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Gene Henley

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During his senior season at Tyner, Trey Suttles wasn't even sure that he wanted to play basketball in college.

This time around, the Chattanooga Football Club didn't take the foot off the pedal.

South African native Sias Reyneke has seen the shift in excitement surrounding soccer in the United States, since arriving in the country before playing for Cleveland High School and Lee University.

The Chattanooga Football Club announced Wednesday that Finley Stadium will be the host for the 2014 National Premier Soccer League Southeast Division playoffs, which begin on July 11.

Chattanooga Football Club head coach Bill Elliott told Sias Reyneke after the club's last match, that he felt if Reyneke could get one goal, then the floodgates could open for the CFC forward.

The weather gave to the Chattanooga Football Club women Saturday, but eventually it took away.

Sias Reyneke scored a pair of goals and the Chattanooga Football Club men had a four-goal first half on their way to a 6-1 win over the Knoxville Force late Saturday night at Finley Stadium.

When the Chattanooga Football Club teams traveled to Knoxville for a doubleheader on May 31, the CFC women got a win that started their recent run of success and the CFC men showed their explosiveness with four goals in a 15-minute span to earn a win.

It took a number of months, but when Girls Preparatory School officials found their new soccer coach, they did so in grand fashion.

Luckily, the Chattanooga Football Club men have developed depth.

Twelve area players were named to Tennessee High School Soccer Coaches’ Association all-state teams announced Wednesday.

The Chattanooga Football Club battled to a 1-all draw with Rocket City United Wednesday in Huntsville.

When she's not playing tennis, Marie Casares finds herself often mimmicking the actions of a tennis player. Shuffling side-to-side, imaginary ground strokes, the rising Vanderbilt senior is always doing something to stay sharp for her sport.

A long weekend came to a great close Saturday night for the Chattanooga Football Club, which rallied in the second half for a 3-2 victory over the Georgia Revolution at Finley Stadium.

Wayne Montgomery finally will get the chance to begin his tennis career at the University of Georgia in the fall. In the meantime, he's staying as sharp as he can competing in Chattanooga.

Brittney Reid is not one normally to score goals. The Chattanooga Football Club defender, who plays for Kennesaw State University, had one goal during her freshman season for the Lady Owls. She now has one for the CFC women as well.

One week made all the difference for the Georgia girls' all-star soccer team.

Big River Grille marketing manager Heather Jenkins remembers the buzz surrounding the FIFA World Cup in 2010, and how it helped the company. She hopes there will be an increased following this time around.

Natalia Maynetto might have broken a speed limit or two when she and University of Alabama teammate Carmen Blanco were driving to Chattanooga on Thursday for their first-round matches in the Tennessee Valley Open Championships.

Hadyn Fava just needed a little time off. A year later, he’s refocused on one of his first loves.

This time, the 1-0 result was in the favor of the Chattanooga Football Club women.

Instead of having to coach against the players on the Georgia all-star soccer team Friday, Calhoun coach Matt Rice was able to assemble them and turn them loose together.

Chattanooga Football Club coach Bill Elliott reached out for some information about his soccer team's opponent this evening, Rocket City United.

Patrick Winecoff and the first-year Chattanooga Football Club women's soccer team got the result they wanted last week with a 2-1 road win over the Knoxville Force.

David Blackburn sat in his office Wednesday and laughed when recalling how Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith convinced the then newly-hired University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic director that Jim Foster — who had just been fired from Ohio State — was the next best fit as UTC women's basketball coach.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster confirmed Wednesday that both Tatianna Jackson and Whitney Hartlage have transferred.

The aggressive, attacking style of the Chattanooga Football Club women's team finally paid off.

The Chattanooga Football Club men and women return to action this evening against the Knoxville soccer teams at Regal Stadium in Knoxville.

Speed kills. So does talent.

The Chattanooga Football Club opened some eyes nationally a couple of weeks ago when it dispatched the professional soccer club Wilmington (N.C.) Hammerheads in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup.

Recently graduated University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball player Taylor Hall was named the Southern Conference female athlete of the year, the league offic announced Tuesday.

The Chattanooga Football Club women must wait a couple of weeks to try again for their first-ever home win.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — McCall Morgan couldn't think of a better way to end her Baylor high school tennis career: teammate Samantha Caswell as her doubles partner, teammates Maggie Crumbliss and Drew Hawkins as their opponents. It seemed almost like a day of practice.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — With one cross-court winner, any ill memories of last season disappeared for Charles Jabaley and J.R. Davis.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Baylor's bid for a state soccer championship came up just a bit short Thursday night.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Marko Mandic finally put it all together — and at the most opportune time.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Notre Dame teammates J.R. Davis and Charles Jabaley saw the success of former Signal Mountain doubles partners Forrest Hooten and Adam Wolfe in the 2013 TSSAA tennis tournament and wondered, "Why not us?"

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Baylor soccer team that Father Ryan saw when the teams faced off less than three weeks ago was not the same Red Raiders who took the pitch against the Nashville side in a Division II-AA state semifinal Wednesday evening.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — One by one, the Baylor girls' tennis players came off the court.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Notre Dame fell just a little bit short.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Entering Wednesday's Division II-AA state team tennis championship match against Memphis University School, McCallie had the mentality that it would take a great match combined with a little luck to beat arguably the state's top team, regardless of classification.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Baylor School senior Samantha Caswell was named a National High School Tennis All-American on Tuesday by the National High School Tennis All-American Federation.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The McCallie School tennis team gave coach Eric Voges plenty to worry about before the doubles portion of its Division II-AA state semifinal match against Montgomery Bell Academy on Tuesday. A slow start didn't help.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Girls Preparatory School tennis team fought, rallied and ultimately prevailed. The Baylor girls persevered.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Throughout the 2014 soccer season, Signal Mountain had used a combination of heart, skill, determination and a little chaos to produce an unbeaten record and the program's first-ever trip to the Class A/AA state tournament.

There hasn't been anything flashy about them, and at times there has been very little pretty about the way the Signal Mountain soccer Eagles have played this season, but one thing can't be disputed.

As far as first-ever matches go, most everything went the way the Chattanooga Football Club women's team would have both expected and liked. The home team outshot the opposing Mississippi Fuego FC and outplayed them for the better part of 90-plus minutes.

After this week, there will be no more trips on the back of the bus for the Baylor girls' tennis seniors.

KENNESAW, Ga. — The Dalton High School soccer team was just better.

Maybe a slight bit of fatigue had set in for the Chattanooga Football Club on Saturday evening in its National Premier Soccer League match against Nashville FC, but it wasn't enough to severely hurt the home team.

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