Sports notes from around the area, through Jan. 20:
• Former Major League Baseball reliever Billy Wagner will speak at the Virginia Intermont benefit dinner to “Raise the Roof” of the Smith-Canter Gymnasium on Feb. 22 in Bristol, Va. Wagner, a native of Southwest Virginia, is a seven-time All-Star who had more than 400 saves in his career and holds the record for most career strikeouts by a left-handed reliever with 1,196. Tickets for the event are $100. Reservations must be made by Feb. 12. Call Lisa Mitchell at (276) 466-7887 for more information.
• The Dobyns-Bennett bowling team split with host Seymour on Monday, Jan. 21 in the TSSAA sectionals. The Lady Indians won 21-6 against the Region 2 champions, earning a trip to the state tournament at the Smyrna Bowling Center on Friday, Jan. 25. D-B’s Samantha Burke, Megan McReynolds and Mekaila McReynolds will compete in the state individual tournament on Thursday, Jan. 24. The D-B boys lost to Seymour in their team sectional. The Tribe’s Troy Culbertson was the lone Indian to qualify for the state tournament. In other sectionals, Region 1 girls winner Cherokee lost to Heritage 16½-10½, and the Greeneville boys beat Sevier County 25-2.
• Science Hill soccer standout Timbra DeLaney signed to play for Virginia Intermont on Wednesday, Jan. 16. DeLaney scored 14 goals during her senior season with the Lady Hilltoppers and had 12 assists. She is a two-time Class AAA all-state player.
• Owensboro (Ky.) Catholic High senior star basketball player Rebecca “Becca” Greenwell hit a national-record 17 3-pointers in her team’s 99-35 rout of Whitesville (Ky.) Trinity High, the Owensboro Messenger Inquirer reported. Greenwell hit 17 of her 28 shots, all from behind the arc, and piled up a game- and career-high 51 points on Monday, Jan. 14.