James (Bubba) Spears has been named the new head coach at Hillwood High, replacing Mose Phillips, who resigned recently and is the new head coach at Whites Creek, the school has announced.
Spears guided East Literature to a 5-5 record and nearly helped the Eagles get into the Class 3A playoffs in his first year. The school only began varsity play last year.
“I think there is a potential gold mine at Hillwood,’’ Spears said. “There is an awful lot of talent in the west Nashville and Bellevue area, and I think we can do very well, given time.
But the good-byes at East Lit weren't easy.
“At the same time I hate leaving these kids at East Lit, it was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make,’’ he added. “I think they have a great future."
Hunters Lane visits Overton for 12-AAA crown
Hunters Lane, trailing Overton by one game, visits the Bobcats Tuesday night for the District 12-AAA boys championship in one of the top games of the season.
Overton (23-2) which won the first game at Hunters Lane (19-3) earlier, can wrap up the regular season title with a win, while the Warriors can tie for first with a win.
Mitchell sets career scoring record at CPA
Senior Anna Mitchell broke the girls career scoring record at Christ Presbyterian Academy last week, held formerly by Annie Hardman at 1,315 points. Going into Tuesday’s game with Lipscomb, Mitchell has scored 1,387 points.
CPA has already clinched the district regular season title at 13-1 and is 24-3 overall.
Ryan captures state wrestling
Father Ryan captured its seventh state duals wrestling championship Saturday at Franklin Expo Center, holding off Memphis Christian Brothers 29-24 in the final. The Irish’ Will Mix clinched the title with a win at 171 after CBHS has crept to within one point at 25-24 of Ryan, which won its first duals title since 2004. No. 2 ranked Ryan won its first six matches, highlighted a pin by Mike Ayers at 103.
East Literature fell just short in its bid for a championship in the A/AA division, the Eagles best finish ever. Senior Christian Edafe scored a pin at 152 in one of the top East Lit highlights. Defending champ and top-ranked Bradley Central won its 10th straight AAA title.