Archive | March 14, 2017

Jordan Tincher

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: Trojans look to stay in the mix in 2017

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Nearly 70 percent of Head Coach Zane Adams’ Millington Trojan Baseball roster is made up of underclassmen. Adams is glad to have five dependable seniors to navigate the 2017 schedule including league competition like Covington, Ripley and Haywood. “They’re looking pretty good,” Adams said. “I’ve got a young group this year. […]

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Alex Langsford

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: Future starts now for Rebels

By Thomas Sellers Jr. One clear sign of a program is tradition. Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebel Baseball meets that requirement entering the 10th season under the direction of Head Coach Brad Smith. All-State players like Connor Alexander. Current college baseball standouts like Blain Curtis at CBU. Former Rebels coming back to coach the current players like […]

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Camilia Irizarry

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: Seven seniors to impact Lady Trojans’ 2017

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Pitching has been the Achilles’ heel of the Millington Lady Trojans in recent years. The Lady Trojans have featured young arms trying to learn on the job taking on tough District 15-2A competition. Last year Head Coach Whitney Horton arrived to town known for hitting during her playing days. Although Horton […]

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Katie Diggs

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: This could be the year…again for Lady Rebels

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebel Softball Head Coach Johnie Sanfratello is a self-confessed baseball guy. And he is aware of the recent trend of the MLB’s San Francisco Giants winning the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Now his program has a chance to create a pattern similar to the Giants. […]

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SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: Lady Cougars ready ascend back to the top

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Recent history has been kind to the Munford Lady Cougars reaching the Class 3A State Tournament from 2011-14 More recent history has seen the program come up a couple of steps short of reaching the final tournament of the season held in Murfreesboro every May. Veteran Head Coach Glenn Goulder has […]

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Marissa Moss

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: Lady Cardinals reload for run in 2017

By Thomas Sellers Jr. So long Seeley. Goodbye to the all-time leader in wins for Brighton Lady Cardinal Softball. Farewell District 13-3A MVP and All-Region ace. Adiós key bat and senior leader who guided Brighton to the 2016 Class 3A State Softball Tournament. When Seeley Layne wrapped up her decorated prep career with a trip […]

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Steven Kendricks

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: Scotty Yount Era begins at Munford

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Scotty Yount Era at Munford High School is officially underway. The veteran baseball skipper arrived to Tipton County with a vast knowledge of the game and impact on youth baseball throughout the Mid-South. “I’ve been involved in baseball my whole life,” she said. “I played for the Memphis Tigers (travelers) […]

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Brett Wilkins

SPRING SPORTS PREVIEWS: Cardinals still have something prove

By Thomas Sellers Jr. As of the second week of March, the Dyersburg State Eagles are ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA standings. One big reason for the Eagles’ rise across the nation is former Brighton Cardinals like Kolton Childress, Bentley Jones and freshman LaDarius “Dee” Williams. Dyersburg’s gains are Brighton’s key departures. Entering the […]

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NEWS ALERT: Shooting and standoff at Walsh Road

Star Staff Reports The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting last night near Millington. The situation turned into a standoff ending quickly. According to the SCSO, a man shot someone inside his house hitting the victim in the shoulder. The alleged shooter refused to come out of the home located in the 7200 […]

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