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Brainerd's Kentrell Evans signs with Lee University

Published May. 3 2017

All-state Brainerd point guard Kentrell Evans signed a letter of intent Tuesday evening to continue his basketball career at Lee...

Brainerd loses in state tournament, but Levar Brown proud of Panthers' growth [photos]

Published Mar. 17 2017

When Brainerd boys' basketball coach Levar Brown read the story of how the Chinese bamboo tree lies dormant for four...

Brainerd state tournament run ends with fourth quarter collapse to Haywood

Published Mar. 16 2017

The Brainerd boys' basketball team led at the end of every quarter, except the only one that really matters.

Brainerd poised for another championship run

Published Mar. 16 2017

On the drive back from last year's disappointing loss in the Class AA championship game, Brown knew he had a...

East Hamilton draws defending champ Memphis East in state opener

Published Mar. 8 2017

The East Hamilton boys' basketball team certainly didn't catch a break when the TSSAA released the state-tournament brackets Tuesday evening.

Brainerd pulls away late, rolls into third straight state tournament

Published Mar. 7 2017

The homemade sign -- large, blue letters reading 'First stop Brainerd, next stop state!' -- had hung near the Livingston...

Brainerd Panthers edge Tyner Rams for Region 3-AA title, 66-62

Published Mar. 3 2017

'Round five' was the appropriate name Tyner boys' basketball coach Keitha Booker gave Thursday's Region 3-AA high school championship game....

Brainerd, Tyner meet again for Region 3-AA boys' title

Published Mar. 1 2017

Brainerd's and Tyner's basketball games went eerily similar Tuesday night at McMinn County. And as a result, the Panthers' and...

Malik Hampton, Jessie Walker lead Brainerd into region semifinals

Published Feb. 26 2017

Brainerd's Panthers didn't finish quite as strong as they started Saturday in their Region 3-AA high school basketball quarterfinal at...

Tyner boys, Red Bank girls win 6-AA tournament

Published Feb. 22 2017

Tyner's boys can't go back in time and erase the loss they had to Brainerd on senior night a week...

Howard boys, Brainerd girls win 6-AA third-place games

Published Feb. 21 2017

It was only fitting for third place in District 6-AA to come down to the final seconds between Howard and...

Free throws a key in Brainerd's 62-52 win over Howard

Published Feb. 19 2017

Free throws were key in the District 6-AA semifinal matchup Saturday at Hixson between the Brainerd Panthers and the Howard...

Tyrus Ward returning home as new Brainerd football coach

Published Feb. 18 2017

Tyrus Ward is coming home. Looked upon as one of the best young coaches in the state, Ward has been...

Brainerd wins in double OT, but Tyner is district champ [photos]

Published Feb. 11 2017

It took 40 tension-filled minutes to decide the outcome in Friday's District 6-AA boys' high school basketball game at Tyner....

Prep Notebook: Drew Viscomi follows through, signs with Northwestern

Published Feb. 3 2017

McCallie soccer standout Drew Viscomi committed to Northwestern last spring and signed this week with the Big Ten school.

Tyner beats state-ranked rival Brainerd, 49-37

Published Jan. 18 2017

Since the boys' basketball season began, Tyner has believed it can be a state tournament contender.

Mansuetos' duel: Irish wrestlers rally past Signal Mountain

Published Jan. 18 2017

Rocco Mansueto admitted Tuesday evening that he beat his twin brother Phil only once in their wrestling careers.

McCallie tops Brainerd, repeats as Best of Preps champs [photos]

Published Dec. 24 2016

The boys' championship game in the 12th Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament came down to size-loaded McCallie...

Brainerd tops district rival Tyner in thrilling Best of Preps semifinal

Published Dec. 23 2016

Come March, Thursday night's 60-56 win over Tyner won't mean a lot, but for Brainerd coach Levar Brown and star...

Brainerd in sharing mood in Best of Preps tourney rout of Soddy-Daisy

Published Dec. 21 2016

The Panthers used a suffocating defense and pass-first offense to smother Soddy-Daisy 83-36 in the first round of the Times...

Best of Preps basketball tournament features most talented field to date

Published Dec. 2 2016

For area high school basketball fans, Christmas will come a few days early this year.


Prep Notebook: Hanna Land to Cleveland State

Published Dec. 2 2016

Defending state champ Bradley Central heads a 14-team field lined up for the Ooltewah Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday.

Tyner girls, Brainerd guys pull out close basketball jamboree wins [photos]

Published Nov. 11 2016

GPS hosted the city high school basketball jamboree Thursday, but Tyner's girls squeezed out a victory over the Bruisers in...