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STORY BY CHARLIE BATEMAN | PHOTOS BY CARL EDMONDSON, JR.  The Brentwood Lady Bruins volleyball team closed the door on the Franklin Lady Rebels on the road Thursday night, sealing the victory in three sets, 25-12, 25-22 and 25-14. It closes the year with the Lady Bruins going undefeated in district play. “It was important …

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STORY BY MITCHELL STEPHENSON | PHOTO BY CARL EDMONDSON, JR.  The Brentwood Lady Bruins (9-0) hosted The Father Ryan Lady Irish (9-3-3) Thursday night. It was Senior Night for Brentwood, and they wanted to send their seniors out in style. They did just that with a 5-0 win. The first half was scoreless even though …

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STORY BY CHARLIE BATEMAN | PHOTO BY CARL EDMONDSON, JR.  The Ravenwood Raptors girls soccer team polished off a decisive win over district rival Centennial Cougars on Tuesday night, 6-2. “Our team was very unselfish,” said Ravenwood head coach Brandon Mead. “We were able to get in a rhythm and find the back of the …

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Sally Nwider Sophomore Sally Nwider, daughter of Michael and Reema Nwider, is a sophomore at Centennial High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is fluent in three languages, a member of the CHS Debate Team, achieved a 4.0 in a senior level class last year and has a passion for pediatrics. Her …

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Betsy Spurgeon Senior Betsy Spurgeon, daughter of Elizabeth and Michael Spurgeon, is a senior at Brentwood Academy and this week’s Student of the Week. She is on the Headmaster’s List and a member of National Honor Society and Governors School for Science and Engineering. Spurgeon said her biggest passions are civic engagement and policies in …

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Grace Constantine Freshman Grace Constantine, daughter of Karen and John Constantine, is a freshman at Brentwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a recipient of the Academic Excellence and Academic Achievement awards and is a straight A student. Last year, she was a member of the National Junior Honor Society. …

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Alexis Ignatin Sophomore Alexis Ignatin, daughter of Kasey and Eric Ignatin, is this week’s Student of the Week. She is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School. She is on the Straight A Honor Roll, a recipient of the Presidential Academic Award, and member of the National Society of High School Scholars. She is a competitive …

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Alexis Ignatin Sophomore Alexis Ignatin, daughter of Kasey and Eric Ignatin, is this week’s Student of the Week. She is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School. She is on the Straight A Honor Roll, a recipient of the Presidential Academic Award, and member of the National Society of High School Scholars. She is a competitive …

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Ravenwood High School is readying a new season of its Junior Wrestling Program. It’s a two-week program aimed for kindergarten through fifth graders from schools like Clovercroft, Crockett, Edmondson, Jordan, Kenrose, Lipscomb and Sunset, per a release from the school. The program is also open for kids in other elementary schools and home school students. …

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By MITCHELL STEPHENSON  The Ravenwood Lady Raptors (4-2-1) with a record of 4-2-1 won a highly physical 4-1 game on their home field against the Franklin Lady Rebels (5-3-1). Both teams were aggressive and evenly matched. Usually in soccer, one team has a size, or a speed advantage. But both lineups were similar in being …

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Ravenwood’s golf team won their district championship Tuesday at Franklin Bridge Golf Club. They had a total of 298 strokes, with these being the individual scores: Colin Alexander (71), Michael Hake (74), Collier Thompson (74), Greyson Hurst (79). Brentwood won the silver with 301, with Franklin not far behind with 302. Region play awaits next, …

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Sam Porcelli Senior/ Transition II Sam Porcelli, son of Wendy Porcelli-Cooper, is a senior in Transition II and this week’s Student of the Week. This year, he was awarded the FHS Transition II superlative for Best Gentleman. One of his biggest passions is photography. “I am fascinated by taking pictures of things I haven’t seen …

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Genevieve Robinett Sophomore Genevieve Robinett, daughter of Bert and Chantel Robinett, is a sophomore at Brentwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. Last year, Robinett maintained a 4.0 GPA. Her biggest passions outside of academics are her church’s youth group and BHS’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She said she wants to seriously …

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Eliza Paisley Sophomore Eliza Paisley, daughter of Emily and Chris Paisley, is a sophomore and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a student at Franklin High, but is also enrolled in the Biomedical Program at RHS. She is a member of the girls soccer team at FHS and a club team. One of …

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Eliza Paisley Sophomore Eliza Paisley, daughter of Emily and Chris Paisley, is a sophomore and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a student at Franklin High, but is also enrolled in the Biomedical Program at RHS. She is a member of the girls soccer team at FHS and a club team. One of …

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Eliza Paisley Sophomore Eliza Paisley, daughter of Emily and Chris Paisley, is a sophomore and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a student at Franklin High, but is also enrolled in the Biomedical Program at RHS. She is a member of the girls soccer team at FHS and a club team. One of …

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STORY BY CHARLIE BATEMAN | PHOTOS BY CARL EDMONDSON JR.  The Brentwood Lady Bruins soccer team continued their magical season Thursday night, sealing a victory against the Ravenwood Lady Raptors 2-0 to go 6-0 so far this year. This was Ravenwood’s first district loss. “Maggie (Assistant Coach) and I knew that these girls were going …

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Claire Hopfensperger Junior Claire Hopfensperger, daughter of Kristine and John Hopfensperger, is a junior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of RHS theater, the Thespian Society and Forensics. One of her biggest passions is technical theater. She said she enjoys the chance to work behind the …

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Claire Hopfensperger Junior Claire Hopfensperger, daughter of Kristine and John Hopfensperger, is a junior at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. She is a member of RHS theater, the Thespian Society and Forensics. One of her biggest passions is technical theater. She said she enjoys the chance to work behind the …

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Judson Eudailey Junior Judson Eudailey, son of Sarah and Jason Eudailey, is a junior at Brentwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. Last year Eudailey made straight A’s and said he is working to accomplish the same thing this year. His biggest passions are school, his friends and his car. He said …

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STORY BY CHARLIE BATEMAN | PHOTOS BY CARL EDMONDSON JR. The Brentwood Lady Bruins volleyball team captured the match against the Franklin Lady Rebels 3-0 last Thursday night to go to 6-0 within their district. (25-18, 25-11, 25-9) “I think our preparation in the preseason has paid off,” said Brentwood volleyball head coach Barbara Campbell. …

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STORY AND PHOTO BY MITCHELL STEPHENSON  The matchup between two of Tennessee’s top women’s soccer programs was intense. The Father Ryan Lady Irish are the 2018 DII-AA runner-ups, and the Ravenwood Lady Raptors are fresh off an impressive 17-2 2018 record and Class AAA state semi finalists. Ravnewood wound up with the 2-1 victory in …

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Hieu Do Sophomore Hieu Do, son of Mou Pham, is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. When he was in middle school, still living in Vietnam, Do was a great student. He said that this is one of his biggest accomplishments. One of his biggest passions outside of …

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Hieu Do Sophomore Hieu Do, son of Mou Pham, is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. When he was in middle school, still living in Vietnam, Do was a great student. He said that this is one of his biggest accomplishments. One of his biggest passions outside of …

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Brennan Chapman Senior Brennan Chapman is a senior at Brentwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week. Outside of academics, his biggest passions are cars and football. “I love both of those things and am good at knowing what to do for cars and understand football,” he said. Chapman said that one of …

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STAFF REPORT The Ravenwood High School Band’s annual Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The annual fundraiser is a great opportunity for fall cleaning in preparation for the busy (and often cluttered) holiday season. Gently used items can be brought to the front parking …