Knoxville Webb boys and girls win one for the thumb Gary Gosch Nov 10, 2016

Knoxville Webb's boys and girls teams won their fifth straight TSSAA DII A Cross Country title Saturday at Steeplechase.

"This is our fifth straight title on both sides, but I can only take credit for three of them," said Spartan coach Bobby Holcombe.  "We had another coach the first two years.  I'm glad I'm able to keep it up."

Central Magnet, Knoxville Catholic have last hoorah Gary Gosch Nov 09, 2016

Central Magnet and Knoxville Catholic had their last hoorah in TSSAA  Class A-AA.  Next year they move up to Class AAA.

The Tigers captured the girls crown with  61 points.  Catholic was second with 97.

On the boys side, the Fighting Irish nipped Page, 80-81, to win.

BA, Brentwood boys dominate Gary Gosch Nov 08, 2016

Is it possible for the best to get even better?

It sure looked like it during the TSSAA Cross Country championships Saturday at Steeplechase.

Brentwood Academy captured its third straight D II AA title with just 22 points and Brentwood won its fifth crown in the last six years  with 29 points.  Father Ryan finished behind BA with 79 points and Wilson Central was a distance second in the large school division with 132 points.

Ravenwood’s Sleenhof overcomes injuries to post state’s best time Gary Gosch Sep 19, 2016

“I was kind of surprised that I ran that fast,” Sleenhof said of her winning time at the Berry College Clara Bowl High School Invitational. “I don’t wear a watch when I run and I only heard my mile split (5:39) so I wasn’t sure how fast I was going. We came up a little hill near the finish line and I could see the clock up ahead and saw what it said and I just went for it (the finish line) as fast as I could.”

Helton wins middle school mile state championship Gary Gosch May 20, 2012


Page Middle School’s Jon Helton used a strong finish to claim the Middle School Mile State Championship Saturday at Centennial High School in Franklin.

Helton clocked a 4:47.2 to win the 1600 race.  Grassland Middle’s Nate Mihnovich led most of the race and finished second in 4:49.8.

“I was hoping to try and  run even splits the whole way,” said Helton.  “It didn’t quite work out that way, but it’s still OK.  I still won.”