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• Brian Clark of Farragut won Tennessee Golf Association Junior Tour's Boys 10-13 tournament at Dandridge Golf & Country Club Monday, June 7, shooting even par (9 holes) on the Par 72, 6,061-yard course.

• Tourney Results for Champions Junior Golf Tour at Beverly Park, Gettysvue Polo Golf & Country Club and Creekside Plantation in Seymour earlier this spring included five Farragut youth golfers finishing high. At Creekside, Davis Eichelberger was Boys 10-11 champ; Emily Keeling took second and Kalina Scarbrough finished third in Girls 9-11; Hotch Chandler was third in Boys 12-14, and was Closest to the Pin winner. At Gettysvue, Hotch took second in Boys 12-14, while Jackson Brody finished fourth; Davis finished second in Boys 10-11. At Beverly Park, Hotch was champion in 12-14 while Davis was 10-11 champ. Hotch also was Closest to the Pin winner.


• Webb School of Knoxville’s Upper School honored Glory Johnson, former Lady Spartans two-time Tennessee Miss Basketball Division II currently a Tennessee Lady Vol standout post, was honored by her alma mater earlier this spring. Johnson’s No. 25 jersey was retired by the school during a ceremony Tuesday, April 27. Johnson, Class of 2008, also is a two-time Parade Magazine All-American (2007 and 2008) and Gatorade State Player of the Year (2007 and 2008). Johnson is the first female athlete to be inducted into Webb’s Sports Hall of Fame, which includes graduates Chip Howard (football, Class of 1970), Bill Arbo (football, 1975), Greg McMichael (baseball. 1985), Chad Pennington (football, 1995), Wes Stockard (cross-country, 1998) and Davis Tarwater (swimming, 2002).

• Farragut High School softball tryouts at FHS's Bellamy Field are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day, Tuesday-Wednesday, June 22-23, and Tuesday-Wednesday, July 13-14. Come rain or shine.

• Kylann Scheidt, former Farragut High School All-state volleyball player now a freshman Tennessee Lady Vol, played in TACA Volleyball All-star game at Centennial High School Saturday, June 12, along with Santana Ewers, Webb School of Knoxville standout. David Moore, former FHS head coach, served as an assistant coach.

• Pellissippi State Community College's Sixth Annual Swing Big for Students Golf Tournament at Egwani Farms in Rockford May 4 played host to 39 teams. The morning round's first-place team was Brian Bailey, Eric Bailey, Kevin Walsh and Bob Wrather. The team of Jimmy Cash, Greg Davis, Nick Gray and Fletcher Holland placed first in the afternoon round.

• Alex Johnson, former Farragut High School football player (Class of 2008), is contributing to the Appalachian State University Mountaineers football team as a walk-on long snapper and defensive lineman. Johnson received a championship ring at the 2009 Southern Conference Football Banquet honoring the ASU Mountaineers as 10-time Southern Conference Champions and three-time NCAA Division I National Champions. Johnson is a double major: accounting and finance.

• Patrick Haun, Knoxville Catholic High School rising senior wide receiver, and Cody Shirley, KCHS junior running back/linebacker, finished in the top 15 among 500 high school athletes from the eastern United States competing in ESPN Pittsburgh Nike Combine earlier this year in Pittsburgh, Pa. Shirley finished 11th overall and Haun 15th, as each athlete competed in a number of individual events where they earned percentage points based on their performance. In addition, Haun was picked as a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh-Nike All- Combine team.

• Parkwest Medical Center's inaugural “Knoxville Hot Shots 3-on-3 Outdoor Classic” basketball tournament is Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, Aug. 1, on Parkwest campus. There are three participation divisions: (1) experienced male players (2) men's open division, and (3) women. Participants must be at least 18 years of age as of the tournament. Registration closes at midnight, Thursday, July 15. Online registration for the tournament is available at www.active.com. To mail payment, download the registration form at www.treated well.com/basketball Proceeds benefit behavioral health services provided to children in the Greater Knoxville area at Peninsula Hospital.

• Knoxville Cheetahs high school girls’ lacrosse team, with players from nine area high schools, finished its most successful season with two victories in the Sixth Annual Knoxville Invitational Lacrosse Tournament VI May 8-9 at Mayor Bob Leonard Park in Farragut. Five players were selected to the TGLA All-Region East Team: seniors Jill Bailey (Hardin Valley Academy) and Ariel Walker (Bearden); and juniors Dorian Ewing, Becca Plank and Kyra Sichelstiel (Webb School of Knoxville). Cheetahs had their first winning season in their third year of high school competition in the Tennessee Girls’ Lacrosse Association with 10 victories against 7 losses.

• Jabari Davis, former Tennessee Volunteers tailback nicknamed “J-Train,” has been named head coach of The Episcopal School of Knoxville Saints football team beginning its second season this fall. Davis, whose brief NFL career was shortened due to injury, is back at UT finishing a degree in sociology.

• Parker Wormsley, shortstop-pitcher for Division II-A state champ Webb School of Knoxville, played with Team Tennessee in 2010 Sunbelt Baseball Classic, McAlester, Okla., which played its medal round Wednesday, June 16.

• Knoxville Cheetahs middle school lacrosse team had a successful year, travelling to Louisville, Ky. to play in the Kentucky Country Day Jamboree and picking up four wins.

 

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