High School Sports
Leaping ahead: Eagles' Giles competes in state track meet
MURFREESBORO -- The future looks bright for Shelbyville Golden Eagle trackster Corvin Giles. Giles, in his first year of competing in track and field, qualified for the TSSAA Class AAA Boys' Long Jump, held Friday at Dean Hayes Stadium on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University...
Cascade's Anna Holcombe has signed a bowling scholarship with Martin Methodist. Seated from left around Anna are her mother, Caty Dorsett, and father, Wayne Holcombe. Standing, from left, assistant principal-Neil Watson, principal Tim Harwell. coach Ben Biddy and family friend Rick Jones. (Submitted photo)
Viqueens' Pierce says she was 'meant to be' at Air Force Academy
Sarah Pierce and Community High School basketball have become synonymous with each other--and both have become quite good. Though her final appearance in a Purple and Gold uniform came to an end in the Class A state semifinals, Pierce has earned a scholarship to continue her basketball career at the United States Air Force Acadmy...
Reed chooses Martin Methodist; Viqueen expects to contribute immediately at next level
The Community Viqueen basketball team has had quite the successful run through the past four years, led by the efforts of an outstanding senior class. The list of accomplishments achieved by the senior class include three straight District 9A titles, two Region 5A titles and two-straight state tournament appearances, the second of which left the Viqueens one game away from the Class A state championship...
Thomas steps aside: Longtime head coach pursues path home
After nearly 20 years as a coach at Shelbyville Central High School, Golden Eaglettes basketball coach Kevin Thomas has resigned to return home. Thomas met with the Eaglette basketball team on Friday morning with the news of his resignation. He recently accepted an administrative position at Jackson County High School in Gainesboro as career coach. He will also take over as the head boys' basketball coach...
Thanks for four great seasons
They say the older we get, the faster time flies by. I read once this is due to being younger, having more first-time experiences. It's truly no secret, time does fly by the older you get. And so, we've reached the end of another scholastic sports year...
PITCHERS' MARATHON: Lady Champs drop 12-inning epic to Heritage
WHITE HOUSE -- It was a game that neither team wanted to lose. With a trip to the Class AA state tournament on the line, Cascade and White House Heritage battled for 12 innings before Heritage walked off on a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the 12th inning, ending Cascade's season with a 2-1 decision...
Lady Champions fall to mighty Waverly
WAVERLY -- Wednesday night's Region 6-AA championship showcased two of the premier teams in the state, featuring a pitchers duel that saw a combined five hits between Cascade and Waverly. While Cascade (26-7) saw another stellar outing from freshman Brooke Sudduth, Waverly kept the Cascade bats silenced and claimed the 2-0 win to pick up the Region 6-AA title...
SCHS tennis run closes in region match
COLUMBIA -- On Tuesday afternoon, the remaining Shelbyville Central tennis players saw their seasons come to a close in the individual region tournament, held in Columbia. Senior Eddie Green advanced through the semifinals, defeating Siegel's Ryan Jacobs 7-5, 6-2, before falling to Hussain Al-Zubaidi, 6-0, 6-1, in the region championship singles match...
Eagles fall in 2 OTs
It couldn't get much closer. After playing to a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation, Shelbyville Central's soccer team fell 2-1 in double overtime to visiting Oakland on Tuesday evening in the semifinals of the Region 4-AAA Tournament to close out their season...
Cascade earns region title clash
For the first time since the early 1990s, the Cascade Lady Champion softball team will play for a region title. Cascade (26-6) advanced to the Region 6-AA tournament with another shutout victory, defeating Creek Wood on Monday night in the tournament semifinals, 4-0...
One lone run dooms Eaglettes
Hits and runs were hard to come by in Shelbyville Central's 1-0 loss to visiting Stewarts Creek in the Region 4-AAA semifinals on Monday evening. The loss ends the season for the Eaglettes (19-16) after claiming the District 8-AAA title on Friday night...
Dye resigns as coach
Shelbyville Central softball coach Samantha Dye announced her resignation after Monday night's 1-0 loss to Stewarts Creek in the Region 4-AAA semifinals. Dye was officially named the head coach at the end of last season after serving as the interim head coach...
Eaglettes claim 8-AAA softball tournament
WINCHESTER -- Every team wants to peak at the right time, usually right as the postseason starts. Such is the case for Shelbyville Central's Golden Eaglette softball team. After ending the regular season as the fourth seed in the District 8-AAA Tournament, the Eaglettes claimed the district tournament championship with a 6-5 win over Tullahoma on Friday night at Franklin County High School...
Lady Champions bring home 12-AA softball crown
FRANKLIN -- Going into Friday's District 12-AA championship round, the Cascade Lady Champions were going to have to win two-straight over Page, who was unbeaten in the tournament, in order to claim the tournament championship. That's just what they did...
Eagles step it uip, win 8-AAA soccer title
Coach Chris Fritz challenged his Shelbyville Eagle soccer team Friday night to pick up the pace after a scoreless halftime tie. Fritz's words brought dividends as the Eagles claimed the District 8-AAA championship with a 3-1 victory over the Tullahoma Wildcats...
Lady Champs reach title clash
Even the rains couldn't derail the Cascade Lady Champions' hopes of a 12-AA title. After falling to Page on Wednesday night, Cascade rallied to defeat Marshall County 3-1 on Thursday and advanced to the 12-AA championship round at Page. Marshall County knocked in the game's first run after a leadoff triple off freshman pitcher Brooke Sudduth in the top of the first inning...
Eaglettes win, earn title shot
WINCHESTER -- For the third time in the past five years, Shelbyville Central's Golden Eaglette softball team plays for the district championship. The Eaglettes play for the District 8-AAA championship after cruising to a 9-1 win over Tullahoma in the semifinals on Wednesday evening...
Eagles charge into finals
Top-seed Shelbyville Central will play for the District 8-AAA Tournament championship after rolling past visiting Franklin County 6-3 in the semifinals on Wednesday night. The Eagles host Tullahoma, a 1-0 double overtime winner over Coffee County, on Friday evening at 7 with the title on the line...
Loss seriously sets back Lady Champs' hopes
It's been more than a year since the Cascade Lady Champions have lost to a District 12-AA team. That streak came to an end on Wednesday evening when Page silenced the Cascade bats and claimed a 3-1 win over the Lady Champions in the semifinals of the District 12-AA winners bracket...
Viqueens can't finish late rally: One-run loss closes out season
EAGLEVILLE -- Having rallied for five runs and trailing Moore County by just one run, the Community Viqueens got the tying run to third base with two outs in the top of the sixth inning. That's as far as the runner would make it. Having trailed by as many as six runs, Community (15-8) couldn't plate the tying run and suffered the 6-5 season-ending defeat...
Eaglettes stun district leaders
WINCHESTER -- Shelbyville Central's Golden Eaglette softball team jumped out to an early lead on the way to a 7-4 victory over top-seed Coffee County in the second round of the District 8-AAA Tournament on Monday evening at Franklin County High School...
Shutout advances Lady Champs
Sisters Bailey and Brooke Sudduth provided the one-two punch the Cascade Lady Champions needed to advance in the winners bracket in the District 12-AA tournament on Monday night. Brooke Sudduth provided the stellar effort from the pitcher's circle, while older sister Bailey provided the bulk of Cascade's offense in the 2-0 win over Spring Hill...