Slightly more than a dozen TSSAA Division I football teams are entering the first round of tonight's state playoffs with 4-6 records.
When Notre Dame sophomore Tyler Enos was in middle school at OLPH, he was looking for something to do in the football offseason. So, he decided to try playing tennis.
Since its inception, the TSSAA football playoff six-classification format has created controversy. But it can also produce intriguing matchups, and this year there's a chance for several area rematches in the first two rounds alone.
The TSSAA announced its high school football playoff brackets Saturday morning and 20 Chattanooga-area teams qualified for the playoffs. First-round games kickoff on Friday and the postseason culminates with the BlueCross Bowl state championship games, to be played Dec. 5-7 at Tennessee Tech University.
COALMONT, Tenn. — Much like last year's season-ending game between these two football programs, Notre Dame's Irish were just too much for Grundy County as they took 41-0 District 7-AA win Friday night.
Rhea County has clinched the District 6-AAA championship and will be in the Class 5A playoffs.
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.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Courtney Boyd never thought she'd score a goal in a state tournament game.
It's a good thing that Notre Dame junior defender Courtney Boyd and the rest of the Lady Irish soccer team are no strangers to state tournaments. There's certainly a lot of unknown lying ahead of them.
They call Blake Cates "water-boy."
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Notre Dame coach Jim Schermerhorn felt victory in Saturday's soccer match was going to take his Lady Irish making one more play than their opponent, Grace Academy. And Elizabeth Ciabattone made it.
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Unquestioned masters of the quick-strike offense this season, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish unveiled a new weapon in the team's arsenal Friday night against state-ranked Class A power Coalfield.