With less than 10 minutes remaining in their soccer match against chief rival Baylor on Tuesday, a lot of the GPS starters already had pulled on their warmups. They sat and cheered for the teammates on the field, but the work that needed to be done already had been.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley Central head basketball coach Kent Smith is taking a year’s leave of absence from the program, he confirmed this morning.
Arts & Sciences coaches David Poss and Caitlin Kelley saw the shot they wanted senior Sterlling Tindell to take Monday evening in the District 5-A/AA soccer quarterfinals. Tindell saw the pass she wanted to make.
There was a time in which basketball wasn't on Fred Sturdivant's radar. He proudly boasted recently that he was a football player as a ninth-grader. Then Brainerd High School assistant coach Tre High lobbied the gangly 6-foot-3 kid to join the hoops team, and his goals changed.
Davis Tull will have to wait at least one more week to break the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga record for career sacks. Not that he minds.
GPS soccer coaches Leland Strang and Thomas Hunter sat on the bench about 25 minutes after their match against Ensworth had ended, searching for answers. Saturday afternoon, they had none.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Having seen the momentum shift back over to Bradley Central late in their football game Friday night, Cleveland linebacker Jonathan Terrero saw an opportunity to make a play to earn his first-ever victory over his team's chief rival — and he made it.
First-year Walker Valley High School girls' soccer coach Nathan Brown knew he'd have to help the team develop a winning mindset. He did so by basically stripping down what confidence his players had, only to build it back.
Elaine Peigen has been blessed with a talented core of sophomores and juniors on her 2013 Ooltewah volleyball team. But on Wednesday in the 5-AAA championship against Soddy-Daisy, it was the smallest of the classes that came up the biggest.
Senior Madison Drennan said Tuesday that her Signal Mountain cross country team has the goal of doing its best in every meet. Time and time again, the Lady Eagles' best has been better than most everybody they've encountered.
Maybe he did. Maybe he didn't. But whether he had the ball in the end, Marquis Green didn't care.
Dynamic East Hamilton receiver and defensive back Tre Herndon scored two touchdowns, including what turned out to be the game-winner, as the Hurricanes edged Cleveland 21-20 in a District 5-AAA football game Friday night.
Damon Floyd is in his eighth season as Bradley Central's head football coach. He's been fortunate to have some good quarterbacks during that time, but he also has had the headache of having to deal with some good ones from opposing teams.
Elisabeth Mouw was very happy Thursday evening. She was happy to be playing soccer again after being sidelined most of the season with an injury. She was happy because she had scored her first goal of the year.
Sam DeBien said Tuesday evening that the Cleveland soccer Lady Raiders were a "second-half team." But that night they were more like a "final 15-minute team."
DAYTON, Tenn. -- Jackson Goodwin didn't get the personal-best time he was shooting for Tuesday afternoon in the cross country league meet at Fort Bluff. His consolation prize? His first win.
Win or lose so far this season, the Hixson girls' soccer team has learned one thing: They can be noisy.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — It's safe to say that Brett Standifer has settled into the job of Bradley Central quarterback. As well as the Bears offense has been clicking the past couple of weeks, it seems as though the team is settling in with him.
ATHENS, Tenn. — Mayson Liner was given ample opportunities to help her McMinn County soccer team clinch the District 5-AAA regular-season championship Thursday night against Soddy-Daisy. And she took advantage of every one of them.
The Notre Dame girls' soccer team's approach to Tuesday's big district match was simple: Apply what you've practiced to the games.
After placing second in the Silver Division of the Tennessee Classic over the weekend, the Signal Mountain girls' cross country team spent Monday's practice time doing a lot of yoga.
Rain, sleet or snow, the Tippecanoe girls' cross country runners were going to enjoy their trip to Chattanooga over the weekend. It turns out there was a lot of rain, but there was still plenty for the team to enjoy.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — For the first time this season, there was no pressure on the Bradley Central football team heading into the fourth quarter. The outcome was determined long before then.
The Boyd-Buchanan girls' soccer team did enough Thursday night to frustrate Grace Academy, but Grace and sophomore Danielle Shumaker did just enough to get the win.
