Preps: Brentwood sophomore plays above his age at U.S. Open

Monday, September 13, 2010 at 10:30pm

Nashville’s Maxx Lipman, playing almost two age divisions up, competed in the U.S. Open junior tournament last week in Flushing Meadow, N.Y.

Lipman, 15, lost in the qualifying draw of the boys’ 18-under tournament and then competed in the junior doubles draw. There, he and his partner lost 6-3, 6-3.

A sophomore at Brentwood High, Lipman transferred from BGA, where two years ago as an eighth grader, he reached the D-II state semifinals.

He is the younger brother of Vanderbilt’s Ryan Lipman, who was named SEC Freshman of the Year in May and who also had a wild card entry into the Open two years ago. Maxx Lipman is the No. 1 rated tennis recruit in his age group in the country.

Nashville stat leaders: Christ Presbyterian Academy quarterback Nolan Genevese is right on the verge of 1,000 yards passing. With his 261-yard performance in a 28-27 loss Friday at Goodpasture, the senior ace raised his season total to 946. His four touchdown passes also doubled his total to eight.

Also, Maplewood running back Stanley Hagan is about halfway to 1,000 yards rushing. He has 498 after he ran for 62 in a 43-0 romp over Hunters Lane.

Nashville Christian School’s Thomas Knoblach, who caught a game-winning touchdown pass from Matt Ogle in a 14-10 win over Zion, continues to lead area receivers with 23 catches for 402 yards. He caught three passes for 71 yards against Zion.

Titans coaching award: Veteran coach Jim Wilson has been named the Tennessee Titans state-wide high school coach of the week for Week 3.

Wilson guided his East Literature team to a 35-7 win over Hillwood High and former East Lit coach Bubba Spears last Friday, which propelled the Eagles to a 3-0 record.

“We have some outstanding athletes, an excellent leader at quarterback in Antonio McKissack and a team which is really hungry,” Wilson said after the game. “Hopefully, this is something we can build on.”

Wilson, who has also coached at Goodpasture and at Glencliff, is not new to the award. He was similarly honored in1999, the year he guided Glencliff to the Class 5A state championship game.

Through the Titans foundation, owner K.S. (Bud) Adams will make a $1,000 donation to East Lit’s football program in Wilson’s honor.

With the announcement, Wilson becomes eligible for the Titans Coach of the Year award.

Lindsey invited for national tryouts: CPA freshman Jalen Lindsey is one of 30 players invited by USA basketball to its 16-under national team tryouts, which begin Oct. 8. The tryout roster consists of players from the classes of 2013 and 2014.

FRA moves ‘Senior Night’ to Oct. 1: Franklin Road Academy athletics director Kurt Page has announced the school has moved its senior night to Oct. 1, when the Panthers host Zion Christian at 7 p.m.

Fall senior athletes and parents will be recognized. Also, FRA announced that kickoff for the Oct. 15 home game against St. Andrews-Sewanee has been moved up to 5 p.m.