published Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Soddy-Daisy's Kevin Day a Good Works pick

Carson-Newman College senior center Kevin Day from Soddy-Daisy has been voted to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for 2012. There are only 11 spots on each of the two teams -- one for Football Bowl Subdivision players who this year include Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Alabama center Barrett Jones and Notre Dame lineman Mike Golic Jr. and one combining FCS, Divisions II and III and NAIA players. One of the perks is getting to go to the Sugar Bowl to be recognized on national television. Day follows former Eagles teammate Byron Bell from the 2011 Good Works Team, making the Jefferson City, Tenn., school the only NCAA Division II program to have honorees in back-to-back years. Day, who regularly visits children's hospitals and speaks at churches, donated bone marrow to his sister when he was a high school senior, and this past summer he was a leader on a mission trip involving a group of Carson-Newman players.

• Tim Daniels, the former Red Bank High School football coach who was in his first season as a Bylor School assistant, came through open-heart surgery in relatively good shape Tuesday. He was off the lung and heart machines in post-op but is expected to spend at least two days in the intensive care unit.


• Covenant College junior midfielder Matt Hudnut is the National Christian College Athletic Association Division I men's soccer national player of the week. He scored a goal in each of the Scots' three wins last week, including the winner in overtime two nights in a row. He has four "golden goals" the last two seasons.

• Lee University junior midfielder Leah Fortune was the Southern States Athletic Conference women's soccer offensive player of the week, and senior teammate Kim Conrad was the defensive honoree after the Lady Flames' 4-0 and 2-0 SSAC wins last week. Fortune had two goals against Spring Hill and the game-winner against Mobile and leads the team with six goals. Conrad helped organize the defense and cleared one shot after a Mobile player got past the keeper with the score 1-0.

• Abigal Fannin assisted on a Britten Fandrich goal and then scored three herself as Tennessee Wesleyan beat Bryan 4-0 in Appalachian Athletic Conference women's soccer Tuesday night. TWC (4-5, 3-1) outshot the Lady Lions (2-7-1, 1-2-1) 28-0, and Stephanie Gagnon made 13 saves in defeat.

• Mae Mae Johnson's goal from a Mo Cross assist 15 minutes into the second half stood up as the difference in Covenant College's 1-0 women's soccer win Tuesday against visiting Birmingham-Southern. BSC (3-4-1) had an 11-7 edge in shots, but they were even after halftime. Hannah Bales made six saves for the Lady Scots (7-1-1).

• Caroline Burkhalder scored the first goal and Bobbe Chaffin added two as Sewanee won 3-0 in women's soccer Sunday against Randolph-Macon at Roanoke, Va. Olivia Glascoe had eight saves for the Tigers (3-5).


• The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team finished 15th out of the 15 teams in the PING/Golfweek Preview at the Capital City Club -- Crabapple Course at Alpharetta, Ga. Fourteen of the schools at the site of the 2013 NCAA championship tournament are ranked in the Top 25, including UTC at No. 24. Steven Fox had the Mocs' best round Tuesday, a 70 that put him in a tie for 39th at 218, and Chris Robb closed with a 74 in tying for 30th at 216. Liam Johnston shot 222.

• NAIA member Tennessee Wesleyan tied for fourth out of 12 teams and the Bulldogs' Josh Wheeler shared fifth place individually at 1-under-par 141 in the Tusculum Fall Classic men's golf tournament Monday and Tuesday at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn. TWC's McKeehanon Rue closed with a 71 and tied for 21st at 147 in the largely NCAA Division II field, and teammates Keoni Vidrine and Tyler Reynolds tied for 32nd at 149.


• Lee junior middle blocker Paula Martins was voted SSAC volleyball player of the week for the second time this season for her play last week and began this week by downing 15 kills on .361 hitting as the NAIA's sixth-ranked Lady Flames beat NCAA Division III power Emory 26-24, 16-25, 25-20, 25-22 in Atlanta. Irene Ojukwu also had 15 kills and made 14 digs, and Camil Martinez had 41 assists and 12 digs while Libby Peigen had 16 digs for Lee (13-6).

• Covenant College beat visiting Agnes Scott 25-22, 25-10, 25-17 in Great South volleyball Tuesday night. Jessica Chittenden made 11 kills, Chelsea Van Dyk added eight plus four aces and Stephane Kirkpatrick recorded 28 assists and five aces for Covenant (11-3, 4-0). Morgan Bender had seven kills for Agnes Scott (6-5, 3-2).

• Ashleigh Manke made 26 kills, Brandi Blessing added 16 and Ashley Hooven had 50 assists as Virginia Intermont (7-7, 2-3) upset Bryan in AAC volleyball Tuesday in Dayton -- 28-26, 18-25, 11-25, 25-20, 15-11. Chelsea Breaden had 18 kills and 10 digs for Bryan (15-7, 4-1), while Kaylan Dilts and Meghan Lowry each had nine kills, Taylor Fink had 47 assists and 13 digs and Corrie Walker and Madison Akins had 26 and 14 digs.

• Setter Kristen Pickett from Cleveland High School had 39 assists and 10 digs and Rachel Harper from Boyd-Buchanan had a team-high 16 kills in Carson-Newman's 26-24, 25-23, 25-19, 25-21 SAC volleyball loss Tuesday to visiting Mars Hill.

• Cleveland High graduate Payton Tipton had a team-high 16 digs Tuesday as King College extended its volleyball winning streak to eight matches with a 25-23, 25-22, 25-18 defeat of visiting North Greenville.

• The Bryan junior varsity beat two-year program Georgia Northwestern 25-13, 25-16, 25-13 in a volleyball match Monday at the Rossville Athletic Complex. Alysa McDaniel, a 5-foot-1 Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe graduate, led GNTC with six kills. The Lady Bobcats host a league match with West Georgia Tech on Friday at the RAC.

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