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Ron Bush

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Uncle Sam wants you — if you're a teenager with an interest in fly-fishing.

A couple of long shots paid off Sunday afternoon for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team, which didn't need much.

Football players. Soccer players.

Even in a 21-year major league baseball career that took him all over the country, Rick Honeycutt didn't forget where he came from. He never really left the Chattanooga area, in fact, as his primary residence.

One family took double pride in the second induction ceremony for the Cleveland State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Yankee Stadium in New York was "the house that Ruth built," based on the home run excitement and fan interest generated by Babe Ruth.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Hollie German is a senior secondary math education major with a grade point average just a shade under 4.0 at Lee University. That's got to help her with all the numbers she puts up playing basketball.

On a Chattanooga State roster of 28 players this year, only three were on the team last spring. Continual turnover is a characteristic of junior college sports, but this is extreme by any measure.

In a case of one big adventure literally leading to another, Rhea County native Brad Tallent recently finished a kayak trip of more than 3,000 miles from Nova Scotia in Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

The Chattanooga Track Club said thank-you Friday morning to government and other civic leaders who helped the city become the Road Runners Club of America's Outstanding Runner Friendly Community for 2013.

The Lee University women's basketball team edged a longtime NAIA nemesis, Union University, 68-66 in an NCAA Division II matchup Monday in Jackson, Tenn., but Union defeated the Lee men 69-66 with a 41-34 second half in the Gulf South Conference doubleheader.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is shifting its emphasis from building and protecting species populations to maintaining habitats and increasing access, and it wants to hear about it from wild people throughout the state.

Two University of Tennessee at Chattanooga runners taking off this season took off from everybody else Tuesday night in the 35th annual Karen Lawrence Run for St. Jude.

What a merry season it has been for Tony Ingle and his Dalton State College Roadrunners.

While many of their fans dined by candlelight Monday evening in Maclellan Gymnasium, the wrestling Mocs of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga feasted on Gardner-Webb.

In sub-freezing temperatures in East Brainerd, Mike Walker heated up late in his first Turkey Trot 8k race and won in 26 minutes even Thursday morning.

After completing her senior year at Girls Preparatory School, Bailey Wood will be going across the country to continue her elite rowing career. Wood accepted a scholarship offer from UCLA, which was ranked sixth and finished ninth in the NCAA Championships in June.

Sonoraville High School volleyball players Carrie Cheeks and Kristi Vaughn were named to the 2013 Georgia Class AAA all-state first team after the Senior All-Star game this past weekend in Atlanta.

The first became a first for Don Humphreys in the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, and Jessica Marlier turned a year of personal records into a smashing achievement with a third-place overall finish and the women's victory Saturday.

The first-year Dalton State men's basketball team still is awaiting its first loss, as coach Tony Ingle's Roadrunners won 87-85 in overtime Tuesday night at Southern Wesleyan in Central, S.C.

The Cleveland State Community College basketball teams began their season with victories Friday evening, the Lady Cougars beating the Milligan junior varsity 68-47 and the Cougars downing Georgia Highlands 87-71.

A former high school cheerleader in Massachusetts, Stacey Malecky still displays some of that sideline energy in her job as manager of the Chattanooga Track Club. But she also came into it as a runner, having become an active participant in young adulthood -- not unlike many of the club's members.

On his way to a second doubles golden slam in a row, Chattanooga tennis professional Wesley Cash had a doubly golden week in Savannah, Ga.

Local runner Patrick Hall's fifth marathon was his third world major, and he was the third finishing American in the 2013 Berlin Marathon on Sept. 29.

The reach of the StumpJump 50K trail's fame was clearly evident Saturday. The first- and third-place finishers were from the state of Washington -- at least when they registered -- and the runner-up represented Flagstaff, Ariz. And the first and third female finishers came from Colorado.

Kendall Sexton had 10 kills with a .529 attack percentage for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team Saturday afternoon, but visiting Western Carolina won the Southern Conference match 3-0 with set scores of 25-20, 25-19, 25-21.

The first day of RiverRocks competition this year includes the finale of another first.

Maggie Scott of Charleston is two-thirds of the way to her ninth Tennessee Women's Senior Amateur golf championship after finishing her second round with a first-place 159 at Ridgeway Country Club in Germantown, but 2012 runner-up Lynda Wymberly of Brentwood made up two strokes on her Tuesday and is one behind. Franklin's Gena Ridings is third at 163, and defending champion Jean Roise of Crossville is at 164 after a 77, the day's best round. Georgia McCravey of Chattanooga is fifth at 167 and Signal Mountain's Debbie Durham is seventh at 169, while Cleveland's Linda Mullins is tied for eighth at 170.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf team set a 36-hole record for the program in taking the first-day lead Monday at the 15-team Starmount Fall Classic at Greensboro, N.C.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team evened its Southern Conference record at 1-1 with a taut 3-2 win Saturday night at Wofford College. Set scores were 26-24, 25-20, 24-26, 16-25, 16-14.

  • Sept. 29th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

As the RiverRocks festival continues to be shaped, featuring in its third year a collection of 10 varied adventure sports events, it has some proven posts to hold it up.

  • Sept. 26th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

The name of the old gospel song "Shall We Gather by the River" is what Tennessee River Rescue organizers hope will happen on Oct. 5.

  • Sept. 12th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

A Chattanooga team pulled out a dramatic championship in the 55-over 8.0 division of the USTA mixed doubles state team tournament Sunday morning on the Baylor School courts.

After more than 200 amateur fights and 12 national championships under various labels, Chattanooga boxer Ryan Martin has gone pro. And he's hooked up with someone whose very name means coin.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer team lost 3-2 at Alabama State on Sunday.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga soccer team doesn't have to worry about meeting great expectations this season. In fact, low expectations are a high source of incentive for J.D. Kyzer's Mocs.

For the first time since the 1996 Olympics on the Ocoee River, kayaking world championships will be held in the United States the first week of September, and again the competition will be in easy driving distance from Chattanooga.

Chattanooga beat the overall percentage by a substantial margin in the Leadville Trail 100 Run this past Saturday and Sunday in Colorado.

In a busy day for area outdoors activities this Saturday, one that stands out is Stand up.

Tennessee Temple University has increased its options for postseason sports competition by joining the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.

Three University of Tennessee at Chattanooga runners entered the 40th annual Missionary Ridge Road Race, and they were the first three finishers in the 4.7-mile event Saturday morning from the Bragg Reservation.

Brian Costilow is running his ninth consecutive Leadville 100 trail race next weekend in his former hometown in Colorado, and this time he’ll be accompanied by nine other courageous folks from the Chattanooga area.

The 16-year-old Premier Soccer Academy is now a Red Bank resident.

As planned, Chickamauga resident Mason Sims accompanied the United States youth fly-fishing team as an observer for the world championships in Ireland lasl week.

The Chattanooga Legends lived up to their nickname in the recent National Senior Games at Cleveland, Ohio. They won the 75-plus age division with a 5-0 record and a 90-33 run differential.

Brac Brady's one year as the Tennessee Temple University men's basketball coach not only got the Crusaders back to the Christian college national tournament for the first time in a decade but made it easier to replace him.

SPARC in the water! Everybody in!

Past winner Craig Evans is returning to the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon this Sunday as one of the highest ranked triathletes in the United States.

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