Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Sports

Former Memphis high school preps star Chandler Lawson had familiar faces on hand for his second collegiate game – both on the floor and in the stands. Lawson, who played for current Tigers head coach Penny Hardaway when Hardaway was...
The city’s middle school football champions represent both North Memphis and South Memphis. Here's a breakdown. Humes 30, Bellevue 6 Chaz Wiseman, now in his third year as head coach at Humes Middle School, won his first championship with a 30-6...
Year after year, Lorenzen Wright’s mother and other family members have gathered on the plaza outside of the FedExForum to fan the flame of interest in the former pro-basketball players unsolved homicide in July 2010. Technically, it was a cold...
As an NFL rookie, Frank Herron Jr. accomplished what many players spend years attempting to win: a Super Bowl ring. Listed at 6’4”, the 312-pound defensive end was released by the New England Patriots at the conclusion of the 2018...
The homicide of basketball star Lorenzen Wright will be featured on the CBS news series “48 Hours” starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, according to Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky. Zirinsky said the case was always of interest to CBS News...
Booker T. Washington Warriors’ head coach Antonio Harris knows the value of home court in playoff basketball. That is one of the reasons he and his athletic director wanted to host the 15-A District tournament. That home court advantage came...
It’s no secret that each year, there are a handful of Memphis-area high school basketball recruits who generate national buzz and attract extra attention to games when they’re in the gymnasium. What has often been overlooked is the sheer amount...
"The Bicentennial Beatdown" brought boxing back to FedExForum last weekend, and the event did not disappoint. Check out these images from the big night!
by Jannelle Walker, Special to The New Tri-State Defender This week, 68-year-old Loretta Griffin became the first African-American Memphian to compete in the National Senior Olympics for swimming, coming full circle from her days of doing water aerobics at the...
The boys’ basketball team at Hamilton High School has landed squarely on the positive side of change being a good thing. The Wildcats, who were reclassified this season from Class AAA to Class AA, now are state champs. Few observers...
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