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Ron Bush

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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.

Jake Headrick of Maryville and Grant Hirschman of Collierville shared the first-round lead in the 50th annual Tennessee Junior Amateur golf tournament Tuesday at Cleveland Country Club with 2-under-par 68s, an

The 2012 champions of the TGA Match Play Championship and Senior Match Play Championship will not be defending their titles as the 2013 tournaments start Thursday at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club in Brentwood, but plenty of former winners will be taking part.

As mayor of Dayton, Tenn., Gary Louallen is proud to be presiding over the city's visit this week from the top level of FLW fishermen.

One of the most important factors in success is adaptability, and the fourth Chattanooga State Athletic Hall of Fame "celebration" Friday night at the Walden Club was a tribute to that.

The sixth and final regular-season stop on the 2013 Walmart FLW Tour next week will promote Lake Chickamauga and give the people of Dayton a chance to showcase their town for professional bass fishermen from throughout the United States.

As Tennessee Temple University continues rebuilding its athletic program, two former standouts at bigger area schools have come aboard as graduate assistants. Both want to do ministry work and are set to begin TTU seminary studies.

Returning to a June set of dates like the first one in 1997, the ninth Southeastern Wilderness Medicine Conference in Chattanooga again offers a wide array of experts and outdoors topics for physicians, first responders and others in the medical field.

Marina Wilkerson loved Chattanooga so much, she decided to double her stay.

College coaches always are looking for elite players, even basketball coaches with nine seniors returning.

Steve Coursey was out for a leisurely afternoon of bass fishing with his longtime friend Winston Lewis.

Danielle Vines will turn 15 on Aug. 31. This morning she will play for an 18-and-under state tennis championship.

While the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission is holding important sessions today and Friday in Nashville to set the state's 2013-14 hunting seasons, many area residents are looking more intently at the short term for good fishing opportunities.

Tennessee Temple University coach Emmanuel Awotula followed his two-sport signing visit to Heritage High School last Friday with a similar trip Tuesday to another Catoosa County school, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.

At 82 years old, Gene Reese of Harrison refereed the super heavyweight championship bout last Saturday night to cap a week at the National Golden Glove Tournament of Champions at Salt Lake City.

The softball Lady Flames of Lee University have let a little irritation become an inspiration.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Players come from thoughout North America to be part of the Lee University baseball program that has become a perennial NAIA World Series contender, but hometown guys have continued to be important in the Flames' success.

As if Gordon Lee High School hasn't had enough success in recent years in Georgia state competition, ninth-grader Mason Sims from Chickamauga is taking success in his sport worldwide.

Pat Appleton remembers that she "laughed hysterically" when she first heard a decade or so ago that Chattanooga could become the "Boulder of the East" as a center of outdoors pursuits.

  • April 25th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Commemoration, close competition and cool connections highlighted the runs in the park Saturday at the Chickamauga Battlefield.

  • April 21st, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Races kind of run together when they've been held for four-plus decades, but the 45th annual Chickamauga Chase this Saturday will be special for several reasons.

  • April 19th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

In four years at Tennessee Temple University, Kenrick Liburd has coached women's volleyball and basketball and men's and women's soccer. He's been the constant in the athletic department during that time, and now he's overseeing it.

  • April 12th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Chattanooga Parks and Recreation’s therapeutic recreation division continues to add opportunities for area residents with disabilities.

  • April 11th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

It was another successful weekend for the Chattanooga State baseball team — even more so in light of the opponent — but Sunday's result kept it from being sensational.

A major bass tournament is returning to Chickamauga Lake this June, and the Walmart FLW Tour anglers seem as excited about it as area businesses.

  • March 31st, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

In the summer when Brent Brady was 17 years old, his father was killed in a boating accident during a fishing tournament on Tims Ford Lake.

  • March 28th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Former Baylor School runner James Strang from Signal Mountain was part of a monumental United States achievement Sunday in Poland.

Although having to drop "Golden Gloves" from the name in light of new restrictions about the national organization's brand, the Chattanooga Boxing Championships carried on Friday night with special attention to the event's history.

  • March 23rd, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Lake Chickamauga is booming with big bass.

  • March 14th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The last chance may be the best chance for the Lee University men's basketball program to win an NAIA national championship.

  • March 13th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

The Brady bunch now gets to enjoy a fine time at Winona Lake.

  • March 13th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Hollie German scores 19.4 points a game. Jenna Adams averages 14.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Julia Zimmerman has become good for three or four 3-point baskets a game down the stretch of the season.

  • March 12th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

After going 4-for-4 in United States tennis championships in 2012, Chattanooga's Wesley Cash now gets a chance to win a world title for the USA.

  • March 11th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Sale Creek High School already had made the decision to start playing varsity football in 2013.

  • March 10th, 2013  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

This year's Rock/Creek Trail Series officially has added an event, plugging into an empty month on the schedule with yet another type and length of course, but it's hardly being started from scratch.

ATHENS, Tenn. — The season began with four losses, but that was a long time ago for the Tennessee Wesleyan College men's basketball team.

The Frost Classic softball tournament started out so well for its host team.

Brown Middle School teacher and coach Geno Phillips made the first race he won after moving to Chattanooga also his latest victory Saturday morning. He again finished first in the Scenic City Half Marathon.

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