The TSSAA Board of Control met on Tuesday, November 10 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Murfreesboro.
The Board heard an update on the recent fall sport tournament events in golf, volleyball, girls’ soccer, cross country, cheer/dance and the upcoming BlueCross Bowl football championships.
For postseason basketball tournaments, the Board voted to return to the traditional format where the higher-seeded teams host in the first round of the region basketball tournaments, with the semifinals and finals being held at a central site. If four teams from the same district advance to the semifinals in the Region tournament, the tournament may be relocated to a site in their district. Last school year, due to COVID-19, the Board had mandated that all basketball tournaments were to be played at the higher seed’s home court for the entire tournament.
A proposal to change the regional and sectional formats in baseball and softball tournaments from Bartlett High School and the TBCA was tabled until the next meeting. The proposal is that the region tournament would be a two-day, four team, double elimination tournament. The sectional would become a best two out of three games series.
The Board of Control took action to welcome Medical District High School for TSSAA Membership. They currently have 78 ninth graders and they plan to add a grade each year. They are under the Shelby County Board of Education. They plan to request a cooperative agreement with Manassas High School in all sanctioned sports.