MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — While they didn't look overwhelmed by the state tournament, Meigs County's young softball Lady Tigers certainly went through some growing pains here in their two games.
Memorable TSSAA Spring Fling performances by area athletes and teams
East Hamilton wasted little time in retaking the lead after Meigs County tied the score in the top of the sixth inning in Wednesday's Region 3-AA high school softball final at East Hamilton.
In his first season as Sale Creek head softball coach, longtime Soddy-Daisy coach Clifford Kirk has guided the Lady Panthers to within one win of a spot in the state tournament.
While traditional spring sports such as baseball, softball and track are winding down, the Southern tradition of spring football practice is just kicking off at many tri-state area schools.
* Lauren Lewis, Baylor: She went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs in a 12-0 softball win over Brentwood Academy.
Corey Swafford, GPS: She allowed no hits and struck out six in three innings on the mound as GPS topped Ensworth, 4-0.
* Liana Rodrigues, Arts & Sciences: A sixth-inning walk prevented her from pitching a perfect game against Boyd-Buchanan and she had 14 strikeouts for the Lady Patriots, who won 3-0 to move to 8-0 in District 5-A. They won the first district regular-season softball title in school history.
In the stroke of a single day, Bledsoe County went from being in position for its first district baseball championship in more than two decades to hosting a District 7-AA playoff game Thursday afternoon.
• Hannah Morrison, Marion County: She hit a home run in a 5-1 softball defeat of Whitwell.
* Katie Delay, Boyd-Buchanan: She won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles when the Lady Bucs beat Silverdale Baptist Academy 9-0 in girls' tennis.
* Thatcher Smith, Boyd-Buchanan: He was 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the Bucs' 8-7 baseball win over Silverdale.
• Preston Reavis, Sale Creek: He hit a home run and knocked in three runs during the Panthers' 15-1 baseball win over Van Buren County
Chattanooga Christian high school principal and soccer coach Shawn Brower recently announced his resignation, effective at the end of the season.
• Hagen Wilkey, Red Bank: He pitched a 10-strikeout no-hitter as the Lions took a 10-0 District 6-AA baseball victory from East Ridge.