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Brainerd, Central square off for fifth time

Published Mar. 2 2015

If familiarity does in fact breed contempt, then the city's most heated high school basketball rivalry is now undeniably Brainerd...

Pounders lose 'mo-jo' but hold off Loudon

Published Feb. 28 2015

Rick Rogers didn't get his team's best performance, but the Central boys' basketball coach got what he wanted.

Historic prep game was felt far beyond sports world

Published Feb. 27 2015

On the surface, it was only a game. Like thousands played before and countless more since, it was just a...

Interracial game 50 years ago still 'a big deal'

Published Feb. 27 2015

Down at Bear's Barbershop, just off Alton Park Boulevard, the only thing sharper than the scissors are the opinions when...

Weather headaches hit prep tourneys in Tennessee, Georgia

Published Feb. 26 2015

More than a week of inclement weather, and threat of more snow approaching the Chattanooga area, has begun to threaten...

Central ready for regional path

Published Feb. 24 2015

Rick Rogers closed practice rather quickly on Monday. He had to shoo the Central Purple Pounders out of the gym...

Central boys, Brainerd girls win 6-AA finals

Published Feb. 20 2015

Central boys' basketball coach Rick Rogers turned to his bench in the third quarter and stated the obvious.

Basketball tourneys pushed back further

Published Feb. 17 2015

Because of weather concerns Monday and Hamilton County schools also being out today, several area district basketball tournaments have been...

Central holds on, faces Brainerd for 6-AA title

Published Feb. 15 2015

Walking onto the court after halftime, his team well in control with a 22-point lead, Central basketball coach Rick Rogers...

UT's Serrano to speak at Rhea baseball banquet and more area high school sports news

Published Jan. 27 2015

University of Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano will be the speaker for Rhea County's preseason baseball banquet on March 9...

Central fends off Tyner in 6-AA clash

Published Jan. 21 2015

Central did the necessary things late to hang on and defeat Tyner 60-58 in a District 6-AA boys' high school...

Beavers, Brainerd overwhelm Pounders

Published Jan. 17 2015

There's still plenty of magic within the four walls Brainerd High School's old gym.

Central lays foundation for premier A/AA event

Published Jan. 11 2015

Reconstruction of the Central Invitational wrestling tournament, which the host Purple Pounders won Saturday, is officially under way.

Wrestling education has begun anew for Bradley's Creagan

Published Jan. 9 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- One of Bradley Central's most decorated wrestlers has returned home and, spurning a career in law, has...

Royal joy hasn't erased royal pain for Central senior Rogers

Published Jan. 9 2015

Central High School's Madison Rogers vividly remembers Oct. 17, 2014. It was the worst day of her life. And perhaps...

Central High School Pounders favored to win their tournament

Published Jan. 9 2015

The state's oldest high school wrestling tournament takes place Saturday at Central High School, beginning at 9 a.m.

Soddy-Daisy Showdown has 15 wrestling teams

Published Jan. 2 2015

The annual Soddy-Daisy Showdown, a 15-team double-elimination wrestling tournament, is scheduled to begin at 9:30 Saturday morning.

Hayes, Pounders topple Brainerd for third place

Published Dec. 30 2014

All Terron Hayes wanted for his birthday was a win over Brainerd, but if history is any indicator, that's about...

Hawks hold off pesky Pounders, 61-54

Published Dec. 28 2014

Coming into the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament as first-time participants and with a lot of fanfare,...

Montgomery dunks propel Central to 20-point win

Published Dec. 27 2014

Despite a nearly full gym and a 10-point lead, Central basketball coach Rick Rogers sensed a general lack of excitement...

Clemons paces deep Baylor team past Signal

Published Dec. 27 2014

High-scoring juniors Kaleigh Clemons and Aryn Sanders headlined the opening game of the Best of Preps high school basketball tournament...

Ado throwing a block party for Hamilton Heights

Published Dec. 25 2014

The most important thing to Hamilton Heights' Abduhlhakim Ado is his team's success.

Tourney title takes Tornado to 12-0

Published Dec. 23 2014

McCallie basketball coach John Shulman expressed that his players are invested in the team this season. Whatever investments they've made...