They’re back! High school sports rivalry beginning soon

They're back! High school sports rivalry beginning soon

Try not to look now, yet secondary school golf crews have effectively begun rehearsing.

And the entirety of the other fall sports groups will be turned free soon.

Albeit the season will not hit high stuff until August, golf crews can start contending with one another Monday. That is likewise the principal day of training for football, young ladies soccer, volleyball and crosscountry.

Area 1 will hold its celebration July 28 at Pine Oaks, however Science Hill lead trainer Kevin Vannoy said a couple of the association’s nine groups have picked not to partake. The Hilltoppers’ young men and young ladies will open their seasons in the Morristown Invitational. The young men play on Aug. 3 and the young ladies occasion is Aug. 4.

Season openers for soccer, volleyball and crosscountry can be held Aug. 16 while the primary football match-ups will be played Aug. 19. Twelve games across the state are scheduled for that day with those groups getting a one-day hop on the Friday openers set for Aug. 20.

WHAT IT Resembles

Region meetings for young ladies soccer and volleyball will have an alternate search for the 2021-22 season, including critical changes.

The District 1-AAA association will comprise of Dobyns-Bennett, Science Hill, Daniel Boone, David Crockett and West Ridge.

In 1-AA, volleyball will have Elizabethton, Unicoi County, Sullivan East, Tennessee High, Johnson County and Volunteer. It’s practically the equivalent in young ladies soccer, however Greeneville will be in District 1 as Johnson County doesn’t have a group.

The 1-A volleyball meeting holds Happy Valley, North Greene, South Greene and Hancock County. In young ladies soccer, it’s University High, West Greene and Chuckey-Doak.


Upper east Tennessee had a pleasant portrayal for the debut Tennessee High School Sports Awards last week. The players were chosen from among all schools, public and private.

Driving the way was David Crockett’s Prince Kollie as he was chosen as the state’s guarded football player of the year. Kollie is made a beeline for play collegiately at Notre Dame.

Additionally in the blend was Science Hill’s Jenna Hutchins, who was picked as the state’s female crosscountry sprinter of the year. Sullivan South’s Kara Carter was the pick as the female golf player of the year.

Greeneville’s Brad Woolsey was picked as the mentor of the year. He drove the Greene Devils’ b-ball group to the young men’s Class AA state title.

Different champs included:

Baseball—Cooper Kinney, Baylor

Young men’s b-ball—B.J. Edwards, Knoxville Catholic

Young ladies’ b-ball—Jaloni Cambridge, Ensworth

Male bowler—Devean Littlejohn, Hardin Valley

Female bowler—Kailee Channell, Hardin County

Male crosscountry—Aiden Britt, Lebanon

Hostile football player of the year—Dallan Hayden, Christian Brothers

Male golf player—Lance Simpson, Farragut

Softball—Catelyn Riley, Jefferson County

Male soccer—Gui Vivaldini, McCallie

Female soccer—Caroline Betts, Christ Presbyterian Academy

Male swimmer—Sam Powe, McCallie

Female swimmer—Gretchen Walsh, Harpeth Hall

Male tennis—Baylor Sai, Montgomery Bell Academy

Female tennis—Maeve Thornton, Knoxville Catholic

Male olympic style events—Christian Langlois, Bearden

Female olympic style events—Mensi Stiff, Brentwood Academy

Volleyball—Shaye Eggleston, Brentwood

Male grappler—Alex Whitworth, McCallie

Female grappler—Shelby Zacharias, Creek Wood

Female competitor of the year—Gretchen Walsh, Harpeth Hall (No. 1-positioned swimmer in the country)

Male competitor of the year—Eric Rivers, McCallie (football, ball, olympic style events)

Group of the year—Brentwood volleyball

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