Area Sports

ALL-STATE TRACK: Winn adds more to track trophy case

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Dresden’s most decorated track runner added more hardware to her collection on Tuesday. Lady Lion Loral Winn was twice named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s All-State Class A-AA team on Tuesday as a result of her performances at the TSSAA Class A-AA State Championship Track Meet.

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Experienced GF line shows strength during early drills

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Greenfield has a couple things ‘lined up” after spring drills and the beginning of summer conditioning. The Yellowjackets – with four starters returning on the offensive line – have experience coming back on the offensive line with the group being leaned upon for leadership both on and off the field as…

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Beaty adds All-Star title to minor league résumé

Dresden product Matt Beaty had a chance to shine on Tuesday evening at the 81st annual Texas League All-Star Game. Beaty, who was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft, was announced as one of nine Tulsa Driller players selected for the double-A league’s showcase…

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Ussery tabbed to lead Westview softball, will stay at MMS, too

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Lee Ussery became the one-man stop for all things of the organized school softball nature in Martin on Thursday. Ussery – already the Martin Middle School head softball coach – added the title of Westview High School head softball coach to his list of titles after being hired by the school’s…

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Better seasoned Westview team ‘springs’ forward during drills

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor In his second year at the helm, Westview head football coach Trey Cantrell saw his team ‘spring forward’ on the field during offseason drills. The Chargers – who were 0-10 last year while fielding a team depending mostly on inexperienced players and underclassmen – impressed Cantrell during their spring drills earlier…

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Lions have eye on the future during initial drills under Estes

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor The question of what’s next for the Dresden High School football team was somewhat answered during spring football practice. After the conclusion of spring drills, the reigning Class A state champion Lions had experienced a changing of the guard both on-field and off as a mainstay senior class departed and Levi…

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Clemons’ hoops heart leads to Midway deal

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor Greenfield product Shaynece Clemons is following her heart and it is leading her to a small Kentucky town. After completing two seasons at Jackson State Community College, Clemons committed on Friday to continue her college basketball career at Midway University.   For the full story, see the June 7 edition of…

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Winn again runner-up in 800-meters

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor MURFREESBORO – Less than a second resulted in a silver medal finish for Dresden sophomore Loral Winn. For the second straight year, the Lady Lion running standout was leading coming off the final corner in the 800-meter run at the TSSAA Class A-AA State Championship Track Meet. And for the second…

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Johnson state finish deemed satisfactory

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor MURFREESBORO – Dresden’s Anna Johnson shot for the moon and caught a star on the way down. The Lady Lion sophomore – seeded seventh prior to Thursday’s Class A-AA State Championship Track Meet in the 3,200 meter run – darted out with the pack en route to a sixth place finish…

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Giles tabbed to lead Westview baseball program

GILES HIRED AS NEW WESTVIEW BASEBALL COACH Danny Giles has been named the new head baseball coach at Westview High School. Giles comes to Westview from Liberty. Giles was drafted in the 30th round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Colorado Rockies. Giles played college baseball at both the University of…

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