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Titans tap ‘Coach of the Year’

Titans tap ‘Coach of the Year’

The Tennessee Titans have named Rodney Saulsberry, head football coach of Whitehaven High School, the 2012 Titans High School Football Coach of the Year.

In a rematch of last year's state final, the Whitehaven Tigers defeated the Maryville Rebels 36-35, ending the Rebels' 43-game win streak and capturing their first-ever state championship.

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Friday Fights!: An idea with punch

Friday Fights!: An idea with punch

Friday night (Nov. 30) was a great night for boxing fans in Memphis!

The return of Friday Fights to the city came with a great card of boxing matches flush with all the requisite elements of big time boxing – beautiful ring girls (local models), a dynamic announcer (Leon Gray), a raucous crowd and celebrities (local and national). And all at a phenomenal under-appreciated venue!

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The Zach Randolph Show

The Zach Randolph Show

It was Z-bo night at the FedExForum on Tuesday.

Literally.

It really was.

The crowd was proof and so was his finish.

Randolph led all scorers and tallied a season-high 38 points and 22 rebounds. He emerged in the fourth quarter and dominated the game in overtime during which Memphis outscored the Suns 14 to 4.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Perfect ending for Whitehaven

Perfect ending for Whitehaven

The Rebels of Maryville High School were on the doorstep of their third consecutive TSSAA state title in Division 1, 6A going into Saturday night's championship game against the Whitehaven High Tigers at Tennessee Tech University's Tucker Stadium in Cookeville, Tenn.

In a rematch of the 2011 championship game, Whitehaven closed the door on Maryville's title hopes, emerging with a 36-35 overtime victory – the cap to a perfect 15-0 season.

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Record-breaking $5.7 million raised St. Jude Memphis Marathon

Record-breaking $5.7 million raised St. Jude Memphis Marathon

A record 18,500 people registered for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon held on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event surpassed its fundraising goal of $5 million, with a record $5.7 million raised to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

St. Jude is the sole charity of the event and one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases.

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New KIPP Memphis football program is next challenge for ‘Undefeated’ star

New KIPP Memphis football program is next challenge for ‘Undefeated’ star

Bill Courtney, star of the Academy Award winning documentary "Undefeated" and former head football coach of Manassas High School, announced on MemphiSport Live (MSL) Saturday (Dec. 1) that he is returning to coach high school football in North Memphis.

Courtney has agreed to take his coaching talents to charter school KIPP Memphis for their first year of varsity football.

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