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  • FALL 2011FALL 2011FALL 2011FALL 2011FALL 2011

  • 2 0 1 1 B L U E C R O S S S P R I N G F L I N G S T A T E C H A M P I O N S

    BASEBALL

    CLASS ADecatur County Riverside High School

    CLASS AADavid Lipscomb High School

    CLASS AAAFarragut High School

    DIVISION II-AEvangelical Christian School

    DIVISION II-AAChristian Brothers High School

    SOFTBALL

    CLASS ADecatur County Riverside High School

    CLASS AAGoodpasture Christian School

    CLASS AAABeech High School

    DIVISION II-ATipton-Rosemark Academy

    DIVISION II-AABaylor School

    BOYS SOCCER

    CLASS A-AAChattanooga Christian School

    CLASS AAAHardin Valley Academy

    DIVISION II-AEvangelical Christian School

    DIVISION II-AAFather Ryan High School

    TENNIS

    BOYS TENNISCLASS A-AA

    Christian Academy of Knoxville

    CLASS AAATennessee High School

    DIVISION II-AWebb School of Knoxville

    DIVISION II-AAMontgomery Bell Academy

    GIRLS TENNISCLASS A-AA

    Christ Presbyterian Academy

    CLASS AAARavenwood High School

    DIVISION II-AWebb School of Knoxville

    DIVISION II-AABaylor School

    TRACK & FIELD

    BOYSCLASS A-AA

    Stratford High School

    CLASS AAABrentwood High School

    DIVISION IIBretnwood Academy

    GIRLSCLASS A-AA

    Martin Luther King High School

    CLASS AAAWest High School

    DIVISION IIBaylor School

    TSSAA would like to congratulate the following 2011 BLUECROSS SPRING FLING state champions:

  • FALL 2011

    BOARD OF CONTROL

    PRESIDENT - MIKE REED HAMBLEN WEST HIGH SCHOOL, MORRISTOWN

    VICE PRESIDENT - FRED KESSLERBOLIVAR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, BOLIVAR

    LYNN BROWNMARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, MARYVILLE

    TOMMY LAYNESEQUATCHIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, DUNLAP

    JERRY MATHISTULLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL, TULLAHOMA

    STEVE CHAUNCYHILLWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, NASHVILLE

    BRYAN TRUELEWIS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, HOHENWALD

    CHUCK WESTDRESDEN HIGH SCHOOL, DRESDEN

    ISAAC WHITEWESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, MEMPHIS

    LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

    PRESIDENT - DAN BLACKDIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS -

    BRADFORD SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    VICE PRESIDENT - MIKE HENSONHUNTINGDON HIGH SCHOOL, HUNTINGDON

    RICHARD CARROLLSULLIVAN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, KINGSPORT

    STEVE HARRISFRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY, NASHVILLE

    MICHAEL REYNOLDSFARRAGUT HIGH SCHOOL, KNOXVILLE

    MIKE TATUMLEWIS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, HOHENWALD

    CLINT JACKSONFAIRLEY HIGH SCHOOL, MEMPHIS

    JEFF LUTTRELLWATERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL, WATERTOWN

    TSSAA STAFF

    BERNARD CHILDRESSEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    GENE MENEESASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    MATTHEW GILLESPIEASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    MARK REEVESASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    RICHARD MCWHIRTERASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    WANDA BELTASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    TRINA MELTONASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    KIM ALLEYADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    HEATHER CARTERADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    EMILY CROWELLADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    TERRY HILLIERADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    LAUREN LYNCHADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    GAYLE SIMMSADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    SHONNIE SPEICHERADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    LYNNE SUTTONADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    STEPHEN BARGATZEDIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES

    COURTNEY BRUNETZDIRECTOR OF MARKETING

    EARL NALLTECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

    LARRY COUNTSDIRECTOR OF CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

  • W H A T S H A P P E N I N G

    BCBST Spring Fling Numbers

    222 Different schools participated whichis around 55% of TSSAA member schools.

    5 Sports (not including Decathlon andPentathlon): Baylor

    4 Sports:CAK,CBHS, ECS, KnoxvilleWebb, Maryville,Trinity Christian, USJ,USN

    3 sports: East Hamilton, FRA, Gibbs,GPS, Houston, Lexington ,MBA, Mt. Juliet,MUS, Ravenwood, Riverdale, Science Hill,St. Benedict ,White Station

    54 schools had representatives in 2sports and 145 schools had participants inone sport.

    Estimated ParticipationBaseball 576Decathlon 21Pentathlon 22Soccer 528Softball 576Tennis 224Track 234Grand Total 2,208 (est)

    168 schools participated in Track (notincluding Decathlon and Pentathlon)

    76 schools participated in Tennis55 Baseball games 55 softball games140 tennis matches 20 soccer matches

    Internet Statistical Results from

    BlueCross Spring Fling

    This year 48,237 different people visitedTSSAA.org and viewed pages 800,000times. These numbers represent a 5% and10% increase respectively over the 2010BlueCross Spring Fling.

