McCallie

McCallie simply had no answer. Outsized in the post, the Blue Tornado basketball team also struggled to defend Memphis University School's long-range gunner Bailey Buford.

One of the city's most storied prep football rivalries again will be held on campus each season. After using Finley Stadium as its home field against Baylor since 2000, McCallie School has decided to head back to the ridge, beginning this fall.

Eight of the top 12 teams at last week's traditional TSSAA state tournament are from southeastern Tennesee, and based on returning medalists that fact doesn't figure to change.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Garrick Hall was sick before the Tennessee state wrestling championships.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Shower facilities at the state wrestling tournament may have moved from impossible dream.

Baylor School won every boys' swimming final Saturday at the high school state meet in Nashville and rolled to the championship with 341 points compared to 191 for runner-up Memphis University School. McCallie was sixth with 116 points.

Top 11 team scores: 1. Cleveland 215, 2. Wilson Central 166.5, 3. Bradley Central 141, 4. Ravenwood 132, 5. Soddy-Daisy 120.5, 6. Franklin 108.5, 7. Heritage 102, 8. Clarksville 98.5, 9. Cookeville 96.5, 10. Blackman 84.5, 11. Walker Valley 84.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The Class AAA state wrestling championship was Cleveland's for the taking, while Baylor was chasing McCallie well behind Father Ryan in Division II and Hixson collapsed after leading A/AA heading into the semifinals.

TSSAA Class AAA state wrestling results

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The new-look parts of the Tennessee high school state wrestling championships will be unveiled today when the Division II and Class A/AA tournaments get under way at the Williamson County Agricultural Expo.

In a tournament nobody but the TSSAA seemed to want, Father Ryan won going away Friday at Baylor, scoring 273.5 points and qualifying 13 for next week's traditional state tournament in Franklin.

The goal at Hixson High School hasn’t changed. Coach Garrick Hall and the Wildcats want to win the region wrestling tournament.

The area's busiest Tennessee campuses during signing day were Baylor and East Hamilton, which had five players each who signed scholarships Wednesday.

For the Baylor boys' basketball team Saturday evening, it was as simple as hitting free throws.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Region 4 may be the state's toughest for Class AAA wrestling, but the chances of advancing more than two to the state duals is tougher.

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