2011 Sports Photos of the Year

2011 Sports Photos of the Year

December 25th, 2011 by Staff Report in Sports

Ben Kirk of Soddy-Daisy High School's varisty boys cross country team collapses on the ground trying to drink water just after finishing the Front Runner City Cross Country Championships at Baylor School on Monday. Simon Holden of Baylor School took first place in the Boys Varsity Race and Hayley Ward of McMinn County High School took first place for the Girls Varsity race.

Photo by Alex Washburn/Times Free Press.

A rower passes underneath the P.R. Olgiati Bridge on Saturday morning. More than 1200 competitors in 35 teams from nine states competed in the Chattanooga Head Race on Saturday, according to Regatta Director Mike Connors. Connors said Saturday's event, which is in its 19th year, was the largest yet. The race's course began and ended at Ross's Landing and stretched up the Tennessee River.

Photo by Jake Daniels/Times Free Press.

Signal Mountain's Tim McClendon, center, smiles as players Cole Green, left, and Caden Thomas crowd in for a hug as seniors are recognized before the game against Chattanooga Christian Thursday at Signal Mountain High School. The TSSAA ruled McClendon ineligible to play, and players surrounded him on the field to show their support for him.

Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press.

Signal's Carly Jonakin, second from left, yells as teammates close in to save a shot from Red Bank's Savannah Nelson (17) during game four at Signal Mountain Thursday night.

Photo by Tim Barber/Times Free Press.

Dawn Skowronnek shaves the head of Chattanooga Football Club player Tom Webster during half time on Saturday. The Chattanooga Football Club played against the Atlanta Silverback Reserves at Finley Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Photo by Jake Daniels/Times Free Press.

McCallie's Drake Rustand, left, playing for Tennessee and Dalton's Luis Hernandez, right, and Southeast Whitfield's Noel Pimentel, back, playing for Georgia, head the ball in the game Saturday at Finley Stadium.

Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press.

With people in three golf carts watching Jimmy White III (CQ) chips onto the green of the 16th hole Sunday on his way to a win in the final round of the Chattanooga Men's Metro Championship at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.