ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. — As the days passed after McMinn Central's District 5-AA boys' championship win, the local conversation shifted to how the Chargers would fare in the Region 3-AA tournament.
ATHENS, Tenn. — What the McMinn Central girls lacked in execution Tuesday evening, they made up in persistence.
• Elizabeth Masengil, McMinn Central: She scored 18 points and took home the tournament MVP as McMinn Central won the District 5-AA championship over Sequoyah, 58-48.
Brooke Copeland, Bradley Central: She had 19 points and 15 rebounds in the Bearettes' 51-42 5-AAA championship win over Cleveland.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The face of wrestling in Tennessee is getting a makeover.
Devan Cyree (Tullahoma) major dec. Andrew Long (Ravenwood), 14-0; Luke Mullin (Notre Dame) pinned Matthew Kieta (Pigeon Forge), 4:40; Toribio Navarro (Bradley Central) major dec. Nathan Carter (Cordova), 9-0; Kevin Knier (West Creek) tech. fall over Ronardo Bussey (Howard), 15-0, 3:35.
Thursday at Williamson County Agricultural Expo
Reggie Upshaw's senior basketball season was disrupted by an injury, but his four-year history, including 10 games this season, were more than enough to qualify him as one of the three best players in the state in his school's classification.
ENGLEWOOD, Tenn. — The only area boys' basketball team to be ranked in the state polls, McMinn Central cruised through much of its District 5-AA schedule on the way to a 23-3 overall record, a 7-1 league mark and a ranking as high as No. 6.
• Erin Hill, Sale Creek: She filled up the stat sheet with 28 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks in a 65-51 basketball win over South Pittsburg.
• Max Miller, McMinn Central: With 20 points, he scored one point less than a third of the Chargers' total in a 61-48 basketball win at Arts & Science.
* Brooke Copeland, Bradley Central: Her 20 points paced the Bearettes' 69-29 District 5-AAA basketball win over Ooltewah.
With only a week left in the Tennessee high school basketball regular season, some district races have been decided but others have tightened up.
• Stedmon Ford, Notre Dame: The high-scoring senior lit up Signal Mountain with 36 points in a 75-56 win.
• Jacob Campbell, Grundy County: He hit 10 3-pointers in a 38-point night as the Yellow Jackets outdistanced Marion County 97-67 in basketball.