Memorable TSSAA Spring Fling performances by area athletes and teams
First-year Sale Creek coach and longtime softball coach Clifford Kirk is recovering at a local hospital from a collapse he suffered Wednesday during the seventh inning of the Region 3-A final against Whitwell at Sale Creek.
If Clifford Kirk had been there Thursday to see the unraveling, he might've thrown his cap.
In his first season as Sale Creek head softball coach, longtime Soddy-Daisy coach Clifford Kirk has guided the Lady Panthers to within one win of a spot in the state tournament.
If Whitwell's Kathleen Sledge tried to erase the memories of last year's Region 3-A semifinal loss at Grace Academy, it didn't work.
While traditional spring sports such as baseball, softball and track are winding down, the Southern tradition of spring football practice is just kicking off at many tri-state area schools.
In the stroke of a single day, Bledsoe County went from being in position for its first district baseball championship in more than two decades to hosting a District 7-AA playoff game Thursday afternoon.
• Hannah Morrison, Marion County: She hit a home run in a 5-1 softball defeat of Whitwell.
• Preston Reavis, Sale Creek: He hit a home run and knocked in three runs during the Panthers' 15-1 baseball win over Van Buren County
WHITWELL, Tenn. — When this baseball season began, Logan Alder had exactly one-third of an inning of varsity pitching experience. But Monday night South Pittsburg's sophomore right-hander showed just how far he has progressed in a short time by helping his team wrap up the top seed in the District 6-A tournament.
Chattanooga Christian high school principal and soccer coach Shawn Brower recently announced his resignation, effective at the end of the season.
• Hagen Wilkey, Red Bank: He pitched a 10-strikeout no-hitter as the Lions took a 10-0 District 6-AA baseball victory from East Ridge.
Whitwell, one of two Class A teams among the 12 to enter the Choo Choo Lady Owls high school softball tournament, was among those that went 2-0 in Friday's pool play at the Summit of Softball Complex.
Alyssa Coppinger's wish has been to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and play softball, and apparently the Lady Mocs program wishes to have her.
There are three upperclassmen playing baseball at Lookout Valley. The rest of Tuesday's starters spent this past summer playing on a 13-14-year-old team.