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DYNASTY: Four Girls, Three State Appearances, Two Champions and One Special Class

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO – The Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels didn’t need any reminders that they were the underdogs entering Friday’s Division II-A State Softball Tournament title game. But just in case they needed one, a fan in the Murfreesboro Sports Complex & McKnight Field took it upon himself to give a refresher. “I […]

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TRA Head Coach Johnie Sanfratello receives his championship coach's plaque after his team picked up a 8-4 win over Davidson Academy last week in Murfreesboro.

Path to title No. 2 for Lady Rebels

To reach the title game, the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels got a home run from senior Ashton Needham at top of sixth inning last Thursday in Murfreesboro. Needham was first batter in that inning against the University School of Jackson Lady Bruins. She came in to pitch in the bottom of fifth when score was3-1 […]

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Season with 34 victories leaves Rebels one shy of the gold trophy

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO – Destination Mufreesboro became reality for the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels Thursday morning. Before the start of the 10 a.m. Division II-A State Baseball championship game against the University School of Jackson Bruins, Brad Smith’s squad arrived to the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Since conditioning in the fall, Rebel […]

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Rebels Claw Back to Reach Murfreesboro

By Thomas Sellers Jr. LA VERGNE — A special season doesn’t end in two games at the Division II-A State Baseball Tournament. All season Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebel Head Coach Brad Scott has felt something divine about his 2014 club. Since this fall’s Murfreesboro Challenge to the victory in the Regional and Sub-State championship games, Scott […]

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Trojan three-sport standout wraps up 2013-14 with High Jump medal at State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO – It’s been a busy 2013-14 TSSAA sports year for Millington’s Demarius Curry. He started in the fall leaping in the air, snatching down touchdown passes from Eldon Tyms. During the winter, Curry came in from the cold to run some point and play tough defense for the Trojans. Curry […]

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Youngest Brandon writes final chapter in family’s sporting legacy

By Thomas Sellers jr. MURFREESBORO – Since the mid 2000s, Millington Central High School athletics has featured a Brandon. The children of LaCanas and Ricky Brandon have found success in soccer, track, basketball and volleyball. It all started with big sister Charrii, a three-sport standout. Tamarah was next reaching State in basketball and being a […]

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Lady Trojan relays makes it return to Murfreesboro

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO — The Millington Lady Trojan quartet of Marquisha Sanders, Leslie Valenbrun, Sierra Williams and Kendra Richardson were the perfect representation of the program. As a unit, the girls reached the 2014 Class 3A State Track Meet held on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in the 4x200m. The relay […]

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Cardinal doubles team builds chemistry quickly, reach State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO – An unlikely duo to reach the TSSAA Class 3A State Boys’ Doubles Tennis Tournament was Brighton’s Blake Armour and Nathan Yoder. It wasn’t because of their athletic ability with both Cardinals playing other sports like basketball and football for the school. There record coming into Thursday’s Quarterfinals match against […]

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Cherry On Top

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MUFREESBORO — Since the arrival of Bernard Ivie to Munford, the Cougar track program has become one of the best in the state. A sign of the strength has been State qualifying athletes like Buck Wakefield, Evan Sisung, Dominga Smith and Triple Jump State champion Crystal Williams to name just a […]

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Explore Medicare Before You Turn 65

By Jason Alderman Each day, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 – and thereby become eligible for Medicare. But becoming eligible for and actually enrolling in Medicare are two very different things. In fact, if you miss the initial window to sign up for certain parts of Medicare and later decide to enroll, you could […]

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