Ooltewah

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.

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

Offensive lineman Josh Walker from Rhea County and cornerback Sammy Seamster from Ooltewah were two of three Middle Tennessee State football players working out free-agent deals with NFL teams Saturday after Blue Raiders defensive lineman Jimmy Staten was picked by the champion Seattle Seahawks in the draft's fifth round.

Bryant Blackmon knew 2014 would be a banner year when he learned that he and wife Meghan would have their first child, daughter Reed, in July.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Soddy-Daisy's softball team is back in a familiar spot.

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.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Anyone who thinks Ooltewah isn't playing better softball in the latter part of the 2014 season compared to the first part should've been at Cleveland High School to see the fourth-seeded Lady Owls take on the District 5-AAA tournament's top-seeded team in a winners-bracket semifinal Saturday morning.

Wendell Weathers is stepping down as wrestling coach at Ooltewah High School but only to step into administration as the school's new dean of students.

The Ooltewah soccer team didn't have to be great for 80 minutes Tuesday afternoon in its District 5-AAA match against East Hamilton.

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

Ooltewah junior Allie Jones has committed to continue her softball career with Lincoln Memorial University, an NCAA Division II member competing in the South Atlantic Conference.

Former East Ridge, Chattanooga State and Oklahoma State big man Philip Jurick is one of four new players signed by the Chattanooga RailRunners professional basketball team.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland coach John Brose knew his team's District 5-AAA soccer match against Ooltewah was going to come down to one play. He just didn't suspect the person who wound up making it.

Ooltewah senior Sloan Sullivan is planning to sign volleyball scholarship papers with Middle Tennessee State University today at the high school at 1:30 p.m.

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