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- Sports reporter
05/16/2012 - current
Memphis-area high school athletes excel on many stages
Published 10/07/2012 at midnight
Memphis' sports heart beats in sync with bouncing basketballs. It's long been that way, with hoops stars such as Penny Hardaway top of mind in any discussion of the best athletes produced by area high schools.
Matt Mitchell wins MGA Amateur by one stroke over Mike Albonetti
Published 07/25/2012 at midnight
It came down to the final putt by both players, with Mitchell draining a birdie putt on the 18th hole.
Matt Cooper dominates Memphis Publinks
Published 07/22/2012 at midnight
In just three days, former University of Memphis golfer Matt Cooper transformed a recurring nightmare into a cherished memory.
No. 16 seed Danielle Collins endures to reach semifinals
Published 07/21/2012 at 3 a.m.
With the top remaining seeds advancing in straight sets early Friday morning at The Racquet Club, the best match was saved for last.
Redbirds' Matt Adams, back from DL, picks up where he left off
Published 07/20/2012 at midnight
A bothersome elbow has been just a minor speed bump for Redbird Matt Adams, who has climbed bigger obstacles on his way to the edge of the major leagues.
Dallas native advances at Girls 18 tennis
Published 07/19/2012 at midnight
Featuring two of the top remaining seeds in the USTA 18 Clay Court Championships, Wednesday's match between No. 17 seed Peggy Porter and No. 5 seed Madeline Lipp figured to be a tough one.
New York native Jamie Loeb does her Mom proud
Published 07/18/2012 at midnight
Jamie Loeb's mother was nowhere to be seen during her match at the Racquet Club of Memphis Tuesday, but that was by design.
Emerald Able, 14, dispatches nerves, opponent in clay court championships opener
Published 07/16/2012 at midnight
The gravity of the moment hit 14-year-old Emerald Able as she took Court No. 4 for her first match in the USTA Girls 18 National Clay Court Championships at The Racquet Club of Memphis on Sunday morning.
Redbirds-backed RBI youth baseball program still a hit
Published 07/10/2012 at midnight
The gloves and bats aren't theirs, but the kids don't care. They spend three hours a day, four days a week on the makeshift field anyway.
Redbirds break promise, lose to Nashville Sounds 2-0
Published 07/09/2012 at midnight
The Redbirds couldn't channel their inner Broadway Joe on a night advertised to the fans as "Guaranteed Win Night" as they continued their recent skid with a 2-0 loss to Nashville on Sunday at AutoZone Park.
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