High School Sports
Building Warriors: Vikings endure hard week to build toughness
A strong military background complete with the rigors of training helped mold Coach Chris Grooms of the Community Vikings with a work ethic and disciplined approach that has carried over to the football field. Grooms' experiences in the military, where he was also a Green Beret, gave him the idea to launch Warrior Week, which is an opportunity for the Vikings to bond as a team while stretching the team beyond its comfort zone...
Palmer, Eagles greet fans
It was a very busy week for new Shelbyville Central head football coach Justin Palmer, but a very productive week as well. It was all capped off by a parents meeting followed by a Meet and Greet with the coach on Friday evening. "We had a good first week. We got a lot done and participated in two 7-on-7 tournaments, one in Smyrna and the other at Riverdale," Palmer said. "The guys showed a lot of energy and it was a great chance for me to see what they can do."...
Heavy lifting: Vikings intend to dominate this season
In his third season as head football coach of the Community Vikings, Chris Grooms has put an emphasis on getting his linemen ready for the regular season by introducing an off-season conditioning program complete with appearances at various camps in the area. With the team buying in to the opportunities presented to them, Grooms knows the work has paid off...
TSSAA: Meeting with SC coach was a violation
The Shelbyville Central football program was assessed a punishment for violating the TSSAA's mandated two-week dead period, where no formal team meetings can be held. Last week, the team convened a meeting to introduce new coach Justin Palmer, which was found to be in violation of the dead period...
PACKAGE DEAL: Central football coach's father to coach softball, join son's staff
When new Shelbyville Central head football coach Justin Palmer was hired last week, it actually filled four coaching positions that were open at that time. With that said, his father Wade Palmer, has been named the new Eaglette head softball coach. He will also serve on his son's football staff as an assistant coach, while Justin will follow as an assistant softball coach under his dad, therefore filling four coaching positions...
Palmer to lead Eagles; Similar offense, defense likely as former assistant takes over as Shelbyville Central's new head coach
Sometimes, a change can turn out to be much of the same. Former Shelbyville Central offensive coordinator Justin Palmer has been named the new Golden Eagle head football coach. Palmer was an assistant coach at Shelbyville Central under former head coach Jason Hardy, but was named as head coach at Creek Wood High School in Dickson County...
Calvert, Sliger on track to hit field for Cascade
ACL tears are just about the worst injury a player can sustain. Not only is the injury painful, but the recovery time can take upwards of an entire year to recover. For two Cascade High School football players, their year of recovery is almost up. Rising seniors Hunter Calvert and Hayden Sliger both sustained ACL tears early in the 2015 season, ending their junior year early on...
Eggleston resigns as Eagles' coach
Shelbyville Central head boys basketball coach Stan Eggleston resigned on Thursday morning. Eggleston has been the Golden Eagles' head coach the past four years after serving one season as an assistant. "This was a really tough decision for me but it's a decision I made because it allows me to spend more time with my wife and two daughters," Eggleston said...
Departing Eagle football coach Hardy will be missed
Anytime a school loses a great educator and coach it's a tough loss. With the resignation of Shelbyville Central head football Jason Hardy, this community lost a great young family. Hardy resigned on Thursday morning to pursue a non-coaching interest in his home town of Gainesboro...
Hardy resigns as Central coach
Jason Hardy has resigned as Shelbyville Central High's head football coach. Hardy informed the administration on Thursday and was scheduled to meet with the team this morning. He has also been an assistant girls' basketball coach over the past few years...