Former Riverside and Brainerd high school coach Calvin Sorrells died last Saturday. His funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Greater Tucker Baptist Church on North Moore Road. The family will welcome visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at John P. Franklin Funeral Home on Dodds Avenue. Sorrells, a Chattanooga native who played for Tennessee State, began his coaching career as an assistant to Chubby James at Howard and became Riverside's head football coach when that school opened in 1963. He coached there through 1981 and then from 1983 to '88 at Brainerd before retiring, with 7-4 and 6-4 seasons his last two years. "He was an outstanding mentor to me. He served as a great father figure for me and was a great teacher," said LaMonte Vaughn, who played for Sorrells and coached with him beginning in 1971. "He was very knowledgeable and encouraging and a great example in every way. He will be missed."
* CENTRAL, S.C. -- The Lee University volleyball team, just up to No. 4 in the NAIA, defeated Southern Wesleyan 27-25, 25-18, 25-19 in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference match Tuesday night. Marija Zelenovic and Arlene Ferreira each had nine kills in the 12th win in a row for the Lady Flames (18-2). Christa Hutchison and Irene Ojukwu added eight kills apiece while Gretchen Higdon and Kelsey Leffew had 18 and 17 assists and Sarah Smith had 12 digs.
* Jessie Jakes had 16 kills and 14 digs and Kristin Dahlstrand had 44 assists as Covenant College beat visiting Piedmont 25-23, 25-12, 23-25, 25-20 in Great South Athletic Conference volleyball Tuesday. Also for the Lady Scots (12-6, 5-2), Erica Adams and Kait Glass had 15 and 11 kills and Estes Carlson and Emily Stewart made 22 and 18 digs. GPS gradate Katheryn Knarr had 18 assists and 11 digs for Piedmont (17-8).
* MADISONVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Temple rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Hiwassee 19-25, 24-26, 25-8, 25-14, 15-10 in college volleyball Tuesday night. LaQuinta Gallishaw had 14 kills and Kaye Johnson added 10 for Temple (10-17), and Amy London made 30 digs.
* Six area high school teams will begin play today in the Georgia state volleyball tournament. Among them is No. 10 Gordon Lee (34-4), the only public school in the Georgia Prep Country Class AA/A top-10 rankings. The Lady Trojans won the Area 6 tournament and will be hosting King's Ridge (24-12) at 6 p.m. Hitter Rachel Smoltz, daughter of former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz, is among the Lady Tigers' standouts. "We won't see anything but good teams from here on out," Gordon Lee coach Ed Clendenen said. "We'll just have to play well, be fundamentally sound and make them earn their points. We'll have to keep hitting it and serving it well and be aggressive, instead of playing defense all the time." Sonoraville is hosting No. 7 Wesleyan in another Class AA/A match. In Class AAA, No. 7 Southeast Whitfield won the Area 7 tournament and at 35-6 has broken the school record for victories in a season. The Lady Raiders are hosting Carrollton at 5:30. The other matches involving are teams are Central-Carroll at No. 10 Dalton, Ringgold at Cartersville and LaFayette at No. 9 Allatoona.
* CARNESVILLE, Ga. -- Lee University swept Emmanuel in an SSAC soccer doubleheader Tuesday afternoon, the second-ranked Lady Flames winning 10-0 and the Flames prevailing 1-0. Jamie Achten, Ode Fulutidulu, Kathryn Healy and Lauren Welch scored two goals apiece and Amy Cochran, Leah Fortune and Achten each had two assists for the Lady Flames (10-2, 7-0), who lost junior defender Clair Lanter from Soddy-Daisy to an ankle injury. Ben Perez made 11 saves for Lee in the men's game, and freshman Jaxon McClure scored for the Flames (8-5, 3-4) on a double assist by Josh Inglis and Sias Reyneke.
* ATHENS, Tenn. -- Tennessee Wesleyan beat visiting Bluefield in Appalachian Athletic Conference soccer Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs winning 2-1 and the Bulldogs celebrating their entry into the NAIA Top 25 with a 5-0 victory. It was the eighth win in a row for the TWC men (11-2), who got two goals from Luke Winter, three assists from John Carrier and goals also from Pedro Alba, Daniel Cardona and Josh Simnett. Jordan Hendrix and Kimberly Key scored for the Lady Bulldogs (6-7-1, 3-1-1) from assists by Abby Fannin and Maddie Thomas.
* The Chattanooga Cyclones K team went 3-1 in the Southern Wood Bat World Series this past weekend at Lee University, Cleveland State and AT&T Field. Sheldon Brogden and Logan Baldwin each had three hits in a 7-4 win over Atlanta Sportstech, Brogden with three RBIs and two runs and Baldwin with two stolen bases, and Cody Rhinehart matched Baldwin's RBI hit and scored twice. Chris Caffrey was the winning pitcher. Dakota Hudson and T.J. Binder combined on a one-hitter in a 4-0 defeat of Birmingham Baseball Blue, Binder also doubling and driving in three runs and Brogden and Baldwin each adding two hits and a run. Brogden had three hits and four RBIs and Baldwin and Lee Gibson had two hits and a run apiece behind Bobby Towne's shutout pitching in a 12-0 victory over Birmingham Red. Tanner Thompson and Baldwin combined on a five-hitter in a 1-0 loss to Nelson Baseball 18s, when Gibson and Binder had two of the four Cyclones hits and made run-saving defensive plays.
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