Rarely is a coaching search this easy for both sides. When the Hixson High School football job came last month, Dan Duff knew he would pursue it. And once he did, school officials knew it was a perfect fit.
The Brainerd and Hixson girls' basketball teams now have played each other three times this season, and the meetings have been decided by a total of four points. Yet the series has gone entirely Brainerd's way.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Garrick Hall was sick before the Tennessee state wrestling championships.
Top 11 team scores: 1. Cleveland 215, 2. Wilson Central 166.5, 3. Bradley Central 141, 4. Ravenwood 132, 5. Soddy-Daisy 120.5, 6. Franklin 108.5, 7. Heritage 102, 8. Clarksville 98.5, 9. Cookeville 96.5, 10. Blackman 84.5, 11. Walker Valley 84.
TSSAA Class AAA state wrestling results
There's no question that Chattanooga area wrestlers will be able to compete in Tennessee's Class AAA state tournament that begins tonight at the Williamson County Agricultural Expo in Franklin.
The Hixson Wildcats ran away with the state's first Region 2-A/AA wrestling championship, scoring 200 points and qualifying 12 for the traditional state tournament this week, after barely leading a close team race going into Saturday.
The first day of the Region 2-A/AA wrestling tournament wrapped up Friday night with the host Hixson Wildcats atop the leaderboard with 54.5 points.
Brainerd's girls snatched away victory Friday.
The goal at Hixson High School hasn’t changed. Coach Garrick Hall and the Wildcats want to win the region wrestling tournament.
The area's busiest Tennessee campuses during signing day were Baylor and East Hamilton, which had five players each who signed scholarships Wednesday.
No more Soddy-Daisy or Ooltewah wrestlers but the competition figures to be just as stiff in the Region 2-A/AA tournament Friday and Saturday at Hixson.
For all of Central's fourth-quarter woes this high school basketball season, the other six girls' teams in District 6-AA would gladly trade places with the Lady Purple Pounders.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Region 4 may be the state's toughest for Class AAA wrestling, but the chances of advancing more than two to the state duals is tougher.
The Hixson wrestling team arrived early in Franklin for the TSSAA state dual championships that begin this afternoon, but the Wildcats and the rest of the Chattanooga-area contingent have had to overcome weather issues and school closings.