    Mobile Computing

    Biggest change related to Internet accessof TSSAA.org is from mobile devices. Lastyear access came from 9,668 mobiledevices, this year 23,451 - an increase of143%. 20% of all accesses to TSSAA.orgcame from mobile devices. iPhone went from 4,876 to 9,086 -

    increase of 86% Android went from 2,215 to 9,019 -

    increase of 297%

    Blackberry went from 2,215 to 1,296, adrop of 41%

    iPad went from 304 to 1,296 - andincrease of 1,232%

    68% of access to TSSAA.org comesfrom Windows computers, but mobiledevices have supplanted Macintosh asthe next most common access method.

    Twitter/Facebook

    Internet was abuzz with Twitter &Facebook feeds from the Internet. Soprevalent as Twitter use that persons couldalmost follow any game/match/event bywatching Twitter feeds. Twittering wasbeing done by all the major newspapers andby many media outlets - but most prevalentwere users in attendance sending Twitterfeeds to people back home (that the worldcan see).

    Twilio

    Results for all sports were called in ourTwilio score reporting application. Wereceived over 200 calls.

    Interest Around the World

    Someone in Pago Pago was interested inBlueCross Spring Fling. They accessedBlueCross Spring Fling information 55times.

    Pago Page is the capital of AmericanSamoa. In 2000, its population was 11,500.Although in the Pacific, the only World WarII action there was in January 1942 whenPago Pago Harbor was shelled by a Japanesesubmarine, but that remained the only actionon the islands during the war.

    Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline

    The deadline for Hall of Famenominations is Wednesday, November 30.Anyone interested in obtaining a Hall ofFame nomination form should contactHeather Carter at the TSSAA or by visitingthe Forms section of the TSSAA website.

    All nominees should meet at least one ofthe following criteria: (1) be at least 50 yearsold, (2) have been retired at least three years,or (3) have been out of the particular fieldor category for which he/she is beingnominated at least three years. The threenomination categories are Administrator,Coach, and Official.

    Hall of Fame Luncheon

    Set for 2012

    The TSSAA Hall of Fame luncheon willagain be held at the Embassy Suites Hotelin Murfreesboro, located on MedicalCenter Parkway. It is set for Saturday,April 21, 2012. We hope you will makeplans to join us as we induct a new Hall ofFame class. The 2012 selections will beannounced in March.

    TSSAA Hall of ChampionsBasketball Benefit Games

    Schools may choose any two dates toplay Hall of Champions basketballgames between Tuesday, November 15and Saturday, November 19, with anunlimited number of games on those twodays. These games will not count againstthe 24 games a school is allowed toschedule during the regular season.

    In order to host a Hall of Championsbasketball game(s), please fill out therequest form found on our website(www.tssaa.org). You may fax (615-889-0544) or mail (P. O. Box 319, Hermitage,TN 37076) this information to our officeto the attention of Heather Carter.

    The host school is responsible forsending in the financial form found onour website (www.tssaa.org) underforms, along with receipts to TSSAA.Each host school should send 75% of thegross gate AFTER PAYING GAMEOFFICIALS (referees only) to the Hallof Champions fund.

    If you have any questions please feelfree to contact us (615-889-6740).

  • W H A T S H A P P E N I N G

    We would like to thank all of the schools thatparticipated in Hall of Champions games in2010. Your generous support allows us tocontinue the mission of the Hall of Champions,which is to tell the history of high schoolathletics in Tennessee.

    We want to give special recognition to thefollowing schools for their outstanding efforts inraising money for the Hall of Champions throughbenefit basketball games, by raising $2,000 ormore in its 2010 Hall of Champions games:

    Dyer County High School ($4,068.75)Bolivar Central High School ($3937.50)Lawrence County High School ($2794.50)Science Hill High School ($2361.60)DeKalb County High School ($2355.00)Tennessee High School ($2092.50)Shelbyville Central High School ($2058.75)

    We would also like to thank the followingindividuals for contributing to the TSSAA Hallof Champions fund, either in general, or as a giftin memoriam.

    The following was given from July 2010 through June 2011:Joe Allen In memory of Al Dennis and Rogers Baker

    Joe Allen In memory of Gerald Johnson

    Bill Arata

    Randy Barnes

    Bill Baxter

    Charlie Bayless

    Sophia Beamon

    Gene Beck In memory of Jane Carter

    Mike Bone

    Guy Buchanan

    Richard Carroll, TIAAA In memory of Estelle Menees

    Al Cate

    Jim Cradic

    Dorothy Nell Davis

    Charles Driskill

    Harry Durham

    Albert Ellison

    Jimmy Ellis

    Vic Francescon

    Billy Bob Garrison

    Peggy Haney

    Joe Hardin

    Hale Harris

    Ed Henley

    Sue Herron

    Wayne Hobbs

    Rick Insell

    Dale Kelley

    Cindy Lockhart

    Eugene London

    Mary Martindale

    Dorothy McGhee In memory of La Tain McGhee

    June McPherson

    Juanita Merrell

    W. A. Buddy Pate

    Jerry Peters

    Chig Ratledge

    Carolyn Ridley