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The Forrest Lady Rockets displayed some true grit and determination on Tuesday night at Chapel Hill, giving the stout Summertown Lady Eagles all they could handle. The Lady Rockets (2-4) held the high-flying Lady Eagles (6-1) to nine points in the first quarter and 10 in the second period to take a 20-19 lead at the half before Summertown came up with a big third quarter to seize the lead and hold on for the seven-point win. more
It was considered improbable, if not downright impossible, mere months ago. High school football, let alone the state championships, seemed equal parts mirage and logistical longshot as the United States, along with the rest of the globe, continued to battle the COVID-19 pandemic... more
After getting swept in the non-region season series last year, the Forrest Rockets dropped their third game in a row to longtime rival Cascade Friday night at Chapel Hill. “We played well in spurts of the game, but I need to be doing a better job of getting the guys to play with more effort and toughness throughout the entirety of the game,” Forrest coach Corey Bishop said. The Rockets lost 55-43, but were in the game and had a chance to win as late as midway through the fourth quarter. more
It’s always throwback time when Forrest and Cascade meet in any sporting event and Friday night in front of a packed house in Chapel Hill, the two squads met for a doubleheader with the Lady Rockets taking a 53-40 win over the Lady Champions in the opening game of the twin bill. It was the third win in a row for Forrest in the decades old matchup that is in the last year of non-region play as the district rivalry will be renewed next season when the 2021-2022 TSSAA realignment begins. more
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A Texas high school football player charged onto the field and bowled over a referee Thursday night, angered after being ejected from the game. Senior defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron of Edinburg High School came running from the sideline area after the referee announced the ejection, slamming into the official during the first half of the zone play-in game against Pharr-San Juan-Alamo... more
Region 4/4A MVP - Jakobe Thomas - Tullahoma Offensive Player of the Year - Ryder Galardi - Nolensville Defensive Player of the Year - Grant Reeder – Nolensville/Tyreek Nard - Tullahoma Lineman of the Year - Ian Poe - Tullahoma Athlete of the Year - Donte' Prowell - Spring Hill... more
Cornersville welcomed longtime rival Richland at Cornersville High School on Tuesday night and the Raiders took advantage of poor shooting and shoddy ball handling by the Bulldogs to secure a convincing 56 -24 victory over the winless Bulldogs. Kaden Allen led the Bulldogs with seven points and Michael Ashley and Wallace Francis chipped in five points apiece... more
The Richland Lady Raiders made the short journey over Highway 129 to take on the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs in Tuesday night’s opening game. The Lady Raiders used a 14-3 run at the end of the first quarter and coupled with a stifling pressure defense, eased past the Lady Bulldogs by a score of 50-40... more
If there is anyone with more patience and perseverance than Forrest senior hurler Ashley Milligan, I have not met them. Milligan has been waiting in the wings for three years to be the number one pitcher in the circle for the Lady Rockets and just as she was about to shine last year, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, wiping out the season and now she has to wait some more... more
It takes a special person to play third base in softball and even a more fearless one to man the hot corner for the defending state champion Forrest Lady Rockets. Senior Karley Daughrity is one of those special players, blossoming into a lockdown defender and a solid offensive weapon in her sophomore season... more
Forrest’s Jenna Blanton became the first Lady Rockets’ softball player to sign with a Southeastern Conference program directly out of high school when she recently inked a Letter of Intent to attend the University of Kentucky next season. Lady Rockets’ legend Katie Warrick was the first Forrest softball player who played in the SEC at the University of Arkansas after transferring from the University of Tennessee at Martin after her sophomore season... more
Nine champions to be crowned at Tucker Stadium Eighteen teams have negotiated the 11-week regular season, four weeks of playoffs, and the coronavirus, to ultimately represent their schools and communities in the 2020 BlueCross Bowl high school football championships this week in Cookeville, Tenn. Although the capacity of Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech University is limited to 6,000 spectators, tickets are still available for purchase through GoFan at https://gofan.co/tssaa. Tickets are $12 per game and must be purchased in advance online. The stadium will be cleared following each game. more
The Forrest Lady Rockets are trying to gel after the loss of star senior Carissa Curtis and after a season opening loss to Huntland, the Chapel Hill girls took on a very good Columbia Central team at home on Friday night. “Anytime you lose a great, experienced player like Carissa Curtis it is going to be difficult,” Forrest coach Corey Bishop said. “But, I have a lot of confidence in our team and they are working extremely hard at practice and in the games.” “We think everyone is going to improve from practice to practice and game to game.” more
It’s been several decades since Forrest and Columbia Central have gotten together on the hardwood, but they squared off Friday night at Chapel Hill in the first of a home and away series with the Lions winning big 58-30. “Columbia Central is a great team and one of the better teams in their district,” Forrest coach Corey Bishop said. “We held them to 58 points after they opened with an 85-point game.” “We had our opportunities, but missed out on some open shots on the perimeter and at the basket.” more
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs played on their home court for the first time this season, hosting intra-county rival Forrest on a Monday night before Thanksgiving. After a close first half, the Lady Rockets changed to a 1-3-1 zone and the Lady Bulldogs did not have an answer as Forrest coasted to a 58-38 win... more
The Cornersville Bulldogs hosted the Forrest Rockets in the nightcap of Monday night’s intra-county rivalry doubleheader. The Bulldogs could not get their shots to fall and the Rockets got a balanced scoring attack from three of their five starters, who all tallied in double figures as Forrest rolled to a 47-25 victory over the Bulldogs. The Forrest win was the 25th straight over the Bulldogs, dating back to February 8, 2002 when Cornersville beat the Rockets 55-48 at Chapel Hill. more
The Marshall County Tigerettes, coming off a losing effort in their season opener against Hickman County on Tuesday night, hosted the Fayetteville City Lady Tigers in a Hall of Champions Contest at the Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium in Lewisburg Thursday night... more
Marshall County squared off with Fayetteville City in a battle of the Tigers Thursday night at the Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium in Lewisburg in the second game of the twin bill for neighboring county schools. Marshall County used a 6-0 run late the first half and poured it on in the second half to come away with a 75-36 victory over Fayetteville. Bryson Hughes’ 18 points led a parade of double figure scoring from the MCHS Tigers as Devonte Davis had 13 points, Omarion Alred scored 11, and Kaamil Hazel chipped in 10 points. more
For the second time in three years, Marshall County (9-3) make the trek to Coffee County to face Tullahoma (12-0) in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Unlike the 2018 matchup where the underdog fourth-seeded Tigers took the game into the final minutes of a 16-14 loss, Friday's matchup was all Wildcats all the time in a lopsided 35-7 win for the number one ranked team in class 4A... more
The Forrest Rockets travelled to Waverly Friday night for a Class 2A second round playoff game, looking for redemption from back-to-back postseason losses to the Tigers in 2017 and 2018. Forrest fell behind early at the Ray Hampton Stadium in Humphreys County before tying the game at 14-14 right before the half, but a 23-point third quarter by the Tigers put the Rockets in a hole they could not dig out of in a 37-14 season ending loss. more
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