Polk County

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.

Longtime "Blue-Chip" basketball camp director Rick Bolus also grades high school players by state and provides a Top 12, a Second 12 and and a list of the next-best 25.

Not even three weeks into the TSSAA softball season and already evidence shows that a collection of freshman pitchers are making a big impression in the Chattanooga area.

Soddy-Daisy's softball team traveled to Kentucky over the weekend, and for two reasons.

John Dixon and Frank Lowery are AARP guys, eligible for membership in the national senior citizens group for more than a decade.

There are three tournaments on the first weekend of Tennessee high school baseball, and at least 13 teams will be hosting games in McMinn Central's Playing for a (cancer) Cure tournament, the Scenic City Classic and the South Pittsburg Invitational.

There could be tight high school baseball races throughout the Chattanooga area if coaches know their stuff.

Moving toward the serious rounds of the TSSAA basketball playoffs, Tyner boys' coach Gerald Harris knows any weakness will be chopped at by opponents. A weak spot can equal a loss.

  • Feb. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By By Greg Carter

Brainerd guard Jamee Ward did not have one of her best shooting nights of the basketball season Friday when the Lady Panthers hosted Polk County in a TSSAA girls' Region 3-AA quarterfinal. And still she only needed eight points from her teammates for Brainerd to win.

One family took double pride in the second induction ceremony for the Cleveland State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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.

It's a match made in heaven. Or at least on a Baptist college campus.

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