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  1. I'm not sure that the "game passed Coach Bray by". He has been and is a very good coach. That being said, I do think CHS hit a homerun with the Coach Josh Heard as the coach... truly cares about Cookeville community and will do a fine job there. I hope the political side of it all will allow him to coach and build the team his way. It may take some time to implement his culture and standards... but given enough time, it will happen. Best wishes, Coach Heard.
  2. Jared Laverdiere is not the assistant coach in the previous posts, either... correct? I believe he has done an outstanding job as an assistant at Alcoa. You can see his fingerprints throughout the improvements Alcoa has made in past couple years.
  3. Coach Milsaps has always been a great man with words and quotes. He is a leader of people... he and I didn't see eye to eye sometimes, but I respect him greatly. As for Coach Graves, I hope he understands that what he has done for that community has been special. They are a proud group. He is a good young coach who is willing to learn and ask the right questions. He will be successful; there or somewhere else. I'm actually surprised by Mr. Vance. Is there more to the story that what we don't know? I hope the TEAM finishes strong. Make Redskin Nation proud.
  4. This exact call was called in tonight's game I was at. It was clear the player didn't intend to dribble, or have control. He was slapping at the ball from an errant pass by a teammate and then picked it up to gain control. Then when he dribbled it was called a double dribble. I agree, it could be called that. Probably should be. But it was clear there was no control or intent. So, I guess it comes down to being basically a judgement for the official on whether has control or not.
  5. The double dribble question could be based on INTENT. If the player doesn't have intent of dribbling, then it shouldn't be. However, it stands to reason that it would be a double dribble, yet it's not called often.
  6. my question is why this rule was put into place. Does it offer an advantage to a player? In my experiences, it's been more of a disadvantage to a player if his shorts are too big... If TSSAA is about the players, they should look into changing/modifying that rule, or not enforcing the rule so strictly... (we all know there are certain rules that are not followed exactly as written... from game to game, season to season, or even team to team, at all different levels).
  7. Agree... its sad that some schools have to "recruit their own" to keep the kids zoned for them.... However, the TSSAA nor TDoE will never make zoning across the board... because many school systems benefit from being "special city school districts" financially...
  8. And thus the confusion......... I'm just telling you what I was told from the TSSAA when I called them about it... although that was a couple years ago.... could have changed, or been "interpreted differently" since then.
  9. I'm not sure what the answer is... but I do think we need more... However, the TSSAA will not do it because of the costs of the venues... they barely make enough money to pay the venues for the weeks they use them with only 3 classifications... The answer would be to only take 4 teams to the state, but then the coaches would not like that idea... even if there were 4 or 5 classifications...
  10. Not if the players are not going into the school that the coach is currently at... no... Sorry for the confusion.
  11. Its actually not through the summer... HS coaches can coach any 8th grade student... once the 8th grader is no longer enrolled in 8th grade (graduate from middle school) then they cannot coach them.... because they have been promoted into the next grade which be high school 9th grade..... There is one exception: if the school is one campus (6-12 or K-12) then the HS coach cannot coach 8th Graders in AAU because potentially an 8th grader could play on his HS team... The rule of the 3 players on a team (or 60%) only applies in the fall.
  12. ChinaDog, Heritage is a good underdog pick... a very capable team. However, I think they are ranked ahead of Lenoir City in the standings. This district is very even in the middle... Obviously, Bearden, Maryville, and Catholic have separated themselves into the top 3, but after that, all the teams are very even... each with 7 or 8 losses except Lenoir City with 9. Anyone can beat anyone in this league. Should be fun down the stretch!
  13. no doubt the Catholic coaching staff will have them ready to compete... The district as a whole lost some talented players, except for Bearden, Hardin Valley, and Lenoir City who has their main core coming back... such as Maryville losing Upchurch, Lowe, Blackman... but have talented young players coming up.... Blount lost a team worth of players, but have some talent ready for their shot... West lost their best scorers and leaders (one of which was as good as anyone in the league in my opinion), Farragut lost their offense (but many think they will be better overall), Heritage lost the "golden generation"........ however, it seems like there will be a bunch of new faces that will step up and become household names (or at least district-wide names) this season. Should be fun and exciting!
  14. Typically, this district has been won by Bearden or Maryville (I believe 15 out of the last 17 years has been either Bearden or Maryville). Therefore, those two have to be on the top of your list yearly... I do believe Catholic will be very competitive coming into the district. Coach Hutchens does an outstanding job... and always has great talent. Farragut just added Coach Higgins as their coach, which could provide some park for that storied program (I've always thought Farragut has had a lot of potential), Hardin Valley returns some good players, especially the PG... strong player. Lenoir City returns one of the better players in the district in 6'5" wing Deacon... should have some added talent to go with him this year.... could be better than some think... Heritage has a new coach in Coach Leatherwood, still up in the air to see how that changes things... I personally think he is very capable and will continue the expectations set by Coach Duncan. I think they have a couple talented sophomores who will contribute heavily this season. West is always hard to predict... but Coach Kessler gets his players to produce yearly... especially late in the season... I think they will be a tough out come tournament time. William Blount has some quality players returning, and should be a solid team in the district... So, to clarify: Bearden, Maryville battling for tops, with the rest (Catholic, Hardin Valley, Farragut, West, William Blount, Heritage, and Lenoir City) fighting for the top 4 spots... That being said, I firmly believe anyone in this district can beat anyone else on any given night...
  15. 58Indians22... hit the nail on the head.... the smokers!!!
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