It might take a day or two for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head coach Jim Foster to realize how well his team played against Auburn on Sunday afternoon, but once he does, it's going to be hard to find out much they did wrong.
For the second time this season, the football matchup between Cleveland and East Hamilton came down to who could make one more play at the right time. During the regular season, it was East Hamilton's Hurricanes who made that play in a one-point victory.
Although they've been somewhat of an unknown this season, T.J. Parker and Raekwon Bunion realize their importance to the Cleveland High School running game. So does the offensive line, and so does coach Ron Crawford.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Riverdale girls' basketball coach Cory Barrett has a plethora of options when his team needs a basket. Yet with the Murfreesboro team leading Bradley Central by four points in the fourth quarter and the Bearettes riding a wave of momentum, there was only one real option -- Alexa Middleton.
For the first 20 minutes of their Sunday afternoon battle against Belmont, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team was not sticking to the script laid out by head coach Jim Foster.
On paper, it was the worst loss of Tyner basketball coach Gerald Harris's six-year coaching career. In the moments after that game, he said his team simply was outplayed, but his Rams knew exactly what happened, and heading into this season they feel they know what it's going to take to ensure that won't happen again.
EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — Even with their gaudy passing numbers, the Cleveland Blue Raiders have had no problems with their ground game throughout the 2013 football season.
EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — Beyond a coaches' teaching moment, the Rhea County football players haven't forgot their lone defeat this season.
From this point forward, "Brown" is now "Coach Brown."
If Ooltewah’s David Strickland has his way, he’ll grow a few more inches before the end of his high school senior year.
BENTON, Tenn. — Polk County football coach Derrick Davis spent a lot of time — and even more energy — getting his Wildcats prepared to play Sequatchie County in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs Friday night.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland football coach Ron Crawford has a message for anybody doubting either the speed or the talent of receiver Tyler Davis: Do so at your own risk.
NASHVILLE — As he watched his teammates cross the finish line Saturday afternoon, and accepted congratulations for his second-place finish, McCallie senior Derek Barnes became overcome with emotion.
NASHVILLE — Madison Drennan and the rest of the Signal Mountain girls' cross country team didn't need any official results posted to know the Lady Eagles had secured the program's first A/AA state championship. The team knew pretty quickly.
Willie Stewart admitted that he was a little nervous about dumping a bucket of water over Tyner coach Wayne Turner Friday night. Little did he know that Turner did not mind -- not on this night, at least.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Notre Dame's Class A/AA state-semifinal match against Knoxville Catholic has been postponed until Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, due to inclement weather conditions.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Having been on their heels for much of the first half, the Chattanooga Christian soccer team got a nice surprise by taking an early lead on Christian Academy of Knoxville in their A/AA state-quarterfinal match Wednesday. From that moment on, they settled in and played better the rest of the way.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Courtney Boyd never thought she'd score a goal in a state tournament game.
It's a good thing that Notre Dame junior defender Courtney Boyd and the rest of the Lady Irish soccer team are no strangers to state tournaments. There's certainly a lot of unknown lying ahead of them.
Sunday was most likely a bittersweet day for Chattanooga Christian soccer coach Cal Sneller.
ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. -- Sara Farlett had mixed emotions Saturday afternoon. She had told her parents that she wasn't looking forward to the 2013 soccer season and didn't think her Chattanooga Christian team would return to the state tournament because of all the quality seniors they had lost from last year.
Notre Dame coach Jim Schermerhorn felt victory in Saturday's soccer match was going to take his Lady Irish making one more play than their opponent, Grace Academy. And Elizabeth Ciabattone made it.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Faced with a do-or-die situation Friday night against Ooltewah, the Cleveland defense attacked and the Blue Raiders survived.
DAYTON, Tenn. — Qualifying for the state meet was enough to earn the Ooltewah boys' cross country team a trip to Lupi's Thursday afternoon. Was it not?
DAYTON, Tenn. — Mallory Young knows that her Signal Mountain cross country team still has some work to do to be prepared for next week's state meet.
ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. -- The fate of the McMinn Central girls' soccer team essentially had been in the hands -- and sometimes feet -- of goalkeeper Taylor Young Thursday evening against Grace Academy, so it was fitting that the ball would die there at the end.
