Area Sports

TSSAA Weighs Options for Delayed Football, Girls Soccer Seasons

Courtesy TSSAA NASHVILLE (July 1) — The TSSAA Board of Control held a special called meeting Wednesday to discuss the effect that the extended COVID-19 State of Emergency will have on contact sports in the fall. Football, girls’ soccer and competitive cheer are considered contact sports. The board voted unanimously to mandate that member schools…

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TSSAA: State of Emergency Extension Impacts Start of Football Season

NASHVILLE (June 30) — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s extension of the COVID-19 State of Emergency until August 29 means the high school football and girls soccer seasons cannot begin as originally scheduled, according to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. TSSAA Executive Director Bernard Childress sent the following memo to member schools on Tuesday regarding…

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Greenfield Football Prepares for Upcoming Season

GREENFIELD (June 18) — The Greenfield High School Yellowjackets football team is now practicing with more than ten people. This change is part of phase two of summer practices. It allows up to 50 people to attend outdoor practices. Head Coach Don Pitt spoke to The Enterprise about how the team is practicing and what…

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Dresden Middle School Hosts Softball Tryouts

Although many local sports are being canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, Dresden’s middle school softball team is still participating in tryouts and practices for the fall season. Many fifth grade girls got to try out for the team on Saturday, June 6 at Wilson Park. They practiced hitting, catching, and getting familiar with softball…

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26th Annual Skyhawk Club Golf Tournament is June 25

MARTIN — The 26th annual Skyhawk Club Golf Tournament is Thursday, June 25 at Persimmon Hills Golf Course in Sharon. Alexander Thompson Arnold, PLLC and Security Bank and Trust Company once again serve as sponsors for the event. The deadline for entry is June 22. Registration on June 25 begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will…

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Greenfield Youth Baseball, Softball Cancelled

Greenfield’s Parks and Recreation department announced on its Facebook page on Monday, June 8, that the 2020 Youth Baseball and Softball season is canceled. The Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken seasons are no longer going to be held in 2020. This decision was made for the many health guidelines set forth by the CDC and…

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Weakley County Schools Initiates Phase One of Sports Activities

WEAKLEY COUNTY — In a Zoom meeting on Wednesday afternoon, May 27, 2020, Weakley County Schools’ administrators determined the first of a three-phased approach to resuming sports activities could begin on June 1. Middle and high school principals met with Director Randy Frazier and members of his staff focused on health and safety and agreed…

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TSSAA Defers to Local Officials, Federal Guidance for Summer, Fall Activities

by Brad Sam brad@mckenziebanner.com © 2020 Tri-County Pub., Inc. NASHVILLE (May 22) — The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) issued a memorandum to member schools last week regarding athletic activities during the summer and into the fall. The memo includes Return to Sports Guidelines recently issued by the National Federation of State High School…

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Dresden’s Rachel Childress Signs with Bethel Basketball

By Brad Sam brad@mckenziebanner.com © 2020 Tri-County Pub., Inc. DRESDEN (May 21) — Dresden High School basketball standout Rachel Childress will continue her academic and athletic career at Bethel University as a member of the Lady Wildcat basketball team. She made it official Thursday with a signing ceremony held in front of the high school.…

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Gleason Athletes Honored with Virtual Banquets

GLEASON (May 12-15) — Under normal circumstances, Gleason High School athletes would have been honored with the annual banquet Tuesday to celebrate their hard work and dedication. Instead, coaches held virtual banquets streamed via Facebook throughout the week. First, cheer sponsor Lori Wilson recognized the accomplishments of the cheerleaders. She said, “Even though we’re not…

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