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2020 Tennessee High School Football season kicks off this Week

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Murfreesboro, TN – The much anticipated start of the high school football season is this week and as many as 120 games will be played during Week 1, five of which will be played on Thursday.

As we all know, “Friday Night Lights” may not look the same this year and it’s important for everyone to do their part as our students return to play. The TSSAA believes that every adult and every participant must do their part and follow the guidelines set forth by the association and conduct themselves safely and thoughtfully so that the schools can provide as many opportunities as possible for the student-athletes this fall.

It's High School Football time in Tennessee. (TSSAA)

It’s High School Football time in Tennessee. (TSSAA)

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TSSAA announces Schools can begin contact during practice effective immediately

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Hermitage, TN – Executive Order No. 55, first announced this past Tuesday, was signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today, July 31st, 2020, making contact during practice now permissible in the sports of football and girls’ soccer. Other fall sports, including golf, cross country, and volleyball were not affected by the State of Emergency Order that prohibited contact sports.

Although contact practice is now permissible, the regulations and requirements for practice and competition adopted by the Board of Control at their July 22nd meeting are still in place for all sports and must be followed.

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TSSAA adopts COVID-19 regulations, Fall Sports contingency plans

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Murfreesboro, TN – Convening its Board of Control Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 in Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) approved measures to outline the potential for a nearly complete football and girls’ soccer season.

The league also adopted unanimously its COVID-19 Coronavirus guidelines and procedures required of all member institutions who wish to compete in all athletics in the 2020-21 calendar school year.

A full copy of the regulations and fall sports rules modifications can be found on the TSSAA website.

TSSAA Board of Control met Wednesday to outline plan for Fall Sports.

TSSAA Board of Control met Wednesday to outline plan for Fall Sports.

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TSSAA postpones Hall of Fame Ceremony

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Hermitage, TN – Amid the concerns of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the recommendations being made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) feel it is in the best interest of all involved to postpone the 2020 TSSAA Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony.

The luncheon was originally set to be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro, TN.

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TSSAA Board of Control meets via Teleconference

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Nashville, TN – The TSSAA Board of Control met on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020. The meeting is normally held in person, but was conducted via teleconference due to the numerous precautions being taken regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) virus.

The Board discussed the current status of the state basketball tournaments and voted to continue with the current suspension of the state basketball tournaments and explore what options are possible to conduct the tournament at a date in the near future.

TSSAA takes action on the future of State Basketball Tournaments and Spring Sports.

TSSAA takes action on the future of State Basketball Tournaments and Spring Sports.

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Clarksville Ice Hockey Team being formed

 

Greater Nashville Scholastic Hockey league - GNASHClarksville, TN – Ice hockey players are being sought for a Clarksville/Montgomery County/Fort Campbell High School Hockey team. This team will be a part of the Greater Nashville Scholastic Hockey league (GNASH) and play other high schools in the Nashville area.

Interested boys and girls in grades 8 through 12 can contact Vikkie McCarthy at for more information and joining.

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Alex Poythress and Bashaara Graves finalists for Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards

 

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Hermitage, TN – The Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards will be presented to the top girls and boys in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association prior to the championship game awards presentation for each class, respectively.

Alex Poythress from Northeast High School is a finalist for the Class AAA Mr. Basketball. Bashaara Graves from Clarksville High School is a finalist for the Class AAA Miss Basketball.

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Clarksville Academy Mr. Basketball Finalists

 

Clarksville AcademyClarksville, TN – Clarksville Academy, a Pre-K through 12th grade private college preparatory school is proud to announce, Malcolm & Martin Smith’s recognition as finalists for the 2011 TSSAA Class A Mr. Basketball Award. This award is presented to the top girls and boys in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association prior to the championship awards for each class.

This is the first time in TSSAA history that twins have been chosen as finalists for this award. There have been only a few other times that two finalists have come from the same school. This is a true honor for Clarksville Academy, the Smith brothers, and our team.

Malcolm Smith and Martin Smith finalists for the 2011 TSSAA Class A Mr. Basketball Award.

Malcolm Smith and Martin Smith finalists for the 2011 TSSAA Class A Mr. Basketball Award.

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School Board Awards Point of Pride Recipients

 

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board recognized local recipients of awards from the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. High Schools Director Rosalyn Evans noted that it was unprecedented for one school district to receive as many awards as CMCSS from TSSAA.

From left, award recipients include: Northeast basketball coach Al Cooper, Rossview athletic director John Miller, Rossview principal Frank Myers and School Board member Eula Gardner Dowdy.

From left, award recipients include: Northeast basketball coach Al Cooper, Rossview athletic director John Miller, Rossview principal Frank Myers and School Board member Eula Gardner Dowdy.

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West Creek High School Self-Reports Rules Violation to TSSAA

 

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemThe Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Wednesday accepted West Creek High School’s recommended response after the school self-reported a TSSAA rules violation involving the school’s paying for a student’s attendance at a specialty camp this summer.

A casual comment about a student athlete’s participation in the camp led administrators to review whether the school’s sponsorship of the camp cost would violate a TSSAA rule. It was established that while the situation constitutes a violation, it also was confirmed that neither head coach Shane Goodwin nor the student was aware of the TSSAA rule. «Read the rest of this article»

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