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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Liz Ciabattone and the other eight Notre Dame senior soccer players will play the final match of their high school careers this afternoon.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — With such a young team, most of which hadn’t experienced a state-tournament atmosphere before, there certainly were going to be nerves affecting the Girls Preparatory School Bruisers in their Division II-AA soccer semifinal against Brentwood Academy on Friday.

What a difference a year makes.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Notre Dame soccer team built an early lead and cruised to the semifinals of the Class A/AA state tournament Wednesday, defeating ninth-ranked Spring Hill 4-0 at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Freshman Olivia Hoffman scored a goal in the 26th minute, and the Chattanooga Christian soccer team advanced to the Class A/AA state tournament semifinals with a 1-0 victory over fifth-ranked Hume-Fogg Wednesday at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.

Savannah Williams feels she received a bit of vindication three weeks ago from the bad memories surrounding the 2012 Division II-AA state championship soccer loss to Father Ryan.

This is the third of four Tuesday features highlighting the UTC men's basketball newcomers for 2014-15.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade announced Monday the hiring of video coordinator Antonio Stabler.

The draws were released for this week's TSSAA State Soccer Tournament in Murfreesboro.

The draws were released for this week's TSSAA State Soccer Tournament in Murfreesboro.

The Girls Preparatory School soccer team was going to need production from an unexpected source to keep its state championship hopes alive.

It hasn't been the quantity of Liz Ciabattone's goals during her Notre Dame soccer career, but the quality and the timing of them. Saturday evening was one of those timely moments.

Throughout its 11-match win streak on the way to District 5 and Region 3-AAA championships, the East Hamilton girls' soccer team had found ways to win by the slimmest of margins.

Despite being crowned district champion a year ago, the Ooltewah High School football team had a nasty taste in its mouth from a loss to Cleveland late in the season. Those two teams, along with East Hamilton, each finished 5-1 in district play.

Considering her prowess playing goalkeeper for her club soccer team, everybody around the Grace Academy program was on board with freshman Rachel Beard playing the position when it became one of need during the 2014 season.

Thursday night, the Grace Academy girls' soccer team was relentless. The Lady Golden Eagles never stopped attacking. Never stopped firing shots from all angles.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Ooltewah's Josie Grube claimed her third win of the season, and perhaps her most important to date Thursday.

Will Wade calls it a "Winners World."

The Boyd-Buchanan girls' soccer team was confused by the formation East Ridge presented at the beginning of their Region 3-A/AA semifinal match Tuesday. As a result, the Lady Bucs did the only thing they knew to do.

Since it was his last race of the season, Daniel Mihaescu went out in style.

Coming from New Orleans, Shaq Preston wasn’t accustomed to the nature that surrounds and defines the Scenic City of Chattanooga.

At times they've been the few, but they've always been proud.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team picked up their second commitment for the 2015-16 season Sunday, when guard Austin Donaldson pledged to join the program.

ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. — If the Loudon and McMinn Central football teams came into Friday's game as mirror images of each other, the Redskins shattered the glass they were looking at pretty quickly.

Megan Adkins gave the Notre Dame girls' soccer team new life with a tying goal with seconds remaining in their district championship match against Chattanooga Christian on Thursday.

Dylan Carmack ran the fastest race ever for a McCallie cross country runner Thursday at the Front Runner City Championships at Baylor.

Prior to Will Wade's first season, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team was selected seventh in both the coaches and media's preseason polls.

ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. — The emotions around the Grace Academy soccer team following Wednesday's district-semifinal win over McMinn Central were a mixture of excitement and relief all at once.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team was picked second in both the coaches and media polls, announced this morning at the Southern Conference Media Days in Asheville, N.C.

Chattanooga Christian girls' soccer coach Cal Sneller stopped short of saying his team is peaking at the right time. But if there is truth to the old mantra "taking strides in the right direction," the Lady Chargers certainly are doing that right now.

From a financial standpoint, the Bradley Central football program came out of Tuesday's announcement of the enrollment figures as the area's biggest loser.

Editor's note: This is the first of four Tuesday features highlighting University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade's newcomers for the 2014-2015 season.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Both the East Hamiton and Walker Valley girls' soccer teams came out with nerves in the first half of their District 5-AAA semifinal match Monday.

Even as shots have sailed high and wide this season, the Girls Preparatory School soccer team has been able to rely on its defense. Saturday was no exception.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Every time the Ooltewah football team takes the field, quarterback Kelvin Leon feels like one of the luckiest guys in the world.

The improvement has been gradual for the Howard girls' soccer team in its second season. But it has been evident, and now the Lady Tigers have something to show for it.

Will Wade is all about the details. He wants his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball team to be just as focused on them as well.

Last season, Kathryn Vradenburgh not only ran with the big dogs of the Chattanooga Cross Country League, she competed with them.

The intensity was there from the start. So was the enthusiasm.

Walker Valley High School junior Kenny Bunton committed to play basketball at Lipscomb University, a NCAA Division I school in Nashville.

EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — With the crowd noise inside Rhea County's stadium Friday night, Jacob York couldn't hear anything his coaches or his teammates were yelling at him — and that's a good thing.

The buzz surrounding the start of basketball practice is finally over for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team, which had a two-hour session Friday.

Today begins the home stretch for Ronrico White.

Another year of experience was only going to benefit the Ooltewah secondary. And it has, on some of the biggest stages the Owls have performed this season.

The Boyd-Buchanan girls' soccer team will have two more chances this regular season to get their first nondistrict win. But in District 5-A/AA they're unblemished.

Tyner’s Wikipedia page lists all of the sports that the school participates in. There is no listing for cross-country.

The Baylor girls' soccer team battled a lack of depth. The Lady Red Raiders' opponent, rival Girls Preparatory School, battled some rust.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade announced a pair of promotions in his coaching staff Tuesday afternoon.

Taylor Green's college future has been cemented for quite some time now. Courtney Boyd's became much more clearer Monday night.

In a loaded field Saturday at the McCallie Invitational, the Baylor, GPS and McCallie cross country teams all had top-10 finishes.

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