Sequatchie County

The two-night Best of Preps high school football jamboree gets under way tonight at Finley Stadium.

Only one District 7-AA football coach disagreed, and he voted for his own team No. 1. Everybody else believes Notre Dame or Signal Mountain will be at the top when the final regular-season whistle is blown on Oct. 31.

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.

Wes Caldwell has resigned his position as baseball coach at Lookout Valley and is moving to Ooltewah.

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.

Area school system builds indoor football field

New Sequatchie building covers many activities

DUNLAP, Tenn. — In the football-crazed Sequatchie Valley, where each school takes great satisfaction in one-upping its neighboring rivals, Sequatchie County High School has claimed bragging rights in facilities.

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.

Coming into the Tennessee-Georgia girls' high school all-star basketball game Tuesday, the Georgia team was facing a tall order — one that proved to be too tall to overcome.

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.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Selena Leon, Greeneville's center fielder and only senior, robbed Sequatchie County's Allyson Davenport of a go-ahead home run in the top of the seventh inning Thursday at the Starplex No. 2 field.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Sequatchie County's Lady Indians looked like a different softball team Wednesday than the one that lost its opening-round game Tuesday in the TSSAA Class AA state tournament.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Defending state champion Lexington looked like possibly a future state champion the way the Lady Wildcats played Tuesday night.

As Clifford Kirk's successor, Wes Skiles has been "the guy having to follow the guy." But perhaps Soddy-Daisy's softball program could not have picked a better guy.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — After 24 years, Kelly Somerville's soul can now rest a little easier.

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.

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