published Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

UTC Mocs wrestler Corey Mock rises to No. 4 in nation

UTC wrestler Corey Mock warms up with a teammate during UTC wrestling practice at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga in this file photo.
UTC wrestler Corey Mock warms up with a teammate during UTC wrestling practice at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga in this file photo.
Photo by Doug Strickland.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior Corey Mock has moved up to fourth at 165 pounds in the Amateur Wrestling News national collegiate poll. Mock, a transfer from North Carolina, began the season ranked No. 7 and now is 10-0, including the Navy Classic championship. He was ranked fifth last week. UTC wrestles again on Dec. 15 against Purdue in Atlanta.

Soccer

• David Perez had a goal and two assists as Lee University whipped Mid-America Christian 4-0 in the National Christian College Athletic Association Division I men's soccer tournament Tuesday afternoon in Kissimmee, Fla. Chevon Roberts had a penalty-kick goal and an assist and Quade Marinell and Gabe Franco scored from Perez passes for the Flames (12-4-5), who led 3-0 at halftime of the pool-play game. Marinell scored just 17 seconds in. Tom Halsall had three saves in the shutout for Lee, which was outshot 12-9. The Flames play Fresno Pacific while the Lady Flames face Dallas Baptist today.

• Covenant College was the men's soccer fall sportsmanship award winner in the USA South Athletic Conference. Maryville College won for football, Mary Baldwin for volleyball and women's soccer.

Basketball

• Fifth-year Vermont senior Luke Apfeld, who lived in Chattanooga as a child and again as a youth before his family moved to New Hampshire, was among the 202 men's and women's players at all four-year levels of college basketball who were announced Tuesday as nominees for the 2014 Allstate Good Works Team. Another nominee was Tennessee's D'Montre Edwards. Apfeld, whose last Chattanooga school was Baylor, is a Vermont graduate student in his second season as a team captain. The 6-foot-7 forward has started some every year he's been with the Catamounts and was their second leading scorer last year at 10.7 points a game. He's third this season at 8.6. His extensive community service includes serving as a volunteer with the Vermont Special Olympics, the Relay for Life and the Cystic Fibrosis Walk, mentoring elementary students in a literacy program and serving as a child visitation volunteer at a women's correctional facility. He majored in English and sociology.

• Hollie German scored 27 points with 4-of-8 3-point shooting and added six assists and Jenna Adams had 20 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots in Lee's 82-66 NCAA Division II basketball win Tuesday at Carson-Newman. Myriah Iles scored 10 points off the bench and Rachel Lockhart and Madison Lee had five and four assists for the Lady Flames (3-0), who jumped ahead 11-2 on the way to a 17-point halftime lead. Chante Markus and Kailyn Brooks scored 15 and 14 points for Carson-Newman (5-2), and Haley Coffelt from Grundy County was next with eight.

• Emory University beat Covenant 110-76 in Division III men's basketball Tuesday night in Atlanta. McPherson Moore led five double-figure scorers for the Eagles (6-2) with 20 points, while Bryant Engbers had 16 points and seven rebounds and Colton McGriff added 12 points for Covenant (3-3).

• Emory's 12th-ranked women's basketball team won 63-42 at Sewanee on Tuesday with Hannah Lilly scoring 13 points. Savannah Rose scored 10 and Kayla Sewell had 10 rebounds and three blocked shots for the host Tigers (4-3), who committed 35 turnovers.

• Chattanooga State lost 100-77 in junior college women's basketball Tuesday evening at Wallace State. The Lady Tigers' third consecutive loss dropped them to 7-5 going into Saturday's women-men doubleheader at Cleveland State.

General

• Mary Nesbitt Wisham, who as a teenager just out of Chattanooga Central High School was part of the women's baseball league made famous by the movie "A League of Their Own," died on Nov. 17 in Palatka, Fla., at the age of 88. Her brother Bill and sister-in-law Ladora Nesbitt still live in Chattanooga. Wisham, a left-handed knuckleball pitcher and then a first baseman during her eight years in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, also starred in softball, tennis and bowling and is in the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame. She had lived in Hollister, Fla., the last 57 years.

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