Area Sports

Rang resigns as Dresden football coach, headed to Gatlinburg-Pittman

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor It turns out there’s no place like home. Derek Rang confirmed he is leaving Dresden High School early Tuesday afternoon after a meeting with the Lion football team. Rang – who skippered DHS to an undefeated 15-0 campaign and the Class A state championship in 2016 – is heading east and…

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Lady Lions, Westview girls both ousted in State quarterfinals

The girls’ basketball teams from both Dresden High School and Westview High School were eliminated from their respective state tournaments in Murfreesboro on Thursday. The Lady Lions fell in the Class A quarterfinals via a 64-52 margin to Summertown. Meanwhile, W’view dropped a 54-51 overtime decision to Galtinburg-Pittman in the 2A quarterfinals. See full game…

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Lady Lions, Westview girls both headed to Murfreesboro

A cumulative total of two points made all the difference in lifting a pair of Weakley County teams to their respective upcoming state tournaments on Saturday night. In Class A, Dresden – hosting a sectional game for the first time since 1990 – edged Middleton 39-38 on Saturday to advance to next week’s state tournament.…

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Lady Lions, Lady Chargers to play in region title games, sectional round

Dresden defeated Greenfield 51-38 on Saturday evening to secure a spot in not only Tuesday’s Region 7A championship game, but also in this Saturday’s Class A Sectional round. The Lady Lions battle Huntingdon on Tuesday with the 7A crown in the line along with hosting rights for Saturday at stake. So far this season, Dresden…

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Region tourney picture clearing up

The regional tournament picture is becoming clearer. All four of the girls’ basketball teams in Weakley County will begin regional play this week along with two of the boys’ hoops squads. On the girls’ side, Greenfield (District 14A champion), Westview (District 13AA champion) and Dresden (District 13A runner-up) have all earned the right to host…

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Winn to sign with UTM

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Turns out, home is where Dresser Winn’s heart is. The highly-recruited senior Dresden High School quarterback – who last week both committed and decommitted to Western Michigan University – has made his final decision in regards to his college football future. The two-time All-State football team member and 2015 Class A…

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Area 5 Tournament: Time now for MMS title sweep

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor It seemed as if time stood still at Martin Middle School in the Area 5 Tournament boys’ championship. In reality, it did. A trio of clock malfunctions in the final 15 seconds added to the drama – though the glitches didn’t factor into the final score – during the Panthers’ thrilling…

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All locals still ranked as deck shuffles

The single-A girls’ basketball deck was shuffled both locally and on a state-wide basis last week. Dresden played both Gleason and Greenfield with all three teams ranked in the Associated Press State Rankings. After the conclusion of last week’s play, three of the four Weakley County squads (Class 2A’s Westview included) remaining in this week’s…

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Fresh GF girls lead way; DHS boys survive scare

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Greenfield’s Tess Darby and Chloe Moore gave the Lady Yellowjackets a ‘fresh’ look against Dresden. The pair of freshmen led the charge of the G’field girls in a 44-34 triumph over the Lady Lions. Darby finished with a game-high 25 points for the Lady Yellowjackets. Meanwhile, Moore added 10 points for…

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