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  1. 6 points
    No. Tre spent 8 minutes and 34 seconds on the mat. Cody spent 14 minutes and 14 seconds. There wasn't enough of a difference in opposition skill level to account for almost 6 minutes. Tre earned that fair and square and for you to say otherwise is foolish.
  2. 6 points
    Not sure if this has ever been accomplished before or not but regardless it is unbelievably impressive. Congratulations to the 3 Uhorchuk brothers for all winning State Titles. Ethan 106p, Caleb 113p, and Daniel 126p all in the same tournament. Also, a big shoutout to Daniel for becoming the 13th 4 timer in TN wrestling History. Great Job Team U!
  3. 6 points
    Is the local funeral home sponsoring this?
  4. 6 points
    And Summit only graduates a couple. Their incoming middle schoolers are just as deadly as the freshman beating seniors now. They’re gonna be even better next year.
  5. 5 points
    Warren Co. defeats East Hamilton 75-66. On to Cleveland for the championship.
  6. 5 points
    BINGO. someone finally said it..the key word here is IMPRESSED. Coaches vote on who went out and IMPRESSED them the most. Cody Chittum is a star, nobody is denying that..but the fact of the matter is Cody is EXPECTED to win. There’s nothing impressive about him “having a perfect score” because the playing field wasn’t fair. because it was EXPECTED of him. he was supposed to do that...the kid leaves tennessee to get better competition, comes back for ONE year and steals a state title (i’m using the word steal because the second he enrolled at cleveland he robbed any other 145 of any chance at winning a ship) and you wanna also give him MOW over kids who work their tails off to not only win a state title but represent tennessee? yes Tre’s performance was absolutely more impressive than cody’s. Heck, i could argue that any of the 13 other state champs’ performances were more impressive. because they weren’t a guarantee win. they had to go through their brackets, some like murderers row (132, 152 to name a few) to win their title. everyone and their mom knew cody was gonna win, knew he was gonna pin his way through, and knew he’d get a perfect score. we all knew that...because he’s in another dimension. was he the best wrestler there, abso-freakin-lutely. but the most outstanding tournament, the most impressive...no way. no freakin way. he did what he was supposed to do. there’s nothing impressive about the #1 kid in the country coming back for a year and winning a state title in the state of tennessee. I personally would’ve gone with Bradford. Coming through a gauntlet at 132 after what happened at state duals...that’s 100x more impressive and “Outstanding” than what Cody did. It’s not even close. Does Cody deserve to be called the best wrestler in TN, no doubt. but not the most impressive at the state tournament. not the most “outstanding”.
  7. 5 points
    3 State Champions from one family in the same year congratulation to Signal Mountain and Uhorchuck family on making history.
  8. 5 points
    You are 100% correct it is the coaches fault , however that doesn't mean that as a wrestling community we can't show a little compassion for our fellow parent's and assist them with scrounging up a ticket here and there . I know if the roles were reversed and I wasn't able to get tickets because of an error on my coaches part I would be very appreciative of anyone that was willing to help me out. I do understand that these are unique circumstances and tickets are extremely hard to come by but I would encourage anyone able to assist do so .
  9. 5 points
    To clarify, it is Dylan Cockman from Arlington at 160 lbs. His brother Dalton now wrestles up at Simpson College I believe. Nice job on the rankings this year! Couldn't have been easy putting them together with Covid and so much uncertainty clouding this season. We all appreciate your time and effort.
  10. 5 points
    Summit over Science Hill 45-25. Coach Miller gets his first dual medal at Summit. Also, Summit’s third place finish is the highest in WilCo since 2005.
  11. 4 points
    6A Mr. Football C.J. Taylor dominated the game with 37 points . Has anyone ever won Mr. Football and Mr. Basketball?
  12. 4 points
    For those who have followed along, i hope you’ve enjoyed all of this. Tomorrow we see just how smart, or how very dumb, i am good luck to everyone competing, coaches and parents of those competing, and supporters of those competing. it’s gonna be a fun, action packed day!
