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Brighton's senior trio of Zach Lewis, Taelyr Gatlin and Aaron Alston logged several minutes last year in helping the Cardinals reach Sectionals.

2017-18 Basketball Previews: Cardinals look to take next step — State

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Brighton Cardinals have improved their finish each season under Stan Gatlin. Since his arrival in 2014-15, Brighton has won the District 13-3A title, hosted the Regional First Round game and last season reached the Sub-State contest losing to the eventual Class 3A State champions East Mustangs. If the trend continues, […]

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Football Malik Jackson

SPORTS ALERT: Brighton finally on the right side of playoff thriller, next up Henry County

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The 2017 Division I-5A Playoffs have transformed into a redemption tour for the Brighton Cardinals. In Round One the Cardinals took care of Dyer County to exercise the First Round demons of the past two seasons. Friday night presented Brighton with a chance to be on the winning side of a […]

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Corey Mitson signing

’17 NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: TRA Mitson adds his name to school’s D-I legacy with SIU

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Corey Mitson has been around the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Baseball program since he was in elementary school watching older brother Brandon play. As the younger Mitson matured he groomed his skills to one day join Head Coach Brad Smith’s Rebels. Corey, with his parents Byron and Marisa’s guidance, was able to train […]

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Kailey Hunt signing

’17 NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Brighton’s Hunt signs with GSC’s West Alabama

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Gulf South Conference welcomed another Brighton Lady Cardinal today when Kailey Hunt signed her national letter of intent to play softball with the West Alabama Tigers. Hunt was on hand earlier this week to watch her teammate Ta’mya Johnson ink her letter to play at Delta State, a fellow member […]

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Brighton Cross Country

Lucius completes stellar season at State

Star Staff Reports Brighton Cardinal Cross Country runner Christian Lucius finished the State Division I Large Division meet Saturday in a time of 18:34. That was good enough for 136 out 197 runners. The winner was Henry County senior Titus Winders with a time of 15:27.92 Brighton Head Coach Brian Oswalt joined Lucius at the […]

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Previews Bryce Mattox

2017-18 Basketball Previews: Gates’ foundation taking shape at Millington

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Year two of the Jewell Gates Era officially began the day before Halloween. The Millington Trojan head coach entered the William Osteen Gymnasium more established and with a stronger sense of familiarity. And right behind him were members of the 2017-18 Millington Trojans. The players appeared to walk in the gym […]

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Previews Coach Chris Andersen

2017-18 Basketball Previews: Anderson Era begins in Rosemark

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Chris Anderson has been around some quality Shelby County basketball for nearly a decade. Among some of the talented players he’s coached and worked with are Leron Black, Chris Chiozza, Anton Beard and his son CJ Anderson. Now the elder Anderson is ready to influence and groom basketball players at Tipton-Rosemark […]

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Previews Keyanna Jones

2017-18 Basketball Previews: New-look league, new-look Lady Trojans

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Stop here Millington Lady Trojan Basketball fan if you heard this one before: the Lady Trojans will take on a new-look league featuring traditional basketball powers. Since 2012, Millington has gone from playing the likes of Bolton, Bartlett and Arlington in districts to taking on Liberty, Jackson North Side and JCM. […]

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Previews Brittany Hall

2017-18 Basketball Previews: Time is now for Lady Rebels?

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels are coming off a historic basketball season. Cameron Pridemore’s first season was a pleasant success reaching Sub-State with a roster full of eighth-graders and freshmen. A year older, Pridemore is still fielding a roster full of underclassmen. But the league won’t overlook his Lady Rebels in […]

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Tae'lyr Gatlin Signing

’17 NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Gatlin’s Rocky Mountain High on signing day

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Gatlin men have made this walk several times in the past three years. Stan and his son Tae’lyr have made the Brighton Gymnasium their second home since 2014. The hours of hard work, drills, coaching and parenting led to the milestone on National Signing Day 2017. Tae’lyr arrived to the […]

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