Friday, June 13
Stephens Heading to the Texas Rangers
Friday, April 11
Former SD Slugger sets HR record @ Tn Tech
Tuesday, March 11
SD Baseball Golf Tourney Results
It was a great day for a round of golf with friends. The weather was perfect and even though nobody won the car or one of the other three hole in ones we had we did have some good give a ways as prizes.
The first place winning team won a new pair of New Balance golf shoes:
Blakesly Warren – Also won the longest drive and a new Callaway Golf bag
The winner of the closest to the pin was Hunter Edgeman who also won a new Callaway golf bag.
Thanks to everyone for their support and assistance with the tournament so now we can enjoy our season which kicks off tonight in Walker Valley
Saturday, March 8
Trojans Picked to Lead District 5-AAA
Tuesday, March 4
Former SD Baseball ( Pitcher of the Week )
Sunday, March 2
2014 SD Golf Tourney
2014 Trojan Golf Classic
March 8th Sat.
Creeks Bend Colf Club
See Handout section for more Info
Monday, January 13
Baseball stuff for 2014 Season
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year Holliday’s! Its always a crazy time of year but I hop everyone got a chance to spend some quality time with your families. I know that I did.
Below is a TON of info regarding fundraisers and extras so bare with me. I’ll will set a date for a booster club meeting sometime this week. It will probably be the 13th or 15th of this month.
This is going to seem like A LOT but we have an opportunity to really knock it out of the park and raise more money than we have in the past. With the expense of a new John Deere Gator ($6,500) coming up we really need to capitalize on some opportunities.
1. Soddy Daisy Kids Club Raffle…I sent 5 tickets home before Christmas. These tickets are $25 a piece and the winner of the raffle gets $2,500. We are going to sell 5 each now and 5 each the 1st of March. This would be 300 total. This is a fundraiser completely ran by the Kids club we are just helping them out. By doing so and the fundraiser goes as planned (1000 tickets sold) they will pay for the first $10,000 of a new clubhouse. It is a tremendous opportunity for us to help them and vice versa. The money for the 1st 5 is due this Thursday.
2. Discount cards…I know everyone loves cards! But this card has brought in over $8,000 for us over the last 2 years so its really to hard to pass up. We will begin this fundraiser this Friday and it will run for 2 weeks.
3. Applebees breakfast…Feb. 8th…More info will be given out within the next few weeks. Such as times and ticket info. This is another yearly fundraiser thats easy and we normally make $12-1,500
4. Last one…March 7th and 8th…”Leadoff Weekend’ Friday March 7th Leadoff Banquet. Which is our annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction and on Saturday will be our golf tournament. Gonna be a crazy weekend but with a couple months of planning we can do it. With good weather we can easily make $6,000+
I know that its a lot but great opportunities and after golf tourney we are playing and won’t have to do anything but work gate for Trojan Classic
Hats have already been paid for and handed out.
Cleats and Turfs…Boys are getting both cleats and turfs for $90…Check for these need to be made out New Balance of Chattanooga and must be turned in (in a sealed envelope) by Jan. 24th
Shorts and t-shirts…Checks for shirts and shorts will need to be made to Soddy Daisy Baseball Boosters…The cost for that is $50 and includes Shorts, tshirt and long sleeve t-shirt
Sweats and Sweat pants will need to be ordered off the Athletic Shop’s website. You will find our team store at www.theathleticshop.com. The sweats are the only team gear stuff on the site that is listed as mandatory. The other stuff is optional and anyone can order off the site (aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.) You can order at any time but needs to be before Jan.22 to ensure its delivered before the 10th of Feb.
I think thats everything. Thank you so much in advance for all the hard work and support you guys always offer throughout the course of the year. It’ll be over before we know it!
Also I have most everyones Polo’s or T shirts from the donation letters. Only a few not ready because they came in after the order was placed. I will get them to your player this week.
Sunday, June 2
SDHS KIDS CAMP
June 3,4 & 5th
9am to Noon ( rain or Shine )
Ages-2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders
$ 75.00 includes T-Shirt & Ins
See HANDOUT SECTION for Details
Wednesday, May 22
2014 Tryouts & 2013 Summer Schedule
2013-14 SDHS Baseball Tryouts
May 28-30 @ 4pm
Be @ SDHS Ball Field Dressed and Ready to Practice with Cleates, Gloves & All Gear @ 3:45
This Includes all Juniors, Sophomores, & Freshman from 2013 Team and 8th graders from Loftis & Soddy Daisy Middle
Please Spread the Word to any body you know that is interested in trying out that attends Loftis Middle or SD Middle
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF SDHS TROJANS BASEBALL
Handout: 2013-14 Summer Schedule
Sunday, May 12
SD Faces Cookeville in Region 3 Showdown
Thursday, March 21
SD Hires a New Football Coach
Wednesday, February 20
2013 BASEBALL BANQUET/ SILENT AUCTION
The annual kick-off banquet is March 8th @ 6:00pm. Tickets will be handed out next week. (Players are free) I know this is new to all of the freshmen so here is a little explanation of what goes on.
We will have a dinner and silent auction at the school. The dinner is usually chili that each baseball parent brings. However, we have had some requests for something new. If you know of anyone that might donate BBQ or give us a great deal we could consider that an option. The silent auction items are anything that we can get donated. Melanie White works on this fundraiser year around and has several great items.(Smokey Mountain Packages, Disney Hopper Passes, etc) Nothing you can get donated is too small or too large. When we have collected them we get together and make packages with these items. In addition to the donated packages each class will have a package to create for people to bid on. These packages can be summer fun gifts, golf package, clothing, movie night, spa day, etc.
Not only is this one of our largest fundraisers it is the night that Coach Hensley will introduce the players for the upcoming 2013 Season. Please invite family, friends, and anyone that might like to bid on auction items. Also we will introduce the 2013 Diamond Girls. These girls help at gates, concession stand, tournaments, goody bags for players and much much more.
We need cellophane, tissue paper, baskets and any items that you can get donated ASAP. If you have time to help with this banquet please give me a call. We will need help from everyone. Also, we have a form on the SDHS Trojan website to print off for you to use to take to company’s that are donating. Melanie has several places that are donating but she needs people to pick these items up for her and she has not been able to go to any of the restaurants that usually donate like chilis, applebees, etc.
