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The area's busiest Tennessee campuses during signing day were Baylor and East Hamilton, which had five players each who signed scholarships Wednesday.

All high school sporting events in the Chattanooga area were called off because of Tuesday's snowstorm, creating more scheduling problems on top of those caused previously by unusually cold temperatures.

Wilson Central never has won a state wrestling championship, and the upstart Wildcats were on the short end of a record-setting 78-4 beatdown a year ago.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — It's not that Greg Brown doesn't enjoy seeing his basketball team pummel another opponent, but the Northwest Whitfield girls' coach knows things are about to get a whole lot tighter.

TowBoatUS Chickamauga Lake, owned and operated by Capt. Shane O'Neil and his wife, Stacey, was honored as this year's Tower of the Year at the BoatUS Towing Service Annual Conference in Clearwater, Fla.

Shane Turner had high hopes when he assumed the head-coaching duties for Red Bank's wrestling program.

ELLIJAY, Ga. — For the first time since Georgia started crowning wrestling duals champions, the extreme northwest Georgia area will not have a representative from its largest region at next week's state tournament.

The Chattanooga area is well represented in all classifications of this year’s Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state football teams.

While the optimum goal was not reached for either school, both the Ooltewah boys and Heritage girls believe they will be better off having competed in the Best of Preps basketball tournament the past three days.

How Baylor's girls pulled away from Heritage on Friday wasn't exactly pretty: a basket here, a stop there. Yet they're in the same position as they were a year ago -- in the Times Free Press Best of Preps tournament final.

Heritage accomplished two goals Thursday in the school's first appearance in the Best of Preps basketball tournament.

With the goal of being crowned champions Saturday night, eight girls' teams and eight boys' teams begin play today in the 2013 version of the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament at Chattanooga State.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — As her teammates patted her on the back and chanted "MVP, MVP," Calhoun's Jana Johns flashed a shy smile and shrugged her shoulders when asked to describe the final few seconds of Saturday's game.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Eddie Bryant admits the first three seasons of leading the Heritage High School girls' basketball program was a test of his patience.

There will be plenty of familiar faces at this year's Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament, including Baylor's girls and McCallie back to defend last year's titles.

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