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D.J. Barber, left, and Matt Brown strengthened Bryan College's national No. 1 fishing ranking by winning a 176-boat FLW tournament in March on Lake Hartwell. The same two had a fifth-place finish on Lake Seminole in January.

The Bryan College fishing team officially became the Cabela's School of the Year on Friday after 12 weeks in the top spot in the points standings encompassing all collegiate divisions throughout the country. The triumph, assured after the BoatUS College Bass Fishing Championship on Thursday and Friday on Pickwick Lake, brings with it $5,000 in Abu Garcia merchandise, $3,500 in Cabela's gift cards, $1,500 in Mustang PFDs and $1,200 in credit toward 2018 jerseys for the program headed by coach Mike Keen in Dayton, Tenn. North Alabama moved past Tennessee into second place in the final-week competition on UNA's home lake but wound up 59 points behind Bryan.

Soccer

- The Chattanooga Football Club men's soccer team is hosting the under-23 team from the famed Club Deportivo Guadalajara of the Liga MX — more commonly know as Chivas — in an exhibition match at 7:30 tonight at Finley Stadium. Chivas has won 11 Mexican first-division titles and seven Campeon de Campeones in the clubs' 111-year history. Tickets cost $12 and can be bought at ChattanoogaFC.com or at the stadium gates.

Softball

- Former McCallie School and Lee University baseball star Tanner Moore is leaving the Lee softball coaching staff to return to Heritage High School in Ringgold as a teacher and the new softball coach. Lee head coach Emily Russell has promoted graduate assistant Ian Raymond to her top assistant's position. Raymond, who grew up in Cleveland, has helped the Lady Flames' pitchers and catchers, first as a student, for four years. "While we are said to lose Tanner, we know that this is a great opportunity for him," Russell said in a Lee release Friday night. "He has a passion for education for education, and his goal was always to teach again." Moore was a baseball assistant coach at Heritage for three and a half years and an assistant softball coach there for half a season. He succeeds Jason Carter, who recently resigned as the Generals' coach. "I love Lee and it has been an awesome experience," Moore said in the release. "I had no ambition to move up to Division I in the college ranks. I was perfectly content at Lee. It was a crazy turnaround." Russell said Raymond "is a tireless worker preparing the pitchers for each opponent. He is hard-working and focused."

Golf

- Fifth-ranked Dalton State finished fourth out of 17 teams at 939 in the women's NAIA national golf tournament Friday at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and the Lady Roadrunners' Caroline Griffin closed with an even-par 72 to get to 10th place individually and join fifth-place freshman Tia Teiniketo on the all-tournament team. Teiniketo shot a 78 Friday and wound up at 228 for 72 holes, while Griffin shot 231, Katie Dalton totaled 239 for a tie for 30th and Isabel Rijos shot 241 and shared 45th. Oklahoma City was the team champion at 925.

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Coahulla Creek basketball standout Tyler Phillips, center front, will play for Georgia Northwestern.

Basketball

- Georgia Northwestern's David Stephenson has landed one of the most acclaimed recruits in his 10-plus years as the Bobcats' men's basketball coach: Coahulla Creek standout Tyler Phillips. The 6-foot-4 Phillips averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, 2.3 blocked shots and 1.4 steals per game this past season for the Colts, who went 20-8 overall and 11-2 in Region 6-AAA. He scored 37 points in one win and is Coahulla Creek's all-time leading scorer. He earned AAA North all-state selection and all-state honorable mention. "From day one we've been impressed with Tyler, and our staff thinks this is a kid we can build our program around for the next two or three years," Stephenson said in a GNTC release. "One of the things he'll be very good at is filling that No. 3 spot, because he can shoot, rebound, defend and do a little of everything that we're losing with Darrius Fugh." Phillips said GNTC "is the best fit for me academically, and I think it will be fun to play basketball there."

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