Whitwell defeated Van Buren County 60-47 in a Region 3-A girls' high school basketball semifinal Monday at Sale Creek. The Lady Tigers will play Silverdale Baptist Academy on Wednesday at Sale Creek for the championship at 7 p.m. EST. Both teams will move on to state sectionals on Saturday.
Kelley Smiddie is a sports writer who has worked at the Times Free Press for 12 years. He covers high school sports and softball. Kelley’s hometown is Chattanooga, and he graduated from Brainerd High School and graduated Chattanooga State and UTC. Contact Kelley at 423-757-6653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.