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Spartans edged for second place at Yellow Jacket Invite

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Summit placed third – by a half-point — and Independence seventh in the eight-team Yellow Jacket Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday at Fairview.

The tourney filled a scheduling vacancy created when Friday’s Johnny Drennan Memorial Invitational at Father Ryan was canceled.

Wilson Central took team honors, with Cleveland finishing second.

Summit 285-pounder Ryan Smith won his weight class, pinning Wilson Central’s Jesse Richardson in 1:13 to improve to 14-0 on the year. Luke Justice and Maddox Reed finished second at 170 and 195, respectively, with Jarvis Little (113), Jackson Masters (120), Justin Noll (126), Landon Desselle (132) and Finley Jameson (152) all placing third.

Independence’s Tanner Willett was runner-up at 160, with Chris Witt (145) and Gabriel Hall (182) finishing third.

Team scores: Wilson Central 226; Cleveland 149.5; Summit 149; Blackman 141.5; Fairview 127.5; Centennial 91.5; Independence 72.5; Brentwood Acad. 66

Championship results: 106 – Logan Fowler (Clv) p. Paul Johnson (WC), 1:42; 113 – Justin Bradford (Blk) d. Nick Mercante (WC) 9-4; 120 – Hunter Borders (WC) p. Arlo Laxton (Clv), 4:51; 126 – Charles Randall (Clv) d. Connor Warnock (WC) 6-3; 132 – Jackson Bradford (Clv) d. Mason Sells (Blk) 6-1; 138 – Trae McDaniel (Clv) md. Riley Bennett (Frv) 16-8; 145 – Cole Fort (WC) md. Alex Rose (Blk) 10-2; 152 – Alex Ables (Cent) d. Steven Fisak (WC) 6-3; 160 – Justin Brown (Blk) d. Tanner Willett (Ind) 11-10; 170 – Brady Jarvis (WC) p. Luke Justice (Sum); 2:54; 182 – Kendrick Curtis (Frv) md. Matthew Hills (WC) 12-2; 195 – Patrick Styblo (Cent) p. Maddox Reed (Sum), 2:59; 220 – Ashton Davis (Clv) d. Noah Todd (WC) 1-0; 285 – Ryan Smith (Sum) p. Jesse Richardson (WC), 1:13

Fast start propels Spring Hill to win over Centennial

By Chris Yow

SPRING HILL — Getting out to a quick start and early lead is ideal for Matt Horton’s Spring Hill team. Behind the sister duo of Prairie and Sierra Stedman, the Lady Raiders (6-3, 2-0 11-AAA) earned a 68-56 win over Centennial at home on Tuesday.

The two combined for 15 points in the first quarter and 34 points in the game. Sierra, a sharp-shooting swing player, led her team with 19 points, including three 3-pointers.

“You know how siblings can be; it’s not always good,” Horton said. “But they’re all good kids and they enjoy playing together. It’s working in our favor this year.”

Getting those two acclimated to the level of competition in District 11-AAA took a little time, but their teammates were there to help from the start.

“The girls accepted them immediately, but the level of competition they were playing against wasn’t as high,” he said. “But they’re both playing really well, and they’re good players.”

Horton needed all he could get from the sisters, as well as Cole Alderson inside, who finished with 18 points in the game.

Despite jumping out to a 21-3 lead in the first quarter, a pair of 3-pointers cut the first quarter lead to 25-9, and Centennial stormed back in the second quarter and found themselves only trailing 35-32 at the break.

Sheraton Foster poured in 17 points in the second quarter alone, including three 3-pointers and a perfect 4-of-4 from the line. She finished with a game-high 26 points.

“Credit to their kids for not giving up. There were a couple times they could’ve laid down and quit, but they kept battling,” Horton said. “We have to get better and make better decisions with the ball at times. When we make value the ball a little more, those things won’t happen.”

Spring Hill extended their halftime lead to 47-32 before Centennial got on the board in the third quarter, but again the Lady Cougars battled back, cutting the lead to just six points going into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Raiders leaned on Alderson in the second half. The post player scored 10 points from the floor and added four from the charity stripe in a perfect effort. She finished with 18 points in the game. Belle Brashear went 5-of-6 from the line late in the fourth quarter to help secure the win as well.

