Prep Sports

For high school football, the stakes get higher with each passing week. Some teams are looking to get back to Cookeville. Others are looking for their first appearance for any member of their team. Public schools are now in the semifinal round, just two wins away from playing for a TSSAA...
There is no place like home. And for former Whitehaven hoops star Mathew Murrell, while that won't mean suiting up for the University of Memphis next fall, the four-star recruit will still be close to home, playing for the Ole Miss Rebels. Murrell, a 6' 4" guard who now plays...
I watched Christina Nichols grow up in the church I attend. The daughter of a preacher, she is well mannered and multitalented. She plays drums and piano (self-taught!). But in the 6th grade, she told her dad she wanted to play basketball. And now, she's set to go play for...
Half of the field has been eliminated from the Tennessee state football playoffs. The first round is normally when upsets are most likely to occur, but with few exceptions, the brackets held up – very few teams lost at home. As the rounds go higher and the stakes are greater. ...
The TSSAA State Championship Tournament starts Friday, Nov. 8 – or more directly, it’s win or go home time. Teams that started their work in July are about to find out if it will pay off. It doesn’t matter if you allowed just 30 points all season like Whitehaven. Going...
At the start of the season, Mitchell High head football coach Nathan Cole had a message for his team. To go further than the first round of the playoffs. He knew his team didn't lack talent; they were missing the intangibles, like chemistry and discipline. After a playoff-clinching 36-7 win...
Over the years, the Whitehaven Tigers have consistently been among the best high school football teams in Memphis. The current team has set its sight on a team from the past the 2011 team that had six shutout games. The coaching staff has famously taken to treating the team...
The Wooddale Cardinals traveled to Melrose in a key Region 8 3A District game. The winner of the game would have a major advantage in claiming the District Championship. Melrose entered the game with a 2-0 record in district play, while Wooddale had a 1-0 record. In the end, Wooddale...
When the Cordova Wolves and the Whitehaven Tigers finally met on the gridiron, it was hyped as a battle between two very good defenses. Whitehaven entered the game with two shutouts, and the Wolves have been one of the good surprises this season. But ultimately, the defense of the Tigers...
Last season, the Kirby High School Cougars football team – as well as the rest of the school – had to endure disruptions from pest infestations. Students were required to relocate and adjust to a new attendance schedule. The football team found normalcy on the practice field. Bonding together in...