The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves would both end up with 1-1 records after the second of two Hall of Fame games to begin basketball season. Both teams won against Mt. Pisgah Tuesday night, but both would lose to Meigs County on Friday.
In what was a preview for next basketball season, the Lady Waves dropped a 64-37 decision to the Lady Tigers. The Green Waves fell 52-46 to the Tigers after leading late in the game.
Harriman’s Xavier Howard put on a show Friday night as he pulled in an eye-popping and jaw-dropping 45 points for the Harriman Blue Devils en route to a 78-67 win over the Carter Hornets.
Carter took the early 16-14 lead at the end of the opening period, but Harriman used an 8-0 surge at one point in period number two to help them wrest the lead from the Hornets to take a 29-24 halftime lead.
The tag team of "The X-Factor" Howard (16 points) and Chris Works (13 points) led the way for Harriman in the first half.
The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association season came to a rousing end on Nov. 10 with a set of championship games in Oliver Springs and Harriman.
Almost all the higher seeds won their games except for the cricket Gold Bowl where the second seeded Spring City Red Dogs pulled a mild upset against top seeded Harriman.
The three unbeaten teams remained unbeaten during championship Saturday.
The Harriman mighty mites fended off Oliver Springs for the third time this year to go 11-0 for the season.
The Oliver Springs hoppers stayed unbeaten with a 24-8 win over Kingston.
There’s never been any question that Midway’s Alex Richardson would play college softball.
The only question was where Richardson would play beginning next season and that question was answered Friday when the Lady Wave senior signed scholarship papers with Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.
“I’m super happy,” Richardson said after making it official on Friday. “I’m happy with my choice of college, and I’m thankful for my family for supporting me through everything.”
Richardson chose Trevecca for several reasons that weren’t necessarily related to softball.
The hardwood season continued in Roane County with a very physical, hard-fought contest between the Cherokee Lady Jackets and the Rockwood Lady Tigers that saw the Lady Jackets eke out a 27-25 win over their in-county rivals.
Cherokee gave the Lady Tigers a blanking in the first period with a 4-0 advantage.
A 6-0 tilt at one point gave Cherokee a 12-6 lead, but the Lady Tigers came roaring back to methodically chop their deficit down to 16-12 at the half.
Rockwood would use an 11-6 swing in the third period to take a 23-22 lead going into the home stretch.