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Morrell prepares for state, while Brown will start anew in college

Junior Bryson Morrell has qualified for the state golf tournament after shooting a 71 in regionals last week. Morrell will compete Tuesday and Wednesday at Willowbrook Golf Course in Manchester with the rest of the state field. Morrell has been a prospect since the beginning of his high school career. He credits that to his […]

Stout Bearden defense leads Bulldogs into Rivalry Thursday game

The Bearden defense is the talk of the season through the Bulldogs’ first three games. The Bulldogs are giving up just 10.3 points a game, giving them the stingiest defense in Region 1-6A. Bearden (2-1) shut out Jefferson County in last Friday’s matchup. “We try to create a culture of the scoreboard doesn’t matter,” defensive coordinator Brian […]

Bearden welcomes two coaches from Israeli Football League

The two newest additions to Bearden’s football program may still be learning about America’s most popular sport, but they need no lessons in the mental toughness that teams need in order to be successful. “No matter what the odds are, I will fight,” Coach Noam Dalal said. This is the motto that Coach Dalal and Coach […]

Brown off to fast start in 2017 for girls golf team

During the summer, senior Emma Brown stayed busy in her craft of golf. A week before school, she participated in a competition where she placed first. “It was a difficult course, and I had never played there before,” Brown said. The following Tuesday, Brown placed second in a competition, and last Wednesday she hit a 37 […]

Houser quietly leading Bulldog receiving corps, offense

The Bearden football coaching staff is adamant about being humble and pushing the mentality of “TOI” – team over individuals. That is truly the embodiment of Bearden senior wide receiver Dawson Houser. Possessing a still tongue with a booming presence on the field, he is one of the most important leaders in this senior class, even […]

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Parrott emphasizing defense, character as new boys basketball coach

Change is in the air for the Bearden boys basketball team, and the biggest change can be found in the coaching staff. Last year marked the end of Coach Mark Blevins’s renowned tenure leading the Bulldogs. Enter Coach Jeremy Parrott. Coach Parrott has been a head coach at the high school level for 15 seasons, all at Cherokee […]

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Girls golf makes strides under leadership of Dixon, Baljepally

All good things must come to an end, and the same is true for golf captains Alex Dixon and Vinila Baljepally. Baljepally competed in her final event at districts last week, but she’ll cheer on her co-captain Dixon at the state tournament next week. Dixon struggled at districts, but recovered in the regional competition to qualify […]

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Freshman duo of Ironside, Stephney already proving dangerous

The Bearden football team is bringing a fresh look to the roster, and the future is looking bright. The freshmen are bringing new depth to the team, led by quarterback Collin Ironside and wide receiver London Stephney. In his first start last week against Farragut, Ironside completed four touchdown passes, two of which were to Stephney. […]

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Junior Blalock leads cross country on course, in recovery from injury

Nathaniel Blalock has found his happiness in leadership – both when he is competing and when he was unable to. “I do my best to set a standard of working hard,” the junior cross country runner said. Added cross country coach Patty Thewes: “He is the real deal when it comes to being a leader.” Blalock, the […]

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Houser’s confidence, versatility lead Bearden over Karns

One thing is for certain: the Bearden football team is confident in its new starting quarterback. And Dawson Houser’s own confidence isn’t hurting. In his first start of his career in replacement of the graduated Cameron Jones, Houser led the Bulldogs (1-0) to a 59-7 blowout win over Karns (0-1). “I worked really hard to get […]

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