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Jim Tanner

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The whitewater kayaking community lost one of its stars and great teachers with the death of Jeff West.

As the international fallout continues over the lifetime ban for doping handed down by the United States Anti-Doping Association to cycling legend Lance Armstrong continues, life goes on in the world of cycling.

After getting a year of head coaching experience under his belt at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Travis Filar already feels more comfortable as the 2012 volleyball season begins today for the Mocs.

Lake Guntersville in Alabama offers elite fishing

Friday night's opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics was a spectacle witnessed by nearly 27 million people all over the world.

To say that Ben Friberg is going places would be an understatement.

Thursday's opening game in the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City featured some players familiar to Scenic City fans.

The lengthy saga of Lance Armstrong seemingly won't go away.

In a small house on Taft Highway, Gin Gin's restaurant is quietly making a name for itself as the place to go for good food in a cozy atmosphere.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach John Shulman is looking to recapture some old magic by bringing back one of the stars of the team that beat Tennessee in Knoxville and went on to win the Southern Conference tournament.

It seems that five years with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team wasn't enough for Michelle Fuzzard.

It could have ended with pain and a lifetime of regrets, but Michelle Fuzzard kept working hard and in the end made history for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as the best the Southern Conference has to offer.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball player Michelle Fuzzard was named Southern Conference Female Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.

It certainly wasn't easy, but good things rarely come easily, and now the East Hamilton softball team has made history and has the chance to do even more next week.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball player Sara Poteat was named to the All-South Region first team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Thursday. The junior second baseman from Thomaston, Ga., led the Southern Conference in 2012 with a .437 batting average and had a team-best 18 stolen bases in 19 attempts.

For many people, riding the trails on a mountain bike is a tough-enough challenge, but Ben Kadas and his friends have taking off-road cycling to an entirely new level.

Despite a 39-win season, a 20-2 regular-season record in Southern Conference play and the best batting average in NCAA Division I, the 2012 season ended up as a disappointment for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team.

It happened so fast. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball season ended Saturday with a 7-6 loss to College of Charleston in the Southern Conference tournament losers-bracket final in Boone, N.C.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team’s season came to an end on Saturday with a 7-6 loss to College of Charleston at the Southern Conference tournament in Boone, N.C.

The road to the Southern Conference tournament title became a lot more difficult for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team Friday.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team couldn't get anything going on offense on Friday in a 5-2 loss to Georgia Southern in the winners-bracket final in Boone, N.C.

Freshman pitcher Taylor Deason is peaking at just the right time for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team.

Elon played the percentages by intentionally walking University of Tennessee at Chattanooga slugger Michelle Fuzzard to load the bases in Wednesday’s opening round of the Southern Conference softball tournament at Boone, N.C.

For the second year in a row, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team ended the regular season with the best batting average in NCAA Division I softball. The challenge is keeping the offense going for the next four days in the Southern Conference tournament at Boone, N.C.

While winning the Southern Conference softball championship remained her top goal, designated player Michelle Fuzzard had a little something else she wanted to prove to the league in her final season.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team placed a Southern Conference-record nine players on the all-conference team, led by senior designated player Michelle Fuzzard, who was named SoCon player of the year for the second consecutive year.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team wrapped up yet another three-game Southern Conference sweep on Sunday, beating UNC Greensboro 7-1 and 6-3 to wrap up the regular season.

Chattanooga Bicycle Club member Kevin Bartenfield was tired but happy Saturday afternoon outside Finley Stadium after completing the 100-mile route in the 3-State, 3-Mountain Challenge bicycle ride.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team opened the final weekend of the regular season with a 9-1 win Saturday afternoon against UNC Greensboro, but the second game of the scheduled Southern Conference doubleheader was postponed by rain.

After a seven-year run in Greenville, S.C., one of the top bicycle races in the nation will be on the move to the Scenic City, and local officials predict that the impact to the city could be significant.

After a seven year run in Greenville, S.C., one of the top bicycle races in the nation will be on the move to the Scenic City, and local officials predict that the impact to the city could be significant.

Five years after the now-defunct Tour de Georgia pro cycling race made its last trip to Chattanooga, it appears that elite-level bicycle racing will be making a return to the Scenic City.

Saturday will mark the 25th anniversary of the 3-State, 3-Mountain Challenge, and the epic cycling event appears to be getting better as it gets older.

Five years after the now-defunct Tour de Georgia pro cycling race made its last trip to Chattanooga, it appears that elite-level bicycle racing will be making a return to the Scenic City.

Senior Michelle Fuzzard wrapped up her playing career at Jim Frost Stadium in dramatic fashion on Sunday, hitting a two-run home run in her final at bat to lead the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team to an 8-5 win over Furman.

In her final home weekend with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team, fifth-year senior Michelle Fuzzard continued to make her mark on the field and on the record book.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team shook off a slow start Sunday before wrapping up an eye-popping offensive weekend Sunday with a 15-5 win over Samford to close out a three-game Southern Conference series sweep.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team hung on early but faltered late to split a doubleheader with UAB on Wednesday, winning 9-8 before losing 6-3 at Jim Frost Stadium.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team flirted with disaster for much of Sunday's game against Western Carolina, and it almost cost them dearly.

Saturday was a day of personal milestones for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball coach Frank Reed. UTC swept a Southern Conference doubleheader with Western Carolina to give Reed his 900th and 901st collegiate victories.

SYLVA, N.C. — Taking a cue from the world of golf is paying off for anglers as well as the tourism industry in North Carolina's Jackson County. About a three-hour drive from Chattanooga, the county is known for good trout fishing almost year-round.

Still playing without one of its cornerstones on the infield didn't hurt the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team Tuesday night in an 8-0 win over Tennessee Tech at Jim Frost Stadium.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Michelle Fuzzard was named Southern Conference player of the week for the fourth time this season.

The offense got off to another slow start Saturday, but sophomore Stephanie Rieck sparked the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to a 9-2 softball win over Elon to finish a three-game sweep in Southern Conference play at Jim Frost Stadium.

It wasn't pretty and it wasn't easy, but the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team managed to get a pair of Southern Conference wins Friday, beating Elon 14-11 and 4-3 in opening a three-game series.

Even as other forms of outdoor activities gain interest in the Chattanooga and tri-state area, hunting and fishing remain a popular activity for many residents and visitors.

The Chattanooga area is blessed with so many options for outdoors enthusiasts, most within a short drive of downtown.

As Chattanooga continues to gain notice as a cycling-friendly city, one of the area's top cycling events will be celebrating its silver anniversary this spring.

It's been a long road for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga pitcher/designated player Michelle Fuzzard, but the fifth-year senior is making her presence felt in the UTC record books.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team was involved in two very different games Saturday, but both were big Southern Conference victories.

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