Red Bank grad Caldwell 3rd-team All-American

Red Bank grad Caldwell 3rd-team All-American

December 16th, 2011 in Sportlocal

Eastern Kentucky University senior defensive back and return specialist Jeremy Caldwell from Red Bank High School was a third-team choice on the Associated Press All-American team announced Thursday for the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision. Tennessee Tech senior offensive lineman Scott Schweitzer was one of three other third-team selections from the Ohio Valley Conference, which also had a second-team All-American. The Southern Conference had eight on the first two teams, including junior running back Eric Breitenstein from Wofford, senior offensive lineman Brett Moore from Georgia Southern, junior receiver Aaron Mellette from Elon and senior defenders Kadarron Anderson and Ryan Steed from Furman on the first team. Caldwell, a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as the top FCS defensive player, had 37 solo tackles, 14 assists, 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery this season.

• Maryville College senior receiver Wesley Idlette from Baylor School had a touchdown catch in an impressive performance in the recent D3Senior Classic in Salem, Va., and was invited to the 211 FCS Senior Scout Bowl being held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Idlette was a four-time All-USA South selection and set Maryville career records with 206 catches, 2,820 yards and 25 receiving touchdowns. He had 51 catches for 522 yards and seven TDs this year.


• Covenant College lost a basketball doubleheader to visiting Millsaps on Thursday, 57-38 in the women's game and 52-49 in the men's. Shante Morton and Janice Okeke had 12 points apiece and 13 and nine rebounds to lead the Lady Majors' win, when the Lady Scots were led by Jessie Blankenship's eight points and Christine Core's four steals. Jon DeVries had 10 points and 13 rebounds and Zarome Lakey had five assists for the Covenant men; Kyle Kinnear had 13 points for the Majors. The Scots led by as many as nine points in the first half but trailed by eight late in the game. They rallied, though, and had the ball with 15 seconds left, but DeVries missed a tying 3-point try and they were not able to get another attempt.


• The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga led the Southern Conference fall-sports academic team with six athletes compiling 4.0 grade point averages: Chris Berry, Morgan Buchanan, Tara Gietema and Sarah White-Woerner from cross country, Taylor Mangrum from soccer and Christina Teter from volleyball. There were 19 other Mocs and Lady Mocs honored by the SoCon: Adam Miller, Brock Oliver, Nick Pollard, C.J. Murrell, Joel Bradford, Mike Hammons and Taylor Dodds in football; Lucas Cotter, Mark Cole, Nathan Wanuch, Drew Austell and Jenna Nick in cross country; Danielle Barr, Becca Smith, Kelsey Swann and Taylor Shelby in soccer; and Heather Parman, Meagan Ernd and Tess Kosycarz in volleyball.