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Cheer & Crush: New youth football-cheer program looking to bring the 901 together

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The dragonflies swarmed the football field at Orgill Park late last Monday evening. Used to having control of the territory, the dragonflies slowly became outnumbered by the members of the Tipton County Crush Football Organization. It was time for the first official day of fall practice for the newest member of […]

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‘S’ is for Super: Briarcrest’s Savanna Owens named second JW10 Female Athlete of the Year

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The letter “S” is common in the Owens’ household: Father Spencer, mother Sonja, younger daughter Shelbi and big sister Savanna. Savanna, a 2018 graduate of Briarcrest Christian School, has given the letter “S” a workout from all her accomplishments as a student athlete. Some of the superlatives to describe her basketball […]

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2018 Area Football Schedules

2018 Arlington Tigers Schedule Aug. 17 vs. Raleigh-Egypt Aug. 24 vs. St. George’s Aug. 31 vs. Houston Sept. 7 @ Southwind Sept. 14 @ White Station Sept. 21 vs. Liberty Sept. 28 @ Bartlett Oct. 5 @ Evangelical Christian Oct. 19 @ Cordova Oct. 26 vs. Collierville 2018 Bartlett Panthers Schedule Aug. 17 vs. Memphis […]

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Becoming Trojan Strong: Millington Football spends three days at First Baptist preparing for 2018

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The Millington Trojans spending part of the summer at the Millington First Baptist Church is a nearly decade tradition. But the 2018 Trojan FCA Football Camp sponsored by the staff of First Baptist had a twist. Millington Head Coach Chris Michael and staff had to adjust to new TSSAA rules in […]

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To The Max: Hall-of-fame twins’ horseshoe careers add another title with Max Griffith’s world championship

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Brighton resident Max Griffith won the World Horseshoe Tournament July 21 in Florence, S.C. Back in 1982, the former Brighton High School Volleyball coach started pitching horseshoes in Tennessee. She and twin sister Mar Ray were the first women to be inducted in the Tennessee Horseshoe Hall of Fame. It began […]

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First Crush

Tipton County Crush Coach Robert Cunningham locks the chin-scrap of his son Robert Jr., before last week’s practice held in Millington’s Orgill Park at 8988 Center College Road. The Tipton County Crush have teams aged 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 years old. Camp for the first-year team began July 14 and will continue until the season […]

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TRACKING WITH THOMAS: Moving the Goal Post

A quick peek over the iron fence at Millington Central High School’s Mooney Boswell Memorial Stadium, a new addition is clear to see. Gone are the classic, white field goal post. Now Millington Trojan football will showcase new goal post behind both end zones. The goal post arrived this summer and were installed earlier this […]

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Renovation, Rejuvenation: William Osteen Gymnasium undergoing improvements

By Thomas Sellers Jr. The outside of the William Osteen looks more inviting with manicured lawns, trimmed scrubs and fresh mulch. Then as you enter the doors, more improvements have taken place and are currently underway. Millington Trojan Head Basketball Coach Jewell Gates has witnessed the changes since May and will continue to oversee them […]

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Grizzlies youth camp hits Millington, coming to Bartlett and Collierville

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Nearly two dozen boys and girls logged 28 hours of basketball instructions last week in the William Osteen Gymnasium on the campus of Millington Central High School. For Grizzlies Youth Basketball instructors Steven McElroy and Finoy Perkins, it was the latest stop on a summer tour across the Mid-South. McElroy noted […]

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2018 Journal West 10 Media Athlete of Year Finalists

Journal West 10 Media is announcing the finalists for Male and Female Athlete of the Year. A finalist must be a part of the junior or senior class competing in more than one TSSAA sport during the 2017-18 school calendar from our coverage areas in Shelby and Tipton counties. The winners of the awards will […]

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