published Monday, January 27th, 2014

Braves Caravan hits town Thursday and other sports news

The 2014 Atlanta Braves Caravan will make its Chattanooga visit Thursday at Hixson location of Academy Sports and Outdoors as the team meets with fans in preparation for the 2014 season. Scheduled for the Chattanooga stop are players Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, television broadcaster Don Sutton and players Kris Medlen, Ryan Doumit, Gavin Floyd and David Hale. The Braves will be signing autographs and meeting with fans from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to generate excitement before the team heads to Orlando to begin Spring Training.

Basketball

• Sewanee won the women's game 64-52 but lost the men's matchup 82-69 in a Southern Athletic Association basketball doubleheader Saturday at Oglethorpe in Atlanta. Paige Lowe and Jamie Chauvin scored 18 and 17 points in the female Tigers' first SAA victory of the season, Chauvin with four steals, and Kayla Sewell had 16 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Jorden Williams from McCallie scored 17 points for the Sewanee men (10-6, 3-3), while Leo Born from Baylor scored 12 and Keshonn Carter and Seth Brown added 10 apiece against NCAA Division III's 21st-ranked Stormy Petrels (15-2, 5-1). Jordan Kinney and Alex Davis scored 22 and 20 points and Victor Rohlfs had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Oglethorpe.

• The Cleveland State basketball teams went 1-3 in TCCAA doubleheaders this past weekend, the Lady Cougars following a 77-66 loss at Jackson State with a 75-72 overtime win on Aysia Grimsley's three-point play at Columbia State and the Cougars falling 62-52 and 58-49. Grimsley and Katrice Harris scored 18 points each in the victory and Jamesha Mosley tallied 14, including the putback that sent the game to overtime, and Grimsley scored 20 with Mosley and Jara Gasper adding 14 apiece in the loss for the Lady Cougars (15-4, 7-4). Keevin Tyus scored 18 and 20 points for the Cougars (9-8, 4-7), who got 14 from Stetson Moore at Columbia.

• Erika Woodfin from Dade County scored 14 points and April Besley from Dalton had a game-high 12 rebounds as the Reinhardt women's basketball team won 61-48 in its Appalachian Athletic Conference game Saturday at Columbia (S.C.) College. Also for Reinhardt (9-11, 6-7), Payton Smith from Sonoraville had a game-high four steals with three assists.

Wrestling

• Cumberland University heavyweight wrestler Tyler Smith from Sonoraville went 5-1 and finished third in his weight class Saturday in the Mustang Open at Conway, Ark. He took an 11-2 major decision before losing 4-3 in overtime to Oklahoma's Michael Brown, and then he reeled off two pins and two one-point decisions. Three CU wrestlers won their classes, two finished second and two finished third. One of the winners was Ethyn Holbrook from Fort Payne, Ala., whose three wins at 141 pounds included a decision of an Oklahoma wrestler.

Swimming & Diving

• The Sewanee men's swimming and diving team finished second to 14th-ranked Washington University in a three-way meet Saturday at Rhodes in Memphis, and the Sewanee women trailed both No. 6 Washington and the host Lynx although the Tigers' Emily Gay won the 1000 freestyle by more than 12 seconds. Sewanee's Carolyn Rice in the 400 individual medley, Erin Neil in the 200 butterfly, Caty Hueske in the 200 backstroke and Astrid Escobar in the 200 breaststroke were runners-up. Also finishing second was the Sewanee men's 200 free relay team of Jackson Cromer, Alex Linton, Michael Whitehead and Brian Glatt, and Glatt was third in the 50 free with Cromer fourth in the 200 free and Mac McNally and Edward Dennis third and fourth in the 400 IM.

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