Caroline Hensley 2nd overall in Team USA win - and more Chattanooga region sports news

Caroline Hensley 2nd overall in Team USA win - and more Chattanooga region sports news

April 20th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Hixson resident Caroline Hensley earned silver medals in the slalom, jump and overall to help Team USA win the gold medal in the elite (open) division of the Pan American Water Ski Championships, which concluded Saturday in Bogota, Colombia. Hensley, a Baylor School graduate who was an All-America water skier four years at Alabama, trains at No Wake Lake in Fort Oglethorpe.

• Chattanooga native Ryan Martin improved his professional boxing record to 5-0 with a unanimous decision against Misael Chacon on the Mike Tyson Showtime card Friday night at Monroeville, Pa. The 21-year-old lightweight was a 38-37 winner on two judges' cards and a 39-36 victor on the other's.


• Madison Shipman and Annie Aldrete hit three-run home runs and Haley Tobler, Melissa Davin and Cheyanne Tarango also cleared the fence as the fourth-ranked Tennessee softball team blasted visiting Mississippi State 11-5 on Saturday. Shaliyah Geathers from East Hamilton walked and scored a run as the leadoff batter for the Lady Vols (36-7, 11-5 SEC). Jessica Offutt was 3-for-4 with four RBIs for MSU (34-15, 6-11).

• Millsaps completed a four-game Southern Athletic Association softball sweep at Sewanee by winning Saturday's games 17-2 and 12-0. Sarah Fleming was 2-for-3 and scored a run and Sara Burklin and Courtney Saunders had RBI hits in the first game for Sewanee (3-27, 0-22).

• The Lee University softball and baseball games scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Valdosta State were rained out.


• Girls Preparatory School held a ceremony Thursday to celebrate the commitment of coxswain Lauchlan Davis to row collegiately for Virginia. The Lookout Mountain native has a 3.92 grade point average and was accepted to Virginia in January -- she also visited Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Boston College and North Carolina -- and later invited by coach Kevin Sauer to join the consistently top-five national power. "This is great for Lauchlan," GPS coach Anders Swanson said. "UVA has been one of the fastest teams in the country the past decade and won the Head of the Charles this past fall." Said Davis: "Following my campus visit, I knew that UVA was the perfect school for me. It was a place for me to challenge myself and grow both academically and athletically. The girls on the team are extremely motivated and set high standards for themselves both on and off the water. UVA was the complete package -- the outstanding rowing program combined with amazing academic facilities to pursue a degree in the humanities." Said Swanson: "Lauchlan is a natural coxswain and commands her crews with great confidence and skill. Although the primary role of a coxswain is to steer the boat and make different calls during racing and practice, good coxswains are very much students of the sport and can identify technical changes which make their crew faster. Lauchlan has mastered this aspect of her role."


• Covenant won 19-9 and lost 7-6 in USA South baseball Saturday at Maryville College. David Lockwood and Will Carlton each was 4-for-6 with four RBIs and Perry Rigby was 3-for-6 with a grand slam for second-place Covenant (22-13, 16-8) in the first game, when Carlton also homered, Chris Rollins was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Scott Gillespie and Paul Phillips scored five and three runs. Carlton was 2-for-4 with another homer and three RBIs and Will Cleland also homered in the loss.

• Grant Zawadzki was 3-for-5 and scored a run and Joey Underwood was 2-for-4 and batted in two, but their Bryan college baseball team lost 10-7 in an Appalachian Athletic Conference game Saturday at Union College. Nelson Price was 3-for-3 and matched Ryan Horvath with three RBIs for Union (32-15, 16-8). Brookes Jones was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI and Kevin Roberts also had two hits and an RBI for Bryan (26-23, 12-12).

• Charles Warren's six-hit pitching and two hits and an RBI apiece from Chris Erdmier, Brett Polston and Grant Goodson led Sewanee to a 4-0 SAA home baseball win Saturday against Hendrix, but the Arkansas team rallied in game two for a 6-4 victory. Nate Barnett had two RBIs and Jackson Cooper was 2-for-4 and scored a run in the loss for Sewanee (12-24, 2-19).


• The Sewanee women's lacrosse team thrashed visiting Hendrix 19-2 on Saturday in the SAA tournament and will play in the semifinals Friday at Danville, Ky. Katie Riddle and Mallory Grimm scored three goals apiece with two assists and one, and Brita Brudvig had three assists with two goals for the Tigers (12-6). Sally Anne Greenwood, Emily Hylton and Ella Richardson also scored two goals each.