The highest of the highs quickly turned into the lowest of the lows Monday evening for East Ridge soccer coach Jeremy McIntyre.
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.
Central might be the only high softball team in District 6-AA with an overall winning record, but the Lady Purple Pounders still have work to do to win the league's regular-season championship and earn the top seeding for the district tournament.
Since they've started gaining relevance as a program, the East Ridge soccer Pioneers have had one primary goal: to advance to the state tournament.
The adversity came late for Brainerd in the Region 3-AA boys' basketball semifinals Tuesday night. It came much earlier for Tyner.
Eight of the top 12 teams at last week's traditional TSSAA state tournament are from southeastern Tennesee, and based on returning medalists that fact doesn't figure to change.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Shower facilities at the state wrestling tournament may have moved from impossible dream.
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 Hixson Wildcats ran away with the state's first Region 2-A/AA wrestling championship, scoring 200 points and qualifying 12 for the traditional state tournament this week, after barely leading a close team race going into Saturday.
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.
No more Soddy-Daisy or Ooltewah wrestlers but the competition figures to be just as stiff in the Region 2-A/AA tournament Friday and Saturday at Hixson.
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.
One of Chattanooga's coaching icons has decided to hang up her whistle.