Baylor

Even with a limited cross country background, new Ooltewah coach Brian Hitchcox knows talent when he sees it.

The two-night Best of Preps high school football jamboree gets under way tonight at Finley Stadium.

Ralph Potter grimaces at the mention of it. When told that other coaches in Division II-AA chose McCallie as the team poised to join the ranks of league contenders, the Blue Tornado head coach makes a face like he just took a sip of spoiled milk.

Lake Johnson made a double-bogey Tuesday on his last hole of the Baylor Preview high school golf tournament at Black Creek Club.

Tickets for the the inaugural Madaris Best of Preps Kickoff Classic on Aug. 21 at Finley Stadium, matching the McCallie and Cleveland high school football teams, are on sale now at www.timesfreepress.com/kickoff. Tickets cost $8 in advance and will be $10 on the day of the game.

As someone who loves high school football, I look forward to the area tour each year. So for the 15th consecutive year, on the first day Tennessee teams are allowed to practice in full pads, I tried to visit as many area schools as possible.

Two Chattanooga teams will be representing Tennessee in the Southern Sectional junior team tennis tournament Aug. 15-17 in Lexington, S.C.

Twelve area players were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state boys' soccer teams that were announced Monday.

The Chattanooga area had 21 players on the 2014 Tennessee Sports Writers Association high school all-state softball teams announced Saturday, with eight from the Division II-AA finalists.

DALTON, Ga. — The Southeastern 7-on-7 Championships in Dalton offers a little bit of something for each of the 32 high school football teams involved, and the one common benefit of the passing-league competition was very evident Saturday at each of the event's four sites.

TSSAA Division I coaches and athletic directors from high schools in the southeastern part of the state met Thursday at Chattanooga Christian School to discuss football classification proposals and the possibility of a split between public and all private schools.

Twelve area players were named to Tennessee High School Soccer Coaches’ Association all-state teams announced Wednesday.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Even though the debate over a potential public/private school complete split was never mentioned openly during the two days of the TSSAA Board of Control meetings, the subject was discussed during the closed-door session, according to one board member.

Sadik Spence showed Tuesday at Notre Dame that as baseball players go, he's got plenty of basketball ability.

By Ward Gossett

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