Prep Sports

A season that will be remembered for 30 wins will not include a chance for the Lady Warriors of Booker T. Washington to win the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association 1A Championship. Even with the game in Memphis, the Warriors (30-6) could not derail the bid of the Dresden Lions...
The Memphis East boys basketball team is arguably the most talented AAA squad in Tennessee and the Mustangs have begun to peak. That means tall tasks are ahead for the teams just as determined to net a state crown. On Tuesday night, Cordova took its shot, with a chance to...
Hamilton High School keeps rolling in their quest for hoops glory.After a 81-45 blowout of Ripley High School (pictured), the Wildcats pulled out an 79-64 victory over Covington High School on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Next up for Coach Will Smith and his Wildcats: a March 1 clash with the Mitchell...
The Lady Bears of Trezevant and Hamilton's Wildcats captured titles in the Shelby County Interscholastic Athletic Association's Double A championship games. The Lady Bears (17-4) defeated the Mitchell Tigers 57-47. In the boys game, the Hamilton Wildcats (23-2) defeated the Mitchell Tigers 68-57. Brandon Hill won his second county championship as...
The Shelby County Intercollegiate Athletic Association crowned its Class A champions on Saturday, with Booker T. Washington’s Lady Warriors taking the girls title and the Douglass Red Devils emerging as the boys’ champs. The Lady Warriors (24-4) defeated the Oakhaven Hawks 61-52. The Red Devils beat the W.E.B. Dubois Lions...
With post-season play looming and their sights set on a third straight state title, the East Mustangs traveled to Whitehaven on Thursday night. They were met by a team of Tigers feeding off the energy of a hostile crowd and eager to see an upset. The Tigers employed a deliberate...
Ridgeway Roadrunner senior center Elizabeth Dixon achieved the honor of being the first Memphis girls’ basketball player to be named to the McDonald’s All American team. The roster was announced Jan. 16 and she will play in the all-star game March 28. “It was just a blessing,” said Dixon when...
Ridgeway versus Southwind is one of those prep basketball rivalries that generates an energy-filled gymnasium no matter the records of the teams or whether there is a title on the line. The latest evidence came last Friday when the Roadrunners traveled to face the Jaguars. The Southwind gym was a...
When you enter a game against what might be considered an inferior opponent, you can’t take a night off. Defending state basketball champions the East Mustangs easily defeated the White Station Spartans 72-45 on Tuesday, and were not threatened at any point during the game. However, Mustangs head coach Penny...
With capacity crowds looking on and talent-ladened teams competing hard, the Penny Hardaway Hoopfest - version No. 7 - delivered thrills galore for fans of high school basketball. In a match-up of Memphis teams against teams from outside the city, including those who traveled from Chicago, West Virginia and Kansas,...