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — The Gordon Lee softball team rode some strong pitching and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs with a pair of easy wins over Charlton County on Wednesday, defeating the visitors 8-0 and 19-0.
Polk County cross country coach Travis Carroll was a little worried about how the results from the Region 3-A/AA meet would play out, knowing only that his girls performed well. It turns out, they performed so well that they won.
ATHENS, Tenn. — McMinn County girls' soccer coach Brittany Hart couldn't quite pinpoint what the issue was, but she knew something just wasn't quite right with her team Tuesday evening. And being just a little off cost them in the end.
ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. -- After scoring twice in the first half Tuesday, Nicole Watson wanted a third goal really badly. She wanted it too much perhaps, because she missed a pair of close attempts.
GPS soccer coach Leland Strang thought about mentioning to her team that the last time the Bruisers faced Pope John Paul II in the first round of the Division II-AA state playoffs, it was the Lady Knights who came out victorious. But she didn't have to. Her team was busy discussing it among themselves.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. —This time around, Cleveland's Blue Raiders wanted to leave no doubt.
Any grumblings about the 120-yard sprints East Ridge soccer coach Jeremy McIntyre put his team through won't be nearly as audible today. Thursday evening, the Lady Pioneers saw the big payoff.
McCallie's cross country team had yet to run a meet against area competition all season long, instead choosing to go to national-level events to face top-caliber competition. Thursday afternoon in the Front Runner Championships, they showed the area how good they could be.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Bradley Central boys' basketball coach Kent Smith is taking a year's leave of absence from the program, he confirmed Tuesday morning.
Two of Cleveland soccer's underclassmen combined to give the Lady Raiders a chance to play for a district championship with a goal Tuesday. But it was their senior class that made sure that happened.
With less than 10 minutes remaining in their soccer match against chief rival Baylor on Tuesday, a lot of the GPS starters already had pulled on their warmups. They sat and cheered for the teammates on the field, but the work that needed to be done already had been.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley Central head basketball coach Kent Smith is taking a year’s leave of absence from the program, he confirmed this morning.
Arts & Sciences coaches David Poss and Caitlin Kelley saw the shot they wanted senior Sterlling Tindell to take Monday evening in the District 5-A/AA soccer quarterfinals. Tindell saw the pass she wanted to make.
There was a time in which basketball wasn't on Fred Sturdivant's radar. He proudly boasted recently that he was a football player as a ninth-grader. Then Brainerd High School assistant coach Tre High lobbied the gangly 6-foot-3 kid to join the hoops team, and his goals changed.
Davis Tull will have to wait at least one more week to break the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga record for career sacks. Not that he minds.
GPS soccer coaches Leland Strang and Thomas Hunter sat on the bench about 25 minutes after their match against Ensworth had ended, searching for answers. Saturday afternoon, they had none.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Having seen the momentum shift back over to Bradley Central late in their football game Friday night, Cleveland linebacker Jonathan Terrero saw an opportunity to make a play to earn his first-ever victory over his team's chief rival — and he made it.
First-year Walker Valley High School girls' soccer coach Nathan Brown knew he'd have to help the team develop a winning mindset. He did so by basically stripping down what confidence his players had, only to build it back.
Elaine Peigen has been blessed with a talented core of sophomores and juniors on her 2013 Ooltewah volleyball team. But on Wednesday in the 5-AAA championship against Soddy-Daisy, it was the smallest of the classes that came up the biggest.
Senior Madison Drennan said Tuesday that her Signal Mountain cross country team has the goal of doing its best in every meet. Time and time again, the Lady Eagles' best has been better than most everybody they've encountered.
Maybe he did. Maybe he didn't. But whether he had the ball in the end, Marquis Green didn't care.
Dynamic East Hamilton receiver and defensive back Tre Herndon scored two touchdowns, including what turned out to be the game-winner, as the Hurricanes edged Cleveland 21-20 in a District 5-AAA football game Friday night.
Damon Floyd is in his eighth season as Bradley Central's head football coach. He's been fortunate to have some good quarterbacks during that time, but he also has had the headache of having to deal with some good ones from opposing teams.
Elisabeth Mouw was very happy Thursday evening. She was happy to be playing soccer again after being sidelined most of the season with an injury. She was happy because she had scored her first goal of the year.