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Area teams advance in prep golf playoffs

Published Sep. 29 2015

Carly Swabe is well on her way to accomplishing her senior-season goal -- getting to the golf state tournament.

Red Bank outlasts Central for homecoming win

Published Sep. 26 2015

Red Bank and Central have started the season slowly.

Trojans' Justin Cooke keeps on rolling vs. Central

Published Aug. 29 2015

Justin Cooke picked up where he left off in last week's season opener by throwing long touchdown passes again on...


Notre Dame scores final 25 in 40-6 victory

Published Aug. 22 2015

Two things were very apparent at Central High School following Notre Dame's 40-6 victory over the host Purple Pounders in...

A recommendation of where to be on coming Friday nights

Published Aug. 21 2015

The time has finally and officially arrived. No more preseason prognostications, and the Times Free Press's preview section was there...

Prep Notebook: Grider, Campbell, Ellis among coaches resuming or assuming head coaching positions

Published Aug. 21 2015

Ten coaches begin or resume their high school football head coaching careers tonight or next week in new surroundings.

Central Purple Pounders

Published Aug. 21 2015

There is a lot of teaching happening in Harrison.

Ooltewah, Rhea County impressive in prep jamboree

Published Aug. 16 2015

The styles couldn't be more different, but the results were very similar as Ooltewah's fast-paced offense and Rhea County's grind-it-out...

McCallie clips Irish on long fumble return in jamboree

Published Aug. 15 2015

Shawn McColley's eyes widened and all he could think was, "Don't drop it."

Prep tour: 20 schools visited on first day of TSSAA pads practice

Published Jul. 28 2015

It's one of the longest but most enjoyable work days of the year for me.

Connie Hay 'an inspiration' for Central athletes at age 90

Published Jul. 24 2015

There are not many places to eat that have been around longer than Connie Hay, but he and his wife,...

Prep Notes: Wampler new leader for Whitwell defense

Published Jul. 13 2015

David Wampler has been hired as defensive coordinator at Whitwell High School.


State titles abundant for Best of Preps coach finalists

Published Jun. 1 2015

Winning a state championship wasn't a prerequisite for being named a finalist for the 2015 Scrappy Moore coach of the...

Hamilton County trio fall in losers-bracket finals

Published May. 23 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Advancing to a softball state championship game from the losers-bracket final didn't work out for three Hamilton...

Ooltewah, Central keep winning

Published May. 21 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Lady Purple Pounders were getting soaked in the hotel pool. The Lady Owls were getting wet...

Central sets tournament record in softball victory at Spring Fling

Published May. 20 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Lady Purple Pounders lived up to their nickname and set a state softball tournament record.

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...