Saturday, December 4, 2021

Prep Sports

Whitehaven and Ridgeway are familiar football foes, with the outcome mostly predictable, meaning that the Tigers of “The Haven” emerge as the victors. Such was the case again this year. This season’s out-of-conference matchup yielded a 41-21 win for Class...
The Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association football jamboree – held last week – ushered in a degree of normalcy, with all schools playing on a 24-minute running clock as they prepared for their first game in two years. None of...
Smaller schools playing football in the Shelby County Schools system start with a major disadvantage by sheer numbers. Throw in a pandemic-lost year and the path to gridiron glory becomes even more of a journey against the odds. Coaches at...
The senior basketball class of 2024 is shaping up to a great one. Two of its members – Curtis Givens III and R’Chaun King – are shooting up the recruiting charts. Both are sophomores at Memphis University School.   The dynamic duo...
A group of like-minded Shelby County Schools student-athletes and their parents gathered outside SCS headquarters Wednesday morning (Sept. 16) to express their anger and frustration with SCS Supt. Joris Ray’s decision to cancel all fall sports because of the...
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...