Brighton, TNCovington Leader

Brighton alderman indicted on two counts of fondling

A Brighton alderman was indicted in DeSoto County, Miss. Wednesday and charged with two counts of fondling. David Boone, who was elected in November 2020, was booked into the Tipton County Jail Wednesday evening on a hold for Mississippi, the sheriff’s office confirmed. Currently employed at White Station High School...
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Tipton County,

Hurt, So Good!

Tipton County basketball product, Munford alum and professional basketball player Johnathan “Hurt” Stark was back in town last week conducting the 2021 Stark Skills Academy on the campus of Munford High School with some help for Munford Cougar Head Basketball Coach Nic Buford. Stark hosted nearly 120 children with visit from area coaches and Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant.
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2021 Fall & Winter Sports Stars of the Season

The Munford junior running back was named Region 8-5A MVP for 2020. He rushed for 1,063 yards and 9 touchdowns on 187 carries. White was a huge part of guiding the Cougars to the Region title and a playoff spot, winning a first round game. Football Defensive. Star of the...
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Brighton, TNCovington Leader

Brighton’s DeMiyah Gatlin signs basketball scholarship with Southwest

During last basketball season Brighton senior DeMiyah Gatlin had a scholarship offer in hand from Jackson State Community College. She went to watch them play a game one night and they happened to be playing Southwest Tennessee Community College. Gatlin struck up a conversation with the Southwest coach after the game, one thing led to another and she decided to go with the school in Memphis.
Covington, TNCovington Leader

Kalynn Howard becomes third Lady Charger to sign basketball scholarship

When Kalynn Howard was an eighth-grader at Crestview Middle School, Covington head coach Katrisha Glass went to one of her games and watched Howard score all but two of her team’s points. “I said to myself, ‘Man, we can’t lose her,'” Glass said. “I was worried Tipton-Rosemark or somebody would...
Covington, TNCovington Leader

Covington senior DaNiyasia Robinson signs basketball scholarship with Jackson State CC

When DaNiyasia Robinson joined the Covington High School basketball team as a freshman four years ago, she’s was playing mainly because she figured she should. Albert Robinson and Krystal Robinson, her uncle and aunt, were two of the best basketball players in Covington history when DaNiyasia was a toddler. Two of her cousins – Demetrius Dyson and Malcolm Taylor – were also very good basketball players from Tipton County.
Blytheville, ARJonesboro Sun

Blytheville basketball stars set college plans

BLYTHEVILLE — College basketball opportunities await four Blytheville High School standouts who signed their letters of intent during a ceremony Tuesday. Guard Lamont Jackson signed with Three Rivers (Mo.) College. Guard Ty’Reonn King signed with Shawnee (Ill.) Community College. Guard Brian Jones and forward Johnny Anderson will remain teammates after signing with North Arkansas College.
Blytheville, ARKait 8

School to probe girls’ basketball program

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Blytheville School District called a special meeting Monday for an open floor hearing between two coaches of the girls’ high school basketball team. Assistant Coach Melissa Young accused Head Coach Greg Wilson of being unprofessional and demeaning toward her about her coaching skills and is...
Covington, TNCovington Leader

Lucas Ballard awarded first Roy Wrather FCA Leadership Scholarship

Dr. Roy Wrather, a dentist in Covington for 50 years known for his faith and involvement in local sports, died last December at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. His family had been waiting to do something special to honor him for months. His daughter, Debbie Winberry, came up with...

Kennett senior Caroline Patton reflects on surpassing 1,000 points

Kennett Indians senior Caroline Patton got her first taste of basketball at a young age. “I started playing Kiwanis basketball and travel ball with Coach Spencer Hoffman at about the same time,” Patton said. “Then I played fifth and sixth grade basketball for my dad. He played a big part in teaching me a lot of fundamentals. Then Coach Fred Garmon got into the gym with me and helped me improve my game when I was in middle school. I grew to like basketball because it was fast-paced and everyone could be involved in every play.”
Covington Leader

Six area girls’ basketball players selected to play in prestigious all-star game

Six area basketball players, including three from Covington, were chosen to play in the 2021 Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee All-Star Game that was held Saturday at Blackmon High School in Murfreesboro. Felia Fayne, Kalynn Howard and DaNiyasia Robinson were the three from Covington who competed in the event. Maiya...
Munford, TNCovington Leader

Munford senior Ciara Spence signs to play soccer with Dyersburg State

The word has gotten out about Munford High School senior Ciara Spence. Her scouting report as a student/athlete has high recommendations from her principal Dr. Courtney Fee, athletic director Mike Huffman, basketball coach Steve Poindexter and soccer coach Stan Jamscek. Those praises, along with her natural abilities, grabbed the attention...
Tipton County, TNCovington Leader

Rosemark’s Jordan Allen signs volleyball scholarship with Christian Brothers

Two weeks into Jordan Allen’s sophomore volleyball season she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee and missed the rest of the season. “She was going to be a big part of our team that year,” said Tipton-Rosemark volleyball coach Amy Weatherington. “It was just devastating for her. She was crushed because she knew we were going to be depending on her a lot as a player and that does a lot mentally to a kid.”
Morrilton, ARArkansas Online

Blytheville victory eliminates Chapel

MORRILTON -- Watson Chapel was looking to get to the fourth quarter within striking distance of Blytheville. Despite an early lead, Chapel couldn't sustain momentum and Ty'reonn King's 20 points gave the Chickasaws plenty of it Friday night in a 62-50 victory that put them in today's semifinals of the 4A boys basketball state tournament at Morrilton High School.
Covington, TNCovington Leader

Despite early lead, Covington falls to Macon County in state quarterfinals

When Covington played Macon County two years ago in the state quarterfinals, the Lady Chargers fell behind by eight points early, never led and lost by 18. Thursday morning inside Middle Tennessee State’s Murphy Center, again against Macon County in the Class AA state quarterfinals, things went drastically different in the early going.
Wilson, ARJonesboro Sun

Colts' Turner enjoys spectacular senior season

WILSON — Kam Turner needed a moment to think when asked which game was his best during Rivercrest’s 2020 football season. There were so many choices, so many exciting Friday nights from a year when Turner, the Player of the Year on the Best Under The Sun football team, led the Colts to the Class 4A state championship game.