  13. 4 points
    Im just here to read comments!
  14. 4 points
    Barkers, Halls Jewelry, Everett's 5 and 10, Sartins Drugs, Kuhns, Monroes Pool hall, Stroops, Western Auto, Anderson Drugs, Economy Hardware, Bargain Store, Patton Hotel, Phillips Hardware, Jimmy Humbles Filling station, The Home Store, Waltons Furniture, Walker Ford, Gentry Chevrolet, Biships Exon, Marion Hardware, The Moon Glow, The Spur, Princess, Paul's Food Market, The Cocola Plant, Richard Paynes Barber Shop....Probably missed some but these were the places I remember on front street growing up. Also Vernon Choates and Ben Suttons Black Smith Shop across Alley along with Kelly Merimans Hardware
  15. 4 points
    Dear Refs, STALLING - Will all you guys please have a meeting? Get everyone in the room and decide what stalling is and how you are going to call it consistently. THEN - Tell the coaches and fans about your decision. Thanks, EVERYONE
  16. 4 points
    All they had to do was move up. You are already playing them in all the other sports. He talked all that "next IMG" mess but then stayed down in the AA class. Which is it?
  17. 3 points
    Part of what @SkyCrush said about the DC player is consistent with what I've heard. @WestTNroundball is right that what happened isn't justifiable, and I don't think many here are arguing that it was. That being said, as a coach, you can't cross certain lines, and it sounds like he said things that were well over the line. There are a few different things that have to be discussed and they are all separate topics that everyone here is lumping together: 1.) The person that attacked McCord is in the wrong, period. They should have to face the law for assaulting someone, which it sounds like they are. The situation didn't justify that response. 2.) If Arlington's coach had knowledge of the planned attack or did anything to incite the attack, she should be punished for those actions. If she had no knowledge of it, and it was a random fan that did it, she shouldn't be held accountable for that. If it was a family member of hers that attacked him but she didn't have any prior knowledge of the plan, then it turns into more of a grey area. If players were involved, even if it was just aiding in the getaway, they should get in some form of trouble. 3.) Dyer Co. has to address the McCord problem. Him getting attacked isn't okay, but his actions are also something that shouldn't be acceptable. This isn't an isolated incident. He has gotten away with a number of things in the past, and it has set up a culture where he feels free to do however he pleases, with no fear of consequences. I'm not sure that culture is redeemable with him at the helm, but that is something for DC's administration to decide. If the things he said come to light, it will be harder and harder for them to sweep this under the rug. As mentioned before, it sounds like there is at least one player/family that might be ready to bring that information to light. I don't think any of these points are arguable. You can focus on one specific one and scream about how the other school is at fault, but it doesn't change that there is plenty of blame to go around.
  18. 3 points
    If I had to choose I'd be against it. Its unfortunate, and I sincerely mean that. We all have had to deal with covid in our own way. But sometimes its just best to push forward and count your losses.
  19. 3 points
    If you look at the numbers of the top wrestling states the numbers in Tennessee are really small. IMO, if you want a 32 man bracket then place everyone back together for the individual tournament. Let's be honest and say that the competition in all divisions is not as difficult as it should be at the state tournament. The YMCA philosophy that everyone deserves a trophy/medal is BS. You should only receive what you earn from great competition.
  20. 3 points
    This is going to be very problematic for a lot of teams that have games scheduled in Kentucky. I wonder if the TSSAA will step in and shut those games down. It is ultimately their responsibilty to look out for the well being of the players, even though that's hard to believe sometimes.
