As area track and field athletes begin to hit their stride for a run at qualifying for the postseason, an impressive 21 of the previous top event times or distances were bettered at last week's Optimist Meet at Walker Valley High.
GPS has named Jennifer Williams as its new head basketball coach.
JASPER, Tenn. — As she tried to wipe sweat from her face as she stood near her team's dugout, Harlie Jordan wound up smearing dirt across her cheeks.
GPS has named Jennifer Williams as its new head basketball coach. Williams, who has coached the Bruisers’ middle school program and been an assistant with the varsity, takes over for Susan Crownover, who stepped down recently to concentrate on coaching softball.
It was ladies night Friday at the annual Optimist Track Meet at Walker Valley High School, as several area girls either won multiple events or set records.
Aside from the state meet, today's annual Optimist Track Meet is arguably the most prestigious track and field competition each year for area teams. It's also one of the oldest meets, and it's big in numbers.
Destinee Lansden's big plans for Saturday night included a long shower, a comfortable bed and a lot of early sleep. GPS's senior sprinter had a productive but exhausting Saturday afternoon at the annual Mid-South track classic at McCallie, winning the 100 meters and 400 meters and finishing second in the 200.
Silverdale Baptist Academy didn't have to go far to find its new girls' basketball coach.
After 40-plus years of coaching other people's kids, Larry Fleming is finishing his career by working with his own. Fleming, who has coached track and/or football in the area at LaFayette, Rossville, East Ridge, Rigeland and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, is coaching track with his son Chip at Coahulla Creek.
The first qualification for becoming Brainerd High School's new football coach had nothing to do with on-field resume.
At first glance nothing much has changed for Soddy-Daisy's softball team.
With a reputation for building football programs into playoff contenders, Chad Barger has found a new job four months after resigning at Sequatchie County. Pending school board approval on April 9, Barger will become the new coach at Clay County in Celina, Tenn.
Although the project can't begin until after this season, Dalton High School has been approved to have a state-of-the-art track facility built on campus.
While a few area high school football programs already have finished spring practice, most are still several weeks away from trading offseason weights for preseason pads.
Barely two months after accepting the offer to become South Pittsburg High School's football coach, Ricky Ross has informed athletic director Vic Grider and Marion County schools superintendent Mark Griffith that he no longer will head the program.
Whether for offensive formations, uniform styles, celebration dances or rules changes, it's just a matter of time before decisions affecting professional football trickle down through the college ranks and eventually reach the high school game.
Barely two months after accepting the offer to become South Pittsburg’s new football coach, Ricky Ross has informed school athletic director Vic Grider and Marion County schools superintendent Mark Griffith that he will no longer head the program.
Susan Crownover's coaching load just got a little lighter.
Coaches don't always welcome letters from the TSSAA, but the one Red Bank track coach Hugh Enicks got recently has opened the door for some unexpected help.
After one of the most successful girls’ basketball tenures in area history, Susan Crownover has stepped down as GPS’ basketball coach.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — His name leaves him with a lot to live up to. And after sitting out four games to start this basketball season for breaking a team rule, Howard's Cudjoe Mahdi Onyami Young has lived up to his name's meaning.
It was a theory that began about five years ago in conversations among several veteran Hamilton County coaches, guys who had coached football or boys' basketball or both long enough to recognize a troublesome trend.
The pieces are in place for a potential historic season in girls' track for the Chattanooga area.
With his team facing an eight-point deficit midway through the third quarter, a frustrated Brandon Walters sat helplessly on the Howard bench with three fouls.
WHITWELL, Tenn. — Having already fought its way out of an early deficit, Whitwell simply couldn't dig its way out of another one late.
The first time I ever met Ronnie Carter I was barely out of high school, a wet-behind-the-ears reporter covering the state basketball tournament.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bryce Copeland probably never held his girlfriend as tightly as he did the Region 3-AAA championship plaque Thursday night.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — By now Bradley Central's four junior starters must feel like the Region 3-AAA championship is part of their birthright. The Bearettes have owned the region title all three seasons those girls, as well as the four junior reserves, have been on the varsity high school basketball team.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Forget one if by land, two if by sea. Bradley Central shot down its crosstown rival by using the 3.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After having to take the scenic route to get there, Ooltewah has returned to defend its Region 3-AAA boys' basketball tournament title. Sophomore Daaron Mastson, finally healed from a nagging thigh bruis
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After stumbling at the start, the Bradley Central girls' basketball team hit its stride late in the first quarter Monday night and continued pulling away from McMinn County.
Signal Mountain simply gave up too much too early.
Emileigh Swafford didn't like the way the game had started, so she took matters into her own hands.
For as long as he can remember, football has been a part of Windarek Stewart's life. First as a player, including as one of the top playmakers on Tyner's 1997 state championship team, and for the last 12 years as coach of the 11-12 year-old Brainerd Bills in the River City Youth League.
DUNLAP, Tenn. — Not only were each of the current Bledsoe County players more than a decade from even being born the last time the school won a boys' district basketball tournament, but even coach Mark Cagle
DUNLAP, Tenn. — With its offense struggling for much of the second half, the Bledsoe County girls' basketball team relied heavily on its defense in the final minutes to secure the District 7-AA tournament championship Monday.
Jamaal Calvin wasn't ready for the basketball season to come to an end just yet. McCallie's fourth-quarter rally was as simple as that.
One of the area's most versatile athletes, Cleveland High School's Atarah Abdullah-Muhammad, will follow in her mother's footsteps and run track for Middle Tennessee State University.
Two area players have been named finalists for the TSSAA’s Mr. and Miss Basketball awards.
It had taken more than a year, covering thousands of miles in the family car and countless phone calls and text messages with prospective coaches, for Vonn Bell to reach his destination.
Shannon Williams has resigned as head football coach at Ooltewah High School after three seasons. Williams said he has accepted an assistant position at Walton (Fla.) High.
A nearly two-hour team workout just completed, and with most of his East Hamilton High School teammates heading for the exit, Bailey Lenoir remains inside the weight room.
Cameron Carter knew before the trip was over last weekend that the recruiting process was over for him. Shortly after touring the Tennessee State University campus, the East Hamilton kicker committed to Tigers coaches.
Although the University of Tennessee football coaches already had used up their allotted six visits with Ridgeland High School All-America safety Vonn Bell, the new staff continued to find a way to impress those who will help in the decision-making process.
Tyler Sorenson listened intently to a story that sounded eerily like his own.
With National Signing Day less than a week away, the rush of coaches trying to sway Ridgeland High All-America safety Vonn Bell is reaching its peak. Coaches from all three of Bell’s finalists — Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee — are scheduled to be in town Thursday to make their final pitch for his signature.
Shawn Peek didn't have to go far to find his next coaching job. The former North Jackson football coach has been named the new head coach at his alma mater Pisgah, which is in the same county as his former school.
David McKinney is coming home. The former Stevenson (Ala.) High School all-state quarterback, who played in two state championship games there, is returning to the town to take over the program at North Jackson, pending school board approval.
North Jackson will officially introduce David McKinney as its new head football coach Thursday morning. McKinney was an all-state quarterback at Stevenson (Ala.) High School, which later merged with Bridgeport to form North Jackson in 1988.
Shawn Peek didn’t have to go far to find his next coaching job. The former North Jackson football coach has been named the new head coach at his alma mater Pisgah, which is in the same county as his former school.