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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland coach John Brose knew his team's District 5-AAA soccer match against Ooltewah was going to come down to one play. He just didn't suspect the person who wound up making it.

The highest of the highs quickly turned into the lowest of the lows Monday evening for East Ridge soccer coach Jeremy McIntyre.

Taylor Hall's plans of going to medical school after college graduation could be on hold for a bit.

Every key point that was up for grabs Friday afternoon, the Samford women's tennis team picked it up against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. And in a match that was expected to be close, that made all the difference.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduating senior Taylor Hall has accepted an invitation to try out for the WNBA's Seattle Storm.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team got past the match it needed. Now the Mocs get one of the matches they wanted.

Randy Young started the season unsure not only about what his Tyner soccer team would look like but where the Rams would call their home.

DALTON, Ga. — Dalton's tennis teams were among five area teams that claimed wins on the first day of the Region 7-AAAA tennis tournament at Lakeshore Park on Wednesday.

Abdulhakim Ado, one of the top rising junior basketball players in the nation, has recently been selected to participate in the USA Elite National Under 20 team in the World Championships in Tourcoing, France.

Kaylene Chadwell said Tuesday that during her recruiting process, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga tennis teams felt like a family. That was a primary reason the two-time Class AAA state singles champion from Centennial High School in Franklin chose the Mocs.

Notre Dame's Tyler Roberson recently signed scholarship papers to continue his soccer career at Tennessee Wesleyan College, an NAIA school in Athens.

Clark Marshall has had to work his way back slowly into soccer-playing shape after tearing the ACL in one his knees six months ago.

The patience finally paid off for Austin Herink.

Hixson High School has hired former City High standout Lawanza "Ricky" Crutcher to take over its boys' basketball program, the school announced Thursday.

Ooltewah senior Holly Hall recently signed a scholarship to continue her soccer career at Tusculum College, an NCAA Division II school in Greeneville, Tenn.

Cleveland quarterback Austin Herink recently committed to the University of Memphis, a Football Bowl Subdivision program that plays in the American Athletic Conference.

Tuesday afternoon, the "swing" matches just went McCallie's way.

Josh Freeman says he has a lot of love for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football teammate Synjen Herren. But when the whistles blow for a drill, Freeman wants badly to beat him.

If there was any girls' drama going into the final day of the 58th Rotary Invitational tennis tournament Saturday, the Baylor team put that to rest fairly quickly.

The Baylor School girls' tennis team positioned themselves to win their fourth consecutive Rotary Invitational title with a solid performance in the first day's events on a rainy Friday at Baylor.

The vision for Hixson High School tennis coach Raul Fernandez isn't quite complete, but there's certainly a lot more clarity than there was five years ago.

It usually takes a goal to get the Boyd-Buchanan boys' soccer team fired up. A goal by the other team, that is.

John Millard has resigned as head soccer coach at East Hamilton, effective at the end of the 2014 boys' season. He will move into an administrative role at Battle Ground Academy.

McClain Kessler likes new opportunities.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Little things.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sixty-four teams enter the NCAA women's basketball tournament with dreams of earning a championship.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga saw their season come to a close in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a 59-53 loss to Syracuse at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — If there is one distinct advantage that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will have in today's NCAA tournament game against Syracuse, it is the experience factor — slightly more on the court and a lot more in the coaching box.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball Mocs know that if they're going to win their first-round NCAA tournament game against Syracuse, they need to be able to hit shots from 3-point range.

The Baylor and GPS tennis teams are in Louisville, Ky., this weekend to participate in the Decoturf National Championships. It's Baylor's fourth consecutive year in the field, while GPS had to take last season off before returning.

A season ago, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women saw their season come to a close in unspectacular fashion. Holding as much as a nine-point lead on Nebraska in the second half of their first-round NCAA tournament game, the Mocs faltered down the stretch in dropping a 73-59 decision.

The Wichita State men's basketball team has gone on a magical run through the regular season, going 34-0 and earning to top seed in the Midwest Regional for the NCAA tournament.

The reaction was a mixture of excitement and relief.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After taking a year off for health reasons, Kent Smith officially resigned Monday afternoon as Bradley Central High School's boys' basketball coach.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will face Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at 1:30 p.m., in Lexington, Ky.

Bradley Central basketball coach Kent Smith, who had some health issues that caused him to take a year's leave of absence this season, confirmed Monday that he won't return to his coaching post.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team hasn’t lost a game in 14 weeks.

Leave no doubt.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Chelsey Shumpert was the first to break down the "Nae-Nae" dance, moments after the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's 71-45 women's basketball victory over Davidson on Monday. Moments later, Ka'Vonne Towns and others joined in, and the significance was simple.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Two down, one to go.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga used a dominating second-half effort and cruised to the Southern Conference championship game with a 77-44 win over Elon at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — With the shot clock — like her team's lead — winding down Saturday in the Southern Conference tournament quarterfinal against Georgia Southern, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore Tatianna Jackson had a pass slip through her hands.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men saw their season come to a close in the Southern Conference quarterfinals after a 62-55 loss to Georgia Southern at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team moved on to the semifinals of the Southern Conference tournament with a 66-57 win over Georgia Southern at the Kimmel Arena in Asheville, N.C.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- By going unbeaten in an 18-game league slate, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team showed it was by far the class of the Southern Conference this season.

Kylila Tucker fell one match short of obtaining a state tennis singles championship last season, and while she hopes to have another opportunity to get back to Murfreesboro, she's hoping she can bring a few of her friends with her this year.

Since they've started gaining relevance as a program, the East Ridge soccer Pioneers have had one primary goal: to advance to the state tournament.

Taylor Hall became an all-around threat for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team during the 2013-2014 season.

DECATUR, Tenn. — The backyard battles growing up between Meigs County girls' basketball coach Jason Powell and his sister, Rachel Moore, were far from epic. They were extremely one-sided.

The learning curve for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball freshmen has been more of a steep ascent. Some have had to learn quickly, while others have been given the opportunity to develop gradually.

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