Around the County: De Vine given All-America status by NAIA
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Reinhardt’s Denise De Vine was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s NAIA Honorable Mention All-America Team, as well as the AVCA All-Northeast Region Team.

De Vine is the first Reinhardt volleyball player to achieve All-America status. During the 2013 season, the senior led the Lady Eagles

(17-9) to the program’s first appearance in the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament semifinals.

De Vine led the NAIA with 4.6 kills per set and ranked eighth in the country in aces per set with 0.68. She also ranked 20th in service aces with 63.

Reinhardt coach Jenny Hayes said the honor was a tremendous one for De Vine.

“She was a special player for us this season and she helped to make our team better as a whole because of her skill and competitive spirit,” Hayes said. “I am very proud and happy for her that she received these awards.”

College Volleyball: Etowah product Cohen finishes Troy career as leader in digs

Former Etowah High School volleyball standout Courtney Cohen recently wrapped up a stellar career at Troy.

She finished her four-year career as the Lady Trojans’ career leader in digs with 2,077.

A libero, Cohen saw plenty of action in the backcourt. She played in nearly 130 matches for Troy, easily surpassing the old record of 1,728.

In addition to the record number of digs and matches played, Cohen ranks highly among Troy’s record books in several other categories including: digs per set (first, 4.38), matches (fourth, 129), sets (fourth, 474), assists (10th, 292) and digs in a single season (first, 563).

Men’s College Basketball: Wood’s 36 lead Reinhardt to AAC win against Montreat

Quinton Wood scored 36 points and had eight assists as Reinhardt defeated Montreat 97-85 in Appalachian Athletic Conference play Saturday.

The Eagles connected for 15 3-pointers in the game, including 10 in the first half. Still, Montreat was able to stay in the game with its free-throw shooting and even held a 68-66 lead in the second half.

Luke Joseph added 11 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for Reinhardt.

The Eagles will be back in action Saturday when they play an exhibition game against NCAA program Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C.

Prep Softball: Cherokee outfielder McCormack honored as first-team all-state

Cherokee’s Kelli McCormack was named first-team all-state for Class AAAAAA.

The junior outfielder batted .435 over the season and had 22 RBIs. She had a team-best .735 slugging percentage, while hitting 16 doubles, four home-runs and stealing seven bases.

McCormack set new school records for doubles in a season (16) and in a career (32).

She was earlier named first-team all-Region 5AAAAAA.

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