With the conclusion of the basketball season, The City Paper begins a three-part series of post-season platitudes to Nashville-area players, coaches and teams with a look at the top area teams.
The teams of the year are the loud-roaring Lions of Christ Presbyterian Academy, who captured both girls and boys Class AA state championships last month. Both also went undefeated (16-0) in district games and in postseason tournament play.
• CPA’s girls finished 36-3, ending season on a 24-game winning streak capped by come-from-behind victory over Obion County in the finals.
• CPA’s boys finished 37-2, ending season on a 25-game winning streak and a win over Memphis Mitchell in the finals.
CPA will hold a celebration rally for both teams 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at the school.
A look at the top individuals in girls basketball is Tuesday, followed by a look at the top individuals in boys basketball on Wednesday.
• The annual Metro Nashville Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon is 11 a.m. Tuesday at LP Field. There are eight inductees, among them current Nashville Christian School boys coach Charlie Anderson who has won more than 1,000 games.
• The A.D. Hancock-Walter Nipper Sportsmanship Awards luncheon is Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Swett’s Restaurant. Recipients off Nashville state or region champions will be honored.
• Harpeth Hall icon Patty Chadwell passed away last Saturday at age 96. Known as “Miss Patty,’’ she was the school’s tennis coach for almost half a century. The courts at the school, as well as its annual invitational tournament (April 27-28), are named after her.
• Brentwood Academy’s Will Haynie hit his eighth and ninth homers of the season on Friday and Saturday, respectively, as the Eagles swept their three-game DII baseball series with Chattanooga Baylor. That equals the junior catcher’s total of last season.
• Goodpasture’s Hunter Newman pitched his second no-hitter of the season in a 6-0 win over Greenbrier last week.