Tag Archives: featured

Senior Night Slam: 7 Summit pins in dominant Indy win

By Maurice Patton

SPRING HILL – Senior Night couldn’t have gone much better for Summit.

The Spartans won six straight individual matches to open Thursday’s Border Battle wrestling clash with visiting Independence, taking advantage of an additional two forfeits for 44 unanswered points, and posted a 65-7 victory.

“Everything went perfect for us,” Summit coach Pete Miller said following his team’s second duals win of the week. “Our guys were ready. We told them this was going to be a battle.

“I’ve been waiting for this. This is the team I’ve been waiting for. I think they can step up to the challenge.”

With the match starting at the 220-pound weight class, Independence had no wrestler either there or at 106, and Spartan junior 285-pounder Ryan Smith turned in a second-period pin of Bradley Vaughn. Summit followed with pins at 113 (Jarvis Little), 120 (Jackson Masters) and 126 (Justin Noll) to break the match open early.

“Pins can be contagious,” Miller said, after his team recorded seven. “It showed tonight.

“There’s a lot of parts to it – where you start, how you line up, the coin flip. Everybody had a part to play, even the ones that didn’t wrestle.”

By the time Independence earned a decision, with Chris Witt edging Austin Grooters 9-5 at 145, the match was well in hand for the hosts. The Eagles’ only other win came at 170, where Tanner Willett downed Luke Justice by major decision, 16-8.

“All the matches we thought could go either way, they won,” Indy coach Bryan Youngsma said. “They wrestled tough. We’ll learn from it and move on. We didn’t get it done … As long as we can learn from it, we can get ready for the next one.”

The visitors, impacted to a degree by the pandemic, continue to have an unsettled lineup.

“There’s a lot of folks we didn’t have,” Youngsma said. “We have yet to put out our full lineup, and even the ones we did have in, some hadn’t wrestled in two weeks. That’s something everybody’s dealing with.

“I don’t think we wrestled badly. They were just ready for it. We’ll focus on the positive. There was a lot of positive. We’ll build on that.”

Though the score didn’t show it, Miller was pleased with the state of the Border Battle rivalry.

“I know it’s not Bradley Central/Cleveland or McCallie/Baylor, but I think the rivalry we’ve created here is special, and that takes two great teams,” he said. “We’re trying to make it an event, create an atmosphere. This atmosphere is special.”

Both teams will be in action Saturday at the Franklin Invitational, then resume duals competition Tuesday as Summit visits Spring Hill and Independence hosts Page.

Summit 65, Independence 7: 220 – Ty Garber (S) by forfeit; 285 – Ryan Smith (S) p. Bradley Vaughn, 2:54; 106 – Grayson Miller (S) by forfeit; 113 – Jarvis Little (S) p. Nicholas Sebastian, 0:42; 120 – Jackson Masters (S) p. Philip Shand, 3:48; 126 – Justin Noll (S) p. Brandon Lee, 1:44; 132 – Landon Desselle (S) tf. Timothy Ford 19-2; 138 – Austin Noll (S) d. Spencer Kon 7-6; 145 – Chris Witt (I) d. Austin Grooters 9-5; 152 – Finley Jameson (S) p. Grant Campanali, 3:39; 160 – Graham Harvey (S) p. Isaac Dotson, 3:22; 170 – Tanner Willett (I) md. Luke Justice 16-8; 182 – Jensen Schreiber (S) d. Cannon Roberts 7-3; 195 – Maddox Reed (S) p. Gabriel Hall, 3:25

Photos by Vanessa Beach / SM-Tn Sports

Thursday on the hardwood

SM-Tn Sports

Providence Chr. girls 61, Columbia Acad. 50

PC 15 13 12 21 61
CA 13 6 15 16 50

Providence Chr. (61) – Mia Alexander 4, A.C. Markham 13, Mariah Edmonds 16, Maggie Markham 2, Abby McFarland 17, Alia Callum 9
Columbia Acad. (50) – Jaelyn Hickerson 3, Isabelle Dees 3, Averi Slaughter 14, Madi Lewis 11, Abbigail Adkins 8, Karli Quillin 11
3-pointers – Providence Chr. 6 (McFarland 4, A. Markham, Edmonds), Columbia Acad. 8 (Slaughter 3, Lewis 3, Adkins 2)

Fairview girls 63, Santa Fe 28

SF 4 3 14 7 28
F 15 20 18 10 63

Santa Fe (28) – Gracie Mills 4, Elise Adkison 4, Emmy Bates 3, Aniston Slaughter 3, Hattie Hedrick 5, Chloe Anderson 1, Emily Hopkins 2, Jade Arnold 6
Fairview (63) – Summer Anderson 3, Gigi Harris 7, Chloe Lee 5, Mary Jane Kinton 3, Kaycie Mullens 13, Rylie Dillingham 6, Kelsey Gossage 18, Anna Marie Brown 4, Addie Sullivan 2, Abby Luffman 2
3-pointers – Santa Fe 3 (Bates, Slaughter, Arnold), Fairview 7 (Mullens 3, Anderson, Harris, Lee, Kinton)

