The area's first state champion of the 2013 Spring Fling couldn't have come in more dramatic fashion. It certainly couldn't have been any closer as Baylor's Selena Popp claimed the Division II pentathlon title by a single point at Middle Tennessee State University on Monday.
Baylor’s Selena Popp is the area’s first Spring Fling state champion this week, holding on for a dramatic one-point win today in the Division II pentathlon at Middle Tennessee State University.
So much for easing into the Spring Fling.
From her living room, hundreds of miles away from her old Soddy-Daisy home, Amy Robertson Whitaker can still close her eyes and visualize the scene.
Veteran teams loaded with talent and accustomed to success don't need any help, but Marion County provided it anyway Friday evening.
The nagging injuries are now behind her and so, too, is the competition.
As if he needed added motivation, McCallie's Antoine Ferguson knew he had to finish his final event of the Division II state track and field qualifying meet as quickly as possible Thursday afternoon.
Sale Creek softball coach Clifford Kirk continues to recover in a local hospital after suffering a heart attack on the field during a game Wednesday night.
Sale Creek softball coach Clifford Kirk collapsed along the third-base line during the seventh inning of Wednesday night's Region 3-A high school championship game against Whitwell.
Just a couple of months after hiring one prep coaching icon to take over its football program, Sequatchie County High School has added another legend to its staff.
Sale Creek softball coach Clifford Kirk collapsed along the third-base line during the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s Region 3-A high school championship game against Whitwell.
Ronnie Davis, one of the area’s coaching legends in girls’ basketball, has been hired to take over the program at Sequatchie County High School.
While traditional spring sports such as baseball, softball and track are winding down, the Southern tradition of spring football practice is just kicking off at many tri-state area schools.
STEVENSON, Ala. — The sounds rising from the manicured practice field were similar to those throughout the Chattanooga area.
DUNLAP, Tenn. — Coming out of a 30-minute delay for a power outage, Bledsoe County needed less than five minutes before turning out the lights for good on rival Seqautchie County on Wednesday night.
It would be the equivalent of a football team practicing tackling drills on asphalt or a basketball player using a gravel parking lot to work on his ball-handling.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Tim Moore is coming home.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Tim Moore is coming home.
Despite not being taken during last weekend's NFL Draft, Nigel Nicholas couldn't be happier about the way things turned out for him, and the opportunity he now has.
Although each sighed in relief as they wore first-place medals around their necks at the end of the day, the stress level it took to claim them couldn't have been more different for GPS's Destinee Lansden and Arts & Sciences' Garrett Tumlin.
It's been an offseason unlike any other for two of the area's top high school football programs.
WHITWELL, Tenn. — When this baseball season began, Logan Alder had exactly one-third of an inning of varsity pitching experience. But Monday night South Pittsburg's sophomore right-hander showed just how far he has progressed in a short time by helping his team wrap up the top seed in the District 6-A tournament.
Chiefs looking again for football coach
KNOXVILLE — They came from every corner of the state, from Bristol to the Bluff City of Memphis. Flags with the trademark power "T" flying from their cars, wearing orange and white caps and T-shirts, the second-largest group of fans to watch a University of Tennessee spring football game poured onto the campus Saturday.
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.