Hurricanes' Parris headed to Walters and other Chattanooga sports news

Hurricanes' Parris headed to Walters and other Chattanooga sports news

August 27th, 2012 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Patrick Parris

Patrick Parris

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

Former East Hamilton standout Patrick Parris is set to continue his baseball career at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn., which has been ranked in the top five nationally in parts of five of the last six seasons. Parris was a Best of Preps first-team pitcher the last two seasons and was a 2012 all-state choice of the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association as a pitcher and third baseman. The District 6-AA player of the year was TBCA all-region the last two springs. As a senior he was 11-1 with an 0.55 earned run average, 97 strikeouts and only 13 walks in 63 innings for the 31-6 Hurricanes, and he batted .376 with three home runs, seven doubles and 34 RBIs. "Patrick had an unbelievable senior season. In his only loss, he allowed only one earned run," East Hamilton coach Steve Garland said. "He was a great leader for our team and an even better person. Patrick has a great work ethic, and I look forward to seeing him develop at Walters State." Walters last went to the Junior College World Series in 2008 but has won the TCCAA regular season or tournament 10 of the last 11 years.


• Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfer Brian Millican won $5,000 by sinking a 50-foot left-to-right putt at the First Tee Shootout presented by Amazon Fulfillment on Aug. 18. "It hung on the lip before it fell in," said Millican, a father of two. "I'm probably putting the money toward paying tuition for my girls' school."

• Rochelle Weaver of Resaca is among the 121 players in 11 flights competing today and Tuesday in the Georgia State Golf Association Senior Women's Championship at Alpharetta Athletic Club-East. She is in the second flight. Lanny Bailey of Dalton and Randy Bowman of Summerville are in the 144-man field for the Georgia Senior Championship being held Tuesday through Thursday at Reynolds Plantation-Great Waters at Eatonton.


• After losing its first two matches to Emmanuel (25-13, 25-18, 25-13) and Reinhardt (25-16, 25-20, 25-23) on Saturday, the Tennessee Temple University volleyball team beat Talladega 25-20, 25-18, 12-25, 25-15 in Reinhardt's tournament for Latonia Allen's first win as coach. Shatoya Medford had nine kills and 10 digs and Natasha Ferreti had 24 assists in the victory, and Kortney Chorman had eight kills in each of the last two matches.


• Two returning first-team all-conference midfielders, senior Bess Goodman from Greensboro, N.C., and junior Ellie Quinn from New Orleans, lead the Sewanee women's soccer team into a new season. The NCAA Division III Tigers play tonight at NAIA power Martin Methodist