Spring Fling 2011

With a chance to advance and defend its Class A state baseball championship, Decatur County wasted no time and left no doubt with a 23-4 victory over South Pittsburg on Thursday evening.

Chattanooga archrivals Baylor and GPS will meet again for the championship in the TSSAA Division II-AA softball tournament at Starplex No. 3.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Polk County just never found its rhythm and the Wildcats were headed home this morning after going winless in the Class AA state baseball tournament.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Two outs, no problem. In its second loser’s bracket game of the day, South Pittsburg’s baseball team scored all eight of its runs with two outs to eliminate Eagleville, 8-2.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Collierville scored six runs in the home half of the fifth inning and made the lead stick, eliminating Soddy-Daisy from the Class AAA state baseball tournament, 11-5.

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How sneaky of Baylor to break out a secret weapon in the state softball championship game.

Baylor beat GPS 3-0 on Saturday morning to win the TSSAA Division II-AA state championship in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

It reads “Bruisers” across the front of their jerseys, so the athletes wearing them at the TSSAA state softball tournament must think they’re supposed to win the championship.

Grace Academy’s softball team again will be bringing a trophy back to Chattanooga from the TSSAA Spring Fling, but again not the one the Lady Golden Eagles coveted.

For the Beech softball team, the third time wasn’t the charm, but the fourth did the trick just fine.

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Josh Robinson was one stride from sweeping state championships in both Class A/AA hurdles events. Just then, Memphis Fairley’s Shaquille Moore made a dive across the finish line, crashing shoulder-first into the track to claim first place in the 300-meter race.

The most obvious way to measure LaQuisha Jackson’s success is the electronic timer announcing how quickly she has covered 100 or 200 meters. The ways of measuring her influence and stardom throughout the state are much more numerous.

Regardless of how much ground the Baylor School girls covered over the course of the Division II state track meet’s 18 events Thursday, it paled in comparison to coach Bill McMahan’s constant pacing.

Although she fell short of her goal of breaking the state record, Red Bank senior Amber Dandy claimed her second state championship in the Class A/AA long jump Thursday.

Howard junior LaQuisha Jackson proved she’s more than simply a sprinter Monday, finishing second in the Class A/AA state pentathlon at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

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Baylor’s Sanya Brkovic won the Division II-AA state tennis singles championship Friday. The 16-year-old German exchange student finished off what will be her only season at Baylor by defeating GPS’s Bronte Goodhue 6-1, 6-4 at Old Fort State Park.

For Arts & Sciences’ Jackson Lenoir, the plan is for this state-final appearance to be better than the last.

GPS’s Bronte Goodhue has battled for three seasons for the opportunity to play in a Division II-AA state singles championship match. Her hard work finally has paid off.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Maggie Crumbliss has yet to lose a tennis match in two seasons of varsity action for the Baylor tennis team, yet none of her victories compare to her most recent one.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Christian tennis team’s mission was to win a Class A/AA state championship for coach Sue Webb, who is in her final season.

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A season ago, there was no pleasure for Adam Ryan when he walked off the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex main field. Boyd-Buchanan had just defeated Ryan and his Chattanooga Christian teammates in penalty kicks in the Class A/AA state final.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — At some point today, the adrenaline might wear off for Chattanooga Christian defender Roy Anderson. Maybe he’ll feel the ankle that he shouldn’t be playing on, or any other assortment of injuries that have plagued him all year.

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