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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,...
Whitehaven High School football team has always been known for having good defensive units, one that prides itself on not allowing teams to score. And if they hold an opponent scoreless, they really look forward to Mondays. That’s because the team is rewarded with doughnuts after shutting another team down....
In one of the area’s most anticipated high school games in the last few years, the Lausanne Lynx and Whitehaven Tigers faced off at Rhodes Stadium on Friday. In the big picture, this game has no influence on either team’s championship hopes; they play in different divisions. But it...
The Cordova Wolves wanted to continue their winning streak when they entered Friday’s game against Whitehaven with a 2-0 record. But the Tigers had plans too: They wanted another chance to celebrate “Donuts Monday,” a reward given whenever Whitehaven holds an opponent scoreless. Neither the Wolves’ winning streak nor Donuts Monday...
Marcus Wimberly knows how to get a team ready for a game -- just look at his past 4A state championship win as proof. The former East Mustangs head coach, taking over for Anthony Jones who left to become the running backs coach at the University of Memphis, is...
Ridgeway High School head coach Duron Sutton could only imagine what “could have been” when the final horn sounded after the Whitehaven Tigers defeated the Roadrunners 21-14. Moments earlier, Tigers quarterback Vincent Guy hit Cameron Sneed with a short screen pass and Sneed was able to go 58 yards...
High school football season is officially underway in Memphis, and among the first week highlights was a revival of an old neighborhood rivalry. The Central High Warriors took on the Melrose Golden Wildcats at E. H. Crump last weekend. Led by new Head Coach Major Wright, the Warriors put on...