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State champs dominate all-state softball squads

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Southern Middle Tennessee’s state championship softball programs are well represented on the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state teams that were announced this week.

Columbia Academy, the 2021 Division II-A state titlist following a 2019 championship in Class A, leads the way with four DII-A all-state selections. Summertown and Forrest, which claimed crowns in Class A and Class AA respectively during Spring Fling a couple of months ago, each have a trio of honorees.

For the Lady Bulldogs, juniors Myleah Hardy, Karli Quillin and Averi Slaughter were joined by Carson-Newman signee Journey Mitchell. Hardy hit .509 with 10 doubles, 20 home runs, 65 RBIs and 46 runs scored, with Quillin batting .449 and scoring 51 runs while stealing 22 bases on 23 attempts. Slaughter went 24-0 in the circle with an 0.83 earned run average and 220 strikeouts in 126 innings, while Mitchell posted a 15-2 mark and a 1.14 ERA, striking out 144 in 80 innings.

Behind that quartet, CA finished 41-2 and ended the season on a 27-game winning streak.

Summertown’s Kaley Campbell, Hailey Jones and Claire Woods were named all-state along with Loretto’s Briley Dover, Huntland’s Ashtyn Danley and Eagleville eighth-graders Brinli Bain and Addisyn Linton.

Campbell, an Austin Peay golf signee, hit .358 with four home runs and 32 RBIs while compiling a 13-1 record with an 0.66 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 74 innings for the Lady Eagles. Jones and Woods are both set to play softball collegiately – Jones at North Alabama, Woods at Middle Tennessee State. Jones batted .402 with 12 homers and 39 RBIs, while Woods went 21-1 with an 0.67 ERA and 197 strikeouts in 126 innings. At the plate, Woods hit .410 with seven homers and 32 RBIs.

Summertown went 34-2-1 en route to a second Class A state title in four years, to go with its 2018 championship and its runner-up finish in 2019.

Dover hit .542 with eight homers and 37 RBIs to lead the Lady Mustangs to the program’s first state tourney appearance.

In Class AA, Forrest won its second consecutive state tourney and finished 31-4-1 behind its senior threesome of Kentucky signee Jenna Blanton, MTSU recruit Laura Mealer and Walters State signee Ashley Milligan. Blanton batted .600, stole 39 bases and scored 61 runs for the Lady Rockets, while Mealer hit .609 with eight homers and 53 RBIs. Milligan went 23-2 in the circle, posting a 1.03 ERA and striking out 251 in 156 innings.

A third MTSU signee, Keri Munn, earned Class AAA all-state honors for Coffee County.

Earlier this week, the TSWA all-state teams in track and field, tennis, baseball and boys soccer were announced.

The all-state softball teams, in their entirety, follow:

Class AAA

C — Makenzie Henderson, Anderson Co., Jr.; INF — Cayden Baker, Powell, Sr.; Sierra Brown, Walker Valley, Jr.; Hayden Dye, Powell, Sr.; Cameron Young, Farragut, Sr.; OF — Reagan Duran, Siegel, Jr.; Syerra Rogers, East Hamilton, Sr.; Avery Strickland, Farragut, Jr.; UTIL — Lauren Brakovec, Farragut, Jr.; P — Avery Flatford, Farragut, Jr.; Keri Munn, Coffee Co., Sr.; Catelyn Riley, Jefferson Co., Sr.

Class AA

C — Olivia Underwood, Sequoyah, Sr.; INF — Jenna Blanton, Forrest, Sr.; Italia Kyle, Alcoa, Jr.; Laura Mealer, Forrest, Sr.; Abby Shoulders, Macon Co., Sr.; OF — Addy Edgmon, Sequatchie Co., Jr.; Ella Edgmon, Sequatchie Co., Sr.; Lexie Wright, Red Bank, Sr.; UTIL — Mykenzi Duke, Lexington, So.; P — Cadey McDaniel, Lexington, Jr.; Ashley Milligan, Forrest, Sr.; Bailee Phillips, Red Bank, Sr.

Class A

C — Brinli Bain, Eagleville, 8th; INF — Kaley Campbell, Summertown, Sr.; Briley Dover, Loretto, So.; Hailey Jones, Summertown, Sr.; Shelby Sullivan, Sale Creek, Sr.; OF — Ashtyn Danley, Huntland, So.; Zoey Neal, Gibson Co., Sr.; Sophie Theobald, Union City, Jr.; UTIL — Hannah Skiles, Sale Creek, Sr.; P — Campbell Gaby, North Greene, So.; Addisyn Linton, Eagleville, 8th; Claire Woods, Summertown, Sr.

Division II-A

C — Presley Williamson, Boyd Buchanan, Sr.; INF — Aubrey Barnhart, Goodpasture, Sr.; Kayla Clement, Tipton-Rosemark, Jr.; Myleah Hardy, Columbia Acad., Jr.; Brooke Harrison, Tipton-Rosemark, Fr.; OF — Ella Brooks, Knoxville Grace, Jr.; Hailey Brooks, Knoxville Grace, Fr.; Karli Quillin, Columbia Acad., Jr.; UTIL — McCade Cooper, Silverdale Baptist, Jr.; P — Journey Mitchell, Columbia Acad., Sr.; Charli Rice, Tipton-Rosemark, Sr.; Averi Slaughter, Columbia Acad., Jr.

