Fifteen-Team Ooltewah Invitational Delayed By Wet Ground

Pool Play Begins Saturday Morning With Title At 7:30

Friday, April 4, 2014 - by Larry Fleming

Friday’s play in the Ooltewah Invitational was postponed by wet ground and the annual softball tournament will pick up Saturday morning and play through until a champion is crowned in the title game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at The Summitt.

The action begins at 9 a.m. with pool play in A, B, C and D divisions. There will be a 1-hour time limit on games.

Four pool-play winners will meet in the semifinals and those two winners advance to the championship game. The other teams will play to give their full allotment of four games for the invitational.

After Ooltewah beat Polk County, 9-7, on Thursday night to open the tournament, the Lady Wildcats opted out of the event. McMinn Central decided earlier not to participate.

Ooltewah coach Jon Massey and assistant Heidi Moses were scrambling for a few hours at The Summitt revising the schedule that was wrecked by overnight rain and figuring out how to handle Polk County’s withdrawal.

The schedule:

Pool A, Field 5

Ooltewah vs. Virginia High, 9 a.m.

Sequoyah vs. Sequoyah, 10:15 a.m.

Ooltewah vs. Sequoyah, 11:30 a.m.

Collierville vs. Sequoyah, 12:45 p.m.

Bledsoe County vs. Virginia High, 3:15 p.m.

Pool B, Field 3

Columbia vs. Rhea County, 9 a.m.

Cumberland County vs. McMinn County, 10:15 a.m.

Cumberland County vs. Rhea County, 11:30 a.m.

Rhea County vs. McMinn County, 2 p.m.

McMinn County vs. Columbia, 3:15 p.m.

Pool C, Field 6

Todd County (Ky.) vs. Shelbyville, 9 a.m.

Bledsoe County vs. Loudon, 10:15 a.m.

Shelbyville vs. Bledsoe County, 11:30 a.m.

Shelbyville vs. Loudon, 12:45 p.m.

Todd County (Ky.) vs. Bledsoe County, 2 p.m.

Loudon vs. Todd County (Ky.) vs. Loudon, 3:15 p.m.

Pool D, Field 4

Cleveland vs. Collierville, 9 a.m.

Marion County vs. Grundy County, 10:15 a.m.

Collierville vs. Marion County, 11:30 a.m.

Grundy County vs. Cleveland, 12:45 p.m.

Cleveland vs. Marion County, 2 p.m.

Grundy County vs. Collierville, 3:15 p.m.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)

 



Craine, Ribeiro Named SoCon Players Of The Week

Two University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football student-athletes were named Southern Conference Players of the Week, following the Mocs' 41-21 win over Samford on Saturday.  Seniors Derrick Craine and Henrique Ribeiro both earned recognition from the league office announced today. Craine rushed for a career-high 222 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns in the win. ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: A Few Things Overheard In The Man Cave

When my family gathers to watch college football in my man cave, it's never the same as it was the week before. I've decided to list a few of the comments I overheard this past  Saturday  as Tennessee faced Florida. Keep in mind, this game more than any other draws out all the possible emotions known to mankind for a four hour period. Also keep in mind that a few of ... (click for more)

DA Pinkston Files Petition To Declare 2 Gangs A Public Nuisance

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston filed a petition on Monday asking that two Chattanooga gangs, the Gangster Disciples and the Grape Street Crips, and their members be declared public nuisances. General Pinkston is also "asking that injunctive relief be given to the law-abiding residents of East Lake by establishing a Safety Zone that covers most of their neighborhood." ... (click for more)

Woman With Ankle Injuries Rescued On Walden's Ridge

Emergency Service personnel responded to an injured runner on the Mabbit Trails on Signal Mountain on Monday morning. At 10 a.m. , a 39-year-old female called 911 reporting she had injured her ankle. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services, HCEMS and Signal Mountain Fire Department responded and set up a command post to Wilson Avenue and Summerbrook Lane. At 10:30 a.m. , ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Pitch Called ‘The Defector’

When Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident, he was 24 years old yet had already lived a life much larger than almost all old men. He had spent part of a year in an unimaginably cruel Cuban prison, this when he only 14 years old and sandwiched in an inhumane cell among grown criminals. There were murders daily – in his very cell -- and nobody cared. ... (click for more)