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Al Rogers made it a point this week to write the four previous wins his eighth-ranked Silverdale Seahawks had collected this season on the blackboard. Heading into the Sweetwater game Friday night, Rogers wanted to make sure his bunch understood the magnitude of the task ahead.

  • Sept. 28th, 2013  |
  • By By James Beach

Getting from "now" to "wow" on two wheels.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke welcomed a team of Dutch transportation specialists from the Dutch Cycling Embassy on Monday morning at the opening of the Think Bike workshop, which is aimed at looking for ways to improve the citiy's bicycle safety and transportation infrastructure and to boost the quality of life for visitors and residents.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke welcomed a team of Dutch transportation specialists from the Dutch Cycling Embassy this morning at the opening of the two-day Think Bike workshop.

When it comes to bicycling, few know more about it than residents of the Netherlands.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team got the atmosphere it wanted for its home opener, and the Mocs played well at times.

As Travis Filar enters his third season heading the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball program, he is starting to feel he has the pieces in place to challenge for a championship.

Southeast Tennessee is widely known for its whitewater rafting and kayaking, attracting people from all over the world to test their courage on our creeks and rivers.

Off-road driving is an activity that many local residents and visitors to Chattanooga enjoy, and there are several areas available for a day on the trails.

Has anyone ever told you that you drive them up the wall? If they're into rock climbing, perhaps they meant it as a compliment.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team has again picked up some help from a powerful Southeastern Conference program as the Lady Mocs look to rebound following a tough 2013 season.

A legend is returning to the Roundhouse.

Former UTC standout and professional basketball player Johnny Taylor is returning to his hometown and will serve as a graduate assistant for the Mocs next season. Taylor will be introduced as the newest member of head coach Will Wade's staff Tuesday at McKenzie Arena.

In a city full of special neighborhoods, St. Elmo stands out. In many ways, the small community serves as a gateway to tourist destinations on Lookout Mountain.

Athena Hortis is coming back to Chattanooga, and she won't be alone next time.

Don't count the old man out just yet.

It was a great day for the Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies women's pro cycling team. A really great day.

Every sport needs its referees, and professional cycling is no different.

Jade Wilcoxson attacked on the run through the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and rode to a comfortable win Monday in the USA Cycling women's road race pro championships.

Timmy Duggan's 2013 pro cycling season hasn't gone as well as he might have hoped.

Carmen Small wasn't sure she'd even be racing this year, and she certainly didn't expect to find herself in a news conference with national media included.

It's been a long road back to the top for Tom Zirbel, and he knows all too well how precarious any position can be in the world of pro cycling.

Chattanooga is drawing rave reviews so far as the new host for the USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships.

Thomas Zirbel rode a spectacular time trial.

Carmen Small won a national championship on Saturday by the smallest of margins, edging Kristin McGrath by a single second to win the USA Cycling Professional Women's Time Trial competition Saturday at the Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant.

Freddie Rodriguez of Jelly Belly Cycling won the USA Cycling Professional Men's Road Race on Monday in Chattanooga.

This weekend is almost like a homecoming for Jamie and Brent Bookwalter.

The USA Cycling Professional National Championships have attracted some of the sport’s most famous — and at times infamous — competitors since it began in 1985.

Over the past few days, some of the best American men and women cyclists have been converging on Chattanooga, and starting tomorrow they will battle for the right to wear the Stars and Stripes jersey as the time trial or road race champion of the USA Cycling Professional National Championships.

Barely a week on the job, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade is already making is presence felt on the Mocs roster.

The 2012 men's and women's USA Cycling time trial champions were injured in separate accidents Friday and will be unable to defend their titles when the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Championships come to Chattanooga next weekend.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga begins play today at the Southern Conference softball tournament in an unusual position — as an underdog.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn said Monday that he believes the incident involving the Lady Mocs softball team forfeiting a game is in the past.

With the USA Cycling Professional Championships debut in Chattanooga quickly approaching, local organizers are making final adjustments for the event.

More than 2,000 bicyclists will roll out of town this morning from Finley Stadium on the 3-State, 3-Mountain Challenge ride, and this year they'll have a bit of star power to lead them out on the challenging 100-mile course.

A topsy-turvy season for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team took a bizarre turn this week following a forfeit of a nonconference game at Alabama-Birmingham on Tuesday.

The rain washed away the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team's weekend series against Samford, but it didn't dampen the Lady Mocs' senior day festivities Sunday.

It wasn't exactly pretty, and it certainly wasn't quick, but the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team managed to grind out a 13-9 win over UNC Greensboro on Sunday to win two out of three games in the Southern Conference weekend series.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team started Saturday's Southern Conference doubleheader against UNC Greensboro well, and the afternoon also ended on a high point. What happened in between was quite an adventure for the consistently inconsistent Lady Mocs.

Soul food can come in slightly different forms and mean slightly different things to different people, but at its heart it means comfort food.

The up-and-down 2013 season of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team took yet another downturn Sunday afternoon at Jim Frost Stadium.

Anyssa Robles had the best view of an outstanding pitching performance Saturday at Jim Frost Stadium.

Bicycling in and around Chattanooga has continued to grow in recent years with more options for riders of any ability to get on area roads and trails for fun and exercise. In the downtown area, cycling is becoming a more accepted method of daily transportation.

In addition to the racing, the championships will feature an array of activities for visitors and recreational riders.

Hunting and fishing have a long history in the Chattanooga area, attracting many local residents and visitors to the numerous lakes, streams and wilderness areas throughout the region.

Two pitches, two Appalachian State home runs and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team finds itself back at .500 in the Southern Conference standings.

Jenny Garcia made sure her family's visit to Chattanooga from Miami this weekend was one to remember.

The offense was a bit hard to come by at times, but the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team managed to extend its winning streak to five games with two victories Friday in the Frost Classic on a chilly afternoon and evening at Warner Park.

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