Sports notes from around the region as of Feb. 11:
• The eighth-grade Tennessee Shooters girls basketball team brought home the first-place trophy from the 2013 Boone, N.C., Roundball Classic held March 8-10. The Kingsport-based team scored 304 points over four games in the 100-plus team tournament. Team members were Sydney Breeding, Josie Salyer, Madison Tincher, Kayla Bird, Megan Scalf, Lauren Salyer, Kensley Henry, Keely Quillen, Kelsey Bailey and Peyton Williams. Coaches were Troy Salyer, Mark Tincher and Tommy Henry. Chloe Salyer was the team assistant. (Photo courtesy photo Unlimited Window and Siding Company, Hiltons, Va.)
• Emory & Henry’s Taylor Evans was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference women’s tennis player of the week on Monday, March 11. The freshman from Weber City led the Wasps to a 2-2 showing at Hilton Head Island, S.C., with wins over Regis College and Misericordia University. Evans went 4-0 at No. 2 singles to push her season record to 8-0. It had been more than seven years since an E&H player won the award.
• Former Dobyns-Bennett High School standout Derek Phillips has qualified for the Intercollegiate Singles Bowling Championship, which will be held April 16 in Lincoln, Neb. Phillips, a sophomore at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn., also will lead the Redhawks to the NAIA team championships to be held March 22-24 in Indianapolis.
• Sullivan North standout Chase Arnold was named co-player of the year in the Three Rivers Conference, sharing the honor with Sullivan East’s David Casaday. John Dyer was named coach of the year and Elizabethton’s Tyler Nichols was the underclassmen of the year to round out the awards, Friday, March 8. Grayson Ball represented North on the all-conference team.