CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- If pitching is the name of the game in softball's postseason, then Calhoun and Gordon Lee are well stacked for runs at new state championships.
It's big-game week with a number of rivalries sprinkled in for additional flavor, and the average fan, those with loyalty to no particular school, will have his choice of good games to attend.
RINGGOLD, Ga. -- Hal Lamb doesn't get to turn on his fiery side often, but the Calhoun High School football coach was more than a little hot as his team trailed 10-7 at Ringgold Friday night.
Lookout Valley's Lady Yellow Jackets will have a "Salute the Troops" day when they host Sale Creek and Ringgold in volleyball Thursday afternoon. Action is scheduled to begin at 4:30 with Lookout Valley against fellow District 6-A member Sale Creek in a nondistrict match.
Jason Fitzgerald is undecided on what the future might hold for Dakota Ricker.
Did you see that Tennessee high school football now has what is believed to be its first female head coach?
Friday, Sept. 26 (All kickoffs at 7:30 Eastern unless noted) * district/region game
Dalton football coach Matt Land was honored before Thursday night's Atlanta Falcons game for earning the NFL team's Community Coach of the Week award.
Storyline: If top quarterback Nick Tiano is back in the lineup, the Red Raiders should be poised to take control of a Knights team that has struggled defensively. Pope John Paul has generated some offense, however.
The Notre Dame basketball teams will play Knoxville Catholic on Dec. 30 in Philips Arena in Atlanta, home of the NBA's Hawks.
McMinn Central continues to surprise in football, and the Chargers pulled out their second biggest win of the season Friday with a 27-26 victory over Grace Christian in Knoxville.
(Coaches, if there are changes to your schedule, please email Ward Gossett at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Malik Talley broke a Scottsboro record that had stood since 1979 and joined his father on Scottsboro's single-game receiving list a couple of weeks ago when he grabbed seven passes for 149 yards against Sparkman.
Storyline: Nick Tiano, the Baylor QB who has committed to Mississippi State, rushed and passed for more than 100 yards in last week's thrilling win over Montgomery Bell Academy, and he may get an early trip to the sideline as he is battling some nagging minor injuries. Brainerd looked better last week in a tight loss to Red Bank and hopes to build on that improved effort.