Top sports moments

The year 2018 was filled with great sports moments in Fayetteville-Lincoln County. Following are some of the highlights and accomplishments of athletic teams and individuals during ‘18.

  • Riverside Christian Academy’s basketball programs ended the season with Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference (MTAC) championships in the varsity girls’ division and the middle school boys’ division.
  • Fayetteville’s Tiger basketball won the program’s first-ever district tournament championship.
  • Highland Rim’s Lady Hornets’ basketball team won its fourth consecutive County Tournament Championship.
  • South Lincoln’s Eagles picked their third consecutive county basketball championship in early 2018.
  • Riverside Christian Academy’s Kennedy Honey reached the 1,000 career point mark on the hardwood.
  • Will Eldridge at RCA reached 1,000 career points for Knights’ basketball.
  • Riverside’s varsity soccer team finished as the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference (MTAC) champions outscoring their opponents, 62-15.
  • Fayetteville High School’s Tiger soccer team picked up the program’s first-ever District 6-A Tournament Championship. Spencer King was selected district MVP; Keidrick Williams, Keeper of the Year; and Bret Boylan, Coach of the Year.
  • Riverside’s Lady Knight softball team dedicated its new field with the first pitch by Mike Wetherington of ADC, who made construction possible.
  • RCA’s Lady Knights’ softball claimed their second consecutive Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference (MTAC) title.
  • Falcon tennis team won its second consecutive District 8-AAA team championship. Kevin Kite won the district singles title and MVP. Coach Jonathan Brown was named Coach of the Year.
  • Lady Falcons Lucy Higgins and Julia Marsh claimed District 8-AAA doubles title. Higgins was named District Co-Player of the Year.
  • Riverside Christian Academy’s Eli Wright, member of the Knights’ baseball team, had his No. 5 jersey retired.
  • Sadie Wolaver of Fayetteville competed in the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla.
  • After a 41-year coaching career, Fayetteville High School’s Coach Alvin Palmer retired.
  • The sixth class of the Falcon Football Hall of Fame inducted Lee Ellis, Kevin Winsett, Charles Ray Palmer and Coach Alvin Palmer.
  • Fayetteville Middle School Tiger football posted its third consecutive undefeated season, now 27-0, taking the Duck River Valley Conference championship.
  • Riverside Christian Academy’s Knight football team secured a postseason MTAC Bowl spot. Coach Travis Creasy was unable to finish the season due to illness.
  • RCA cross-country’s Carson Goode won the MTAC Championship with a personal record of 18:32 for the 5k.
  • Lincoln County High School’s Garth Garris was named TSSAA District 4 Principal of the Year.
  • Lincoln County Trap Team member Michael Sisk was the 2018 AIM Grand National Junior AA Singles Champion. Sisk and Jay Kelly earned first place state championship titles. Brandon Sisk was named to the All-State Team.
  • Lady Falcon volleyball team earned Coach Sarah Grace Byrd her first District 8-AAA tournament championship.
  • Lincoln County’s football Coach Tim Johnson returned the Falcons to playoff action in his first year as head coach.
  • South Lincoln’s Lady Eagles volleyball team swept their schedule, going 16-0, to claim the county volleyball championship.
  • Flintville’s renovated gym dedicated to the memory of Joe Vann.
  • South Lincoln’s Lady Eagles basketball team won the 2018 Lions Club Tip-Off Tournament title.
  • South Lincoln’s Eagles won the 2018 Lions Club Tip-Off Tournament.
  • South Lincoln’s Lady Eagles won the county basketball tournament title.
  • South Lincoln’s Eagles won their fourth consecutive county basketball tournament championship.

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