Bledsoe County

Coming into the Tennessee-Georgia girls' high school all-star basketball game Tuesday, the Georgia team was facing a tall order — one that proved to be too tall to overcome.

Coaches and athletes in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia often lament the fact that there is very little in-season competition between area high school programs in the two states. The TSSAA and the GHSA are on different reclassification cycles, so scheduling interstate contests proves difficult.

The biggest issue facing high school sports in more than a decade is still months from being decided, but if the Chattanooga area is any indication there is a clear consensus on the public-school/private-school debate.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — A scary moment became a triumphant one for the Sequatchie County Lady Indians on Monday as they squeezed past Upperman 1-0 in the teams’ Region 4-AA softball semifinal.

Area high school football coaches have looked, are looking or will look for fit and familiarity in spring practice.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — As if reclaiming the District 7-AA tournament championship weren't sweet enough, the Sequatchie County softball team did so by beating archrival Bledsoe County for a third time this season Monday evening.

Rusty Signal Mountain had to come from behind and Sequatchie County had to hold on, but both advanced from lose-and-pack-it-in District 7-AA tournament baseball games Thursday.

After down-to-the-wire regular-season races, Chattanooga-area high school baseball teams begin their seasons of no return this week.

The injured mouth and dental repair for one player and the staples in the head of another eventually will be forgotten, but Arts & Sciences baseball coaches, players, administrators and fans never will forget the heart-felt hospitality and sympathy extended by host Marion County after two Patriots players collided during a game last week.

Not even three weeks into the TSSAA softball season and already evidence shows that a collection of freshman pitchers are making a big impression in the Chattanooga area.

No more games at Warner Park. No more games at White Oak Park. Red Bank has a true home field again.

Bradley Central's girls secured a sectional berth Monday and will play for the TSSAA Region 3-AAA basketball championship Wednesday thanks to a 52-33 victory over White County at Cookeville.

Bledsoe County's girls take a 21-4 record into their TSSAA Region 4-AA basketball quarterfinal tonight at 8 EST. The first thought they gave to playing in a region quarterfinal was exactly 25 games ago.

In a fierce battle featuring three foul-outs and a technical, the Bledsoe County Warriors emerged bruised but victorious with a 66-54 defeat of Signal Mountain in the District 7-AA tournament boys' championship game Tuesday.

  • Feb. 19th, 2014  |
  • By Idris Garcia

If the regular-season champion Bledsoe County girls were going to win the District 7-AA high school basketball championship Monday at Signal Mountain, Chattanooga Christian was going to make them earn it. And they did.

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