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That didn't take long.

SEWANEE, Tenn. — Three players from Chattanooga prep schools have played very big parts in the Sewanee tennis teams' march to national tournaments this spring.

Fifth-seeded Bryan College began the Appalachian Athletic Conference baseball tournament Monday in Kingsport, Tenn., with a 13-inning 4-3 win over fourth seed St. Andrews and will face top-seeded Tennessee Wesleyan tonight.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Blake Ray is a former walk-on bullpen catcher who became a key member of the Lee University baseball offense this year, but that's not the amazing part of his story.

Donnie Tant plans finally to retire from league bowling when A Senior Family's season ends next week at Holiday Bowl Brainerd. But she's been doing it for 65 years, and she turned 98 on Sunday.

Dig, clear, carry, measure, saw, cut, hammer, hike, explore — it's all part of completing Tennessee's 53rd state park.

  • May 1st, 2014  |
  • By By Gary Petty

The latest chapter in the storied rivalry between Baylor and McCallie ended as a scoreless tie on the soccer field, but that does not mean it was short on action.

  • April 26th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Dogs and handmade bicycles will be among the display highlights Saturday at Coolidge Park, but the best part of the day may be the bargains on outdoor equipment.

  • April 24th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Rossville resident Bill Nesbitt is on his way to Reno, Nev., for a huge milestone.

  • April 23rd, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

After finishing third in the Chickamauga Chase 15-kilometer race the last two years, Isaac Pacheco really wanted the bayonet award that goes to the overall winner.

  • April 20th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Eva VanHook has a wonderful name for her organization's fundraiser Saturday, but she takes no credit for the idea.

  • April 17th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

The Chattanooga Locomotion women's football team begins its 14th season tonight with a game against the Huntsville Tigers at Red Bank High School. It kicks off at 7, and tickets cost $10 with children 8 and under admitted free.

  • April 12th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

The new giant jewel for May in the Salomon Rock/Creek Trail Series sold out in two days when registration opened in mid-January, but earlier races in the series have not been filling as fast as usual.

  • April 10th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

The Tennessee Train women's football team needed only one game in 2014 to match the victory total of its inaugural 2013 season.

The Lee University women's basketball team left the NAIA as its Division I national runner-up last year. By late Saturday afternoon this year's Lady Flames hope to be one notch higher in Division I of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

  • March 19th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

All season there has been a buzz around women's college basketball about Connecticut and Notre Dame.

  • March 18th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Tennessee Wesleyan College is at the NAIA Division II women’s basketball national tournament for the fourth time in five years, and the Lady Bulldogs won a game in the event in 2011.

  • March 12th, 2014  |
  • By Ron Bush  |

Fresh off another doubles victory in a tournament in Florida, Wesley Cash of Chattanooga and Mark Vines of Lynchburg, Fla., were named Tuesday by the U.S. Tennis Association as repeat participants for the United States in the ITF Seniors World Championships.

If the Tennessee Temple University Crusaders return this month to the National Christian College Athletic Association Division I basketball tournament, they will have one national tournament already behind them.

Tennessee topped Mississippi State in a must-win endeavor Wednesday night in Starkville.

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.

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