Boyd Buchanan

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

History dictates that South Pittsburg again will win the District 6-A football championship.

A handful of new coaches are stepping in at Boyd-Buchanan including Todd Ledbetter, Zach Roddenberry, Alfie Dodd, Sarah Bass and Wes Stone.

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.

It all begins anew. Winter workouts became summer conditioning, which led to 7-on-7 passing camps, and now cleats will dig into dew-soaked practice fields this morning as high school football teams across Tennessee are allowed to put on full pads and prepare for the season's kickoff.

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.

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.

Team Tennessee improved to 12-1 in the annual Tennessee-Georgia baseball Classic, besting Georgia 4-0 Wednesday in the annual Stump on Sports contest.

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

Husband and wife Cole and Ashley Rose have resigned their coaching positions at Boyd-Buchanan and have accepted jobs at other Chattanooga-area schools. Both now will be working for coaches they once played for.

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.

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