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Playing in different districts won’t diminish Bearden-Farragut rivalry

Having already accomplished their first big goal of the season – winning the regular season district championship Sept. 12 – the Bearden girls soccer team now looks to get a rivalry win against Farragut on Thursday. The Lady Bulldogs (8-3-2, 4-0 District 2-AAA) outscored district opponents by a whopping 21-0, and although Farragut (7-5) may […]

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Bearden running game looking for more success at Science Hill

Bearden’s strong run game has helped already them in key wins this year, and the Bulldogs will look to continue this trend Friday when they go on the road in league play for the first time this season. Perhaps the main reason for this success is junior running back DJ Cox. Through the first four games, Cox has […]

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Goalkeepers Mink, Jones leading Bearden’s tough defense

On tough days, a goalkeeper might be content to get off the field having conceded only two goals. Through eight games, though, Bearden senior Abby Mink and junior Maggie Jones have allowed only two goals in the entire season. Coach Ryan Radcliffe thinks this is a result of her hard work through her four years […]

Bearden gets third win of the season over South Doyle

Bearden beat South Doyle 27-14 on Thursday night in another excellent defense performance. South Doyle (1-3) came out swinging, scoring on their first possession of the game, and Bearden (3-1, 1-0 Region 1-6A) didn’t answer back until two possessions later on a one-yard rush from sophomore quarterback Collin Ironside. Bearden had a strong start to […]

Bearden’s defense pitches shut out, as Bulldogs win region opener

The weather did not hold off for Bearden’s Friday night matchup against Jefferson County, but that didn’t stop Bearden from getting a win. Bearden shut out the Patriots 23-0 in their Region 1-6A opener. Bearden (2-1, 1-0 Region 6A) held Jefferson County (2-1, 0-1 Region 6A) scoreless in this rainy four quarters. The game was […]

Bearden football looks to continue success against Cleveland

Bearden’s football team will take on Cleveland on Friday, after defeating West to open the season Saturday. The Bulldogs beat West 17-3 on an excellent defensive performance, and they will look to carry that success with them this Friday. “We just kind of have to do the same thing,” defensive coordinator Brian Milan said. “We ran to the […]

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Bearden cross country looking to start off season strong

Bearden’s cross country teams will kick off their seasons Aug. 26 at Oak Ridge High School. “If both boys and girls teams work hard and individually improve, it is a successful season,” head coach Patty Thewes said. The boys bring back their top runner from a year ago in senior Nathaniel Blalock. Last season, the boys placed fifth in […]

Glover, Scott highlight talented senior class for Lady Soccer Dogs

As the coach of one of the state’s most successful soccer programs, Coach Ryan Radcliffe deals with a problem every year – the departure of a highly-decorated senior class. The good news? It just means another talented senior class has to get ready to accept the leadership burden. This year is no different, and this group […]

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Bearden tennis tryouts set for Friday

Tryouts for Bearden’s tennis team will be held Friday from 4-6 p.m. at the BHS tennis courts. All athletes must have an updated physical form to participate in tryouts. Last season, the girls team won district, region, and substate. They made it to the state finals and finished runner up to Brentwood, 4-1. Julia Adams won […]

Bearden track and field athletes look to make their mark at state meet

After an outstanding performance from Bearden’s track and field team over the weekend at regionals, athletes now look forward to the state championship in Murfreesboro. Last year, the boys placed fourth, and this year they hope to win their first state championship since 1975. Events run May 22-26. Bearden’s state qualifying athletes include Jacob Sobota […]

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