Tickets for the the inaugural Madaris Best of Preps Kickoff Classic on Aug. 21 at Finley Stadium, matching the McCallie and Cleveland high school football teams, are on sale now at www.timesfreepress.com/kickoff. Tickets cost $8 in advance and will be $10 on the day of the game.
As someone who loves high school football, I look forward to the area tour each year. So for the 15th consecutive year, on the first day Tennessee teams are allowed to practice in full pads, I tried to visit as many area schools as possible.
TSSAA Division I coaches and athletic directors from high schools in the southeastern part of the state met Thursday at Chattanooga Christian School to discuss football classification proposals and the possibility of a split between public and all private schools.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Even though the debate over a potential public/private school complete split was never mentioned openly during the two days of the TSSAA Board of Control meetings, the subject was discussed during the closed-door session, according to one board member.
The running backs wearing the Tennessee all-star uniforms may not light up scoreboards on Saturday afternoons in coming years, but for one last Saturday night they were something very special.
Coaches and athletes in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia often lament the fact that there is very little in-season competition between area high school programs in the two states. The TSSAA and the GHSA are on different reclassification cycles, so scheduling interstate contests proves difficult.
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.
After down-to-the-wire regular-season races, Chattanooga-area high school baseball teams begin their seasons of no return this week.
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