published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Maggie Scott one ahead in state Senior Am

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    Maggie Scott, of Charleston, Tenn., practices her putt in 2011 at the Cleveland Country Club on Cleveland, Tenn.
    Photo by Jenna Walker /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Maggie Scott of Charleston is two-thirds of the way to her ninth Tennessee Women's Senior Amateur golf championship after finishing her second round with a first-place 159 at Ridgeway Country Club in Germantown, but 2012 runner-up Lynda Wymberly of Brentwood made up two strokes on her Tuesday and is one behind. Franklin's Gena Ridings is third at 163, and defending champion Jean Roise of Crossville is at 164 after a 77, the day's best round. Georgia McCravey of Chattanooga is fifth at 167 and Signal Mountain's Debbie Durham is seventh at 169, while Cleveland's Linda Mullins is tied for eighth at 170.

• Scott Stevens of Chattanooga won the TGA Junior Tour's Ash Elite at Foxland Harbor tournament this past weekend at Gallatin, Tenn., by five strokes with a two-day 140 (68-72), and Manchester's Matt Johnson was in a three-way tie for second. Samantha Griffith of Ooltewah tied for second in the girls' division at 153, eight strokes behind Alexandra Farnsworth of Nashville. Jenna Burris of Manchester (and St. Andrew's-Sewanee School) tied for fifth at 159.

Football

• Reinhardt University freshman Travis Nunley from Dade County was the Mid-South Conference football special teams player of the week mainly for his 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown Saturday against Bethel University. It tied the score in the first quarter, and Reinhardt's first-year program wound up improving to 3-2 with a 41-36 victory. "That kickoff return really won the game for us," coach Danny Cronic said later. Nunley bobbled the ball coming out of the end zone but gained control and running room. "I came out with the ball, and when I weaved in and weaved back out, I could feel the [Bethel defenders] on my heels and touching me," he's quoted on the Reinhardt website. "Once they touched me, I turned it on as fast as I could." Nunley also is the Eagles' top punt returner.

Soccer

• Bryan College's Daniel Branley was voted the Appalachian Athletic Conference men's soccer offensive player of the week for last week's games, when he had both goals in two 1-0 wins, and Tuesday night he had two goals and an assist while Fanne Khankhalifa and Zach McCown each had a goal and an assist in a 5-0 win over visiting Tennessee Temple. Bryan senior center back Rasheed Malcolm was part of another shutout after being the AAC defensive honoree. Josh Smotherman scored for the NAIA's 24th-ranked Lions (8-1) from a Gustavo Angel Tamayo assist.

• Shannon Mollenhauer scored twice from Alex Kuh assists and Shelby Julian, Suzannah Jarmoluk, Emily Lambert and Ashley Jordan also scored as Bryan won 6-1 in women's soccer at Johnson University in Knoxville. The Lady Lions are 4-4-1.

Volleyball

• Bryan College breezed to its 19th win in 20 volleyball matches this season Tuesday, 25-6, 25-7, 25-17 over visiting Truett-McConnell. Taylor Fink, the AAC setter of the week for the third time in four voting periods, had 27 assists and Kara Stamper had 11 kills and three aces for Bryan (9-0 AAC). Chelsea Breaden and Carolyn Evans added 10 and eight kills, and Corrie Walker and Madison Akins had 11 and 10 digs. Fink had 126 assists in four wins comprising 14 sets last week.

• Hannah Rogers had 10 kills and Chelsea VanDyk had nine in Covenant's 25-18, 25-20, 26-24 volleyball loss Tuesday night at Reinhardt (8-4). Stephanie Kirkpatrick had 25 assists for the Lady Scots (9-7).

• Tennessee Temple improved to 11-10 in volleyball with a 25-6, 25-8, 25-8 romp Tuesday at Hiwassee. Kaylee Ginnings had 21 assists and Lydia Vick had seven aces for Temple; Victoria Smith had seven kills.

Running

• Covenant College juniors Beth Burgess and Stephen Dillon were the USA South cross country runners of the week for leading their teams to the top NCAA Division III finishes in the Greensboro Invitational meet. Burgess was eighth overall out of 86 women in a personal-best time of 19 minutes, 57 seconds for the 5-kilometer course; Dillon was 20th out of 84 male runners with a 28:29 for 8 kilometers.

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