Division II-AA

C — Ansley Blevins, Chatt. Girls Prep, Jr.; INF– Cadashia Collins, Baylor, Jr.; Chapel Cunningham, Chatt. Girls Prep, Sr.; Lauren Kay, Chattanooga Chr., Sr.; Madison Vandergriff, Chattanooga Christian, Sr.; OF — Raven Jones, Baylor, Jr.; Neely Taylor, St. Benedict, Jr.; Addi Yates, Baylor, Fr.: UTIL — Acelynn Sellers, Baylor, Sr.; P — Syd Berzon, Baylor, Jr.; Emily Day, Chattanooga Chr., Sr.; Josie Gex, St. Benedict, Sr.

Central’s Ramirez earns all-state soccer honors

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Columbia Central junior midfielder Victor Ramirez was named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Class AAA all-state boys soccer team, which was released this week.

Ramirez scored 26 goals with 18 assists, helping the Lions reach the state tournament quarterfinals during Spring Fling and finish 18-4-1. It marked the program’s first state tourney berth since 2012.

The TSWA’s all-state teams for track and field, tennis and baseball were announced earlier this week. Softball all-state teams will be released for Saturday publication.

The all-state boys soccer teams, in their entirety, follow:

Class AAA

Goalkeepers – Jonathan Diaz, Bearden, Sr.; Jake Spirko, Knoxville West, Jr.; Defenders – Zach Campbell, Houston, Sr.; Riley Clothier, Oakland, Sr.; Cole Turner, Bearden, Sr.; Midfielders – Lawson Dale, Cleveland, Sr.; Parker Humphrey, Houston, Sr.; Cade MacLean, Station Camp, Sr.; Victor Ramirez, Columbia Central, Jr.; Forwards – Kevin Avalos, Smyrna, Sr.; Matt Brucker, Collierville, Jr.; Harrison Watts, Clarksville, Sr.

Class AA

Goalkeepers – Colby Freeman, Greeneville, Sr.; Jack Gorman, Page, Jr.; Defenders – Caleb Oehlkers, White House-Heritage, Sr.; Richard Reyes, Sevier Co., Sr.; Jase Stallings, South Gibson, Jr.; Midfielders – Samuel Crawford, Greeneville, Sr.; Grayson Dugan, Page, Sr.; Jorge Graniel, Murfreesboro Central, Sr.; Colby Huffman, Sevier Co.; Sr.; Forwards – Manayeh Linton, South-Doyle, Sr.; Brayan Moran, Sevier Co., Sr.; Amos Vyizigiro, Howard, Jr.

Class A

Goalkeepers — Jed McWherter, Madison Academic, Sr.; Jack Tambola, Austin-East, Sr.; Defenders – Esloni Hakizimana, Austin-East, Sr.; Trevor Keele, Merrol Hyde, Jr.; Mekhi Stewart, Austin-East, So.; Midfielders – Braden Nye, Madison Academic, So.; Eydel Ortez, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Sr.; Aldair Rapalo, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Sr.; Forwards – Mason Gianakos, East Hickman, Sr.; Kameron Graham, Adamsville, Jr.; Jimmy Ramirez, Milan, Sr.

Division II-A

Goalkeeper — Kytn Wolf, Franklin Grace, Sr.; Defenders – Zander Brown, Knoxville Webb, Jr.; Preston Holmes, Knoxville Webb, Jr.; Judah White, Franklin Grace, Sr.; Midfielders – Malachi Jones, Franklin Grace, Jr.; Pierce Miller, So.; Luke Ricketts, Evangelical Chr., So.; Forwards – Max Gilbert, Lausanne, So.; Patrick Lee, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Jr.; Ben Pensky, Knoxville Webb, Jr.; Ben Singer, Donelson Chr., Sr.

Division II-AA

Goalkeeper — Chris Krahn, Christian Brothers, Sr.; Defenders – Jake Kellerhals, Baylor, So.; George McCarty, Knoxville Catholic, Sr.; Martin Wieckowski, Christian Brothers, Sr.; Midfielders – Quinn Brennan, Knoxville Catholic, Jr.; Harrison Kraus, Father Ryan, Sr.; David Martin, Christian Brothers, Sr.; Forwards – Peter Ayo, Knoxville Catholic, Sr.; Taylor Gruber, Christian Brothers, Sr.; Gui Vivaldini, McCallie, Sr.

All-State teams feature Eagle, Bulldog standouts

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University of Tennessee signee Kavares Tears and Class A Mr. Baseball honoree Grant Burleson lead a contingent of local athletes recognized this week as all-state performers by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.

Joining Burleson – the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association’s selection as the top player in his classification – on the Class A team are Summertown teammates Drake Blackwood and Gavin Burleson. The three helped the Eagles to the Final Four of the state tournament at Spring Fling in May and a 30-10 finish.

Grant Burleson, who has signed with Columbia State, batted .442 with 18 doubles and 17 home runs, scoring 57 runs and driving in 60 RBIs. Named all-state as an infielder, Burleson also went 6-3 with a 1.80 earned run average and 115 strikeouts in 62.1 innings.

