The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program made history Monday. Senior offensive lineman Corey Levin and senior defensive end Keionta Davis were both named American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision All-Americans. Davis, who prepped at Red Bank, was a first-team honoree, while Levin was selected to the second team. It is the first time in the history of the FCS Coaches' All-American team that teammates have earned back-to-back honors. Davis had 10.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss in 2016 and was voted Southern Conference defensive player of the year. He finished his career with 31 sacks, second all-time at UTC. Levin was a three-time All-American and earned the Jacobs Blocking Award in 2014 and 2015, given to the SoCon's best offensive lineman.
* Reinhardt University freshman Rebecca Cheeks from Sonoraville High School repeated as the Appalachian Athletic Conference women's basketball player of the week after her 16 points and 12 rebounds in 25 minutes in an 85-62 win over Life. Reinhardt is 11-1 and Cheeks is third in the AAC both with 16.8 points and 9.0 rebounds a game. The Lady Eagles are off until Dec. 28 in Miami, Fla.facebook
Track & Field
* The Chattanooga Jets' Avery Hubbard won the 19-over open 60- and 200-meter dashes in meet-record times Saturday in the USATF Galleria Games at the Birmingham Crossplex, and the Jets' Alayah Dozier qualified in two events and Brevin Sims also qualified for the freshman division of the New Balance National Indoor championships March 10-12 in New York City. Dozier qualified with a second-place 1:00.08 in the 13-14 girls' 400 meters, breaking the Jets club indoor record of 1:00.21 held by LaQuisha Jackson, and with a fourth-place 8.08-second 60-meter dash. Sims qualified with a 53.43 in the 15-16 boys' 400 and was third in the 60 hurdles. Hubbard's meet records were 6.76 in the 60 and 21.64 in the 200. Other Jets winning events Saturday were Nicole Johnson in the 17-18 girls' 60 (7.81) and Kamden Edwards in the 13-14 boys' shot put (41 feet, 2.25 inches). Joining Dozier with three top-fives was Jeremiah Chopane, who was the 11-12 boys' long jump runner-up.
* The Chattanooga Football Club announced Monday an open tryout for its six-time National Premier Soccer League conference champion men's team on Jan. 21 at Finley Stadium. The event will run from 9 a.m. until noon, and prior online registration is required and costs $35. "The season starts now," coach Bill Elliott said in a club release. "We have such a good base of veteran leadership that we want to build on that with new talent and continue having success on the field. CFC has a history of attracting strong talent, and we hope the trend continues in 2017." The registration site is http://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=951893. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-GOAL.
* The Chattanooga Lookouts announced last week that May 4 will be their annual Star Wars Night at AT&T Field, this time in partnership with the Chattanooga Hydrocephalus Association. Characters from the popular movie series will be present to interact with fans, and the Lookouts players will wear Star Wars themed jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit the Hydorcephalus Association. "Star Wars Night is always one of our favorite nights of the year," Lookouts president Rich Mozingo said in the announcement release. "We are excited to be able to partner with the local Hydrocephalus Association on a night that is sure to leave a lasting impression." Said Chara McLaughen of the CHA: "We are so grateful to the Lookouts for helping raise awareness for a cause that is incredibly important to both myself and the entire community of Chattanooga. Star Wars Night is a wonderful opportunity for fans to come out and not only have fun but learn about our cause."