Success is a trademark of Houston excellence in all areas from academia to athletics to arts. For two decades, Houston Athletics has cemented its reputation as “The Best of The Preps,” when it comes to interscholastic athletics. This excellence was especially seen this spring with several Houston varsity sports competing at this year’s State Tournament, know around Tennessee as, The Spring Fling. The five HHS sports represented at state further cements the tireless work our coaches and athletes put in to not only perform on the field and track, but also maintaining excellence in the classroom.
Two State Championships – 800m & 4x800 Team Relay
4TH Place Overall
Colin Jones won the 800 meter dash giving Houston it’s 56th Individual State Title in school history, and teammate Keaton Jones was within arms reach at the finish line.
The State Championship 4x800 Relay team had both Colin and Keaton, along with Charles Parker and Sorre Bah.
These State Titles propelled our overall finish to 4th place finish in the final meet of the year.
Our seniors competed in the State Finals for the 4th consecutive year after compiling another undefeated regular season and Top 3 national ranking.
Coach Wolff singled out Senior Captains Colin Scott, Sabstian Musicante and Rex Jester as models for the type of leadership his program has come to represent over the years.
You can read about the exciting championship game here, in the Commercial Appeal.
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Individual Doubles partners Allison Griffith and Lindsay Carney brought home some hardware for the school district as well.
After sweeping matches against Siegel and Hendersonville, they finished their incredible run as the 2nd best double pair in Tennessee.
Following in this trend of incredibly athletic young women, our girls’ track team also had great success at state.
Junior Ella Baran sped to a 4th place in 3200 meter and 3rd place in the 1600 meter, while teammate Lanea Wallace grabbed 3rd place in the 400 meter.
After collecting our 5th consecutive Region Championship, we continued our well earned reputation of hard nosed play at the State Tournament.
Some highlights from State include: Seniors Terrell Tatum’s 4 runs, 3 hits, and 3 RBI and the 3 hits and 2 RBI by Barrone Porter. Junior Matthew Reed also got the save in a 7-6 win over Beech High School, despite a thunderstorm, and pitched 6 shut-out innings in a 12 inning game against Stewarts Creek.
Athletic Coordinator Chad Becker said this of the teams at state this week, “Once again, this year we had amazing success athletically at Houston High.”
That could not be more true, and we are immeasurably excited here at GMSD for all of our athletes efforts this season both at state and all year. We can’t wait for another year of the “best getting better” and congratulations to all!