MacKenzie Nadeau had a simple answer for what her Notre Dame soccer team needs to work on to earn the District 7-A/AA regular-season title.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offensive linemen like to see their running backs be successful. For two straight weeks, that's been a good combination.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The biggest positive for the Walker Valley football team this season is the young Mustangs' desire to keep plugging away regardless of the circumstances or the deficit. That was evident again Friday night as they fell behind by double digits early to Rhea County, but for the third time this season, they proved that no lead is insurmountable.
ATHENS, Tenn. — McMinn County girls' soccer coach Brittany Hart admitted her team was caught a little off guard Tuesday, when they suffered a penalty-kick District 5-AAA loss to Cleveland.
Victoria Wicks moved back to defender her freshman season to help out a loaded Baylor soccer team, and she admitted that there was an adjustment phase. This being her senior season, she got the opportunity to move back to her natural area of midfield and forward, and that transition has been much smoother.
There's something about her first Chattanooga Cross Country League meet that gets Signal Mountain's Mallory Young excited each season.
The Howard girls' soccer team has not scored this season. Only on Saturdays do the Lady Hustlin' Tigers even get to practice with goals, as they don't have any on campus. But their season won't be defined by wins or losses — rather, by progress.
The Baylor boys' cross country runners broke out their Superman shirts Saturday for the PowerAde Invitational high school meet. Although the individual Superman produced Herculean efforts by himself, it took a balanced effort for the same overall result the fictional superhero normally provided.
ATHENS, Tenn. -- The McMinn County football team spent all week preparing to stop Cleveland's high-powered offense, led by quarterback Austin Herink's arm.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Having lost a lot of offensive firepower from the past couple of girls' soccer seasons, Soddy-Daisy coach Moises Drumond has had to mix and match lineups, and in the early part of the season he is willing to take wins however he can get them.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland High School senior Nora Berry committed this past weekend to continue her basketball career at NCAA Division I member Grambling State University.
A number of area cross country programs went to Mount Berry near Rome, Ga., to participate in the Berry Invitational meet Saturday, and some teams and individuals had solid performances.
There was a grumbling in the Ooltewah stands at halftime Friday night, moments after Siegel quarterback Dakota Crane had completed a Hail Mary touchdown pass to Denzel Harding to end the first half.
For Soddy-Daisy football coach Justin Barnes, the week is finally over. Somewhat.
As with first events of the season in all sports, there were plenty of glitches in Tuesday's cross country meet at Camp Jordan Park, with lots of competitors working to find vantage points they can build on later in the season.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Cleveland girls' soccer coach Andy Byrd told his Lady Blue Raiders on Monday evening that there was a small ray of sunshine that was starting to get bigger after their performance against Chattanooga Christian.
BENTON, Tenn. -- There were a number of times Friday night that Polk County football coach Derrick Davis could be seen poking his head into Wildcats offensive huddles on the sideline, lending advice.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Coming into the season, JaVaughn Craig was supposed to be the “emergency” starter at quarterback for the McCallie football team.
Storyline: Both defenses will have their hands full, as Cleveland — who has had problems stopping the run in recent years — will be faced with the task of stopping the Blue Tornado triple-option attack. McCallie, meanwhile, will have to stop an explosive Blue Raider offense capable of big plays every time they step on the field.
Josie Love Roebuck knew what the best option to continue her college career was all along. And it wasn't going to be Tennessee orange -- for her mom's sake.
Not many coaches at any level get the opportunity to step into the type of talent that Zach Ferrell has inherited. Not that he's complaining.
The GPS soccer Bruisers will continue to feel the effects of their 2012 state-title-game loss until they have another opportunity to play with that on the line. And if Tuesday was any indicator, they'll wreak havoc on opponents from now until then.
Mallory Young does not have a nickname. But for those interesting in giving one to the Signal Mountain junior cross-country runner, "Bulldog" is not an option.
Abbey Bosco's prowess as a soccer goalkeeper could be credited to her hard work and everyday dedication to the craft. It could be hereditary, as the Grace Academy senior has cousins who have starred in goal at the high school level -- most recently Notre Dame's Grace Courter, who helped the Lady Irish win a state title in 2010.
Hunter Moore has spent 17 years of his life looking at the Scenic City of Chattanooga. He was ready for a change of scenery, and Central Arkansas provided that for him.
East Ridge and Soddy-Daisy have combined for 31 yards of total offense in this scrimmage. ER just had 30 yards of penalties on one play.