Spring Hill’s girls are just three years removed from a 1-24 campaign, and Horton believes this team has a chance to be special.

“Our team is 2-0 in district, so that’s a lot better start than the past. We have to take care of us, and if we do that — everything else will take care of itself,” he said.

Spring Hill girls 68, Centennial 56

C 9 23 15 9 — 56
S 25 10 18 15 — 68

Centennial (56) — Lauren Johnson 14, AJ Lein 2, Katie Rock 3, Harper Kline 3, Maiya Boyer 2, Sheraton Foster 26, Tyra Petway 6
Spring Hill (68) — Kat Carter 2, Cole Alderson 18, Prairie Stedman 15, Belle Brashear 6, Sierra Stedman 19, Jaycee Brashear 3, Key Scales 5
3-pointers — Centennial 8 (Foster 3, Johnson 2, Rock, Kline, Petway), Spring Hill 4 (S. Stedman 3, P. Stedman, J. Brashear, Scales)

Photos by Chris Yow / SM-Tn Sports

Summit boys, Indy girls win Maher/Garstin wrestling tourney team championships

By Maurice Patton

THOMPSONS STATION — Summit won the boys championship at the 16th annual Maher/Garstin Battle for Independence wrestling tournament Saturday, but the outcome was secondary for veteran Spartans coach Pete Miller.

“Just having everybody back on the mat and proving to the world we can run a wrestling tournament and run it the right way, that the sport of wrestling can be successful during a pandemic,” Miller said, addressing the importance of the event that featured athletes from 15 programs from across Middle Tennessee and beyond, as well as 14 girls teams.

“It’s bigger than us. It’s to show (the sport) can still continue. Independence has run everything about this event the right way.”

Jackson Masters (120 pounds), Landon Desselle (132) and Ryan Smith (285) each won weight class championships Saturday, with many of the weights contested in round-robin competition rather than brackets – resulting in more mat time for the wrestlers, a welcome commodity in a season that’s been interrupted for many teams by pandemic-related stoppages.

Summit edged Fairview in the team scoring, with the Yellow Jackets led by its own trio of titlists — Riley Bennett (138), Kendrick Curtis (182) and Jacob Clevenger (220). Beech, Centennial and Brentwood rounded out the top five teams.

On the girls side, host Independence took top team honors followed by Oakland, Summit, Columbia Central and Franklin. Indy’s Baylee Peterson (119) and Brooklyn Long (150) won their respective wright classes.

Tournament director Jared Grindstaff said the circumstances created by the pandemic forced a reduction in participating teams – but that such a reduction had been long considered.

“Last year, we had 27 boys teams and 27 girls teams,” he said. “We had been wanting to shrink the tournament. Nobody really enjoys when the gym is full and everybody’s here till 7 (p.m.). So we’d been looking to scale it back. People can spread out and we’re going to get out of here fairly early.”

Boys team scores

Summit 155; Fairview 152.5; Beech 142.5; Centennial 131; Brentwood 126.5; Nolensville 109.5; Brentwood Acad. 97; Independence 66.5; Sycamore 54; Boyd Buchanan 50; Dickson Co. 48; Ravenwood 38.5; Pope John Paul II 22; Columbia Central 4.5

Boys medalists

106 – Elijah Benfield (Cent); Kayden Quillen (DC); Aiden Scruggs (Bwd); 113 – Blake Palmer (Bee); Grayson Miller (Sum); Zach Ordonez (Bwd); 120 – Jackson Masters (Sum); Keegan Seaver (Frv); Dylan Davenport (Syc); 126 – Trey Bates (Bee); Justin Noll (Sum); Arash Yazdani (Bwd); 132 – Landon Desselle (Sum); Logan Heckert (Syc); Spencer Kon (Ind); 138 – Riley Bennett (Frv); Charles McTorry (BA); Riley Lippincott (Nvl); 145 – Drew Dodson (Rvd); Xander Smartt (Bwd); Chris Witt (Ind); 152 – Alex Ables (Cent); Kaiden Bates (BB); Tate Crowell (Nvl); 160 – Logan Spell (BA); Malachi Bennett (Frv); John Campbell (DC); 170 – Mason Smith (Bee); Kevin Duck (Cent); Zach Sinner (Nvl); 182 – Kendrick Curtis (Frv); Hunter Meade (Bwd); Craig Sanford (Cent); 195 – Donovan Rich (Bee); Nathan Montpool (Nvl); Patrick Styblo (Cent); 220 – Jacob Clevenger (Frv); Tyler Garber (Sum); Bailey Black (Nvl); 285 – Ryan Smith (Sum); Jackson Wells (BA); Bradley Vaughn (Ind)

