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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.

Football All-State teams named for Class 3A, Class 4A

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The Tennessee Sports Writers Association announced its high school football all-state teams for Class 4A and Class 3A. They are listed below.

Class 6A and Class 5A all-state teams were announced Monday, with Class 2A and Class 1A to be available on Wednesday and Division II-A, DII-AA and DII-AAA to be available on Thursday.


QB – Rivers Hunt, Hardin County, Sr.*; Bryson Rollins, Elizabethton, Jr.*; RB – Isiah McClaine, Lexington, So.; Gavin Noe, Anderson Co.; John Whitley, Hardin Co., Sr.; WR – Parker Hughes, Elizabethton, Sr.*; Desmond Nokes, DeKalb Co., Sr.; Kaydin Pope, Hardin Co., Jr.; OL — Fletcher Gibson, Sullivan South, Jr.; Conner Johnson, Elizabethton, Jr.; Cole Morganstern, Elizabethton, Sr.; Clay Odom, Greeneville, Sr.; Ian Poe, Tullahoma, Jr.; ATH – Jakobe Thomas, Tullahoma, Sr.; K – Connor Wood, Lexington, Sr.*


DL – Grant Reeder, Nolensville, Sr.; Kevarius Smith, Springfield, Jr.; Trenton Taylor, Elizabethton, Jr.; Josh Williams, Lexington, Sr.; LB – Isaac Brown, Greeneville, Jr.; Deuce Morton, Elizabethton, Sr.; Blaine Savage, East Hamilton, Sr.; Christian Stacey, Marshall Co., Sr.; DB – Elijah Donaldson, Creek Wood, Sr.; Jakobi Gillespie, Greeneville, Jr.; Jaylen Lewis, Haywood, Sr.; Jordan Smith, Lexington, Sr.; ATH – Jadian Stewart, Haywood, Sr.; P – Daniel Bethel, Anderson Co., Sr.


QB – Martino Owens, Pearl-Cohn, Sr.*; Will Page, Stewart Co., Jr.; RB — Storm Livesay, Claiborne, Sr.; Ahmaudd Sankey, Alcoa, Sr.; Lumiere Strickland, Red Bank, Sr.; WR – Connor Andrews, Stewart Co., Sr.; Ethan Stinnett, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Sr.; Taharin Sudderth, Alcoa, Sr.; OL – William Griffin-Parker, Pearl-Cohn, Sr.; B.J. Ragland, Red Bank, Sr.; Luke Reed, South Gibson, Sr.; Canaan White, Milan, Sr.; Lance Williams, Alcoa, So.; ATH – McKenzie Lunsford, Loudon, Sr.; K – Jackson Carver, Westview, Sr.


DL – Mustafi Algarawi, Pigeon Forge, Sr.; Cameron Bell, Red Bank, Sr.; Grey Carroll, Alcoa, Sr.*; Austin Clark, Stewart Co., Sr.; LB – Cam Burden, Alcoa, Sr.; Lareko Burton, Covington, Sr.; Seth Roberson, Milan, Sr.; Hayden Smith, Westview, So.; DB – Anthony Brown, Milan, Jr.*; Isiah Cox, Alcoa, Sr.; Xiyeer Lattimore, Brainerd, Sr.; Alricko Trimble, Red Bank, Jr.; ATH – Landon Lambert, South Gibson, Sr.; P – Brayden Anderson, Alcoa, Sr.

*Mr. Football finalist; automatic all-state selection

Makeshift classic yields results for host Summit

By Maurice Patton

SPRING HILL — After going nearly three weeks without a game, the prospect of going even longer was more than veteran Summit girls basketball coach John Wild could take.

So when a holiday classic that the Lady Spartans were scheduled to participate in this week fell through because of pandemic-related issues, Wild worked the phones, e-mails and social media to pull a three-day event together on his home court.

The efforts were successful Monday, as Summit played – and won, defeating Nolensville 42-32.

“I think the biggest thing is we got the taste of a game situation back in our mouth,” Wild said as his squad won in its first outing since defeating District 11-AAA rival Centennial 48-22 on Dec. 8. “Now, we get to do it two more days after we hadn’t done it in 20.

“I think we looked fine offensively. We took care of the ball, we took good shots. You can tell the ‘cardio’ isn’t there, which happens when you haven’t played. It showed on defense – we were a stop slow. We lost our game shape, but I think we’ll get that back in the next week.”

Against a 7-1 Nolensville team that brought a five-game winning streak into the contest, Summit (5-3) started slowly – trailing 8-2 before closing the first quarter with eight unanswered points. The Lady Knights led 17-16 at intermission, but pulled away in the second half.

