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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of August 5 – August 11


Saturday, Aug 5th

No event results

Sunday, Aug 6th

No event results

Monday, Aug 7th

No event results

Tuesday, Aug 8th

Boys Varsity Golf
Macon County
th Place
Girls Varsity Golf
Macon County
th Place

Wednesday, Aug 9th

No event results

Thursday, Aug 10th

Boys Varsity Golf
Mt. Juliet Portland 9 Holes
th Place
Girls Varsity Golf
Mt. Juliet Portland
th Place

Friday, Aug 11th

No event results

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Wildcats News · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN


New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)

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Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)

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Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)

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To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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Wildcats News · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN


Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from Active.com’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:

 

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Wildcats News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of April 29 – May 5


Saturday, Apr 29th

Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Ezell-Harding Christian School
W 18 – 2

Sunday, Apr 30th

No event results

Monday, May 1st

Coed Varsity Track
Freshmen Boys Championship at MBA
N/A
Coed Varsity Track
Freshmen Girls Championship at McGavock
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Station Camp High School
W 2 – 8
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. White House Heritage High School
W 3 – 2
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Station Camp High School
W 3 – 6
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Lebanon High School
W 1 – 4

Tuesday, May 2nd

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Portland High School
W 6 – 13
Coed Varsity Track
Great 8 at Vanderbilt University
N/A

Wednesday, May 3rd

Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Mt. Juliet HS
L 1 – 3 SUMMARY

Thursday, May 4th

Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Central Magnet High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Central Magnet High School
N/A

Friday, May 5th

Coed Varsity Track
Charlie Harper Relays at Brentwood Academy
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Portland High School
N/A

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Wildcats News · Which region’s high schools had the strongest NFL Draft? – Presented by VNN


The NFL Draft took place last week in Philadelphia. Held on the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it was the first draft held entirely outdoors, and was the most attended in history with more than 250,000 people attending. Over three days, all 32 NFL teams chose players who they hope could be the future of their franchise.

In the next few pages, check out all the players drafted by their hometown high school, and vote for the region you think has grown the strongest draft class!

Voting closes on Sunday, May 14th at 3pm EST / 12pm PST.

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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of April 22 – April 28


Saturday, Apr 22nd

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Ooltewah High School
L 8 – 7

Sunday, Apr 23rd

No event results

Monday, Apr 24th

Girls Varsity Tennis
@
N/A
Boys Varsity Tennis
@
N/A

Tuesday, Apr 25th

Girls Varsity Tennis
@
N/A
Boys Varsity Tennis
@
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. Mount Juliet Senior High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Hendersonville High School
W 10 – 3
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Riverdale High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Riverdale High School
L 0 – 2
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Mount Juliet Senior High School
W 3 – 2

Wednesday, Apr 26th

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Mount Juliet Senior High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Tennis
vs.
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Hendersonville High School
W 16 – 21
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Mount Juliet Senior High School
W 4 – 5

Thursday, Apr 27th

No event results

Friday, Apr 28th

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Lebanon High School
L 14 – 4
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Lebanon High School
N/A SUMMARY

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Wildcats News · Best of the Best: Tennessee’s Top Sports Story – Presented by VNN


April’s top story from across Tennessee comes from Bartlett High School in Bartlett, who have multiple alumni chasing big-league baseball dreams.

Former Panthers Chasing Big League Dreams

Originally posted on wearebartlett.com

Bartlett City Schools have a lot to be proud of these days in academics as well as athletics and much of it is owed in no small part to those Panthers who came before and added to the rich tapestry of excellence at Bartlett High School.

As baseball season ramps up for the the Panthers, Bartlett High School and Bartlett Panthers Baseball would like to honor three former Panthers who are pursuing their dreams in their professional baseball careers.

Daniel Wright (left) currently plays in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization…

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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of April 15 – April 21


Saturday, Apr 15th

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Christian Academy Of Knoxville
L 5 – 4
Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Oakland High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Clarksville Northeast High School
N/A

Sunday, Apr 16th

No event results

Monday, Apr 17th

Coed Varsity Track
District 9AAA Championship at Hendersonville High School
N/A

Tuesday, Apr 18th

Coed Varsity Track
District 9AAA Championship at Hendersonville High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Lebanon High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Gallatin High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Lebanon High School
N/A

Wednesday, Apr 19th

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs. Lebanon High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Beech Senior High School
L 2 – 4
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Hendersonvile
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Lebanon High School
N/A

Thursday, Apr 20th

Boys Varsity Tennis
@
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Hendersonville High School
N/A

Friday, Apr 21st

Boys Varsity Tennis
vs.
N/A
Girls Varsity Tennis
vs.
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Tullahoma High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Beech Senior High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ White County High School
N/A

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