CFC Hosts Asheville City SC In Inaugural Blue Ridge Derby

Monday, July 17, 2017
"The Scenic Soccer City" and "The Land of Sky" are making the final preparations for the inaugural BLUE RIDGE DERBY: an annual matchup between Chattanooga FC and Asheville City SC. The first match will take place THIS Wednesday, 7:30pm, at Finley Stadium. It's a bittersweet matchup for both clubs, who saw early postseason exits in the NPSL playoffs. Wednesday's match will give fans one last chance to see their teams in action before players head back to school and summer comes to a close. 

"We're really fortunate to have one more match to send the 2017 team off and thank them for their hard work this season.
" said Sean McDaniel, GM for Chattanooga FC. "We're really looking forward to building up this rivalry into something that fans will enjoy for years to come."

Derbies are traditional matchups in European soccer, where teams from neighboring regions compete on an annual basis. To give the fans even more to sing about, CFC sponsor Chattanooga Brewing Company and ACSC sponsor Hi-Wire Brewing are adding to the fun. Chattanooga Brewing Company will sell some of Hi-Wire's fares this week on tap, and both teams will play for The Blue Ridge Derby KEG, a hand painted quarter keg sporting both teams logos (pictured below.) The keg will be displayed in the winner's home bar until the next derby. 

"There's definitely some pride on the line for the players. They want to raise the keg in celebration and give the fans a great performance." said Bill Elliott, head coach, Chattanooga FC. "They'll be ready to play, that's for certain." 

Tickets are on sale now for $7.25 at ChattanoogaFC.com until match day, when they increase to $9. 


PREP SCHEDULE

(Please notify us of any schedule changes and times as well as game and match scores at news@chattanoogan.com) Softball: MONDAY, APRIL 23 Soddy Daisy at Baylor 5 p.m.  Notre Dame at Silverdale 5 p.m.   TUESDAY, APRIL 24 Tyner at Brainerd Sequatchie Co. at Notre Dame Howard at Hixson Red Bank at East Ridge Riverdale at Baylor ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: 2018 Tennessee Orange And White Game

TBI Puts Man Who Killed 4 At Waffle House On Its "10 Most Wanted" List

A man who killed four people and injured two others at a Waffle House near Nashville on Sunday morning is still on the loose and has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list. He was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Ill., was arrested last year when he was in a restricted area at the White House in Washington, D.C. Reinking ... (click for more)

Dayton Teen Arrested After Running From Deputies On Highway 60; Passenger Caught With Drugs

Hamilton County Sheriff deputies caught up with a Dayton teen who drove off at a high rate of speed on Highway 60 on Sunday afternoon. A passenger in the vehicle was caught with drugs. At approximately  5 p.m. , deputies observed a white Chrysler 200 traveling south in the 7800 block of Highway 60 at a high rate of speed. The driver was improperly passing other vehicles ... (click for more)

Teachers Have Good Compensation Compared To Other Taxpayers - And Response

Hamilton County experienced a property tax increase of about 10.7 percent in 2017. By law the reappraisal of property shall not increase tax revenue. So after the reappraisal the state certified millage rate for Hamilton County was 2.4976 per hundred dollars assessed value. The county commission voted to raise the millage rate to 2.7652 per hundred. That's about a 10.7 percent increase ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)