Girls team scores

Independence 77; Oakland 52.5; Summit 47; Columbia Central 39; Franklin 38; Cheatham Co. 27; Fairview 24; Alcoa 22.5; Centennial 20; Sycamore 20; Brentwood 18; Pope John Paul II 15; Nolensville 13; Ravenwood 7

Girls medalists

103 – Anna Fisher (Alc); Rylee Lent (Ind); Elena Montpool (Nvl); 112 – Livia Kelingos-Spain (Frv); Amanda Thomason (ChCo); Nevaeh Brinson (Sum); 119 – Baylee Peterson (Ind); Millie D’Angelo (Ind); Mila Risner (Oak); 125/132 – Emma Stephenson (Sum); Erica Moore (Bwd); Callie Keightley (JPII); 140 – Isabella Campbell (Fkn); Lindsey Compton (Ind); Graysen Harvey (Cent); 150 – Brooklyn Long (Ind); Brianna Gayton (Col); Rylee Bennett (Sum); 160/170 – Ashlyn McClay (Oak); Fatima Ebrahim (Col); Alexa Powers (Oak); 190 – Savannah Williams (Syc); Jordan Webster (Oak); 215 – Sydney Hueser (Fkn)

Indy to host Maher/Garstin wrestling tourney Saturday

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More than a dozen boys and girls high school wrestling programs will be represented Saturday at the Maher/Garstin Battle for Independence tournament, hosted by the Eagles and Lady Eagles in Thompson Station.

Along with the host teams, Beech, Boyd Buchanan, Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, Centennial, Dickson County, Fairview, Nolensville, Pope John Paul II, Ravenwood, Summit and Sycamore will compete in the boys field.

On the girls side, Alcoa, Brentwood, Centennial, Cheatham County, Columbia Central, Fairview, Franklin, Nolensville, Oakland, Pope John Paul II, Ravenwood and Sycamore will be in action.

Wrestling will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., with the final set for approximately 1 p.m.

6-6A coaches select all-region

Coaches from Region 6-6A have announced their postseason all-region and superlative awards.

Most Valuable Player – Jake Briningstool, Ravenwood; Cade Granzow, Brentwood

Offensive Player of the Year – Jaxson Campbell, Independence

Defensive Player of the Year – Spencer Rich, Brentwood

Lineman of the Year – Fisher Anderson, Franklin

Kicker of the Year – Carter Potts, Centennial

Punter of the Year – Cooper Allen, Independence

All-Region – Jake Brock, John Howse, Walker Merrill, Mason Mitchell, Luke Walters, Aaron Walton (Brentwood); Josh Forsee, Cannon Plowman, Jeremiah Scruggs (Centennial); Clint Shrader, Kaden Thomas (Dickson Co.); Connor Beavon, Journey Keen, Carson Repass, Taylor Spierto (Franklin); Josh Amor, River Katina, Ty Lockwood, Ethan Pickering, Austin Watson, Calvin Wilson (Independence); Trevor Andrews, Junior Colson, Owen Davis, Ross Johnston, Ben Severance, Justin Smitherman (Ravenwood)

Friday on the hardwood

Mt. Pleasant girls 53, Cornersville 51 (OT)

M 10 8 9 19 7 – 53
C 6 8 19 13 5 — 51

Mt. Pleasant (53) – Kielee Bradley 7, Baleigh Gray 2, Emily Crossman 12, Kenzie Gray 8, Addison Workman 14, Ayanna Jones 6, Kiyanna Armstrong 1, Maggie Simpson 3

Cornersville (51) – Lexie Warren 8, Abbie Woodard 10, Jayli Childress 7, Gracie Turner 7, Meri Hannah Walker 5, Grayson Riner 4, Annabelle Mulliniks 8, Katie Powers 2

