In the athletic realm there is little the three major award winners from Thursday night's Best of Preps Banquet have in common except, obviously, success.
Winning a state championship was not a requirement to become a finalist for the Scrappy Moore Coach of the Year award. But it certainly didn't hurt.
Four of the six finalists for this year's Scrappy Moore male Athlete of the Year award were multisport standouts, including one three-sport star. The finalists are Ringgold's Slade Dale, McCallie's C.J. Fritz, Baylor's Rafael Gaglianone, Dalton's Eder Mora, Gordon Lee's Jonathan Ragsdale and Meigs County's Levi Woods.
The biggest issue facing high school sports in more than a decade is still months from being decided, but if the Chattanooga area is any indication there is a clear consensus on the public-school/private-school debate.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Sometimes it just works out. Shane Pendley had an itch to scratch, and Ringgold High School had the perfect solution.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Facing elimination in the first round of the GHSA Class AAA baseball playoffs, Ringgold leaned heavily on its stars Saturday, and they didn't disappoint. Seniors Logan Baldwin and Slade Dale combined for six hits and five RBIs and junior Zach Morris did the heavy lifting on the mound as the Tigers escaped with a 7-6 win over West Hall.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — The Ringgold Tigers and West Hall Spartans, two teams who might have felt they were looking in a mirror all day, dealt their aces separately Friday in the opening doubleheader of their Class AAA first-round state baseball matchup.
After down-to-the-wire regular-season races, Chattanooga-area high school baseball teams begin their seasons of no return this week.
Roger Gentry has resigned as head football coach at Sonoraville High School after three seasons, including the program's first appearance in the Georgia playoffs this past season.
Several playoff positions are still up for grabs in northwest Georgia as the regular season ends this week.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — There's a reason established high school baseball coaches load their nonregion schedules with elite competition.
CALHOUN, Ga. — If there's one thing Brent Tucker knows about his baseball team, it's that no game will be too big.
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 halfway mark of the Georgia high school baseball region schedules is here, and little has been decided in the Chattanooga area.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Slade Dale fully believes in baseball deities, and the Ringgold High School shortstop knows they can be fickle.