Grace Academy

The last Friday of Tennessee's high school football regular season has numerous coaches changing their postgame rituals.

Storyline: The District 7-AA championship is on the line. Signal can take it with a win while Sequatchie would need to win and Grundy County beat Notre Dame to get it.

(Coaches are invited to make nominations. Send an e-mail to Ward Gossett at by 6 p.m. each Saturday.)

Notre Dame coach Jim Schermerhorn felt victory in Saturday's soccer match was going to take his Lady Irish making one more play than their opponent, Grace Academy. And Elizabeth Ciabattone made it.

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Storyline: This is playoff preparation between two ranked teams in different districts, but the same postseason Class 5A grouping.

ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. -- The fate of the McMinn Central girls' soccer team essentially had been in the hands -- and sometimes feet -- of goalkeeper Taylor Young Thursday evening against Grace Academy, so it was fitting that the ball would die there at the end.

ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. -- After scoring twice in the first half Tuesday, Nicole Watson wanted a third goal really badly. She wanted it too much perhaps, because she missed a pair of close attempts.

How many more years are non-scholarship private schools that are in Tennessee's Division I with public schools going to stay, or be allowed to stay?

If you know of a 2013 football schedule change, please notify Ward Gossett at

(Coaches are invited to make nominations. Send an email to Ward Gossett at by 6 p.m. each Saturday.)

Two things were very evident Friday night following Silverdale Baptist Academy's 42-7 homecoming victory over rival Grace Academy: Lincoln Phillips is a man among boys on the football field, and Grace might need an aspirin or six to make it through the weekend.

  • Oct. 19th, 2013  |
  • By By James Beach

Storyline: The teams have three common opponents — each beat Pope John Paul II and McCallie and lost to Montgomery Bell Academy.

Any grumblings about the 120-yard sprints East Ridge soccer coach Jeremy McIntyre put his team through won't be nearly as audible today. Thursday evening, the Lady Pioneers saw the big payoff.

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