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Staff file photo / Chattanooga FC fan Galen Riley leads the Chattaholigans support group in cheers during a playoff match against Miami United FC on July 23, 2016, at Finley Stadium.

The Chattanooga Football Club is doing its part to fill the gap in sports during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the team's debut professional season and first National Independent Soccer Association schedule has been suspended by the outbreak, Saturday at 3 p.m. CFC will use its official YouTube channel to show its 2016 National Premier Soccer League regional final against Miami United FC. "It's a CFC classic," Jeremy Alumbaugh, the team's managing director, said in a release regarding the match CFC won on penalty kicks. "After the national championship match against NY Cosmos in 2015, this is probably the most iconic Chattanooga FC match in history. It will be great to give fans the experience of watching it unfold again." According to the release, the club has several events planned for the next few weeks to keep its fans "engaged" and "excited" until the season resumes.

 

 

Basketball

* Bryan College junior Deandra Luna from White County and freshman Kaitlynn Hennessee from McMinn County received honorable mention for the NAIA Division II All-America team for women's basketball. Luna, who averaged 6.2 assists per game and scored 41 points in one, and Hennessee, who averaged 13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, helped the Lady Lions go 28-2 overall and 24-0 in Appalachian Athletic Conference play this season. They won their NAIA national tournament opener to reach the round of 32 before the season was canceled.

 

Track and field

* Lee University senior Christian Noble is a finalist for the NCAA Division II track athlete of the year award. Noble was set to compete as the top runner in the 3000-meter run and the No. 2 runner in the 5000-meter run at the D-II national indoor championships last week in Birmingham, Alabama, before the event was canceled. Noble is already the track athlete of the year for the South Region and the Gulf South Conference.

Compiled by Marty Kirkland. Contact him at mkirkland@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6478.

 

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