High School Sports
KING'S COURT: Harris coach takes over Central tennis
When news spread that long-time coach Doyle Hutton would be leaving the Shelbyville tennis program, the school's administration didn't have to look past its own backyard to find his successor. Former Harris head coach and Shelbyville assistant tennis coach Chris King has been named head coach of the Eagle and Eaglette tennis program...
Pride of the Vikings: Major colleges take closer look at standout Community player
For three seasons, Darian Pride has been a stalwart and a steady force for the Community Vikings' football team. Playing a myriad of positions on offense, defense, and special teams, Pride has excelled in whatever position he has occupied on the field...
Champions reload: 'Power team' will be more grounded this year
A year ago, the Cascade Champions graduated 11 players and were left with several question marks moving into the offseason. One of the biggest losses was Ivan Spencer, who was the Champions' most versatile player. Between punt returning, lining up at receiver and leading the Cascade backfield, Champion coach Jake Tyre was tasked with replacing his top-producing player from last season...
Golden Eagles gather for Camp Pride
Summer camps have been around for years but the Shelbyville Central Golden Eagle football team takes summer camps to another level. Ever since Jason Hardy took over as head coach, the Golden Eagle have held Camp Pride. Camp Pride is more than developing better football skills, it's also about developing new friendships and bonding as a team...
Excitement builds around Community football
After inheriting the position as coach of the Community Vikings one month before the start of the football season last year, Chris Grooms and the Vikings took their lumps on the field. Without much time to implement any kind of system, Community showed flashes of success on offense, but struggled defensively during a winless 2014 season...
Champs return to Class 2A and renew area rivalries
Two years ago, Cascade High School was given a notice the school would be moving up in classification from 2A football to 3A--and perhaps the most brutal district in the state, featuring perennial powers CPA, Giles County and Marshall County. In 2015, the Champions will get to see some familiar competition...
'2-4 Day' keeps Naron's spirit alive
Jerry Naron left a lasting legacy on Legion Post 23 baseball. If there was any doubt as to just what that lasting legacy meant to the community, one needed only to see the attendance in Tuesday's Post 23 Alumni game, dubbed '2-4 Day' in honor of Naron's commitment to Post 23 baseball...
Central bolsters coaching roster with new additions
There hasn't been much turnover on the Shelbyville Central football coaching staff for the past few seasons -- but things are changing this year. The Golden Eagles welcome three new assistant coaches for the 2015 season. The Golden Eagle defense will convert to a 3-4 under the guidance of new defensive coordinator Andrew Holcomb, head coach Jason Hardy said...
Spencer steps down; Lady Champs coach pursues 'dream' at Ole Miss
Chad Spencer has been around Cascade basketball for the past eight years. As of last week, Spencer has handed over his whistle for a position on the Ole Miss women's basketball coaching staff. "This is a tremendous opportunity. Growing up when I first got interested in coaching, the SEC was the Mecca of women's basketball at the college level. I found myself intrigued watching the SEC. To me, it's the best league in college sports," Spencer said...
Golden Eagles win 8 of 11 games in summer 7-on-7 tournament action
MURFREESBORO -- The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles had a successful day on Thursday in the Warrior Classic 7-on-7 passing tournament hosted by Riverdale. The Golden Eagles went 5-1-2 on the day before losing their lone game of the tournament to the eventual winner Marshall County, who rolled past Oakland in the championship...
Slam dunk: Eagles' Leslie signs with Dyersburg State
One of the best leapers to ever play for the Golden Eagles has signed a letter of intent to continue his education as well as basketball career. Recent Shelbyville Central graduate Devonta Leslie will attend Dyersburg State Community College. "It means a lot to me that I was given a another chance and to keep doing what I love to do as well as get an education," Leslie said...