Boyd Buchanan

The Boyd-Buchanan soccer coaches weren't sure if the Buccaneers would be able to shut out East Ridge, their opponent in the Region 3-A/AA semifinals Tuesday. But they knew if they could slow them down, they'd have a solid chance to advance to Thursday's region final.

Baseball for decades at Tyner was an afterthought, even a walkover for district opponents.

If Skyler Anderson pitches a strikeout, OK. If he gets the out another way, that's just as good.

Matti Sue Nafie and Emily Wilt attributed last season's loss in the finals of the Region 3-A/AA individual doubles tournament to nerves. Monday afternoon, a couple of pre-match "selfies" and a calmer demeanor seemed to eliminate any chance of a repeat.

DALTON, Ga. — The Southeast Whitfield boys' soccer Raiders found themselves in an unfamiliar position when the playoffs started — at home.

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.

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