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Parts of History: Lady Rebels reach Division II-A Softball championship game

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO – The 2018 Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebel Softball team will be added to the wall in the school’s gymnasium. Several stories will be told about the 27-11 squad and Division II-A West Region champions. Tales will be shared of the historic stats from senior pitcher Rachel Whitley. People will reminisce […]

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Blonde Moment: TRA Baseball unity helps team reach State title game

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO – Since taking over the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Baseball program 11 years ago, Brad Smith expects his team last game to be played at Middle Tennessee State every season. TRA has reached the Division II-A State Baseball tournament in 2009, 2012 and 2014 playing for the championship in ’09 and ’14. […]

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Past, present and future of Munford Track shines at State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO – In almost 20 years of guiding the Munford Cougar Track program, Head Coach Bernard Ivie has seen the format change at the State Track meet a few times. In 18 seasons, he has guided at least one athlete to the final meet of the year 16 times. In 2018, […]

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Going the Distance: Brighton’s Hood improves on personal records, adds another medal

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO – She was back to the big stage looking to for redemption. Brighton’s Andreanna Hood exploded on the scene as a freshman pushing the competition in the Shot Put and Discus in Class 3A. This year a new-look Hood took on a new-look field. Tennessee track was divided into Small […]

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Reunion Tour: Lady Cardinal Tennis duo reunion season ends at State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO – The youngest doubles team to step on the Adams Tennis Complex court last Thursday arrived from Brighton. The Lady Cardinal pair of Andi Coulston and MaCauley Jones are members of the Class of 2021 and stepped on the stage of the 2018 TSSAA Large Class State Girls’ Doubles Tennis […]

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Next in Line: Cardinal Tennis duo caps off successful season at State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MURFREESBORO — Kim Greer’s Brighton Cardinal Tennis program is building a solid tradition year by year. Graduating one of the school’s best performers in Blake Armour in 2017, some wonder how could Greer replace the four-year State representative. That answer came last Thursday in Murfreesboro when the duo of Austin Russell […]

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NASCAR Return to Memphis Just Days Away

Star Staff Reports NASCAR will make its only visit to the Mid-South region Saturday, June 2 at Memphis International Raceway, Millington, Tenn., for the K&N East Series Memphis 150, presented by AutoZone. For local fans, it’s their opportunity to see the future stars of NASCAR with this year’s race featuring 25 more laps of action-packed, […]

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Tigers win rain-delayed Babe Howard Classic

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The University Tennessee at Martin baseball squad dropped a 10-0 decision to the Memphis Tigers out of the American Athletic Conference. The seven-inning game was played as a part of the Babe Howard Classic at USA Stadium which was beset by a 90-minute rain delay. UT Martin (11-38) was led by […]

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Memorable Flight: Cardinals see record-breaking season come to an early end

By Thomas Sellers Jr. It was supposed end in Murfreesboro on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Maybe the 2018 season was supposed to conclude Friday in Brighton, Collierville or Germantown. But the Brighton Cardinals’ record-setting campaign wasn’t supposed to stop Regional Monday Night. The Arlington Tigers traveled to Tipton County to take on […]

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Back to the Boro: Lady Rebels sweep King’s Academy to reach State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. For the first time since 2014, the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels are heading back to Murfreesboro. With a 5-3 and 4-2 sweep of The King’s Academy Lady Lions, TRA earned a spot in the final four of the Division II-A State Softball Tournament beginning May 22. “I’m super excited right now,” […]

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