Agathos Classical girls 39, Zion Chr. 33

AC 6 8 6 19 39
ZC 10 7 3 13 33

Agathos Classical (39) – Charlotte Marler 8, Sarah Watson 4, Quinn Jones 2, Amelia Willoughby 5, Isabella Cecil 5, Lacey Penrod 4, Lauren Watson 11
Zion Chr. (33) – Maddy Hayes 6, Halle Adcox 9, Cassie Kennedy 2, Stratton Weisman 13, Peyton White 3
3-pointers – Agathos Classical 1 (Cecil), Zion Chr. 3 (Adcox 2, White)

Richland boys 63, Watertown 58

R 15 10 15 23 63
W 21 12 14 11 58

Richland (63) – Tyrell Randolph 3, Logan Helton 17, Daniel Nicholson 22, Trey Luna 15, Stevie Ballinger 6
Watertown (58) – Gavin Clayborne 5, Kier Priest 7, Brady Raines 2, Eli Scarlet 16, Q Hughes Malone 22, Brayden Consino 4, Trent Spradlin 2
3-pointers – Richland 7 (Luna 4, Randolph, Helton, Nicholson), Watertown 4 (Scarlett 2, Clayborne, Priest)

Columbia Acad. boys 62, Providence Chr. 36

PC 5 13 9 9 36
CA 15 18 15 14 62

Providence Chr. (36) – Carson Pasch 8, Eli McFarland 8, Eli Wilson 4, Anderson Reddell 8, Auston Thompson 2, Luke McFarland 6
Columbia Acad. (62) – Tanner Ham 22, Chase Duncan 5, Hayden Morgan 8, Drew Butt 10, Gabe Davenport 2, Andre McClellen 4, Griffin Cooper 3, Gavin Morgan 5, Bennett Thomason 3
3-pointers – Providence Chr. 4 (E. McFarland 2, L. McFarland 2), Columbia Acad. 8 (Ham 5, Butt 2, Duncan)

Middle Tennessee Chr. boys 52, Zion Chr. 34

MTC 17 13 16 6 52
ZC 4 7 12 11 34

Middle Tennessee Chr. (52) – Jace Jubenville 6, Max Oxley 2, Brock Culpepper 6, Gaines Haussin 2, Andrew Adams 12, Devin Hall 11, Jonathan Burns 2, Trent McGowan 6, Alerie Watson 5
Zion Chr. (34) – Jackson Hughes 5, Matthew Terry 4, Jaron Keyser 4, Hayden Headley 14, Wesley Riggins 4, Ethan Yates 3
3-pointers – Middle Tennessee Chr. 3 (Jubenville 2, McGowan), Zion Chr. 0

‘Dogs/Lions rematch set for MyTV30 ‘High School Hoops’

By Maurice Patton

If the first meeting was any indication, MyTV30 may have gotten a top-shelf choice to open its High School Hoops telecasts for 2021.

The Division II-A District 3 boys contest between Columbia Academy and host Christ Presbyterian Academy will air Tuesday at approximately 7:30 p.m., following the girls game between the two schools.

CA rode a 45-point first half to an 88-83 win at home over the Lions on Dec. 12, as the two teams combined for 20 3-pointers – five by CPA in a torrid 35-point fourth period that saw the visitors nearly complete a successful comeback.

“That was a blessing. The greatest thing that happened for us was losing that night,” said CPA coach Drew Maddux, whose team has won seven of nine since while rising to the top spot in the Associated Press DII-A statewide poll. “We appreciate CA and ‘Coach Marty’ for kicking our butts that night.”

CPA takes an 11-3 (5-1) record into the weekend, with district games scheduled for Friday at Grace Christian and Saturday against visiting Battle Ground Academy.

Columbia Academy (9-1, 4-0), meanwhile, has played just three times since downing the Lions and snapping a two-game skid in that series. The Bulldogs were idle for two-plus weeks following the game, falling to Lipscomb Academy on Dec. 28, then posted wins over Summertown and Franklin Road Academy on consecutive nights before going into pandemic-related quarantine.

Marty DeJarnette and his Columbia Academy boys basketball team will go for a regular-season sweep of Division II-A district rival Christ Presbyterian Academy when the two square off Tuesday to open MyTV30’s ‘High School Hoops’ 2021 telecast schedule. (Photo by Ric Beu / SM-Tn Sports)

CA – first among “others receiving votes” in the AP DII-A Top Five poll – resumes play Thursday against visiting Providence Christian, then hosts Zion Christian Friday and travels to Providence Christian for a boys-only matchup Monday before the CPA clash.

“Like I told the guys, the schedule’s not convenient for anybody right now,” CA coach Marty DeJarnette said regarding his team’s upcoming slate. “You have to put these games where you can. You’ve got to get them in.”

DeJarnette has concerns regarding his team’s state of readiness for the rematch, in light of its recent COVID issues.

“I’ve got mixed emotions, considering where we’re at, coming out of a break,” he said. “Any time you go against a team the caliber of CPA, it’s a big ask of some guys. We need some guys to grow up fast and step up, but they’ve done a good job so far.

“It’s exciting for our guys. We take it as a compliment, that they think of us in that light. We’re looking forward to the challenge, on TV or not; that’s not going to make any difference. We’ve still got to go out and play. CPA is playing at a high level.”

Longtime Nashville Sounds radio announcer Jeff Hem will handle play-by-play duties, with Max Herz from the Vanderbilt Sports Network providing color commentary.

“We’re honored to be the first (game),” Maddux said. “It’s two great teams and it should be a great game.”