3-pointers – Mt. Pleasant 4 (Bradley, Crossman 2, Simpson), Cornersville 2 (Mulliniks 2)

Mt. Pleasant boys 51, Cornersville 31

M 16 11 7 17 – 51
C 4 7 15 6 — 31

Mt. Pleasant (51) – Keevan Cooper 9, Kentra Frierson 4, Tip Marlow 12, Hayden Holt 2, Chris Andrews 9, Demarkus Brown 10, Chandler Hughes 3, Bennett Hughes 2

Cornersville (31) – Eli Welch 8, Khi Canty 2, Mason Calahan 10, Michael Ashley 7, Kaden Allen 4

3-pointers – Mt. Pleasant 3 (Cooper 2, Brown), Cornersville 4 (Calahan 3, Ashley)

Hampshire girls 51, Perry Co. 42

H 12 6 20 13 – 51
P 5 15 7 15 – 42

Hampshire (51) — Hailey Potts 3, Kortney Rowland 9, Ansley Stoner 6, Kayla Stephens 13, Kadence Stoner 15, Madison Cagle 1, Karlee Rowland 4

Perry Co. (42) — Jessica Klase 2, Emmaleigh Mackin 7, Jayla Monroe 14, Briley Trull 7, Skylen Cassill 5, Chayselyn Dabs 2, Cianna Wilson 5

3-pointers – Hampshire 2 (Stephens 2), Perry Co. 4 (Mackin, Monroe, Trull, Cassill)

Perry Co. boys 72, Hampshire 33

H 2 8 13 10 – 33
P 25 13 17 17 – 72

Hampshire (33) — Payden Seaman 4, Blake Morrow 3, Cameryn Bass 18, Errette Delk 4, Peyton Morton 4

Perry Co. (72) — Jackson Tatum 23, Tyler Dudley 13, Jeremiah Donaldson 6, Gunner Bradford 7, Cody Burney 1, Ellis Edwards 2, Lachlan Matthews 6, Ryryn Brown 12, Malachi Kelley 2

3-pointers – Hampshire 2 (Morrow, Bass), Perry Co. 0

Fayetteville girls 46, Culleoka 23

C 5 3 6 9 – 23
F 13 11 10 12 – 46

Culleoka (23) — Madison Ingram 4, Breanna Dickson 5, Hannah Collins 3, Maci McKennon 2, Tyler Reischman 7, Alex Skinner 2

Fayetteville (46) — Elexis Humphrey 1, Hannah Litaker 14, Hannah Griffin 5, Amaria Thomison 4, Shaneka Nance 3, Zanana Robinson 15, Gracie Hoagland 4

3-pointers – Culleoka 1 (Collins), Fayetteville 1 (Griffin)

Independence boys 74, Centennial 64

Independence (74) – Colin Upright 2, Jett Montgomery 11, Owen Ries 2, Tyus Anderson 16, Sam Womack 5, Jaxson Campbell 3, River Katina 10, Cameron Bell 25

Centennial (64) – Trayvon Barbary 19, Patrick Garrett 23, Luke Westmoreland 5, Lincoln Aholt 2, Matt Busing 12, Matt Joiner 3

Half – Independence 35, Centennial 29

3-pointers – Independence 4 (Montgomery, Anderson 2, Katina), Centennial 17 (Barbary 5, Garrett 6, Westmoreland, Busing 4, Joiner)

Columbia Central boys 78, Valor Collegiate 52

V 11 9 13 19 — 52
C 17 18 27 16 — 78

Valor Collegiate (52) – Wells Rankins 4, Cooper Johnson 10, Connor Gilkey 27, Ben Akusaki 4, John Webb 7

Columbia Central (78) – Cam Johnson 21, Demetrius McCoy 6, Q Martin 20, Omari Franklin 11, Bubba Perkins 4, Roni Bailey 5, Quandrees Peete 4, Kian Barner 2, Jordan Davis 5

3-pointers – Valor Collegiate 6 (Johnson 2, Gilkey 3, Webb), Columbia Central 9 (Johnson 4, Martin 2, Franklin, Bailey, Davis)