Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sports

After the Collierville High School football team defeated White Station 37-6 last Friday (Sept. 2), head coach Joe Rocconi realized, while his team constructed a dominant effort in the victory, they were nowhere close to perfect. “We made a lot...
Germantown’s Red Devils and Whitehaven’s Tigers – “two good teams coming with hard knocks football” – have set an early-season standard for crowd-pleasing, down-to-the-wire competition. In an instant classic, Germantown (3-0, 1-0 16AAA) snatched victory from the Tigers (2-1, 0-1...
Don’t bother with the excuses or any tricky wordplay. The University of Memphis’ 49-23 drubbing by Mississippi State’s Bulldogs amounted to “a total lack of execution on offense, defense and special teams.” That’s straight from head coach Ryan Silverfield. “Not our...
Platform Basketball Camp recently hosted its third annual invitation-only camp featuring area prep athletes trying to catch and/or maximize the attention of college scouts. The camp brought together some of the best players – ninth grade through 12th grade –...
Winless over the course of 40 games and nearly five years, the Hamilton Wildcats football team has found its way to victory. Jerel Blanchard, Hamilton’s first-year, head coach, didn’t hang his head after the Wildcats dropped their opener – a...
The opening contest of the 2022 high school football season for the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering Phoenix could not have been scripted better for the squad. Led by first-year head coach Cedric Miller, who transitioned over from now-closed...
The defensive unit is expected to be the strength of the University of Memphis football team, with the defensive backs looked upon as the backbone. Historically a slow starting bunch that finishes strong, this year the defense likely will have...
The 15th annual Whitehaven Classic – a three-game affair that kicked off the high school football season – was an early proving ground with Douglass, Mitchell and Whitehaven emerging as winners. Douglass defeated Westwood 12-6; Mitchell stopped Hamilton 20-6 and...
Memphis-area high schools have completed pre-season practices, with games that count toward aspirations of players, coaches, and fans set to begin this week. The season kicks off with games to be played on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The annual jamboree, which...
As streams of excited golf fans at the FedEx St. Jude Championship made their way to the third playoff hole, someone in the crowd screamed, “Cue the music; we’re walking in Memphis.” At that point on late Sunday afternoon, thousands...