Led by individual winner Makenzie Jones, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's cross country team repeated Saturday as champion of the Berry College Invitational, and the UTC men were third (behind winner Emory and Oglethorpe) out of 15 teams, with Covenant fifth, Cleveland State sixth, Sewanee eighth and Bryan 12th. With almost all levels of college athletics included, UTC was the NCAA Division I representative. Emory was second with 48 points to the Mocs' 26 in the 6-kilometer women's race, where Jones ran a 22:14.71 and teammates Lesley Green, Hannah Caldwell, Julia Henderson and Mattie Parker were third, seventh, 11th and 14th. Sewanee was fourth with Molly Joseph 24th individually, and Covenant was sixth with S.K. Lipperd 13th and Maggie Henry 25th. In the 8k, UTC's Jonathan Boyd was 12th and Ryan Gebelein 18th. Sewanee's Ash Midyett was 13th, Cleveland State's Derek Gallardo and Erik Martinez 20th and 25th and Covenant's Micaiah Allison 27th.


* Georgia Golf Hall of Fame 2020 inductee David Noll Jr. of Dalton is part of the 12-man Team Georgia that will be competing Sunday and Monday against top amateurs from Florida and Alabama at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta. It's the biennial Southeastern Challenge Match, and Noll, a nine-time GSGA men's player of the year, has a 27-7-3 record in previous editions. His win total is second in the event's history to Florida's Rick Woulfe.

* The UTC women's team shot 305 in the second round of Louisville's Cardinal Cup tournament and at 605 are ninth out of 17 teams going into the final 18 holes. Mercer and Middle Tennessee State are tied for seventh at 598; Kentucky leads at 584. Individually, the Mocs' Esme Hamilton and Maddy McDanel are tied for 28th at 151, one stroke ahead of Dorota Zalewska, and Rheagan Hall and Kirsty Beckwith are at 156.

* The Lee University men go into their last tournament of the fall Monday in Carrollton, Georgia, as the No. 7 team in NCAA Division II. That's according to the just-released first Golfstat rankings of the season. Led by freshman Beck Burnette, coach John Maupin's Flames have finished third, fifth and second in tournaments this semester.

* Bryan College finished fifth at 680 and Tennessee Wesleyan was seventh at 687 in the 14-team AAC Fall Preview women's tournament this week in Braselton, Georgia. SCAD-Atlanta won with a 656 on the Chateau Elan course. Bryan's Alisa Marie Caraballo was fifth at 158, and Taylor Williams tied for 17th at 166. Tennessee Wesleyan's Kelsey Cassada was ninth at 161.


* The Covenant men's team set a program record with its 10th conference win of the season Saturday, 5-0 at Huntingdon, and now has won 15 regular-season USA South games in a row. Jake Major scored twice in the first 7:21 and Parker Owen had a goal in between for the Scots (13-2-1, 10-0), and Anthony Buzzeo at 42:02 and Josh Brower at 49:23 completed the scoring. Noah Lee, Keegan Weekley and Aaron Riggs had assists.

* Covenant's Lady Scots edged visiting Agnes Scott 1-0 on a 13th-minute goal by Kyra Duble, from an Addy Cronan assist, and three saves by goalkeeper Lucy Sandhoff. Covenant is 7-5-2, 4-1-1 in USA South play.

* Sewanee defeated the Millsaps women 2-0 and the Millsaps men 2-1 in Southern Athletic Association soccer Friday in Mississippi. Chloe Thompson and Addie Roemershauser scored in the second half for the Sewanee women (6-5-2, 3-1-1), who are 30-3-1 against Millsaps since women's soccer became an NCAA sport in 1989. Sewanee's men (9-3-1, 4-1) scored their goals 14 seconds apart in the second half, by Severin Velasco from a Christian Kirk pass and by Thompson Schollaert from Ethan Dutka.


* Sewanee lost 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-17) Saturday at SAA co-leader Birmingham-Southern (17-5, 11-1). Constance Connolly had 24 assists and three aces, Sydney White 18 digs and Lilly Reilly eight kills for the Tigers (14-8, 6-5).

* Covenant lost 3-0 twice in USAS home matches Saturday and is 6-15, 5-4 in league play. Leah Buys had 20 assists and Allie Jakes had seven kills against Huntingdon (16-12, 6-2), and Buys had 22 assists and 13 digs while Jakes had 11 kills and Meriel Chupp added seven against LaGrange (8-16, 5-4). Anna Baldwin and Emily Moore had 12 and 11 digs in that second match.

* Chattanooga State lost 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-20) to Tennessee Wesleyan's varsity on Friday. Emily Redden had 13 assists and Ricki Lynn Bickley and Kayla Ford had 13 and 10 digs in defeat. The match was an exhibition for Tennessee Wesleyan.

Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at or 423-757-6291.