MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — There was no amount of adversity that was going to prevent the Chattanooga Christian girls' tennis team from advancing to today's Class A/AA state championship match.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Notre Dame boys' tennis players gave themselves every possible opportunity in their Class A/AA state semifinal match Tuesday against Christian Academy of Knoxville. They just came up a little short.
The area's first state champion of the 2013 Spring Fling couldn't have come in more dramatic fashion. It certainly couldn't have been any closer as Baylor's Selena Popp claimed the Division II pentathlon title by a single point at Middle Tennessee State University on Monday.
So much for easing into the Spring Fling.
From her living room, hundreds of miles away from her old Soddy-Daisy home, Amy Robertson Whitaker can still close her eyes and visualize the scene.
Penn Mattison figured he'd try to extend his luck by buying Powerball tickets Saturday night after he made his first hole-in-one Friday.
Memorable TSSAA Spring Fling performances by area athletes and teams
East Hamilton couldn't get the hits when needed and left 12 baserunners stranded in a season-ending 7-4 baseball loss at Upperman.
Some of Baylor's softball players started a little slow offensively Friday in the Lady Red Raiders' best-of-three TSSAA Division II-AA state-quarterfinal series against Father Ryan. Not Precious Birdsong. But she doesn't do anything slow.
As if he needed added motivation, McCallie's Antoine Ferguson knew he had to finish his final event of the Division II state track and field qualifying meet as quickly as possible Thursday afternoon.
While Tennessee's Division I high school baseball teams spent Monday and Wednesday getting to within a win of the state tournament, Division II members Baylor and McCallie remain two wins from the same goal.
While traditional spring sports such as baseball, softball and track are winding down, the Southern tradition of spring football practice is just kicking off at many tri-state area schools.
It must be GPS's black and blue colors that make Baylor junior Haley Andrus see red.
* Lauren Lewis, Baylor: She went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs in a 12-0 softball win over Brentwood Academy.
Corey Swafford, GPS: She allowed no hits and struck out six in three innings on the mound as GPS topped Ensworth, 4-0.