Blackwood, also honored as an infielder, hit .500 his senior season with 33 extra-base hits (15 doubles, 17 homers, one triple), 59 RBIs and 55 runs scored. Gavin Burleson, a junior outfielder, batted .410 with 10 doubles, three triples, a pair of homers and 44 RBIs. On the mound, he finished 11-1 with a 1.83 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 66 innings.

In addition to Tears, Columbia Academy also placed Bryant Beranek on the Division II-A squad. The Bulldogs advanced to the DII-A state quarterfinal round of the postseason, winding up 32-9.

An infielder on the all-state team, Tears batted .446 with 10 doubles, two triples and 11 homers, scoring 47 runs and driving in 52. He also posted a 7-2 record with a 2.75 ERA over 43.1 innings with 89 strikeouts.

Beranek, who committed to Middle Tennessee State following his junior year, went 8-2 with a 1.26 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 72 innings. He also batted .282 with 10 homers and 38 RBIs.

The TSWA announced its all-state track and field teams on Tuesday and tennis on Wednesday. Boys soccer teams will be released for Friday publication, followed by softball on Saturday.

The all-state baseball teams, in their entirety, follow:

Class AAA

C — Jarrett Martin, Hardin Co., Sr.; INF — Cooper Clapp, Hardin Co., Jr.; Jayden Davis, Cookeville, Jr.; Kyle Magrans, Clarksville, Sr.; Pierre Seals, Germantown Houston, Sr.; UTIL — Logen Sutton, Powell, Sr.; OF — Conner Hyatt, Science Hill, Sr.; Tanner Kim, Farragut, Sr.; Cole Torbett, Science Hill, Jr.; P — Chase Burns, Beech, Sr.; Seth Garner, Hardin Co., Jr.; Derek McCarley, Seymour, Sr.

Class AA

C — Carson Raby, Gibbs, Sr.; INF– Riley Franklin, Pigeon Forge, Jr.; Brayden Taylor, Gibbs, Sr.; Holden Warmath, Covington, So.; Brandon Watts, Watertown, Sr.; UTIL — Eli Huddleston, Upperman, So.; OF — Logan Jonson, Pigeon Forge, Sr.; Baron Patterson, Martin Luther King, Sr.; Ethan Syling, Nolensville, Sr.; P — Reilly Byers, Gibbs, So.; Dylan Loy, Pigeon Forge, So.; Ethan McElvain, Nolensville, So.

Class A

C — Reece Genter, South Pittsburg, Sr.; INF– Drake Blackwood, Summertown, Sr.; Grant Burleson, Summertown, Sr.; Ryder Morey, Moore Co., Sr.; Van True, East Robertson, Sr.; UTIL — Chris Martin, Moore Co., Sr.; OF — Gavin Burleson, Summertown, Jr.; Kaleb Meredith, Johnson City University High, Sr.; Kaden White, Moore Co., Sr.; P — Ryan Cagle, South Pittsburg, Sr.; Peyton Smith, East Robertson, Sr.; Carson Whaley, North Greene, Sr.

Division II-A

C — Cade Law, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Jr.; INF– Langston Patterson, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Jr.; James Smith, Northpoint Chr., Jr.; Kavares Tears, Columbia Acad., Sr.; Anthony Zarlingo, Northpoint Chr., Sr.; UTIL — J.D. McCracken, Middle Tenn. Chr., Sr.; OF — Ryan Degges, Christian Acad. of Knoxville, Sr.; Brendan Jones, Goodpasture, Sr.; J.J. Williams, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Sr.; P — Bryant Beranek, Columbia Acad., Jr.; Bay Griffin, Christian Acad. of Knoxville, Sr.; Camden Hayslip, Friendship Christian, Sr.

Division II-AA

C — Trenton Lyons, Christian Brothers, So.; INF– Danny Corona, Baylor, Sr.; Kaelen Culpepper, St. Benedict, Sr.; Tyler Harrington, Briarcrest Chr., Sr.; Vytas Valincius, Baylor School, Sr.; UTIL — Cooper Kinney, Baylor, Sr.; OF — Jay Dill, Baylor, Sr.; Luke Ellis, St. Benedict, Sr.; C.J. Thomas, Memphis Univ. School, Sr.; P — Mick Arney, Briarcrest Chr., Sr.; Henry Godbout, Baylor, Jr.; Miller Green, Lipscomb Acad., So.

All-State accolades for Summertown tennis duo

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Summertown’s Ella Konig and Gracie Kelly were recognized as members of the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s all-state tennis teams as those athletes were honored this week.

The twosome won the Division I Small Class doubles state championship during Spring Fling in May, defeating Madison Academic’s Mitzi Castro and Sarah Wilson in straight sets for the title.

Konig and Kelly helped extend a successful run for the Lady Eagles program, which includes a state runner-up finish in the team competition this spring and a championship performance in 2019 along with a doubles title by Alexis Perry and Haley Caperton.

TSWA all-state track and field teams were announced Tuesday, with baseball to be released for Thursday publication, boys soccer for Friday and softball for Saturday.

