Boyd Buchanan

At least two area district champions face uphill battles today in region baseball semifinals.

Area high school football coaches have looked, are looking or will look for fit and familiarity in spring practice.

Both will move on in the postseason, but District 5-A champion Boyd-Buchanan will host a Region 3-A baseball semifinal Monday while Silverdale Baptist Academy travels.

Hixson coach Raul Fernandez drilled his boys' tennis team on a lot of singles this week leading up to Thursday's Region 3-A/AA championship match against Boyd-Buchanan. The hard work paid off.

Boyd-Buchanan pitcher Skyler Anderson entered Saturday's game with an earned run average of 1.23.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Fans of the Boyd-Buchanan girls' tennis team were very quiet Friday afternoon during the finals of the District 5-A/AA individual tournament at Lee University. In part because they just didn't know whom to cheer for.

The Boyd-Buchanan girls' tennis team has shown throughout the 2014 season that it was the class of District 5-A/AA. Thursday afternoon, the Lady Buccaneers showed that they were pretty tough as individuals as well.

After down-to-the-wire regular-season races, Chattanooga-area high school baseball teams begin their seasons of no return this week.

Former East Ridge, Chattanooga State and Oklahoma State big man Philip Jurick is one of four new players signed by the Chattanooga RailRunners professional basketball team.

Eric Hart is proving himself right while proving others wrong.

The injured mouth and dental repair for one player and the staples in the head of another eventually will be forgotten, but Arts & Sciences baseball coaches, players, administrators and fans never will forget the heart-felt hospitality and sympathy extended by host Marion County after two Patriots players collided during a game last week.

Five area high school players have been named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association 2013-14 all-state boys' basketball teams in their respective classifications.

It usually takes a goal to get the Boyd-Buchanan boys' soccer team fired up. A goal by the other team, that is.

Other than a third-inning pitching lapse, Boyd-Buchanan had the best of all the baseball facets in a 9-2 victory Tuesday at Silverdale Baptist Academy.

It had been a long and uncomfortable dry spell for Boyd-Buchanan's baseball team, which entered the season with high hopes of extended postseason play.

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