Preps: Goodpasture's boys golf team aims for fourth state title

Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7:56pm

Goodpasture is one of the favorites in the boys division as the Class A/AA state golf tournament opens a two-day run Tuesday morning at Willowbrook Course outside Manchester. The event concludes Wednesday.

The Cougars ran away with the Region 5-A/AA title last week and posted the top region score of the eight qualifying teams with a 309 total. Bolivar and Notre Dame each had a 310.

The foursome of Austin Dillard, Aaron Burnett, Landon Albert and Wyatt Rittenberry lead Goodpasture, winner of three state titles.

No Nashville team qualified for the girls tournament.

• McGavock’s Gore named coach of the week: Jay Gore was named Tennessee Titans’ Coach of the Week after the McGavock coach capped an emotional week with his team’s 35-28 overtime win at Overton last Friday.

The win lifted the Raiders into first place in the region race and gave them a 5-1 record.

Gore coached the game with a heavy heart following the death of his good friend, and high school and college teammate John Coles, a TSSAA referee. Coles died of a heart attack after a recent game he was officiating.

• BA football book: Brentwood Academy alum and historian Bill Traughber has written a book on the 40-year history of Eagle football. Traughber, a 1973 graduate, played on coach Carlton Flatt’s first three teams.

The book, titled Brentwood Academy Football, from a Cow Pasture to a Tradition, 1970-2009, is available at all BA home football games as well as at the school, starting Thursday. For more info, E-Mail Traughber at WLTraughber@aol.com.

Hall group meets Saturday: A group of former Bellevue and Hillwood High athletes have planned a meeting Saturday, noon-5 p.m. at Starbucks, 8121 Highway 100, for the purpose of gathering final records and paperwork for a nomination for the late Doug Hall to the Metro Schools Hall of Fame.

Hall spent 34 years coaching football, basketball and track at Bellevue and Hillwood. For info, contact Tom Parrish at tomparrish@comcast.net or call Chuck Hargrove, 337-3261.