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December 5th, 2012 1:26 am by staff report

Sports notes from around the area:

• East Tennessee State junior Megan Devine was named honorable mention on the American Volleyball Coaches Association all-region team, released Tuesday, Dec. 4. Devine, a native of Kingsport, posted 547 kills in 35 matches, which ranks first all-time in ETSU history. She was the Atlantic Sun Conference player of the year and A-Sun tournament MVP this season.

Taylor Fink of Bryan College was named honorable mention on the NAIA All-America volleyball team. Fink, a former standout at Sullivan South, finished the season with 1,361 assists, 126 kills, 398 digs and 46 blocks. She was also named the Appalachian Athletic Conference co-setter of the year.

• Dobyns-Bennett senior football player Malik Foreman was named the Big 8 Conference player of the year on Monday, Dec. 3. Foreman led the Indians to the Class 6A quarterfinals. Science Hill’s Reed Hayes earned offensive player of the year and D-B’s Devaun Swafford was selected the defensive player of the year. Athlete of the year was Science Hill’s Will Adams. The Jake Logue Award went to D-B’s Chris Cook. The co-coaches of the year were David Crocktt’s Kent Greene, D-B’s Graham Clark and Daniel Boone’s Jeremy Jenkins.

• Whitehaven ended Maryville’s 43-game winning streak with a 36-35 overtime win in the TSSAA Class 6A football championship game on Dec. 1 in Cookeville. The Tigers (15-0) completed a 2-point conversion for their first state title, handing the Rebels (14-1) their first defeat since 2010.

• The East Tennessee State baseball team announced the signing  of Sullivan South standout Jamin McCann on Nov. 29. McCann, a left-handed pitcher, was a first-team All-Big 8 Conference selection as a junior and was named to the District 1-AAA all-tournament team as a sophomore.

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