Memorable TSSAA Spring Fling performances by area athletes and teams
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Chattanooga Football Club's stay in the 100th U.S. Open Cup was a short one, though there was nothing short about its first-round game Tuesday night at Macpherson Stadium.
While traditional spring sports such as baseball, softball and track are winding down, the Southern tradition of spring football practice is just kicking off at many tri-state area schools.
The only consistent thing about the Cleveland High School soccer team this season is that the Blue Raiders have been inconsistent.
EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — Soddy-Daisy didn't have a lot more hits than Rhea County in their winners-bracket semifinal Tuesday in the District 5-AAA high school softball tournament. But the Lady Trojans definitely had more at the right times.
Either Cleveland showed up an hour early or the District 5-AAA baseball game was delayed an hour.
In the stroke of a single day, Bledsoe County went from being in position for its first district baseball championship in more than two decades to hosting a District 7-AA playoff game Thursday afternoon.
• Hannah Morrison, Marion County: She hit a home run in a 5-1 softball defeat of Whitwell.
Central catcher Ryan Poole is headed to Sewanee, but made it clear that he's going for the academics rather than the baseball.
• Preston Reavis, Sale Creek: He hit a home run and knocked in three runs during the Panthers' 15-1 baseball win over Van Buren County
Chattanooga Christian high school principal and soccer coach Shawn Brower recently announced his resignation, effective at the end of the season.
• Hagen Wilkey, Red Bank: He pitched a 10-strikeout no-hitter as the Lions took a 10-0 District 6-AA baseball victory from East Ridge.
As area track and field athletes begin to hit their stride for a run at qualifying for the postseason, an impressive 21 of the previous top event times or distances were bettered at last week's Optimist Meet at Walker Valley High.
* Dakota Hooker, Sale Creek: He pitched a one-hitter and went 2-for-4 when the Panthers beat Arts & Sciences in baseball.
As coach Jason Lanham said, Monday was a good day to be a Trion Bulldog.