Arts & Sciences Advances In Region 3-A

Friday, February 21, 2014
The Arts & Sciences girls' basketball team advanced to the Region 3-A semifinals with a 59-35 first-round victory over Richard Hardy on Friday night at CSAS. 

The District 5-A champions jumped out to a 16-5 lead at the end of the first quarter against the fourth-seeded team from District 6-A.  At halftime, CSAS held a 26-13 advantage, and took a 38-24 lead into the final period. 

Sarah McElvain led the Lady Patriots with 25 points, while Brooke Mitchell followed with 14 and Keturah Billen added 12. 

Arts & Sciences, now 16-13, advances to meet the winner of Friday's game between Whitwell and Boyd-Buchanan in Monday's semifinal. District 5-A runner-up Silverdale Baptist also advanced to the other semifinal with a 45-26 win over Lookout Valley. The Lady Seahawks will meet Van Buren County, which defeated Grace Academy 76-41 on Friday. 

"It's always good to survive and advance," Lady Patriots coach Zach Dragoo said. "Richard Hardy played really hard, and it was a good test for us with the raised stakes of an elimination game. Monday is the big one, so we are just going to work hard and get ready for either Whitwell or Boyd."

In other 3-A games, Whitwell ended Boyd-Buchanan's season with a 54-37 win.  Van Buren beat Grace 76-41 and Silverdale beat Lookout Valley 45-26.

Scoring Summary
Region 3-A tournament


Arts & Sciences  16  10  12  21  --  59
Richard Hardy  5  8  11  11 -- 35

CSAS (59) -- Sarah McElvain 25, Brooke Mitchell 14, Keturah Billen 12, Montgomery 4, Little 2, Randolph 2, Lewis, Walker, Benn, Ealey, Justice.

Richard Hardy (35) -- Jade Case 13, Kyla Braden 8, Billingsley 3, Rogers 3, Martin 2, Provins 2, Philiphs 2 Whisnant 2, Tate, Delgado. 

3-point goals: CSAS none; Richard Hardy 2 (Case, Rogers). 


CSAS vs Whitwell 6 p.m.

Van Buren vs Silverdale 7:30 p.m.


JOHN HUNT: Giving Thanks On Another Beautiful Day

Well, here we are again.   Where has that last year gone in such a hurry? As has been the case in recent years, I’m following in Roy Exum’s footsteps with my many reasons to be thankful. Among other things, I AM THANKFUL that I woke up today without a hangover.   It’s been almost 22 years since and I hope I never forget just how bad that last one was. ... (click for more)

Complete Results For 2015 Turkey Trot 8K

**** OVERALL FEMALE **** Place Name                 Ag Div   Hometown             Guntime Pace     ===== ==================== == ===== ==================== ======= =====     1 Jessica ... (click for more)

Christina Strickland, 35, Shot On Thursday

Christina Strickland, 35, was shot on Thursday.  Chattanooga Police were informed that a shooting victim had arrived by personal vehicle at a local hospital. A Violent Crimes investigator responded and interviewed her. She  suffered a single non-life threatening injury to the ankle. She  was unable to provide any information about her location when she was injured ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Why I Am Thankful, 2015

I can’t really remember when I first started this – sometime in the 1970s – but my favorite column every year comes during Thanksgiving when I literally pause and use my fingers to thank God for all His richest blessings. The year 2015 has been bountiful so here are just a few of the things I will carry in my heart as I take my place at today’s table: I AM THANKFUL that tomorrow, ... (click for more)