Summit’s Ellie Colson (20) shoots over the defensive efforts of Nolensville’s Zoe Piller during Monday’s matchup. Piller finished with a game-high 16 points, but Colson and the host Lady Spartans claimed a 42-32 victory. (Photos by Charles Pulliam / Williamson Herald)

Coincidentally, that was the time frame during which Eastern Illinois signee Ellie Colson began to win more of her individual matchups with Nolensville post Zoe Piller. Despite giving up two inches to the 6-2 West Florida signee, who finished with a game-high 16 points, Colson was the hosts’ catalyst on both ends of the floor down the stretch.

“We’re just trying to get back into the flow,” Colson said. “We fell back into it fairly quickly. Everybody’s willing to work their butts off to get performances like these.”

Colson finished with eight points, supplementing 11-point outings from Claudette Runk and Delaney Noe (three 3-pointers), while battling Piller in the paint.

“She’s a good player. I played with her this summer,” Colson said. “When you play against someone that plays at such a high level, there’s a mutual respect. In the second half, I could feel a switch flip. I couldn’t let her beat me the rest of the way.”

While Nolensville hadn’t been idle for as long as Summit, Monday’s game was the fourth in as many weeks for the Lady Knights.

“We’re definitely not in game shape,” coach Chris Ladd said. “We were missing some sharpness out there. This time of year is always tough, but that’s why you do these things. Summit is a quality opponent. We hung in there for a bit, and it’ll hopefully help us down the line.

“We don’t see many teams built like Summit – well-coached, disciplined in what they do. We’re usually that team. It’ll be good for us, and Wednesday will be, too.”

Though Tuesday’s schedule was canceled because White House and Stewarts Creek are unavailable, the classic will resume Wednesday with Summit facing Westmoreland at 3 p.m. Nolensville will take on Father Ryan – a 38-28 winner Monday over Franklin – at 4:30 p.m.

While the event didn’t go completely as Wild had hoped, he expressed gratitude to the Summit administrative team of principal Sarah Lamb, athletic principal Greg Glass and athletics director Chad Kirby.

“After Goodpasture fell through, we were scrambling for a place to play,” Wild said. “It’s great to be some place that’s got such great athletic leadership. I’m thankful to them for letting us do this.”

Summit girls 42, Nolensville 32

N 8 9 11 4 – 32
S 10 6 14 12 – 42

Nolensville (32) – Chloe Earls 9, Caymin Ladd 2, Sara Grutesie 2, Paige Dickinson 3, Zoe Piller 16
Summit (42) – Delaney Noe 11, Bergen Allee 6, Claudette Runk 11, Ellie Colson 8, Jaidyn Ramzy 6
3-pointers – Nolensville 4 (Earls 3, Dickinson), Summit 4 (Noe 3, Ramzy)

All-Region 4-4A picks named

Coaches from Region 4-4A have announced their postseason all-region team and superlative awards.

Most Valuable Player – Jakobe Thomas, Tullahoma

Offensive Player of the Year – Ryder Galardi, Nolensville

Defensive Player of the Year – Tyreek Nard, Tullahoma; Grant Reeder, Nolensville

Lineman of the Year – Ian Poe, Tullahoma

Athlete of the Year – Donté Prowell, Spring Hill

Specialist of the Year – Lamarion Pierce, Marshall Co.

Punter/Kicker of the Year – Justus Chadwick, Tullahoma; Jon Estes, Marshall Co.

Coach of the Year – John Olive, Tullahoma

Assistant Coach of the Year – Jared Olive, Tullahoma

All-Region offense – OL: Omari Armstrong, Marshall Co.; Cadden Bradford, Tullahoma; Trent Holloway, Nolensville; Jay Singleton, Nolensville; J.T. Taylor, Tullahoma; TE: Brody Melton, Tullahoma; QB: Ryan Scott, Tullahoma; RB: KeiShawn Cummings, Tullahoma; Samson Johnson, Nolensville; Landen Secrest, Spring Hill; WR: Ben Coggin, Nolensville; Joe Duncan, Tullahoma; Chance Fitzgerald, Nolensville; A’Ky Howard, Marshall Co.; Parker Price, Nolensville

All-Region defense – DL: Seth Cullum, Tullahoma; Ayden Luffman, Lawrence Co.; Logan McKnight, Marshall Co.; Tyler Nolen, Nolensville; LB: Marvae Cathey, Spring Hill; Sebastion McCartney, Spring Hill; Michael McWilliams, Nolensville; Justin Scott, Tullahoma; Christian Stacey, Marshall Co.; DB: Devonte Davis, Marshall Co.; D.J. Dillehay, Tullahoma; Colton Dobson, Nolensville; Connor Hilton, Marshall Co.; Brayden Rose, Nolensville

All-Region second team – Samuel Bradley (Lawrence Co.); Jeremiah Brown, Latavius Fitts (Maplewood); Demari Braden, Chandler Davis, Bryson Hammons, Kaden Whitson (Marshall Co.); Eric Harper, Peyton Hicks, Matthew Radley, Gage Skipper, Taylor Wein (Nolensville); Remone Kelley, Mac Richie, Avery Worstell (Spring Hill); Logan Crouch, Jacob Dixson, Tydrell Mitchell, Jaylin Newson, Owen Stroop, Cayden Tucker (Tullahoma)

Academic award – Joseph Gold (Marshall Co.)

