Express Soccer Takes On Miami

Monday, February 25, 2013
Back row, Javier Rodriguez, Leudy Franco, Hunter Cruse, Hunter Gregory, Abel Mendiola, second row, Bryan Villa, Diego Nunez, Tad Whitaker, David Franco, Collin Sweatman, Robbie Moody, Oliver Thomsen, front row, Jorge Hurtado, Victor Garcia, Miguel Villa, Isael Gutierrez.
Back row, Javier Rodriguez, Leudy Franco, Hunter Cruse, Hunter Gregory, Abel Mendiola, second row, Bryan Villa, Diego Nunez, Tad Whitaker, David Franco, Collin Sweatman, Robbie Moody, Oliver Thomsen, front row, Jorge Hurtado, Victor Garcia, Miguel Villa, Isael Gutierrez.

Express Regional Soccer Association 94 boys went to Miami, Fla., on the President’s weekend.  

Express played FC United Black to a tie game of 0-0. Then, they beat Plantation Eagles 2-1. On Sunday, they beat Homestead of Florida  1-0. The finals were held on Monday.  Express had to go to penalty kicks and won 5-3. They are now champions of the U19 Gold bracket.



Three Chattanooga Lookout Pitchers Shutout Mobile BayBears Saturday, 7-0

MOBILE, Ala. -- Fernando Romero, Randy LeBlanc and Raul Fernandez combined for a shutout as the Chattanooga Lookouts beat the Mobile BayBears 7-0 on Saturday. With the victory, the Lookouts move to 64-34 on the season. They lead the Southern League North division by six games in the second-half, but have already won the first-half title.  Fernando Romero (9-6) was provided ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Scenic City Scorcher

Fire Causes #32,000 In Damage To Ooltewah Home

Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) battled a house fire at 4137 E. Freemond Circle (Ooltewah) early Saturday afternoon. At  12:52 p.m. , a 911 call was made reporting a fire in the basement of her home. Tri-Community VFD responded and arrived on the scene reporting heavy smoke coming from the basement of the home. Firefighters worked quickly to contained ... (click for more)

Fire On Rogers Road Temporarily Leaves 2 Families Homeless

An early morning duplex fire left two Chattanooga families temporarily homeless.   The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at  3:01 a.m. on Saturday  and responded to 4513 Rogers Road with five fire companies. Battalion Chief Rick Boatwright said the first arriving firefighters located the fire in the kitchen of the "A" side of the duplex. ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Dear Friend Jake

Two weeks ago four of us piled in a car to go down to Canton, Ga., so we could tell Jake Butcher goodbye. Bob McKamey, former mayor Ron Littlefield, a dazzling guy named Steve Wilson, and myself. This would be the last time any of us would see Jake. It was a spectacular day and anyone who doesn’t believe in such goodbyes is missing out on the greatest moment in their life. It is ... (click for more)