Memorable TSSAA Spring Fling performances by area athletes and teams
Sports seasons have their ups and downs and teams can only wish for the ups to come along at the right times. Such is the case now for East Hamilton's softball team, but not for Bledsoe County's.
In his first season as Sale Creek head softball coach, longtime Soddy-Daisy coach Clifford Kirk has guided the Lady Panthers to within one win of a spot in the state tournament.
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.
DUNLAP, Tenn. — Coming out of a 30-minute delay for a power outage, Bledsoe County needed less than five minutes before turning out the lights for good on rival Seqautchie County on Wednesday night.
PIKEVILLE, Tenn. — Dustin Smith didn't say much. The Bledsoe County baseball coach was looking for his Warriors to slip into cruise control, even after they gave up a first-inning run on back-to-back errors.
In the stroke of a single day, Bledsoe County went from being in position for its first district baseball championship in more than two decades to hosting a District 7-AA playoff game Thursday afternoon.
• Hannah Morrison, Marion County: She hit a home run in a 5-1 softball defeat of Whitwell.
• Colton Jumper, Baylor: His three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning proved the difference in the Red Raiders' 5-4 baseball victory over Walker Valley.
* Thatcher Smith, Boyd-Buchanan: He was 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the Bucs' 8-7 baseball win over Silverdale.
• Preston Reavis, Sale Creek: He hit a home run and knocked in three runs during the Panthers' 15-1 baseball win over Van Buren County
Chattanooga Christian high school principal and soccer coach Shawn Brower recently announced his resignation, effective at the end of the season.
• Hagen Wilkey, Red Bank: He pitched a 10-strikeout no-hitter as the Lions took a 10-0 District 6-AA baseball victory from East Ridge.
Leave it to an 8-year-old to find something joyous amid misfortune.
Bledsoe County's Taylor Marsh scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Ooltewah's attempt to make a sliding catch on Emily Dodson's sinking line drive failed.