Marion County

There were several tricky bounces in Monday's Region 3-A high school softball semifinal at Warner Park. And the last few — which proved to be the most meaningful — went Arts & Sciences' way.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — It took just one inning for Whitwell to re-establish itself as the dominant softball team in District 6-A.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — After going an entire regular season without losing to another Class A team, Whitwell's softball team was just four outs from suffering its second such loss in as many days, and to the same opponent.

WHITWELL, Tenn. — For five innings Chase White kept reminding himself to be patient.

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.

The hits were nearly even between Marion County and Sale Creek in their District 6-A high school softball game Monday at Sale Creek. That's in total, not distance.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — The longest dry spell in District 6-A boys' basketball is over. For the first time in 30 years Sale Creek owns the district tournament championship, after claiming a wild 74-71 win over top-seeded Marion County.

Chelsie Summars has had a long road to recovery. The Bradley Central junior point guard has suffered through a couple of painful ACL tears — in the same knee — during the past 20 months, and there still are questions about whether she'll fully become the player she once was projected to be.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Normalcy returned to the District 6-A basketball tournament Monday. After a day of upsets Saturday, in which the lower-seeded teams won all four games, the higher seeds reclaimed dominance Monday, but just barely in the nightcap.

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.

JASPER, Tenn. — Ricky Ross will coach football in Marion County after all.

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.

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