Brainerd High School To Add Golf, Tennis

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Brainerd High School athletics director Levar Brown has announced that the school will add boys and girls varsity tennis and boys and girls varsity golf for the 2013-2014 school year.

“We have received a good deal of interest from our students who want to participate in tennis and golf and we look forward to having these varsity sports in place for next school year,” said Brown.

Home venues will be Brainerd Tennis Courts which are adjacent to the school and Brainerd Golf Course.

“We are very appreciative that the management at Brainerd Golf Course has agreed that we can use their facility as our home course as it is only a few blocks from the school,” Brown stated.

The First Tee of Chattanooga has also expressed an interest in assisting the golf teams.

High school golf is played in the fall, while tennis is played in the spring.

“We are advertising our coaching positions for golf and tennis and plan to have coaches in place in a few weeks,” Brown said.


contact B.B. Branton at

PHOTOS: Lady Vols Edge Chattanooga, 59-57

Huesman, Mocs Receive Post-Season Honors

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga had a league-high 17 football student-athletes honored on the All-Southern Conference Coaches and Media Teams, the league office announced today.  Senior quarterback Jacob Huesman became the first player in league history to be named SoCon Offensive Player of the Year three times in voting by the head coaches.  He was also the ... (click for more)

Man Shot And Killed In Alton Park On Tuesday Night

A man was shot and killed in Alton Park on Tuesday night. The incident happened in the 3800 block of Highland Avenue. Chattanooga Police initially said they had no suspects. Police chaplains were on the scene to try to comfort the grieving family. The incident happened around 6 p.m.  (click for more)

Judge Denies Motion By Walker County To Delay Closing Of Hutcheson Hospital

A bankruptcy judge in Atlanta on Tuesday denied a motion by Walker County, Ga., is asking a delay in closing Hutcheson Medical Center and laying off employees. Judge Paul Bonapfel said he appreciated the position of Walker County, but he said he would not interfere with the business decision made by the trustees appointed to operate the Fort Oglethorpe hospital. He also said ... (click for more)

A Thankful List

David Jeremiah said it best, that we have a tendency to concentrate on the things we don’t have rather than what God has already blessed us with.  Perhaps, he said, it is because there is not enough parchment available in this world to record all God’s bountiful blessings should we try to list them. This Thanksgiving let us gather our family close to us, whisper a prayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Don’t Mess With ‘Skunk’

One year ago today riots broke out anew in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson, a white 28-year-old police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old, Michael Brown. The altercation took place on Aug. 9, and video cameras later showed the black teenager robbing a store and assaulting the shopkeeper. After the unarmed Brown was shot, for ... (click for more)