Around the Region: Jacob Wheeler finishes third in Bassmaster angler of the year standings

Around the Region: Jacob Wheeler finishes third in Bassmaster angler of the year standings

September 18th, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Jacob Wheeler of Harrison wound up third in the Bassmaster Elite Series point standings with his fourth-place finish Sunday in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year tournament on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota. Wheeler, who began the 2017 season as an Indianapolis resident, weighed in his daily limit of five fish at 22 pounds, 7 ounces for a tournament total of 69-6. Keith Combs had the same Sunday total but won at 72-5, with James Elam (70-11) second and Skeet Reese (69-14) third. Wheeler finished safely ahead of fifth-place Luke Clausen (68-3). As for the season standings, Wheeler finished with a series-leading weight total of 374-11, but his 885 points were behind Brandon Palaniuk of Hayden, Idaho, who had 902, and Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., who had 888. Jordan Lee of Grant, Ala., was fourth with 823 points.


* The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women finished 12th out of 15 teams in the Mason Rudolph Championships at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. Arkansas won with a 54-hole total of 41-under 821 on the North Course, with the Mocs finishing at 882 — nine shots behind North Carolina and seven ahead of Central Florida. Megan Woods had the best individual finish for UTC, tying for 40th at 2-over 218.


* UTC lost 2-0 at No. 19 Alabama on Sunday night, falling to 2-5-2. The Crimson Tide (8-2) scored both goals in the first 13 minutes.

* Lee split a home doubleheader against Mississippi College on Sunday, with the Lady Flames winning 1-0 in overtime and the Flames falling 2-1. Summer Lanter scored the winning goal in the 94th minute on an assist by Riley Engels for the Lee women (4-2, 3-0 Gulf South Conference). For the Flames (2-2-2, 1-1), Jeremy Bonyaa scored on an assist by Alfie Coldron in the 67th minute.

* The Dalton State College men beat visiting SCAD-Savannah 3-2 in overtime Sunday. Santiago Moore had two goals — including the winner — and an assist for the Roadrunners (6-1), with Jordan Man adding a goal and Santiago Moore an assist.

* Sewanee's women lost 3-1 to visiting Hanover on Sunday, with Mary Frank scoring on a Dayla LaRochque assist for the Tigers (2-4-1).


* Sewanee won 26-24, 25-21, 25-22 at Hendrix on Sunday, improving to 6-4 overall and 1-1 in the Southern Athletic Association. Destiny Stewart had 17 kills, Constance Connolly 17 asssists and Peyton Parent 16 digs to lead the Tigers.


* The DSC women's cross country runners finished fifth out of 15 teams Saturday in the University of North Georgia Invitational at Oakwood, Ga. Freshman Noor Sabeeh was 26th individually in the 5-kilometer race in 21 minutes even, and senior Nayeli Jacobo and freshman Kay Vradenburgh were 30th and 31st.

* Paul Stewart, 23, won the CADAS 5k on Saturday on the Tennessee Riverwalk in 17:21, and 50-year-old Ryan Shrum was second in 17:56. Joseph Garlington, women's winner Madison Welch and Mike Stacks were third through fifth in 20:17, 20:26 and 20:30, with Sara Fuller sixth in 23:01. Erica Stewart, Abby Martin and Amanda Matson were 10th, 11th and 13th.


* Longtime local and regional sports broadcaster Randy Smith returns today to a talk radio host role. He'll be behind a microphone from 1 to 3 p.m. for the relaunched WFLI AM-1070. "I'm absolutely thrilled to join the team at WFLI," Smith said in a station release. "I'm also thankful for this great opportunity to be on the air again and to inform the many thousands of sports fans about issues in the sports world today." Said Evan Stone, general manager of the 50,000-watt station: "Randy is a true sports broadcasting legend, and we are excited to bring him to the legendary WFLI." Smith was the television sports anchor for many years at first WDEF and then WRCB (1995-2009).