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It looks as if the TSSAA did a fairly decent job this season with its playoff pairings but there always are those items that can be scrutinized.

When Rob Spence left Pikeville on Friday evening, he did so thinking his football team was through for 2014, so the Chattanooga Christian coach got quite a surprise Saturday morning when he received a call saying the Chargers were in the state playoffs.

The Notre Dame girls' soccer team is in the TSSAA Class A/AA state final Saturday after defeating Jackson Christian 2-1 on Thursday at the Richard Siegel complex in Murfreesboro, but Chattanooga Christian fell just short of joining its district rival.

Storyline: The Red Raiders have lost four straight games -- to the state's top three teams in Division II-AA and to an Oakland team ranked among the best in Class 6A -- and are looking for momentum before the playoffs. Defensively, Baylor needs to get better quickly as it has allowed more than 30 points per game in this four-game slide.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Freshman Olivia Hoffman scored a goal in the 26th minute, and the Chattanooga Christian soccer team advanced to the Class A/AA state tournament semifinals with a 1-0 victory over fifth-ranked Hume-Fogg Wednesday at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

Storyline: Since a season-opening loss to Knox Catholic, the Irish have posted eight consecutive wins with an average victory margin of 34 points.

(All kickoffs at 7:30 Eastern unless noted)

The draws were released for this week's TSSAA State Soccer Tournament in Murfreesboro.

Hannah Henry doesn't have a favorite NFL team, but she'll be watching the games on television today.

Sofia Olenchek has been marking off bucket-list accomplishments that senior soccer players rarely scratch off. On Tuesday, the Notre Dame junior soccer player recorded a hat trick.

SMYRNA, Tenn. — Signal Mountain won't be playing nearly as many sets today as it did Thursday. It won't have to.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Ooltewah's Josie Grube claimed her third win of the season, and perhaps her most important to date Thursday.

Storyline: After playing tough against top-ranked Brentwood Academy last week, Baylor has another rugged task in this Division II-AA East/Middle Region game.

Sofia Olenchek has recorded a hat trick or two in her Notre Dame soccer career.

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