The all-state tennis teams, in their entirety, follow:

Girls Division I Large Class

Singles — Willa Rogers, Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett, Sr.; Lucy Higgins, Lincoln Co., Sr.; Margaux Britt, Collierville, Jr.; Elena Kurowski, McMinn Co., Sr. Doubles — Allie Knox, Sr./Leah McBride, So., Science Hill; Vivy Huddleston, Fr./Belle Huddleston, Jr., Brentwood

Girls Division I Small Class

Singles — Ellison Reynoldson, Camden, So.; Maddie Maben, L&N STEM Acad., Sr.; Leigh Baldwin, Madison Academic, Jr.; Morgan Brown, Watertown, Jr. Doubles — Ella Konig, Jr./Gracie Kelly, So., Summertown; Mitzi Castro, So./Sarah Wilson, Sr., Madison Academic

Girls Division II-A

Singles — Allie Faulkner, Christian Acad. of Knoxville, 8th; Kai Wince, Lausanne, Jr.; Ayden Kujawa, Clarksville Acad., Jr.; Ella Sallee, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Jr. Doubles — Lili Roth, Sr./Delaney Bone, Jr., Knoxville Webb; Brilee Davis, Fr./Addy Measley, So., Univ. School of Jackson

Girls Division II-AA

Singles — Meave Thorton, Knoxville Catholic, So.; Sean Mullin, St. Benedict, Sr.; Peyton Tomicheck, Brentwood Acad., Fr.; Eleni Liakonis, Knox Catholic, Fr. Doubles — Melanie Woodbury, Fr./Stephanie Woodbury, Jr., Hutchison; Riley Collins, Jr./Anna Chambers, Sr., Ensworth

Boys Division I Large Class

Singles — Ranjay Arul, Collierville, So.; Griffen Nickels, Science Hill, Sr.; Carter Ramthun, Station Camp, Jr.; Andrew Lee, Oak Ridge, Jr. Doubles — Jackson Stone, Jr./Ethan Eisenhauer, Sr., Ravenwood; Ajay Arul, So./Tristian Kelly, So., Collierville

Boys Division I Small Class

Singles — Evan Carr, L&N STEM Acad., Sr.; Eli England, Claiborne, Fr.; Boris Combest, Mem. Middle College, Sr.; Logan Turner, Knoxville Halls, Sr. Doubles — Joshua Rodriguez, Sr./Joseph Rodriguez, Sr., Merrol Hyde; Preston Johns, Jr./Justin McCarty, Jr., Gatlinburg-Pittman

Boys Division II-A

Singles — Walker Stearns, St. George’s, Sr.; Danny Hamze, Lausanne, So.; Nicolas Roth, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Jr.; Henry Stack, Univ. School of Nashville, So. Doubles — Alex Juergens, Jr./Wilder Dewhirst, So., Knoxville Webb; Jack Wilkerson, Fr./Tristan Scallion, Fr., Univ. School of Jackson

Boys Division II-AA

Singles — Baylor Sai, Montgomery Bell Acad., Sr.; Hank Trondson, Ensworth, So.; Andreas Sillaste, McCallie, So.; Foster Pierce, Montgomery Bell Acad., Jr. Doubles — Gabe Getz, Fr./Will Leathers, Jr., McCallie; Luke Donovan, Sr./Roberto Ferrer, So., Memphis Univ. School

All-state honors for local track standouts

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Three-time Division II-A state track and field champion Connor Henson and Columbia Academy teammate Collins Malone were both named all-state performers this week by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association, as were Independence’s Jayne Halterman and Sarah Tang.

Henson claimed all-state honors in the 800, 1600 and 3200 meters after sweeping those events during the DII-A state meet in May at Rockvale High School as part of Spring Fling. The defending DII-A cross country state titlist ran a one-minute, 55.39-second time to win the 800, a 4:24.15 in the 1600 and a 9:53.96 in the 3200.

Malone, who also earned TSWA DII-A all-state football recognition, placed second in the state 300-meter hurdles with a 41.53.

Halterman and Tang were both named to the Division I Large Class all-state team – Halterman after winning the 1600 meters (4:56.62), Tang following her second-place finish (39-3) in the shot put.

The TSWA all-state tennis teams will be released for Wednesday publication, followed by baseball on Thursday, boys soccer on Friday and softball on Saturday.

The all-state track and field teams, in their entirety, follow:

Boys Division I Large Class

Pole vault — Evan Puckett, Station Camp, Sr.; Ethan Duck, Centennial, Sr.; Gavin Chesek, Collierville, So.; Long jump – T.J. Edler, Ripley, Jr.; Jaden Stevenson. Greeneville, Jr.; Dohnovon Hunt, Memphis Central, Jr.; Triple jump — Marzeion Jones, Green Hill, Sr.; Jamell Powell, Arlington, Sr.; Jaden Keller, Tennessee, Sr.; High jump — Grant Campbell, Heritage, So.; Marzeion Jones, Green Hill, Sr.; Eric Foley, Overton, Sr.; Shot put — Eli Penix, Daniel Boone, Jr.; Tristan Boatman, Jefferson Co., Sr.; Dominic Schroeder, Jefferson Co., Sr.; Discus — Eli Penix, Daniel Boone, Jr.; Ben Centers, William Blount, Sr.; Trent Howe, Oak Ridge, Sr.; Decathlon — Mason Collins, Farragut, Jr.; Stockton Owen, Cookeville, Sr.; Skyy Craig, Walker Valley, Sr.

