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Freshmen athletes Hames, Mays, Doyle make national stage

A tip of the hat to three Farragut-area college freshmen who have been on a national stage this fall.

• Nicklin Hames, Webb Class of 2018 All-American volleyball outside hitter, has helped her Nebraska Cornhuskers reach the Women’s Volleyball Final Four.

The freshman setter contributed 41 assists and 15 digs in the Huskers’ 3-0 sweep of Oregon in an Elite Eight match Saturday night, after her contributions resulted in a sweep versus Kentucky in the “Sweet 16” round last Friday.

Hames and her Huskers, the No. 7 national seed and defending national champions as a perennial national power program, will play Big Ten rival Illinois (No. 3) in one Final Four showdown in Minneapolis tonight, Thursday, Dec. 13.

Kayleigh Hames — matching big sister by leading Webb to four state championships as a superstar outside hitter — looks to make “Waves” on the West Coast at Pepperdine University, another perennial national power, next fall (see Sports).

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