Central

Central might be the only high softball team in District 6-AA with an overall winning record, but the Lady Purple Pounders still have work to do to win the league's regular-season championship and earn the top seeding for the district tournament.

Kyler Burke is currently at home, and no offense to his wife, parents or brother, but there are places he'd rather be.

Tyler Payne passed up four solid NCAA Division I baseball offers. The McCallie junior decided instead to continue his career at Lee University.

The result was worth the wait, according to Central High School administrators.

Central High School has named Eastern Michigan University assistant KiJuan Ware as its new head football coach. Ware served as secondary coach at EMU last season, and prior to that he worked for two years as the offensive coordinator at Western Illinois University.

The old proverb, "The more things change, the more they stay the same," was never more evident than Tuesday night at Howard.

Top 11 team scores: 1. Cleveland 215, 2. Wilson Central 166.5, 3. Bradley Central 141, 4. Ravenwood 132, 5. Soddy-Daisy 120.5, 6. Franklin 108.5, 7. Heritage 102, 8. Clarksville 98.5, 9. Cookeville 96.5, 10. Blackman 84.5, 11. Walker Valley 84.

TSSAA Class AAA state wrestling results

The Hixson Wildcats ran away with the state's first Region 2-A/AA wrestling championship, scoring 200 points and qualifying 12 for the traditional state tournament this week, after barely leading a close team race going into Saturday.

  • Feb. 9th, 2014  |
  • By By Idris Garcia

The first day of the Region 2-A/AA wrestling tournament wrapped up Friday night with the host Hixson Wildcats atop the leaderboard with 54.5 points.

  • Feb. 8th, 2014  |
  • By By Idris Garcia

The goal at Hixson High School hasn’t changed. Coach Garrick Hall and the Wildcats want to win the region wrestling tournament.

The area's busiest Tennessee campuses during signing day were Baylor and East Hamilton, which had five players each who signed scholarships Wednesday.

No more Soddy-Daisy or Ooltewah wrestlers but the competition figures to be just as stiff in the Region 2-A/AA tournament Friday and Saturday at Hixson.

For all of Central's fourth-quarter woes this high school basketball season, the other six girls' teams in District 6-AA would gladly trade places with the Lady Purple Pounders.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Region 4 may be the state's toughest for Class AAA wrestling, but the chances of advancing more than two to the state duals is tougher.

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