Ten From Area Voted TSWA All-State Volleyball

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

Ten Chattanooga-area players have been voted to Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state volleyball teams.

Making the team in Class A were Sale Creek’s Erin Hill, Boyd-Buchanan’s Kristen Reynolds and Silverdale Baptist’s Kerri Whittaker.

Earning spots in Class AA were Red Bank’s Savannah Nelson and Ansley Helton and East Hamilton’s Kylie Scruggs and Emma Lenoir.

Voted to the Class AAA team were Bradley Central’s Brooke Copeland and Ooltewah’s Leondra Barett and Kelsey Chernak.

COMING MONDAY DEC. 24: Division II all-state volleyball team.



TSWA Class A volleyball team


Kaitlyn Teeter, Friendship Christian

Ali Burroughs, Friendship Christian

Makenzie Childress, Loretto

Dedra Irwin, Perry County

Hannah Grider, TCA

Edie Buchanan, Madison

Claire Taylor, TCA

Erin Hill, Sale Creek

Brooke Stowell, Concord Christian

Kennedy Wade, Grace Christian

Morgan Crawley, Grace Christian

Alex Sealy, Friendship Christian


BrinLee Glass, Loretto

Kristen Reynolds, Boyd-Buchanan

Jennifer Keck, Concord Christian


Jordan Hudgins, East Robertson

Kerri Whittaker, Silverdale Baptist

Coach of the Year: Randy Alley, Friendship Christian



All-State Volleyball team

Outside hitter

Alora Ricker, South Greene

Katelyn Atkinson, Goodpasture

Savannah Nelson, Red Bank

Kylie Scruggs, East Hamilton

Teresa Slade, Christian Academy of Knoxville

Hannah Lyans, Page

Kara Anderson, Sullivan East

Casey Swafford, Stone Memorial

Middle hitter

Maelyn Cutshaw, South Greene

Macy Reece, Goodpasture

Cheyenne Hooper, Christian Academy of Knoxville


Javan Wilhoit, South Greene

Lauren Risely, Lipscomb

Niki Pewett, Page


Cynthia Beene, Chester County

Ansley Helton, Red Bank

Taylor Call, Christian Academy of Knoxville


Savannah Pillow, Crockett County

Emma Lenoir, East Hamilton

Coach of the Year: Lynn Dearing, Goodpasture

TSWA Class AAA All-State Volleyball team

Outside hitter

Kate Hudson, Ravenwood

Rylee Milhorn, Sullivan South

Kristin Randolph, Bearden

Maya Horner, Columbia Central

Sarah Tuttle, Brentwood High

Payton Logan, Ravenwood

Fanise Cannon, Columbia Central

Samantha Cotton, Brentwood

Middle hitter

Brooke Copeland, Bradley Central

Kaitlyn Cupples, Anderson County

Sarah Richardson, Houston

Ryann Amity, Mt. Juliet

Leondra Barett, Ooltewah


Hunter Thompson, Brentwood High

Kelsey Chernak, Ooltewah

Carrie McGinnis, Bearden

Lexi Duncan, Columbia Central


Reagan Petty, Centennial

Lexi Hartscok, Dobyns-Bennett

Alexi Spahn, Brentwood High


Renzie Rice, Science Hill

Kenzie Fields, Bartlett

Emma Milstead, Farragut

Coach of the Year: Tracey Berry, Ravenwood

(E-mail Stan Crawley at wscrawley@earthlink.net)

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