanta school (10-0-4), and Caroline Scales tied it from an Ashley Aragona assist at 37:06. Lee (11-1-1) was outshot 22-12, and Leah Wilson made eight saves.
• The Tennessee Temple University men's soccer team lost 2-1 to visiting Florida College on Thursday at GPS's Lupton Field. Grant Carpenter scored from a Shaun Webster assist for Temple (7-9). The Temple women's rescheduled match against Oakwood was called off.
• Carolyn Evans made 22 kills and Taylor Fink had 48 assists and 17 digs as first-place Bryan College beat visiting Union College 25-18, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18 in Appalachian Athletic Conference volleyball Thursday. Chelsea Breaden had 12 kills, Corrie Walker made 27 digs and Madison Akins added 14 digs for Bryan (22-8, 11-1).
• Shorter University edged visiting Lee 25-22, 18-25, 25-20, 21-25, 16-14 in a volleyball matchup of former league rivals Thursday, as Jordan Corder broke the career assists record for the Rome school. Her 55 Thursday for the Lady Hawks (15-5) gave her 3,993. Jasmine Crook had 19 kills for Shorter, matching Marija Zelenovic for Lee (19-7), which had beat the Lady Hawks in their last 11 meetings. Paula Martins and Nicole Sumida added 15 and 12 kills for the Lady Flames, while Camil Martinez had 54 assists and 10 digs and Irene Ojukwu had 21 digs to go with 13 for Libby Peigen.
• UTC freshman tennis players Kayla Jones and Jovana Pecovski won two singles matches each Thursday to enter the main draw in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships at West Lafayette, Ind. Classmate Kelsey Jones won her firs match and lost 6-4, 7-6(4) in her chance to make the main draw. Lady Mocs senior Jenna Nurik, junior Alexa Flynn and sophomore Kaylene Chadwell already were in the main draw, as are Chadwell with Nurik and Jones with Claire Mulyadi in doubles.
• Junior guard Ish Sanders from Cleveland High School was one of two Carson-Newman College men's basketball players picked on the All-South Atlantic Conference preseason first team after being second-teamers last season, and Tusculum senior guard April McCann from Lookout Valley was a women's second-team preseason choice. Like the Carson-Newman men, the Tusculum women were picked to finish fourth.
• Centre College sophomore golfer Alyssa Brown from Baylor School made the all-tournament team with her 10th-place finish Tuesday in the Golfweek Division III Fall Preview at the Baytowne course in Destin, Fla. After a tough first round, she shot 73 and 75 and was Centre's low scorer for the tournament.
• The Chattanooga Rugby Club will officially dedicate its new field at Montague Park on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. before two matches. Officials from the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Deparment will be on hand for the dedication, and the public is invited. After the ceremony, the UTC women's team will play followed by the Chattanooga Rugby Club men's team against the Hopkinsville (Ky.) Headhunters.
• The Central High School C Club's annual fundraising barbecue is set for Oct. 28 at the school in Harrison, from 3 to 6 p.m., and a number of former Purple Pounders from past decades have committed to attend. The public is welcome and all former students and supporters are especially invited; a plate costs $11. For more information call Alan Pressley at 593-1139 or Eddie Test at 653-8005.
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