Board Member &
Sports Fan Mark North
McGavock’s 39th annual invitational wrestling tournament featured a star studded field from across the state. McGavock’s team finished third, and MNPS grapplers took home several individual honors.
Garang Madut (Glencliff), Carlos Garcia (McGavock), Ronquai Love (MLK), Jamal Donoso (Glencliff), and Nolan Sexton (McGavock) each won the tournament championship in their respective weight classes.
Gerald Hold (Hillsboro), M. Johnson (Cane Ridge), Carlos Harrison (McGavock), Trevion Jones (Antioch), and Jordan Bradley (Hunters Lane) each placed second.
Danny Erazo (Glencliff), Clarence Mathis (Antioch), Brayan Garcia (Hillsboro), Justin Holland (Hunters Lane), Jahmare Anthony (Hillwood), and Keith Harris (MLK) each finished third.
Congratulations to all our MNPS grapplers!
All Star Game Honors
Caleb Azubike of McGavock (a Vanderbilt commitment) was named the Defensive MVP of The Toyota All Star Classic while leading the West All-Stars to victory in the annual match-up of top-level high school gridders from across the state. Another MNPS student-athlete, Ladarius Vanlier of Maplewood, was the leading rusher for the West squad. Carl Jones, Jr., a senior at MLK and member of the Pearl-Cohn football team, played center for the West team.
Go see the great match-ups this weekend on the hardwood:
Friday December 16:
- East Lit Eagles travel to MLK Royals;
- Glencliff Colts go to Father Ryan;
- Hunters Lane Warriors host Hillsboro Burros;
- Hillwood Hilltoppers head over to West End to play MBA (boys game only);
- Hume Fogg Knights travel to Whites Creek Cobras;
- Pearl-Cohn Firebirds host Maplewood Panthers;
- Stratford Spartans travel to CPA;
- And in the battle of the Overtons: Memphis Overton (or as we call them, Overton the Less) visits MNPS to play the real Overton Bobcats.
MNPS home games are at MLK, Hunters Lane, Whites Creek, Pearl-Cohn, and Overton.
Friday and Saturday:
- Antioch Bears will play out in Wilson County in the Mt. Juliet Classic tournament; and
- Cane Ridge Ravens travel to Sumner County for the Hendersonville Christmas tournament.
Saturday December 17:
- Hillwood Hilltoppers travel to Nashville Christian; and
- Hillsboro Burros (boys’ team) will play in the Independence Classic tournament in Williamson County
Pick some games and enjoy the hoops.
Exam Week Advice (or I heard this from a Coach)
Show your poise and composure; be prepared; always improve; and never give up.
Good luck on exams and have a safe and happy holiday break.
-- Mark North
MNPS: The First Choice for Perseverance