Region Softball, Baseball Starts Sunday At Chattanooga State

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Chattanooga State Community College will host the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region VII Baseball and Softball Tournament. Community college teams from around the state will begin competing on Sunday at noon.

 

Participating baseball and softball teams include Cleveland State, Columbia State, Dyersburg State, Jackson State, Motlow State, Roane State, Southwest Tennessee State, Volunteer State, Walters State, and host Chattanooga State.

Chattanooga State’s Lady Tigers enter the tournament as the number one seed. The team has been ranked number one in the nation since the season began almost two months ago.

 

General admission for a full day of tournament play is $7. Admission for community college students with an I.D., high school and elementary students is $4 for a full day. An all tournament pass is $20.

 

During the tournament, Chattanooga State will show off one of its new athletic facilities. All the visiting teams will use the topnotch baseball/softball field house that rivals venues at much larger four-year universities. “The singular mission of Chattanooga State’s Athletic Department is to provide programs and leadership that enhances the physical, intellectual, social and moral development of each student athlete,” said Chattanooga State Athletic Director Steve Jaecks.

 

Both the softball semi-finals and finals will be played on Wednesday. After the championship game that begins at 4 p.m., the softball tournament winner will be crowned. The baseball semi-final games will be played on Thursday. The baseball final is scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m.

 

A link on Chattanooga State’s home page, www.chattanoogastate.edu, goes to the tournament site, which has the brackets and schedule, team roosters, local accommodations and directions to Chattanooga State. The site also contains two links. There is one for a live baseball feed and another for a live softball feed on Ustream.tv.

 


PHOTOS: Thursday's Pounder Classic Action

Local Teams Pepper TBCA Baseball Poll

Several area teams are ranked in the first Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association poll of 2015. Soddy-Daisy is ranked ninth in the Class AAA poll and Boyd-Buchanan is fourth in the Class A poll.  Baylor is third and McCallie is fifth in the Division IIAA poll.    Class AAA 1. Farragut 2. Houston 3. Siegel 4. Sevier Co. 5. Ravenwood 6. Hardin ... (click for more)

Robber Is Shot By Victim In Attempted Robbery On East 43rd Street

One person was shot during a robbery attempt at 4314 Rossville Blvd. around 1:50 p.m. on Thursday.  The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating the robbery that ended in a shooting near East 43rd St. at Miller Auto Sales.  The robbery victim shot the suspect.  The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Fire On Crutchfield Street Ruled Arson

Chattanooga fire investigators have determined that last Thursday’s fire at 1207 Crutchfield St.  that nearly killed four people was deliberately set. Lt. Henry McElvain with the Fire Investigation Division said he cannot divulge the reason why he thinks it’s arson, but he is asking for help from the public. If anyone has information that can help solve this case, call ... (click for more)

The Problems With Prescription Drug Addiction

In Tennessee today, we have a major problem with prescription drug addiction, particularly when powerful opioid pain relievers are concerned.    For the first time in 2012, Tennesseans abused prescription opioid drugs more than alcohol.  Our young people ages 18-25 abuse prescription opioids at a 30 percent higher rate than the national average.  In just five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Hillman Of Bihar

In the year of our Lord, 1927, there was a very poor child born to a very poor family in a very poor place. His name was Dasrath Manjhi and he was a native of the Musahar community somewhere in India. We know he had no education and, as a member of the lowest Hindu scheduled castes, he didn’t have a cut dog’s chance from the very get go. But after spending considerable time in ... (click for more)