Saturday, September 18, 2021

Prep Sports

High school football players prepare for their seasons with spring practice, but this year has presented players with a challenge: They have not been able to see their teams, while still being required to stay in top-notch shape from March...
For the fourth straight decade, Fred Horton is taking a Memphis high school boys' basketball team to the state tournament. This time it's Whitehaven High School. The Tigers advanced to the Class AAA state tournament after a 72-53 win over...
Thirty-five years after their last state basketball tournament visit, the Lady Golden Wildcats of Melrose are headed to state in pursuit of a Class AA title. Melrose ended its drought with a 57-47 win over Crockett County in the sectional...
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...
Booker T. Washington 86, Power Center Academy 64 The Booker T. Washington High School boys basketball team don’t want a repeat of the feeling they had to end last season – an 80-79 overtime loss to Manassas in the semifinals...
D.J. Jeffries could have gone to any school in the area. Many coaches kindly asked him to come play for their high school basketball team. But Jeffries was not having any of that.  He wanted to go to Olive...
With college football mostly behind us, it's time to focus on high school hoops! The annual ARS/Rescue Rooster National Hoopfest Series returns this week at various locations around the city. Memphis Hoopfest tipped off Thursday Night with a game between...
As the calendar changes from November to December, prep sports fans also shift from football season to basketball season. It was just a year ago that all eyes were on then-East high star James Wiseman, the top prospect in the...
Memphis coaching legend Fred Horton first coached Antonio Harris at Booker T. Washington High School in the early 1990s. This season, they meet for the first time as opposing coaches – Harris is in his sixth season as Horton’s replacement at BTW, while Horton came out of retirement to coach Whitehaven. Whitehaven’s team got an 86-70 win during an MLK Tournament game at Hamilton High School on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The 49 Annual MLK Tournament is a two-pronged event. It is a round robin event featuring boys and girls teams from high schools and middle schools across the region.  The event is play from November 23rd thru Saturday November 30...