Four University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestlers have received mention in the first NCAA coaches' individual rankings for the 2011-12 season: Nick Soto (133 pounds), Dan Waddell (157), Brandon Wright (165) and Niko Brown (197). Soto is ranked 14th, Waddell 28th, Brown 30th and Wright 31st. The list is the first of three coaches' panel rankings for the season, and the final rankings will be one of the tools used to determine qualifiers for the NCAA tournament.
ATHENS, Tenn. -- Heather Gibson had 12 points, 11 rebounds and two steals as Tennessee Wesleyan College defeated visiting Tennessee Temple 59-32 in women's basketball Monday evening. Cody Houck added 10 points and matched Rochelle Davidson with seven rebounds for TWC (14-6), and Leah Frazier had five assists. Shayla Wilson scored 10 points for the Lady Crusaders (2-19), who had defeated Judson 74-49 last Thursday but shot only 22.8 percent from the field Monday.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Former Covenant College women's basketball coach Roy Heintz has joined the barefoot coaching movement at his current NCAA Division II employer, Alabama-Huntsville -- for the sake of the Samaritan's Feet organization that provides socks and shoes for poor children throughout the world. He and his assistant coach went shoeless in Sunday's 76-58 home win over Christian Brothers to call attention to the project, which includes a $10,000 fundraising goal for Heintz. Anyone who wants to help can donate through www.roytalks.com. Heintz's Lady Chargers are 14-3.
- The UTC duo of Robby Crosslin and James Childers finished 14th out of 42 teams in the National Guard FLW College Fishing season-opening bass tournament Saturday on Lake Okeechobee in Florida. They weighed a limit of five fish totaling 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Indian River State College won with 15-7, and Auburn was second with 12-15. Middle Tennessee State's Andrew Agee and Matt Allen were sixth with 11-4, and Tennessee Tech's Ryan Harpe and Chris Thomas were ninth with 9-10.