Baylor Swimmers Kick Off Season With Win Over Bearden

Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Both the Baylor boys and girls swim teams opened the 2012-2013 seasons with wins over Bearden School from Knoxville. The Baylor boys won 161-134, while the girls won 186-86. The Baylor Boys are now 37-1 in dual meets since 2006, while the Lady Aqua Raiders are 36-0 since 2006.

In the Boys meet, Juniors Sam McHugh, Luke Kaliszak and Chandler Hinson lead the way with McHugh taking victories in the 200 IM and the 500 freestyle, Kaliszak won the 50 free and 100 butterfly, and Hinson won the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.  Sophomore Christian Selby won the 200 free and was second in the 500 free, while Junior Dustin Tynes won the 100 breastroke and was 3rd in the 50 freestyle. Baylor Swept all three relays and Sophomore Ryan Smith won the 1 meter diving.

In the girls meet, Seniors Kristen Vredeveld won the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle, Hannah Peiffer won the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, Kimberlee John-Williams won the 100 butterfly, Emma Lochmaier won the 500 freestyle, while Junior Bree Roman won the 50 freestyle and 100 breastroke. Baylor swept all three relays, while Emily Pelliter won the 1 meter diving.


Covenant Wins 2-0 Over Berry

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Covenant Women Tie Birmingham Southern 0-0

 Lucy Johnson turned in a heroic effort to keep the Covenant women's soccer team in the game and salvage a 0-0 draw in a non-conference match against Birmingham Southern on Tuesday night. After the match, Covenant's record sits at 4-4-1, while Birmingham Southern's record is now 6-1-1 Johnson stopped 13 shots on the night, a new career-high for her and the most saves ... (click for more)

Youth Pleads Guilty In 2011 Club Fathom Shootings; Rakestraw Gets 3 Years In Prison

A teen who was 15 at the time nine people were shot outside Club Fathom downtown on Christmas Eve 2011 pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault on Tuesday. Brandon Lebron Rakestraw, who is now 18, appeared before Criminal Court Judge Don Poole. He received a three-year prison term to serve. Rakestraw has been in jail for 10 months. Prosecutor Jason Demastus ... (click for more)

Over 2,500 Athletes, Plus Thousands Of Fans And Supporters, Set For Chattanooga, North Georgia For Sunday's Ironman Event

Over 2,500 athletes, along with thousands more of fans and supporters, will be in Chattanooga and North Georgia for Sunday's Ironman competition. The competitors will first swim 2.4 miles in the Tennessee River before biking 112 miles (56 miles each way) and running a 26.2-mile (two and a half loops downtown, the Southside and the North Shore) marathon. The bicycle course ... (click for more)

Congrats To Super Citizen Helen Burns Sharp - And Response

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Roy Exum: Behold The Ig Nobel Awards

Every year a humorous scientific magazine, known as the Annals of Improbable Research, presents what is called the Ig Nobel Awards. The awards are each a satirical response, of course, to the much-lauded Nobel Prizes and, believe it or not, the winners actually did scientific and exhaustive research to support their funny findings. This year’s category was food and, when the ... (click for more)