Please sent me a response if you can do any of these things.
Silent auction & dinner March 8th at 6:00 pm at SDHS. Items include:
4 Park Hopper Passes to Disney World, Gatlinburg weekend including accommodations, attraction passes (Ripley aquarium, Ober Tram, Putt Putt, Laser tag, & more;
Hard Rock cafe pkg, 2 rounds of golf at Barnsley Resort & Spa, passes for Memphis Rock & Soul Museum & Pink Palace Musuem of Memphis, Dogswell basket, Pet grooming gif…t card for If it’s Tails w/ treats & dog toys, Prom pkg, Nashville Shores Water Park basket, Montlake Clays, Chattanooga attraction passes & local restaurant gift cards, Tunica Casino, All About You massage pkg, Georgia Winery, Cottage Closet, Glam Slam, All Dressed Up, Dollywood, Shadowbox Jewelry of Chatt, Thirty One Gifts, Gigi Cupcakes, Wilderness of Smokies waterpark, Titanic Display, Gone With The Wind museum passes, Much more!!
Monday, January 28
2013 Pre-Season Games
2/18 – Grundy Co. @ Soddy Daisy (10 innings) 12:00 ( SD-25 Grundy-6 )
2/26 – Notre Dame @ Soddy Daisy 5:00 (CANCELED)
3/4 – Hixson Playday @ Soddy Daisy TBA
SD-3 E Hamilton-5
SD-5 Sequatchie Co-1
3/7 – Soddy Daisy @ Signal Mtn 4:30
3/7 Scrimmage Game
SD – 4 Signal Mtn – 5
SD-JV – 4 Signal JV – 3
5 Inning each
Tuesday, January 1
2012 News Below
Saturday, December 1
Pancake Breakfast & Holiday Market
Pancake Breakfast & Holiday Market
Santa is Coming !!!!
Sat. Dec 1st
Breakfast @ 8:30-11
Market @ 8 am- 12 noon
$5 or $7 at the door
Picture with Santa included !
Thanks to all that Helped !!
Saturday, October 20
Trojan Golf Classic
Trojan Baseball Fall
SPONSORED BY: THE SODDY DAISY BASEBALL BOOSTERS
Brown Acres Golf Course October 20, 2012
Great Turnout !!!!
Thursday, March 28
Congrats to the 8 Seniors : Hadyn, Zach, Coach, Jake, Austin, Nate, Dalton & Nick & (Talon PIC)
Saturday, February 25
Hixson Play Day
Hixson Play Day
Sat Feb 25th
9am SD-7 vs CSS-1
12:30 SD-8 vs S. Pitt-0
5:45 SD-8 vs Notre Dame-2
7:15 SD-6 vs E. Hamilton-5
SD finished the day 4-0
Monday, February 20
Coffee County Scrimmiage
Scrimmiage @ Coffee Co on Presidents Day Mon. Feb 20th
Thursday, January 12
2012 Pre-Season News
Extras lists have all been turned in and shirts, hoodies, etc. have been ordered. Everyone needs to start getting their money in as soon as possible. Players have been told their amount but if anyone needs to know or has any questions let me know.
We have begun our newest fundraiser. It is a card sale. I know everyone (myself included) is not too enthusiastic on these cards but this is different than past offers. Just for buying the card you get a free haircut, oil change, tire balance and rotation, and 5 day “all access” pass at Sun Tan City. All of that among others is completely free and thats not including other deals. If we really push this it should sell itself.
Pre-season practice schedule will be Mon. – Fri. Mondays and Wednesdays will prob not end until around 5:45 or 6:00 due to sharing the building with softball. But Tues, Thurs, and Fri we should be done around 5:30. No promises on exact finish but that’s a good estimation. Practice starts at 2:45
We will be having a mandatory parent/booster meeting sometime within the next week or so. I will get info out on that asap.
Monday, February 13
2012 NEWS LINE
2012 NEWS ABOVE
Saturday, November 19
Pancake Breakfast with Santa
Thank you to everyone who attended the booster meeting last Thursday. We talked about doing a pancake breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3rd and Jared has gotten permission for us to do it on that date at the high school. We are also going to give out tickets for door prizes to anyone who brings in a canned good for the Chattanooga Food Bank. I think this has the potential to be a fairly big fundraiser for us, providing we get several people to participate. We are going to need people to head up the following:
Advertising: Someone needs to contact the paper about getting it in the Wednesday insert and the weekend edition on Friday the 2nd. We also need someone to take flyers to the schools and maybe even set up a table outside Walmart to hand out flyers.
Decorations: Kristyn is willing to take care of the decorating but she will need 3 or 4 people to help her. We will also need someone to work the door the morning of to take up money.
Cooking: We will need several people with electric griddles to make the pancakes Saturday morning.
Clean up: We will need several people to stay after and help clean up.
Booth rental: We are going to try to get some vendors to pay a fee to set up a table to sell crafts or whatever. We need a contact person for this. We will charge them $40.00 for a table if they donate one of their items for a door prize or $50.00 if they don’t donate one.
Donations: The more we can get donated (pancake mix, syrup, bacon, plates, drinks, etc.) the more money we can make.
Photography: Dawn Thornton is going to do the photography but she will need people to assist her.
Once again, this will only be successful if we get near 100 percent participation. If we don’t get enough people willing to help out we will just have to scrap it and go back to selling cookie dough, candles, and coupon books. If you are willing to help please respond back to me asap so we can get the ball rolling. I will send out updates throughout the day as we fill positions. Also, if we’ve overlooked something or anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to let me know.
Friday, March 23
Tuesday, July 26
James Fowlkes All-State TN AAA Baseball
Friday, July 22
Zach Stephens named MVP of Coastal League All-Star Game
Thursday, June 23
Trojan 2011 Post Season Banquet
The Post Season Banquet was held at Ari’s restaurant.
