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Paying The Price In Athletics At Hamilton County Public Schools

The home bleachers at the Ooltewah High School football field in Chattanooga in 2015.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
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The home bleachers at the Ooltewah High School football field in Chattanooga in 2015.

For years, athletics at public schools here in Hamilton County have fallen behind to the point that even revenue-producing sports - such as football and basketball - are incapable of competing statewide in Tennessee compared to only a generation ago.

Stephen Hargis is sports editor at The Chattanooga Times Free Press - and this Sunday’s edition will explore what happened.

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