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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.

Tyler Biddle came up with a surprise Thursday.

Eric Hart is proving himself right while proving others wrong.

GPS competed in a softball tournament on a Friday, so all coach Susan Crownover was looking for was the usual.

Brett Hardy pitched a no-hitter for four innings, but all he could do in the seventh was wipe the sweat from his brow as Red Bank made a stiff comeback push in the District 6-AA baseball game.

Central High School principal Finley King may have found a jewel to extricate the Purple Pounders from a sticky situation.

The injured mouth and dental repair for one player and the staples in the head of another eventually will be forgotten, but Arts & Sciences baseball coaches, players, administrators and fans never will forget the heart-felt hospitality and sympathy extended by host Marion County after two Patriots players collided during a game last week.

Central High School again is looking for a football coach.

Central might be the only high softball team in District 6-AA with an overall winning record, but the Lady Purple Pounders still have work to do to win the league's regular-season championship and earn the top seeding for the district tournament.

Kyler Burke is currently at home, and no offense to his wife, parents or brother, but there are places he'd rather be.

Tyler Payne passed up four solid NCAA Division I baseball offers. The McCallie junior decided instead to continue his career at Lee University.

The result was worth the wait, according to Central High School administrators.

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