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Off the Field – Lyle receives honor (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)

King University announced on Friday, Jan. 16, that Logan Lyle, a senior member of the men’s basketball program, was named to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) athlete of the month for December. Lyle joined Forrest Molinari, a member of the Lady Tornado wrestling team, in receiving the distinction.
Lyle has helped propel his team in their past eight wins and, according to the release, leads the team with a 15.9 points per game during the stretch of game.
King defeated Belmont Abbey, 96-57, on Saturday, Jan. 17, and were led by 25 points from Lyle, who shot 7-9 from the three-point arc.
The Tornado are currently 14-2 on the year with a perfect 9-0 record inside the Conference Carolinas.
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An important week awaits the UCHS basketball teams.
While there’s only one game on tap for each varsity team the game is an important one for the Three Rivers Conference standings. The teams are scheduled to face Sullivan East on Friday, Jan. 23, in Erwin.
For the Lady Blue Devils, who have won eight of their past 11 games, it will be a revenge game from the thriller when the Lady Patriots withstood a late rally by the Lady Devils to pick up the 74-64 win on Dec. 9
As for the Blue Devils, it will be about staying in the hunt for a Three Rivers Conference title. UCHS defeated Sullivan East on Dec. 9 but the Patriots have shown a second life after knocking off Sullivan South last week. This was the only loss for South in the league.
A conference title isn’t out of the way for the Blue Devils with games still looming with Elizabethton and South, but attention is solely focused on the upset-hungry Patriots coached by John Dyer.
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The UCHS swim team, led by junior Kaleb Clawson, will compete in the region swim meet scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, at Dobyns-Bennett High School with a tentative start time set for 9 a.m.
Qualifiers from the event will have the opportunity to participate in the TISCA state meet scheduled later in the year.
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The Erwin Knights semi-professional football team is on the hunt for players to join their squad. For more information on the team, contact coach Andy Slagle at [email protected]
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Correction: In the Jan. 14 issue of The Erwin Record, freshman Garrett Bratton was inadvertently excluded from the roster of the Unicoi County High School Blue Devil junior varsity team featured in Off the Field. The Erwin Record apologizes for the error.
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