Sequatchie County

As Clifford Kirk's successor, Wes Skiles has been "the guy having to follow the guy." But perhaps Soddy-Daisy's softball program could not have picked a better guy.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — After 24 years, Kelly Somerville's soul can now rest a little easier.

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.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Ashley Moffitt, Sequatchie County's leadoff batter in softball, looks the part — lithe, athletic, speedy.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — A scary moment became a triumphant one for the Sequatchie County Lady Indians on Monday as they squeezed past Upperman 1-0 in the teams’ Region 4-AA softball semifinal.

Area high school football coaches have looked, are looking or will look for fit and familiarity in spring practice.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — As if reclaiming the District 7-AA tournament championship weren't sweet enough, the Sequatchie County softball team did so by beating archrival Bledsoe County for a third time this season Monday evening.

After down-to-the-wire regular-season races, Chattanooga-area high school baseball teams begin their seasons of no return this week.

Sam Eberle fielded a disappointing, if not devastating, call in January.

The last time that Polk County High School's softball team won a regular-season district title, "Schindler's List" won the Academy Award for best motion picture that year. The theme from "Aladdin" won best song at the Grammy Awards. And no player on Polk's current regular-season-championship team was born yet.

Host Soddy-Daisy held off a late challenge by Wilson Central in the Gold final of the 24th Lady Trojan Classic high school softball tournament Saturday at Soddy Lake Kids' Park and edged the Lady Wildcats 3-2 for the championship.

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.

Eight girls from the Chattanooga area have been named to the 2014 Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state basketball teams.

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.

No more games at Warner Park. No more games at White Oak Park. Red Bank has a true home field again.

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