CCS Opens New Soccer Stadium Tonight

CCS-GPS Soccer at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Highlighted by the opening of the new soccer/football stadium and ribbon-cutting ceremonies to honor long time soccer coach David Stanton, host Chattanooga Christian opens the 2013 season tonight against cross-town rival Girls Preparatory School at 7 p.m.

In an excellent season opener at David Stanton Field, these two teams went deep in the playoffs a year ago; CCS reached the TSSAA Class A semifinals in 2012, while GPS was state runner-up in D-II. The Bruisers edged CCS, 3-1, a year ago in a regular season contest..

CCS Football Opener: Fri. Aug 30, the CCS football team will have its first home game in the new stadium (vs. Lookout Valley) and football coach Barry Loyal will cut the gold and blue ribbons that night, signifying a new era of CCS football.

Alumni Games: Several former players from CCS boys soccer (Wednesday) and football (Thursday) participated in informal "first games" last week on the new all-weather turf.

"We are excited about our new soccer/football stadium as it was completed in 82 days," said CCS president Chad Dirkse.  "The new stadium has 3,000 seats compared to 700 on the old field.

"We want this to be a community facility and for all our students. We have students using the new field during seven periods of physical education nearly every day of the week."

Fitness Center: CCS has plans to complete a state-of-the-art fitness center (including locker rooms and weight room) adjacent to the soccer/football stadium by the end of the school year.

Baseball-Softball: "We also are working to install lights on the baseball field for the upcoming season so we can have home night contests in baseball, softball and boys soccer all at the same time," Dirkse stated. "Having three sporting events played simultaneously on campus would create a great atmosphere for our student-athletes and our community."

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 



Four In Double Figures, Heights Hawks Romp 72-41

Hamilton Heights’ Lady Hawks, ranked No. 1 in the country by ESPN, got a combined 37 points from Elizabeth Balogun and Treasure Hunt on Friday and routed Wesleyan Christian, 72-41, in the Best of Carolina Showcase at Legacy Charter School in Greenville, South Carolina. Hamilton Heights’ Hawks were scheduled to play a late game in Memphis on Friday and a report on that game ... (click for more)

Bearettes' Bench Pivotal In 52-46 Win Vs. Stone Memorial

The bench continues to be a lethal weapon for Bradley Central’s unbeaten Bearettes. Stone Memorial starters outscored Bradley 42-33 Friday night in Crossville, but the Bearettes’ reserve players had a 19-4 offensive edge and that enabled coach Jason Reuter’s squad to post a 52-46 victory. Bradley now has won 41 of its last 42 games, the only loss being against Stewarts ... (click for more)

Home In Alton Park Damaged By Fire Friday Morning

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire in Alton Park Friday morning. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around  8:30 a.m.  and responded to 4020 Highland Ave. with five fire companies. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, one of the residents of the house was concerned this his wife might still be inside. The firefighters ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Struck And Severely Injured In East Ridge Thursday Night

The East Ridge Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian being struck  at 5300 Ringgold Road on Thursday around  10 p.m. Officers arrived and found that East Ridge resident Dale Henderson had been struck by a vehicle and was suffering from severe injuries. It appears he attempted to cross Ringgold Road in front ... (click for more)

Technology: The Virtual Drug

The truth is you're probably reading this on a mobile device or your computer. As a matter of fact, I’m typing this down on a MacBook Pro. The point is technology is everywhere. It engulfs like a tsunami engulfs a village, only a few ever escape. In fact, it took me two hours to start this paper because I was so hypnotized by phone, checking my Instagram and seeing what the next ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

This week, as two men greeted one another at the steps leading to a holiday party, one said, “My wife is angel,” this in keeping with the season. The other replied, “You’re lucky … mine is still alive.” Once inside, the two walked into this conversation – “We had a power outage at our house this morning. So, my PC, laptop, TV, DVD, iPad and new surround sound music system were ... (click for more)