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A Man for all Seasons

Bobby Wade has a way of keeping Buck Towner on his toes. “He always comes by my office at school and messes with certain aspects of my office. For example, he will hide my keys and leave a clue to where they may be. Another time he hid all of my pens around my office. […]

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DOWN PAT: Houston punter is also school’s valedictorian

By Bill Sorrell The nickname fit Houston High School punter Pat Gardner perfectly. “His nickname was ‘36’,” said teammate Jacob Painter. “We joked about him being the valedictorian of our school.” Gardner made a perfect score – 36 – on his ACT and with a 4.72 grade-point is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017. […]

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Dragons fall to Houston in Dist. 15-AAA championship game

The Houston Lady Mustangs dominated Collierville Tuesday night on their way to being Dist. 15-AAA champions. Houston took a 20-13 halftime lead and eventually won 53-28 over their district rivals. Sophomore Jayla Hemingway had 10 points in the game and was named tournament MVP. Hemingway was coming off of a 29-point flurry in Houston’s second […]

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The Houston Mustangs cruised past Wooddale 64-37 Friday night on the road to improve to 13-8 on the season. The Mustangs turned on the jets early, jumping out to a 27-6 lead. Wooddale traded baskets before the half but never truly threatened. Bruce Guy led Houston with 18 points and Ryan Boyce chipped in 12 points. The Mustangs will play at rival Collierville this Friday before hosting Ridgeway on Tuesday. PICTURED: Jalin Clay scores on the breakaway layup. He finished the game with 14 points.

Mustangs cruise past Wooddale

The Houston Mustangs cruised past Wooddale 64-37 Friday night on the road to improve to 13-8 on the season. The Mustangs turned on the jets early, jumping out to a 27-6 lead. Wooddale traded baskets before the half but never truly threatened. Bruce Guy led Houston with 18 points and Ryan Boyce chipped in 12 […]

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After taking a 17-10 halftime lead Friday night on the road against Collierville, the Germantown Lady Red Devils fell apart in the second half as the Lady Dragons used a 21-11 run to get the 31-28 win. Collierville's Kyra Pryor paced all players with 11 points. Germantown was led by Carria Smith's 7 points. The Lady Dragons will host Houston this Friday. PICTURED: Pryor blows by Lady Red Devil Destinee Manning.

Lady Dragons beat Germantown

Photo by Kevin Lewter After taking a 17-10 halftime lead Friday night on the road against Collierville, the Germantown Lady Red Devils fell apart in the second half as the Lady Dragons used a 21-11 run to get the 31-28 win. Collierville’s Kyra Pryor paced all players with 11 points. Germantown was led by Carria […]

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The Collierville Dragons used an early 15-6 run to absorb a late run from Wooddale and get a 47-45 win, their 10th of the season. Tay Morris and Jalen Lynn scored 22 points for the Dragons. Collierville will start a 5-game homestand this Friday against Germantown. They then host rival Houston on Jan. 27. PICTURED: Jordan Channels soars through the air for two of his eight points.

Dragons prepare to host Germantown

The Collierville Dragons fell 48-47 to Kirby Tuesday night and are preparing to host Germantown this Friday night. Senior guard Tay Morris had 15 points and junior Jalen Lynn chipped in 14 points in the loss. With the score tied 9-9 after the first quarter, Kirby jumped ahead with a 17-13 run before halftime. The […]

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Houston's Ryan Boyce slices through the Germantown defense Friday night in the district rivalry game.

Mustangs hold on to top rival Germantown

By Bill Sorrell A dunk made one team roar while a block made another soar. With 5:52 left in the game, Germantown’s DeMarcus Mitchell slammed an anticipated dunk that raised the rafters, giving the Red Devils a 34-33 lead over arch-rival Houston. With 3:21 left, Houston’s Bruce Guy blocked a shot but five seconds later […]

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The Collierville Lady Dragons crushed Wooddale 62-27 Friday night and picked up their 10th win of the season. Collierville jumped out to a 31-14 halftime lead and cruised in the second half. Kyra Pryor paced everyone with 17 points and Jada Taylor chipped in 14 points. Collierville will host Germantown this Friday. The Lady Red Devils are coming off of a 30-point loss to Houston. PICTURED: Junior point guard Alexis Taylor breaks a press and dribbles down court.

Lady Dragons cruise past Wooddale

The Collierville Lady Dragons crushed Wooddale 62-27 Friday night and picked up their 10th win of the season. Collierville jumped out to a 31-14 halftime lead and cruised in the second half. Kyra Pryor paced everyone with 17 points and Jada Taylor chipped in 14 points. Collierville will host Germantown this Friday. The Lady Red […]

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St. Benedict announces new girls soccer coach

St. Benedict at Auburndale Principal Sondra Morris and Athletic Director Caleb Marcum have announced the naming of Mary-Kate Cooke as new Head Girls Soccer Coach. Cooke is a 2010 graduate of St. Benedict, where she served as Captain of the Lady Eagles Soccer team her senior year and was named All-Metro both her junior and […]

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Former CHS coach to lead Briarcrest baseball program

Mac Trammell On Monday, Briarcrest Christian School hired a first-time varsity head baseball coach who has made it clear he wants to build a program the right way. Craig Hopkins will take over Briarcrest’s baseball program, filling the interim position held by Brian Stewart, head football coach for the Saints, since October. “I am unbelievably […]

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