110 hurdles — Kylan Bernard, Bartlett, Jr.; Shamari Covington, White Station, Jr.; Jakobe Tharp, Rockvale, So.; 100 — Christian Langlois, Bearden, Sr.; Jordan Ware, Memphis Central, So.; Javon Burke, Bradley Central, Sr.; 200 — Christian Langlois, Bearden, Sr.; Jordan Ware, Bearden, So.; Javon Burke, Bradley Central, Sr.; 300 hurdles — Skyy Craig, Walker Valley, Sr.; Dohnovon Hunt, Memphis Central, Jr.; Kylan Bernard, Bartlett, Jr.; 400 — Terrick Johnson, Whitehaven, Jr.; Khalid White, Memphis Central, Sr.; Austin Rome, Hardin Valley. Jr.; 800 — Landen McNair, Bartlett, Jr.; Miles Ally, Martin Luther King, Sr.; Gabriel Robinson, Ravenwood, Sr.; 1600 — Miles Ally, Martin Luther King, Sr.; Landen McNair, Bartlett, Jr.; Ryan Lovelace, Cleveland, Jr.; 3200 — Aiden Britt, Lebanon, Sr.; Conner Wingfield, Daniel Boone, Jr.; Kevin Vanderkolk, Brentwood, Sr.

Boys Division I Small Class

Pole vault — Matthew Bretscher, L&N STEM, Sr.; Zach Strong, Signal Mountain, Sr.; Bryson Church, West Greene, Jr.; Long jump — Jordan Harris, Alcoa, So.; Lorenzo Currie, Tenn. School for Deaf, Sr.; Benjermin Drake, Whites Creek, Jr.; Triple jump — Charles Newman, Alcoa, Jr.; Montez Deloney, Brainerd, Jr.; Landon Ford, Alcoa, Sr.; High jump — Tyler Simmons, Memphis Business Acad., Jr.; Chase Rich, York Inst., Sr.; Chardarius Chaffin, Raleigh-Egypt, Jr.; Shot put — Kevin Burkett, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Sr.; Logan Wagner, South Greene, Jr.; Corey Moseley, Union City, Sr.; Discus — Taylan Tribble, Union City, Sr.; Corey Moseley, Union City, Sr.; Braxton Baumann, Alcoa, Sr.; Decathlon – Montez Deloney, Brainerd, Jr.; Jude Green, Alcoa, So.; Jayleen Dupree, Brainerd, Jr.

110 hurdles — Darien Johnson, Mitchell, Fr.; Montavious Cooper, Melrose, Jr.; John Roberts, Pearl-Cohn, Sr.; 100 — Barion Brown, Pearl-Cohn, Jr.; Jermain Dodson, Melrose, So.; Iven Dayton Jr, Pearl-Cohn, Sr.; 200 — Barion Brown, Pearl-Cohn, Jr.; Iven Dayton Jr., Pearl-Cohn, Sr.; Jermain Dodson, Melrose, So.; 300 hurdles — Montez Deloney, Brainerd, Jr.; Justin Lewis, Brainerd, So.; John Roberts, Pearl-Cohn, Sr.; 400 — Benjermin Drake, Whites Creek, Jr.; Keon Wheeler, Brainerd Jr.; Mack Taylor, Wooddale, Jr.; 800 — Ryan Keeton, Fairview, Sr.; Dwayne Morris, Austin-East, Fr.; Carter Bradford, Sequatchie Co., Jr.; 1600 — Carter Bradford, Sequatchie Co., Jr.; Matthew Andrea, Fairview, Jr.; Abdul Jaber, Alcoa, Jr.; 3200 — Will Douglas, Camden Central, So.; Joshua Pote, Signal Mountain, Fr.; Abdul Jaber, Alcoa, Jr.

Boys Division II-A

Pole vault — Payton Culp, Franklin Road Acad., Jr.; Grant Speer, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Sr.; Cole Galbreath, Harding Acad., Sr.; Long jump — London Humphreys, Christ Presbyterian Acad., So.; Jaxon Toney, Harding Acad., Jr.; Peyton Morgan, Northpoint Chr., Sr.; Triple jump — Monterius Williams, Harding Acad., Jr.; Payton Culp, Franklin Road Acad., Jr.; Jaxon Toney, Harding Acad., Jr.; High jump — Conner Moore, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Sr.; Jaxon Toney, Harding Acad., Jr.; London Humphreys, Christ Presbyterian Acad., So.; Shot put — Dietrick Pennington, Evangelical Chr., Sr.; Josiah Jackson, Franklin Road Acad., Jr.; Joshua Dabney, Harding Acad., Jr.; Discus — Jamal Mitchell, Harding Acad., Sr.; Dietrick Pennington, Evangelical Chr., Sr.; Joshua Dabney, Harding Acad., Jr.; Decathlon — Payton Culp, Franklin Road Acad., Jr.; Thatcher Frankfather, Franklin Road Acad., Jr.; Ethan Fulford, Christian Acad. of Knoxville, Jr.

