Signal Mountain High School senior Marissa Roth, who won her third consecutive state diving championship last weekend in the 1-meter event in Nashville, now is prepared to continue her career at the University of South Carolina.
If the regular-season champion Bledsoe County girls were going to win the District 7-AA high school basketball championship Monday at Signal Mountain, Chattanooga Christian was going to make them earn it. And they did.
A first-round bye was just one more obstacle to overcome for the host Signal Mountain Eagles, as a game-sharpened Chattanooga Christian hit their gym determined to pull off a District 7-AA upset Saturday night.
Baylor School won every boys' swimming final Saturday at the high school state meet in Nashville and rolled to the championship with 341 points compared to 191 for runner-up Memphis University School. McCallie was sixth with 116 points.
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.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The Class AAA state wrestling championship was Cleveland's for the taking, while Baylor was chasing McCallie well behind Father Ryan in Division II and Hixson collapsed after leading A/AA heading into the semifinals.
Signal Mountain led nearly the entire way in its opening-round girls' game in the District 7-AA high school basketball game, but perhaps it took the Lady Eagles falling behind to get them really going.
TSSAA Class AAA state wrestling results
The Hixson Wildcats ran away with the state's first Region 2-A/AA wrestling championship, scoring 200 points and qualifying 12 for the traditional state tournament this week, after barely leading a close team race going into Saturday.
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.
No more Soddy-Daisy or Ooltewah wrestlers but the competition figures to be just as stiff in the Region 2-A/AA tournament Friday and Saturday at Hixson.
All high school sporting events in the Chattanooga area were called off because of Tuesday's snowstorm, creating more scheduling problems on top of those caused previously by unusually cold temperatures.
Meigs County senior basketball player Emileigh Swafford went over the 2,000-point mark last Friday in the Lady Tigers'43-31 victory over Tellico Plains.
He's superstitious enough to have waited, but chances are good that Hixson wrestling coach Garrick Hall renewed a tradition Friday evening by calling the Marriott in Franklin to reserve rooms for the state duals Jan. 31-Feb. 1.