The top-seeded Tennessee Wesleyan women's basketball team won in the quarterfinals of the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament Thursday in Kingsport, Tenn., as did Bryan's third-seeded Lady Lions, but their male counterparts lost.
Former McCallie School standout Sean Ryan from Hixson, now a Michigan senior, finished fifth in the Big Ten men's 500-yard freestyle swimming event Thursday in his home pool in Ann Arbor. He will race in the 1650 freestyle Saturday.
Brandon Cole's fifth time to be the Appalachian Athletic Conference men's basketball player of the week this season turned into the NAIA Division II national honor for the Bryan College sophomore from Crossville, Tenn.
Carson-Newman softball third baseman Sara Kelley from Ooltewah High School was honored by Women Play Ball as the Division II national female athlete of the week and also was the South Atlantic Conference honoree after she batted .579 with six extra-base hits and nine RBIs in six games through the weekend. After Tuesday's two home wins against Kentucky Wesleyan, Kelley has a 12-game hitting streak but ended an extra-base streak at 11 games. She leads the SAC with 23 RBIs for the 13-1 Lady Eagles. She was 2-for-3 with a double in the 11-5 win, when Caitlyn Lance from Ridgeland was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. CNU then won 10-2 as Ooltewah's Jessica Morgan completed a 4-for-6 day.
It was a normal day for 30-year-old Signal Mountain resident Zach Brown at his tree service business when the seed of world-class sledding was planted in his mind. As he was cutting a tree for family friend Jim Bardoner, they began talking about Brown’s time in Alaska.
The Appalachian Athletic Conference is beginning its 2014 basketball tournaments Wednesday in Kingsport, Tenn., at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, and the Tennessee Wesleyan women and Union College men are the top seeds as the regular-season champions and already have spots in the NAIA Division II national tournaments.
Two baseball teams ranked in the NAIA preseason top 20 met Sunday in Athens, Tenn., and No. 8 host Tennessee Wesleyan beat No. 19 Point Park from Pennsylvania 13-2.
Freshman Jorden Williams from McCallie School scored 18 points as the Sewanee men's basketball team ended its regular season by edging Hendrix 54-51 on Sunday at Sewanee.
Football players. Soccer players.
The Lee University basketball teams ended the home portion of their first regular season in NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference with an 83-77 Lady Flames victory and a 59-52 Flames loss Saturday against Alabama-Huntsville.
Bill Barry announced this past week that he will be retiring from the Sewanee athletic department at the end of this school year after 45 years in various capacities with the Tigers.
Rhodes College had a harder time than should have been expected in its Southern Athletic Association women's basketball game Friday night at Sewanee, but the Lynx improved to 20-3 and 12-1 in league play with a 54-44 victory.
The Heritage High School softball college pipeline continued to flow this week when one current General and one former player announced future plans. Sophomore infielder Brooklynn Frazier became the fourth Heritage underclassman to commit when she gave Lee University her pledge on an unofficial visit Thursday.
The Chattanooga Lookouts are having their annual job fair this Saturday morning for a variety of 2014 season positions.
Lee University senior guard Hollie German from Polk County was selected for the five-player Capital One Academic All-America Division II basketball team after being the College Division Academic All-American of the Year in 2013.