MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The handshake was one of mutual respect. Marion County's Blake Zeman congratulated cross-county rival Jajuan Lankford after the South Pittsburg senior was named the TSSAA Class A Mr. Football back of the year, and in turn Lankford reminded Zeman he also had come up short the first time he was a finalist for the award.
It took just one frozen visit for the Brazilian surfer Rafael Gaglianone to decide he didn't mind the Wisconsin cold.
On paper, it was the worst loss of Tyner basketball coach Gerald Harris's six-year coaching career. In the moments after that game, he said his team simply was outplayed, but his Rams knew exactly what happened, and heading into this season they feel they know what it's going to take to ensure that won't happen again.
One hails from Signal Mountain. Two are from Alabama, and two are from outside the country.
NASHVILLE — Montgomery Bell Academy made its 2013 playoff debut Friday night an impressive one.
Three Chattanooga-area players have been named finalists for their respective classifications' Tennessee Titans Mr. Football awards.
All Tennessee kickoffs at 7 p.m. local time
Baylor senior Samantha Caswell signed Wednesday to continue her tennis career at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Need to add the Georgia teams once the bracket is out
The Star: Nick Tiano (Baylor) 10-of-23, 128 yards, one TD
TSSAA kickoffs at 7 p.m. local time; Georgia games at 7:30
As he enters the high school football postseason, running back George Porter can look back with pride at his career totals. He flirted with Fran D'Anjou's career rushing record, running for 3,575 yards.
Baylor Swim Club seniors Sam McHugh and Lucas Kaliszak from Baylor School and Mathias Porter from Signal Mountain High swam nationally ranked times Saturday in the Martha Bass Invitational meet at the Baylor Aquatic Center. McHugh, recently named the Southeastern Swimming swimmer of the year, had the nation's seond best 400-yard individual medley for an 18-year-old this year (3:56.6) and the fifth best 200 freestyle (1:40.30) and sixth fastest 100 butterfly (49.5), setting pool records with all three. Kaliszak also set a pool record with the fourth best 100 backstroke for an 18-year-old in the United States this season. Porter had the fourth best 200 breaststroke for a 17-year-old.
Since its inception, the TSSAA football playoff six-classification format has created controversy. But it can also produce intriguing matchups, and this year there's a chance for several area rematches in the first two rounds alone.
The TSSAA announced its high school football playoff brackets Saturday morning and 20 Chattanooga-area teams qualified for the playoffs. First-round games kickoff on Friday and the postseason culminates with the BlueCross Bowl state championship games, to be played Dec. 5-7 at Tennessee Tech University.