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Led by sophomore Kailey Burrell from Trenton, Covenant College had six all-conference selections in the USA South women's soccer awards announced Thursday, plus Riley Battenfield as the Lady Scots' all-sportsmanship representative. For the second time in a row, the coach of the year is Maryville long-timer Pepe Fernandez, a Tennessee Wesleyan All-American who coached high school soccer in Chattanooga. His team's Shannon Reagan from Tullahoma is the player of the year. Maryville is 23-0-1 in USAS regular-season play since mid-October of 2016. Burrell, who has nine goals, five game-winners and three assists this year, made the all-league first team and was joined on the West Division first team by Covenant teammates Kyra Duble, Addy Cronan, Sophia Andre and Kendyll Freeman with Lizzy Hightower on the West second team. Covenant's women and men will host USA South tournament quarterfinals Saturday at 2 and 4 p.m. on the artificial turf of the UTC Sports Complex beside Engel Stadium.

 

Basketball

* Dalton State College romped past visiting Reinhardt in NAIA men's basketball Wednesday night, 79-55. The Roadrunners (2-0) used spurts of 13-1 and 19-9 to take a 41-20 lead into halftime. Randy Bell scored 19 points and Kevon Tucker tallied 14 with four steals in the win, while C.J. Perry added 11 points and Jordan Young had nine plus 12 rebounds.

 

Golf

* Dalton State had both Southern States Athletic Conference golfers of the week: junior Matthew Cleary for the men and senior Isabel Rijos for the women. Both were medalists in their last tournaments, Cleary with an even-par 216 at the AAC Fall Preview and Rijos with a 223 in the Roadrunner Women's Invitational at Nob North.

 

Volleyball

* Bryan College ended its volleyball regular season Thursday night with a 3-0 nonconference home loss to Martin Methodist (19-6). The set scores were 25-15, 25-23, 25-12. Emalie Hicks and Anna Owens had eight and seven kills and Sidney Pierce and Jaleigh Rogan had 14 and 10 assists for Bryan (20-12), while Rheagan Kean had 16 digs and Gigi Ford and Rogan added 12 and 11. The Lady Lions were 13-7 in Appalachian Athletic Conference play and third in the AAC North.

* Sonoraville High School's Raleigh Hooper has been selected for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's All-Star Junior Volleyball Game set for Nov. 16 at Westside High School in Macon. Hooper played both setter and outside hitter for the Phoenix this season and led them with 363 assists and 173 kills. She also was second on the team in aces (87), third in total blocks and fourth in digs. She was first-team All-Area 5-AAA. "Raleigh is a team captain who is a great kid both on and off the court. She is eager to learn and works hard every day," Sonoraville coach Trace Vaughn said in a release. "She has a passion for the game, and the fact that she's only played volleyball for three years, with this being only her second year setting, and was able to achieve a state-level honor speaks volumes for her work ethic, commitment and talent level."

 

Softball

* The King's Men slowpitch team based at Riverside Baptist Church in Lookout Valley won the Chattanooga Sports Leagues fall championship this week with a 16-11 win over Hey Now Softball. That made the King's Men 12-1 for the season and 75-2 in CSL open play going back to 2016, with six straight titles. They also were Chattanooga's Rainbow League runners-up this spring and the Collegedale A League regular-season champions in the summer. Player-manager Garrett Reagan led the CSL fall league with 14 home runs. Danny Stancil is a coach for the team, and Rex Elmore Jr. is the main sponsor.

 

Bocce

* Bill Caulkins won the recent 16th annual Calvanese Singles Bocce Tournament and $500 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo court. Jack Akins was second.

 

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