It was a banner year for high school sports in northwestern Georgia, and the finalists for this year's Scrappy Moore Coach of the Year award reflect that area's success.
Like long sideburns and muscle cars, multisport athletes produce golden memories.
The eyes of Tennessee's high school sports rules makers are on Texas.
Most of them were up much earlier than summer vacation should require.
Four of the six finalists for the Scrappy Moore Female Athlete of the Year award excelled in more than one sport and the two that didn't dominated their chosen sport.
After a long and sometimes frustrating search, North Jackson High School has found its new football coach.
In a move to help high school football players around the state get acclimated to the heat before full-contact practice begins, the TSSAA Board of Control has approved a recommendation to move up the date of the first day football teams can practice in helmets and shoulder pads by one week.
Always looking for ways to make our Best of Preps banquet better and to ensure we credit the people who deserve recognition, our sports staff expanded the number of awards to be given this year.
The smallest school in the area came up the biggest as Lookout Valley teammates Jamal Jones and Vann Scribner led the Tennessee all-stars to a 10-7 victory over Georgia in the football game featuring recent area high school graduates Saturday night at McCallie's Spears Stadium.
What's better than Christmas in July? Football in June.
Chipper Jones, one of the most popular players in Atlanta Braves franchise history and one of the most nationally recognized professional athletes of all time, will be the featured speaker at this year's Times Free Press Best of Preps banquet June 17 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Now that the last state tournament has been held, let's take a quick glance back at the just completed high school season, before we turn our attention toward the next wave of college prospects or championship contenders in the area.
One of the most accomplished coaching careers in Chattanooga sports history came to a sudden end Friday morning when Robert High was told he no longer would be in charge of boys' basketball at Brainerd High School.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — You can count on one hand the number of breaking news stories that could trump anything happening on the fields of the BlueCross Spring Fling state tournament.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — It was more a football move or even something out of the WWE than what you'd expect to see on a baseball field.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Not even the late-evening long shadows of his competitors could catch Simon Holden.
Legendary high school basketball coach Robert High has been told he will not be Brainerd boys’ coach next season. In 37 seasons as the Panthers’ coach, High won more than 900 games and three Class AAA state championships.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The only thing that shone brighter than the gold medals around her neck were the braces on her teeth.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Just as important as Reid Clements' strong pitching and timely hitting by the bottom of the lineup, short-term memory loss by Silverdale Baptist Academy's entire baseball team helped the Seahawks reach a state championship game for the first time in any sport for the school.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — After narrowly surviving its first elimination game earlier Thursday with a seventh-inning stand, Whitwell's softball team managed some late insurance to get through its second game of the day.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — There's a new star on the Chattanooga area's track scene, and she's going to be around for a while.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — For a brief moment the ball popped out of Chance Brown's glove and hung in the air.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — While they didn't look overwhelmed by the state tournament, Meigs County's young softball Lady Tigers certainly went through some growing pains here in their two games.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — After having Tuesday off, Baylor's softball team joins the Spring Fling action today in the Division II bracket.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Reid Clements swore he didn't feel comfortable on the mound until the fifth inning.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — About the same time as their classmates were being handed their diplomas Tuesday night, Whitwell's three senior softball players were celebrating for a different reason.
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.