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Bringing CCS state cred, Hochevar calls it a career

An award-winning volleyball coach retired in October following a decade of championships, service and leadership at Concord Christian School.

Carmen Hochevar, whose 30-year coaching career has included the head volleyball coaching job at CCS since 2012, decided earlier this year to retire and spend more time with her family. She and husband, Brian Hochevar, have two sons, a daughter, Brittany, and five grandchildren — with number six on the way.

Her impressive legacy with the Lady Lions features being a three-time state runner-up, six years in the state final four, seven state qualifiers, four district championships and two region championships. Nine of her CCS Lady Lions have signed to play volleyball at the college level.

“During my time at Concord, I had the opportunity to coach some incredible athletes and wonderful young ladies,” she said. “I would also like to thank Gina Profeta, Lydia Collins and Kelsey Baird for assisting me with coaching this year.”

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Vol TE Warren, ex-FHS star, honored by SEC

Already a three-time member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, Jacob Warren, a former Farragut Admirals star receiver (Class of 2018) and Tennessee Vols redshirt-senior tight end, has been named to the 2022 SEC Community Service Team.

“Warren has given much of his time to better the Knoxville area, and most recently was instrumental in the planning, promotion and logistics of the Knox Area Rescue Ministries Coats for the Cold drive that provides thousands of people in need with cold-weather gear for the upcoming winter,” a UT Athletics Department press release stated. “Warren, along with his teammates, set out to get 10,000 coats for the upcoming winter.”

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Rally minus one

Despite big man out, Ads roar back, beat BHS

Down 40-29 after losing its biggest and most experienced player — and one of the team’s top overall performers — to a knee injury, Farragut fell behind Bearden 40-29 with 1:50 left in the third quarter.

But a pair of three-point baskets from junior wing Aiden Vanacker and a driving score from freshman guard Parker Lane in the final 1:33 cut the Bulldogs lead to 40-37 with eight minutes to play.

Farragut’s 16-0 run, the difference in an eventual 57-52 Ads District 4-AAA victory against its Maroon rival Friday night, Dec. 2, in FHS’s Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium, saw the home team turn back a 7-0 BHS fourth quarter run.

“It feels great,” Aiden said about the program’s third win versus Bearden in the last five meetings spanning two years.

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Young spark at guard, defense lift BHS past Lady Ads

A talented freshman guard’s breakout game, coming against a rival, plus a defense holding Farragut without a field goal for more than 12 minutes — more than eight minutes without a point — proved to be the difference.

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