110 hurdles — Ethan Fulford, Christian Acad. of Knoxville, Jr.; Payton Culp, Franklin Road Acad., Jr.; Justin Davis, Harding Acad., So.; 100 — Tyke Tabor, Univ. School of Jackson, Sr.; JaMicheal McGoy, Boyd Buchanan, Sr.; London Humphreys, Christ Presbyterian Acad., So.; 200 — Tyke Tabor, Univ. School of Jackson, Sr.; London Humphreys, Christ Presbyterian Acad., So.; Jaelyn Marsh, Nashville Chr., Jr.; 300 hurdles – Ethan Fulford, Christian Acad. of Knoxville, Jr.; Collins Malone, Columbia Acad., Jr.; Garret Smith, Franklin Road Acad., So.; 400 — Thatcher Frankfather, Franklin Road Acad., Jr.; Jacob Harrison, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Sr.; James Warmbrod, Nashville Chr., So.; 800 — Conner Henson, Columbia Acad., Jr.; Neil Narayanan, University School of Nashville, Sr.; Garret Wilson, Evangelical Chr., So.; 1600 — Conner Henson, Columbia Acad., Jr.; Trace Alexander, Battle Ground Acad., Jr.; Andrew Cross, Christian Acad. of Knoxville, Sr.; 3200 — Conner Henson, Columbia Acad., Jr.; Andy Henton, Harding Acad., Sr.; Trace Alexander, Battle Ground Acad., Jr.

Boys Division II-AA

Pole vault — Connor Steanson, Montgomery Bell Acad., Sr.; Jack Braman, McCallie, Sr.; Michael May, McCallie, Sr.; Long jump — Roland McGhee Jr., Ensworth, Jr.; Justin Hughes, Lipscomb Acad., Sr.; Eric Rivers, McCallie, Sr.; Triple jump — Eric Rivers, McCallie, Sr.; Sam Banks, Montgomery Bell Acad., Sr.; Shamar Porter, Ensworth, So.; High jump — Justin Hughes, Lipscomb Acad., Sr.; John Kelly, Ensworth, Sr.; Nasir Cook, Montgomery Bell Acad., Sr.; Shot put – D.J. Harden, Christian Brothers, Sr.; Brock Carlson, Father Ryan, Sr.; Eli Sutton, Brentwood Acad., Sr.; Discus – B.J. Robinson, Christian Brothers, Sr.; Eli Sutton, Brentwood Acad., Sr.; Patrick Kutas, Christian Brothers, Jr.; Decathlon – Michael May, McCallie, Sr.; Sam Banks, Montgomery Bell Acad., Sr.; Nicholas Robison, McCallie, Sr.

110 hurdles — Michael May, McCallie, Sr.; Nicholas Robison, McCallie, Sr.; Sam Banks, Montgomery Bell Acad., Sr.; 100 — Jaxon Hammond, Christion Brothers, So.; Jackson Burns, McCallie, Sr.; Roland McGhee Jr., Ensworth, Jr.; 200 — Roland McGhee Jr., Ensworth, Jr.; Jackson Burns, McCallie, Sr.; Kavan Reynolds, McCallie, Fr.; 300 hurdles — Roland McGhee Jr., Ensworth, Jr.; Nicholas Robison, McCallie, Sr.; Michael May, McCallie, Sr.; 400 — Kavan Reynolds, McCallie, Fr.; Dallan Hayden, Christian Brothers, Jr.; Braylon Harmon, Knoxville Catholic, Fr.; 800 — Carson Turner, Chattanooga Chr., Jr.; Jake Ryan, Christian Brothers, Jr.; Parker Russ, Christian Brothers, Jr.; 1600 — Luke Thompson, Brentwood Acad., Fr.; Jake Ryan, Christian Brothers, Jr.; Ciro Albamont, Father Ryan, Jr.; 3200 — Jack Cottrell, Chattanooga Chr., Sr.; Jake Ryan, Christian Brothers, Jr.; Jack Bowen, McCallie, 8th.

Girls Division I Large Class

Pole vault — Hollan Powers, Brentwood, Sr.; Laura Speth, Farragut, Jr.; Samantha Harvey, Farragut, So.; Long jump — Amani Sharif, Rockvale, So.; Dominique Romain, Hardin Valley, Sr.; Hollan Powers, Brentwood, Sr.; Triple jump — Sidnee Stanton, Hardin Valley, Jr.; Hollan Powers, Brentwood, Sr.; Madison Cowan, Sullivan South, Sr.; High jump — Elise Dobson, Nolensville, Jr.; Torri James, Rossview, Fr.; Amani Sharif, Rockvale, So.; Shot put — Reghan Grimes, Ravenwood, Jr.; Sarah Tang, Independence, So.; Emma Gives, Morristown West, So.; Discus — Reghan Grimes, Ravenwood, Jr.; Elissa Longmire, Jefferson Co., Fr.; Kacey Webb, Morristown West, Jr.; Pentathlon — Hollan Powers, Brentwood, Sr.; Elise Dobson, Nolensville, Jr.; Gracie Morse, Franklin Co., Sr.