Friday, May 6
Trojan Sluggers Fowlkes & Harris make the Free Press
Fowlkes & Harris finished with 18 HR’s a peice and a new Single Season Record moving ahead of Zach Stephens (17) (2010)
Tuesday, April 26
SD Trojans 9-3 REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS
Sunday, April 24
2011 Trojan Classic
SD Trojans finished 1-3 during the Classic, in the final game for SD on Sat the JV Team played well against McMinn, but 9 unearned runs did them in, 12-6.
The 2 Simi-Final Games were Blowouts, as was the Championship Game withCOLLIERVILLE Whipping Germantown, 12- Zip
It was a Great Classic, No Rain with all ( 41 ) games being Played at the 4 Sites, Thanks to all the Gate Volunteers & Concession workers over the 3 Day Event.
2011 Trojan Classic Scores
SD – 12 Rhea County – 1
SD – 3 Germantown – 4
Ooltewah – 8 Red Bank – 7
Central – 6 Cleveland – 3
Covenant Cristian – 4 Bradley Central – 1
Walker Valley – 11 Bradley Central – 5
Wilson Central – 3 Rhea County – 5
Coffee County – 6 Ooltewah – 7
Coffee County – 5 Collierville – 12
McMinn County – 9 Cleveland – 0
McMinn County – 0 Lincoln County – 4
Knoxville Halls – 5 Walker Valley – 4
SD – 7 Wilson Central – 11
Knoxville Halls – 12 Bradley Central – 0
Knoxville Halls – 3 Covenant Cristian – 1
Cleveland – Lincoln County –
Ooltewah – 0 Collierville – 3
Walker Valley – 1 Covenant – 0
Germantown – 7 Rhea County – 1
Germantown – 12 Wilson Central – 9
Red Bank – 4 Coffee County – 12
Red Bank – 4 Collierville – 9
Chatt. Central – 7 McMinn County – 6
Chatt. Central – 0 Lincoln County – 4
SATURDAY — 23rd
McMinn County – 12 SD – 5
Lincoln County – 5 Collierville – 20 Semi-Final
Knoxville Halls – 0 Germantown – 10 Semi-Final
Collierville – 12 Germantown – 0 Championship
Thursday, April 21
2011 Kesslers Classic
SD goes 2-1, in the Rain Shortened Tourney
SD–18 William Blount–13
SD–7 Mount Juliet–8
Tuesday, April 5
Baseball’s Crawley signs with Sewanee to play Football
Sunday, March 27
SD Trojans Declared Champions of the 2011 Ooltewah Invitational
Friday, March 25
Chattanooga Free Press Finally Showing SD Baseball Some Love
Trojans erupt for 27-0, 3-inning triumph
by Ward Gossett
Soddy-Daisy’s Hayden Bailey swings during Thursday’s game against Central. Staff photo by Jenna Walker/Chattanooga Times Free Press
Thursday, February 24
2011 Lead-Off Banguet
This year we had a Chili Dinner and a Silent Auction that raised over $3000 for the Baseball Team. Lori Humphreys was the event coordinator. Head Coach Hensley introduced the Asst. Coaches and the Players. The Special Guest Speaker was Executive Officer Kevin Beavers ( former SD Baseball Alum ) & ( West Point Grad ) currently stationed in Tacoma, Washington serving at the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM). Kevin attended the dinner with Soddy Daisy’s own Miss Tennesse, Stefanie Wittler. Kevin talked for about 30 mins and his message talked about the 5 points to success in life which could apply to sports also. He did an outstanding job.
Thanks Again to all the Parents that cooked Chili and donated gifts to the Silent Auction…..
Monday, February 21
Zach Stephens Starts Strong w/ T. Tech
Tuesday, November 23
Welcome to the 2011 Season
So far this year we have had 2 meeting and 1 Fundraiser. Coach Hensley is looking for someone or a couple of folks to take over the Concession Stand. JoAnn did a great job last year, but she has moved on. I’m in the process of revamping the site and adding some new stuff, over the next month I will be adding the boys pics, #’s, Height & Weight. I will be gathering some info shortly.
2011 News Above
News 2011 above
News 2010 below
ews 2010 below
Tuesday, July 20
Trojan 2010 Post Season Banquet
The 2010 post season banquet was held at Ari’s Restaurant. We would like to thank Lynne Dematteo for organizing the banquet, and the Ari’s folks for the fine service and food. Thanks to all the Trojan familys and players that came. The 2010 Trojans finished the season 30-7 setting a school record for wins, and winning the District 5-AAA Championship. Coach Hensley announced that a recognition sign for these Trojans will be placed behind the home dug-out. Other awards handed out – Perseverance Award was handed out to – L.J. Rowden, Trojan Award to – Michael Howard, Parachute Packer Award – Adam Hodge, Robert Talaska Team Player Award – Zach Stephens, and the Coaches Right-Hand Man Award -Nate Stephens.
Awards handed out from 2010 season tournaments:
Hixson Wildcat Classic:
MVP – Zach Stephens
All-Tournament – Cris Manka, L.J. Rowden, and Taylor Dalton
All-District 5-AAA Tournament:
Zach Stephens, Adam Hodges, James Fowlkes, Cris Manka and L.J. Rowden
All other player post season awards from News and Media are listed in the 2010 News link.
The Trojan Nation would like to congratulate and send good luck wishes to the 2010 graduating seniors in their future in college and baseball careers.
Zach Stephens (Tenn. Tech)
L.J. Rowden (Bryan College)
Michael Howard (Bryan College)
Thanks to EVERYONE that coached, worked, organized, and participated in ALL the areas that it takes to run a FIRST CLASS baseball program and facility at Soddy Daisy High!!!
Sunday, July 18
Trojan Zach Stephens selected to two All-State Teams
Trojan senior and Tennessee Tech signee Zach Stephens continues to collect 2010 post-season awards. Zach was selected to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association 1st team AAA All-State. Zach also was selected to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association All-State 2nd Team. With only 25 players on the 1st team and 25 players on the 2nd team from all divisions (A,AA,AAA,D-1,D-2), Zach ranks in the top 50 baseball players in the State of Tennessee!
(click on headline for complete list)
Congratulations Zach from the Trojan Nation!
Thursday, July 1
Trojan Hadyn Bailey on the TBR Super Sophomore Team
The Tennessee Baseball Report has put out a 2010 Super Sophomore Team and Trojan Hadyn Bailey was selected. A Super Sophomore is selected for playing on the varsity team 75% or more during the year. Hadyn was listed as infielder, and had a batting average of .444 to go along with 5 hr’s AND 26 rbi’s.
