Elementary arrow slingers take first in three-straight tourneys
National Sports News
Tullahoma opened its series against North by hammering out a 10-0 win in Winchester on Tuesday, but couldn’t quite earn the sweep, losing 3-2 at home on Wednesday night, splitting the series with the Gators.
After falling behind 1-0 at the end of the first inning against North in Winchester on Tuesday, Tullahoma rallied, plating five runs in the top of the second, before adding two more runs later, going on to capture a 7-2 victory.
Dominating from the very start, the Tullahoma Middle School Black Team improved to 5-2 on the season, picking up a 26-1 victory over Rockvale in Smyrna on Tuesday.
After breaking into the scoring column, Franklin County had a hard time slowing down Tullahoma’s offense on Wednesday, as the Lady Wildcats rolled to an 11-2 District 8-AAA victory in Winchester.
After trailing 7-1 entering the top of the fifth inning, a six-run rally wasn’t enough for Tullahoma in its home opener on Tuesday, as Lebanon tacked on three more scores in the sixth, going on to capture a 10-7 victory.
Entering halftime at Lead Academy on Tuesday, Tullahoma found itself in a 1-0 hole. However, that quickly changed in the second half, as the Wildcats answered with three-straight goals, going on to capture a 3-2 victory to start the new season.
Tullahoma plated a run in the top of the first inning and then added one more score in the sixth, sealing a 2-0 win at LaVergne to lead off the new season with a victory on Monday.
The Tullahoma Middle School softball team got its season off to a perfect start, in more sense than one, sweeping South in a pair of games, first winning on the road 12-0 on Feb. 26, before securing an 8-5 victory on Feb. 27.
Before the preseason came to a close, the Tullahoma High School boys soccer held its annual Soccer For A Cure Play Night on Thursday, with all of the proceeds benefitting a local family who has a family member dealing with cancer.
With the score tied at 3 in the bottom of the sixth inning at home, Andrew Dawson put Tullahoma in front for good, as the Wildcats held on for a 4-3 victory over Fayetteville on Thursday night.
After leading at the end of the third quarter, Tullahoma had to rally in the fourth quarter, tying the game at 40 late. However, Oakland continually found an answer, edging the Lady Wildcats 46-45 on Monday night in the opening round of the Region 4-AAA Tournament.
After an 0-6 start to the regular season, the Tullahoma High School girls basketball team didn’t pack it in. Instead, the Lady Wildcats buckled down, going 15-7 the remainder of the way, winning the District 8-AAA Tournament and earning a No. 1 seed heading into Friday’s Region 4-AAA Tournament.
Even in Lawrenceburg, there was still plenty of drama between Tullahoma and Coffee County when the teams clashed for the District 8-AAA Girls Title on Saturday, as the Lady Wildcats edged out the Lady Raiders for a 32-31 victory.
Tuesday’s 68-44 loss at Columbia Central marked not only the close of the season for Tullahoma, but the end a chapter of Wildcats’ basketball, as head coach Zach Bailey informed his team that he would be stepping down from his position effective immediately.
In an absolute slugfest to the final buzzer, the West Middle School girls basketball team took their lumps, but found a way to battle back, coming up just short in the finals of the TMSAA Class AA State Final, losing to Martin 45-43 at Stewarts Creek High School on Saturday.
Despite leading at the end of the second and third quarters at home on Saturday, Tullahoma had to fend off a Shelbyville team that would not go away in the District 8-AAA Tournament Play-In Game. The Wildcats were able to do exactly that, ending the Golden Eagles’ season with a 53-50 win.
Twice in the fourth quarter, Tullahoma found itself down by seven points. Rather than fold, the Wildcats rallied, eventually taking the lead for good with 2:32 left on the clock, closing out the regular season with a 50-46 home win over Franklin County on Thursday night.
After being pitted against each other early in the season, the Tullahoma Middle School Red Team improved to 2-0 on the year, downing the Tullahoma Middle School Black Team 23-4 on Tuesday.
Not only did Tullahoma close out the regular season with a 60-48 home win over Franklin County on Thursday, it additionally locked up its spot in the Region 4-AAA Tournament with the victory.
After falling behind by 12 points midway through the third quarter, Tullahoma couldn’t quite overcome the deficit, dropping a 73-67 matchup at home to Columbia on Tuesday.
The West Middle School girls basketball team kept its dream of a Class AA State Title alive on Monday night – and did it comeback style – earning a 38-36 victory over Charlotte Middle School at Harpeth Middle School.
On day two of the TSSAA State Duals Tournament in Franklin on Saturday, Tullahoma fought tooth and nail to come out with a victory, but just fell short as Maryville ended the Wildcats’ run with a 37-29 victory.
Zack Hall hit an early 3-pointer 11 seconds into the first quarter to put Cookeville in front and the Cavaliers controlled the remainder of the contest, notching a 71-56 victory at Tullahoma on Saturday.
Julie Dunaway knocked down a basket 20 seconds into the second quarter to give Cookeville a 12-9 lead. From there though, it was all Tullahoma, as the Lady Wildcats pulled away in the period, taking a 25-16 halftime advantage, going on to secure a 58-50 victory at home on Saturday.
Trailing Stewarts Creek 26-15 with only four matches remaining in the opening round of the Region 5 Tournament at Siegel, Tullahoma needed to mount a comeback to see its dream of a state tournament berth come to fruition.
Nia Sheffield buried an early 3-pointer to give West an early edge and from there, the Lady Bobcats never relinquished that lead, running away with a 45-15 win over East at Tullahoma High School on Thursday.
West scored the first 10 points of the contest and forced 17 first-half turnovers on its way to running away with an easy victory over East at Tullahoma High School, capping off the regular season with a 48-14 win on Thursday.
After finishing the regular season with a 19-8 overall record, the West Middle School sixth-grade boys basketball team will head to Murfreesboro on Monday, to take part in the James C. Haile State Tournament.
Kailyn Farrell and Julia Duncan combined to outscore Franklin County on their own, as the duo put up 46 points, and Tullahoma soundly defeated the Rebelettes 59-35 in Winchester on Tuesday.
Despite being called for three technical fouls and down by nine points late in the game, Tullahoma still had a chance to mount a comeback victory at Franklin County on Tuesday. However, the Wildcats couldn’t cash in on those opportunities, dropping a 48-39 district matchup to the Rebels in W…
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.
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.