Brody Stone is returning to Sewanee as a men's basketball assistant coach. He played there for four seasons, ending in 2017, and spent the last two years as a graduate assistant under former Sewanee coach Bubba Smith at Lee University. Stone was a second-team All-Southern Athletic Association selection as a junior and a first-team choice as a senior, when he led the league with 10.9 rebounds a game and was fourth in scoring, averaging 15.1 points. "He had a great career at Sewanee both on and off the court, and he will be an exceptional role model for our student-athletes," Tigers coach Brian Emerson said in a release Thursday. "His experience the past two years at Lee University has helped prepare him for this role, and I am looking forward to having him back on campus." Said Stone: "Sewanee is truly a place like no other. I am extremely blessed and excited to be returning to the mountain. I am eager to make an impact on a place and program that had such a significant impact on me. I cannot wait to get to work with Coach Emerson and build on the foundation that has been established."
» Seven Cleveland State men's basketball players will take part in junior college showcases this weekend, including returning sophomore Demonte Person in the invitation-only All-American Juco Showcase today through Sunday in Atlanta. Sophomores Maurice Dickson and Jaquez Hicks will be in the Mullen High Profile Tournament and Premier JC Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. Sophomore Kerry Pratt, incoming transfer Jakobey Hitchens and Cougars freshmen Jon Morgan and Alex Duke will participate in the Juco Report Top 100 event Saturday in Atlanta.
» Heritage High School and Baylor Swim Club alumnus Jon Lancaster concluded his Carson-Newman swimming career with his third Scholar All-America honor from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America. That requires a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and participation in a national championship meet.
» Nicole Adam, granddaughter of Red Bank residents Jim and Nancy Sims, was tied for 23rd place at 209 after her even-par 70 Thursday in the third round of the 2019 Girls Junior PGA Championship at Hartford, Connecticut. Rose Zhang of California led by a stroke at 198. Adam, 17, lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
» Cleveland State cross country coach David Kyle recently added Angie Torres from Walker Valley High School to his women's roster for 2019 and Stuhr Outlaw from Vicksburg, Mississippi, to his men's team. Torres ran track four years and cross country the last two for the Lady Mustangs, reaching the state meet in both as a senior. Kyle highly praised Walker Valley coach Drew Nunnelly and said, "I have watched Angie run the last few years, and I think if she works hard she can have a great year for us. ... I know Angie has been taught all the fundamentals that will prepare her for college running." Of Outlaw, who ran cross country four years and twice was his school's distance runner of the year, Kyle said, "I think he will be another valuable runner for our growing men's program. I expect big things from this group."