Rising FHS senior captures Fox Den Ladies Golf crown

Elizabeth Keeling with an iron shot during Fox Den Ladies 18-Hole Club Championship. One thing different about Elizabeth Keeling winning Fox Den Ladies 18-Hole Club Championship was the celebration: she had to settle for Sprite instead of the customary champagne.

“It's a nice accomplishment, and it was also a fun one to go about getting because the ladies there are so nice,” said Keeling, a 17-year-old rising senior at Farragut High School and one of the FHS Lady Admirals’ top golfers, who won this year’s 18-Hole Club Championship Flight match play showdown versus defending champ Catherine Manning, 5 & 4, Thursday afternoon, July 17.

“I was just hitting greens, which always helps because it gives you birdie opportunities,” Keeling added about her keys to success against Manning. “And even if I wasn't making birdies I was consistently making pars. … My iron play was good. It all kind of came together.”
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Stingray attack

Sugarwood swim team ends perfect as League 3 champs

In their home pool, Sugarwood Stingrays capped off a special League 3 season (Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swimming Association) Thursday evening, July 17.

Finishing a perfect season at 5-0 Thursday after “our biggest win of the season” by defeating Holston Hills, Sugarwood locked up the program's first league crown “in 10 years,” first-year head coach Ben Whiteside said.

One-hundred-seventy swimmers ages 5 to 18 have contributed to the Stingrays' success. “Everything we've been working on all summer is really coming together,” said Whiteside, also praising the coaching of assistants Will Trusler and Brianne Geist.

Despite several years coaching in GKAISA, “I truly believe that this is the best team to be a part of in Knoxville [area],” Whiteside said. “It's about having fun, it's about relationships and it's about improving, not just as swimmers but as people, in a fun atmosphere.
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