Sale Creek Girls Gain Share Of 6-A Title At South Pittsburg

Hill's 28, Hodge's 11 Leads Pantherettes In 16th Straight Victory

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - by Special To The Chattanoogan.com

SOUTH PITTSBURG -- Winning for visiting high school athletic teams in this small town has never been easy.  For sure, not in football.  Prevailing in basketball isn't much better.

But the Sale Creek Pantherettes made the long trip here on Tuesday night and battled a tough South Pittsburg team before the visitors headed back home with a 65-51 victory, a win that gives Sale Creek a 10-2 record in 6-A and one that creates a three-way tie for first with Van Buren County and Whitwell.

Erin Hill had another outstanding game as she poured in 28 points.  She also snagged 11 rebounds while blocking five shots and dishing out five assists.  Teammate Krissy Hodge finished with 11 points.

Kelsea Wilson was tops for South Pittsburg with 18 points.

Sale Creek is now 20-4 overall with a 16-game winning streak.  McEwen Gym at Sale Creek will be hosting the District 6-A tournament which starts later this week and concludes with the girls' consolation and championship game on Monday and the boys' consolation and championship game on Tuesday.  Game times for both are 6 and 7:30.

(Email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@comcast.net)


Former Lookout (2015) Max Kepler Homers For Twins At Yankee Stadium Sunday

The Minnesota Twins turned Yankee Stadium into a launchpad in the sixth inning of a 7-1 victory  Sunday over the Yankees. Three homers were hit back-to-back-to back, including one by former Lookouts' outfielder Max Kepler. Ironically the home runs were hit  off another ex-Lookout, RHP Nathan Eovaldi.  On the mound for Minnesota was Tyler Duffey, ... (click for more)

Lookouts Capture Series From Generals With 6-2 Win Sunday

For just the fourth time this season, the Jackson Generals have lost a series with Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts at AT&T Field in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Lookouts have won three of the first four in the five-game series in their quest to make it to the Southern League playoffs again. Aaron Slegers started for Chattanooga and picked up the win after eight ... (click for more)

Preserving 90-Year-Old Grammar School Just One Of Challenges Facing Town, Signal Council Told

Rather than spend millions upgrading Signal Mountain’s historic grammar school so it can continue to house the Mountain Arts Community Center (MACC), it would make more sense to incorporate that project into a larger multi-pronged one that would solve several issues facing the community, according to town manager Boyd Veal.   For example, Mr. Veal said, the current ... (click for more)

Firefighters Put Out Fire In Compost Pile At City's Wood Recycling Center

Chattanooga firefighters were called to a fire at the city's wood recycling center on N. Hawthorne Street around noon on Sunday. Battalion Chief Don Bowman said the smoke and flames could be seen from several miles away.   Firefighters with five fire companies worked to get the blaze under control, using master streams from two aerials and some hand-held hoselines. The ... (click for more)

Improvements Needed At Entrance To Wilcox Tunnel

I am writing this letter to bring to your attention to a city traffic issue that needs to be addressed immediately, the sooner the better. I can see no large cost factor.   Recently, while as a concerned citizen, removing trash and litter from the entry/exit area of the Wilcox Tunnel on the side that runs into Chamberlain Avenue, I fully realized that this area could ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Looking For A Wife

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is a really cool place. I tried to buy a huge mounted buffalo head in an antique store there one time until I found out the shipping charges were four times what the head was worth. But suddenly my rapt attention is riveted on Coeur d'Alene again because a dazzling social experiment is taking place this very moment at a plush resort in north Idaho. Several ... (click for more)