(click on headline for list)
Congratulations Hadyn from the Trojan Nation!
Friday, June 25
Two Trojans selected to the TBCA All-Region Team
Trojan 1st baseman Zach Stephens and pitcher Andrew McWilliams, were selected to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Region Team. The team is voted upon by coaches and members of the TBCA.
(click on headline for complete regions list)
Congratulation to these Trojans from the Trojan Nation!
Friday, June 25
Trojans final TBCA Tennessee State AAA rankings
After a 30-7 season, the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association final state rankings listed the Trojans #4 in East Tenn. AAA and #12 in the overall Tennessee State AAA divison. You can view the TBCA website on the front page under the link “websites” (click on headline to see the AAA final poll rankings)
Congratulations to TEAM TROJAN!!
The 9th annual Tennessee / Georgia All-Star Baseball Game will be represented by 5 Trojans. The 9 inning game will be held at AT&T field June 14th starting at 6pm.
Trojans for Team Tennessee: (click on headline above for complete list)
Head Coach Jared Hensley
Congratulations to these Trojans from the Trojan Nation!
(TN wins 12-8 click on link below for game write up)
Sunday, June 6
Best of Preps select three Trojans
Three Trojans were selected to the 2010 Chattanooga Times Free Press “Best Of Preps” All-City Baseball Team. (click on headline for website)
1st Team All City:
Zach Stephens (senior): Zach was a 4 year Varsity starter on 1st base for the Trojans who as team compiled a 4 year 97-53 record. This is the 3rd staight year that Zach has been selected for this award. Zach has produced over 40 HR’s in his 4 years as a Trojan. Zach will continue his baseball career with Tennessee Tech.
Andrew McWilliams (senior): Andrew was a 4 year Varsity starting pitcher for the Trojans who as a team compiled a 4 year 97-53 record. Andrew’s starting rotation spot for the Trojans has been, #5 (freshman), #2 (sophomore), #1(junior) and #1 (senior). Andrew compiled a 23-7 overall pitching record.
2nd Team All City:
Taylor Dalton (junior): Taylor has been instrumental in the Trojans Varsity defense and offense. Taylor was a slick shortstop that had 8 put outs in one game. Taylor also was a clutch hitter, producing RBI’s that changed games around for the best.
Best of Preps Teams of the Year:
The Trojans were selected as the #2 team in the City??? Our Trojans were 30-7 setting a school record for wins in a season. The Trojans finished 2nd in the tough District 5-AAA regular season, 1st in the District 5-AAA Tournament, and was 1 win away from going to the Spring Fling State Tournament.
CONGRATULATIONS to these Trojans and the whole Trojan Baseball Program from the TROJAN NATION!!
Friday, May 21
Trojans 30-7 season ends
The Soddy Daisy Trojans record setting baseball season comes to an end, losing to Columbia Central 10-9 in the Sub-State Sectionals. Trojans set a school win record with 30. The Trojans got rankings as high as #5 overall AAA State, #3 in AAA in East Tennessee. Our Trojans won the Hixson Wildcat Classic, placed 2nd in District 5-AAA regular season, won the District 5-AAA Tournament, won a Region 3-AAA semi-final game, and came up 1 win from going to the State Spring Fling Tournament. This bunch of Trojans had what it takes, with a defense that made spectacular plays that should have been on ESPN, an offense that put on a show better than fireworks, pitching depth that could shut down a charging bull.The Trojan Nation would like to wish our 2010 Seniors GOOD LUCK in their future as they continue their education and baseball career.
Zach Stephens (Tennessee Tech)
Michael Howard (Bryan College)
L.J. Rowden (Bryan College)
The Trojans future looks even brighter, as the returning Junior and Sophomore starters will be joined with JV players that had a STRONG 15-2 record!!
Friday, May 7
5 Trojans selected to the 2010 All-District 5-AAA Team
5 Trojans were selected to the 2010 All-District 5-AAA Team. They are, junior shortstop Taylor Dalton, senior center fielder Cris Manka, senior rhp Adam Hodges, senior lhp Andrew McWilliams, and senior 1st baseman Zach Stephens. This is the Trojans 1st year in the tough 5-AAA District coming in 2nd for the regular season. Players were chosen by the head coaches of Soddy Daisy, Ooltewah, Walker Valley, Cleveland, Bradley Central, McMinn County, and Rhea County.
Congratulations to these Trojans from the Trojan Nation!!
Friday, April 30
Trojan Senior Night 2010
Our 2010 Senior Night was a successful occasion. The players and their family received a 16×20 framed collage poster with action photos from 2007,2008,2009 and 2010. Also, they received a baseball with SD logo and signed by all the senior players, roses for the Moms, and a player photo cd with action pictures from 2007-2010. Then the Trojans went out and beat rival McCallie 10-5!
Shown above (from left to right) Blake Stewart, Cris Manka, Hayden Clark, Andrew McWilliams, Zach Stephens (Tennessee Tech signee), Adam Hodges, Michael Howard (Bryan College signee), and L.J. Rowden (Bryan College signee).
The 2010 Diamond Girls headed by Wendy Evett, were also recognized and were awarded flowers. The Diamond Girls were a major help as they covered gates and worked in the concessions. Because of their help, less parents had to work and miss the games.
Diamonds Girls shown below (left to right). Seniors Anna Tadlock, Katie Acuff, Carrie Gann, Brooke Hensley, Chasity Ridge, Tegan Carden, along with Freshman Stormy Hammon and Erica Potter.
Congratulations and GOOD LUCK in your future from the Trojan Nation!!
Tuesday, April 27
Trojan L.J. Rowden signs with the Bryan College Lions
Bryan College Coach Hasty, has picked another Soddy Daisy Trojan to join his Lion’s baseball team next season. Trojan senior lefthand pitcher L.J. Rowden, has signed on to continue his education and baseball career at Bryan. L.J. has had a outstanding 2010 pitching season for the Trojans. This is L.J.’s first full year with out arm injures, and he has taking full advantage of it. L.J. has always been the spiritual leader on the Trojans team and will be a great fit for Bryan’s baseball team and the schools Christian values. Everyone be sure and congratulate L.J. and wish him luck when you see him.
