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University of Tennessee sophomore pitcher and former Meigs County High School star Ashley Rogers joined Lady Volunteers third baseman Chelsea Seggern on the Softball America Top 100 list released Thursday in advance of the 2020 college softball season. Rogers was 37th in the 100 after going 21-7 with a 1.94 ERA and 209 strikeouts in 2019, when she was in the top 10 for National Fastpitch Coaches Association freshman of the year. Seggern, now a senior, batted .366 with six home runs, two triples and a team-high 16 doubles. She's ranked 67th by Softball America. The Lady Vols' season begins Feb. 8 against Northwestern at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona.

 

Basketball

* Haley Schubert and Taylor Boggess scored 15 and 14 points with three 3-point baskets apiece, and Abby Bertram and Lindsey Roddy added 13 points each as the fifth-ranked Lee University women beat visiting Mississippi College 82-55 in Gulf South Conference play Thursday. Bertram also had four assists and matched Boggess and Schubert and with three steals for the Lady Flames (18-1, 10-1). Nicky Widenski had eight rebounds. Lee (14-4, 9-2) won the men's game 70-64 as Ryan Montgomery had 16 points, Parker Suedekum 13 points, seven steals and six assists and Josh Lowe 12 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots. Quay Kennedy added 11 points.

 

Fishing

* The Bryan College duo of Ethan Shaw and Thad Simerly were second among 248 boats after Thursday's opening round of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series tournament at Toledo Bend in Louisiana. Their five-bass limit of 18 pounds, 13 ounces trailed only the 19-11 of Bethel University's Cody Huff and Dakota Pierce. A Kent State boat was third at 17-10. Shaw and Simerly actually had the biggest haul, 20-13, but they were penalized 2 pounds for their self-reported violation of having six fish in their livewell at one point. Simerly's 6 1/2-pound largemouth was the biggest single catch of the day. Bryan's Conner DiMauro and Cole Sands were 15th at 15-12.

 

Swimming & Diving

* Baylor School's swimming and diving teams beat Girls Preparatory School 201-108 but lost 181-131 to McCallie in Thursday's meet at McCallie's pool. Individual winners for the host Blue Tornado were Will Jackson in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events, Sam Powe in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, Conor Kinley in the 50 free and 100 free, Kyle Berry in the 100 butterfly and Cameron Scott in 1-meter diving. McCallie also won all three boys' relays. Baylor's Alex Borisov won the 100 breaststroke. Baylor swept the girls' relays and got individual wins from Logan Watson-Brown in the 200 free and 100 free, Ellie Waldrep in the 200 IM and 100 back, Jewel Gordon in the 50 free and 100 breast, Lillie Boggs in the 500 free and Haley Rice in diving. GPS's Ellie Taliaferro won the 100 fly.

 

Bowling

* After leading all TSSAA Division II bowlers in regular-season scoring average, Notre Dame junior CJ Petrin is first again going into the Friday morning finals of the state individual tournament in Smyrna. Petrin's 213.3 game average through the semifinals was 15.3 pins clear of second place and left him needing just one win in the six-man ladder finals to be the Division II state champion. McCallie junior Andrew Haun (187.3) starts the ladder from the sixth position against No. 5 Riley Martin from St. Benedict. No other area boy or girl made the other three finals, but Allie Foropoulos from GPS finished seventh in DII girls.

Contact Ron Bush at rbush@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6291.

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