Notre Dame, McMinn Central Win Region Soccer Titles

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Make it two straight for the Lady Irish of Notre Dame.  Two straight district championships, two straight region championships and two straight one goal wins over arch rival Chattanooga Christian.  Notre Dame scored a goal in the 72 minute to earn a 1-0 the Region 4A/AA championship on Thursday. 

The two teams tied 0-0 in the regular season.  The Lady Irish won the district championship last week 2-1. Both teams won their region semifinal on Tuesday pitting the two in the region championship game.   With the win, Notre Dame will host Grace Academy on Saturday in a Class A/AA state sectional game.  CCS will travel to McMinn Central on Saturday.  Only sectional winners will advance to the state tournament which will begin on Wednesday in Murfreesboro.

The lone goal in Thursday's game less than a minute after a flurry of activity in the Notre Dame box and an eventual save by Notre Dame keeper Taylor Green.  Lady Irish forward Sophie Olenchek would find the net for the game winner just seconds after the punt by Green.

 The 1-0 lead would stand for the final eight minutes. 

"I am really happy with the way we played tonight,"  Notre Dame head coach Jim Schermerhorn said after the game.  "We struggled a little bit on Tuesday so this was a lot better."

Notre Dame struggled to find the net, with two shots bouncing off the cross bar.   

CCS pressured hard to begin the second half and had several dangerous chances.

 CCS keeper Kendra Jolly had nine saves and Taylor Green had four for Notre Dame. 

MCMINN CENTRAL 3 GRACE 2 (4-3 on PKs) McMinn Central and Grace were tied at 1-1 at the end of regulation in the region 3A/AA final at McMinn Central.  Grace scored first in overtime and McMinn Central answered.  Neither time scored in the golden goal period and the match went to penalty kicks.  McMinn Central out shot Grace 4-3 on PKs to earn the region title.


Signal Mountain Advances In State Volleyball

SMYRNA, Tenn. – It’s a good thing that Signal Mountain volleyball coach Jennifer Redman is a young lady because her heart might not be able to stand the pressure if she wasn’t. Redman’s Lady Eagles were thisclose to being sent to the loser’s bracket in the opening round of the State Volleyball Tournament here at Stewarts Creek High School Wednesday afternoon. Had it been ... (click for more)

Baylor Falls To Pope John Paul II In Division II State Soccer

The Baylor Red Raider soccer team battled Pope John Paul II through overtime Tuesday night in the first round of the Division II state soccer tournament.  The visitors were able to score in second overtime to earn the 4-3 win over Baylor. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime.  Baylor would lead twice in the second half before giving up a game tying goal in ... (click for more)

Architect/Contractor Selected By Erlanger For New Children's/Women's Hospital

HKS has been selected as the architect and McCarthy as the construction manager for a new Children’s and Women’s Hospital at the Erlanger campus on East Third Street. The Atlanta team competed against another Atlanta group for the major construction project. Erlanger officials announced Monday that $11.5 million is being set aside in a debt restructuring for the new $30 ... (click for more)

Red Bank Protestors Say Police Out Of Control

Regular city business was overshadowed at the Red Bank Commission meeting Tuesday night by citizens protesting recent police actions. Outside city hall people holding signs lined the sidewalk and, in the time set aside for residents of the city to speak, the ones that did expressed disapproval of the police procedures surrounding a traffic stop that ended in an alleged beating. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill - And Response

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Policeman’s Prayer

Every year, when the Law Enforcement Foundation of Greater Chattanooga holds its annual luncheon, it is one of the most heartening displays of what America really believes, down deep inside. The most prominent and influential leaders in the community – well over 1,000 -- gather to pay tribute and pledge their support to our heroes in blue who are unfaltering in their devotion, service ... (click for more)