TSSAA releases alignments for athletic Districts and Regions


By Logan Horn



On Friday, November 11, the TSSAA released new alignments for athletic Districts and Regions beginning in 2017 and expiring in 2021. On Thursday, November 17, the TSSAA held a meeting for any school to appeal their alignment in any sport before the new alignments were finalized. Macon County High School did not appeal any part of the new alignment and are, “fairly satisfied for the most part,” stated MCHS Athletic Director Beverly Shoulders. The new TSSAA Classifications for 2017-2021 have been finalized and are as follows:

Macon County High School Football: Class 4A Region 3: Cumberland County High School, DeKalb County High School, Livingston Academy, Macon County High School, and Stone Memorial High School. Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball, Baseball and Softball: Class AA Region 4 District 8: Alvin C. York Institute, Cannon County High School, DeKalb County High School, Livingston Academy, Macon County High School, Smith County High School, Upperman High School, and Watertown High School. Volleyball: Class AA Region 6 District 11: Greenbrier High School, Macon County High School, Portland High School, Springfield High School, White House Heritage High School, and White House High School. Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer: Class AA Region 5 District 9: Beech Senior High School, Greenbrier High School, Macon County High School, Portland High School, Springfield High School, White House Heritage High School, and White House High School. Girls’ and Boys’ Golf: Large Division Region 5 District 9: Beech Senior High School, Gallatin High School, Greenbrier High School, Hendersonville High School, Lebanon High School, Macon County High School, Mt. Juliet High School, Portland High School, Springfield High School, Station Camp High School, White House High School, and Wilson Central High School.

Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country: Large Division Region 5:

Beech Senior High School, Clarksville High School, Creek Wood High School, Gallatin High School, Greenbrier High School, Hendersonville High School, Henry County High School, Kenwood High School, Lebanon High School, Macon County High School, Montgomery Central High School, Mt. Juliet High School, Northeast High School (Clarksville), Northwest High School (Clarksville), Portland High School, Rossview High School, Springfield High School, Station Camp High School, Sycamore High School, West Creek High School, White House High School, and Wilson Central High School.

Girls’ and Boys’ Track and Field: Large Division Section 3:

Antioch High School, Beech Senior High School, Brentwood High School, Cane Ridge High School, Centennial High School, Clarksville High School, Creek Wood High School, Dickson County High School, Franklin High School, Gallatin High School, Glencliff High School, Greenbrier High School, Hendersonville, High School, Henry County High School, Hillsboro High School, Hillwood High School, Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet, Hunters Lane High School,

Independence High School, John Overton High School, Kenwood High School, Lebanon High School, Macon County High School, Maplewood Comprehensive High School, Martin Luther King High School, McGavock High School, Montgomery Central High School, Mt. Juliet High School, Nolensville High School, Northeast High School (Clarksville), Northwest High School (Clarksville), Page High School, Portland High School, Ravenwood High School, Rossview High School, Spring Hill High School, Springfield High School, Station Camp High School, Summit High School, Sycamore High School, West Creek High School, White House High School, and Wilson Central High School.

Girls’ and Boys’ Tennis: Large Division Region 5 District 9

Beech Senior High School, Gallatin High School, Greenbrier High School, Hendersonville High School, Lebanon High School, Macon County High School, Mt. Juliet High School, Portland High School, Station Camp High School, White House High School, and Wilson Central High School.

“We asked that wherever they [the TSSAA] decided to move us, to please consider placing us in an area where football and basketball/baseball/softball (the other three big sports) could have some common schools. Rivalries in high school athletics is important and creates interest in our programs, thus generating revenue for our sports teams. With the new alignment, at least football and the other three big sports will now play Livingston Academy and DeKalb County. The other sports, for the most part, were placed in the Middle Tennessee area in District and Region play. Travel is better when playing those middle Tennessee schools, but some of the sports are now competing against what used to be classified as AAA schools, so that will be very difficult. But, we cannot change our competition, we have to work harder and improve our skills to be able to compete. We just have to accept the challenge,” added Shoulders.

Red Boiling Springs High Sschool

Football: Class 1A Region 4:

Clay County High School, Gordonsville High School, Jo Byrns High School, Monterey High School, Pickett County High School, Red Boiling Springs High School, and Republic High School.

Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball, Baseball, and Softball: Class A Region 4 District 6:

Clarkrange High School, Clay County High School, Gordonsville High School, Jackson County High School, Monterey High School, Pickett County High School, Red Boiling Springs High School, and Trousdale County.

Volleyball: Class A Region 4 District 7

Clay County High School, Gordonsville High School, Jackson County High School, Red Boiling Springs High School, Trousdale County High School, Watertown High School, and Westmoreland High School.

Girls’ and Boys’ Golf: Small Division Region 4 District 7:

Alvin C. York Institute, Clarkrange High School, Clay County High School, Jackson County High School, Monterey High School, Pickett County High School, Red Boiling Springs High School, and Upperman High School.

Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country: Small Division Region 4:

Alvin C. York Institute, Cannon County High School, Clarkrange High School, Clay County High School, Gordonsville High School, Jackson County High School, Monterey High School, Pickett County High School, Red Boiling Springs High School, Smith County High School, Stratford High School, Trousdale County High School, Upperman High School, Van Buren County High School, Watertown High School, Westmoreland High School.

Girls’ and Boys’ Track and Field: Small Division Middle Section:

Alvin C. York Institute, Cannon County High School, Cascade High School, Cheatham County High School, Clarkrange High School, Clay County High School, Collinwood High School, Columbia Academy, Community High School, Cornersville High School, Dayspring Academy, Eagleville High School, East Hickman High School, East Nashville Magnet School, East Robertson High School, Fairview High School, Fayetteville High School, Forest High School, Gordonsville High School, Grace Christian Academy-Franklin, Hampshire High School, Harpeth High School, Hickman County High School, Houston County High School, Huntland High School, Jackson County High School, Jo Byrns High School, Kipp Nashville Collegiate School, LEAD Academy, Lewis County High School, Loretto High School, McEwen High School, Merrol Hyde Magnet School, Monterey High School, Moore County High School, Mt. Pleasant High School, Natchez Trace Youth Academy, Pearl Cohn High School, Perry County High School, Pickett County High School, Red Boiling Springs High School, Republic High School, Richland High School, Santa Fe High School, Smith County High School, Stem Preparatory Academy, Stewart County High School, Stratford High School, Summertown High School, Trousdale County High School, Upperman County High School, Van Buren County High School, Watertown High School, Waverly Central High School, Wayne County High School, Westmoreland High School, White House Heritage High School, and Whites Creek High School.

Girls’ and Boys’ Tennis: Small Division Region 4 District 7

Alvin C. York Institute, Clarkrange High School, Clay County High School, Jackson County High School, Monterey High School, Pickett County High School, Red Boiling Springs High School, and Upperman High School.

By Logan Horn

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