Archive | February, 2017

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Houston sophomore Jayla Hemingway has been named a finalist for the Miss Basketball award. She has led the Lady Mustangs to a 21-3 regular season record. She had 17 points in Friday's win over rival Collierville.

Houston’s Hemingway a finalist for Miss Basketball

Houston High School sophomore basketball standout Jayla Hemingway has been named one of three finalists for the Class AAA Miss Basketball Award. The Mr. and Miss Basketball awards will be presented to the top girls and boys in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) on the floor of Murphy Center on […]

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The Houston Middle School cheer team won the 2017 Large Junior High National Championships over the weekend at the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Fla. Houston Middle cheer has won the UCA National Competition nine times. This year the team placed first in both the the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association and the Large Junior High. Houston cheerleaders cheer at basketball games, and local, state, national and world UCA competitions.

Houston Middle wins cheerleading championship

The Houston Middle School cheer team won the 2017 Large Junior High National Championships over the weekend at the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Fla. Houston Middle cheer has won the UCA National Competition nine times. This year the team placed first in both the the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association and the […]

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Cordova elementary school closed due to illnesses

St Francis of Assisi Catholic School at 2100 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova has closed for the week due to widespread illnesses. The announcement was made Wednesday morning on Facebook. “Due to the broad range of illnesses effecting our students, staff and faculty, we have been advised by the Superintendent to close SFA Wednesday, Thursday, […]

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Five Germantown High School senior football players signed Letters of Intent to attend college last week on National Signing Day. J.C. Trey Goins III signed with Tennessee State University. Cameron Tewari signed with Carson-Newman University. Brandon Lloyd signed with Henderson State University. Anterrious Branch signed with Southern Arkansas University. Devin Banks signed to play football at Arkansas Baptist College.

Signing Day at GHS

Five Germantown High School senior football players signed Letters of Intent to attend college last week on National Signing Day. J.C. Trey Goins III signed with Tennessee State University. Cameron Tewari signed with Carson-Newman University. Brandon Lloyd signed with Henderson State University. Anterrious Branch signed with Southern Arkansas University. Devin Banks signed to play football […]

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Board to discuss nomination of Klevan to IDB

Discussions at next week’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen will likely involve last month’s appointment of a former alderman to the city’s Industrial Development Board (IDB). At its regularly scheduled Jan. 23 meeting, Mayor Mike Palazzolo nominated Dave Klevan to serve in the position vacated by Greg Marcom last August. However, a current aldermen spoke […]

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Battle of the Brain winners Shridhar Athinarayanan, Kriti Bomb, Kyle Gan and Karen Gan display their $300 checks from the Germantown Education Commission.

Battle of the Brains — Local students impress with STEM skills

Those looking for a reason to be optimistic about the future of math and science in America need look no further than Saturday’s Battle of the Brains competition, where 13 groups of students from Germantown, Houston and White Station High Schools and Memphis University School (MUS), displayed projects based on innovative ideas supported by math […]

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Briarcrest Headmaster Simpson announces retirement

Longtime Headmaster Steve Simpson announced Tuesday morning that he will step down from his duties at Briarcrest Christian School at the end of the current school year. The school plans to promote Caron Swatley to the position on July 1. Mershon Cummings will assume Swatley’s current role as the principal of the middle school. “As […]

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Devils fall to Southwind in make-up game

Paced by Carlos Marshall’s 20 points, Southwind handled Germantown 65-41 Wednesday night. Both teams traded baskets in the first quarter. However, the Jaguars pulled ahead in the second quarter with a 24-8 run. Junior forward Mark Johnson led Germantown with 9 points. Sophomore point guard Ashton Taylor chipped in 8 points. The game was played […]

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Johnson Road Park removed from consideration for future school

The Germantown Board of Education has whittled down its list of potential sites for a future elementary school. Board members voted unanimously Monday to abandon the Johnson Road Park site, meaning three sites remain for consideration. Residents and board members cited traffic concerns as the primary reason for dropping the site. In an online survey […]

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ECS alumni honored 

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Former Alabama football standout Barrett Jones joined dozens of former ECS athletes Friday night during the school's Basketball Alumni Recognition. The alums were recognized during halftime of the boys' basketball game. They are pictured with Athletic Director and former head basketball coach John Roelofs (center). Those recognized were; Carroll Andre, Skip Vance, George Bravos, Ernie Orwig, Russie Clack, John Graves, Louis Burgess, Stephen Coombs, Clay Scott, Brad Wood, Brady Farmer, Nathaniel Hoekstra, Josh Meeks, Andy Johnson, Trey Jamison, Barrett Jones, Terence Stringfellow, Nick Bravos, Stephen Kaspar, Micah Teed, Hunter Harrington, Rachel Chambliss, Trevia Matthews, Connor Graves, Noah Teed, Tracey Bravos, Cathy Boyd, Anna Kaspar and Lyan Rooker.

ECS basketball alumni honored

Former Alabama football standout Barrett Jones joined dozens of former ECS athletes Friday night during the school’s Basketball Alumni Recognition. The alums were recognized during halftime of the boys’ basketball game. They are pictured with Athletic Director and former head basketball coach John Roelofs (center). Those recognized were; Carroll Andre, Skip Vance, George Bravos, Ernie […]

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