North Sports Report - November 7, 2013
by Mark North, president of The Fans, Inc
State Championship – Record Breaking Performance
Cross-Country phenom Bailee Dean of Cane Ridge captured the state AAA Cross Country Championship, completing the 5k course in a record time of 18:08.40. To give you some idea of the total domination of Bailee’s performance, she finished 26.7 seconds in front of second place. Just look at your watch and wait for the second hand to count out 26.7 seconds. What? Your watch doesn’t have a second hand? In that case, keep reading as the NSR re-enacts the end of the race.
Bailee Dean crosses the finish line in record time … tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick... tick… tick… tick… tick… tick…tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick… tick... and there’s second place.
Congratulations to a truly remarkable champion!
In the A-AA cross-country meet, Hume-Fogg’s boys’ team finished second in the state, and MLK finished third. Hume-Fogg’s girls’ team also finished in the top ten. Congratulations to all our cross-country athletes!
Football State Playoffs – Brackets Loaded with Metro Teams
Eight MNPS schools earned their way into the field of the TSSAA Football Playoffs that kickoff Friday Night. What’s that you say? Yeah, you heard me. I said eight (8) teams made the playoffs. The brackets set up some dramatic first round match-ups.
The NSR will be at the TPS Field on Foster Avenue as the East Nashville Eagles, ranked 7th in the state, host Lipscomb in the first round of the 3A playoffs. The two teams played last Friday, and the TSSAA paired them again for the first round.
In another rematch, the 5th ranked Pearl-Cohn Firebirds host the Maplewood Panthers in the 4A playoffs one week after they played in the regular season finale.
Two weeks after their regular season game, the 3rd ranked and undefeated Overton Bobcats welcome their District 12AAA rival McGavock Raiders to Nick Coutras Stadium to kickoff the 6A playoffs.
In other 6A playoff action, Antioch Bears will be at home against Siegel and the Cane Ridge Ravens travel to Ravenwood.
In a big 5A first round game, the Hillsboro Burros head out to Sumner County to face Beech.
The MNPS home playoffs games are at East Nashville (played at TPS), at Pearl-Cohn, at Overton, and at Antioch. Go to a game!
Middle School Volleyball - Champion Crowned
Congratulations to the J.T. Moore Matadors who captured the Middle School Volleyball City Championship!
Jump Ball – Get It Get It … Hoops Jamboree
The high school basketball season tips off with three nights of high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling action at the 23rd Annual MNPS Basketball Jamboree. The Girls teams and Boys teams will each play a dress-rehearsal half of basketball! Check out the schedule and attend at least one night!
Thursday, November 7 at Stratford High School East Nashville Eagles vs. NCS 5:00pm Cane Ridge Ravens vs. Lipscomb 6:30pm Stratford Spartans vs. Overton Bobcats 8:00pm
Friday, November 8 at Whites Creek High School MLK Royals vs. Hunters Lane Warriors 5:00pm Hume-Fogg Knights vs. Glencliff Colts 6:30pm Whites Creek Cobras vs. Hillwood Hilltoppers 8:00pm
Saturday, November 9 at Pearl-Cohn High School Maplewood Panthers vs. McGavock Raiders 6:00pm Pearl-Cohn Firebirds vs. Antioch Bears 7:30pm
It is a great chance to preview the teams and pick your school to follow throughout the basketball season. Go to a game!
For the full varsity basketball schedule for the rest of the year, click here.
MNPS: The First Choice for Champions