South Pittsburg

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

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — It took just one inning for Whitwell to re-establish itself as the dominant softball team in District 6-A.

WHITWELL, Tenn. — It was the bottom of the order that helped South Pittsburg finish on top of the District 6-A baseball tournament.

WHITWELL, Tenn. — For five innings Chase White kept reminding himself to be patient.

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

Eric Hart is proving himself right while proving others wrong.

GPS competed in a softball tournament on a Friday, so all coach Susan Crownover was looking for was the usual.

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.

For the second consecutive year, Baylor is hosting a Hits for Hope high school softball tournament Friday and Saturday at Warner Park with proceeds benefitting the MaryEllen Locher Foundation Scholarship Fund.

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.

Drew Vaughn, McCallie's pitcher Thursday, is drawing interest from Penn State and Georgia Tech, among other college baseball programs.

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.

Michael Stone has been fired as boys' basketball coach at East Hamilton High School.

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — It was shake-up Saturday in the District 6-A tournament as the lowest seeded boys' and girls' teams both pulled upsets to advance to the semifinals and secure a spot in next week's region tournament as well.

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