MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Considering their middle school team pelted them with silly string, songs were being sung and unsuspecting coach Kelli Smith got an ice-cold bath down her back, the Baylor Lady Red Raiders winning their third consecutive TSSAA Division II-AA softball state championship was anything but ho-hum.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Whitwell's softball team did not win its district regular-season championship.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — East Hamilton outlasted its first opponent Thursday in the Class AA high school softball state tournament but couldn't outslug its second.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Baylor's first shot at redemption from a loss to St. Benedict came Thursday, two days later.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Archrivals Baylor and GPS have grown accustomed lately to meeting in the TSSAA Divison II-AA softball state tournament, just not in the losers bracket like Wednesday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Whitwell's Lady Tigers made some defensive plays late in Wednesday's TSSAA Class A state-tournament softball game against Gordonsville that kept them in it. But there was no defense for what the Tigerettes' Shelby Prichard did to put it away.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — East Hamilton looked like a different softball team Wednesday than it did Tuesday in the Class AA high school softball state tournament. Going from 12 runs allowed to none will do that.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — GPS softball coach Susan Crownover didn't lay blame for Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Pope John Paul II in Tuesday's Division II-AA opener in the Spring Fling, but the final pitch was off the mark and proved to be costly.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — East Hamilton's usually stable offense wasn't enough Tuesday to overcome the unstable defense it played against Chester County in its first-round game at McKnight No. 1 in the TSSAA Class AA softball tournament.
COHUTTA, Ga. — Third place was crowded with area talent Monday in the GHSA Class AAAA girls' state golf tournament at Nob North.
Before the season started, East Hamilton softball coach Cara Stiles wasn't sure how much Maria Walshe would be able to pitch, or how effective she would be if she did. But if those concerns weren't dismissed once she starte
Sports seasons have their ups and downs and teams can only wish for the ups to come along at the right times. Such is the case now for East Hamilton's softball team, but not for Bledsoe County's.
Some of Baylor's softball players started a little slow offensively Friday in the Lady Red Raiders' best-of-three TSSAA Division II-AA state-quarterfinal series against Father Ryan. Not Precious Birdsong. But she doesn't do anything slow.
First-year Sale Creek coach and longtime softball coach Clifford Kirk is recovering at a local hospital from a collapse he suffered Wednesday during the seventh inning of the Region 3-A final against Whitwell at Sale Creek.
If Clifford Kirk had been there Thursday to see the unraveling, he might've thrown his cap.
East Hamilton wasted little time in retaking the lead after Meigs County tied the score in the top of the sixth inning in Wednesday's Region 3-AA high school softball final at East Hamilton.
After being involved with the softball program at Ooltewah High School for 25 years, Norma Nelson has been fired from the head coaching position she has held the last 20.
MANCHESTER, Tenn. — The Region 3-AAA high school softball semifinal Monday at Coffee County turned out to be a game of inches. A few inches too high, that is, for Walker Valley.
Soddy-Daisy's Alex Schafer signed a volleyball scholarship last week with Tennessee Wesleyan College.
If Whitwell's Kathleen Sledge tried to erase the memories of last year's Region 3-A semifinal loss at Grace Academy, it didn't work.
Clifford Kirk is no stranger to softball region tournaments, even though his new team is. But that won't be the case after Monday.
Ooltewah defensive back and kick returner Cadarius Montgomery signed football scholarship papers Thursday with NAIA member Bethel University.
Four minus four plus four equals seven. That's the new math being taught at Grace Academy, at least on the high school softball field.
It must be GPS's black and blue colors that make Baylor junior Haley Andrus see red.
Grace Academy gave District 5-A regular-season champion Arts & Sciences a scare in the winners-bracket final of the District 5-A high school softball tournament. Friday at Warner Park, the Lady Golden Eagles sent out an alarm.
Perhaps the best thing East Hamilton's Lady Hurricanes did in Thursday's District 6-AA high school softball championship game was keeping their mouths shut around Maria Walshe.
After East Hamilton went through all its would-haves, and Central went through all its could-haves, and both teams went through their share of should-haves, East Hamilton managed to emerge victorious in the winners-bracket final Wednesday in the District 6-AA high school softball tournament at Warner Park.
EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — Soddy-Daisy didn't have a lot more hits than Rhea County in their winners-bracket semifinal Tuesday in the District 5-AAA high school softball tournament. But the Lady Trojans definitely had more at the right times.
University of Kentucky softball coach Rachel Lawson can recall the moment that former Soddy-Daisy High School pitcher Kelsey Nunley accepted a scholarship offer to come play for the Wildcats.
Saturday's rain spoiled the plans for many local softball and baseball teams ready to begin play, or continue playing, in TSSAA district tournaments this week. In all 13 softball games were washed out.
This time last year Central was riding high heading into the District 6-AA softball tournament.
The District 6-AA high school softball game Tuesday at East Ridge went one inning longer than regulation, which went one inning longer than Hixson and Marissa Murray would've liked.
Marion County's Hannah Morrison signed scholarship papers last week and will continue her softball career at Carson-Newman College.
On March 14, Polk County High School sophomore softball player Kaitlyn Williams learned that her mother, Gina, had taken her own life.
Carolyn Jackson said she played very little when she was on Riverside's basketball team. Little did she know then that spending time on a high school basketball team's bench would become what she's noted for.
The Arts & Sciences softball team had the total package on display Tuesday.
Leave it to an 8-year-old to find something joyous amid misfortune.
Bledsoe County's Taylor Marsh scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Ooltewah's attempt to make a sliding catch on Emily Dodson's sinking line drive failed.
Whitwell, one of two Class A teams among the 12 to enter the Choo Choo Lady Owls high school softball tournament, was among those that went 2-0 in Friday's pool play at the Summit of Softball Complex.
Silverdale Baptist Academy sophomore Allison Meadows was back in her favorite environment Tuesday.
Alyssa Coppinger's wish has been to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and play softball, and apparently the Lady Mocs program wishes to have her.
East Hamilton came into its District 6-AA high school softball game at Central with an overall losing record.
Austin Case signed scholarship papers Tuesday to continue his career at Furman University, becoming Baylor's first NCAA Division I lacrosse signee.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — There were times in Monday's District 5-AAA high school softball game at Walker Valley when the Lady Mustangs had a hard time catching the ball.
Three softball teams are hosting breast-cancer-awareness fundraisers in the Chattanooga area each of the next three days, beginning today with East Ridge hosting Signal Mountain at 5 p.m.
Baylor's Rachel Travis has accepted a scholarship offer to play volleyball at Tennessee Tech University and plans to sign Wednesday.
Baylor's Noelle Winkles indicated she'd been a little disappointed in her bunting and slapping game lately, which isn't a good thing for someone batting in the No. 2 spot.
Ginger Stiles, a sister of East Hamilton head coach Cara Stiles, is one of five breast-cancer survivors invited to throw ceremonial first pitches on Friday when Baylor hosted its first Hits for Hope high school softball tournament at Warner Park.
Arts & Sciences pitcher Liana Rodrigues no longer plans to play softball for NCAA Division III Berry College in Rome, Ga. Instead she has accepted an offer to play Division I softball for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Give Sarah Moore a chance to show a flare for the dramatic, and the Baylor senior never seems to disappoint.