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CAK Webb KCHS fall sports
Webb’s Henderson upsets nationally-ranked Baylor golfer, joins Roach to win East Region


• Upsetting nationally-ranked Brooke Pancake of Baylor, Webb sophomore golfer Leigh Henderson played “an absolutely awesome round” according to coach Jan Meccia to win the Division II East Region championship Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Willow Creek Golf Club.

Meanwhile, Wes Roach came through on the boys side for the Spartans, also winning the East Region in a playoff after firing a 70 through 18 while leading Webb to a four-stroke region team victory against second-place Baylor (285-289). Ben Goodson (71) finished third, while Bullet Baird and Grant Milner tied for fourth (72).

Henderson finished with a flurry, making double eagle at No. 16 then recording back-to-back birdie on Nos. 17 and 18 to force a playoff with a 73. The sophomore took the title with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

“She’s gotten mentally tough, it’s made a tremendous difference,” Meccia said. “I am so impressed that Leigh was able to come back from five over after seven holes and shoot even par to compete in the playoff for first-place and win.”

KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC

• Having beaten both Class A/AA state finalists from a year ago, Mike Jones’ Knoxville Catholic volleyball team storms into the week with a 35-7 overall record and is coming off a huge victory.

The Lady Irish hit the road and took out 2005 Class A/AA state runner-up Anderson County 25-16, 25-19, 25-13. “We beat ’em pretty good,” Jones said. “I’m hoping we’re starting to peak.”

East Ridge, 2005 state champ, has also fallen victim to KCHS this season. The Lady Irish have also beat local Class AAA power Farragut during a tournament in Murfreesboro late last month.

With an unbeaten District 2-A/AA record, the KCHS girls dominated the All-District team, led by Player of the Year Karen Wolf, an outside hitter.

Other first-team selections were Jessica Lane, a middle hitter, and Natalie Deuschle, a setter.

Second-team choices were Casey Merrill, a middle hitter, and Mallorie Mrozik, libero.

Honorable mention honorees were Sarah Tritt, outside hitter, and Katy Woodcock, right side hitter.

Looking to return to the state tournament, where Catholic won two of four matches last season, Jones thinks his Lady Irish can compete for a state title.

“We have a shot at it, that’s our goal,” he said.

• Junior Zach Zondlo was the top Irishman for the KCHS golf team, finishing fourth during the District 4-A/AA Tournament by firing a 79 through 18 holes, as the Irish team finished second. “He’s playing much better,” Irish head coach Colin Moskal said.

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

• Beating Webb 3-1 Thursday, Oct. 5, the state-ranked Christian Academy Lady Warriors girls soccer team remained unbeaten entering the week with a 13-0-1 record.

 

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