Former Siegel football standout and Tennessee Tech assistant football coach Gerald Howse has passed away at age 28.
Coach Fred Shambaugh has announced his resignation as head coach of the MTCS football program.
Rutherford County high school football and other athletic teams will be allowed to begin or resume workouts on June 1, according to the Rutherford County School Board.
Stewarts Creek High School has chosen its next boys basketball coach. Howard Pride has been tapped by Principal Dr. Clark Harrell.
The Blackman Lady Blaze have a new head basketball coach. John Stigall has been tapped by Principal Leisa Justus to lead the program after Wendi Scott resigned last month.
La Vergne principal Dirk Ash has hired from within for the school's next head football coach. Mike Woodward has been chosen to replace Stanton Stevens, who resigned last week to take an athletic director position in North Carolina.
The football and softball coaches at La Vergne High School have resigned. Football coach Stanton Stevens and softball coach Brenda Morris are stepping down after 37-years combined at the school.
We contacted many coaches about the chance to speak to their school, fans and especially their players - and share their thoughts on this unforgettable 2020 class of athletes. We didn't do an interview, we didn't put restrictions on the number of minutes or even seconds they spoke. We just wanted to give coaches a chance to speak to their players and fans. Listen to their messages here.
A special Primetime Sports Extra will air this week as we give the spring sports coaches a chance to talk to their teams, say thank you to their seniors and reflect on what has been a blow in dealing with a canceled season because of COVID-19.
PODCAST As we continue our special series of shows concentrating on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected area teams and sports events, we welcome Rockvale principal Steve Luker and Siegel Athletic Director Greg Wyant this week.
We have a special retro re-air of Rutherford County sports planned for you this week. We've been digging around in the WGNS audio vault for some past broadcasts and have put together several highlights for you.
Blackman girls basketball coach Wendi Scott surprisingly announced her resignation on Friday (4-17-20).
With the Governor's announcement of school closure for the remainder of the school year, all remaining TSSAA events for 2019-20, including all spring sports and the postponed BlueCross Basketball Championships, are cancelled.
We have another retro re-air of Rutherford County prep sports for you this Thursday (April 16). This week, we go back to 2018 when the Oakland Patriots won the latest football state title.
As we continue our special series of shows concentrating on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected area teams and sports events, we welcome TSSAA Assistant Executive Director Matt Gillespie and MTCS baseball coach Jamie Carver this week.
We have another retro re-air of Rutherford County prep sports for you this Thursday (April 9). This week, we go back to 2013 when the Smyrna Lady Bulldogs won the state softball championship.
The first edition of Primetime Sports Extra will feature Cincinnati Reds pitcher and former Smyrna athlete Sonny Gray and Siegel softball and girls basketball coach Shawn Middleton.
Amid the concerns of COVID-19 and the recommendations being made by the CDC, we feel it is in the best interest of all involved to postpone the 2020 TSSAA Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony.
The TSSAA Board of Control and Legislative Council will meet via conference call on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18, respectively. The Board will discuss the status of the currently suspended state basketball tournaments, a spring sports discussion, and the effects of the COVID-19 virus.
Miss sports like we do? WGNS is here to help you through the withdrawal with a retro re-air of some memorable prep games.
The TSSAA addresses policies and concerns surrounding spring sports amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Beginning with the Friday March 13 session, attendance at the remainder of the girls' state tournament and throughout the boys' state tournament will be limited to the team party (23-person maximum including varsity players, coaches, and team support personnel), their immediate families, and school administrators of the qualifying schools.
The top girls and boys basketball players in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association were honored by being named the winners of the Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards. Eagleville's Riley McClaran was chosen the winner in Class A boys. Riverdale's Alasia Hayes was a finalist for Class AAA Miss Basketball.
The Blackman boys will open up play in the 2020 Blue Cross Basketball Championships next Wednesday (March 18th) at 1:15pm with Mt. Juliet. All state tournament games will be played at MTSU's Murphy Center.
Below are the tournament brackets for our local Rutherford County prep basketball teams.
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