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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.  — Memphis has a history of great basketball and great games. On Friday night, that meant a matchup between the Rancho Christian Eagles from Temecula, CA (southeast of Los Angeles) and Memphis East in a non-conference game. The Eagles are ranked 13th nationally in the latest...
With several more matchups likely this season, the Whitehaven Tigers hosted the East Mustangs in front of a standing-room only crowd on Thursday. It was the first time the two squads had faced off since the Tennessee AAA basketball championship game last spring. The Tigers wanted the result to be...
The Whitehaven Tigers (13-4) are on their way back to Cookeville to play in the 6A State Championship again for the second time in three years. Whitehaven will face The Oakland Patriots in the title game – a team they defeated in 2016 to complete a perfect season and win...
Memphis East 69, Olive Branch 50 The University of Memphis were the winners of a major recruiting battle, with the declaration from the number one high school prospect in the country James Wiseman. Wiseman announced his intentions to play for the Tigers next season on the day his team, the East...
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Two years ago, top high school hoops prospect James Wiseman moved from Nashville to play for Penny Hardaway, then the head coach at East High School. And on Tuesday, Wiseman announced he will play for Hardaway again – as he declared his intent to attend the University of Memphis next...
Starting Monday, Nov. 17, the 48th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational Tournament will again be held throughout the City of Memphis. Under the direction of Robert Newman, the tournament has been a fixture during the Thanksgiving holiday. Newman is a former high school basketball coach and the Executive Director...
"Big-time players make big-time plays at big times." That saying is a favorite of Whitehaven’s Head Coach Rodney Saulsberry’s sayings. In the second-round game of the Tennessee 6A state playoffs against the Houston, the Whitehaven Tigers needed many spectacular plays to defeat the Houston Mustangs. But defeat them they did,...
For the second straight year, the Cordova Wolves and the Central Warriors met in the first round of the 6A state championship. And for the second straight year, the Warriors got the win, a 21-20 thriller. Central used a strong ground attack to control the game in the first half. On...
In a measuring-stick game, the Whitehaven Tigers met up with the Central High Warriors at Crump Stadium. At stake: Would Central be able to maintain its unblemished record against a tough Tiger program whose only two losses are to Lausanne and North Little Rock, Ark.? The answer was ultimately no,...