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Shawn Reese is a 37-year-old captain in the Chattanooga Fire Department and a former volleyball player and dirt-track race-car driver who loves to play golf — and to spend time with his family, now including a 22-month-old daughter.

In an early-season showdown of undefeated NAIA-ranked men's basketball teams, host William Carey finally got past Dalton State in three overtimes Friday night in Hattiesburg, Miss., 101-95.

Southeastern Conference runners Brandon Lord and Hannah Jumper from Baylor School were the overall winners of the Turkey Trot 8k road race Thursday morning from the Sports Barn East on Lee Highway.

When the Georgia Northwestern Technical College men's basketball team pulled out its third win in a row Tuesday night, edging the LaGrange junior varsity 71-69, it gave David Stephenson 500 victories in a 29-year coaching career spanning elementary, high school and college programs.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has climbed to No. 20 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association poll.

Lanre Olatunji. a 6-foot-9 senior post player for Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, recently signed a national letter of intent with the University of North Georgia, an NCAA Division II school in Dahlonega.

Girls Preparatory School began the McCallie Invitational swim meet Saturday with a record-setting 200-yard medley relay and had two events with the top two finishers on the way to second place behind Harpeth Hall out of 24 teams.

Jorden Williams from McCallie School scored 20 points and Sewanee teammate Brody Stone had 18 points and eight rebounds, but the Tigers lost 69-64 in overtime in NCAA Division III men’s basketball Saturday at Maryville College, which was predicted to win its USA South league.

Chattanoogans Cory Hall and Jason Murrell teamed to win the inaugural Pangorge Adventure Race held Saturday along the Tennesee River and on Raccoon Mountain.

Covenant College senior soccer player Snoopy Davidson was named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team for NCAA Division III, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

One couple's love of Chattanooga's outdoor beauty has inspired the newest in a long list endurance races.

Emileigh Swafford had 26 points and five steals as Lee University defeated visiting Tennessee Temple 80-64 in women's basketball Thursday night in Cleveland, and the Lee men won 105-74.

Four players scored in a dominant 4-0 win for the Lee University women's soccer team in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association Mid-East Region championship match Wednesday night in Cleveland.

No University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball players made the All-Southern Conference teams announced Tuesday, but homegrown Moc Nicole Sumida was the defensive player of the week for matches of Nov. 10-16.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is seeded seventh for the Southern Conference volleyball tournament and will face No. 2 seed Samford at 5 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals at UNC Greensboro's Fleming Gym.

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