HVA girls 4-AAA champs

Stephens’ Lady Hawks among programs to benefit from new practice field; Delano leads landscaping

With his $6,000 contribution to HVA’s new sports practice field adjacent to the school buildings on the east side of the campus, Jack Hughston, president of Hughston Homes in Hardin Valley, breaks ground on the site during a ceremony early Thursday afternoon, Oct. 17. His giving represented 60 percent of the total cost. Joining the ceremony are the Lady Hawks soccer team and head coach Jessie Stephens (in dress beside Hughston) along with HVA principal Rob Speas, far left, and athletic director Bryan Brown.
Hardin Valley Academy’s girls soccer program had a good day last Thursday, Oct. 17.

Winning the District 4-AAA tourney title after beating Maryville on the road 1-0, the program also witnessed some good news earlier that day.

Behind the gift of Jack Hughston, president of Hughston Homes in Hardin Valley, who donated $6,000 of the $10,000 needed, Hardin Valley Academy broke ground on a multi-purpose athletic practice field on the far eastern end of the campus.

Also of note is the talent of HVA boys soccer head coach Brad Delano, who owns Green Tree Landscaping in Farragut.

As a result, Delano already has installed the underground irrigation and will oversee preparing the field for use.

“We really appreciate it,” HVA athletic director Bryan Brown said about Hughston and all help.