Columbia lived and died by the 3-pointer in the first half on Friday night and, luckily for the Lions, Tullahoma shot poorly the entire matchup, allowing Columbia to secure a 64-52 home win.
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Forcing 13 turnovers in the first quarter alone, Tullahoma took control from the very start, dominating in a much-needed 63-30 District 8-AAA victory at Columbia on Friday night.
Fans were treated to a pair of nail-biters on Thursday night at West Middle School, as both the boys and girls basketball games against North needed every second on the clock to determine a winner.
Another back-and-forth battle was added to the history books of the cross-county rivalry, as Coffee County needed overtime to garner a 62-55 road win over Tullahoma on Tuesday night.
Midway through the second quarter of the boys game, Coffee County grabbed the edge over Tullahoma, and the Wildcats could never get back in front, losing a 45-42 home matchup on Tuesday.
After trailing Lawrence County the majority of the first half, Tullahoma seized control in the third quarter and never looked back, garnering a 55-48 home win over its District 8-AAA opponent on Friday night.
Lawrence County got hot early from behind the arc, netting four 3-pointers in the opening quarter alone, and never looked back in a decisive 60-44 District 8-AAA victory at Tullahoma on Friday night.
After taking a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter on Monday, the East Middle School boys basketball team staved off a final-period comeback attempt by West, holding on for a 44-41 victory at Tullahoma High School.
In two different styles, Tullahoma was able to pick up a pair of impressive home wins on back-to-back nights, first downing Lincoln County 53-50 in overtime on Friday, before following that with a 54-31 victory over Moore County on Saturday.
Seconds into Monday’s matchup, the West Middle School girls basketball put up a basket and never looked back, controlling the remainder of the contest against East, winning 52-29 at Tullahoma High School.
Despite a slow offensive start on Saturday, Tullahoma was able to rally in the fourth quarter, getting back into the win column with a 41-34 home victory over Moore County on Saturday.
With 6:46 remaining in Tuesday’s contest, Tullahoma guard Ben Fulton knocked down a 3-pointer from the top left corner of the arc, giving his team a 46-45 advantage at home over White County.
Despite keeping things close for the majority of Tuesday’s contest, Tullahoma couldn’t quite find a way to rally. The Lady Wildcats fell to 0-6 on the season after losing to White County at home 62-45.
After a rough start to Saturday, Tullahoma got into the win column before the Pat Welsh Day of Duals concluded at Tullahoma High School, opening the new season with a 1-2 record.
Despite having the majority of its players return to the court following the conclusion of football season last week, Tullahoma couldn’t find a way to get a win at White County, losing 73-40 on Monday.
One of the best seasons in program history came to an end for Tullahoma in Nashville on Friday, but the Wildcats went down swinging, locked in a defensive battle with Maplewood in the quarterfinals of the TSSAA Playoffs.
Eight years removed from its last quarterfinals appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs, Tullahoma is headed back to that round of the postseason after holding on for a 16-14 home win over Marshall County on Friday.
Controlling the pace of play from the start, the West Middle School girls basketball team upped its record to 5-0 on the season, defeating South 48-20 on the road on Thursday night.
If the last two regular-season matchups against Marshall County have taught fans anything, it’s that Friday night’s game could be something special, as Tullahoma gets set to host the Tigers in the second round of the TSSAA Playoffs.
After back-to-back road contests to start the season, the West Middle School basketball teams finally had their home opener on Thursday, netting a pair of wins over Harris in style.
For the first time since 2012, Wilkins Stadium will play host to a TSSAA Playoff Game when Tullahoma hosts Livingston Academy on Friday night in the first round of the postseason.
After battling back from a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit and taking a 26-22 lead, Tullahoma saw its advantage disappear quickly on Tuesday during the 53rd Annual Lions Bowl Game at Wilkins Stadium.
The 53rd Annual Semmes-McKenzie Lions Bowl freshmen football game will be played on Tuesday at Wilkins Stadium in Tullahoma. The bowl contests will feature four of the top freshman football teams in the mid-state area.
With basketball season slated to tip off in the middle of November, the Tullahoma High School girls basketball team announced Monday that junior Macey Bowman would be donning the No. 22 this season to honor former THS Head Boys Basketball Coach Jeff Taylor.
Columbia Academy didn’t have enough players to field two full teams and Tullahoma took advantage as both the THS boys and girls bowling teams rolled to dominating road wins on Monday.
Just before hitting a bye week last Friday, Tullahoma clinched a first-round home playoff game, and also assured that it will finish no worse than second in the Region 4-4A standings with a 31-6 win at Lawrence County on Oct. 5.
Middle School racers Grant Fogle and Jordyn Spry earned berths into the Knoxville Youth Athletics Cross-Country State Meet based on their performances during the state qualifier in Chattanooga on Saturday.
After opening the season with a 31-13 home loss to Shelbyville on Aug. 16, Tullahoma has since not lost a game, winning seven-straight matchups –including a pair of upsets— and even locking up a home playoff game during that stretch.
Despite netting a pair of second-half scores, a comeback wasn’t in the cards for Tullahoma as the Lady Wildcats saw their season end with a 5-2 at Nolensville in the District 11-AA Semifinal on Tuesday.
A goal in the final seconds of Thursday’s match clinched Tullahoma’s seat into the semifinals of the District 11-AA Tournament after the Lady Wildcats rallied for a 2-1 home win over Central Magnet.
With a playoff spot already locked up, Tullahoma will attempt to guarantee itself a home game with a win on Friday night when the Wildcats travel to take on Lawrence County.
After having to reschedule their first matchup due to weather, Tullahoma and Nolensville instead closed out the regular season on Saturday when the Lady Knights picked up a decisive 5-1 road win.
Jacob Dixon scored four touchdowns on Monday night – only two of which were offensive scores – and Tullahoma’s defense dominated in the freshman team’s 41-0 home win over Community on Monday.
For the first time since 2014, Tullahoma earned itself a playoff spot, and the Wildcats did it their way, using a menacing defense, a powerful rush attack and key special teams plays in order to secure a 30-20 homecoming win over Nolensville on Friday.
Rain washed away the second day of the TSSAA State Golf Tournament and because of that, the final results were based solely on Tuesday’s efforts at WillowBrook Golf Course in Manchester.
Friday night already has a prize-fight feel to it as Tullahoma gets set to host Nolensville for homecoming with the winning team clinching its seat in the Class 4-A playoffs.
Registration is officially underway for a new event, one that will both remember the legacy of a former Tullahoma High School senior and serve as a kickoff for a new local foundation.
Five Tullahoma High School golfers received all-district honors earlier this month, including the District 8-AAA Girls Player of the Year and the district’s girls coach of the year.
Tullahoma fell behind 3-0 near the midway point of the second quarter, but responded with 21-straight points, on its way to capturing a 21-10 road win over Lincoln County on Friday night.