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Gene Henley

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Fans of the Boyd-Buchanan girls' tennis team were very quiet Friday afternoon during the finals of the District 5-A/AA individual tournament at Lee University. In part because they just didn't know whom to cheer for.

Signal Mountain tennis coach Renato Mizutani didn't give his boys' team a chance to celebrate its first-ever District 7-A/AA championship Thursday. Instead, he made the Eagles run.

The Ooltewah soccer team didn't have to be great for 80 minutes Tuesday afternoon in its District 5-AAA match against East Hamilton.

Ryan Scoggins has spent most of the 2014 soccer season trying to mold his young Northwest Whitfield boys' team into a playoff contender. Starting today, he will be able to see if all of his hard work has paid off.

Matt Facey was able to see the progress in his Coahulla Creek boys' tennis team Monday. He just wished there was a win to go along with that progress.

The Chattanooga Football Club announced Friday that it will be hosting its first match in the U.S. Open Cup soccer tournament on May 14.

Chloe Mitchell and her Soddy-Daisy tennis teammates had a huge revelation last week: They are a pretty good team.

The Signal Mountain boys' soccer team started Thursday evening's match 80 minutes away from a potential first-ever District 7-A/AA regular-season championship. Less than a minute in, they had inched closer with a one-goal advantage.

There were a number of former Bradley Central and Cleveland high school football players who didn't get to participate in the rivalry, which was stopped from 1993 to 2001 due to issues in the community.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland coach John Brose knew his team's District 5-AAA soccer match against Ooltewah was going to come down to one play. He just didn't suspect the person who wound up making it.

The highest of the highs quickly turned into the lowest of the lows Monday evening for East Ridge soccer coach Jeremy McIntyre.

Taylor Hall's plans of going to medical school after college graduation could be on hold for a bit.

Every key point that was up for grabs Friday afternoon, the Samford women's tennis team picked it up against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. And in a match that was expected to be close, that made all the difference.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduating senior Taylor Hall has accepted an invitation to try out for the WNBA's Seattle Storm.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team got past the match it needed. Now the Mocs get one of the matches they wanted.

Randy Young started the season unsure not only about what his Tyner soccer team would look like but where the Rams would call their home.

DALTON, Ga. — Dalton's tennis teams were among five area teams that claimed wins on the first day of the Region 7-AAAA tennis tournament at Lakeshore Park on Wednesday.

Abdulhakim Ado, one of the top rising junior basketball players in the nation, has recently been selected to participate in the USA Elite National Under 20 team in the World Championships in Tourcoing, France.

Kaylene Chadwell said Tuesday that during her recruiting process, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga tennis teams felt like a family. That was a primary reason the two-time Class AAA state singles champion from Centennial High School in Franklin chose the Mocs.

Notre Dame's Tyler Roberson recently signed scholarship papers to continue his soccer career at Tennessee Wesleyan College, an NAIA school in Athens.

Clark Marshall has had to work his way back slowly into soccer-playing shape after tearing the ACL in one his knees six months ago.

The patience finally paid off for Austin Herink.

Hixson High School has hired former City High standout Lawanza "Ricky" Crutcher to take over its boys' basketball program, the school announced Thursday.

Ooltewah senior Holly Hall recently signed a scholarship to continue her soccer career at Tusculum College, an NCAA Division II school in Greeneville, Tenn.

Cleveland quarterback Austin Herink recently committed to the University of Memphis, a Football Bowl Subdivision program that plays in the American Athletic Conference.

Tuesday afternoon, the "swing" matches just went McCallie's way.

Josh Freeman says he has a lot of love for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football teammate Synjen Herren. But when the whistles blow for a drill, Freeman wants badly to beat him.

If there was any girls' drama going into the final day of the 58th Rotary Invitational tennis tournament Saturday, the Baylor team put that to rest fairly quickly.

The Baylor School girls' tennis team positioned themselves to win their fourth consecutive Rotary Invitational title with a solid performance in the first day's events on a rainy Friday at Baylor.

The vision for Hixson High School tennis coach Raul Fernandez isn't quite complete, but there's certainly a lot more clarity than there was five years ago.

It usually takes a goal to get the Boyd-Buchanan boys' soccer team fired up. A goal by the other team, that is.

John Millard has resigned as head soccer coach at East Hamilton, effective at the end of the 2014 boys' season. He will move into an administrative role at Battle Ground Academy.

McClain Kessler likes new opportunities.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Little things.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sixty-four teams enter the NCAA women's basketball tournament with dreams of earning a championship.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga saw their season come to a close in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a 59-53 loss to Syracuse at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — If there is one distinct advantage that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will have in today's NCAA tournament game against Syracuse, it is the experience factor — slightly more on the court and a lot more in the coaching box.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball Mocs know that if they're going to win their first-round NCAA tournament game against Syracuse, they need to be able to hit shots from 3-point range.

The Baylor and GPS tennis teams are in Louisville, Ky., this weekend to participate in the Decoturf National Championships. It's Baylor's fourth consecutive year in the field, while GPS had to take last season off before returning.

A season ago, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women saw their season come to a close in unspectacular fashion. Holding as much as a nine-point lead on Nebraska in the second half of their first-round NCAA tournament game, the Mocs faltered down the stretch in dropping a 73-59 decision.

The Wichita State men's basketball team has gone on a magical run through the regular season, going 34-0 and earning to top seed in the Midwest Regional for the NCAA tournament.

The reaction was a mixture of excitement and relief.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — After taking a year off for health reasons, Kent Smith officially resigned Monday afternoon as Bradley Central High School's boys' basketball coach.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball team will face Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at 1:30 p.m., in Lexington, Ky.

Bradley Central basketball coach Kent Smith, who had some health issues that caused him to take a year's leave of absence this season, confirmed Monday that he won't return to his coaching post.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team hasn’t lost a game in 14 weeks.

Leave no doubt.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Chelsey Shumpert was the first to break down the "Nae-Nae" dance, moments after the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's 71-45 women's basketball victory over Davidson on Monday. Moments later, Ka'Vonne Towns and others joined in, and the significance was simple.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Two down, one to go.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga used a dominating second-half effort and cruised to the Southern Conference championship game with a 77-44 win over Elon at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C.

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