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2023-2024 ALL COUNTY BASKETBALL TEAM

This week’s edition includes the 2023-2024 All County Basketball Teams for the girls and boys – Headlined by Boys Player of the Year, Cooper Williams (Forks River) and Girls Player of the Year, Makenna White (Smith Co. Middle School)

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Layne Bussell named Owls basketball head coach

By Shea Haile Courier Sports CARTHAGE — Smith County High introduced Layne Bussell last Tuesday as the new SCHS Owls boys basketball head coach. Bussell will begin a new chapter in Carthage after leading the Algood Middle School boys program to the TMSAA (Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association) sectional final and to the Upper Cumberland…

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High School Baseball, Softball introductions

This week’s edition includes introductions to the baseball and softball teams of Smith County High School and Gordonsville High School. Each team preview includes rosters, schedules, quotes from the coaches, and outlooks of each team. Read more inside… COURIER SPORTS

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TIGERS ON TO THE FINAL FOUR

The Gordonsville Tigers basketball team has clinched a spot in the Class 1A “Final Four” with a 49-40 overtime victory over Memphis Middle College. GHS will play Frank Hughes on Friday at 2:15 in the 1A semifinals. It is the first semifinal appearance in the program’s history.

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GAVE THEIR ALL; Lady Owls late push not enough in quarterfinal loss to Class 2A power Gatlinburg-Pittman

CLASS 2A STATE TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS Gatlinburg-Pittman 54, Lady Owls 46 By Terry Collins Courier Sports MURFREESBORO — The Smith County High Lady Owls basketball team made the school’s second state tournament appearance last Thursday afternoon at the Murphy Center 0n the campus of MTSU. The Lady Owls faced off against Class 2A’s third-ranked squad in Gatlinburg-Pittman who…

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Tigerettes capture first title since 2012 in dominant fashion against Lady Owls

COUNTY ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL TOURNEY GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP Gordonsville 43, Smith Co. Middle 11   By Terry Collins,  Shea Haile  Courier Sports CARTHAGE -— The Gordonsville Tigerettes were the top seed going into the Smith County Elementary Tournament which was held at Bill Landreth Gym in Carthage. The Big Blue left no doubt after last Monday night’s performance which…

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Bulldogs end 23 year title drought with double digit victory over Defeated

COUNTY ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL TOURNEY BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Forks River 51, Defeated 33   By Terry Collins, Shea Haile  Courier Sports CARTHAGE -— The top-seed Forks River Bulldogs closed out an impressive season with a 51-33 victory in the Smith County Elementary Tournament boys championship. The Bulldogs won their first county title since 2001 and finished their season with…

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