Spring Fling roundup: MLK sweeps track titles; Hendersonville wins in soccer

Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 11:27pm
Staff reports

Martin Luther King swept the Class A-AA boys and girls track and field titles in decisive fashion at the TSSAA state championships in Murfreesboro.

The girls got individual titles from Amia Butler (triple jump), Chelsea Curry (shot put), and Kirsten Jones (400) and racked up 108 points, 37.5 more than runner-up East Literature.

The boys scored 103 points and easily outdistanced second-place Fairly, which had 66.5. Blake Edwards and Ben Tankard finished first and second, respectively, in the long jump. Tankard also won the 110 hurdles and was second in the 300 hurdles.

Brentwood won the Class AAA boys championship by three points (61-58) over Houston in the closest of the six divisions (boys and girls). Steve Wade (shot put) and Ford Bell (800) were individual winners, as was Kevin Lazas, who captured the decathlon earlier in the week.

Class AAA

Hendersonville 4, Centennial 2: Richie Reichenberger scored two overtime goals as Hendersonville pulled away for the state title.

The teams traded goals less than a second apart in the first half when Whit Gray scored for Hendersonville and Tyson Adkinson answered for Centennial.

The score remained tied until overtime. Reichenberger scored three minutes into the extra period and added another four minutes after Ryan Odum made it 3-1. Adkinson scored his second with roughly a minute remaining.

Division II-A

Davidson Academy 4, University School Jackson 3; University School-Jackson 9, Davidson Academy 1: Megan Walker drove in two runs with a double in the bottom of the seventh as Davidson Academy rallied and forced a decisive, winner-take-all contest for the title.

DA trailed by one, 3-2, going into its final at-bat. Holly Hockaday and Kristen Baird started with back-to-back singles, and Walker followed with the game-winning double. Hockaday was 3-for-4 and pitched a complete game. She allowed one hit, struck out nine and walked six on the mound.

USJ scored four runs in back-to-back innings of the second game of the championship series and pulled away for the title.


A rundown of the individual state champions from local schools:

Class A-AA girls singles: Sydney Campbell, a CPA freshman who won her championship match 6-4, 6-0 and lost just five games in six sets on her way to the title.

Class AAA girls singles: Centennial junior Kaylene Chadwell, who never lost more than two games in a set.

Class AAA girls doubles: Ravenwood sophomores Lauren Caballero and Madison Stankevich won 6-0, 6-0 in the championship and lost just four games in three matches.

Class AAA boys singles: Ravenwood freshman Sean Karl won all three of his matches by balanced scores – 6-1, 6-1; 6-3, 6-3; and 6-1, 6-1, respectively.


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