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Lady Pounders extend Welch's career

Published May. 16 2015

Ally Welch came into the Central High School softball family as the lone freshman and will depart it as the...

Parrott, Lady Pounders down Polk 5-2

Published May. 14 2015

Central's Brooke Parrott did not need to look far for a reminder of how potent the Polk County softball lineup...

Brooke Parrott, Central pound Sequoyah 10-4 in Region 3-AA softball semifinals

Published May. 12 2015

Sequoyah softball coach Courtney Self chuckled after seeing her team end its season in the Region 3-AA semifinals for the...

Flat Pounders fall 6-1 to Sequoyah

Published May. 12 2015

Sequoyah moves on in baseball.

Central Purple Pounders pounce early, earn 6-AA title

Published May. 7 2015

As they gathered for the team picture just off the infield at Red Bank to mark their first District 6-AA...

Kaili Crawley grunts Lady Pounders to District 6-AA title

Published May. 6 2015

Central softball catcher Kaili Crawley isn't a big fan of tennis, but she's familiar with the grunts made by the...

Pounders edge Hixson to clinch region berth

Published May. 5 2015

Central senior pitching ace Bret Hardy was confident his teammates would bridge the final 90 feet to defeat Hixson for...

District 6-AA tournaments force extra focus

Published May. 1 2015

The weather is finally warming up -- or at least drying out -- just in time for area district softball...

Fowler, Pounders top Hixson for 6-AA title

Published Apr. 16 2015

Central coaches and players just shook their heads after splitting District 6-AA baseball series with Tyner and Red Bank.

Some greater Chattanooga area district baseball races still undecided

Published Apr. 16 2015

With district baseball tournaments scheduled to start the first week in May, just three teams have secured championships in Chattanooga-area...

Grampp, Parrott pace 4-0 Central win

Published Apr. 10 2015

Central's Alexis Grampp came through with a big blast in the bottom of the first inning of Thursday's District 6-AA...

Oak Hill Academy set for McCallie basketball tournament

Published Apr. 8 2015

The most recognized high school basketball program in the nation is coming to Chattanooga. Perennial national power Oak Hill Academy,...

Twelve area basketball players TSWA all-state

Published Apr. 5 2015

Twelve area players are included among the Tennessee Sports Writers Association's all-state basketball teams, including two each from the Brainerd,...

Softball tournaments getting greater Chattanooga area teams ready

Published Apr. 4 2015

Tori Barnes put the Friday morning loss behind her in a hurry.

Lady Pounders beat rain, East Ridge

Published Mar. 27 2015

The rain stayed away just long enough for Central to defeat East Ridge 7-1 in District 6-AA softball Thursday.

Best of Preps basketball field announced

Published Mar. 27 2015

For area high school basketball fans Christmas will come a day late, but it'll be worth the wait.

'Battle of Chickamauga High School Classic' lures competitors with $25,000 prize

Published Mar. 26 2015

An entry from Grand Haven, Mich., and two from Indiana are among the 110 boats lined up as of Tuesday...

Purple Pounders go extra to reach state; fourth game in five days stretches to two OTs

Published Mar. 4 2015

Rick Rogers tossed his clipboard so high in the air it almost hit the rafters in the Chattanooga State gymnasium.

Tre Tiller leads Central in region-final win

Published Mar. 3 2015

Three years ago, Central coach Rick Rogers may not have been able to predict his boys' basketball team would hoist...

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...