Wormsley, Webb state champ coach, elected to TBCA Hall of Fame

Clark Wormsley, former Webb School of Knoxville varsity baseball head coach who led the Spartans to a Division II state title in 2010, was inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame last week.

Wormsley guided his varsity baseball team for more than 20 years before resigning, winning 445 games that included seven region titles and six state tournament appearances [runner-up finishes in 2003, 2005 and 2011].

“As far as his success on the field he’s one of the most successful coaches in Tennessee,” said Dave Meske, Webb athletic director and varsity football head coach.

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Higgins ‘proud’ despite L

Lady Ads rally in 4Q, then fade in final two minutes at Maryville

Chris Dalton, Farragut senior guard, is surrounded by Maryville defenders near the basket.
MARYVILLE — Farragut was on the verge of a huge road victory at Maryville Friday night, but poor free throw shooting, two ill-timed fouls and a turnover with just seconds to play doomed the Admirals.

The Red Rebels, twice fouled in backcourt in the final 30 seconds, sank four free throws to overcome a 2-point deficit and take the lead.

Rallying from a nine-point second quarter deficit, Farragut saw its game-winning three-point basket attempt rim out just before the final buzzer, as MHS held on for a 48-46 District 4-AAA victory Jan. 12.

Meanwhile, the FHS Lady Admirals used a 9-0 run to close a 12-point Maryville lead to three, 49-46, with under three minutes to play.

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Spartans all business in win versus Warriors

KNOXVILLE — Webb School of Knoxville’s boys basketball team approached its Division II-A game against Christian Academy of Knoxville as it attacks every game. The plan yielded some positive results.

“We want to play our game. We want to play good defense and we want to play together as a team,” said Spartans guard Chase Ridenour, who scored 19 points in Webb’s 65-48 victory over the Warriors Friday night, Jan. 12, at CAK.

“Before the game we talked and we emphasized defense and coach [Ricky Norris] told us to be mature and show that we’re disciplined on defense. We wanted to play hard and play for each other,” he added.

The Spartans (17-3 overall, 3-0 in Division II-A) did just that and they were able to take control of the contest early.

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Heatherly adds to 1,000-point total, but Webb 4Q run sinks CAK girls

Amber Heatherly, CAK Lady Warriors senior guard, scored her 1,000th career point against Cleveland during a holiday tournament game in December.
KNOXVILLE — By her own admission, Webb School of Knoxville girls basketball head coach Shelley Collier was a bit troubled by her team’s free throw shooting heading into a key region game against rival Christian Academy of Knoxville.

But she had to feel better after watching her team nab a 53-45 win over the Lady Warriors on the road.

Webb [11-8 overall, 3-0 in Division II-A East/Middle play] made some clutch free throws down the stretch, converting 20 of 26 overall.

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Farragut’s McKeefery, CAK’s Chinique champs in annual Halls Invitational

KNOXVILLE --- Five area high school wrestlers earned medals at one of the Volunteer State’s prestigious tournaments Saturday.

And two of those athletes left North Knox County with championships at the Halls Invitational Jan. 13, which is traditionally contested during the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend.

Tyler McKeefery, Farragut High School junior, claimed the championship in the 113-pound weight class. Eli Chinique, Christian Academy of Knoxville senior, claimed the title in the 285-pound division.

Admirals freshman Zach Garabrandt finished third in the 126-pound weight class.

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