Congratulations L.J. and Good Luck from the Trojan Nation!!
Sunday, March 21
Trojans win the 2010 Hixson Wildcat Classic!
The Trojans were awarded 1st place in the 2010 Hixson Wildcat Classic. Rain shorten the tournament as the Trojans ended undefeated in their pool play. The Trojans had out-scored the opponents by 58-8. A barrage of hits and homers put double digit runs on the board every game. Pitching and Defense was superb as runs allowed were 0,1,3, and 4. Trojans have won the Wildcat Classic two times in the last four years.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE TROJAN NATION!!
Friday, February 26
Trojan Zach Stephens signs to become a Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle
Trojan senior 1st baseman Zach “Z” Stephens has signed to continue his baseball career and education with the Tennnessee Tech Golden Eagles. Zach signed in Nov. during the early signing period. Zach’s high school baseball accomplishments inclued: A four year starter on the Trojan Varsity at 1st base, selected to the Chattanooga Times Free Press “Best of Preps” his sophomore and junior years. Selected 6-AAA All-District sophomore and junior years, Selected to the 2009 Power Showcase in St. Petersburg, Fl. , which featured the top 50 power hitters in the USA. Zach was among the top home run and batting avg. leaders in the Chattanooga area and state his junior year. Everyone in the Trojan Nation please congratulate “Z” and wish him luck when you see him during his upcoming senior season.
(click on headline to see write up in the Times Free Press)
Congratulations Zach and Good Luck from the Trojan Nation!!
2010 News Above
News 2010 above
News 2009 below
Tuesday, June 2
Trojan selected to the TBCA / Wilson Showcase Region 3/4 team
Trojan LHP Andrew McWilliams was selected to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association / Wilson Showcase Region 3/4 team. Tournament games will be played at MTSU against teams from Region 1/2, Region 5/6 and Region 7/8.
Congratulations Andrew from the Trojan Nation!
Tuesday, June 2
2009 Trojans ranked #3 area team
The 2009 Soddy Dasiy Trojans Baseball Team was ranked #3 by the Chattanooga Times Free Press area “Teams of the Year”.
Congratulations to all the players and coaches from the Trojan Family!
Tuesday, June 2
Five Trojans selected to 6-AAA All – District Team
Five Trojans were selected to the 2009 6-AAA All- District Team
Justin Baier (senior)
Dakota Price (senior)
Andrew McWilliams (junior)
Zach Stephens (junior)
Blake Stewart (junior)
Congratulations from the Trojan Nation!
Tuesday, June 2
2009 Post Season Banquet Special Awards
Trojans receving special awards from the Post Season Banquet
Andrew Jenkins – Soddy Daisy Trojan Award
Bubba Haney – Team Captain
Blake Stewart – Tom Higgins Perseverance Award
Thursday, May 21
Three Trojans named to Best of Preps
Three Trojans were selected to the Chattanooga Times Free Press “Best of Preps” city baseball team.
Dakota Price (senior): Dakota had another outstanding year on shortstop and batting in the #1 slot for the Trojans. Dakota will continue his baseball career at Cleveland State.
Zach Stephens (junior): Zach again was one of the leading HR hitters and RBI players in the area. This is the 2nd year for Zach to be selected to the “Best of Preps”.
Blake Stewart (junior): Blake had a break out year for the Trojans as he almost set a Trojan record for season high batting average.
The Trojan team was selected as the #3 team in the City!
Congratulations to these Trojans and the Trojan program!
Trojan senior Andrew Jenkins will continue his education and sports career for the Maryville College Scots football team. Andrew has been a multi-sport athlete for Soddy Daisy High in baseball, football and basketball. In football he was a linebacker and made the All-Region 2-5A team.
Congratulations and Good Luck Andrew from the Trojan Nation!!
(click on headline for write up in the chattanoogan.com)
Monday, April 27
2009 Trojan Senior Night
2009 Senior Night is in the books. Weather was great to go along with the parents and family getting, roses, action posters, photo cd’s, and the Trojan baseball team whipping up on Cleveland 13-3. Thanks and Good Luck from the Trojan Nation to all the seniors: Justin Baier, Bubba Haney, Andrew Jenkins, Dakota Price and Taylor Williams.
Trojan Classic Tournament 2009
The Athletic Shop Trojan Classic 2009
This years Athletic Shop Trojan Classic tournament is in the books. Although the semi-final and championship games were rained-out on Sun., the weather was great Thur., Fri., and all day Sat. The Trojan family would like to thank everyone that put their time in as site coordinators, gate workers, press box announcers, field maintance, clean up and our coaches. Special thanks goes to tournament coordinator Monty Manka, concession ladies JoAnn Weddington and Euna Nevels, Wendy Evett and her Diamond Girls, and the organizers that put together the Trojan Field House open house party.
|Ooltewah 10||Cleveland 2|
|Sequatchie Co. 8||Ooltewah 4|
|McCallie 12||Hixson 0|
|Coffee Co. 13||Red Bank 0|
|Coffee Co. 8||Soddy Daisy 1|
|Coffee Co. 3||Wilson Central 2|
|Wilson Central 13||Soddy Daisy 3|
|Davy Crockett||Knox Bearden|
|Hixson 12||Davy Crockett 3|
|Red Bank 13||Boyd – Buchanan 10|
|Mt. Juliet 12||Boyd – Buchanan 6|
|Mt. Juliet 14||Red Bank 0|
|Cleveland 10||McCallie 5|
|Sequatchie Co.||Knox Gibbs|
|Ooltewah 10||Knox Gibbs 5|
|Soddy Daisy 11||Boyd – Buchanan 8|
|McCallie 11||Knox Bearden 3|
|McCallie 8||Davy Crockett 0|
|Cleveland 9||Sequatchie Co. 8|
|Coffee Co. 4||Mt. Juliet 3|
|Red Bank||Wilson Central|
|Knox Bearden 6||Ooltewah 3|
|Mt. Juliet 16||Soddy Daisy 10|
|Sequatchie Co. 11||Davy Crockett 9|
|Wilson Central 17||Boyd – Buchanan 14|
|Coffe Co. 3-1|
|Mt. Juliet 4-0||Champions|
Sunday, February 22
Trojan Bubba Haney signs with Carson-Newman
Multi-Sport Trojan athlete Bubba Haney has signed a football scholarship with the Carson-Newman Eagles. Bubba was a major contributor as a wide receiver, punt/kick-off returner and on defense as the football Trojans climbed back to the top. Bubba will be a major player in his last season for the 2009 Trojans baseball team.
