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CHARLOTTE – Friday Night Rivals has been putting on a show for the last 12 seasons, showcasing the area’s top high school football games.

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Main Street Preps has named its inaugural Super 22 team – a collection of the top 22 high school football players in Middle Tennessee, spanning across nine counties. 

DICKSON – Battle Creek, a new middle school playing in its first-ever football game, traveled to Dickson Middle on Thursday night, and the Dragons got their season started off with a bang. The Dragons defeated Battle Creek 28-14 with strong performances from their running backs and defense.

CHARLOTTE – New head coach Jeremy Baker has taken over the Creek Wood volleyball program, and his first season is lining up to be a productive one even though his team is relatively inexperienced.

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DICKSON – Coach Sara Robertson will begin the 2019 Dickson Volleyball season without last season’s player of the year Kacey Donegan and the rest of a large senior class from a season ago, but she still has Anna Kate Humphreys and Maddie Perez, both of whom are varsity team captains.

CHARLOTTE – The Creek Wood softball team got back onto the field recently for the first time since finishing third in the state tournament last spring.

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The Dickson County Youth Athletic Association team won the 13-14 Dixie Youth state championship and qualified for the Dixie Youth World Series to be held in Aiken, S.C., starting Aug. 2.

DICKSON – Both Creek Wood’s and Dickson County’s girls soccer teams came together to hone their skills and get a little more coaching at a soccer camp last week.

Dickson County High School took part in a small 7-on-7 tournament at Montgomery Central last week with Kenwood and Clarksville also participating.

CHARLOTTE – Creek Wood’s scheduled 7-on-7 event with Clarksville Academy last Tuesday was cancelled because of the threat of rough weather so with an open evening, coach Houston Thiel decided to work on routes and defensive concepts.

CHARLOTTE – Creek Wood head football coach Houston Thiel is continuing to build a strong foundation for the future of Red Hawk football as he, along with several of his players, hosted a youth football camp last week.

Several students from Dickson Taekwondo participated in the Choong Sil Taekwondo Federation’s tournament in Clarksville on April 27. Students from all over the southeast United States competed in this regional tournament. Most of Dickson Taekwondo’s students walked away with a trophy or meda…

DICKSON – Last week, Dickson County High School football coach Randy Murphree said he had about 95 players at practice. There were about 105 at spring practice. The practice had the players working at stations by position. Murphree said he is happy with what he’s seen so far. “We’re just working on basic fundamentals and carrying over with what we worked on in June,” he said. “We just want to work on the little things like attention to detail. I think it’s going well and, really, we’ve still got a lot of kids here which is a good problem to have. We also have some new coaches here so we’re trying to get adjusted to that. It’s all coming together, and I just really like the attitudes everyone is bringing.” — CASEY PATRICK

CHARLOTTE – The Creek Wood football team began 7-on-7 drills recently and the season begins Aug. 23, but coach Houston Thiel is already emphasizing fundamentals. “We’re working on everything right now,” Thiel said. “We’ve got a lot to install both offensively and defensively so right now is just a time of learning for everybody. We are ways away from being able to put on pads so right now we’re just installing and talking about coverages and blitzes on defense and working on our running plays and what we’re looking for in the passing game on offense. A lot of things right now are simple because there’s only so much you can do without pads on.” — CASEY PATRICK

DICKSON – After an abrupt exit by Jason Tigert the Dickson County High School boys basketball program needed a new leader. Hal Murrell, an assistant to Tigert last season, was the choice.