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Late rallies hurt Central in opening-round defeat

Published May. 24 2017

There have been times this high school softball season in which Central scored a run and pitcher Brooke Parrott made...

Brooke Parrott central figure in Lady Purple Pounders' state quest

Published May. 23 2017

It's a good thing for the Central High School softball program that Brooke Parrott is — or at least was...

Brooke Parrott's arm, Tatum Morgan's bat have Pounders state-bound

Published May. 19 2017

Senior Brooke Parrott has been a key contributor for Central softball, particularly throughout the TSSAA playoffs, and that was the...


Parrott, Central win fourth region softball title in a row

Published May. 18 2017

When Central's Lady Purple Pounders scored a run in their first at-bat in Wednesday night's Region 3-AA softball championship game,...

Walker Waters pitches Pounders into Region 3-AA final

Published May. 16 2017

Glen Carter was finally able to wash away all those previous trips to Sequoyah.

Lady Pounders edge McMinn Central, 2-0

Published May. 16 2017

What trouble Central pitcher Brooke Parrott found herself in Monday, she managed to get herself out of.

Ten Chattanooga area prep teams in baseball region semis today

Published May. 15 2017

More than any time of the year, the postseason is about contributions, and likely from every player who slips on...

Brooke Parrott paces Central Lady Pounders to 6-AA softball title

Published May. 11 2017

Aside from a couple of high-fives exchanged among teammates as they walked off the field, it was nearly impossible to...

Hixson gets up from knockdown to capture 6-AA baseball title

Published May. 10 2017

It took a rather painful wake-up call, one that lasted for seven innings, but Hixson finally captured its third District...

Central erupts late for 8-0 softball win over East Ridge

Published May. 9 2017

The tension surrounding the District 6-AA softball winners-bracket final Monday at Hixson suddenly lifted as Central's bottled-up offense finally exploded.

Baylor eighth-grader Ace Sellers throws no hitter against Central High School [photos]

Published Apr. 28 2017

Baylor eighth-grader Ace Sellers proved Thursday that there was more than one captivating pitcher in the Lady Red Raiders' high...

Sixth-inning pressure wins for Central [photos]

Published Apr. 21 2017

Central won a pitchers' duel Thursday. Or more precisely, won a defensive duel.


Kolby Hinshaw homer gives Central 6-AA advantage

Published Apr. 12 2017

Even with four district games to be played, the feeling in both dugouts Tuesday at Hixson was that this was...

Hixson overcomes mistakes, Purple Pounders

Published Apr. 5 2017

It wasn't a matter of if there were going to be any mistakes, but rather which team could overcome them.

Pitching for a car, efficient Asa Blake paces Cleveland victory [photos]

Published Mar. 24 2017

Asa Blake picked up his first varsity baseball pitching victory Thursday with a one-hitter against Central in Cleveland's 12-0 opening-round...

Chattanooga area basketball teams ready for district tournaments

Published Feb. 13 2017

If the regular season was any indication, the two Class AA basketball districts in which all the teams are from...

Central coach, school board stand by prayer after Freedom from Religion group files complaint

Published Feb. 2 2017

This incident prompted the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an organization that works to protect the separation of church and state,...

TSWA 4A, 3A all-state football teams include seven Chattanooga area players

Published Dec. 28 2016

The Tennessee Sports Writers Association has released its 2016 all-state football teams for Class 4A and Class 3A, and the...

Rams, Lady Lions win Best of Preps third-place games

Published Dec. 24 2016

One night after a disappointing loss to a district rival, and with leading scorer Kevin Cameron sidelined with a bruised...

Roundup of Best of Preps consolation games [photos]

Published Dec. 23 2016

Notre Dame's girls did an overnight about-face before the second day of the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball...

Fast-starting McCallie too much for Central in Best of Preps tourney rematch [photos]

Published Dec. 21 2016

McCallie, the 2015 Best of Preps basketball tournament champion, put on a dominating show for the first 13 minutes of...


Second quarter the difference as Baylor girls glide past Central in Best of Preps tournament

Published Dec. 21 2016

Baylor started slowly, like a basketball team whose players had burned midnight oil cramming for semester exams.

Best of Preps basketball tournament features most talented field to date

Published Dec. 2 2016

For area high school basketball fans, Christmas will come a few days early this year.