Area Sports

Scoreless Dresden suffers shocking defeat to Hillcrest

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor The crowd at Rotary Field kept waiting on Dresden to make its move on Friday evening in the second round of the Class A State Football Playoffs. The Lions were never able to, though, as Memphis Hillcrest escaped with a 6-0 triumph in a game best described as either an offensive…

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DHS finishes with bang, routs Middle College

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Dresden High School started slow, but finished with a bang on Friday evening to advance in the Class A State Football Playoffs. The Lions – who only led by a 21-8 count a halftime – roared through the second half en route to a 53-16 thumping of Memphis area team Middle…

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Lady Lions, Chargers claim regional crowns

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Making it to the first-ever TSSAA Small School Division State Cross Country Meet was as easy as 1-2-3 for the Dresden High School girls. Meanwhile, the Westview boys needed a total team effort to gain a state berth as well as earn the Small School Region 7 team championship. Lady Lions…

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Dresden sinks Vikes in playoff tune-up

Dresden survived a sloppy, cold Friday unscathed to complete an undefeated regular-season run through Region 7A. The Lions, who finished the regular season with a 9-1 record (6-0 in 7A play), shut out Humboldt 45-0 on the road. Dresden – which lost numerous starters against the Vikings last season during a triumph – did not…

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GF headed to playoffs after blanking of WC

With a winner-take-all scenario unfolding, Greenfield took care of business on Friday, shutting out West Carroll 14-0 to earn a TSSAA State Football Playoff berth. As a result of the triumph, G’field advanced to the football postseason for the first time since 2003. For the full story, see the Nov. 1 edition of the Dresden…

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Dresden big plays plentiful vs. Dawgs

Dresden showcased its big-play capabilities on Friday during a 54-8 triumph over Gleason. The Lions had five scoring plays that spanned at least 50 yards during the victory over its county and Region 7A rival.

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Lady Chargers gain 1st state berth

The Westview High School girls’ soccer team is diving into uncharted waters. The Lady Chargers routed Raleigh-Egypt via a 10-1 margin on Saturday in Memphis in a sectional match to earn the soccer program its first-ever berth to the state tournament.

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Yellowjackets create playoff buzz with win over Gleason

KENNETH COKER Sport Editor Greenfield High School is in unchartered waters. The Yellowjacket football team bested Gleason 40-8 on Friday to claim the team’s fourth triumph of the win and its third victory in a row. Prior to Friday evening, Greenfield’s last three-game winning streak took place in 2008 as did its last four-win season.…

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Westview soccer in region title game, sectional after Memphis forfeit

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor The Westview girls’ soccer team is in the regional championship match and the sectional round of the postseason without ever stepping on the field. The Lady Chargers received a free berth into the Region 7A title contest after its scheduled opponent (Memphis area team Douglass) forfeited the semifinal match. W’view’s 7A…

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