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Chattanooga, TN, United States

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Past articles by Stephen:

Brainerd backcourt leads team in return to 2A state tournament

Brainerd is back in the boys' state basketball tournament thanks to a backcourt that refused to back down. → Read More

Nick Rivers takes over Hixson football program

Hixson High School didn't have to look far to find its new head football coach. Just three days after the job came open, the school's administration has promoted assistant coach Nick Rivers to the position. → Read More

Mr. Football semifinalist Boo Carter no longer enrolled at Chattanooga Christian School

Boo Carter's football career with Chattanooga Christian has come to an end. → Read More

Live coverage: Tennessee vs. Georgia

Follow along for live updates from the Tennessee-Georgia football game in Athens, Ga. → Read More

Video reactions, photos from the Vols victory over Bama Saturday

Check out these photos and video reactions from this weekend's Tennessee Vols win over Alabama. → Read More

Hargis: College football games at Sewanee turn up the nostalgia

SEWANEE, Tenn. — This is a place and a football setting unaffected by the frantically changing world around it. Atop Monteagle Mountain, just off Highway 41A, past the Amish Hippie gift shop and Mooney's Market, the University of the South — more commonly known simply as Sewanee — is home to arguably the most picturesque campus in the Chattanooga area. Nestled inside a leafy cocoon of rust-red… → Read More

Hargis: Heupel’s Vols take another giant step by beating Gators

Not since Linda Blair's head rotated 360 degrees has there been a tougher exorcism. → Read More

Hargis: After offseason of change, Chattanooga area's prep football teams turn focus to the field

It was an offseason of notable change for the Chattanooga area's high school football programs. → Read More

Chattanooga area's top nine female athletes of Title IX era

Here's a look at the Chattanooga area's top nine female athletes since Title IX was enacted 50 years ago. → Read More

Baylor sets state record with seventh straight softball title

For all practical purposes, the Division II-AA softball state tournament has become the Baylor Invitational. → Read More

Brown resigns at Red Bank to become Baylor defensive coordinator

The first addition to new Baylor School football coach Erik Kimrey's staff is certainly an impressive one. Chris Brown, who averaged 10 wins in his four seasons at Red Bank, has resigned as the Lions head coach to join Kimrey's staff as defensive coordinator. → Read More

Chattanooga's annual Best of Preps Jamboree at Finley Stadium expands for 2021

The annual Best of Preps Jamboree has outgrown the confines of a two-day event. → Read More

Sequatchie County names former Fayetteville assistant as football coach

Sequatchie County has turned its football program over to a coach with championship experience. → Read More

Sequatchie County sisters hoping to follow in their mom's softball championship footsteps

As family heirlooms go, the one Rolanda Green hopes to pass down to her daughters is pretty unique. → Read More

John Starr steps down as Howard High School football coach

John Starr has stepped down as head football coach at Howard High School after five seasons with the program. He informed the team Monday afternoon. → Read More

Tyner names Scott Chandler as new head football coach

Tyner Academy has named Scott Chandler as its new head football coach. Chandler had been the head coach at Ooltewah the previous three seasons before stepping down in February. → Read More

Brainerd vs. Cleveland '97 title game still the area standard for prep basketball

It was a season that became the barometer by which all others are gauged in the Chattanooga area. Nearly a quarter of a century later, none have come close to measuring up. → Read More

Smiles return on spring sports opening day in Chattanooga region

The customary sights upon walking into any local ballpark - parents sitting in folding chairs along the chainlink fence, pre-teen kids playing tag behind the stands - were early signs of a return to normalcy. → Read More

Here's your Chattanooga-area primer for the TSSAA football playoffs

The four-week road trip to Cookeville for the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl state championship games begins Friday with 22 Chattanooga-area teams scheduled to step on the field for first-round playoff games. Two more area teams will join the mix when Division II-AAA begins its postseason next week. → Read More

Positive COVID-19 test cancels Marion County-South Pittsburg football game

For the first time since 1954, the Marion County versus South Pittsburg football rivalry game will not be played. → Read More