Allison Meadows is eager to play softball again this year, even though it may be a while.
Baylor's softball program has faced many tough opponents over the years, but none more merciless than than the one it and the 14 other high school teams the Lady Red Raiders invited to Warner Park this weekend will be taking on.
In a roundabout way, Central's Lady Purple Pounders can claim they were third-best over the weekend among the 16 teams in Soddy-Daisy's 23rd Lady Trojan Classic high school softball tournament at Soddy Lake Kids' Park.
The Summit of Softball Complex, which opened in July 2009, has enabled the Chattanooga area to return to prominence as a host for national softball tournaments of all kinds.
Host Soddy-Daisy, Bledsoe County, Union County and Halls each went 3-0 in pool play Friday in the 23rd Lady Trojan Classic high school softball tournament at Soddy Lake Kids' Park.
Not long after his Soddy-Daisy softball team won last year's TSSAA Class AAA state championship, a 74-year-old Clifford Kirk announced his retirement, thinking he had coached his last high school game. But fast forward about nine months and a renewed Coach Kirk can be found at a reawakened Sale Creek program, and the revitalization of the two seems beneficial for all involved.
PIKEVILLE, Tenn. — The first inning in Wednesday's District 7-AA high school softball game at Bledsoe County told the story. Sequatchie County put two runners on base in the top half, then left them stranded. The Lady Warriors came in, got the first two on, and they scored.
The 23rd Lady Trojan Invitational high school softball tournament will be held this weekend at the Soddy Lake Kids' Park.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — As positvely as things went for Walker Valley in its District 5-AAA high school softball home game Thursday, things were equally negative for Ooltewah.
Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences has never won a championship — state, region or district, tournament or regular season — of any kind in softball.
Central pitcher Chasidy Ainslie began to falter a little in the late stages of Wednesday's high school softball game at GPS. After limiting GPS to two hits and no runs through four innings, she gave up five hits over the last three innings, including LeeAnn Jackson's drive over the center-field fence in the sixth.
Baylor's up-and-down opening week in the 2013 high school softball season swung back up over the weekend and finished on a high note. The Lady Raiders were 2-1 in pool play, 4-0 in single-elimination play and earned the title in Brentwood High's Lady Bruin Classic.
Not long ago the Buzz Classic was a weekend softball tournament Lookout Valley's Lady Yellow Jackets hosted every spring.
Not long after the ball nestled into first baseman Haley Reynolds' mitt for the final out in Tuesday's high school softball game at Soddy-Daisy, it was in Wes Skiles' hands.
East Hamilton softball coach Cara Stiles is on a mission this spring. Then, starting in September, she really is going to be on a mission.
Notre Dame High School recently hired Brian Wood to head its volleyball program.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The score at the end of the first quarter didn't reflect Siegel boys' basketball coach Ben Dotson's two-word comment after Monday's TSSAA Class AAA state sectional at Bradley Central. But the final score did.
Siegel defeated Bradley Central 59-38 on Monday in a boys' high school basketball Class AAA state sectional.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley Central's third-ranked girls' can only hope their 55-46 victory over fourth-ranked Blackman on Saturday in a TSSAA Class AAA sectional at Bradley Central doesn't turn out to be a bittersweet one.
Boyd-Buchanan found a formula for success in its last two games in the Region 3-A boys' high school basketball tournament at Sale Creek. And it's one that Buccaneers coach Cole Rose wishes they would change.
Boyd-Buchanan defeated Grace Academy, 58-44, on Thursday to win the Region 3-A boys’ basketball championship at Sale Creek.
After their performance in the Region 3-A high school basketball tournament, Whitwell’s Lady Tigers may want to consider going by the Chameleons the rest of the year.
Kelsey Kilgore and Alyssa Coppinger combined for nine 3-point goals and 45 points Wednesday and Whitwell defeated Silverdale Baptist Academy 65-41 in the final of the Region 3-A girls' basketball tournament at Sale Creek. Both teams will play in state sectionals Saturday with Whitwell playing at home.
Boyd-Buchanan point guard Hall Allen was held as he began to drive the lane in the closing seconds of Tuesday's first boys' semifinal in the Region 3-A high school basketball tournament at Sale Creek.
