Memorable TSSAA Spring Fling performances by area athletes and teams
The East Ridge soccer Pioneers' offense gave them enough goals to survive in the state playoffs. Their defense gave them enough help to advance.
During the 2012 football season, East Hamilton football coach Ted Gatewood was blessed with some talent at the tight end position. It turns out that Hurricanes tennis coach Michael Jackson was, too.
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.
* Lauren Lewis, Baylor: She went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs in a 12-0 softball win over Brentwood Academy.
Perhaps the best thing East Hamilton's Lady Hurricanes did in Thursday's District 6-AA high school softball championship game was keeping their mouths shut around Maria Walshe.
It has been a busy yet very successful week for Katie Delay.
Corey Swafford, GPS: She allowed no hits and struck out six in three innings on the mound as GPS topped Ensworth, 4-0.
* Liana Rodrigues, Arts & Sciences: A sixth-inning walk prevented her from pitching a perfect game against Boyd-Buchanan and she had 14 strikeouts for the Lady Patriots, who won 3-0 to move to 8-0 in District 5-A. They won the first district regular-season softball title in school history.
In the stroke of a single day, Bledsoe County went from being in position for its first district baseball championship in more than two decades to hosting a District 7-AA playoff game Thursday afternoon.
• Hannah Morrison, Marion County: She hit a home run in a 5-1 softball defeat of Whitwell.
* Katie Delay, Boyd-Buchanan: She won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles when the Lady Bucs beat Silverdale Baptist Academy 9-0 in girls' tennis.
Boyd-Buchanan scored four seventh-inning runs for an improbable 8-7 baseball victory Thursday over Silverdale Baptist Academy.
* Thatcher Smith, Boyd-Buchanan: He was 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the Bucs' 8-7 baseball win over Silverdale.
• Preston Reavis, Sale Creek: He hit a home run and knocked in three runs during the Panthers' 15-1 baseball win over Van Buren County