School Closings Extended, All Athletic Events Remain Suspended

TSSAA Hopeful On Re-Starting Basketball Tournaments; Holding Spring Fling Later

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

On Monday March 24, Governor Lee extended the statewide school closure to April 24, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consistent with the Governor’s statement, and in the interest of the health and safety of competitors, coaches, officials, and spectators, the TSSAA urges every member school – both public and independent – to continue to follow the Governor’s recommendation and suspend interscholastic athletics through April 24, 2020. This suspension should include games, scrimmages, practices, and organized workouts or conditioning.

According to a press release, “We are continually monitoring developments related to this public health concern. It is still the hope and goal that we will be able to resume the girls’ state basketball tournament and hold the boys’ state basketball tournament. It is also the goal that our member schools will be able to resume their spring sports seasons, although it will be with a limited time-frame and schedule, culminating with the post-season, and ultimately Spring Fling.”

The organization also said, “The resumption of the state basketball tournaments and conducting the post-season for spring sports are dependent on numerous factors including time and facilities. We will continue to explore options that will allow both to occur and will provide updates to member schools as the situation develops.”


Baylor Swimming And Diving Teams Receive National Scholars Recognition

TSSAA Punts On Making Decision For Fall Sports Season

TSSAA And eKnowledge Continue Sponsorship Of SAT and ACT Prep Programs


The Baylor School Swimming & Diving teams were recently recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) as 2019-2020 Scholar Teams. The Baylor School boys ... (click for more)

(Updated) The TSSAA Board of Control voted Wednesday morning at a special called meeting to delay making any decision on the four options they had been presented for the upcoming prep football ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is proud to announce its continued support of the National SAT/ACT Prep Project through the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and ... (click for more)



Prep Sports

Baylor Swimming And Diving Teams Receive National Scholars Recognition

The Baylor School Swimming & Diving teams were recently recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) as 2019-2020 Scholar Teams. The Baylor School boys had a 3.628 team GPA to earn NISCA Silver Level Academic status. The boy’s team also got it done in the pool as they claimed the 2020 TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championship. The Baylor ... (click for more)

TSSAA Punts On Making Decision For Fall Sports Season

(Updated) The TSSAA Board of Control voted Wednesday morning at a special called meeting to delay making any decision on the four options they had been presented for the upcoming prep football season. This effectively places all plans for a fall sports season on hold. Executive Director Bernard Childress advised the board that they would like more time to work with the governor’s ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Air Pollution Control Bureau Director Robert Colby To Retire After 40 Years Of Public Service

Stephen E. Meyer, MSc., P.E., FASCE, chairman of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Board, has announced that the director of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau will be retiring from public service. Bob Colby has served as director of the Bureau for the past 30 years. Prior to that, he was staff attorney for the Bureau for 10 years. ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Proceeds With Water Meter Purchases And Water Rate Increase; Post Vacated By Amy Speek To Stay Unfilled Until The Election

The beginning of the next phase of Signal Mountain’s water company started at the July 13 council meeting, with the council’s approval of spending a quarter million dollars to buy new water meters. A contract was approved to purchase up to 3,500 Automatic Meter Read (AMR) water meters for $775,100 from Consolidated Pipe and Supply. The company is local, has the meters on the shelf ... (click for more)

Opinion

Warren Mackey: Why I Will Be Voting For County Commissioner Discretionary Spending

Because I am taking the lead on the County Commission in reinstating discretionary money, I take it that a Commissioner’s comments in the Chattanoogan.Com on July 13 where he asserts that giving discretionary money is a way of currying favor with voters in the next election was aimed at me. We haven’t had discretionary money for over five years now. In spite of not having the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Gracious! It’s A Comet!

There is a once-in-a-lifetime experience going on above us and it will put any child under the age of 99 years young absolutely in awe. On March 27, a NASA spacecraft known as NEOWISE (that stands for ‘Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer) was circling planet Earth in an effort to categorize as many asteroids as possible that are non-threatening yet orbit close ... (click for more)