Bucs Earn Top Regular-Season Awards For 5-A Baseball

Rider, Cardwell, Murrell Honored; Tourney Starts Thursday

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

District 5-A baseball coaches have announced their regular season awards and Boyd-Buchanan followed up its championship with the top honors as well.

Boyd-Buchanan’s Jim Cardwell and Nathan Murrell were selected as the league’s Co-Players of the Year and Josh Rider earned the Coach of the Year award.

The Bucs, the district tournament’s No. 1 seed with 22-9 overall and 8-0 league records, also placed four players on the All-District team – Skyler Anderson, Hunter Payne, Brandon Willingham and Cade Evans.

Silverdale Baptist Academy’s Jordan Delashmitt, Josiah Green, Colton Rogers and Chance Brown also were selected to the team.

Arts & Sciences had three players chosen – Chad Butler, Lucas Hicks and Tanner Lee.

Andrew Godsey and Zach Dean of Grace Baptist and Phil Spargo and Jordan Johnson of Copper Basin round out the squad.

Silverdale (16-7, 6-2), CSAS (14-12), Grace (5-14, 1-7) and Copper Basin (9-9, 1-7) finished behind the Bucs in the regular season standings.

The tournament begins Thursday with a play-in game pitting Copper Basin at Grace Baptist at 7:30 p.m. That winner advances to play at Boyd-Buchanan at 5 p.m. and CSAS takes on Silverdale at 5:15 p.m. on Friday.

The Friday winners play Monday at 5 p.m. at the higher seed with the loser’s bracket final set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the higher seeded team.

The championship game will be played on Monday at 5 p.m., with an “if necessary” game scheduled for Tuesday.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @larryfleming44)

 

 


Ensworth Ranked No. 1 In Divison II-AA

If the 11 head coaches in Division II-AA know anything about their classification, this year’s BlueCross Bowl Division II-AA game will involve two midstate teams – Ensworth and Brentwood Academy. Both should field great teams but whether they both reach the finals has a lot to do with how the brackets are drawn up. Only time will tell what happens here. Here’s how Division ... (click for more)

Caballero Tops Stolz In Match Play Final

KNOXVILLE -- Brendon Caballero defeated Chattanooga's Zac Stolz, 2 and 1, in the final of the 11th Tennessee Match Play Championship at the Holston Hills Country Club. Caballero, from Brentwood, beat Michael Monroe, 4 and 3, in a semifinal. Stolz advanced to the final with a 4 and 3 win over Matt Cooper. In he Senior Division, Tony Green defeated Tim Jackson, 1 up. (click for more)

Chattanooga Choo Choo Adding Clubs, Restaurants In $7 Million Renovation

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is adding clubs and restaurants in a $7 million renovation, it was announced in front of the South Market Street landmark on Monday morning. The Comedy Catch will be moving from its longtime home in Brainerd and there will be a new 500-person music venue that will be in addition to Track 29. The new venue, managed by Track 29, will feature a ... (click for more)

Man, 21, Arrested In Hidden Camera Case

An arrest has been made in a case in which a hidden camera was apparently placed in several local restrooms. Chattanooga Police last Sunday, received from a citizen a hidden camera that apparently had been placed by an unknown suspect in the men’s restroom at the Chattanooga Billiards Club downtown.  The footage from the camera was reviewed by Investigators with the ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Our’ American Minute

William J. Federer is one of the leading historians in the United States and every morning I am among thousands of people who get an entertaining email from him called the “American Minute.” I adore it because Bill takes a significant event in American history that happened long ago – but he remembers on the very anniversary of when it occurred. A great example is that last Thursday ... (click for more)