Five Area Players Earn Spots On TSWA All-State Teams

Monday, April 7, 2014 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

Four Chattanooga-area players have been voted to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state basketball teams.

Making the Class A team were Meigs County's Levi Woods and Boyd-Buchanan's Q.D. Cox.

On the Class AA team were McMinn Central's Josh Scudder and Tyner's Sadik Spence.

Baylor's Matt Clendenen made the Division II team.

TSWA All-State Basketball Teams

Boys  Class A

Desonta Bradford (Humboldt)

Derrick Spears (MTCS)

Levi Woods (Meigs Co.)

Luke Shepherd (Grace Christian)

Landon Baldwin (Clarkrange)

Stanley Valentine (Hampton)

Jeremiah Martin (Mitchell)

Naba Echols (Mitchell)

Jermarcus Franklin (BTW)

Tucker Campbell (Adamsville)

Q.D. Cox (Boyd-Buchanan)

Justice Scott (Huntingdon)



Boys Class AA

Braxton Blackwell (CPA)

Jordon Varnado (Haywood)

LeGerald Vick (Frederick Douglas)

Oteriah Lee (CAK)

Jordan Bowden (Carter)

Andre Wilson (Austin-East)

Josh Scudder (McMinn Central)

Wade Eldridge (Livingston Academy)

Sadik Spence (Tyner)

Rayford Albright (Manassas)

Fatodd Lewis (Raleigh-Egypt)

Jaylen Barford (South Side)

Malik Hicks (South Side)

Boys Class AAA

Leron Black (White Station)

C.J. Anderson (Arlington)

Daniel Nori (Kenwood)

Jimario Rivers (Kenwood)

Devin Sibley (Karns)

Isaac Merian (Oak Ridge)

Dallas Fields (Powell)

Zak Carter (Hardin Valley)

Kordell Henderson (White Co.)

Keelon Lawson (Hamilton)

Dedric Lawson (Hamilton)

Chris Chiozza (White Station)

Jauan Jennings (Blackman)

Ryan Jones (Siegel)

Charles Clark (Siegel)


Boys Division II

Rob Marberry (FRA)

Clay Hertel (DCA)

Justin Wertner (St. George's)

Andrew Fleming (Ensworth)

Josh Bougher (Christian Brothers)

Slate Ridge (Rather Ryan)

Austin Cox (Webb)

Justin Jenkins (Webb)

Troy Whiteside (Webb)

Matt Clendenen (Baylor)

Chris Galvin (MUS)

Bailey Buford (MUS)

Reggie Anthony (Harding)

Clayton Hughes (USJ)


Woman, 26, Who Was Set To Testify In Murder Trial, Is Shot And Killed On Elder Street

A 26-year-old woman who was set to testify in an upcoming murder trial was shot multiple times and killed on Wednesday morning. Chattanooga Police responded to the 2100 block of Elder Street on a report of a dead person on the side of the road near Old Ringgold Road and Westside Drive. Police located Bianca Horton.  P olice established a crime scene.  Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Attorney For Bobby Stone Hits Berke, Fletcher For Commenting On Pending Case

The attorney for Bobby Stone on Wednesday said it was "fundamentally wrong" for Mayor Andy Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher to comment on the case in which Mr. Stone is charged with domestic assault against his wife, Berke advisor Lacie Stone. Attorney Lee Davis said the comments were unfair and "a disservice to the court." Mayor Berke denied any inappropriate contact ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The American Dream, 2016

On this, the week of commencement, junior high graduations, and achievement at every level is displayed, we stand with hope and wonder as the next wave of promising Americans gives our nation the reason we pray for our next tomorrow. On Monday, as Vice President Joe Biden addressed 950 cadets who would become 2nd Lieutenants by the end of the day at the United States Military ... (click for more)