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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade announced Friday that assistant Turner Battle is leaving the program to accept a similar position for the University of Alabama of Birmingham.

Both the Chattanooga Christian and Signal Mountain girls' soccer teams have something to be pleased about this morning. They also have reasons to be disappointed.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Since cloning wasn't an option, Cleveland High School girls' soccer coach Andy Byrd had to try to figure out a way to maximize the impact of Jenna Scoggins in her final year with the program.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Video study for the Bradley Central coaching staff will be a little painful this weekend.

  • Sept. 13th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

Chloe Maize could have taken the easy route through her high school career.

The Chattanooga Cross Country League has seen a lot of turnover in the past few seasons.

McMinn County goalkeeper Mayson Liner was overheard telling an official before her team's penalty-kick shootout against East Hamilton on Tuesday that "this isn't my first one of these."

Pinch-hitter Angel Sanchez broke a 1-all tie in the bottom of the seventh inning with a single, and the Chattanooga Lookouts won 2-1 over the Huntsville Stars in the Southern League's North Division playoff series Saturday night at AT&T Field.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Raekwon Bunion had waited three weeks for his first action of the football season.

Soddy-Daisy soccer coach Moises Drumond likes a blend of youth and experience when his team is on the pitch.

The Chattanooga Lookouts' game against the Tennessee Smokies was rained out Saturday night, further muddying the second-half playoff situation in the Southern League North Division.

ATHENS, Tenn. — McCallie is not a member of District 5-AAA, but it is 2-0 against football teams that are.

Jessi Young is no stranger to slow starts as a member of the McMinn Central soccer team.

If Chattanooga Cross Country league runners were looking to set a time standard to try and beat this afternoon in the first meet of the year, they're not going to get it.

A couple of days rest did a lot of good for the GPS soccer team.

It would have been easy for ZaQwaun Matthews to leave Myers Park, his current high school, and transfer to another school in the Charlotte area. But he chose to stay loyal to his friends and teammates.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team picked up a commitment Monday from 6-foot-4 combo guard Zaqwaun Matthews of Myers Park, North Carolina.

East Hamilton junior Nicole Ford was stripped of her 2013 soccer season after tearing the ACL in her left knee in a preseason scrimmage against Notre Dame. It was the first time in her life that she had been unable to play the sport she loved.

Too fast. Too big. Too strong.

McCallie has jumped out to a commanding 22-0 halftime lead over Cleveland in the Madaris Best of Preps Kickoff Classic Thursday at Finley Stadium.

Grace Academy girls' soccer coach Gretchen Hammel focused most of her efforts Tuesday trying to implement some new strategies for her team.

As far as position changes are concerned, T.J. Parker couldn't have been put in a better spot before the 2013 football season.

Even with a limited cross country background, new Ooltewah coach Brian Hitchcox knows talent when he sees it.

If Friday night was a dress rehearsal for the Baylor football team, then coach Phil Massey has a lot to look forward to this season.

East Hamilton receiver and defensive back Martez Durrah is the No. 6-ranked college football prospect among area high school seniors.

McMinn County girls' soccer coach Brittany Hart likes to set the bar high in expectations for her team. That hasn't changed from her first day on the job in 2012 to now.

A five-day trip to the Bahamas produced three wins for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team.

There will still be an arms race in District 5-AAA entering the 2014 football season. But the league's top four teams will be introducing new arms.

The TSSAA Board of Control voted unanimously Monday to approve a revamped football playoff system that will go into effect for the 2015-16 school year.

Austin Massey is the No. 10-ranked college football prospect among area high school seniors. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound quarterback, who is receiving interest from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee State and Kentucky, sat down with the Times Free Press recently before the start of his final prep season.

"Anxious" and "eager" don't adequately describe the emotions for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga redshirt basketball players Justin Tuoyo and Tre McLean, as they get closer to playing their first games since March of 2013.

The Ooltewah and Cleveland football teams were selected as two of the state's top Class 5A teams in a preseason poll.

Chattanooga Football Club head coach Bill Elliott was announced Tuesday night as the Alexander Arellano Memorial Trophy winner, awarded to the top head coach in the league. The awards were voted on by teams, coaches and management. In his third season as head coach, Elliott led the Chattanooga club to a 15-3-2 record, a win in the U.S. Open Cup and a runner-up finish in the National Premier Soccer League playoffs.

Hamilton Heights School announced Tuesday that its 6-foot-11 junior center, Abdulhakim Ado, has been selected to participate in the Nike Global Challenge being held Aug. 13-16 in Chicago.

Chattanooga Football Club head coach Bill Elliott was announced Tuesday night as the Alexander Arellano Memorial Trophy winner, awarded to the top head coach in the league.

The Chattanooga Football Club's stay in New York lasted a little longer than they had previously expected. And unfortunately, it was not because of any post-match celebrations after their National Premier Soccer League championship match.

The Chattanooga Football Club fell 3-1 to the New York Red Bulls U-23 team Saturday night in the National Premier Soccer League national final at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

For the first time in two months, the surroundings won't be familiar for the Chattanooga Football Club men's soccer players.

The Chattahooligans are going to New Jersey.

They swung for the fences but didn't complete the home run.

The Chattanooga Football Club will travel to New York to face the Red Bulls’ U-23 team in the finals of the National Premier Soccer League Saturday evening.

Bill Elliott’s Saturday began in Pensacola instructing a mandatory soccer camp at the University of West Florida, where he coaches in the fall.

One trend was going to be bucked when the Chattanooga Football Club faced Sacramento Gold FC in the semifinals of the National Premier Soccer League playoffs.

Luke Winter wishes things could have been different this week.

After months of wondering where he might get a chance to play football at, former Ooltewah standout Mike Williams took matters into his own hands one evening.

The Chattanooga Football Club wanted it, and they have received it.

After a number of headaches and drawbacks due to some new NCAA scheduling rules, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball program was able to release their 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday.

Twelve area players were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state boys' soccer teams that were announced Monday.

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