Prep Sports

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,...
The nationally-ranked Mustangs of East High School Mustangs will be back in action this weekend as the featured team in the Penny Hardaway Hoopfest. This is the seventh year for the event (often called the classic), which annually brings to the Bluff City an abundance of talent, including some of...
Two former Memphis Tiger basketball greats — Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway and Andre “The Little General” Turner — will host the inaugural Larry Finch Classic. The Classic will be held Saturday, November 25 at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse at the University of Memphis, and will feature two of America’s top three...
High school hoops officially tipped-off on Nov. 20, with the Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational Tournament.  Now in its 47th year, 32 squads — 16 boys teams and 16 girls teams — will compete for bragging rights. Although Memphis East is not participating in the tournament, the nationally-ranked team is...
When your team only has 26 varsity football players it makes it hard to compete against quality opponents outside of your weight class. The task becomes even more difficult when some of your players are not able to play because of injuries. That's the scenario the East Mustangs were trying...
At the midway point in the high school football season, the Ridgeway Roadrunners faced the Munford Cougars. The Cougars entered the game with an overall 5-0 record (2-0 in Region 8 Division 5A) and a true triple-option offense that makes defense difficult for most opponents. The Ridgeway defense was no...