Richard Spangler from the host Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club won the 2018 Signal Mountain Invitational this past weekend with a 3-under-par 210 for 54 holes. He sandwiched two 71s around a 68 on Saturday, when Mikey Feher also carded a 68 but between two 72s for a second-place 212 in the championship flight. Ricky Honeycutt and Justin Wick were third and fourth at 214, and Jonerik Alford from Roswell, Georgia, was fifth at 215. Mike Poe also shot 210 — with a closing 67 — in winning the senior flight by six strokes over Tom Baird and Richard Keene. Other flight winners were Scotty Hudson, Matt McKenney, Mike Craig and Mike Granato.
» Dalton State College was in 19th place at 329 after the first round Tuesday of the NAIA women's national golf tournament at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. SCAD Savannah led at 300. Caroline Griffin and Tia Teiniketo led DSC at 79 and 80.
» Baylor School senior center forward Matheus Maia signed a letter of intent Tuesday to continue his soccer career at Carson-Newman. He is receiving an academic scholarship. A boarding student from Rio de Janeiro, Maia has been at Baylor the last two school years but essentially lost his junior season to an ACL injury he sustained in a pickup game his second day on campus. "But this year he's excelled for us. He's done a really good job," Baylor coach Curtis Blair said. "He's scored some big-time goals." Maia has eight goals and three assists for the Red Raiders, who play tonight in a state semifinal in Murfreesboro. He said he visited Southern New Hampshire and also had talks with West Florida but got his best offer from CNU coach Stephen Lyons after taking part in the Eagles' ID camp in February. Lyons is a former Tennessee Wesleyan coach who played with Blair at Wesleyan. "I'm really excited Matheus is going to play for Coach Lyons. I know how he coaches, and I know he'll watch out for him and make sure he gets his degree," Blair said.facebook
» Tennessee Wesleyan sophomore tennis player Mauricio Muniz was named by the College Sports Information Directors of America to the 2018 Google Cloud College Division Academic All-District 2 men's at-large first team. That includes 10 men's athletes from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee in the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. Nominees must have at least sophomore status and 3.30 grade point averages and be starters or "important reserves" and have participated in least 50 percent of their teams' competitions. Muniz is an accounting and finance major who helped TWU reach the NAIA national tournament.
» Gracie Goode recently became Georgia Northwestern's first volleyball recruit from Dade County High School. Goode is a friend of current Lady Bobcat Kayleigh Goff and has participated in GNTC open-gym workouts in Rossville. "She is super sweet and she's eager to learn. We've had her in the front row and the back row," Lady Bobcats coach Amber Weaver said in a GNTC release. "I know she played front row (for Dade), but she does great at either position. We'll just have to see where we need her." Goode's Dade coach, Amanda Sigler, praised her hard work and team mentality. "Above all, she's very coachable and she's willing to put in the extra hours," Sigler said. " And she would constantly ask questions."
» Tennessee Wesleyan is raising money to upgrade its volleyball locker room with a chance for donors to be permanently remembered. Plaques of two different sizes — 3-by-6-inches for a $125 gift and 6-by-6 for $250 — will be customized to each donor's message and placed in the lockers. Donations can be made through https://givingtools.com/give/9/388.