Grace Academy trailed Silverdale Baptist Academy for 23 seconds Tuesday in their boys' semifinal in the Region 3-A high school basketball tournament at Sale Creek, and it must have upset the Golden Eagles. Or at least one o
Silverdale Baptist Academy sat back in a zone defense throughout its girls' Region 3-A high school basketball semifinal Monday, waiting on Sale Creek to start missing some outside shots.
Under normal conditions, the Whitwell girls' high school basketball team loves to pick up defensively from end to end and throw relentless man-to-man pressure at its opponents.
Whitwell defeated Van Buren County 60-47 in a Region 3-A girls' high school basketball semifinal Monday at Sale Creek.
Halftime couldn't have come at a better time for Boyd-Buchanan in its Region 3-A high school basketball boys' quarterfinal Saturday on the Buccaneers' court.
Before this season, the last time Sale Creek won a high school boys' basketball regular-season district championship, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States and "Terms of Endearment" was the year's Oscar-winning motion picture.
Home team Grace Academy's good start in the boys' semifinal Friday against Whitwell in the Region 3-A high school basketball tournament turned into a great one before the Tigers knew what hit them.
Whitwell ultimately imposed its will in Friday's girls' quarterfinal at Grace Academy in the Region 3-A high school basketball tournament and pulled away for a 42-29 victory over the Lady Golden Eagles.
Grace Academy got 23 points from Austin Powell and defeated Whitwell 71-49 in a boys' quarterfinal Friday at Grace Academy in the Region 3-A high school basketball tournament.
The rim on one end of the gymnasium at Hixson High School may still be rocking.
East Hamilton girls' basketball coach Derek Morris must have had some magic words for his troops during the timeout he called with 6:20 to play in the District 6-AA high school tournament championship game Tuesday at Hixson.
Brandon Walters scored 25 points and helped Howard defeat Brainerd 75-64 in the boys' championship game Tuesday in the District 6-AA high school basketball tournament at Hixson.
Coming into the fourth quarter of Monday's District 6-A girls' high school basketball championship game, Sale Creek had a 7-2 edge in 3-point goals and a one-point lead over Van Buren County.
Van Buren County defeated Sale Creek 51-48 on Monday in the championship game of the District 6-A girls' high school basketball tournament at Sale Creek.
Silverdale Baptist Academy's three seniors made a vow to coach David Massengill that they would bring the Lady Seahawks' high school basketball program its first district championship.
The Central boys' basketball players barely had time to celebrate their clinching of the program's first region berth since 2005 before they had to play another game in the District 6-AA high school tournament.
Silverdale Baptist Academy defeated Grace Academy 52-36 on Saturday at Chattanooga State and captured its first District 5-A girls' high school basketball championship.
The District 6-AA boys' high school basketball quarterfinal Friday at East Hamilton was about as ugly as it gets, and an absolute thing of beauty as far as Central is concerned.
After leading the entire first half Friday, Grace Academy trailed more of the second half against Arts & Sciences than it led in the first semifinal in the District 5-A high school basketball tournament at Chattanooga State.
Fifth-seeded Central won 57-42 at fourth-seeded East Hamilton in a District 6-AA high school boys' basketball tournament game Friday.
Grace Academy defeated Arts & Sciences 53-50 on Friday afternoon in semifinal play at the District 5-A tournament at Chattanooga State.
It's been said in sports that a game can't be won in the first quarter, but it can be lost then. Central girls' basketball coach Rick May felt that way Thursday night.
For many years, the Chattanooga area had one other thing that appeared as inevitable as death and taxes: The girls' basketball teams at Central and Hixson high schools seemed destined for the bottom of their league.
With her team trailing at halftime Monday, Chattanooga Christian's only senior girls' basketball player, Mary Sabourin, must have realized that her high school basketball career was 16 minutes away from being over.
In the time since Chattanooga Christian's girls played in the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament shortly after Christmas at Chattanooga State, they haven't looked like the same team.
Red Bank head softball coach and athletic director Mandi Munn now can add head volleyball coach to her list of duties.