Notre Dame

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — With one cross-court winner, any ill memories of last season disappeared for Charles Jabaley and J.R. Davis.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Notre Dame teammates J.R. Davis and Charles Jabaley saw the success of former Signal Mountain doubles partners Forrest Hooten and Adam Wolfe in the 2013 TSSAA tennis tournament and wondered, "Why not us?"

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Notre Dame fell just a little bit short.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Girls Preparatory School tennis team fought, rallied and ultimately prevailed. The Baylor girls persevered.

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.

Two venues and a rain delay later, the Notre Dame girls' tennis team is headed back to Murfreesboro.

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.

Area high school football coaches have looked, are looking or will look for fit and familiarity in spring practice.

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.

The decision was actually pretty simple for Charles Jabaley and J.R. Davis.

Paul Fortmiller was at the right place at the right time. But just by a couple inches.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — There are a lot of things that Katarina Saskova doesn't understand about life in the United States. Tennis isn't one of them.

After down-to-the-wire regular-season races, Chattanooga-area high school baseball teams begin their seasons of no return this week.

The Signal Mountain boys' soccer team started Thursday evening's match 80 minutes away from a potential first-ever District 7-A/AA regular-season championship. Less than a minute in, they had inched closer with a one-goal advantage.

Sam Eberle fielded a disappointing, if not devastating, call in January.

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