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Ridgeway Roadrunner senior center Elizabeth Dixon achieved the honor of being the first Memphis girls’ basketball player to be named to the McDonald’s All American team. The roster was announced Jan. 16 and she will play in the all-star game March 28. “It was just a blessing,” said Dixon when...
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 case – a homicide without a whodunit answer. That changed...
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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 Special Correspondent James Brown and that he urged “48 Hours”...
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 of unheralded talent that goes unnoticed – and too often...
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 had the Wildcats on their radar as state title contenders...
Hamilton High School keeps rolling in their quest for hoops glory.After a 81-45 blowout of Ripley High School (pictured), the Wildcats pulled out an 79-64 victory over Covington High School on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Next up for Coach Will Smith and his Wildcats: a March 1 clash with the Mitchell...
by Karanja A. Ajanaku & Terry Davis, Special to TSDMemphis.com For years, all that the Bobcats that have played football at Bellevue Middle School have done is win. A theatre-like sign in front of the school announces the latest news – a fourth straight state football championship. Ask Principal Kevin Malone about...
Supporters of the Iowa State Cyclones found themselves on common ground with backers of the University of Memphis Tigers on Friday afternoon, with both camps of rooters on Beale St. for the 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Parade. Photojournalist Warren Roseborough teamed up with TSD Associate Publisher/Executive Editor Karanja A. Ajanaku...
The Fairley Bulldogs flipped their regular season record from 2-8 a year ago to 8-2 this year after shutting out the Douglass Red Devils 24-0 on Senior Night. The win last Thursday over Douglass gave the Bulldogs the Region 8 District 2A Championship. It also paid back the Red Devils...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say they believe they have found the gun used to kill former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found in a swampy field in Tennessee seven years ago. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Thursday that the gun was found in a lake...