Memorable TSSAA Spring Fling performances by area athletes and teams
The East Hamilton boys' soccer team has had a year to stew over its last loss to a Class A/AA opponent. Saturday the Hurricanes made the most of the opportunity to exact some revenge under the same circumstances.
The Notre Dame boys' soccer team would have many reasons to be tired of facing its chief rival three times a year — twice in postseason championship matches. According to William DeBarge, though, the Chattanooga Christian Chargers always are a welcome sight.
During the 2012 football season, East Hamilton football coach Ted Gatewood was blessed with some talent at the tight end position. It turns out that Hurricanes tennis coach Michael Jackson was, too.
While traditional spring sports such as baseball, softball and track are winding down, the Southern tradition of spring football practice is just kicking off at many tri-state area schools.
* Liana Rodrigues, Arts & Sciences: A sixth-inning walk prevented her from pitching a perfect game against Boyd-Buchanan and she had 14 strikeouts for the Lady Patriots, who won 3-0 to move to 8-0 in District 5-A. They won the first district regular-season softball title in school history.
In the stroke of a single day, Bledsoe County went from being in position for its first district baseball championship in more than two decades to hosting a District 7-AA playoff game Thursday afternoon.
The Chattanooga Christian girls' tennis team picked a perfect time to put together the almost perfect match.
• Hannah Morrison, Marion County: She hit a home run in a 5-1 softball defeat of Whitwell.
* Thatcher Smith, Boyd-Buchanan: He was 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the Bucs' 8-7 baseball win over Silverdale.
After 22 seasons, John Visser is stepping aside as baseball coach at Chattanooga Christian School.
• Preston Reavis, Sale Creek: He hit a home run and knocked in three runs during the Panthers' 15-1 baseball win over Van Buren County
Chattanooga Christian high school principal and soccer coach Shawn Brower recently announced his resignation, effective at the end of the season.
• Hagen Wilkey, Red Bank: He pitched a 10-strikeout no-hitter as the Lions took a 10-0 District 6-AA baseball victory from East Ridge.
Although they had been able to enjoy some individual success over the years, the Signal Mountain tennis teams had not been able to win collective trophies.