Baylor Wins Blue Cross Championship Series Trophy

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Baylor Athletic Director Thad Lepcio holds the 2012-2013 Blue
Cross Championship Series Trophy, which was awarded to Baylor by the TSSAA
Baylor Athletic Director Thad Lepcio holds the 2012-2013 Blue Cross Championship Series Trophy, which was awarded to Baylor by the TSSAA
The TSSAA has awarded Baylor the 2012-2013 Blue Cross Championship Series
Trophy, given to the school with the most outstanding athletic program in
the state.

Grouped according to TSSAA competitive divisions and classes, schools earn
points based on quarterfinal, semifinal, final round, and championship
appearances with points increasing at each level of competition. Total
points are divided by the number of sports offered to create an average
point total.
Only schools that have no reported incidents of
unsportsmanlike behavior during the school year are eligible. The winning
schools receive a $2,500 cash donation.

Receiving the trophy on behalf of the school, Baylor Athletic Director
Thad Lepcio said it is a wonderful accomplishment for Baylor's
student-athletes, coaches, and community as a whole. “I am thankful every
day for the opportunity to work with students and coaches who achieve
great success in the classroom and on the athletic fields. I’d also like
to thank Blue Cross Blue Shield and the TSSAA for creating this award to
recognize programs that have succeeded across the board while maintaining
the highest levels of sportsmanlike behavior.”

Baylor won five TSSAA state championships in 2012-13, taking titles in
girls’ and boys’ golf, girls’ cross country, girls’ tennis, and softball.
In non-TSSAA sports, Baylor added state crowns in swimming – girls, boys,
and combined – and fencing.



UTC's Cotter Earns All-Conference, Two Mocs Named To All-Freshman Team At SoCon Finals

Complete Results     BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- In her final Southern Conference Championship of her career, senior Amanda Cotter (Bristol, Conn.) earned all-conference honors in the women’s 1500 meter run on the final day at the Samford Track and Soccer Stadium.   “I thought she had it won,” Chattanooga head coach Bill Gautier said.  “She ran a great ... (click for more)

Lookies Lose Second Straight Sunday At Smokies, 5-2

A four-run fifth inning broke a deadlocked 1-1 game and the Smokies went on to a 5-2 win over the Lookouts Sunday afternoon at Smokies Stadium. Inning-by-inning game  r ecap . Smokies starting pitcher Frank Batista tossed seven solid innings of one-run ball, while four consecutive run-scoring singles from right fielder Almora Almora Jr., designated hitter Kyle Schwarber, ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke To Give State Of The City Address Monday Night

Citizens across the community are invited to attend Mayor Andy Berke’s second annual State of the City address, which will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Chattanoogan Hotel. The event is free and open to the public. “The State of the City is an important time to celebrate our accomplishments, discuss our challenges and chart a new course together,” said Mayor ... (click for more)

Anonymous Facebook Posters Pose Possibility Of Signal Schools Separating From Hamilton County School System

"Should Signal Mountain Schools separate from the Hamilton County School System?"   That’s the question posted on a Facebook page titled, simply, Signal Mountain Independent School District.   The creators of the page do not identify themselves. “(W)e certainly don’t want our kids dragged into the issue or targeted for special treatment by any ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The P.S. To A Sad Story

Back in the days when we were determined that the Chattanooga News-Free Press would have the best sports section in the country, I was traveling a whole lot. For example, back then I would be leaving today or tomorrow for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, this after hardly recovering from a week spent at The Masters. And, as it happens with those who are constantly in search for tomorrow’s ... (click for more)