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Summit basketball outlasts Independence in overtime

Summit basketball outlasts Independence in overtime
By CHIP CIRILLO | Photos by STEVE WHEELER Foul trouble hurt Summit early, but it hurt Independence worse late. After falling behind in the first half with 6-foot-9 Demontay Dixon on the bench with three fouls, the Spartans rallied for a 76-71 overtime win at Independence on Tuesday night. Eagles guard Grayson Murphy scored a ...
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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Spring Hill ousts Giles County.

BOYS BASKETBALL Giles County 62 at Spring Hill 71 Spring Hill had five players score double figures in Tuesday’s 71-62 win against Giles County. Alex Harrison led the charge with 19 points, while Justin Oden poured in 15 and Malechi Young posted 14. Noah Mayes added 12 points and Churahko Goff scored 11.
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Lady Spartans shut down Independence

Lady Spartans shut down Independence
By CHIP CIRILLO | Photos by STEVE WHEELER When Summit gets the ball inside, it’s tough to beat. Tuesday was one of the nights it couldn’t be stopped. Senior guard Zacharyia Esmon scored 21 points, leading the Lady Spartans to their third straight win in a 56-33 victory at Independence. “We’ve got a lot of ...
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TSSAA renews contract to hold Spring Fling at MTSU

TSSAA renews contract to hold Spring Fling at MTSU
  The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s Board of Control voted Thursday at its meeting in Hermitage, Tenn., to extend the contract with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce to host Spring Fling through the next classification cycle (2017-2021). Middle Tennessee State University will continue its long-running role of hosting state championships for...
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Four WillCo wrestlers place first at G.P. West Invitational

Four WillCo wrestlers place first at G.P. West Invitational
By CHIP CIRILLO | Photos by STEVE WHEELER Centennial’s Jacob Knight pinned his way to a tournament title this weekend. Knight stuck all four of his opponents to win the 195-pound weight class at the 48th G.P. West Invitational at Brentwood on Saturday. Knight (29-8) pinned McCallie junior Walker Robinson (19-8) in 54 seconds in the final ...
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Nolensville basketball topples Spring Hill

Nolensville basketball topples Spring Hill
By SAM McGAW | Photos by KINDELL MOORE Despite dealing with the fatigue of playing a third game in four nights, the young Nolensville Knights (8-8, 2-2 District 12-AA) found a way to push back to .500 Friday. Made up of freshmen and sophomores, the first-year program had four players score double figures to take ...
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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Independence routs Dickson County; BGA splits with Davidson Academy

BOYS BASKETBALL Davidson Academy 88 at Battle Ground Academy 83 (Overtime) BGA’s Jack Jewel scored 25 points in Tuesday’s 88-83 overtime loss against Davidson Academy. Dickson County 46 at Independence 71 Independence’s Grayson Murphy and McKyan James scored 17 points apiece in Tuesday’s 71-46 win against Dickson County. Page 44 at Ravenwood 45 Ravenwood’s Seth ...
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Barnett, relentless No. 9, becomes No. 1 in sacks at UT

Barnett, relentless No. 9, becomes No. 1 in sacks at UT
By CHIP CIRILLO Nebraska quarterback Ryker Fyfe was surprised when a reporter told him Derek Barnett recorded only one sack in the Music City Bowl. It seemed like a lot more. The former Brentwood Academy star chased Fyfe down from behind late in the fourth quarter, breaking the Tennessee career record with his 33rd sack ...
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Area girls soccer players named all-state

Area girls soccer players named all-state
Several area high school girls soccer players were named all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. Franklin forward Peyton DePriest and defender Madison Smith, Ravenwood midfielder Karlie Paschall and Independence forward Julie Garst were named to the Class AAA team. Christ Presbyterian Academy midfielder Anna Avinger and defender Madeline Littleton were selec...
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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Independence boys, girls victorious

BOYS BASKETBALL BGA 77 vs. Pearl Cohn 82 (Battle of Franklin Boys Tournament @ BGA) BGA’s Bo Jewell scored 16 points in Wednesday’s 82-77 loss against Pearl Cohn. Independence 69 vs. Smyrna 42 (Beech Christmas Tournament) Grace Christian Academy 42 vs. Coffee County 75 (King of the Smokies Tournament) GCA’s Mason McKnatt scored 20 points ...
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Most decorated soccer team earns place in Hall of Fame

Most decorated soccer team earns place in Hall of Fame
The Tennessee State Soccer Association announced that members of the Tennessee Soccer Club’s U18 girls team are 2017 Hall of Fame honorees. The announcement came on Tuesday in an awards and recognition ceremony at Soulshine Pizza Factory in Franklin, as TSSA celebrated the team’s USYSA National Championship run from this past July. The ceremony was delayed ...
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CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer coming to Nashville

CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer coming to Nashville
Nashville has been announced as a host city for next summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. Men’s soccer team will compete in a opening-round matchup against an undetermined opponent at Nissan Stadium on July 8. The Gold Cup series is the official national team championship of the region. An email blast from the Nashville Soccer ...
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