published Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

8 Sewanee women All-SCAC lacrosse and more regional sports news

Southern Conference Athletic Conference champion Sewanee had six first-team choices and two second-teamers on the inaugural All-SCAC women’s lacrosse team. Seniors Allison Bland, Carly Grimm and Hanna Moran, juniors Meg Welton and Sarah Squire and sophomore Molly Arnold were the 13-5 Tigers’ first-team picks, and senior Victoria Friedman and junior goalie Amy Nusbaum made the second team. Welton was third in the conference with 68 goals and second in total points with 85, both school records, and had 17 assists to Bland’s league-high 18. Welton also was second in the SCAC with 65 draw controls and third on the team with 32 ground balls, behind Grimm and Moran with 34 apiece. Arnold scored 58 goals, fifth in the league, and had 32 draw controls, and Bland scored 36 goals. Grimm added 24 goals and was second in the SCAC in caused turnovers with 21, and Moran had 29 draw controls and caused 15 turnovers.

Baseball

  • The Appalachian Athletic Conference’s two Chattanooga-area schools will play each other as the league baseball tournament begins today, weather permitting, at Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tenn. Second-seeded Tennessee Wesleyan is scheduled to face seventh seed Bryan College at 5 p.m.

Softball

  • Whitney Hammond from GPS was 1-for-1 with a run scored as sixth-ranked Tennessee completed a weekend Southeastern Conference softball sweep of Arkansas with a 9-1 win Sunday. The Lady Vols are 44-7, 20-5 in the SEC.

  • Senior shortstop Amanda Jordan from Tennessee Temple Academy had one of the RBIs in Samford’s 3-2 Southern Conference softball loss Sunday at UNC Greensboro.

  • OAKLAND CITY, Ind. — The National Christian College Athletic Association Mid-East Region softball playoff series between Covenant College and Oakland City University was moved from a campus shut down because of no water supply to a place with way too much water Monday. Rain washed out the scheduled two games Monday in the tournament transplanted from Lookout Mountain to Indiana, and today is very iffy, according to Covenant coach Sara Russell. She said the OCU coach has lined up a better-draining area high school field for Wednesday, if needed.

Track and Field

  • Junior Bryson Harper from Sequatchie County High School reset his Bryan College record for the 1,500-meter run with a third-place time of 3 minutes, 51.63 seconds at Butler University’s Stan Lyons Invitational track and field meet Saturday in Indianapolis. Bryan sophomore Jason McLeod won the second section of the 1500 and was eighth overall with a 3:54.66, which qualified him for the NAIA outdoor met. Sophomore Alyssia Lindsay also broke her own Bryan record in the women’s 5000 with an 18:52.89. Former Lion Josh Bradley from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, who will graduate from the Dayton college this week, ran 1:51.98 in the men’s 800. “Our group ran extremely well,” said Bryan coach Rodney Stoker, citing McLeod’s performance in particular as a continuing confidence booster.

Auto Racing

  • Eighteen-year-old Brandon Ellis of Cleveland won the Super Pro class and $1,000 Saturday night at the Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip. Ellis, a third-generation strip driver, won with a 5.46-second run on a 5.46 dial in a rear-engine dragster with a modified 454 Chevrolet engine using injected alcohol. Billy Rolen was second in his 350 Chevy-powered 1969 Camaro Z28, and Sam Parker was third in a ’74 Chevy Vega GT. Stan Curvin of East Ridge won the Foot Brake class with a 9.82 run on a 9.80 dial in an ’85 Dodge 318 pickup. Doug Frazier, Jim Smith and Darell Goodner were second through fourth. Craig Cash of East Ridge had the low elapsed time (4.89 seconds) and top speed of the meet (165.25 mph) in a 632-cubic-inch Chevy-powered ’63 Corvette couple owned and built by his father, Brainerd Optimist Hall of Famer Johnny Cash.

Fishing

  • Russ Moran of Manchester and Rogne Brown of Hixson finished third and fourth in the Bass Fishing League Music City Division tournament Saturday on Center Hill Lake. Matt Stanley of Alexandria, Tenn., was the boater winner with five bass totaling 18 pounds, 8 ounces, good for $3,021. Moran got $1,007 for his 16-4 total, and Brown got $705 for his 14-1. Tim Wyatt of Crossville tied for sixth with 11-15 and earned $529. Crossville’s Kibbee McCoy was fourth among the co-anglers with 7-13 and received $352.
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