Lee Volleyball Wins In "Volley For A Cure" Match

Friday, November 2, 2012
The stands were packed with pink and the Lee volleyball squad did not disappoint the capacity crowd, winning 3-0 over Coastal Georgia in their annual "Volley For A Cure" match, Friday night at Walker Arena.

Coastal Georgia was competitive in each set but Lee, ranked ninth in the latest NAIA poll, would not be denied posting victories of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-22.

The match was the regular-season finale for the Lady Flames. The victory moves them to 24-9 overall and 13-1 in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC).
With the loss the Mariners fall to 12-17 overall and 5-9 in conference play.

Lee also honored their only senior on the 2012 team. Courtney Wilson, a native of Auburndale, Fla. and two year member of the Lady Flames, helped guide her team with 20 assists while adding three digs.

Sophomore Marija Zelenovic led the way with 10 kills for Lee. Irene Ojukwu, coming off Conference Player of the Week honors, was steady with nine kills, good for a .350 attack percentage. Junior Paula Martins chipped in seven kills of her own to go along with six blocks.

Libby Peigen added 12 digs for the Lady Flames. Lauren Williams registered five blocks while Nicole Sumida and Patty Orozco struck for five kills apiece to help complete the victory.

Coastal Georgia was led by Lindsay Herman with 10 Kills and four digs. Holly Hammer set up the scoring with 13 assists for the Brunswick, Ga. based club. Maggie Bee added three service aces and six digs in the losing effort.

The "Volley For A Cure" event has continued to grow each year, and once again the proceeds raised will go to benefit the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation for breast cancer reseach.

The Lady Flames will be back in action Thursday in Montgomery, Ala. for the SSAC Tournament. Lee is hoping to capture their fifth consecutive tournament championship.

Atlanta Braves Place Four Players On MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects List

ATLANTA -- After spending the past few months making a concerted effort to strengthen their future, the Braves can take pride in the fact that their recently maligned Minor League system now is now regarded as one of baseball's best. Jose Peraza, Michael Foltynewicz, Christian Bethancourt and Lucas Sims stand as the four Braves included in MLB.com's latest Top 100 Prospects ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Finishes Fourth In A-AA After Loss To Alcoa

FRANKLIN -- Notre Dame's wrestling team came to the Williamson County Agricultural Expo Center ready to fight Saturday morning and it took all of 32 minutes to eliminate Martin Luther King by a lopsided 70-12 final score. It took just a little bit longer in the second round, but the Fighting Irish prevailed in that one as well with a 47-27 win over Greeneville, setting ... (click for more)

Chance Loftis Set To Be Freed From Jail After Jury Finds Him Guilty Of Only Misdemeanor Charge

Chance Loftis is set to be freed from jail on Monday after a Criminal Court jury on Friday afternoon found him guilty of only a minor charge. Instead of murder in the death of 46-year-old Donald Rogers, the jury in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole found him guilty of the lesser charge of reckless endangerment. He was found not guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in the beating ... (click for more)

1 Dies In House Fire In Rhea County

Rhea County Fire Department officials said one person died in an early-morning house fire on Saturday. The call came at about 6:30 a.m. The brick residence is on Fisher Road. S tate arson investigators were on their way. (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What About The Ashes?

I attended my fifth funeral in the month of January the other day and, while I wish a lot of my friends would hang around a little longer, I was amused by the conversation in the pew before the service began. The question was “ … then what do you do with the ashes?” More and more people are being cremated and asking their loved ones to scatter their ashes -- more properly called ... (click for more)