Mark North, Sports Fan & President of
The Fans, Inc.
MNPS: The First Choice for the Incomparable Flair of School Spirit
Board Member &
Sports Fan Mark North
MNPS: The First Choice for Setting the Stage for Success
Fast Times at Stratford – Nationally Ranked Sprinter
Stratford Spartan sprinter Justin Scruggs is currently ranked second in the nation in the 60 meters. That’s right, I said in the nation…the USA. Justin ran the 60 meters in 6.82 seconds, earning an invitation to the 2012 New Balance Indoor Track Invitational in New York City next month. More powerful than a locomotive, rumor has it he is also able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. SuperSpartan!
High School Wrestling – State Championships
McGavock grappler Carlos Garcia earned his way to the finals in the state championships in Franklin last week, taking home the silver medal, the best finish of any McGavock wrestler in over 15 years. Other top finishers in the grueling state wrestling championships were Trevion James (Antioch) and Trenton Bell (Hunters Lane).
Middle School Wrestling
Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School Bulldogs are Wrestling City Champions. Congratulations to Itae Barretero, Anthony Bassham, Montez Booker, Troy Clay, Eric Foster, James Hughes, Latraus Perry, Darius Roberts, Gregory Smith, Dandre Whitley, Jondae Williams and Coach Gardner – the grapplin’ Bulldogs!
Watching Hoops with Dignitaries
Football coaches are a veritable fountain of knowledge and wisdom as I learned watching high school and middle school basketball games this week with Hillwood High School football coach Bubba Spears and Goodlettsville Middle School football coach David Brooks. I even spent time in the stands visiting with some of Tennessee’s top Principals including Antioch’s Brian Mast, Hunters Lane’s Susan Kessler, Glencliff’s Clint Wilson, Hillwood’s Steve Chauncy, Overton’s Shuler Pelham, and Stratford’s Michael Steele. Needless to say, the North Sports Report tried to be on its best behavior.
Brush with Fame
The North Sports Report ran into Whites Creek and Vanderbilt football and basketball great Jamie Graham at a basketball tournament game this week at Antioch. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Jamie is working toward an advanced degree and playing defensive back at UCLA.
Principal with his Grill On
When the North Sports Report saw Stratford Principal Michael Steele cooking the concessions stand cheeseburgers as Stratford hosted tournament games this week, I immediately ordered The Principal Combo…cheeseburger, chips, and a Diet Coke. Just so you know – that is the North Sports Report’s idea of fine dining.
Congratulations to District Champions Hunters Lane Warriors, Overton Lady Bobcats and Hillsboro Lady Burros!
Advancing to represent MNPS in the regional tournaments in Girls’ Basketball are: MLK Lady Royals; Hume Fogg Lady Blue Knights; Overton Lady Bobcats; Hillsboro Lady Burros; Hunters Lane Lady Warriors; Antioch Lady Bears; and Cane Ridge Lady Ravens.
In Boys Basketball, those teams advancing are: Hunters Lane Warriors; East Literature Eagles; Antioch Bears; Hillsboro Burros; Maplewood Panthers; McGavock Raiders; and Cane Ridge Ravens.
Field of Dreams
Stratford’s football field was featured on a recent episode of “The Bachelor” as one of the reality show’s contestants impressed everyone with her relation (granddaughter) to the field’s namesake – MNPS Sports Hall of Fame member and local sports legend Harold “Buster” Boguskie. Even during tournament time, the North Sports Report is never too busy to catch an episode of “The Bachelor.” What?...
MNPS: The First Choice for Local Sports Legends
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