Sectional Baseball and Softball Matchups

Thursday, May 16, 2013
All games Friday unless noted

Baseball

Class A
Trousdale Co. at Silverdale 5 p.m.
Marion Co. at Friendship Christian

Class AA
East Hamilton at Upperman, 11:30 a.m.

Class AAA
Ooltewah at Riverdale, 7 p.m. ET (5/18)

Softball

Class A
Trousdale Co. at Whitwell
Sale Creek at Gordonsville

Class AA
Bledsoe Co. at East Hamilton 11 a.m. (5/18)
Meigs Co. at Upperman 5 p.m.

Class AAA
Soddy-Daisy at Smyrna 7 p.m.


Cleveland State Baseball Loses To Gordon State

Cleveland State's baseball team lost to Gordon State  on Tuesday , by a score of 8-2. This puts the Cougar's record at 4-3 on the season.  The starter for the Cougars in this matchup was Ryan Inches, who went 2 innings, allowing 4 earned runs while issuing 5 walks. 7 different pitchers took the mound for the Cougars after Inches, by the time the game ended. Once the ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: Remembering The Sacrifices

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1 Dead, Another Injured In Shooting On Carousel Road

One man was shot and killed and another man injured in a shooting on Carousel Road lateTuesday afternoon. The incident happened around 5:25 p.m. One man was dead at the scene, and the other was taken to a hospital. Carousal Road is off Greenwood Road in a neighborhood behind Taylor Funeral Home on Wilcox Boulevard. (click for more)

City Council Approves TIF For Extension Of MLK Boulevard To The Riverwalk

The City Council voted Tuesday to approve Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to extend MLK Boulevard across Riverfront Parkway to the Blue Goose Hollow Trailhead at the Riverwalk. The agreement is with Evergreen Real Estate of Nashville to build the extension across property it has already begun to develop at the site across from the old Newton Chevrolet and Kelly Subaru. The developer ... (click for more)

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Roy Exum: Want To Buy An AK-47?

On Sunday night I got an email from a reader who I enjoy that read, “How about, ‘Don’t sell assault weapons to 18-year-olds.’ The blood is on your hands (and all the other gun and violence idolaters)!” While I beg to disagree with him, this is a nation where – right now, this minute -- there are an estimated ONE TRILLION rounds of ammunition and over 300 million firearms. I can ... (click for more)