100 hurdles — Tyra Nabors, Bartlett, Sr.; McKenzi Hayes, Bartlett, Sr.; Elise Dobson, Nolensville, Jr.; 100 — Whisper Thomas, Station Camp, Jr.; Avia Lane, Martin Luther King, Fr.; Dominique Romain, Hardin Valley, Sr.; 200 — Nyla Blackmon, Southwind, Jr.; Whisper Thomas, Station Camp, Jr.; Sanura Branagin, Whitehaven, Sr.; 300 hurdles — Gracie Morse, Franklin Co., Sr.; Madison Romain, Hardin Valley, Jr.; Denver Winters, Memphis Central, So.; 400 — Eriyanna Reed, Hillsboro, Jr.; Jewel Jennings, Jefferson Co., Sr.;Eva Gautreaux, Houston, So.; 800 — Jordan Rayl, Ravenwood, So.; Lydia Tankersley, Houston, Sr.; Anna Banovac, Brentwood, Sr.; 1600 — Jayne Halterman, Independence, Fr.; Zoe Arrington, Tennessee, So.; Leigh Walters, Page, Sr.; 3200 — Zoe Arrington, Tennessee, So.; Landri Wilcox, Cookeville, Sr.; Auldyn Plant, Nolensville, So.

Girls Division I Small Class

Pole vault — Charlotte Harrison, Signal Mountain, Jr.; Christiana Ricker, West Greene, Sr.; Reilly Furr, Signal Mountain, Sr.; Long jump — Sydney McCarty, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Sr.; Alyssa Raymond, Memphis East, So.; Samantha Woodson, Pearl-Cohn, Sr.; Triple jump — Jayln Rice, East Nashville, Sr.; Kara Wilson, Signal Mountain, Jr.; Haley Kells, South Greene, Sr.; High jump — Abbey King, South Greene, Sr.; Alayna Darrett, East Nashville, Sr.; Kelsey Gossage, Fairview, Sr.; Shot put — Gabby Beaty, York Inst., So.; Kayla Greene, Whites Creek, Sr.; Destiny Poole, Pearl-Cohn, Jr.; Discus — Whitney Houston, Mem. City University School of Liberal Arts, Jr.; Gabby Beaty, York Inst., So.; Abbey Cox, West Greene, Fr.; Pentathlon — Alayna Darrett, East Nashville, Sr.; Kara Wilson, Signal Mountain, Jr.; Mikaela Reagan, York Inst., Sr.

100 hurdles — Alayna Darrett, East Nashville, Sr.; Chelsea Chavis, Chatt. Arts & Sciences, Jr.; Haley Kells, South Greene, Sr.; 100 — JayleAna Wyatt, Madison Academic, Sr.; Tineshia Rudgley, Mem. City University School of Liberal Arts, Sr.; Meghan Scales, Whites Creek, Jr.; 200 — Tineshia Rudgley, Mem. City University School of Liberal Arts, Sr.; JayleAna Wyatt, Madison Academic, Sr.; Kara Wilson, Signal Mountain, Jr.; 300 hurdles — Lexi Bates, Northview Acad., Sr.; Chelsea Chavis, Chatt. Arts & Sciences, Jr.; Abbey King, South Greene, Sr.; 400 — Ariya Rice, Austin-East, Jr.; Kylie McCadney, Union City, Sr.; Katieann Thompson, Hickman Co., So.; 800 — Lily Stinnet, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Jr.; Shelby Knight, Alcoa, Sr.; Alyssa Andrea, Fairview, So.; 1600 — Stefani Johnson, Gatlinburg-Pittman, So.; Alyssa Andrea, Fairview, So.; Gracen Glover, Signal Mountain, Sr.; 3200 — Gracen Glover, Signal Mountain, Sr.; Ada Boyd, Signal Mountain, 8th; Anna Kate Tibbs, Sequatchie Co., Sr.

Girls Division II-A

Pole vault — Holly Schreiber, Univ. School of Nashville, So.; Mattie Baughman, Harding Acad., So.; Lydia Hawley, Harding Acad., So.; Long jump — Lennox Langham, Knoxville Webb, 8th; Emily Patterson, Harding Acad., Sr.; Jaylee Lopez, Donelson Chr., Jr.; Triple jump — Lennox Langham, Knoxville Webb, 8th; Emily Patterson, Harding Acad., Sr.; Caroline Upchurch, Silverdale Baptist, Jr.; High jump — Sarah Grace Burns, St. Andrews-Sewanee, Sr.; Aubrey Lane, Franklin Grace, So.; Savannah Davis, Northpoint Chr., Sr.; Shot put — Kym Young, St. George’s, Sr.; Monique Chew, Harding Acad., Sr.; Olivia Jones, Univ. School of Jackson, Sr.; Discus — Emily Howard, Harding Acad., Sr.; McKenna Monger, The King’s Acad., Jr.; Lucy Fisher, Lausanne, So.; Pentathlon — Aubrey Lane, Franklin Grace, So.; Emily Patterson, Harding Acad., Sr.; Addie Chapman, Silverdale Baptist, Fr.

