Slade Corvin from Chattanooga and the Y-CAP boxing program won again in the National Golden Gloves tournament Thursday night in Las Vegas. Corvin beat Ivan Varela from California in the 108-pound quarterfinals and fights tonight in the semifinals.
* University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior second baseman Criket Blanco was named Thursday to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association South Region third team for NCAA Division I. Blanco is batting .364 with 47 hits, seven home runs, 31 RBIs and 30 runs scored for UTC, which faces South Alabama today in the NCAA regional at Auburn. Tied for the team lead with 16 multi-hit games, Blanco leads the Mocs with 108 assists and also has made 101 putouts. South Alabama pitcher Kalen McGill also made the third team. Kentucky pitcher Kelsey Nunley from Soddy-Daisy was a third-teamer in the Southeast Region, where Tennessee's Annie Aldrete made the first team and Rainey Gaffin the second.
* Fourth-seeded Chattanooga State lost 3-2 to fifth seed Blinn College of Texas on Thursday in the second round of the NJCAA Division I softball tournament in St. George, Utah, but played 11th seed Jefferson College late Thursday and won. The Lady Tigers will play Temple College, the seventh seed, at 2 p.m. EDT today. Temple had the distinction Thursday of knocking out the top two seeds, 9-2 over Wallace State-Hanceville and 3-0 over No. 1 Salt Lake. Navarro, Chattanooga State's first-round victim, eliminated Georgia Perimeter, 8-1. The tournament's undefeated teams are No. 3 Chipola, Blinn, No. 9 Northeasten Oklahoma A&M and No. 10 Miami-Dade.
* Third-seeded Lee University lost 5-3 to Simpson but then eliminated top seed Judson 4-0 and Mississippi College 3-2 on Thursday in the NCCAA softball tournament in Troutville, Va. The Lady Flames (36-18) will face Oklahoma Christian at noon today in ithe losers-bracket final. Lee third baseman Kaylie Drew, an NFCA South Region first-teamer for NCAA Division II, was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the loss, when Lexie Dean was 2-for-4, and Dominique Hannah was 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs against Judson, when Dean was 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs and Leigh Beatenbough pitched a three-hitter. Angie Hughes threw a four-hitter against the Choctaws, and Dean drove in two of the winners' three runs in the second inning. Shortstop Kendall Johnson from Gordon Lee was one of three Shorter players on the NFCA South first team.
Track & Field
* Winthrop University freshman Preston Elwell from Signal Mountain earned Big South all-conference status with a third-place javelin toss at the league meet Thursday in High Point, N.C. He had a personal-best throw of 194 feet, 9 inches.
* Dalton State remained in third place but moved to within one stroke of leaders Northwood and Cumberlands in the NAIA women's golf tournament Thursday at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga. The Roadrunners are at 916 after 54 holes, led by individual leader Julia McQuilken at 215 after 70 and 71 the last two rounds. Caroline Griffin is tied for third at 222, and Erika Wardzinski had a 75 in Thursday's 303.
* Sewanee junior golfer Emily Javadi from Chattanooga and Baylor School shot a 77 in Friday's third round of the NCAA Division III women's tournament at Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla., and moved up into a tie for eighth place. She is at 238 going in the final round.