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Red Bank gave a shot Tuesday at muddying things at the top of the District 6-AA high school volleyball standings. But Hixson withstood the Lionettes' early barrage and rebounded to clear things up

ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. — Unbeaten McMinn Central came into Friday's District 5-AA high school football game against winless Polk County riding high.

Hixson's volleyball team Tuesday finished what it started, and finished like it started.

The Notre Dame basketball teams will play Knoxville Catholic on Dec. 30 in Philips Arena in Atlanta, home of the NBA's Hawks.

Cassie Elrod and Lexy Hellerstedt, the senior captains on Baylor's volleyball team, remember the end of the last day of school last spring.

  • Sept. 14th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

When Notre Dame High School football coach Charles Fant and his staff sat down to view video on the Fighting Irish's opponent for Friday night, they came up with an offensive blueprint they felt pretty good about.

  • Sept. 13th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

To hear the coaches tell it, both Central and Red Bank expected a hotly contested volleyball match Thursday at Central in their District 6-AA high school match, and neither disappointed.

The Jacksonville Suns got all the runs they needed in the first two innings Wednesday night at AT&T Field and defeated the Chattanooga Lookouts 5-3 in the opening game of the best-of-five Southern League baseball championship series.

Chattanooga Christian senior Scott Stevens said he has played several rounds at Brainerd Golf Course.

Ooltewah won the coin toss — and everything else Friday night.

Signal Mountain's Lady Eagles may have felt they were the better team in Thursday's District 7-AA high school volleyball match at Chattanooga Christian, rather than the team that played better.

Soddy-Daisy did everything but win the first set Tuesday in its District 5-AAA high school volleyball match against Ooltewah.

Red Bank's volleyball program is no stranger to playing a rugged schedule. Ditto for 2014.

Hixson used the pass to set up the run Friday night against South Pittsburg. Or so to speak.

Sale Creek's long string of high school volleyball victories against District 6-A competition started in 2009 after a regular-season loss to Lookout Valley. And it came to an end at the hands of Lookout Valley on Thursday.

The libero position was incorporated into competition volleyball in 1999, the TSSAA adopting it a few years later, in an effort to improve defensive play on the back row.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Just when you thought Bradley Central was out of Copelands ...

McCallie may have won the Madaris Best of Preps Kickoff Classic at the coin flip — which it lost.

From the time East Hamilton began fielding high school sports teams in the fall of 2009, the Hurricanes' and Lady Hurricanes' programs quickly developed a rivalry with nearby Ooltewah.

Anyone who saw only the fifth set in Tuesday's District 5-AAA high school volleyball match at East Hamilton may have thought the teams played close all the way.

Notre Dame's defense Saturday looked like it picked up right where it left off last year.

At least according to volleyball.com, Class AA Signal Mountain's Taelor Kellum is considered the most talented high school volleyball player in the Chattanooga area. But by her own admission, she still has something to prove.

Whitwell will be honoring one of its own Friday with a ceremony dedicating Vernon Holtcamp Field in honor of the longtime Whitwell High School football coach. It will take place at 6:30 EDT at the high school field before the start of the Sequatchie Valley jamboree at 7.

Polk County has 10 opponents lined up for the 2014 football regular season. But there's an off-the-field adversary that concerns the Wildcats' coach even more.

Silverdale Baptist Academy's program has experienced many firsts since fielding its first high school football team in 2005. But one thing missing from the Seahawks' checklist is a championship.

Cleveland High School has hired Caitlin DeLoach to take over as head coach of its softball program.

The high school football season will be kicking off in a few weeks.

Bubba Simmons has resigned his position as athletic director at the McCallie School and has accepted the job as principal at Gordon Lee High School in Chickamauga, Ga. Jeff Romero, who was an assistant director of communications at McCallie, has been hired to succeed Simmons and will be interim AD for the upcoming school year.

Jeff Baughman was recently hired as volleyball coach at Central High School.

The Atlanta and Chattanooga RBI softball teams met in the first and last games over the weekend in the Southeast Regional tournament in Chattanooga.

Ringgold has hired Ashley Boren as its high school volleyball coach for at least the upcoming season.

Silverdale Baptist Academy has hired Nathan Daugherty to coach its varsity high school volleyball program.

Rex Elmore Jr. has followed through on his notion of getting some of the old gang back together. Yes, the old gang. Not the over-the-hill gang.

Whether you get a kick out of winning, a kick out of socializing, or just a kick out of kicking something, adult kickball may be the thing for you.

If Chattanooga's Darnell Sweeney never plays center field in professional baseball again, his career offensive averages at that position will be hard to top.

Megan DeGan entered the 2014 Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon as the defending women's overall champion.

Things could not have started much worse for Chattanooga starting pitcher Andres Santiago in Friday's Southern League baseball game at AT&T Field.

TSSAA Division I coaches and athletic directors from high schools in the southeastern part of the state met Thursday at Chattanooga Christian School to discuss football classification proposals and the possibility of a split between public and all private schools.

With the first game of the 17th Tennessee-Georgia high school all-star doubleheader tied headed to the seventh inning, Dade County catcher Madison Lacy had one thing in mind.

The 17th version of the Tennessee-Georgia all-star high school softball series presented by Frost Cutlery will take place today with a doubleheader at Jim Frost Stadium starting at 6 p.m.

DAYTON, Tenn. — Near the end of his on-stage interview after Championship Sunday's weigh-in at the first BASSfest tournament, Jacob Wheeler said: "Dad, thanks for taking me fishing when I was little."

Husband and wife Cole and Ashley Rose have resigned their coaching positions at Boyd-Buchanan and have accepted jobs at other Chattanooga-area schools. Both now will be working for coaches they once played for.

Coming into the Tennessee-Georgia girls' high school all-star basketball game Tuesday, the Georgia team was facing a tall order — one that proved to be too tall to overcome.

Sadik Spence showed Tuesday at Notre Dame that as baseball players go, he's got plenty of basketball ability.

The Tennessee-Georgia all-star high school basketball games will be held tonight at Notre Dame High School.

Pat Conard has announced her retirement as softball coach at Lookout Valley High School, and former baseball coach David Dinger has been hired as her successor.

East Ridge High School's volleyball team will have someone different on its bench this fall for the first time in 50 years. Terrence Allen will be the successor for Catherine Neely, who announced her retirement as volleyball coach in January.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — GPS undoubtedly saved its best for last.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The fact that Gibbs' Holly Moyers was unable to get a sacrifice bunt down with a runner on first base in a tie game in the bottom of the seventh inning in the Class AAA high school state softball losers-bracket final Friday turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Lady Eagles.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Dickson County rallied with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeated Soddy-Daisy 6-4 in the winners-bracket final of the TSSAA Class AAA state softball tournament Thursday on the Starplex No. 1 field.

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