Howard ceremony for NFL star Reggie White

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University of Tennessee All-American and NFL superstar Reggie White of Chattanooga will be honored by the Pro Football of Fame and Allstate Insurance Company next Monday morning at his high school alma mater, Howard, as part of the "Hometown Hall of Famers" national program. White, who died in December 2004 at the age of 43, was inducted into the pro hall in 2006. He retired for good in 2000 as the NFL's all-time sack leader with 198 and was a three-time NFL defensive player of the year and 10-time first-team All-Pro. Also an ordained minister, he was dubbed "The Minister of Defense." At the 10 a.m. ceremony at Howard, his father, Charles White, will make a presentation of a "Hometown Hall of Famer" plaque that will be accepted by Reggie's widow, Sara White, on behalf of the family, according to a release from the PFHF and Allstate. Dr. Paul Smith, Howard's principal, will emcee the event attended by school students, faculty, staff and alumni.


• The Sewanee lacrosse teams both are making historic appearance in the NCAA Division III tournaments this year after winning the Southern Athletic Association regular-season and tournament titles. The Sewanee women (13-6) will face Christopher Newport at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Newport News, Va., and that winner will advance to a regional against Salisbury or Cabrini. The Sewanee men (14-3), riding a six-match win streak, also play Wednesday in Virginia -- at Washington and Lee (15-4) in Lexington.


• Sewanee freshman Emily Javadi from Chattanooga and Baylor School is capping her first college golf season by going to the NCAA Division III women's tournament May 14-17 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla. The SAA tournament medalist received her individual invitation Monday to the 72-hole event.

• Former Notre Dame High School standout Richard Powell of Hixson made history Monday as the first King University men's golfer to compete in an NCAA postseason tournament, and he opened with a 6-over-par 78 in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional at Mission Inn Resort & Club at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. He is tied for 71st in the 54-hole event, nine shots behind leader Ricardo Celia of Nova Southeastern.

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