Summer basketball is a time-bonded tradition, where high school teams basically play a mini-season to see what they will look like in the fall. That likely won’t happen this year.
With the regular season in the books, here is a brief look at some of the unexpected things that stood out in the 2019-20 basketball season — ranked in order of the level of surprise.
Elsewhere in the Northeast Tennessee Notes, Volunteer’s Dakota Hicks has taken a school-record 35 charges heading into Tuesday’s game and Sullivan South can boast of three players reaching milestones this season.
At this point, it’s easy to see which basketball teams are deep-run threats for the postseason based on their pristine records. But what about the teams that may be more of a state-title threat than their record indicates?
Sullivan South has been one of the area’s best boys basketball teams this season, but the Rebels’ body of work probably hasn’t gotten the notice it deserves.
It’s a new year in more ways than one. The calendar turned, and for area basketball teams it’s a chance to put a new perspective on their seasons.
It’s still December, but Tuesday’s girls basketball game in Blountville packs a pretty good punch. Sullivan Central (11-0) hosts Dobyns-Bennett (10-1) in an intriguing nonconference contest.
In 44 years over various classifications, a team from District 1 has made an appearance in the semifinals 20 times. The record going into Friday’s game? One win, 18 losses.
At this stage of the high school football season, every team carries reasons to believe it can go further.
Cade Larkins, arguably the best quarterback in the history of Northeast Tennessee high school football, announced his commitment Monday night to play collegiately at East Tennessee State.
Also in the NET Notes: Heavy rains in the Murfreesboro area caused poor field conditions at Siegel Soccer Complex and, with more rain in the forecast, the TSSAA pushed the state soccer tournament to next week.
Area football teams set their sights each season on reaching the playoffs. But having a first-round home game usually means a great deal in terms of advancing.
Which game provides the best ticket purchase Friday, David Crockett vs. Tennessee High or Greeneville vs. Elizabethton?
Although Dobyns-Bennett football has a tradition of high expectations, the Indians weren’t pegged as a title threat going into the season. But a gnarly defense is rewriting the script for 2019.
Name dropping is a little different for Cade Larkins these days. Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Barkley was dropped a notch on the nation’s all-time high school passing yardage list, thanks to Larkins.