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North Sports Report - March 14, 2014

by Mark North, president of The Fans, Inc

Ahhhhh, Spring

Flowers blooming, birds singing, sun shining… there’s just something about the awakening of Spring. It is both rejuvenating and relaxing – mellow and exhilarating. It’s… well… Springy, and the nature of Spring Sports reflect their season. Although the competition is fierce, the spectator experience is seasonally appropriate. The North Sports Report enjoys basking in the afternoon sun, relaxing at a high school baseball game, or softball, or soccer match, or tennis match, or even a track meet. The spectator experience is just different in the Spring. Have you ever relaxed and soaked in Friday night football or high school hoops? No, because Spring is different.

Check with your favorite school for the schedules, support the student-athletes, and enjoy the season. Graduation is right around the corner, and many of these kids will be grown and gone. Go to a game this season!

Basketball State Tournament Update

The East Nashville Eagles rolled into Murfreesboro and won their quarterfinal contest against Chattanooga Tyner, outscoring the Rams 81-62. Eagle Senior Terry Holt is playing as well as anyone in the state, and the Eagles face Greeneville in the state semifinals at 4:30pm on Friday. Go Eagles!

Lead Academy, playing in the state tournament in only their second season of varsity basketball, fell in the Class A quarterfinals after a hard-fought game against Hampton. Congratulations on a great season!

Middle School Soccer Kickoff

The 2nd Annual Soccer Play Day jumpstarted the Middle School soccer season last weekend. Teams from across Middle Tennessee prepped with their final dress-rehearsal before the season officially started this week. It was a great day!

Signing Day in the Antioch High School Media Center

The North Sports Report witnessed another signing day celebration this week at Antioch High School as four-time state champion De’Airis Weakley unveiled her decision to run track and continue her studies at Arkansas State; Karim Antoine signed to study and play football atop Monteagle at Sewanee; and Moses Cornelius, Antioch’s second all-time leading rusher, signed to continue his education and football career at Cumberland University. Congratulations on your accomplishments and your bright future!

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