Congratulations Bubba and Good Luck from the Trojan Nation!!
Sunday, February 8
2009 Trojans preview write up in TBCA web site
Thursday, December 4
Trojan Junior Michael Howard selected to two Showcase events
Trojan junior Michael Howard has been selected to play in the 2009 Under Armour Pre-Season All-American tournament in Tucson, AZ. This will be held on January 16-18 2009. Michael was one of 200 boys from across the country to be selected. Michael was also selected to a tournament at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, FL. It will be held on Dec. 27-30 2008. Michael was selected based on his performance at a Team One and Baseball Factory event.
Good Luck Michael from the Trojan Nation!!
Saturday, November 29
Trojan junior Zach Stephens invited to the 2009 Power Showcase
Trojan junior Zach Stephens has been selected to compete in the 2009 Power Showcase. The event is to be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg Fl. (home of the Tampa Bay Rays). Dates are Jan. 2-3 2009.
Zach was one of 50 players selected from across the United States to compete in this home run derby style competition. Zach had seven home runs as a sophomore in the 2008 Trojan season.
Congratulations “Z” and Good Luck from the Trojan Nation!!
Friday, November 21
Trojan senior Dakota Price commits to Cleveland State
Trojan senior Dakota Price has commited to continue his education and baseball career for the 2010 Cleveland State Cougars. Dakota will be a main contributor to the upcoming 2009 Trojan Baseball season.
Congratulations and Good Luck in college “DP”!!
Friday, November 14
Trojan Baseball players earn football awards
Several of our returning 2009 Trojan Baseball players have earned football awards. Making the 2008 All-Region 2-5A football team are; Seniors -Bubba Haney and Andrew Jenkins; Juniors – Zach Stephens, Adam Hodges, and P.J. Hubbard.
Senior Bubba Haney was also selected to Tennessee’s Toyota East-West All-Star football game as a wide receiver. The game will be held on Dec. 13 at Carson-Newman.
Congratulations to these Trojans for putting Soddy Daisy Football back on the map!!
2009 News Above
News 2009 above
News 2008 below
click on link to read write up
Thursday, July 17
Jared Hensley named the new Trojans Head Coach
Jared Hensley has been named the Soddy Daisy Trojans Head Baseball Coach. Jared is a former Trojan Baseball Player and Trojan Assistant Coach (02-05) under Coach Garland.
Jared graduated from Soddy Daisy High in 1999 and continued his baseball career at Jefferson State (00-01) in Birmingham, Alabama. Jared comes from Red Bank High were he was a Assistant / Pitching Coach (06-08) under Coach Bumper Reese.
Congratulations Jared !!
Thursday, July 17
Trojans Assistant Coach Mulder chosen as the Hixson High Baseball Head Coach
Trojan Assisant Coach Mulder has been named the new Hixson High Baseball Coach. Coach Mulder has been with the Trojans since 2005.
Congratulations and Good Luck Coach Mulder in your new position!!
Tuesday, July 15
Coach Garlands write-up in the Chattanoogan.com
click on link to read write up
Tuesday, July 15
Coach Garlands write-up in the Chattanooga Times Free Press
click on link to read write up
Monday, July 14
Coach Garland resigns as Head Coach of the Trojans
Coach Steve Garland has chosen to resign as Head Baseball Coach of the Trojans. All of the players, parents, Soddy Daisy baseball fans, and of course, the umpires will sadly miss Coach Garland and the “Ultimate Warrior” attitude and 11 year devotion he gave to the Soddy Daisy Baseball Trojan program.
WE WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK COACH !!!!!!!!
Friday, June 27
Senior Ryan Mullins selected to the 2008 TBCA Region 3 Team
Senior Ryan Mullins was selected to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (TBCA) Region 3 Team (OF).
(visit websites, click on Tennessee Baseball Report, look for June 26, TBCA Region 3 for complete list)
Tuesday, May 27
Sportman’s Warehouse / Stump on Sports 2008 Tennessee vs Georgia Classic to include 8 Trojans
The 2008 Tennessee vs Georgia All-Star Classic, sponsored by Sportsman’s Warehouse and Stump on Sports, will include eight Soddy Daisy Trojans.
Trojans Zane Leffew, Ryan Mullins, and Jordan Gault were selected to the Tennessee Senior Baseball All-Star Team. This nine inning game will be played at AT&T Field on June 9th at 6:00 pm.
DO TO CONFICK WITH THE TSSAA, THE TENNESSEE FUTURE ALL-STAR GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED (the senior game is still on)
Trojans Dakota Price, Bubba Haney, and Justin Baier were selected to the Tennessee Future All-Star Team. They will represent the Trojans as upcoming Seniors.
Trojans Zach Stephens and Andrew McWilliams will be on the same Tennessee Future All-Star Team. They will represent the Trojans as upcoming Juniors.
The Future All-Star games will be a best two out of three series. First game is to be held at Dalton High School on Tues. June 10th at 6:00 pm. The second and third game (if needed) will be held at Hixson High School on Wed. June 11th at 6:00 pm. These games will be seven innings.
Congratulations and GOOD LUCK to these Trojans!!
Monday, May 19
Trojans 2008 season comes to a close
The 2008 Trojan Baseball season has come to an end. Our Trojan Varsity had a great year ending with a 24-14 record. This included being seeded #1 in the District 6-AAA regular season, finishing #2 in the District 6-AAA Tournament, and advancing to the Region 3 Tournament.The Trojans also advanced to the semi-finals and quarter-finals in various tournaments while whipping some local rival teams. 2008 season was also highlighted by our Booster Club sending the Varsity Trojans to play a tournament in Cocoa Beach, Fl. during Spring Break.
