Friday, December 9, 2022

Prep Sports

Eight Memphis area high schools, including Melrose, Central and the Memphis Academy for the Health Sciences (MAHS), are still alive after the first round of the TSSAA football playoffs, with this week bringing another chance to advance toward the...
Twice this season, the title-hungry Fairley Bulldogs had a chance to rack up a win by way of forfeit and each time they decided to reschedule a game with a team that had an open week. The Bulldogs went 1-1...
by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- When Fairley High School football coach Frederick Copeland evaluated his squad heading into the 2021 season, he was unsure of the caliber of team and players who would be on the field.  While understanding his unit...
The Lions of the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences (MAHS) and Mitchell High School’s Tigers both had circled their schedules to note the importance of their Region 8 Class 2A matchup. The thinking was that the game could go a...
The Soul Bowl – the annual football battle between the Melrose Golden Wildcats of Orange Mound and their Crosstown rival, the East Mustangs – showcased the dominance of host Melrose, 58-20. Both teams are trying to get back to storied...
In a key game in one of the most competitive prep football districts in the state, the Germantown Red Devils scored a come-from-behind 14-13 win over the Whitehaven Tigers in the final minute. While Whitehaven and Germantown high schools are...
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...