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Wild March stabilizes
with Final Four set. 3B



Vols look to offseason after postseason exit

BY TAYLOR WHITE ended Tennessee’s season in the The list of accomplishments second round of the NCAA Tour- has been well noted — a share
nament. Now it’s time to look for- of the SEC regular-season title,
KNOXVILLE — A week is what ward, and even look back. a runner-up finish in the SEC
it takes, no more, no less. “It was all new for them,” Barnes Tournament and a No. 3 seed in
For Tennessee coach Rick said at a Monday afternoon press the NCAA Tournament — but
Barnes, if an NCAA Tournament conference. “How fun it is, but what makes this team different
loss doesn’t hurt for at least a then how quickly it can end. is the reaction to that success.
week, it’s time to hang it up. The That’s what you hope they took The NCAA mandates a seven-
same can be said if a week goes from it. What they did this year, day period in which the coaches
by and he’s not already excited when you step back, I’m not real aren’t allowed to do anything with
for next season. good at celebrating the wins along the team after the season ends.
That week has come and gone the way because I’m always look- That hasn’t stopped the team
since Clayton Custer’s shot ing down the road, at what’s next, from getting in the gym over the DARYL SULLIVAN | THE DAILY TIMES
touched every part of the rim but this group did some special TENNESSEE’S ADMIRAL SCHOFIELD (RIGHT) shoots for three against Florida’s
and dropped as Loyola-Chicago things. They really did.” SEE EXIT, 3B KeVaughn Allen on Feb. 21 at Thompson Boling Arena.

Lady Mountaineer
tosses one-hitter
to down Knox West
When Ashleigh Geary Knox West 0, 4 inns.
overthrew first base, blow-
ing her perfect game in trict 4-AAA home victory.
the fourth inning Monday Geary was on fire all
night, she couldn’t believe night, sitting down nine
what had happened. straight batters over three
“Did I really do that? It innings before the error and
was like 10 feet away,” the hit in the fourth frame. The
Heritage senior told The senior had four strikeouts.
Daily Times, laughing, “and “Absolutely. If she knows
I just completely released that’s the situation,” said
it too high.” Heritage head coach Jeff
The Maryville College Sherman, of Geary over-
softball commit allowed thinking her throw, “plus
her lone hit in the next that’s the easiest way in the
at-bat, but as Knox West’s game. You see it all the time
Bailey Ensley, who reached in baseball. It’s the easiest
on the error, rounded third throw and they can’t make
for home, Kaelee Franklin it. They want to toss it over
charged the bloop single instead of just firing it over
over first base. there. It happens.”
The right fielder gunned Besides that one mistake,
it home and catcher Brec- along with two runners
ca Williams snagged it just caught stealing in the first
in time to swipe Ensley inning, Heritage was nearly
out, securing a 12-0, four-
inning run-rule for a Dis- SEE WEST, 4B

King’s tennis edges past

short-handed Heritage
Bad weather stalled the THE KING’S ACADEMY 5,
SCOTT KELLER | THE DAILY TIMES opening of the Heritage Heritage 4
MARYVILLE’S TANNER SHIVER (20) drives a lead-off double to centerfield against Farragut Monday night at Coulter’s Grove. tennis season. With skies GIRLS

Admirals set sail

finally cleared, key absenc- THE KING’S ACADEMY 5,
es at the top of the line- Heritage 4
up kept the Mountaineers
from claiming an opening- over Damian Sanchez.
day win. Ethan Hathcock and Eli-
With No. 1 players for jah Hearon won for the
both the boys and girls Mountaineers (0-1) on
s q u a d s o ut , He r i t a ge courts No. 2 and 3, but TKA
coach Paul Puckett had picked up two big points

Maryville baseball sputters in Farragut loss to do last minute reshuf-

fling. Both squads fell just
short in 5-4 losses Mon-
day afternoon to The
with Gavin Hall and Joseph
Eubanks winning on courts
No. 5 and 6.
Heritage won two of the
DISTRICT 4-AAA BASEBALL many freebies is what I they couldn’t escape. King’s Academy. three doubles matches. feel like.” “Early, the umpire wasn’t On the boys side, TKA Sanchez and Hearon
FARRAGUT 5, Maryville 1 A f irst-inning walk giving him his normal (3-0) pulled out the win broke Eubanks and
M a r y v i l l e ba s e ba l l issued by Maryville start- change-up and curveball with victories at No. 1 sin- Knight at 6-6, then San-
coach Adam Sullivan trict 4-AAA loss to the er Will Orren led to an slot down there a little bit gles along with the bot- chez served out for the
wasn’t surprised Monday Admirals at The Grove early run for Farragut, but lower and he kind of let tom three seeds, and one win, with Hearon claim-
night’s game against dis- on Monday. the senior got out of a jam that get to him,” Sullivan narrow 8-5 win on one of ing the last three points
trict rival Farragut ended “There were a cou- with three strikeouts. The said of Orren. “He got the three courts of dou- on net putaways.
up the way it did. ple at-bats where if we second time through the a little wild, and I don’t bles, with Mateus Muniz On doubles court No. 2,
Errors, walks and a lack could have if we had come lineup, though, the Admi- think he was as command- and Gavin Hall teaming to Mountaineers Hathcock
of timely hitting will get through there (change rals were able to string ing as he normally is.” prevail over the Heritage and Wheeler traded breaks
you beat even against bad the game),” Sullivan told together some hits. Maryville’s offense was duo of Cody Gorenflo and with Matthew Mikels and
teams, Sullivan said, and The Daily Times, “but Back-to-back singles unable to pick up the Landon Davis. Grant Webb until the Her-
against a perennial state we didn’t play very good and two-straight doubles slack. The top court for sin- itage duo took the final
tournament contender its defense and we didn’t sandwiched around a fly The Rebels (4-4, 1-1 Dis- gles was also taken by break on TKA double-
a recipe for disaster. throw enough strikes. out led to a three-run third trict 4-AAA) loaded the the Lions, with Cameron faults for an 8-5 win.
That was the story for That was the biggest inning for Farragut and Knight escaping in a long
the Rebels in their 5-1 Dis- issue. We gave them too put the Rebels in a hole SEE SAIL, 4B and hard-fought 8-5 win SEE TKA, 2B

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