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As we approach the heart of the summer heat in Memphis, area high school football teams are heading back to two-a-day practices in preparation for the upcoming season. The high school season kicks off on August 9-10 with the 2018 High School Football Jamboree at Crump Stadium. The season will see...
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...
Penny Hardaway calls it “the run” and with a team as loaded with talent as East High School it can come at any moment. In an instant there is a spark and the Mustangs have pushed out on their challengers. It can happen right away or sometimes it takes...
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...
The Red Devils of Douglass High School ran into a bigger and more agile team than they had played all season in the Class A championship game. After Douglass made its expected push to get past Loretto High School, they found the Mustangs just would not fold. The home team...
There is a Memphis thing going on in Murfreesboro, where the TSSAA championship games are being played and Memphis teams have stamped their presence and positioned themselves to net titles. Count the Douglass Red Devils and the Hamilton Wild Cats in that mix, with both having played their way...
Distractions? What distractions? Oh, you mean the speculation - expectation - that head coach Penny Hardaway will soon be named the new head man for the University of Memphis men's basketball team? No problem, not so far for the East High Mustangs, who muscled their way into the state AAA...
Despite all the obstacles and injuries, the Whitehaven Tigers have endured this season and now they will be playing for a Tennessee AAA State Championship after taking down the Northeast Eagles from Clarksville 47-41. The win sets up an all-Memphis AAA State Basketball Championship for the second year in a...
A season that will be remembered for 30 wins will not include a chance for the Lady Warriors of Booker T. Washington to win the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association 1A Championship. Even with the game in Memphis, the Warriors (30-6) could not derail the bid of the Dresden Lions...
The Memphis East boys basketball team is arguably the most talented AAA squad in Tennessee and the Mustangs have begun to peak. That means tall tasks are ahead for the teams just as determined to net a state crown. On Tuesday night, Cordova took its shot, with a chance to...