Archive | February, 2016

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New head basketball coach has senior-laden Devils aiming for the top

  By Bill Sorrell Photos by Kevin Lewter  Basketball has brought Jason James the best of times and a connection to his worst. “I always say that April 7, 2015, was the worst day of my life,” said James, Germantown High School’s new head basketball coach. A colleague he talked with twice a day for […]

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Riverdale expansion expected to be complete next spring

During the summer of 2015, several community meetings were held to access the will of the stakeholders to build new schools/structures in Germantown. Of all the ideas presented and discussed, the most frequent desire of stakeholders was a full replacement of portables on the Riverdale Elementary School campus. The school, built for a full capacity […]

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Germantown approves TraVure development

After a two-hour public debate, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the TraVure development on 10 acres near the Nottoway subdivision. Gill Properties can now begin phase one of the $90 million development, which will include two hotels, a 5-story office building and a parking garage. Opponents cited light pollution from the […]

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Local coffee house aims to employ workers with disabilities

  STAFF REPORTS Dreamers Coffee House in Cordova perfectly reflects the mission of owner Diane Grove. “With every purchase you make,” said Grove, “you are bringing us one step closer to our dream of hiring individuals of all abilities.” Last March, Grove handed out jam on World Down Syndrome Day in honor of her daughter, […]

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Red Devils fall to Southwind in district championship game

After overcoming a halftime deficit to force overtime, the Germantown Red Devils fell to Southwind 62-60 on Saturday in the championship round of the District 15-AAA tournament. Senior guard Darrell Brown led Germantown with 21 points but struggled much of the game. Southwind hit a last minute three-pointer to take the lead in overtime. Brown […]

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Athlete Spotlight

Chase Hayden recently set the school record at St. George’s for most points scored in a game with a 47-point effort against region rival University School of Jackson. He also eclipsed the 1,500-career point mark against Memphis Metro and was named a finalist for the TSSAA Mr. Basketball Award. Pictured with Hayden is his mother, […]

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Mustangs win championship

The Houston Lady Mustangs used a 14-4 run in the second half to beat Germantown 59-47 on Saturday in the championship game of the District 15-AAA tournament. Senior guard Jaida Roper carried the Mustangs with 22 points, many of which came in the second. Jayla Hemingway added 15 points. Destinee Manning and Breaunna Burks combined […]

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Germantown to meet Houston in championship game Saturday

Breaunna Burks paced Germantown with 17 points and led the Red Devils past Ridgeway 59-52 Thursday night in the District 15-AAA tournament semifinals. Up 28-26 at the half, Germantown used a 14-7 run in the third quarter to extend the lead and get the win. Germantown will now play Houston Saturday at 6 p.m. in the […]

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Devils down Mustangs in district tournament

Germantown’s starting guards combined for 36 points and the Red Devils beat Houston 68-59 Wednesday night in the District 15-AAA tournament. Senior guards Darrell Brown and Jonathan Bins scored more than half of their team’s points, with Kevin Cheatham adding 10 points. After gaining a 17-13 lead in the first quarter, the Devils found themselves […]

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Houston High senior named Tennessee Soccer Player of Year

In its 31st year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports announced that Gabby Little of Houston High School as its 2015-16 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Little is the second Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year to […]

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