Archive | March 21, 2013

TRA Rebel Jacob Johnson slides into second base Friday night in Germantown against the Lexington Tigers during the 2013 Lewis Harris Tournament. The Rebels won the game 16-6 in six innings.

New-look Rebels off to fast start in Lewis Harris Tournament

By Thomas Sellers Jr. GERMANTOWN – Just like any coach in the 2013 Lewis Harris Tournament, Brad Smith wanted to pick up some wins against quality opponents. But for the veteran skipper the opening week gave him a chance to evaluate his team after graduating several players who are currently playing college baseball. Friday night […]

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Cardinals have victory slip away in final inning

By Thomas Sellers Jr. BARTLETT — The Brighton Cardinals are nine outs away from being 2-0 on the season. But instead two late collapses have the Cardinals 0-2 as of March 12. The previous day Brighton opened the 2013 season in the Lewis Harris Tournament taking on the defending State champions Arlington Tigers. Only behind […]

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Cougars become Young’s second victims in a 4-3 contest during Lewis Harris

By Thomas Sellers Jr. BARTLETT — Cody Young might be the least popular teenager in Tipton County. And the Collierville Dragon has done his harm to the residents of the county from the plate of the Bartlett Panther Baseball Field. On March 12, Young smacked a two-run double in the seventh inning to win a […]

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World traveler Van Emelen will play world’s game at Huntingdon College in Alabama

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Growing up in places like Virginia, Texas and Tennessee, Brendon Van Emelen spent time on the gridiron and diamond. But for the son of Jan and Luke Van Emelen, the soccer field felt like home. And the day of the Navy kid in California and Italy gave him the knowledge, skills and […]

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Cougars poised for special fourth season

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Four years ago the soccer program came to life under the watchful eye of Kyle Selby. The coach had the challenge of mixing Munford High School players who played under the Brighton Cardinal name with new players from the school. And Selby had to do it with a girls’ and boys’ […]

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Spring Sports Previews: Bargery’s goal is send multiple to State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The last two seasons Munford Head Tennis Coach Barry Bargery has finished his season at the State Tournament in Murfreesboro. And Bargery said if all things go accoring to plans he should be back to Middle Tennessee watching senior Taylor Patterson competing in her third straight State Girls Class 3A Singles […]

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Spring Sports Previews: Trojan Track speeding toward multiple State berths

By Thomas Sellers Jr. George Odum wore the black and gold colors of Millington Central High School at last year’s Spring Fling. Odum concluded his junior year with medals in the Triple Jump and 200m at the Class 3A State Track Meet in Murfreesboro. Now a senior, Odum and the coaches of the Millington Track […]

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Spring Sports Previews: Coach Ivie prepares 2013 Cougars to contintue school State streak

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Munford Head Track Coach Bernard Ivie always features the Class 3A State Track Meet on his schedule. And he seems to always send at least one representative from Munford High School in his first 11 years. Entering year 12, Ivie said there are several candidates to join the likes of former […]

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Spring Sports Previews: Brighton’s Terry sets eyes on a return to State, still deciding which events

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Brighton’s Malcolm Terry literally blasted on the scene two years ago winning a Triple Jump medal at State as a sophomore. Last year he made school history competing in all three jumping events at State. Terry was able to clinch a medal in the Long and Triple jumps. But he finished […]

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Ridgegrove Church of Christ hosts History Break

Star Staff Reports With both Shelby County and Memphis City schools’ children out last week for Spring Break, the Youth Ministry at Ridgegrove Church of Christ decided to organize a tour of North Shelby County and Downtown Memphis. Ridgegrove Church of Christ is based in Frayser in North Memphis with Gerald H. Boyd as minister. […]

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