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Happy Birthday - July 2: Arcamuzi, Darr, Moore

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On July 2, three student-athletes celebrate their birthday, rowing team alum Nikki Arcamuzi, senior punter Matt Darr and junior midfielder Mackenzie Moore. Happy Birthday!

Park Renamed In Butch Jones' Father's Honor

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Work continued on June 23 at the renovated park in downtown Saugatuck that will be dedicated to former police Chief Lyle Jones on Wednesday. Jim Hayden/Sentinel staff

Congrats to Coach Butch Jones and his family as JONES PARK was dedicated on Wednesday morning in honor of Butch's late father Lyle in their hometown of Saugatuck, Michigan. Lyle served as the Saugatuck's police chief from 1968-1993. 

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Stewart Goes 2-for-5 In USA's International Opener

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Photo: In his first game against international competition on Tuesday, Christin Stewart went 2-for-5 for Team USA as the Americans tied Chinese Taipei, 5-5 in Cary, N.C., last night. Stewie is hitting .485 to lead Team USA's Collegiate National Team!

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In the U.S. Collegiate National Team's first international competition of the summer, Tennessee's Christin Stewart went 2-for-5 as Team USA tied Chinese Taipei, 5-5, in 10 innings. 

Stewart is leading the CNT in batting with a .485 average, going 16-for-33 in play thus far. He also leads in hits (16), doubles (7), homers (2), slugging percentage (.879) and RBI (11). 

BOX SCORE: Box score

The Collegiate National Team continues its series against Chinese Taipei at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. The two squads will square off in game three on July 3 at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C., and again on July 4 and 5 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

Abbott Looking Sharp In NPF Action

Week 5 of the NPF season featured another four-game series in Round Rock, Texas, between Monica Abbott's and Ellen Renfroe's Chicago Bandits and Madison Shipman's USSSA Pride.

The Pride took the first two games on June 26-27, but the Bandits answered with a doubleheader sweep on June 28. Renfroe started in the circle in the first game, tossing three innings with two earned runs and one strikeout as Chicago took a 6-3 win. Abbott enjoyed her best performance of the season in the second game of the doubleheader, tossing a 12-strikeout, seven-inning shutout that gave the Bandits a 3-0 victory.

The two teams featuring Tennessee's alums will meet again in a four-game series July 31 to Aug. 3 in Rosemont, Ill.

Happy Birthday - June 30: Boyer, Dibblin, Foreman

On June 30 three student-athletes celebrate their birthday, pole vaulter Kathryn Boyer, swimmer Ross Dibblin and sophomore defensive back Malik Foreman

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Giving Back, Witten Holds 12th Annual Camp

An annual tradition made its way to Elizabethton's Dave Rider Field on Saturday afternoon as hometown hero Jason Witten hosted his 12th annual Score Foundation Football Camp.

This year the free camp saw more than 1600 kids pre-registered for the two-session day.

"It's awesome to come back and it's another opportunity to give back," said Witten. "It's awesome to see how this camp has grown. It's special. I can think back of many years sitting on this field and a lot of great memories, not just as a player, but growing up as a ballboy and everything that took place before I started player here. The kids love the camp and its always humbling to see how many from this area come and how many travel in for it."

Read more from TriCitiesSports.com: Giving Back, Witten Hosts 12th Annual Football Camp

Photo by Allen Greene Photography.  

Stokes Meets With Memphis Media

A day after being drafted by his hometown team, the Memphis Grizzlies, Jarnell Stokes met with the media about living out his lifelong dream of playing with the Grizz. Here's a look at the coverage on Stokes and fellow draft pick Jordan McRae, who was headed to Philadelphia on Friday. 

McRae will meet with the Philadelphia media on Saturday at 11 a.m. The presser will be streamed live on Sixers.com

Serrano On Radio In Alaska

Tennessee baseball head coach Dave Serrano is in Alaska visiting the Vols playing summer ball in the Alaska Baseball League. On Friday night, he was a special guest on the Mat-Su Miners broadcast. 

With Serrano in attendance, Nick Senzel smacked a home run for his second game in a row, going 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Jordan Rodgers went 1-for-4 in the 4-1 win for Mat-Su. 

You can listen to Serrano starting at the 1:22:30 mark

Heron Competes at Crippen Meet of Champs

Tennessee freshman David Heron won the 1,500-meter freestyle on Thursday at the Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo, California.

He won the race in 15 minutes, 24.82 seconds. The time is the sixth-fastest for an American this year. It is also the fastest time by a teenager or NCAA-level swimmer in 2014.  

The meet is run by the Mission Viejo Nadadores, Heron's hometown club growing up. 

Heron, who finished fifth in the 5K and 10K USA Swimming Open Water Championships earlier this month, still has a busy summer of competition ahead. He will represent the U.S. in the Lac St. Jean World Cup in Canada on July 24. He will also be among the Tennessee contingent racing at the Phillips 66 National Championships, which runs Aug. 6-10.

Shipman Doubles Off Abbott In NPF Action

On Thursday, June 26, Tennessee softball legends Madison Shipman and Monica Abbott squared off for the third time in National Pro Fastpitch action as Shipman's USSSA Pride took a 7-1 win over Abbott's Chicago Bandits.

In the bottom of the fifth, Shipman connected on a ball from Abbott high and inside for a double down the right field line. Abbott had Shipman's number entering that at-bat, as Shipman was 0-for-8 against the 6-3 lefty before the double.

Shipman recently won the prestigious 2014 Honda Sports Award for softball. Abbott won the 2007 Honda Sports Award for softball.

The USSSA Pride leads the league with a 13-4 record and the Chicago Bandits are second at 8-7. The Pride holds a 3-2 edge in the season series between the two teams. USSSA and Chicago will square off in three more games this weekend, playing Friday at 8:05 p.m. ET with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. ESPN3, WatchESPN and Cox Sports Television will broadcast all three games. Check your local listings and cable provider.

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