Area Sports

Star still shining, Bradford taking basketball career to next phase

Former Viking standout, Mr. Basketball winner Desonta Bradford named ETSU assistant for player development by Danny Wade One of Humboldt’s favorite sons is still at it, making a name for himself. Desonta Bradford continues to achieve in his basketball career and was named assistant for player development with his alma mater East Tennessee State University.…

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Lady Bulldogs’ Edwards signs with Bethel University

Edwards becomes first Lady Bulldog to play collegiate soccer By Logan Watson Jewelya Edwards, one of the cornerstones of the Lady Bulldogs soccer program, inked a deal with the Bethel University Wildcats Monday morning. In doing so, Edwards became the first Lady Bulldogs soccer player to play at the collegiate level in school history. “I…

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Martin named to All-American team

Freed-Hardeman junior Kortland Martin, a management major from Humboldt, Tenn., was named an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention after averaging 16.9 points per game – fifth in the AMC – on 38-percent shooting from behind the arc. He scored a career-high 44 points against Missouri Baptist on senior day, setting a new single-game Lions scoring record.…

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Carl Diffee, Jr. named new Bulldogs coach

Carl Diffee Jr., named new Bulldog coach By Victor Parkins It didn’t take the Bulldogs long to name a new head football coach. Carl Diffee Jr. was introduced to his Bulldog team Monday afternoon, just two weeks after former coach Craig ‘Teddy’ Pettigrew was forced out of the position. A Jackson Tennessee native, Diffee, 30,…

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Pettigrew out as Bulldogs coach

Pettigrew out as Bulldogs coach By Victor Parkins After two years guiding the Bulldog football program, Craig ‘Teddy’ Pettigrew is out as the head coach.  He resigned from the position Monday morning. Pettigrew was 14-11 in his tenure with the Bulldogs.  He led Milan to the playoffs in both of his two seasons, with each of those teams finishing…

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Forcum Lannom to head MSSD renovations

Forcum Lannom to head MSSD renovations By Logan Watson Dyersburg-based construction firm Forcum Lannom was chosen last night to move forward as the Construction Manager for the upcoming  renovation projects at Johnnie Hale Stadium and Milan High School. The Milan Special School District’s Board of Education held a special called meeting Thursday night, calling in…

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MHS renovation meeting set for April 2

Community to address MHS renovations on April 2 MSSD School Board in brief By Logan Watson Community members will have an opportunity to give their opinions on the upcoming renovations to Milan High School next week as the MSSD Board of Education and representatives of TLM, Associates meet to make preliminary decisions regarding the 40-year-old…

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Four county basketball teams to play in substate games

By Crystal Burns Four county basketball teams will compete in substate games for their chance to participate in the TSSAA BlueCross Basketball State Championships. The Gibson County High School girls’ team and the Humboldt, Peabody and South Gibson County boys’ teams advanced to substate by finishing in the top two teams of their respective regions.…

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Crockett uses strong second half to beat Lady Dogs

Crockett uses strong second half to beat Lady Dogs By Steve Short CROCKETT CO. 72, MILAN 48 MILAN Feb. 5 – Taking on No. 5 ranked Crockett Co. on Senior Night, the youthful Lady Bulldogs trailed 15-7 but stormed back to take a 29-28 lead before halftime. Katelyn Bradford made three 3-pointers the first half,…

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