Chattanoogan Caroline Scales was among four Lee University women's soccer players named NAIA first-team All-Americans for the 2012 season, one more than national champion Lindsey Wilson had, and two teammates were second-team choices. Joining Scales, a Baylor School graduate, on the first team were fellow Lee senior defender Amy Cochran and juniors Ode Fulutudilu and Leah Fortune. Senior defender Kim Conrad and sophomore midfielder Laura Thacker were second-team All-Americans for the Lady Flames. Tennessee Wesleyan's Abby Fannin received honorable mention. Lee was ranked No. 1 but failed to advance from the national semifinals, falling on penalty kicks, after winning the previous four NAIA titles. "I am really pleased for the players we had recognized and believe that all of them were richly deserving," Lee coach Matt Yelton said. "I was particularly pleased for our group of defenders that received recognition, as they many times get overlooked in our success." Midfielder Fortune led the Lady Flames (20-1-2) with 16 goals and 10 assists this season, and forward Fulutudilu had 10 goals and 10 assists.
• Lee junior outside hitter Irene Ojukwu was voted to the NAIA volleyball All-America second team for 2012, and junior middle hitter Paula Martins made the third team. Lee's Marija Zelenovic and Bryan College setter Taylor Fink earned honorable mention. Ojukwu had 517 kills and 410 digs in 39 matches for the Lady Flames, who made the NAIA tournament round of 16, and Martins had 426 kills in 40 matches.
• Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfer Jonathan Hodge earned conditional status on the Web.com Tour by finishing in a tie for 73rd in the final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament at LaQuinta, Calif. Hodge shot a 2-under-par 70 in his attempt to earn a PGA Tour playing card. Hodge missed earning his big-tour card by seven strokes and full status on the Web.com Tour by two shots. Hodge's former UTC teammate, Stephan Jaeger, who prepped at Baylor, tied for 162nd at Q-School.
• Former McCallie School standout Kade McGlohon was named the top rookie in his first fall season at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. McGlohon suffered an ankle injury last spring that cut short his senior season at McCallie. He was hitting .405 at the time of the injury.
• The Georgia Northwestern women's basketball team, an NJCAA Division III program, lost 86-59 at Snead State on Monday. Snead is an NJCAA Division I school that got 18 points apiece from Ashante Smith and Bianca Bothwell in its seventh win of the season. Terika Mostella scored 14 for GNTC's Lady Bobcats (4-5), who got 11 from Mariah Price and 10 from Odessa Person. Person also grabbed 10 rebounds.
• Good seats remain available for the fourth annual Guns and Hoses boxing event matching area law enforcement officers against firefighters. It will be held Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. at McKenzie Arena, where it was moved after drawing about 3,000 fans last year at the Chattanooga Convention Center, according to organizer Joe Smith. "We have a few tables left -- two $500 tables up close and seven $300 tables," Smith said, "and we have plenty of reserved seats, including half of the ringside seats." The ringside seats cost $30, the other reserved seats $25 and general admission $15, including $5 for ages 12-under. The tables seat eight and may be reserved through Smith at 400-8472 or his son, Andy Smith, at 847-7682. Other tickets are available through chattanoogagunsand hoses.com or Ticketmaster or the McKenzie box office. Proceeds go to the Forgotten Child Fund and the Westside Boxing Club the Smiths operate through Y-CAP. There are 15 police-firefighter bouts set, including the first female matchup in the series, plus an exhibition matching two young Westside fighters. The police officers will try to end the firefighters' three-year stranglehold on the team triumph. "We've been watching these guys for three months, so we've matched them up so they're relatively even," Joe Smith said. "It's not great boxing, but they're better than people might think, and it's very entertaining. They compete. They go at it. It's a lot of fun."
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