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Senior softball players hoping experience will lead to first trip to state

At the dawn of this season’s new campaign, the softball team looks to add to their success from prior seasons. This season, Bearden is led by a group of seniors that have been almost unmatched in the program’s history. This group has won 78 games over their first three seasons and now looks to add

Bearden baseball looks to be contender in loaded East Tennessee

Last season, Bearden’s baseball team had a successful campaign, including a thrilling road victory at Farragut and a strong second place finish in an incredibly talented district behind Hardin Valley. The Bulldogs will have another tough road ahead of them this season, but this time it may be even more challenging than ever. “I grew

Lady Bulldogs’ historic season comes to an end

One of the most successful seasons in Bearden girls basketball history has come to a close. The Lady Bulldogs (31-5, 14-0 District 4-AAA) went undefeated in the district during the regular season and made it all the way to the state tournament semifinals, tied with the 1980-81 team for the best run in program history. “This year’s group

Profiles: Seniors DeLong, Marlow trade one football for another

In the past, a Bearden senior football player’s career has come to an end, and he has found himself with no spring workouts to keep him occupied. So he has wanted to find something athletic to fill his final semester. This season, Bearden football standouts Griffin DeLong and Matthew Marlow have also finished their football careers and now

Softball program funds new building with batting cages

After several years of waiting for an on-campus facility to call its own, the Bearden softball program has finally achieved that dream. This dream comes in the form of a 4,200 square foot, state-of-the-art building which includes three batting cages, as well as two separate cages for pitching. It also features an area complete with

Lady Bulldogs one win away from first ever state title game appearance

The Lady Bulldogs have made it to the state tournament three times in the history of the Bearden girls basketball program. Two of those trips have come in the past three years under Coach Justin Underwood. This Bearden team, though, now has a chance to do something that’s never been done in program history – go

Lady Bulldogs headed back to Murfreesboro for state tournament

As the final buzzer sounded after Chanler Geer’s game-winning shot over Jefferson County on Monday, the Lady Bulldogs rejoiced. For second time in three seasons, the Bearden girls basketball team is headed to the state tournament. “I think it’s exciting, and it’s fulfilling for all the hard work and time that has gone into this

The Bark launches new site for all athletics coverage

The Bark will now post all sports stories on beardenbarksports.com as of Jan. 26, 2015. This new site will provide not only all of The Bark’s stories written about Bearden athletics, but it will also provide team rosters, schedules, and score reports provided by the various Bearden coaches. We hope that this site will provide

Bearden basketball team still set on winning district tournament

In the past 22 seasons of Bearden boys basketball, the program has produced a combined 25 district titles in the regular season and tournament. Though the Bulldogs did not win the regular season district title this season, they are still very much in play for a tournament championship. Bearden (26-2, 12-2 District 4-AAA) is the

Lady Bulldogs confident heading into postseason

When this season started for Bearden, there were many questions at who would fill in for the loss of exceptionally talented seniors. It turns out they had plenty of answers to those questions. The Lady Bulldogs average between 7-12 points among their top six players, and have had six different leading scorers throughout the season.