Tuesday on the hardwood

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Nolensville boys 56, Independence 54

N – 19 9 12 16 56
I – 11 14 17 12 54

Nolensville (56) — Riley Byron 4, Davin Watkins 10, Ashton Smith 13, Max McCallister 9, Grady Powers 8, Keidron Baitey 6, Vaughan Jaworski 6
Independence (54) — Colin Upright 5, Jett Montgomery 2, Owen Ries 11, Tyus Anderson 8, Whit Conrad 2, Sam Womack 2, Jaxson Campbell 4, Cameron Bell 17
3-pointers — Nolensville 5 (Smith 2, McCallister 3), Independence 2 (Upright, Ries)

Coffee Co. girls 62, Columbia Central 42

Col. – 11 13 7 11 42
Cof. – 12 11 18 21 62

Columbia Central (42) — Saviya Morgan 4, Janiyah Riley 12, Jalei O’Neal 5, Jenice Bailey 6, Josie Parks 15
Coffee Co. (62) — Jalie Ruehling 3, Emma Fulks 2, Aliva Keel 4, Bella Vinson 27, Elli Chumley 16, Chloe Gannon 10
3-pointers — Columbia Central 3 (Parks 3), Coffee Co. 1 (Ruehling)

Hampshire girls 47, Cornersville 29

Hampshire (47) — Kortney Rowland 8, Ansley Stoner 6, Kayla Stephens 5, Kadence Stoner 6, Madison Cagle 2, Emallee Brooks 2, Karlee Rowland 18
Cornersville (29) — Gracie Turner 12, Jayli Childress 3, Grayson Riner 6, Annabelle Mulliniks 6, Anna Wood 2
3-pointers — Hampshire 1 (Stephens), Cornersville 2 (Mulliniks 2)

Summertown girls 51, Forrest 44

S – 9  10  16  16 – 51
F – 14  6   8   16 – 44

Summertown (51) — Rylee Long 18, Hailey Jones 15, Ansley Burleson 8, Kaley Campbell 6, Emily Brazier 2, Carlee Emerson 2
Forrest (44) — Laura Mealer 19, Alex Davenport 11, Macyn Kirby 9, Addison Bunty 5
3-pointers — Summertown 4 (Long 2, Burleson 2), Forrest 5 (Kirby 2, Davenport, Bunty, Mealer)

McEwen boys 59, Santa Fe 56

S 11 11 10 24 — 56
M 19 10 15 15 — 59

Santa Fe (56) — Will Monhollen 8, Logan Wilkins 4, Westin McClanahan 3, Colton Steward 11, Andy Slaughter 19, Josh Martin 4, Landon Evans 5, Tanner Bryan 2

McEwen (59) — Marcus Carter 7, Joseph Swearingen 13, Cade Dreaden 2, Caleb Wilson 27, Tommy Wills 10

3-pointers — Santa Fe 4 (McClanahan, Steward 2, Slaughter), McEwen 3 (Swearingen 2, Wills)

Cornersville boys 62, Hampshire 36

H 4 15 9 8 — 36
C 10 13 18 22 — 62

Hampshire (36) — Payden Seaman 9, Blake Morrow 3, Cameryn Bass 13, Errette Delk 2, Ethan Bowden 9

Cornersville (62) — Eli Welch 3, Khi Canty 6, Andrew Santini 6, Bryce Woodard 5, J.C. Spray 6, Michael Ashley 17, Kaden Allen 7, Ben Franklin 8, David Metcalf 2, Levi Mitchell 2

3-pointers — Hampshire 2 (Seaman, Bowden), Cornersville 9 (Santini 2, Woodard, Spray 2, Ashley 4)

Collinwood girls 58, Mt. Pleasant 39

M 8 6 13 12 — 39
C 17 18 17 6 — 58

Mt. Pleasant (39) — Kielee Bradley 13, Baleigh Gray 4, Emily Crossman 2, Kenzie Gray 2, Addison Workman 6, Ayanna Jones 4, Kiyanna Armstrong 6, Maggie Simpson 1, Caleigh Chalk 1

Collinwood (58) — Hannah Risner 3, Rhianna McWilliams 3, Alyssa Gray 10, A.C. Whitehead 14, Sophie Gobbell 6, Asia Kelly 12, Addie Quillen 4, Denlee Bray 6

3-pointers — Mt. Pleasant 2 (Bradley 2), Collinwood 2 (Gray, Bray)