MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Meigs County girls made good use of their free-throw shooting practice Thursday in the Class A state basketball quarterfinals.By Craig Delk
DECATUR, Tenn. — The backyard battles growing up between Meigs County girls' basketball coach Jason Powell and his sister, Rachel Moore, were far from epic. They were extremely one-sided.
DECATUR, Tenn. — The Meigs County basketball Tigers needed only one free throw to seal the program's first trip to the state tournament in 27 years.
After two area high school boys' basketball teams earned spots in the state tournament with wins Monday night, four others hope tonight to join them in Murfreesboro. Inclement weather postponed those four games, along with every other boys' state sectional, forcing teams to wait one day before taking the court.
The Meigs County girls pulled out a 68-66 overtime win at Cloudland in one of three TSSAA Class A basketball sectionals involving southeastern Tennessee schools Saturday night, but Van Buren County lost 61-46 to Jackson County and Arts & Sciences fell 70-37 at Clarkrange.
Levi Woods was the only player who scored in double figures for Meigs County in Thursday's Region 2-A championship game at Wartburg, but the Tigers still overcame Grace Christian of Knoxville, 46-40.
One boys' semifinal in the Region 3-A high school basketball tournament at Arts & Sciences was destined to be close all the way. One team made sure that wasn't the case in the other.
Bradley Central's girls secured a sectional berth Monday and will play for the TSSAA Region 3-AAA basketball championship Wednesday thanks to a 52-33 victory over White County at Cookeville.
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.
Levi Woods was just trying to help Meigs County win as many basketball games as he could. Making history never occurred to him, but that's just what happened Friday afternoon when he became the program's first state Mr. Basketball finalist.
TSSAA Class AAA state wrestling results
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.
All high school sporting events in the Chattanooga area were called off because of Tuesday's snowstorm, creating more scheduling problems on top of those caused previously by unusually cold temperatures.
The game meant nothing in terms of district races or championships, but the emotion that Meigs County girls' basketball coach Jason Powell showed after his team defeated McMinn Central on Tuesday showed that the game meant a lot.