Baylor School juniors Luke Kaliszak and Sam McHugh and sophomore Joey Carbone have been chosen as National Swim Coaches Association All-Stars and will be part of the United States team competing against Japan three weeks from now at Huntingdon Beach, Calif. The three, all members of the Baylor varsity and the Baylor Swim Club, earned their selections with their times at the 2012 NCSA Junior Nationals in March. Carbone qualified in the 200-meter butterfly, Kaliszak in the 100 backstroke and McHugh in the 100 and 200 backs. McHugh took part in the Olympic Trials this summer. All three can compete in more events and relays at the all-star duals. Current Baylor senior Kristen Vredeveld earned three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze in a similar meet last year in Osaka, Japan. "We are excited about these three boys getting a chance to experience international competition at such a young age," Baylor coach Dan Flack said. "This is a great opportunity for them to learn from this level of competition and, in turn, bring that knowledge back to share with our Baylor swimming community."
• The Carson-Newman College football team began Ken Sparks' 33rd season as coach Thursday night with his 300th win, 56-46 over visiting Glenville (W.Va.) State. Brandon Baker ran 17 times for 219 yards and three touchdown for the Eagles, including a 61-yard sprint that put them ahead to stay at 14-7 three minutes into the second quarter. Brandon Haywood added 88 of Carson-Newman's 477 rushing yards, with two TDs. Glenville State, which plays UTC on Sept. 13 at Finley Stadium, was led by 16 pass receptions for 117 yards and three TDs for Brainerd High School star Orlandus Harris. He transferred from Eastern Kentucky after missing the 2011 season with a knee injury.
• Casey Truelove representing Nob North Golf Course at Cohutta is among the new Yates Scholarship recipients honored this summer by the GSGA Foundation. Truelove, attending North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, follows 2012 graduating scholar Ethan Goode as an employee or dependent of an employee at Nob North with one of the scholarships. There are 70 Yates Scholarship honorees in all this year. There also are 14 potential course superintendents getting Moncrief Scholarships from the GSGA Foundation, including newly chosen Michael Allmon and Kodey Cross from Cohutta and renewed recipient Eric Simpson from Trion. All three attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The foundation's scholarship program now is 36 years old and has surpassed $2 million in student assistance. The annual grants are based on academic achievement, financial need, character and work experience at GSGA member clubs.
• The Covenant College cross country teams both beat visiting Maryville College in the Scots Opener on Friday on Lookout Mountain. Freshman Spookie Eaves led a one-through-five sweep for the hosts in the two-mile women's race with her time of 13 minutes, 24 seconds. Beth Burgess (13:43), Aften Whitmore, Esther Anderson and Emily Davis were second through fifth. Maryville senior Travis Wilson won the men's 5k in 18:41.72, but Covenant's Stephen Dillon (19:28.17), Stephen Harper, Micah Schreiner, Jack Williams and Jake Sikkema were second, third, fifth, sixth and seventh.
• Upchuck 50k registration begins online at 8 this morning. Part of the Rock/Creek Trail Series, the Nov. 10 race on the Cumberland Trail will be open first-come first-served to 75 runners, but they all must have completed a 50k in under 7 hours, 30 minutes within the last year. The Upchuck trail includes big climbs and drops in the Soddy Creek, Possum Creek and Rock Creek areas. See www.rockcreek.com/upchuck.rco for more information.
• The annual Shawn Adams Memorial ultimate tournament is being held today and Sunday at Camp Jordan Park, with 41 men's, women's and coed teams from throughout the South entered. There is no cost for spectators, and play begins at 9 a.m. each day. The schedule has games until 6 p.m. today and until 4 p.m. Sunday. Teams have come from as far away as Arkansas and Louisiana.
• The Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championships return this month to AT&T Field with acrobatic dogs entertaining audiences. The event is set for Sept. 22 and 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be no admission charge, but $1 donations are suggested for the benefit of the McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center.
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