  21. 3 points
  22. 3 points
    It was an amazing year! We had wrestlers get multiple titles this year. We had... Hunter Borders Wilson got his 3rd Trey Bates Beech got his 3rd Trae Mcdaniel Cleveland got his 3rd Trey Morrisette dobbyns got his 2nd Mason Smith Beech got his 2nd Ashton Davis Cleveland got his 2nd I am sure there were a few more multiple winner. Trae Mcdaniel Cleveland in my opinion should have won OW. My wrestler Trey Bates beat Mcdaniel as a freshman at state finals... To my knowledge Mcdaniel has not lost a match to Tn. kid since then, including beating Bates in their jr. seasons. Please don’t get on here and say i don’t think Morrisette should have got it. He is deserving yes, he is a Great wrestler and even better person. Any of the wrestlers on the list could have won it and no complaints... The 106 match should definitely been best match. Also, a shout out to Fowler for winning against someone who has beat them previously. Thoughts.. i always say the kid who loses first match and comes all the way back to get third is a tough dude. Think about that, He/she has extra matches and catches a semi finalist to advance... that is a tough spot to be in. Tennessee wrestling is getting better, however, we still need to get out of state and see some national events. Lord knows there are plenty of opportunities for a wrestler. If you watch closely, you will see the names listed above and the medalist from Tn. wrestling and competing in national events. If you want to compete at the state tournament, you got challenge yourself outside the state. Freestyle and greco is coming! Shoot there are even folk style events to keep you sharp and improving. Mat time, Quality mat time is the answer!!!
  23. 3 points
    I think you can call this a retire but he was ran off
  24. 3 points
    Tre earned, absolutely earned it. Who cares who wins in a fantasy matchup.
  25. 3 points
    Nobody “ruled him out”. He got beat and we acknowledged him losing. You were the one who made a big fuss about it all.
  26. 3 points
    I am hearing rumors that the eagles will be returning to the mat in 2023. I have heard that they have even cleared out a spot where they plan to have the wrestling room. This would be huge for growing the sport in East Tennessee! I would like to see them add Men’s and Women’s wrestling. This would give King a great in state rival a little under 2 hours away! If anyone has any additional info on this please add to the post!
  27. 3 points
    Heard this all the way in South Knox yesterday.Stay tuned its not gonna be purty!
  28. 3 points
    Was a great thread. Thanks for doing it.
  29. 3 points
    The AC repair man, concession stand team that has the key to ice machine lock, athletic trainer, ticket lady, admin, announcer, coaches, student section, etc etc. But nobody really....
  30. 3 points
    My son Mitchell will attend school at The University of the South (Sewanee) and play football for the Tigers! We're so proud of him and excited for this opportunity! He will do a signing ceremony soon.
  31. 3 points
  32. 3 points
    I have a couple extra tickets to the A/AA tourney if you need them.
  33. 3 points
    The Bargain Store? Yes, went there many a times. Stroup's was where I got most of my shoes and they had that ramp in the back of the store I use to walk up and down on and the ladies would always wrap your new shoes in Stroup paper that looked like a Christmas gift. Your right about the beer joints. very dangerous places for traffic. Swaffords had that big Orange building where the SR Apartments is now that burned. I bought my first car a 83 Z28 from Gentry's when it was downtown. I still have three Pirate cushions we use to sit on at the games that they gave away because they were big sponsors of SP athletics in the day. I worked for Swaffords Furniture for 8 years and about know every road from Grundy, Marion, Seq, Hamilton Counties and most of Sand MTN. . How about some of these names from other schools that played football? Jerry Bryant from Grundy, Hawk Allison, Dusty Stone, Brian Stewart, Darrell Kirk. Steve Click from Bridgeport. The Barbees from Stevenson, .Those were some good ball players in the day. Joe martin from Jasper? He scared me to just look at him.
  34. 3 points
    I liked when it was at Vandy lol
  35. 3 points
    Let these guys live in their bubble. I can name more than a few stronger than Cummins, just off the top of my head I'd go with Dee Parker from Red Bank or even James Howard from McCallie.
  36. 3 points
    Cobra, make sure you let TJ Duncan and Zach Watson know that they only won 4 state titles each because their 1st state championships don't count because they were in 8th grade. And while you are at it, contact TSSAA and have them revise their records also.
  37. 3 points
    Overall better across the state, yes. Easier today to medal or win a title, definitely yes.
