Fifteen local athletes have been chosen on the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state volleyball teams.
Baylor's Kaleigh Clemons may be a high school sophomore, but she already knows that offense sells tickets. And Chattanooga State's gymnasium was packed out for the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament finals Saturday.
How Baylor's girls pulled away from Heritage on Friday wasn't exactly pretty: a basket here, a stop there. Yet they're in the same position as they were a year ago -- in the Times Free Press Best of Preps tournament final.
In future games this season, the GPS basketball team could find itself in a position similar to Friday afternoon in the Times Free Press Best of Preps semifinals — down double digits with less than a quarter to play.
Christmas was good to the GPS basketball Bruisers, but the morning after didn't start the way they intended.
With the goal of being crowned champions Saturday night, eight girls' teams and eight boys' teams begin play today in the 2013 version of the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament at Chattanooga State.
Call it a pleasant surprise.
There will be plenty of familiar faces at this year's Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament, including Baylor's girls and McCallie back to defend last year's titles.
Hoops for Hope V produced five winners on the hardwood Saturday at Signal Mountain. But more importantly, six individuals were presented scholarships thanks to the labor of love the event is for the many involved.
The fifth Hoops for Hope high school basketball benefit for the MaryEllen Locher Foundation Scholarship Fund is being held Saturday at Signal Mountain starting at 11 a.m.
After completing her senior year at Girls Preparatory School, Bailey Wood will be going across the country to continue her elite rowing career. Wood accepted a scholarship offer from UCLA, which was ranked sixth and finished ninth in the NCAA Championships in June.
On paper, it was the worst loss of Tyner basketball coach Gerald Harris's six-year coaching career. In the moments after that game, he said his team simply was outplayed, but his Rams knew exactly what happened, and heading into this season they feel they know what it's going to take to ensure that won't happen again.
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 email@example.com by 6 p.m. each Saturday.)