East Hamilton

Area high school football coaches have looked, are looking or will look for fit and familiarity in spring practice.

The decision was actually pretty simple for Charles Jabaley and J.R. Davis.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Anyone who thinks Ooltewah isn't playing better softball in the latter part of the 2014 season compared to the first part should've been at Cleveland High School to see the fourth-seeded Lady Owls take on the District 5-AAA tournament's top-seeded team in a winners-bracket semifinal Saturday morning.

As competitive as the District 5-AAA high school softball season was in 2014, it was fitting that the regular-season championship and No. 1 seeding for the district tournament — which starts today — came down to the last game of the regular season.

The Ooltewah soccer team didn't have to be great for 80 minutes Tuesday afternoon in its District 5-AAA match against East Hamilton.

After down-to-the-wire regular-season races, Chattanooga-area high school baseball teams begin their seasons of no return this week.

East Hamilton and Soddy-Daisy could be headed for a showdown Monday at Soddy-Daisy for the regular-season championship in District 5-AAA softball.

Sam Eberle fielded a disappointing, if not devastating, call in January.

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.

Host Soddy-Daisy held off a late challenge by Wilson Central in the Gold final of the 24th Lady Trojan Classic high school softball tournament Saturday at Soddy Lake Kids' Park and edged the Lady Wildcats 3-2 for the championship.

Eric Hart is proving himself right while proving others wrong.

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.

John Millard has resigned as head soccer coach at East Hamilton, effective at the end of the 2014 boys' season. He will move into an administrative role at Battle Ground Academy.

Brie Levy lived out the dream of every batter Monday at East Hamilton.

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

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