Hawks hold on in Sexton Gym

Erasing 13-point 2nd-quarter Ads lead, HVA builds 15-point edge late, withstands rally

Tanner Granthan, Hardin Valley Academy junior point guard, looks to make a fastbreak feed as Hawks teammate Jack Niezgoda (13 in blue) and Farragut defender Elisha Brabson (13 in white) follow. Despite a late Admirals rally, HVA held on for a 69-63 win at FHS Friday, Jan. 17.
With Farragut Admirals skipper Jon Higgins saying “offense sets the tone for our defense,” FHS built a 13-point second quarter lead against Hardin Valley Academy in a huge District 4-AAA rivalry game at home Friday night, Jan. 17.

Four 3-point baskets in the first quarter from junior wing Isaiah Smith, who ended with seven (23 points overall), fueled the Ads’ fire, along with 10 points in the frame from senior guard Robby Geron.

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Wyatt, ‘Ace,’ Rogers lead FHS past Grice, Bass, HVA

Claire Wyatt, Farragut senior post/wing, tries to dribble past light-blue jerseyed Hawks defenders Allie Sexton (3) and Tori Adams. The Lady Ads won this District 4-AAA rivalry showdown 69-54 Friday, Jan. 17, at FHS.
While Hardin Valley Academy senior post Malaka Grice had a career night in points, 28, and rebounds, 14, her team couldn’t follow up a strong first-half effort against rival Farragut Friday night, Jan. 17, at FHS.

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Bulldogs win

KNOXVILLE — No District 4-AAA basketball game is easy, but for the Bearden High School boys basketball team Friday’s victory over rival Knoxville West proved surprisingly difficult to secure.

The Bulldogs would prevail and extend their winning streak to 12 games, doing so at BHS Jan. 17, but the Runnin’ Rebels certainly didn’t go quietly.

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BHS girls roll

KNOXVILLE -— Bearden High School girls basketball head coach Justin Underwood knows his team may have struggles trying to score sometimes.

But the veteran coach always expects his squad to play defense.

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