Dawgs climb out of 9-pt. 1st quarter hole, dominate Memphis East late for program’s first state crown
Trent Stephney, left, Bearden All-Tournament senior guard, holds the TSSAA Class AAA “golden ball” state championship trophy, as lots of hands jump in to “feel the moment.”
MURFREESBORO — Ques Glover said he had a restless Friday night as he anxiously awaited a showdown with Memphis East in the Class AAA boys basketball state championship game.
“I couldn’t sleep at all last night,” Glover, Bearden High School’s senior point guard, said after the Bulldogs defeated Memphis East 83-68 at Middle Tennessee State University’s Murphy Center Saturday, March 16. “I finally fell asleep about 12:30 and I was dreaming about this game.
When the 2018-19 high school basketball season ended recently, the Farragut Lady Admirals bid farewell to a senior class that included some top players who competed at the school.
Senior wing Morgan Carbaugh leaves FHS as one of the program’s top-five all-time scorers and 3-point shooters during her four years, scoring 1,512 points in her stellar career.
HARDIN VALLEY — Though wins were hard to come by for Hardin Valley Academy’s boys basketball team in 2018-19 — there were shining moments.
Despite an 11-17 final record, 4-12 in District 4-AAA, HVA picked up perhaps its biggest win of the season when it outlasted Class AA state runner-up Fulton 58-57 midway through the campaign.
Actually, three big wins — the other two coming in King of the Smokies tourney in Pigeon Forge.
Combining dominance with knowing how to win, despite some lapses, Farragut High School baseball was off and running with a 4-0 record following one week of action.
Ralllying twice to beat Powell 6-5 in eight innings at FHS’s John Heatherly Field Thursday, March 14, which capped the opening week, “Like we’ve done a majority of this week, we played really good in the back half of the game,” FHS head coach Matt Buckner said.
While Jon Higgins’ talent and knowledge of basketball found a bright spotlight as a standout Tennessee Volunteers guard in the early 2000s, the boys varsity basketball head coach at Farragut High School is adding to his coaching responsibilities thanks to also having knowledge of golf.