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Lanre Olatunji. a 6-foot-9 senior post player for Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, recently signed a national letter of intent with the University of North Georgia, an NCAA Division II school in Dahlonega.

Jorden Williams from McCallie School scored 20 points and Sewanee teammate Brody Stone had 18 points and eight rebounds, but the Tigers lost 69-64 in overtime in NCAA Division III men’s basketball Saturday at Maryville College, which was predicted to win its USA South league.

Tennessee junior Nia Moore continued her strong start to the season, leading the No. 4 Lady Volunteers to a 91-39 win Monday night over Oral Roberts with 20 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

Eight McCallie School lacrosse players signed letters of intent Thursday to play for NCAA schools next year, making 17 since 2009 with three underclassmen already committed for the future and another senior expected to pick among three Division II universities next week.

Two Gymnastics Center of Chattanooga teammates were part of celebrations at their high schools Wednesday for signing scholarships to major universities.

Sometimes a major improvement is just too hard to believe, particularly when technology adds some cold hard numbers.

Tabatha Hamilton was disqualified as the women's winner of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon held this past Saturday. The 31-year-old Trenton, Ga., resident crossed the final timing mat at 2 hours, 55 minutes, 39 seconds but had crossed the mat at 13.1 miles at 2:06.51, according to the Chattanooga Track Club.

Jason Altman has become the Giant of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon.

Bryan Jones scored 16 points and Cam High and Weedlens Beauvil added 14 and 12 as the Tennessee Temple men's basketball team beat Blue Mountain 77-67 in Bethel University's tournament Saturday.

Top three per age group (and top 30 overall) in Saturday's 26.2-mile race from Fort Oglethorpe through the national military park:

From his residence in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Ryan Martin said it was "awesome" that Central High School was in the state football playoffs and had a winning record this year.

Notre Dame football coach Charles Fant said he has challenged his team to start fast and play hard from the opening whistle.

  • Nov. 8th, 2014  |
  • By By Idris Garcia

The Tennessee Temple University volleyball team lost its first six matches this season under first-year coach Mary Willis but has won 17 of 22 since then and has been rewarded with a berth in the USCAA national tournament in northern New York.

The qualifying tournament for the United States national boxing team that will vie for 2016 Olympics spots will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 5 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, local officials announced today.

Led by Madison Alexander's 65 for a 134 two-day total, the Lee University women's golf team shot a team-record 276 for 18 holes Monday and won the BSC Southern Shootout Championship for the fourth time in five appearances.

Volunteers again will be combing the banks of the Tennessee River and its tributaries Saturday in the annual Tennessee River Rescue.

  • Oct. 2nd, 2014  |
  • By By Gary Petty

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team wound up 2-1 in its Scenic City Showdown presented by Hampton Inn & Suites with a 3-0 win over South Carolina State and a 3-0 loss to UT-Martin on Saturday.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

After two rounds Monday of the 16-team Cardinal Cup tournament in Simpsonville, Ky., the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf team is in sixth place at 604, four shots out of fourth.

  • Sept. 16th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

McCallie School sophomore day Sage Rieth has committed to continue his lacrosse career at Furman University.

  • Sept. 10th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

In a game ruled by defense, it was East Hamilton's that made the last stand.

  • Sept. 6th, 2014  |
  • By By Idris Garcia

The Sewanee Tigers have a good many starters back from 2013, and their other front-line players generally have experience.

Catcher Hunter Oliver recently became the fifth Chattanooga Cyclones baseball player in four years to commit to play for Troy University, but the Cleveland High School junior made his decision a historic one.

Morgan Billups of the Chattanooga Lookouts organization was announced Thursday as the Southern League "Woman of Excellence" for 2014, as voted on by the league's general managers.

Call it Geno and Georgia for the top places in the Labor Day road races benefiting the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Steve Cobble was 23 years old when a friend told him he ought to play Ultimate Frisbee. When he checked it out, a guy named Shawn Adams got his phone number and kept calling to encourage him to play.

Tennessee Temple University will have its new women's soccer coach in place — for the third game of the season.

After knocking on the door for several years and finally breaking through in 2013, Andy Morgan decided he was staying — and not letting anyone else in.

A burning question for the Flames has been answered — at least for the next five years.

Only one District 7-AA football coach disagreed, and he voted for his own team No. 1. Everybody else believes Notre Dame or Signal Mountain will be at the top when the final regular-season whistle is blown on Oct. 31.

A day after finishing a three-day camp beside the Ocoee River with his college cross country team, Tennessee Wesleyan assistant coach Thomas Barker had something left Saturday morning on Missionary Ridge.

Getting one guy in early August who can score and handle the ball as the point guard is a late blessing for any basketball coach. New Tennessee Temple University Daniel Prevett was quadruply blessed Tuesday.

Former Baylor School and Lee University golfer Matt Emery is second after the first round of the 99th annual Tennessee Amateur after a 3-under-par 67 at Memphis Country Club, and fellow Franklin resident and Lee golfer Taylor Davis is tied for fourth at 68.

Three days before his 29th birthday, Daniel Prevett takes over today as Tennessee Temple University men's basketball coach.

Lee University is hooking up with casting crowns.

Sport Allmond won the City Junior tournament Monday and Tuesday at WindStone with a 140, three shots better than Tucker Venable. Dylan Lillard and Tucker Windham won the younger boys' divisions with a 146 and a 148, respectively, and Kaitlyn Sneed was the girls' victor by nine shots with a 149.

Two Chattanooga teams will be representing Tennessee in the Southern Sectional junior team tennis tournament Aug. 15-17 in Lexington, S.C.

Seven players from area programs are among the 12 signees Tennessee Temple University baseball coach Greg Bartley announced this week.

August in late July can be a world beater.

The Honors Course hosted the Southern Amateur last weekend and will continue its tradition of hosting some of the best amateur events in the country during the coming years.

Led by Grayson Payne's nation-best 11-12 girls' backstroke time for 2014, the McCallie/GPS Aquatics team had seven first-place finishes, set 14 team records and placed sixth overall out of 50 clubs at the Southeastern Swimming Championship meet this past weekend in Knoxville.

Last year Bliss Welch didn't get to attend the SPARC watersports day at Possum Creek.

As the first alternate from the Monday qualifier, former Walker Valley High School and Tennessee Wesleyan College golfer Cody Godfrey had two options in the Southern Amateur tournament at The Honors Course.

Stroke-play leader Samantha Griffith won 6 and 5 in match play Tuesday in the Women's City tournament at Council Fire and will face Kathy Vaughn in the semifinals this morning.

After completing his basketball career at Tennessee Temple University, Elliot Johnson has hooked up with a professional team in Italy.

Like LeBron James, Kenrick Liburd is going home to continue his profession in basketball.

Top-four finishers Saturday at Warner Park

Once again the nation is looking to Chattanooga.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior quarterback Jacob Huesman is included on the Walter Payton Award watch list for the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision's top offensive player in 2014.

Another set of Learn to Row classes begins Monday at the William G. Raoul Rowing Center, and spots remain.

Rick Floyd sank his fourth hole-in-one last Thursday at Brainerd, while playing with Ronnie Tucker, Charlie Hill and Ray Best. The ace was a 125-yarder on No. 14, and he used a 9-iron.

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