As someone who loves high school football, I look forward to the area tour each year. So for the 15th consecutive year, on the first day Tennessee teams are allowed to practice in full pads, I tried to visit as many area schools as possible.
Twelve area players were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state boys' soccer teams that were announced Monday.
TSSAA Division I coaches and athletic directors from high schools in the southeastern part of the state met Thursday at Chattanooga Christian School to discuss football classification proposals and the possibility of a split between public and all private schools.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Even though the debate over a potential public/private school complete split was never mentioned openly during the two days of the TSSAA Board of Control meetings, the subject was discussed during the closed-door session, according to one board member.
While steamrolling the Georgia all-stars for 409 rushing yards in Saturday’s 45-7 win, the Tennessee squad rotated its only six offensive linemen with resounding success.
The running backs wearing the Tennessee all-star uniforms may not light up scoreboards on Saturday afternoons in coming years, but for one last Saturday night they were something very special.
Tad Whitaker has had a busy week, the future University of Tennessee at Chattanooga kicker from East Ridge practicing both football and soccer in preparation for Tennessee-Georgia all-star contests today and Saturday.
Coaches and athletes in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia often lament the fact that there is very little in-season competition between area high school programs in the two states. The TSSAA and the GHSA are on different reclassification cycles, so scheduling interstate contests proves difficult.
East Ridge High School's volleyball team will have someone different on its bench this fall for the first time in 50 years. Terrence Allen will be the successor for Catherine Neely, who announced her retirement as volleyball coach in January.
The biggest issue facing high school sports in more than a decade is still months from being decided, but if the Chattanooga area is any indication there is a clear consensus on the public-school/private-school debate.
The Boyd-Buchanan soccer coaches weren't sure if the Buccaneers would be able to shut out East Ridge, their opponent in the Region 3-A/AA semifinals Tuesday. But they knew if they could slow them down, they'd have a solid chance to advance to Thursday's region final.
DALTON, Ga. — The Southeast Whitfield boys' soccer Raiders found themselves in an unfamiliar position when the playoffs started — at home.
Area high school football coaches have looked, are looking or will look for fit and familiarity in spring practice.
The excitement level for East Ridge soccer coach Jeremy McIntyre was all over the board Thursday evening. His offense produced goals, which he always expects, while his defense pitched a shutout against the Hixson attack.
On almost any other occasion, Red Bank High School baseball coach Trey Hicks might have come close to blowing a gasket.