Our Trojan JV / Freshman finished the season with a combined record of 16-11. This shows that some more great talent is coming up to support our future Junior and Seniors for 2009.
Many thanks goes out to our Players, Coaches, Trainers, Parents, Diamond Girls, Family Members, Fans and our Booster Club for suppling us with a memorable and great 2008!
Sunday, June 1
Zach Stephens and Ryan Mullins selected to 2008 “Best of Preps”
Two Trojans were selected to the Chattanooga Times Free Press “Best of Preps” city baseball team for 2008.
Zach Stephens (sophomore infielder) was named to the 1st team “Best of Preps”. Zach had a .382 batting average, drove in 32 RBI’s, 8 doubles, and had 7 home runs. Zach was the only sophomore to be named on the 1st team loaded with seniors and juniors.
Ryan Mullins (senior outfielder) was named to the 2nd team “Best of Preps”.
Congratulations Zach and Ryan!!
Click on headline to go to Trojan Varsity, JV, and Freshman 2008 team photos
Friday, May 2
5 Trojans selected to the 6-AAA All District 2008 Baseball Team
5 Trojans were selected to the 6-AAA All District 2008 Baseball Team. Seniors: Zane Leffew and Ryan Mullins. Junior: Justin Baier. Sophomores: Zach Stephens and Andrew McWilliams.
Tuesday, April 29
2008 Senior Night re-cap
Our Senior Night for 2008 went nicley. Seniors Jordan Gault, Zane Leffew, Steven Magnussen, and Ryan Mullins were honored along with their familys. Each received a framed memories photo along with flowers for Mom. Then the Senior Trojans went out along with the rest of their teammates and whipped Hixson 10-0 in 5 innings.
Our Senior 2008 Diamond Girls were also honored for their help during the season. Tara Dunn, Heather Johnson, Cassie Marshall and Kris Pettway each received flowers. Thanks to our Booster Club for supplying the gifts. Thanks to Wendy Evett for heading up the Diamond Girls all season.
GOOD LUCK TO THESE SODDY DAISY SENIORS IN THEIR FUTURE!!
Sunday, April 20
Varsity Team Sports “Trojan Classic” 2008 re-cap
Our own Varsity Team Sports “Trojan Classic” for 2008 was once again a success. The weather was great and plenty of fans came out. The Soddy Daisy Booster Club would like to thank our sponsor ,VARSITY TEAM SPORTS, for suppling t-shirts and tournament awards. Thanks to all the parents, players (varsity, jv, freshman), our diamond girls, and family members who worked gate, concession, ran score-board, ran errands, got food or supplies from local sponsors, cleaned up, and shagged balls. Thanks to all the 16 teams participating (especially the 8 out of town teams).
Special thanks goes out to Monty Manka, the Tournament Coordinator. Thanks to all the sub-site coordinators. Thanks to Jamie Rowland for announcing all the games held at Soddy Daisy, with Todd Haney and Monty filling in when needed.
And, lets not forget our own Trojan Baseball Coaches for their dedicated hard work. Trojan Zane Leffew was selected to the All Tournament Team.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
McCallie 9 SD 4
Sd 14 Livingston 4
McCallie 10 Lincoln Co. 0
McCallie 5 Livingston 3
SD 13 Lincoln Co. 9
Lincoln Co. 22 Livingston 3
Coffee Co. 11 Hixson 2
Cookeville 16 Rhea Co. 4
Cookeville 16 Hixson 1
Cookeville 14 Notre Dame 4
Knox Bearden 6 Rhea Co. 2
Knox Bearden 10 Notre Dame 0
Knox Bearden 5 Cookeville 1
Red Bank 13 Hixson 3
Mt. Juliet 9 Hixson 3
Mt. Juliet 18 Red Bank 4
Red Bank 8 Coffee Co. 7
Mt. Juliet 3 Coffee Co. 3 (tie)
Ooltewah 6 Cleveland 3
Ooltewah 5 Knox Halls 3
Wilson Central 12 Knox Halls 11
Wilson Central 9 Cleveland 4
Wilson Central 10 Ooltewah 8
Cleveland 14 Knox Halls 7
Notre Dame vs Rhea Co. (cancelled)
Coffee Co. 14 Cleveland 4
Lincoln Co. 7 Rhea Co. 5
Notre Dame vs Livingston ???
Knox Halls 10 SD 4 (B team game) (Hixson did not return)
Cookeville 6 McCallie 4 (Cookeville would not return)
Knox Bearden 6 SD 2
Mt. Juliet 9 Ooltewah 7
Red Bank 9 Wilson Central 2
Knox Bearden 9 Mt. Juliet 2
Red Bank 6 McCallie 4
Knox Bearden 10 Red Bank 6
All Tournament Team
Cody Winton – Livingston Academy
Brett Harris – Coffee Co.
Brain Sharp – Lincoln Co.
Bo Reeder – Cookeville
Ross Strong – Wilson Central
Andrew Mayfield – Ooltewah
Zane Leffew – Soddy Daisy
Caleb Knox – Mt. Juliet
Jake Harper – Mt. Juliet
James Campbell – McCallie
Taylor Smith – McCallie
Brandon Ward – Red Bank
Alan Walden – Red Bank
Kacy Bembry – Red Bank
Hunter Daniel – Knox Bearden
Taylor Gouffon – Knox Bearden
Ryan Ford – Knox Bearden
Matt Scruggs – Knox Bearden (Most Valuable Player)
Sunday, March 23
Trojans Cocoa Beach re-cap
The Trojan Varsity Train rolled into Cocoa Beach around 7 pm Mon. 3/17/08. Played a “B” game (no seniors) late Mon. with the game ending at 1:30 am, in losing to Malvern Prep PA 9-3. Played Tue. 3/18/2008 at 4 pm and the Trojans hammered 4 HR’s and had crisp pitching, with tuff defense, in a 9-2 win vs Fairmont WV. On Wed. 3/19/2008 the Trojans played Wakefield High VA at 7 pm and put on a show winning 15-1. Later at 10 pm, the “B” team came from behind in the last at bat to beat Sylacauga High AL 9-8. On Thur. 3/20/2008 at 4 pm, the Trojans handed Germantown Academy, PA a 7-5 loss. After the game the Trojans went to watch the “Big Boys” play down the road about five miles. The Washington Nationals played the Houston Astros in a spring training game at the Space Coast Stadium. On Fri. 3/21/2008 our Trojans beat Hyde Park, IL 17-0 to finish the Spring Break Tour 5-1. The team seemed to get their batting honed and their defense together on this trip. Players, friends and family had a great time, but we all need to understand what SUN BLOCK is for. Thanks to the Booster Club for sending our Trojans.
