published Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Vredeveld collects 6 medals vs. Japan

Baylor School junior Kristen Vredeveld earned six medals, including three golds, in the recent USA-versus-Japan all-star swim meet in Osaka, Japan. She won the 100-meter freestyle and was part of first-place 200 and 400 free relays, and she swam to silver medals in the 50 free and the 400 medley relay. She claimed the bronze in the 200 free. Vredeveld earned her spot on the United States team with her record-setting performance in the National Club Swimming Coaches Association junior nationals last March and her achievements in the US Swimming nationals in August at Stanford University. In August she was on the U.S. team in the World Youth Swimming Championships in Lima, Peru. Vredeveld also is part of the Baylor girls' team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Swimming World magazine. Baylor coach Dan Flack was selected to be one of the U.S. coaches in Japan but did not go because of his responsibilities with the school and Baylor Swim Club teams.

Golf

* GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Wesleyan College men's golf team finished third out of 12 teams and the Bulldogs' Wesley Farris tied for second individually Tuesday with a 36-hole score of 138 in the Tusculum Fall Classic at Link Hills Country Club. Led by medalist Jamie Chapman's 134, Lincoln Memorial shaded Tusculum 569 to 570 for the championship with TWC at 574. Wesleyan's Cody Godfrey tied for 17th at 145, and Tyler Hughes and Michael Alread shot 147 and 148.

* GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- The Lee University women's golf team polished off a runaway victory Tuesday in the Bluegrass Fall Classic hosted by Georgetown College. The Lady Flames' 36-hole 642 beat runner-up Campbellsville by 35 strokes, and Lee's Geandra Almeida, Courtney Shelton, Madison Alexander, Kristin Bourg and Sloane Skinner finished first, second, fourth, sixth and seventh at 156, 157, 162, 167 and 170.

Basketball

* Lee University women's basketball coach Marty Rowe recently signed 5-foot-10 Christina Johnson from Class AAAA Lambert High School in Suwanee, Ga., for his 2012-13 Lady Flames. She plays both forward and guard for the Longhorns, who went 13-12 last season in their second year of existence. "Christina is the total package," Lambert coach Seth Johnson was quoted in a Lee release. "She has a solid all-around game. Her work ethic is second to none, and she is fundamentally sound." Rowe said Johnson "is a super athlete but is also skilled from the perimeter and we feel she fits exactly into the way we play. Christina was being heavily recruited by NCAA Division I and Division II schools this summer, and that has only increased since the beginning of school."

Baseball

* The Chattanooga Cyclones K baseball team won the Southern Wood Bat Kennesaw State Invitational tournament last weekend, defeating both Atlanta Sportstech and the Competitive Edge Dodgers 11-0 on one-hitters by Dakota Hudson and Zach Thompson (with 11 strikeouts), beating the Georgia Roadrunners 12-3 with McClain Bachus getting the win and blanking the Cyclones S team 9-0 in the final behind Brent Smith's pitching and Chris Caffrey's five RBIs and Ben Rollins' three. The Cyclones S beat Sportstech 12-0 on a Jared Ryan no-hitter and clipped the Competitive Edge 6-5 and the Roadrunners 6-3. Other top K-team hitters included Sheldon Brogden, T.J. Binder, Lee Gibson, Drew Toth and Smith. Leading the S offense were Gabriel Rich, Josh Poole, Kyle Kapher, Nick Chambers, Hunter McClendon and Winston Whitener.

Softball

* Softball Inc., a Chattanooga-based men's slowpitch team, finished third in this year's National Softball Association Class D World Series in Nashville after winning an NSA national invitational in Cookeville and finishing second in the super regional in Knoxville, and last Saturday the team won the NSA One-Pitch World Series in Knoxville. Softball Inc.'s only loss in the one-pitch event was 20-16 to the Aftershock from North Carolina in the championship matchup, but the Chattanoogans had to lose twice and won the if-necessary game 25-10. Garrett Reagan went 17-for-21 for an .810 batting average in the five-game event, while Rob Delay and Mike Jenkins each was 15-for-21 (.714), Jay Davis and pitcher Kris Durham each was 13-for-19 (.684) and Miguel Maria and Jamie Jenkins each was 14-for-21 (.667). Jeff Graham is the coach.

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