Calhoun

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Make no mistake, Matthew Crownover has every intention of giving professional baseball his undivided attention — just not yet.

Instead of having to coach against the players on the Georgia all-star soccer team Friday, Calhoun coach Matt Rice was able to assemble them and turn them loose together.

Coaches and athletes in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia often lament the fact that there is very little in-season competition between area high school programs in the two states. The TSSAA and the GHSA are on different reclassification cycles, so scheduling interstate contests proves difficult.

Winning a state championship was not a requirement to become a finalist for the Scrappy Moore Coach of the Year award. But it certainly didn't hurt.

The biggest issue facing high school sports in more than a decade is still months from being decided, but if the Chattanooga area is any indication there is a clear consensus on the public-school/private-school debate.

New area Georgia head football coaches are Heritage's E.K. Slaughter, Sonoraville's Jim Kremer, Coahulla Creek's Chad Barger and Chattooga's Charles Hammon.

CALHOUN, Ga. — Say this for Lance Oubs: He sure knows how to squeeze the drama out of a do-or-die baseball game.

CALHOUN, Ga. ­­— Calhoun may not have turned the tables completely on its baseball nemesis, but the Yellow Jackets did the next best thing on a late Wednesday night.

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

Matt Facey was able to see the progress in his Coahulla Creek boys' tennis team Monday. He just wished there was a win to go along with that progress.

• UTC freshman Teghan Henderson had a second successful day at the Southern Conference Track & Field Championships on Sunday in Spartanburg, S.C.

Several playoff positions are still up for grabs in northwest Georgia as the regular season ends this week.

Postseason baseball berths are being sewn up in northwest Georgia, but even though some teams have already secured their playoff appearance it doesn't mean the next week isn't crucial. In fact, a crucial win or loss in the last few regular season games can mean the difference between favorable or unwanted seeding.

CALHOUN, Ga. — If there were any questions concerning Conard Broom's ability to pitch at the next level, the Gordon Lee High School pitcher provided plenty of answers Monday night.

Ooltewah senior Holly Hall recently signed a scholarship to continue her soccer career at Tusculum College, an NCAA Division II school in Greeneville, Tenn.

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