Sumner County Middle School Academic League Hosts 9th Annual County Championships


On Saturday, February 10, the Sumner County Academic League hosted more than 100 players from 9 middle schools for the annual County Championships. The event featured 21 teams vying for the coveted county title and all-county honors.

Among the standout performances, the A team from Merrol Hyde emerged as the champions, completing a perfect season by securing 1st place finishes in both the regular season and the county tournament.

The top 5 teams from the regular season, based on their outstanding performances, were as follows:

Merrol Hyde A
Portland West A
Merrol Hyde B
Shafer A
Knox Doss A

In the highly competitive county tournament, the top 5 teams that demonstrated exceptional knowledge and strategic gameplay were:

Merrol Hyde A
Merrol Hyde B
TW Hunter A
Portland West A
Shafer A

The 2023-2024 All County Team:

Reagan Westbrook- Knox Doss
Keane Rexroat-Knox Doss
Shaurya Desai- Rucker Stewart
Jackson Curry- TW Hunter
Jacob Bangean-Shafer
Emmy Greene-TW Hunter
Thomas Stadler-Hawkins
Joshua Medrano-Rucker Stewart
Ben Butler-Merrol Hyde
Mason Henderson- TW Hunter
Caleb Hawkins-Liberty Creek
Jett Beasley-Ellis
Elijah Schulz-Shafer
Alaina Calabrese-Merrol Hyde
Austin Mariott-TW Hunter
Cole Taylor-Ellis
Jadiel Espinosa-Rucker Stewart
John Watts-Portland West
Carson Tidwell-Merrol Hyde
Most Improved Player Awards:
Knox Doss- John Julia
Rucker-Stewart- Jadiel Espinosa
Hunter- Jackson Curry
Hawkins- Shiv Patel
Ellis- Cole Taylor
Merrol Hyde- Gus Blomquist
Liberty Creek- Allison Marta
Portland West- Eli Freeman
Shafer- Brayden Vaske