Wednesday, January 16
Trojan senoir Zane Leffew signs with Cleveland State
Senior Zane Leffew signed to continue his baseball pitching career with the Cleveland State Cougars. Zane impressed quite a few college coaches during his summer and fall performance with the Chattanooga Cyclones. Zane will be a major contributor on the mound for the Trojans in his senior season.
Please congratulate and wish Zane good luck when you see him this season 🙂
2008 News Above
2008 News above
2007 News below
2007 News below
Saturday, June 14
Ryan Mullins and Philip Conner reap end of year awards
Chattanooga Times Free Press’s “Best of Preps” city baseball award landed two Trojans for 2007. Ryan Mullins (junior) was selected to the 1st team “Best of Preps”. Ryan hit .398 with 2 triples and 3 doubles and had 37 rbi’s. Ryan also had 24 stolen bases and 5 saves as a pitcher. This award, and Ryan making the Tenn./Ga. Future Stars Classic, shows hard work has paid off and the Trojan family looks forward to his senior year in 08.
Philip Conner (senior/catcher) was selected to the 2nd team “Best of Preps” city. This award, combined with Philip winning the MVP award in the Tenn./Ga. Classic held earlier, gives the senior a great send off.
Congratulations again Ryan and Philip !!
Thursday, June 12
A Trojan takes the MVP award in the Hardee’s Tennessee/ Georgia Classic
One of our Trojans takes the Top Dog award in the Hardee’s Tennessee/Georgia Classic for 2007. Philip Conner was named MVPafter pitching three no-hit innings against the best seniors Georgia had to offer. Philip also put the Tennessee team in the lead for good with a two-run single in the fourth as the Tennessee team beat Georgia 17-12.
Congratulation Philip from all of your Trojan fans !!
Monday, June 9
Hardee’s Tennessee/Georgia Baseball Classic includes 5 Trojans
Stump on Sports annual 2007 Hardee’s Tennessee/Georgia Baseball Classic for top senior area players includes 3 Trojans. Trojan seniors Philip Conner, T.J. Hendrickson, and Kenny Pearson will play in the senior game to be held at AT&T field on June 11 at 6 pm. Coach Garland will be a Asst. Coach on the Tennessee team.
Two uprising Trojans were selected to play in the Future Classic Tenn./Ga. game to be held at Ridgeland High June 12. The Future Classic games are for the top juniors and sophomores of the area. Ryan Mullins (junior) and Dakota Price (sophomore) will represent our Trojans.
Congratulations and Good Luck to these Trojans !!
Thursday, May 15
Trojans 2007 season comes to a close
Trojan Baseball has come to a close for the 2007 season. Trojan Varsity finished the season 25-18 and advanced to the Region 3 Tournament. During the season the Trojans won the Wildcat Classic, placed 3rd in the Tennessee Valley Classic, placed 3rd in our own Varsity Team Sports / Trojan Classic, tied for 1st in District 6-AAA League, placed 2nd in the 6-AAA District Tournament. Winning 25 games and the results from the tournaments, with what was to be a inexperienced group, really shows that these Trojans and Coaches worked super hard and long to achieve what they did. Thanks to all the players, coaches, trainers, fans and parents for a memorable and successful 2007 season.
Trojan JV / Freshman finish the season with a combined 18-6-1 record. With these 2007 sophomores and freshman coming up to join the juniors in 2008, the future of Soddy Daisy Baseball continues to look bright and exciting! 🙂
This is found on the website of TSSAA under sports, baseball, tournament info, baseball then division 1.Click on headline and it will take you to the schedule only. Trojans have played 6 teams listed, having beat Knox Halls, Red Bank, Bradley Central, and losing to Red Bank, Coffee County, Nashville Overton, and Mt Juliet.
Wednesday, April 30
Trojan Seniors to be honored at last home game Tuesday 05/01/2007
Our Trojan Seniors and their familys will be honored before the start of the 7:00 pm varsity game on Tuesday 05/01/2007 against Rhea County.
Congratulations and good luck to our seniors : Nick Carden, Derrek Coffman, Philip Conner, T.J. Hendrickson, Andrew Magnussen, and Kenny Pearson.
Tuesday, April 22
Varsity Team Sports / Trojan Classic a smooth success
The Varsity Team Sports / Trojan Classic was a big success. The weather was great and fans filled the stands. Our Baseball Booster Club would like to thank Varsity Team Sports for their involvement. Thanks to all the parents, coaches, team trainer, players (varsity , jv, freshman), participating teams and family members who worked gate, concession, run errands, and shagged balls at Soddy Daisy, Engel Stadium, Red Bank and Ooltewah.
Two special thanks, one to Todd Haney for being the announcer for all the games played at Soddy Daisy’s field, and two belongs to Jim Gault for being the coordinator for the whole tournament. See Varsity News page for results.
Sunday, April 27
Trojans field and Darlene’s chili make the area A list!
In a write up in the Chattanooga Times / Free Press (04/27/07), the Soddy Daisy Trojans baseball field/facilities was ranked by area coaches as the 6th best in area and also 5th worst in area. Soddy Daisy placed #2 in the best place to watch a game. Soddy Daisy also placed 3rd in the best ballpark food for Darlene Haney’s homemade chili. Congratulations Darlene, next stop OPRAH! Thanks to the coaches and players for keeping the field in great shape and parents for keeping the surrounding areas clean. Check out the write up in the paper or visit the papers web-site on our homepage website link.
Trojan team photo’s added
Monday, March 24
Trojans new scoreboard
The Trojans broke in the new scoreboard with 12 runs and a victory vs Ridgeland!!.
Saturday, March 15
Soddy Daisy Trojans Baseball Team Page