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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.


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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.

Parrott, Central force extra 6-AA softball final

Published May. 11 2016

A brief flashback to how hard a team has to work for success never hurt anyone. Just ask Central softball...

TSWA all-state basketball teams include 14 area players

Published May. 11 2016

Seven boys and seven girls from the Chattanooga area have been named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state basketball...

Wood, Lady Lions nip Pounders in eight innings, 1-0

Published May. 10 2016

If Red Bank's softball team was anything Monday, it was persistent.

Carver wins pitchers' duel, Hixson advances with 2-1 win over Central

Published May. 10 2016

Brandon Carver scattered seven hits, striking out eight batters, as Hixson secured a Region 3-AA baseball berth with a 2-1...

Central falls to Fulton in state basketball tournament quarterfinals

Published Mar. 17 2016

Despite rallying from a 12-point second-half deficit to briefly lead late in the fourth quarter, Central could not hold on...

Area teams look to end state tournament dry spell

Published Mar. 16 2016

As the TSSAA boys' state basketball tournament tips off today, Walker Valley, Brainerd and Central will not only be chasing...

Central High School names former Mr. Football finalist as new head football coach

Published Mar. 11 2016

Central High School has named former assistant Cortney Braswell as its new head football coach. Braswell, 28, has been an...

Pounders win 47-45, return to state tournament

Published Mar. 8 2016

With the final possession and the clock running down as Chattanooga Central led 47-45, Upperman had the game plan: Get...

Brainerd wears down depleted Central, wins Region 3-AA title

Published Mar. 4 2016

Central boys' basketball coach Rick Rogers wore a purple hooded sweatshirt to what he deemed a "dress rehearsal" for Monday...

Brainerd, Central set up Region 3-AA title showdown

Published Mar. 2 2016

It took a little extra effort late, but the stage is set for the fourth round of this year's Brainerd/Central...

Brainerd finally beats Central for District 6-AA title

Published Feb. 24 2016

The small trophy in his hands was recognition of how well he had played throughout the District 6-AA basketball tournament....

Red Bank a favorite for Region 2-A/AA championship

Published Feb. 11 2016

The signs have been there. Red Bank High School's wrestling program didn't just burst from a phone booth on its...

Nation's best prep hoops team coming to town for Dr Pepper 10 Classic

Published Feb. 5 2016

The nation's most recognized high school basketball program will be in the Scenic City this weekend as part of a...

Central football coach Gary Bloodsaw relieved of duties

Published Feb. 3 2016

Central High School again is looking for a football coach.


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McCallie runs away with Best of Preps tournament title

Published Dec. 30 2015

It was a recurring theme during the three days of the Best of Preps Basketball Tournament at Chattanooga State, and...

Baylor boys, Meigs girls finish third in Best of Preps

Published Dec. 30 2015

Baylor took control in the fourth quarter and won the third-place boys' game 50-43 over Tyner in the Best of...