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The starter's gun not only signifies the beginning of today's pentathlon and the Spring Fling state tournament, but is also the first step of a very busy week for Baylor's Selena Popp. The junior will attempt to become the first track & field athlete in school history to repeat as pentathlon state champion when that event kicks off the week-long Spring Fling today at Middle Tennessee State University.

The biggest issue facing high school sports in more than a decade is still months from being decided, but if the Chattanooga area is any indication there is a clear consensus on the public-school/private-school debate.

Over and over, after practices and during breakdowns, Central High School's softball team repeated its goal: Win the last game. Unfortunately for the Lady Purple Pounders, they will not get the chance.

  • May 17th, 2014  |
  • By By Idris Garcia

BENTON, Tenn. — It took a wild pitch in the 10th-inning international tiebreaker but a champion was finally declared Wednesday in the Region 3-AA high school softball tournament at Polk County.

The Central High School softball team set a goal for this week: Win three games.

At least two area district champions face uphill battles today in region baseball semifinals.

Area high school football coaches have looked, are looking or will look for fit and familiarity in spring practice.

Central High School's softball team held off a late Hixson rally to claim a 6-4 victory for the District 6-AA tournament championship Tuesday evening.

  • May 7th, 2014  |
  • By Idris Garcia

Hixson put its fate in the hands of a freshman and Tanner Moylan responded in a big way, striking out 11 on his way to an eight-inning, 2-1 victory over Central in the District 6-AA baseball tournament Monday night.

The 2014 Central softball team matched what the previous two Lady Purple Pounders teams did in winning the District 6-AA high school regular season. But Monday at Central, this year's Lady Pounders team did one better.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Fans of the Boyd-Buchanan girls' tennis team were very quiet Friday afternoon during the finals of the District 5-A/AA individual tournament at Lee University. In part because they just didn't know whom to cheer for.

After down-to-the-wire regular-season races, Chattanooga-area high school baseball teams begin their seasons of no return this week.

Dakota Fowler pitched a two-hitter and Matt Ford stroked a two-run homer to lead Central to District 6-AA baseball's regular season championship.

The last time that Polk County High School's softball team won a regular-season district title, "Schindler's List" won the Academy Award for best motion picture that year. The theme from "Aladdin" won best song at the Grammy Awards. And no player on Polk's current regular-season-championship team was born yet.

Four teams went 3-0 on Friday in the opening day of Soddy-Daisy's 24th Lady Trojan Classic high school softball tournament, including the host team.

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