It's no secret that perseverance is a requirement for any high school football team trying to beat Polk County this year. And East Ridge persevered Friday night.
Ooltewah did not turn in a commanding performance Thursday at Soddy-Daisy, but at least thanks to the Lady Owls' effort, their lead in the District 5-AAA high school volleyball race is commanding.
Arts & Sciences' Lady Patriots probably felt they should've won the first set Tuesday against Boyd-Buchanan in their District 5-A high school volleyball match at CSAS. But as things turned out, it didn't matter, because they won the others.
It was not Hixson's game plan to hang within scoring distance and wait until the fourth quarter to try to win Friday's District 6-AA high school football home game against Tyner, but that's basically what happened.
Hixson opened its District 6-AA high school volleyball season Thursday and already may be the league's team to beat the rest of the way.
Signal Mountain had the longest sustained run of consecutive points in Tuesday's high school volleyball match at Chattanooga Christian. But the rest of the District 7-AA showdown belonged to the Lady Chargers.
In 1964, the Beatles made their American television debut with a live performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." That same year, Catherine Neely made her debut as head volleyball coach at East Ridge High School.
Hitter and setter MacKenzie Harris is the only player who has been part of the Silverdale Baptist Academy volleyball program the last four years. And as a result, she has become part teammate, part counselor and part role model.
With Friday's game at East Hamilton tied going into the fourth quarter, it was obvious the team that made the key plays in the last 12 minutes would be victorious.
Last year when Tony Brown's knees told him it was time to end to his near-10-year NFL career, he had to think about what he wanted to do next. He hadn't even considered coaching until then, but because he did, those involved with East Hamilton's football program are grateful.
The 27th Choo Choo Classic high school volleyball tournament will be held this weekend at East Ridge and Red Bank.
The only thing that stymied Ooltewah's football team Friday night at Brainerd was the weather.
Meigs County senior Morgan Boggess has accepted a scholarship offer to play softball at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.
The turning point in Tuesday's District 5-AAA high school volleyball match at Soddy-Daisy was easy to spot.
The TSSAA volleyball season starts this week and Hixson and Bradley Central are holding tournaments on the first weekend.
Courtney Stewart made the decision recently to resign her position as softball coach at Sequatchie County High School, and her sister, Kelly Somerville, has been promoted from assistant to head coach.
Baylor's Maya Mathis has accepted a scholarship offer to play softball at the University of Tennessee.
In four years East Hamilton worked its way into becoming one of the most competitive Class AA high school volleyball programs in the Chattanooga area, if not the state.
Whitwell High School recently hired Derrin Easterly as its softball coach. He succeeds Grace Pickett, who resigned after last season.
Former Baylor School volleyball standout Nicole Sumida has transferred from Lee University to NCAA Division I Butler University in Indianapolis.
The Tennessee Fury ‘96 from Chattanooga registered their third top-five finish in an Amateur Softball Association national tournament when they placed third this past weekend in the 16-under nationals in Sunnyvale, Calif.
The Texas Kaos defeated the San Diego Power Surge 5-1 on Sunday at Frost Stadium, capping an undefeated week of softball and winning the Amateur Softball Association 12-under national championship.
For Polk County and McMinn Central to repeat runs to the state high school football playoffs, much will be expected of each team’s running games. But those running games are in good hands — and feet.
Silverdale Baptist Academy may have surprised some of its opponents last football season, which included the most victories in a season in the program’s eight-year history and its first state-playoff win.
Members of the youth fastpitch teams congregated at Finley Stadium for opening ceremonies of the Amateur Softball Association 12-under national tournament were all about kooky outfits and crazy dance moves during Sunday night's parade of teams.
The Tennessee Fury '95 youth fastpitch team finished fourth over the weekend in the Amateur Softball Association 18-under Gold tournament in Clearwater, Fla. It marked the highest finish in an ASA Gold tournament for any team from the Fury organization, which was created in 2006.
Some members of the Heritage High School softball program were looking for a few tuneup games this past week before their Georgia high school season gets under way next month. They happened to win a major summer tournament title in the process.
Three local teams have made it to the last day of play in the National Softball Association A Division Eastern World Series held in the Chattanooga area.
The last time 15-year-old Julia Bittner was in Chattanooga, she was 7 and running around at her sister Emily's 14-under Indiana Chaos games during an NSA World Series. But Julia's main focus back then was getting back to the hotel swimming pool.
Mara Goodwin, who plays on one of the Indiana Gators 12-under softball teams, wears jersey No. 25 for a couple of reasons.
Back home in Warrenvlle, Ill., when Madison Briggs isn't busy playing or practicing softball, it might be because she's busy playing or practicing volleyball or basketball at Wheaton Warrenville South High School.
Nearly 160 girls' fastpitch teams in five age groups are playing at Chattanooga-area fields.
Opening ceremonies for the National Softball Association's A Division Eastern World Series, held in the Chattanooga area this year, will take place today at Camp Jordan Park in East Ridge.
The second week of the TSSAA season in 1997, a collision took place on the football field in Dunlap that seemed to have created tremors large enough to be measured on the Richter scale.
Former Ooltewah High School softball coach Norma Nelson has been hired as softball coach at East Hamilton.
Former Ooltewah High School softball coach Norma Nelson was hired today as softball coach at East Hamilton. She succeeds Cara Stiles, who announced her resignation before coaching the Lady Hurricanes in 2013.
Former Silverdale Baptist Academy softball pitcher Katie Henderson has transferred from the University of Kentucky and signed scholarship papers earlier this month with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Chattanooga's Ozzie Martinez made the most of his one at-bat Friday at AT&T Field.
Silverdale Baptist Academy has hired Lisa Davis to coach its high school volleyball team.
Soddy-Daisy's Olivia Williams embodied the true spirit of playing on an all-star team in Wednesday's Tennessee-Georgia high school all-star softball classic at Frost Stadium.
The Chattanooga Warriors 99 softball team had won their five previous tournaments but had to settle for second place in the 14-under age group in the Scenic City Showcase.
It's been less than two weeks since Oklahoma defeated Tennessee in the NCAA Women's College World Series championship series.
The Tennessee Fury will be holding their seventh Scenic City Showcase youth fastpitch tournament at three local complexes over the next four days.
There is nothing like a plan when it comes together, to hear Dade County boys' basketball coach Glen Hicks tell it.