Archive | February 14, 2013

Munford Cougar senior guard Kameron Foster dives to save the ball Friday night against Hardin County.

Big first half helps Cougars prevail over Tigers

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Senior night seemed like it was going to be a piece of cake for the host Munford Cougars. Trailing 28-9 at halftime, the visiting Hardin County Tigers left the Munford Gymnasium court under the echoes of ‘Single digits,’ by the Munford student section. But the Tigers refused to be tamed by […]

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Comer’s love of the game matures into a scholarship to Southwest

By Thomas Sellers Jr. These days a common question to many Tipton County fathers is, ‘When did you know your daughter had the talent to play college softball?’ The latest proud Papa to take on that question was Autry Comer. With his wife Nancy by his side in the Munford Cafeteria Feb. 4, Autry took […]

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Playhouse 51 and VFW presents ‘Love Letters’

Star Staff Reports The Millington VFW Men’s Auxiliary and Playhouse 51 are teaming up in a fund raising partnership for veteran’s charities with the production “Love Letters” by A. R. Gurney. “Love Letters” was Playhouse 51’s first production 10 years ago, and the theater is very excited to stage this production at the Millington VFW […]

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Defining the word ‘Gift’

Dr. Ken Uselton President of the Millington Rotary Club said at a recent meeting, “We distributed more than  600 dictionaries to third grade students this year in nine local schools.”  “This is one of many endeavors by the Rotary Club of giving back to the community and assisting the youth.” Rotary Club member Otis Griffin recently […]

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Jamario Erving will be in this week's State Wrestling Tournament. Erving brought home the Region 8 championship in the 220-pound division.

Seven area wrestlers reach State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. COLLIERVILLE — Validation, redemption and perseverance took the mat numerous times Saturday night in the Collierville High School Gymnasium for the championship round of the Region 8 Wrestling Individual Tournament. Three area wrestlers heading to State this week as Region champions illustrate those characteristics. Cordova’s Byron Smith is a tale of […]

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Millington Trojan center DeCarlos Holmes slams down two points during the Trojans comeback against Cordova. Millington's effort fell short 49-43.

Trojans looking for momentum entering tournament play

By Thomas Sellers Jr. CORDOVA — There wasn’t much to cheer about on the Millington Trojans’ bench Feb. 5 in the Cordova gymnasium. The Trojans spotted the host Cordova Wolves a 26-11 halftime advantage missing several shots. Millington Head Coach Rob Sabau said shooting wasn’t the worst part of his team’s performance in the first […]

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Millington guard Erin Clark releases a shot in the lane as her teammate Treasure Redding watches last week at Cordova.

Lady Trojans stay perfect in District 14-3A, next up Tourney

By Thomas Sellers Jr. CORDOVA — Just in case fans in the stands don’t hear the rally cry of the Millington Lady Trojans prior to tipoff, Bruce Marshall’s players are clearly demonstrating it. The latest display came Feb. 5 in the Cordova Gymnasium with Millington remaining perfect in District 14-3A play with a 67-39 victory. […]

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Wiggins, left, greets her teammate Robneisha "Bird" Lee at the conclusion of their last regular-season home game.

Lady Cougars close out perfect league run dominating Lady Tigers in regular-season finale

By Thomas Sellers Jr. When the 2012-13 season began, Munford Lady Cougars Head Coach Steve Poindexter knew the night of Feb. 8 was going to be a bittersweet event. The game scheduled against the Hardin County Lady Tigers marked Senior Night for four Lady Cougars Robneisha “Bird” Lee, Alex Turner, Lauren Zvolanek and Shalyiah Wiggins. […]

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Rewards of starting with a seed

By Margie Densford It’s pretty much a given that most of us buy at least a few annual flowers and vegetable plants every spring. Those plants that bloom all summer long and well into the fall.  So, if you’re looking to save a little money this year and learn a few new gardening tricks along […]

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No One Was Too Big For Their Britches

By Otis Griffin Mr. Billy Simpson was the first coach that Rosemark University had when I was lapping up my learning.  Until he organized the three sports and pitted against other Shelby County schools the contests had resembled coon hunts with the coons firing the guns while the dogs and chasers shimmied up the tree […]

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