Lady Pioneers Win District 6A/AA Title In Overtime

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - by Hollie Webb

The East Ridge Lady Pioneers won the District 6 A-AA girls soccer championship against the host Hixson Lady Wildcats Thursday night in overtime 4-2.

After going the entire game with both teams only scoring on penalty kicks, the Pioneers finally took the lead in the first half of overtime. In the second half of overtime, the Pioneers scored twice and the Wildcats scored the final goal. 

During regulation time, East Ridge scored in the first half on a penalty kick by Abby Sweatman. With minutes left, Hixson tied the game on a penalty kick by Samantha Green.

Sweatman would score again in overtime to give East Ridge a 2-1 lead.  East Ridge would take a 4-1 lead with goals by Jauna Luarca and Kelby Fryar. 

Hixson's Samantha Green scored the final goal.

This is the first district championship for East Ridge and the win reverses a 2-1 loss to Hixson earlier in the season.  

Region Semis - Tues. Oct. 22 -- East Ridge will host Grace next Tuesday and Hixson will travel to McMinn Central for the region semifinals with the finals set for next Thursday. 

Records: East Ridge (8-6), Hixson (11-5-2)



Cleveland Wrestlers Maintain Top Spot In State Wrestling Poll

The Cleveland Blue Raider wrestling team is still #1 in the latest state coaches poll.   Cleveland won their own dual tournament this weekend.  McCallie is second and Baylor is fifth followed by Bradley in sixth.   Now in its 26th year, The Poll is primarily a measure of  dual meet strength  with some consideration to individual tournament ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Back To .500 With Win Over 49ers

The Chattanooga Mocs are now at .500 for the first time this season after Sunday afternoon’s 64-50 victory over the North Carolina-Charlotte 49ers. Progress has been slow at times for the youngest team in the NCAA, but the Mocs played much better in the first half than they did in the first and were rewarded with a 14-point victory after being tied at halftime. “We had ... (click for more)

Overflow Crowd Attends Latest Signal Mountain Meeting On Leaving County Schools

The December meeting of the Signal Mountain Town Council was for the most part devoted to giving citizens another chance to voice their opinions and ask questions about forming a new school district separate from Hamilton County. More people interested in the subject came than could be admitted to the council room because of fire capacity and the crowd overflowed into the lobby. ... (click for more)

Haslam Appoints Kyle Hedrick Circuit Court Judge

Governor Bill Haslam on Monday appointed Kyle E. Hedrick of Chattanooga as Circuit Court Judge for the 11th Judicial District.  He replaces Judge W. Neil Thomas III, who has retired. The 11th Judicial District serves Hamilton County.   Mr. Hedrick and attorney Glenna Ramer have practiced together since 1994 and formed the law firm Ramer & Hedrick in Chattanooga ... (click for more)

All I Want For Christmas Are Digitized Newspapers For 2018 - And Response

With recent news of the Public Library investing in their own StoryCorps-ish effort with the Chattanooga Memory Project, it got me thinking about digitizing local newspapers again.   It's been two and a half years since the Chattanooga Public Library committed to sending out a request for proposals to digitize the local newspapers they have on microfilm. Back in ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Top Of My Desk

I am always pleasantly amused when people ask me how I can come up with something different to write about each day. The truth is that it is a rare day indeed when there isn’t something I want to share. As I sat down at my desk yesterday and looked about, I laughed at myself because there were several stacks each worthy of a story so please allow me to present “the best of” the ... (click for more)