  38. 3 points
    Glad to hear you are still the ol sun baked geezer from the good ol days .. Our Floridian Estatte is being occupied by some Yankees that thinks 68 degrees is better than -4, go figure.. Let’s pop one at the next Marchetti birth... WG aka son from another mother, truth be told , I cheated and got some help.. Hope all are well !!! What about my Uncle Bucky Poo ?
  39. 3 points
    Do not bring “ privileged” to this conversation. We get enough of that BS in our every day lives.
  40. 3 points
    That might be true but my statement still stands. They will still have to be a huge leap from last years team to even be in the conversation in 4a in the East with what the 4 teams I mentioned have coming back off last years teams. Upperman last year lost to 4a Livingston, 2a Watertown, 3a Loudon (41-16), and Barely beat 1a Oneida who was 4-6. None of those teams would have given Betsy, Greeneville, SD, or AC a game last year. That same Loudon team was beat twice by Red Bank and East Hamilton (4a) gave Red bank a better game (27-24) than Loudon ever did and East Hamilton wasn't even in the Conversation in the East with AC beating them by 29 and Betsy rolling them with ease in the play offs by 28 after letting off the gas mid way through the 3rd quarter.
  41. 3 points
    None of this has anything to do with whether it’s harder to win a state championship today versus 30 years ago. All teams have more specialization, year round training, etc. The sport has evolved sure but all schools do this so no relative advantage for anyone. what does matter is three divisions then with public and private schools all playing together versus 9 divisions now with public and private separated. Has population tripled in last 30 years? No (increased about 40%). If we increased the divisions by same percentage, we would have 4 classifications now rather than 9.
  42. 3 points
    It doesn't matter how stalling is called. Top guy riding hips, bottom guy doing whatever, backing up, it does not matter. Just decide and call it the same way consistently across the board. That way wrestlers and coaches know what to expect and can make adjustments. I never denigrated any ref or the profession. I respect the guys who wear the stripes. It's a hard job. Oh...and cobra is a clown. LOL
  43. 3 points
    Ha. Yes, and read the rule book on what constitutes out of bounds. I get why they switch refs between matches (to reduce claims of bias) but it makes the calls so inconsistent. Also, these refs need to watch some college wresting and see how much the refs talk to the wrestlers about action, stalling, exposure, etc.
  44. 3 points
    Barney, you have always seem to have a soft spot for ole’ Ketron High. So here is a Ketron Story. I played for Science Hill, graduated in 72. But in 1968, I was a 14 year old freshman at North Jr. High (long gone) in JC and we scrimmaged the Ketron Freshmen. our coach told us don’t worry they have 5 or 6 sophomores playing due to numbers. We were up 2 tds and new players kept coming out of the field house. A half an hour later our and Ketron coaches were yelling at each other and we got back on the bus up 5 tds to 2. After awhile Coach May started laughing and stated we just beat a dozen Frosh, 8 or 9 sophomores, several juniors and a Senior.
  45. 3 points
    Time to add to the list. Sullivan South Rebels 2020. Sullivan Central Cougars 2020. Sullivan North Raiders 2020.
  46. 3 points
    They looked really good very well coached!
  47. 3 points
    Congrats to the Fairview Yellow Jackets on winning the State Championship. That's such an incredible accomplishment.
  48. 3 points
    I never asked because I don’t want to know but even though Cleveland is a heavy favorite this weekend, I’m sure Knox and the rest of the Cleveland Brain trust have run the numbers on every possible match up against every possible team they will face. Just looking at it myself I don’t think it matters if they put Cody at 45 or 60 against DB as it ends up being a wash. But, against WC I think it benefits Cleveland to put him at 45 so my guess is they will have him weigh in at 45 so he can go 45 or 52. But, that’s just a my uneducated guess.
  49. 3 points
  50. 2 points
    Coach Grider is a great coach and man. Fans will miss his presence and rival coaches will miss his competitive nature that only made them better. Well, it probably made some change jobs or retire. Best to him in his future.
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