Ridgeland

The injured mouth and dental repair for one player and the staples in the head of another eventually will be forgotten, but Arts & Sciences baseball coaches, players, administrators and fans never will forget the heart-felt hospitality and sympathy extended by host Marion County after two Patriots players collided during a game last week.

A little inside information paid off for the Chattanooga State Tigers this week. Dalton senior Grant Sane, on the advice of CSTCC assistant coach Joe Wingate, signed on to play for the Tigers in a ceremony at the high school.

A baseball coach can learn a lot about his team when it plays the same opponent for the third consecutive day, especially when it's early in the high school season.

Tucker Hill knows in a few weeks he will likely play the last baseball game of his career.

It may not have been the most picturesque baseball game he's seen, but for Johnny Burch, Monday night's 9-5 win over Ridgeland was a thing of beauty.

A week off was one of the last things Brent Raby or Sam Snider wanted to see. Inactivity is the enemy of a wrestling coach, and when an unexpected vacation comes during championship week, emergency mode sets in.

TSSAA Class AAA state wrestling results

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.

All high school sporting events in the Chattanooga area were called off because of Tuesday's snowstorm, creating more scheduling problems on top of those caused previously by unusually cold temperatures.

There was a time when Ridgeland girls' basketball was annually mentioned among the state's best high school programs, culminating in the program's appearance in the state's final four in 2003.

Shane Turner had high hopes when he assumed the head-coaching duties for Red Bank's wrestling program.

The Chattanooga area is well represented in all classifications of this year’s Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state football teams.

Barring appeal, Georgia high schools have been placed in regions for the 2014-16 academic years. In most cases with northwest Georgia athletic programs, the result is less travel and some new rivals.

Chattanooga was chosen over Des Moines, Iowa; Montgomery, Ala.; Normal, Ill.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Spartanburg, S.C.; and Tupelo, Miss. to host the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball 16-under girls' fastpitch national tournament in 2015.

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