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Baylor eighth-grader Ace Sellers throws no hitter against Central High School [photos]

Published Apr. 28 2017

Baylor eighth-grader Ace Sellers proved Thursday that there was more than one captivating pitcher in the Lady Red Raiders' high...

Sixth-inning pressure wins for Central [photos]

Published Apr. 21 2017

Central won a pitchers' duel Thursday. Or more precisely, won a defensive duel.

Kolby Hinshaw homer gives Central 6-AA advantage

Published Apr. 12 2017

Even with four district games to be played, the feeling in both dugouts Tuesday at Hixson was that this was...

Hixson overcomes mistakes, Purple Pounders

Published Apr. 5 2017

It wasn't a matter of if there were going to be any mistakes, but rather which team could overcome them.

Pitching for a car, efficient Asa Blake paces Cleveland victory [photos]

Published Mar. 24 2017

Asa Blake picked up his first varsity baseball pitching victory Thursday with a one-hitter against Central in Cleveland's 12-0 opening-round...

Chattanooga area basketball teams ready for district tournaments

Published Feb. 13 2017

If the regular season was any indication, the two Class AA basketball districts in which all the teams are from...

Central coach, school board stand by prayer after Freedom from Religion group files complaint

Published Feb. 2 2017

This incident prompted the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an organization that works to protect the separation of church and state,...

TSWA 4A, 3A all-state football teams include seven Chattanooga area players

Published Dec. 28 2016

The Tennessee Sports Writers Association has released its 2016 all-state football teams for Class 4A and Class 3A, and the...

Rams, Lady Lions win Best of Preps third-place games

Published Dec. 24 2016

One night after a disappointing loss to a district rival, and with leading scorer Kevin Cameron sidelined with a bruised...

Roundup of Best of Preps consolation games [photos]

Published Dec. 23 2016

Notre Dame's girls did an overnight about-face before the second day of the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball...

Fast-starting McCallie too much for Central in Best of Preps tourney rematch [photos]

Published Dec. 21 2016

McCallie, the 2015 Best of Preps basketball tournament champion, put on a dominating show for the first 13 minutes of...

Second quarter the difference as Baylor girls glide past Central in Best of Preps tournament

Published Dec. 21 2016

Baylor started slowly, like a basketball team whose players had burned midnight oil cramming for semester exams.

Best of Preps basketball tournament features most talented field to date

Published Dec. 2 2016

For area high school basketball fans, Christmas will come a few days early this year.

Prep Notebook: Hanna Land to Cleveland State

Published Dec. 2 2016

Defending state champ Bradley Central heads a 14-team field lined up for the Ooltewah Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday.

Veteran Rams control Central in season opener, 64-47

Published Nov. 23 2016

Tyner has a veteran team this high school basketball season, and the Rams looked like it Tuesday in their season...

Red Bank coordinator a mentor to two local coaches making playoff debut

Published Nov. 4 2016

Braswell and Mathis turned to Charles Weems for a daylong confab on the ins and outs of head coaching. Currently...

Tennessee prep football playoff previews: Week 1

Published Nov. 4 2016

(All kickoffs at 7 p.m. local time)

Unbeaten Sequatchie County heads Chattanooga area's 23-team TSSAA playoff contingent

Published Oct. 30 2016

For the first time in 20 years, Sequatchie County has a 10-win football season, and the Indians have done it...

Area Prep Playoff Picture: Complex three-way tie possible in Region 6-AAAA

Published Oct. 28 2016

The playoff picture in northwest Georgia became a bit clearer in three of its regions following last Friday, but one...

Senior D.J. Baxter shines in last home game as Central earns playoff berth

Published Oct. 22 2016

For Central standout D.J. Baxter, the senior's best all-around performance in his final home football game will not be one...

Previews of tonight's area prep football games

Published Oct. 21 2016

A preview for each of tonight's local prep football matchups.


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Central Purple Pounders back to work after 'complete game' win

Published Oct. 21 2016

When Central beat East Hamilton in football last week, it actually was the third time the Purple Pounders had accomplished...

Central breaks through for emotional victory over East Hamilton

Published Oct. 15 2016

A struggling team's will to win should never be ignored. Just ask the Central Purple Pounders.