Whitwell

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga signee Cori Jennings pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and batted in two runs as Gordonsville beat visiting Whitwell 3-1 in a Class A softball sectional Saturday evening.

Thursday's pitching performance by Arts & Sciences' Brianna Taylor at Frost Stadium wasn't perfect. But it was awfully close.

If Skyler Anderson pitches a strikeout, OK. If he gets the out another way, that's just as good.

WHITWELL, Tenn. — Clinging to its final out in its final at-bat, Whitwell seemed to be on the verge of ending its softball season Monday.

Red Bank outfielder Mackenzie Cagle has signed scholarship papers to play softball at Bryan College in Dayton.

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

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — After going an entire regular season without losing to another Class A team, Whitwell's softball team was just four outs from suffering its second such loss in as many days, and to the same opponent.

WHITWELL, Tenn. — It was the bottom of the order that helped South Pittsburg finish on top of the District 6-A baseball tournament.

WHITWELL, Tenn. — For five innings Chase White kept reminding himself to be patient.

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

The last time that Polk County High School's softball team won a regular-season district title, "Schindler's List" won the Academy Award for best motion picture that year. The theme from "Aladdin" won best song at the Grammy Awards. And no player on Polk's current regular-season-championship team was born yet.

Four teams went 3-0 on Friday in the opening day of Soddy-Daisy's 24th Lady Trojan Classic high school softball tournament, including the host team.

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.

Not even three weeks into the TSSAA softball season and already evidence shows that a collection of freshman pitchers are making a big impression in the Chattanooga area.

WHITWELL, Tenn. — It was on the drive through town, on his way to his initial interview, that R.C. Helton knew for sure just how much he wanted the Whitwell High School football coaching job.

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