Blount United Soccer Clubs under-12 girls team took first place in the Secret City Invitational Tournament over the weekend, snaring the title in overtime on penalty kicks. The team is 3-0 in tournament play for the fall soccer season, coming in first at The Smoky Mountain Fall Classic, Ocoee Cup and Secret City. Tournament players were Casi Cline, Claire Denning, Ashley Griffith, Mackenzie Hutton, Ariel Kupritz, Bailey Lohr, Morgan McCord, Blaire Rhodes, Brooke Rhodes, Olivia Spears, Megan Taylor, and Megan Ward. The team is coached by Doug Rhodes and Todd Griffith.
Rhodes was a two-time All-America at Alderson-Broaddus College. After graduation in 1977, he played for two years on the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League with Pélé and Franz Beckenbauer.
Middle school hoops tip off with jamboree
The Blount County Middle School Jamboree tipped off the 2006-2007 basketball season earlier this week at Carpenters Middle School, with girls play held Monday, boys following on Tuesday.
Girls - William Blount got three points from Sarah Wilson, two each
from Jamie Click and Kreistyn Baldridge, to win in a quarter of play
over Eagleton, 9-8. Janie Brackett scored all eight for Eagleton.
Heritages Kayla Walker and Maryvilles Tori Vaught put up 10
points each, with the Lady Bulldogs taking the quarter, 15-10. Whitney
Wolf had four for Heritage. Trecci McGhee had three for Maryville,
Megan Jenkins two. Alicsha Shiverdecker had seven points for Alcoa as
Tornadoes and Carpenters played to a 15-15 tie. Kylie Russell had four for Alcoa. Katie Wheeler had four for the host Cougars, Hannah Smith three. Delaney McReynolds won the free-throw contest, with teammate Shelby Click winning the 3-point shootout.
Boys - William Blount and Eagleton finished in a 7-7 tie in the opening game of boys play on Tuesday. Patrick West led Eagleton with five, with Jon-Michael Whitehead adding two. Levi Trentham had three for the Wildcats, Mikal Parrish and Bradley Cooper two each. Brandon Burgess pumped in six, with Jacob Horenburg adding three, as Maryville defeated Heritage, 21-9, in the nights second quarter. Matt Wilburn had four for Heritage, Patton Robinette three and Eli Akins two.
Gabe Dando finished with nine points, Darrell Warren and Nick Oliver six each, as Alcoa stopped Carpenters, 27-15 in the finale. Jesse Crisp had seven for the Cougars, Gabe Myers four. Maryvilles Zach Stinnett won the free-throw contest.
Heritages Cody Wagoner was the nights top sharpshooter, winning the 3-point contest.
AP Top 10
The Associated Press Top 10 teams in each of Tennessees five Division I non-financial aid classifications for the week of Oct. 23 as compiled by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. First place votes in parenthesis.
1.Dobyns Bennett (14)
2. Ooltewah (1)
3. Gallatin (1)
7. Sevier County
9. White Station
10. Dickson County
1. Maryville (15)
2. Morristown West (1)
4. Red Bank
6. Sullivan South
9. Knoxville Central
1. Crockett County (6)
2. Knoxville Catholic (9)
3. Jackson South Side
4. David Lipscomb
5. Knoxville Fulton
6. Station Camp (1)
8. Knoxville Carter
10. Giles County
1. Goodpasture (10)
2. Alcoa (5)
3. Lewis County (1)
7. Booker T. Washington
1. Friendship Christian (11)
2. Jo Byrns (2)
5. Cascade (1)
6. South Pittsburg
7. McKenzie (1)
8. Fayette Academy
9. Hampton (1)