Tenn Sports Hall of Fame to Honor John Farr

Wrestling Notebook

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Hall of fame wrestling coach, administrator and official Dr. John Farr will be recognized for his contributions to the sport of wrestling at the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Champions Within Awards Luncheon May 17 at the Renaissance Hotel Nashville.  Luncheon tickets are $40 and reservations can be made by calling 615/242-4750.

Dr. Farr coached at Red Bank, Chattanooga Central, Chattanooga State and Tennessee School for the Blind. He led Red Bank to three straight state team titles (1963-65) and is the founder of the state's first in-season traditional tournament in late 1960s (at Red Bank), today known as the Chattanooga Central Invitational.

The Baylor School and University of Chattanooga graduate is a member of several halls of fame including TSSAA, Greater Chattanooga and the Tenn. Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Tyner Wrestling Twins: Twin brothers Hunter and Chase Daugherty recently completed their four year varsity wrestling careers at Tyner. Two-sport letter winners at CSAS (cross country and soccer), the Daugherty's were able to wrestle for Tyner since CSAS does not have a wrestling program.

Wrestling for the past decade, the brothers started their careers for the Tornado Club while in elementary school and plan to study engineering at UTC in the fall.

Hunter was 40-6 this season at 152 pounds, while Hunter was 38-5 at 145. Both wrestlers competed in the D-I A-AA state tournament.

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

   


Notre Dame Blanks Merrol Hyde, 7-0

Using speed, ball control and an offense clicking on all cylinders, Notre Dame scored early and often to defeat visiting Merrol Hyde (Hendersonville), 7-0 in an A-AA Region 4 semifinal girls soccer match Tuesday night. The Irish (8-5-4) were led by a hat trick by junior Sofia Olenchek, while Gaby Mullin, Ashley McMeen, Emma Higgins and Liz Ciabattone each scored once. Assists ... (click for more)

State Volleyball Begins Wednesday In Murfreesboro

The ever-exciting state volleyball tournament will begin Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro with action scheduled for four different schools. The Boyd-Buchanan Lady Bucs are Chattanooga's entry in the Class A bracket while Red Bank and Signal Mountain will be competing in Class AA.  Baylor is entered in D-II Class AA. Boyd-Buchanan, 32-14, will face Loretto (31-12) in ... (click for more)

Architect/Contractor Selected By Erlanger For New Children's/Women's Hospital

HKS has been selected as the architect and McCarthy as the construction manager for a new Children’s and Women’s Hospital at the Erlanger campus on East Third Street. The Atlanta team competed against another Atlanta group for the major construction project. Erlanger officials announced Monday that $11.5 million is being set aside in a debt restructuring for the new $30 ... (click for more)

Westfield Charged In Burning, Torture Of Kitten At Cleveland

An arrest has been made in the case of a kitten who was burned and tortured in Cleveland, Tn. At 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Gary A. Westfield, 31, of Cleveland, was placed in custody on a warrant obtained by Lt. Robert Harbison and Detective Matt Jenkins of the Criminal Investigations Division. Westfield was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, which is a Class E felony. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Election Day Fable

Every day I am peppered with emails that friends send to me from across the country so I am unsure of where the fable you are about to read originated. But with early voting for the November general election now in full swing, I think everyone who will -- or will not -- take part in freedom’s greatest privilege should read this story because I believe there is a great lesson contained ... (click for more)