Bledsoe County

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.

Top 11 team scores: 1. Cleveland 215, 2. Wilson Central 166.5, 3. Bradley Central 141, 4. Ravenwood 132, 5. Soddy-Daisy 120.5, 6. Franklin 108.5, 7. Heritage 102, 8. Clarksville 98.5, 9. Cookeville 96.5, 10. Blackman 84.5, 11. Walker Valley 84.

TSSAA Class AAA state wrestling results

The goal at Hixson High School hasn’t changed. Coach Garrick Hall and the Wildcats want to win the region wrestling tournament.

The area's busiest Tennessee campuses during signing day were Baylor and East Hamilton, which had five players each who signed scholarships Wednesday.

South Pittsburg star running back Jajuan Lankford has committed to continue his football career with East Tennessee State's revived program.

It seems most high school basketball teams would be hurt by the graduation of all-state players. But for Bledsoe County's boys and Silverdale Baptist Academy's girls, they've picked up the slack for the all-stars they lack.

All high school sporting events in the Chattanooga area were called off because of Tuesday's snowstorm, creating more scheduling problems on top of those caused previously by unusually cold temperatures.

Shane Turner had high hopes when he assumed the head-coaching duties for Red Bank's wrestling program.

The Chattanooga area is well represented in all classifications of this year’s Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state football teams.

The last Friday of Tennessee's high school football regular season has numerous coaches changing their postgame rituals.

Storyline: The District 7-AA championship is on the line. Signal can take it with a win while Sequatchie would need to win and Grundy County beat Notre Dame to get it.

(Coaches are invited to make nominations. Send an e-mail to Ward Gossett at wgossett@timesfreepress.com by 6 p.m. each Saturday.)

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