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Staff Photo by Patrick MacCoon / Baylor Noah Horst celebrates after winning his fourth TSSAA championship last season. This year's state traditional wrestling tournament will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center from February 24-26.

The return of the state wrestling tournament to Chattanooga will have to wait another week.

Due to snow and icy conditions currently across the state, and more expected later this week, the TSSAA traditional state championships at the Chattanooga Convention Center have been pushed back until the middle of next week.

The tournament will last from Feb. 24-26 with each classification having its own day in the spotlight.

Next Wednesday, Class A-AA will begin the state tournament with the Round of 16 starting at 9 a.m. and the championship matches at 6 p.m. The Division II and the Girls state individual tournament will be held next Thursday starting with the quarterfinals round at 10 a.m. and the championship matches at 4:30.

The state tournament will conclude with Class AAA next Friday as the Round of 16 will begin at 9 a.m. and the finals at 6.

This is the first year since 2009 that Chattanooga will host the traditional state wrestling tournament. Sixteen of the past 29 traditional championship teams have been Chattanooga-area programs.

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Silverdale Baptist 53, The King's Academy 31: The Lady Seahawks were stingy defensively in their Division II-A East Region quarterfinals home victory as they jumped out to a 31-8 halftime lead. Becca Lamb scored 15 points and made three 3-pointers, while Tessa Gibson supplied 13 points. Silverdale (22-8) will host CAK (20-10) in the region semifinals on Wednesday at 6.

CAK 48, Notre Dame 46: A furious comeback attempt staged by the Lady Irish (8-8) fell just short on the road. Notre Dame outscored CAK 24-11 in the fourth quarter of the Division II-A East Region quarterfinal. Kenzie Campbell (15 points), Maykyla Skaggs (16 points) and Mary Fillauer (11 points) were sharp late in a tough season-ending defeat.

Boyd Buchanan 51, Knox Webb 48: Dani Reeves continued her strong guard play for the Lady Buccaneers who used a decisive third quarter at home to land a trip to the Division II-A East Region semifinals. Reeves finished with a team-high 18 points while Boyd Buchanan outscored Knox Webb, 17-7, in the third quarter. The Lady Bucs (12-8) will travel to face Lakeway Christian (24-5) at 6 on Wednesday.

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Region 7-AAAAA tournament at Cartersville

Calhoun 68, Woodland-Cartersville 35: The Yellow Jackets (13-10) clinched a top-four finish in the region and a berth into the state tournament as Dylan Faulkner had 18 points, Blaze Hammett 11 and Peyton Law nine.

"This was a good team win," said Calhoun coach Vince Layson, whose team will face Hiram Wednesday at 5:30 in the semifinal round. "We had balanced scoring across the board. It feels good to punch our ticket into the playoffs, especially with this being our first year in a bigger classification. Hopefully we can keep the momentum rolling."

 

CROSS COUNTRY

Cleveland High School junior Ryan Lovelace became the Tennessee Indoor Mile State Champion at the Birmingham Crossplex on Monday. Lovelace finished his one-mile race in 4:21.37, which was more than two seconds faster than the runner-up.

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