Hixson

The starter's gun not only signifies the beginning of today's pentathlon and the Spring Fling state tournament, but is also the first step of a very busy week for Baylor's Selena Popp. The junior will attempt to become the first track & field athlete in school history to repeat as pentathlon state champion when that event kicks off the week-long Spring Fling today at Middle Tennessee State University.

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.

Kevin Nguyen and Carl Phillips had a pretty rough beginning to their week, losing in the Region 3-A/AA tennis doubles championship match after holding a one-set lead. The week ended a lot better for them, though.

The Hixson High School baseball team was looking forward to going to the midstate, but the Wildcats would have preferred to do it at next week's Spring Fling in Murfreesboro.

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.

Baseball for decades at Tyner was an afterthought, even a walkover for district opponents.

Jitters were abundant early, but Alex Prewitt and the Hixson Wildcats settled in to earn a 10-4 victory over Loudon High School in a messy Region 3-AA baseball semifinal Monday. It included 10 total errors.

  • May 13th, 2014  |
  • By Idris Garcia

Matti Sue Nafie and Emily Wilt attributed last season's loss in the finals of the Region 3-A/AA individual doubles tournament to nerves. Monday afternoon, a couple of pre-match "selfies" and a calmer demeanor seemed to eliminate any chance of a repeat.

DALTON, Ga. — The Southeast Whitfield boys' soccer Raiders found themselves in an unfamiliar position when the playoffs started — at home.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — A scary moment became a triumphant one for the Sequatchie County Lady Indians on Monday as they squeezed past Upperman 1-0 in the teams’ Region 4-AA softball semifinal.

At least two area district champions face uphill battles today in region baseball semifinals.

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.

Hixson coach Raul Fernandez drilled his boys' tennis team on a lot of singles this week leading up to Thursday's Region 3-A/AA championship match against Boyd-Buchanan. The hard work paid off.

Ice littered the grass in front of the Hixson High School dugout after first-year head coach Colton Green received his Gatorade bath, and senior Alex Prewitt tightly clenched the District 6-AA championship plaque while he posed for pictures with his team, hardly able to contain his excitement as they all "held up their ones."

  • May 8th, 2014  |
  • By By Idris Garcia

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