Area Sports

Avery Williamson awaits his future in the NFL

Avery Williamson awaits his future in the NFL By Victor Parkins Milan hometown hero Avery Williamson was back in town last week visiting family and friends as he awaits his future in the NFL. Williamson, 25, holds the all time career record for tackles at Milan High School.  He was one of the most feared…

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Milan’s 1968 Final Four teams to be honored Jan. 26

Milan’s 1968 Final Four teams to be honored Jan. 26 Lady Dogs were third in state; Bulldogs fourth By Steve Short   It was called “perhaps the greatest basketball season in Milan High history.” In March, 1968, both Milan High basketball teams reached the state tournament final four, the Bulldogs finishing fourth in Memphis, and…

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MSSD board approves cash for next coach; Ward declines offer

MSSD board approves cash for next coach; Ward declines offer By Logan Watson and Victor Parkins The MSSD Board of Education met briefly last Thursday night  for a special called meeting in order to approve a tentative salary for the next head coach of the Milan High School Bulldogs. After a 5-2 vote during the…

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MSSD Board to hold Special Meeting on new football coach

MSSD Board to hold Special Meeting regarding coaching position The Milan Special School District’s Board of Education will be holding a Special Called Meeting this week to approve a new teaching position and coaching supplement at Milan High School for the next Head Coach of the Milan Bulldogs. The meeting, which will be held this…

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Search begins for next Bulldogs head coach

Search begins for next Bulldogs head coach By Logan Watson When Jeff Morris announced last month that he would be stepping down as Head Coach of the Bulldogs, it created a vacuum in one of the most highly-regarded football programs in West Tennessee. Now, Milan High School Principal and Athletic Director Greg Scott is faced…

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Tide ends outstanding 10-3 season in quarterfinals

By Gary Smith Peabody was perplexed by Union City’s flex-bone offense in a 28-21 loss in the TSSAA Class 2A quarterfinal round of the state football playoffs last week. With the loss, Peabody concludes an outstanding 10-3 season and due to the win, Union City (11-2) advances to the semifinal round, where the Tornadoes are…

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Jeff Morris to step down after 22 years with Bulldogs

Jeff Morris will step down after 22 years leading the Bulldogs By Victor Parkins After 22-seasons leading the Milan Bulldog football team, Jeff Morris is stepping down from the position of head coach. Morris, 56, compiled a record of 222 wins and 69 losses (.76%) over his storied career at MHS.  His Bulldogs won back-to-back…

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Tide defense is ‘momentum stopper’ against Mitchell

By Gary Smith Peabody’s 30-0 shutout win over Memphis Mitchell in the first round of the TSSAA Class 2A State Playoffs played last week at Trenton was a game of momentum. The Peabody defense dominated the game and held the Tigers’ offense in check until the Tide offense recovered from three turnovers in the first…

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Tide remains in contention for playoffs with 61-21 win over TCA

By Gary Smith Faced with a must-win situation to qualify for the state playoffs, Peabody followed a formula that has kept the Golden Tide in the state ranking for the entire season. Failure to momentarily deviate from the formula cost Peabody a 22-20 upset loss at dangerous McKenzie the previous week. Posed with the possibility…

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