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Ward Gossett

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Hixson put its fate in the hands of a freshman and Tanner Moylan responded in a big way, striking out 11 on his way to an eight-inning, 2-1 victory over Central in the District 6-AA baseball tournament Monday night.

Boyd-Buchanan pitcher Skyler Anderson entered Saturday's game with an earned run average of 1.23.

On almost any other occasion, Red Bank High School baseball coach Trey Hicks might have come close to blowing a gasket.

Seeking to bolster its faculty and athletic coaching staff, Signal Mountain Middle/High School has hired Kendra Bell, Barry Loyal and Phil Mansueto.

Rusty Signal Mountain had to come from behind and Sequatchie County had to hold on, but both advanced from lose-and-pack-it-in District 7-AA tournament baseball games Thursday.

Wendell Weathers is stepping down as wrestling coach at Ooltewah High School but only to step into administration as the school's new dean of students.

After down-to-the-wire regular-season races, Chattanooga-area high school baseball teams begin their seasons of no return this week.

Dakota Fowler pitched a two-hitter and Matt Ford stroked a two-run homer to lead Central to District 6-AA baseball's regular season championship.

Sam Eberle fielded a disappointing, if not devastating, call in January.

Tyler Biddle came up with a surprise Thursday.

If not for baseball, Brody Binder might have been a college football quarterback.

It was cold for a spring afternoon -- 42 degrees and a stiff wind forcing fans into heavy coats and under blankets and quilts -- so the scene wasn't necessarily conducive to baseball or a pitchers' duel.

Eric Hart is proving himself right while proving others wrong.

Kenny Struthers singled and doubled in his first two at-bats, but it was the Arts & Sciences hitter's third and fourth plate appearances Thursday that made the difference in the Patriots' 5-4 victory over Notre Dame.

Brett Hardy pitched a no-hitter for four innings, but all he could do in the seventh was wipe the sweat from his brow as Red Bank made a stiff comeback push in the District 6-AA baseball game.

Central High School principal Finley King may have found a jewel to extricate the Purple Pounders from a sticky situation.

The injured mouth and dental repair for one player and the staples in the head of another eventually will be forgotten, but Arts & Sciences baseball coaches, players, administrators and fans never will forget the heart-felt hospitality and sympathy extended by host Marion County after two Patriots players collided during a game last week.

For one of the few times in his teaching and coaching career, Tyner football coach Wayne Turner was caught unawares earlier this week.

Central High School again is looking for a football coach.

Alex Prewitt flirted with a no-hitter for three innings and gave up just three hits over the next three Thursday, and his Hixson High School baseball team improved to 13-7 with a 5-3 victory over stubborn Meigs County.

The Central High football coaching job is once again up for grabs.

The best thing for Signal Mountain on Wednesday afternoon was locking down its third straight District 7-AA baseball win.

Other than a third-inning pitching lapse, Boyd-Buchanan had the best of all the baseball facets in a 9-2 victory Tuesday at Silverdale Baptist Academy.

Kyler Burke is currently at home, and no offense to his wife, parents or brother, but there are places he'd rather be.

It had been a long and uncomfortable dry spell for Boyd-Buchanan's baseball team, which entered the season with high hopes of extended postseason play.

Chattanooga's Mike Craft has been named co-referee of the year by USA Wrestling.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Joe Shamblin was up most of Monday night, battling through a gut-wrenching virus.

Heath Eslinger felt frustration and disappointment after the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fell way short of All-America honors for any of its competitors at the NCAA wrestling tournament this past weekend.

Tyler Payne passed up four solid NCAA Division I baseball offers. The McCallie junior decided instead to continue his career at Lee University.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's thoughts of a national wrestling championship have been placed on hold for yet another year.

Drew Vaughn, McCallie's pitcher Thursday, is drawing interest from Penn State and Georgia Tech, among other college baseball programs.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is positioned to take its biggest step in collegiate wrestling since Heath Eslinger arrived.

Wright State women's basketball fans are celebrating, thanks in large part to former Chattanoogan Mike Bradbury.

Notre Dame was on the wrong end of a Monday shellacking, and the Irish baseball players were eager to redeem and prove themselves Tuesday.

John Dixon and Frank Lowery are AARP guys, eligible for membership in the national senior citizens group for more than a decade.

Even though it was the home opener and the first game of the annual Scenic City Classic, Thursday was just another day for most of the McCallie baseball family.

Making his first varsity pitching start, Brett Standifer got and gave more than he expected Tuesday.

Corey Mock was on the bus, ready for the overnight, eight-hour ride home.

Despite entering the Southern Conference tournament today with five top-seeded wrestlers, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga coach Heath Eslinger reminded his regular-season champions that there are no sure things.

Beginning in late February for the past four seasons, East Hamilton baseball coach Steve Garland has loaded gear in his truck and driven away from school for practice.

There could be tight high school baseball races throughout the Chattanooga area if coaches know their stuff.

Five University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestlers including a pair of freshmen have been selected to the all-Southern Conference team.

National wrestling rankings have come and gone at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

For the fourth time this season, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team won nine of 10 matches in a dual meet.

It's tough to emphasize something that isn't the most important item on the agenda, but that's what Heath Eslinger has undertaken the past few days.

Eight of the top 12 teams at last week's traditional TSSAA state tournament are from southeastern Tennesee, and based on returning medalists that fact doesn't figure to change.

Ending a streak of eight wins in a row, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team climbed on the bus from Columbus, Ohio, with a two-match losing streak.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- TSSAA executive assistant Mark Reeves said early in the weekend that he felt excitement at the state wrestling tournament that he hadn't felt since the event moved to the Williamson County Agricultural Expo several years ago.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Garrick Hall was sick before the Tennessee state wrestling championships.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Shower facilities at the state wrestling tournament may have moved from impossible dream.

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