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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.

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.

Preview of tonight's Chattanooga area high school football matchups

Published Oct. 14 2016

Previewing each of tonight's prep football games

Myles Ratliff leads Hixson's Wildcats past Central Pounders, 38-9 [photos]

Published Oct. 8 2016

With the Hixson defense setting the tone early, its success set up bruising senior running back Myles Ratliff for a...

Preview of each of tonight's prep football matchups

Published Oct. 7 2016


Red Bank wins District 6-AA volleyball tournament

Published Oct. 5 2016

Many coaches preach having a short-term memory when it comes to plays on the court, but for Red Bank's volleyball...

Previews of all of tonight's area high school football matchups

Published Sep. 30 2016


Zay Brown's big night keeps Red Bank Lions rolling

Published Sep. 24 2016

On the surface, football may seem to have little to do with science, but Red Bank found the perfect formula...

Tonight's area high school football matchups

Published Sep. 23 2016

Overview of each of tonight's area prep football matchups

Prep Notebook: Bradley Central QB Cole Copeland breaks more records, Central's Curtis has fifth offer and more

Published Sep. 23 2016

Bradley Central quarterback Cole Copeland has added two more school records to his tally, bringing the number now to nine.

East Ridge Pioneers hold off injury-plagued Purple Pounders, 13-6

Published Sep. 10 2016

The host Pioneers needed a safety and a Traniel Moore touchdown in the fourth quarter to stagger away with a...

Tonight's Chattanooga area high school football matchups

Published Sep. 9 2016


Central, Howard enjoy first wins for new coaches

Published Sep. 9 2016

At least two area high school programs are no longer feeling the heat of a losing streak.

Tonight's Chattanooga area high school football matchups

Published Sep. 2 2016

Previewing tonight's prep football matchups.

Tonight's area high school football previews

Published Aug. 26 2016

Previewing tonight's matchups.

Sports Editor Stephen Hargis' bold predictions for the new prep football season

Published Aug. 19 2016

As another prep football season gets underway, I'm certainly thankful to have a job I still get excited about after...

Sweet 16: Area prep football by the numbers

Published Aug. 19 2016

As the 2016 high school football season kicks off, here are 16 numbers to remember.

Stephen Hargis and son tour 20-plus area teams on first day of high school football practice

Published Jul. 26 2016

It's one of the longest work days of the year for me — touring 20-plus area football teams on the...

Akia Harris says Hamilton Heights prepared her well

Published Jun. 8 2016

There was an Akia Harris sighting Tuesday.


Eagles, Lady Lions surprise region-final participants

Published May. 18 2016

Rhea County and Red Bank appeared early to be teams going nowhere but quick exits from their respective district baseball...

Parrott, Lady Pounders edge Polk County, 2-0

Published May. 17 2016

The light switch is officially back on for the Central Lady Pounders softball team.