Memorable TSSAA Spring Fling performances by area athletes and teams
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Chattanooga Football Club's stay in the 100th U.S. Open Cup was a short one, though there was nothing short about its first-round game Tuesday night at Macpherson Stadium.
During the 2012 football season, East Hamilton football coach Ted Gatewood was blessed with some talent at the tight end position. It turns out that Hurricanes tennis coach Michael Jackson was, too.
While traditional spring sports such as baseball, softball and track are winding down, the Southern tradition of spring football practice is just kicking off at many tri-state area schools.
If Notre Dame needed a wake-up call this soccer season, Signal Mountain's 4-3 win over the Irish during the regular season was more like fingernails on the chalkboard.
In the stroke of a single day, Bledsoe County went from being in position for its first district baseball championship in more than two decades to hosting a District 7-AA playoff game Thursday afternoon.
• Hannah Morrison, Marion County: She hit a home run in a 5-1 softball defeat of Whitwell.
As the Signal Mountain boys' tennis team started to climb back into the match Tuesday against rival Notre Dame, Irish senior Jay Nguyen tried to remain calm.
• Preston Reavis, Sale Creek: He hit a home run and knocked in three runs during the Panthers' 15-1 baseball win over Van Buren County
Chattanooga Christian high school principal and soccer coach Shawn Brower recently announced his resignation, effective at the end of the season.
• Hagen Wilkey, Red Bank: He pitched a 10-strikeout no-hitter as the Lions took a 10-0 District 6-AA baseball victory from East Ridge.
Although they had been able to enjoy some individual success over the years, the Signal Mountain tennis teams had not been able to win collective trophies.
* Dakota Hooker, Sale Creek: He pitched a one-hitter and went 2-for-4 when the Panthers beat Arts & Sciences in baseball.
There are three upperclassmen playing baseball at Lookout Valley. The rest of Tuesday's starters spent this past summer playing on a 13-14-year-old team.
Former Brainerd High School head football coach Stanley Jackson has been hired as an assistant at Boyd-Buchanan.