Ooltewah Softball Comes From Behind For Double Header Win Over Bledsoe County

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sloan Sullivan knocked in the winning run as Ooltewah came from behind in the bottom of the seventh on Wednesday to defeat Bledsoe County 6-5. The Lady Owls trailed 5-4 in their final at bat.

Ooltewah won the opener 10-3 as junior Cameron Baltimore improved to 9-3. 

Ashunti Cooper was 2-3 and scored twice. She knocked in a run and stole a base. Freshman shortstop Tiera Lemon was 2-3 with one score. Junior outfielder Allie Jones had a double that brought in two runs and she scored twice. Sophomore catcher Summer Williams doubled to knock in a run. First basement Elizabeth Novelli was 2-3 with an RBI.

Novelli pitched the second game was is now 2-0.

Sullivan was 2-3 and sophomore Bailey Kenned was also 2-3 with a double and run scored. Ashunti Cooper was 2-4 and scored twice.

Ooltewah is now 20-5, 6-3. They will be in action with three games Friday at the Soddy Daisy Tournament. Games at Hixson at 9, GPS at noon and Whitwell at 3.


No.13 UTC Prepares for No.9 Jax State

“The Jacksonville State defensive front four is as good or better than Central Michigan’s.”   -- UTC offensive coordinator Jeff Durden. It’s “Whiteout Saturday” at Finley Stadium as Chattanooga hosts its oldest rival in Jacksonville (Ala.) State in a battle of two top 15 nationally ranked FCS teams. Both teams – No.9 Jax ... (click for more)

UTC is No.13 in This Week's Football Poll

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team moved up a spot in the national polls, despite dropping a tough 20-16 battle at Central Michigan last week.  The Mocs are No. 13 in the Sports Network Top-25 and No. 15 in the FCS Coaches Poll this week.  The No. 13 national mark ties the highest ranking for UTC in the Russ Huesman era (since ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Shot Near Emma Wheeler Homes

A 16-year-old was shot near Emma Wheeler Homes on Sunday night. At approximately 7:40 p.m., Chattanooga Police received a call of a person shot from a local hospital. Officers spoke to the victim, a 16-year-old black male, who was transported to a local hospital in a personal vehicle. The victim’s injury is minor and non-life threatening. Investigators spoke to the victim ... (click for more)

Helen Burns Sharp Asks Recovery Of Legal Fees In Successful Black Creek TIF Lawsuit

Helen Burns Sharp, citizen activist who sued to try to stop a $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and won, is seeking to have her legal expenses paid by the city and the developers. Ms. Sharp said in a court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka are $74,427 thus far. Chancellor Frank Brown ruled in favor of Ms. Sharp, saying the Sunshine ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)