Spring Fling: Brentwood brings home titles in soccer, track and field

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:19pm
Staff reports

Brentwood High School and Brentwood Academy each won boys track and field championships Friday at the BlueCross Spring Fling.

Martin Luther King came up just short of delivering sweeps for Middle Tennessee in the boys meet and for the school in Class A/AA. MLK’s girls won their third straight state championship a day earlier.

James Lazas got Brentwood off to a good start Monday and Tuesday when he won the decathlon. In the event finals he delivered a first-place finish in the long jump and third in the triple jump as he single-handedly accounted for more than one-third of the Bruins’ 74 points. Memphis Central was a distance second with 42.

Jalen Ramsey, the Division II decathlon champion, won the 200 and-meter dashes and the long jump as the Eagles rolled up 111 points. Montgomery Bell Academy was second with 99.5.

MLK got wins from Sam Klockenkemper (1,600) and Justice Wooten (300 hurdles) but scored 48 points, one behind the winner, Sheffield.


• Hunter Newman had three hits and threw a five-hit shutout as Goodpasture won the Class AA championship with a 10-0, five-inning victory over Spring Hill.

It was the school’s eighth TSSAA baseball championship, tied with Farrgut for second-most all-time. Christian Brothers has won 10.

Newman doubled home the first run as the Cougars (38-3-1) scored six in the first and never looked back. They added three in the second and one in the third and then relied on Newman, who allowed five hits and three walks but no runs.

Jay Rhoten and Kyle Strickland had two hits apiece. Strickland drove in two runs.


• Ravenwood’s Sean Karl won his third straight boys Class AAA championship with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Cordova’s Drew Forsyth. He dropped only one set in his three tournament matches.

Ravenwood’s Iris Hao and Lauren Caballero rolled 6-0, 6-0 in the Class AAA girls doubles final. The pair dropped just six games in the tournament.

• Christ Presbyterian Academy’s Lucas Spickard defeated Jackson Lenoir 6-4, 6-4 in the Class A/AA boys final. It was the closest of Spickard’s three matches.

• University School of Nashville’s Michael King cruised to the Division II-A boys championship with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over Nick Wiseman of Evangelical Christian. King did not drop a set in the tournament.

King’s teammates Sathvik Reddy and Michael Stepheanides fell 7-6, 6-4 to Knoxville Webb’s Brian Carman and Lorenzo Rollhauser in the boys doubles final.

• Montgomery Bell Academy’s Palmer Campbell lost 6-1, 6-0 to Memphis University School sophomore Walker Simms in the Division II-AA boys championship.

Campbell’s teammates Mark Lowe and Andrew Karpos fell 6-0, 6-4 to Baylor’s Eric Roddy and Marko Mandic in the boys doubles final.


• Josh Wild’s goal in the 72nd minute was all that Brentwood got. It also was all the nationally-ranked Bruins needed to win the Class AAA championship with a 1-0 victory over Collierville.

Brentwood (19-1-2) was outshot by one and was even in corner kicks but goalie Matt Churitch made six saves for his only shutout of the tournament.

Matt England assisted on the goal.


• Davidson Academy forced a decisive game in the Division II-A tournament with a 3-1 victory over USJ in the first contest of the championship round.

Savannah Peek had three hits and two RBIs. Savannah Hill struck out 14 while she allowed just three hits and one run.

• Goodpasture lost 2-0 to Gibbs and finished as the runner-up in Class AA.

Goodpasture (25-7) needed to win twice in order to claim the title but managed just two hits – a double by Morgan Warren and a single from Tamara Hensley – in the first game of the championship round.