100 hurdles — Kimbriel Winfield, St. George’s, 8th; Brianna Baker, Knoxville Grace, So.; Ashlyn Patton, Battle Ground Acad., So.; 100 — Morayo Kassim, Univ. School of Nashville, Jr.; Alima Kassim, Univ. School of Nashville, Fr.; Chloe Bruce, Univ. School of Nashville, Jr.; 200 — Morayo Kassim, Univ. School of Nashville, Jr.; Alima Kassim, Univ. School of Nashville, Fr.; Antiya McAlister, Christian Acad. of Knoxville, So.; 300 hurdles — Brianna Baker, Knoxville Grace, So.; Avery Levitt, Silverdale Baptist, Jr.; Lucy Ellis, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Jr.; 400 — Olivia Rodgers, Christian Acad. of Knoxville, Sr.; Grace Hobday, Christ Presbyterian Acad., Fr.; Emory Miller, Harding Acad., Fr.; 800 — Aubrey Lane, Franklin Grace, So.; Allison Newman, St. George’s, Sr.; Anna Graves, Knoxville Webb, Fr.; 1600 — Allison Newman, St. George’s, Sr.; Abby Faith Cheeseman, Webb-Bell Buckle, 8th; Anna Cate Beachum, Knoxville Webb, Jr.; 3200 – Abby Faith Cheeseman, Webb-Bell Buckle, 8th; Anna Graves, Knoxville Webb, Fr.; Alli Hlykema, Jackson Chr., Jr.

Girls Division II-AA

Pole vault — Jacqueline Frist, Ensworth, Sr.; Kathryn Hosp, St. Benedict, Jr.; Caroline Weems, St. Agnes, So.; Long jump — Gianna Bullock, Ensworth, Sr.; Sullivan Brown, Ensworth, Fr.; Claire Haley, Ensworth, Sr.; Triple jump — Nicola Van Der Merwe, Chatt. Girls Prep, Sr.; Sullivan Brown, Ensworth, Fr.; Emmy Yambrek, Hutchison, Jr.; High jump — Gianna Bullock, Ensworth, Sr.; Kalen Ingram, St. Mary’s, Sr.; Annie Strong, Brentwood Acad., Sr.; Shot put — Mensi Stiff, Brentwood Acad., So.; Louisa Bohner, Chatt. Girls Prep, Jr.; Kierstin Roy, Lipscomb Acad., Jr.; Discus — Mensi Stiff, Brentwood Acad., So.; Kierstin Roy, Lipscomb Acad., Jr.; Kaia Barnett, Hutchison, Jr.; Pentathlon – Gianna Bullock, Ensworth, Sr.; Claire Haley, Ensworth, Sr.; Emily Kreek, Chatt. Girls Prep, Jr.

100 hurdles — Gianna Bullock, Ensworth, Sr.; Evie Culbreath, Baylor, So.; Claire Haley, Ensworth, Sr.; 100 — Emory Moore, Harpeth Hall, Sr.; Erica Douglas, Ensworth, So.; Evie Culbreath, Baylor, So.; 200 — Emory Moore, Harpeth Hall, Sr.; Erica Douglas, Ensworth, So.; Evie Culbreath, Baylor, So.; 300 hurdles — Gianna Bullock, Ensworth, Sr.; Claire Haley, Ensworth, Sr.; Emily Kreek, Chatt. Girls Prep, Jr.; 400 — Jaila Lee, Brentwood Acad., Sr.; Jada Cooper, Baylor, Fr.; Addison Hartle, Ensworth, Fr.; 800 — Felicity Bost, Briarcrest, Sr.; Bella Guillamondegui, Harpeth Hall, So.; France Bohner, Chatt. Girls Prep, 8th; 1600 — Bella Guillamondegui, Harpeth Hall, So.; Phoebe Moran, Chattanooga Chr.; Sr.; Mae Mae Powe, Baylor School, Fr.; 3200 — Bella Guillamondegui, Harpeth Hall, So.; Jane Eiselstein, Chatt. Girls Prep, Sr.; Elizabeth Moody, St. Mary’s, Sr.

Crowell named to TSSAA groundbreaking position

By Maurice Patton

Not everything that happens in the TSSAA Board of Control meetings, apparently, makes the minutes.

A Thursday announcement that Emily Crowell had been promoted to assistant executive director caught some off guard – but not the Harpeth Hall graduate.

“I’ve known about it since the (June 8-9) board meeting. It was not a surprise,” Crowell, 34, said regarding her appointment. “I’m obviously very excited. I feel like I’ve been working hard there for a number of years. I’m excited to learn some new things, but keep doing the things I’ve been doing.”

The Nashville native graduated from Vanderbilt in 2009.

“That was the worst year to enter the job market. I think everyone was unsure what way to go,” she recalled. “But I’d had a love of sports, so I got my master’s degree in Sports Administration at Belmont, and I met Bernard (Childress, TSSAA executive director) there. That was my first contact with him, and I was in graduate school when they hired me.”

After initially joining the TSSAA in 2010 as an administrative assistant, Crowell was later named director of championship events and placed in charge of middle school and high school tournaments. She will continue working with state championships – overseeing bid processes, contracts, event preparation and event management. Additionally, she will continue to supervise Unified Sports as well as eligibility concerns at the middle and high school levels.

“Emily has been such a hard worker since she joined the office over 10 years ago,” Childress said in announcing the promotion. “She has been dedicated to her duties and always willing to take on more and more responsibilities over the years.

“For that, and many other reasons, she is well deserving of the position of assistant executive director.”

Crowell becomes the fifth assistant executive director currently on staff – joining Matthew Gillespie, Richard McWhirter, Gene Menees and Mark Reeves – and the first woman to occupy that role in the association’s 96-year history.

“It’s kind of crazy in 2021 that I’d be the first woman for anything,” Crowell said. “But I’ve worked hard to get here, and if I can be that and make it more attainable for someone coming behind me, I’m honored to have that role.”