Middle School Girls and Boys Soccer Tryout Dates
Monday, October 9 - 3:30-5:00
Tuesday, October 10 - 3:30-5:00
Varsity Boys Tennis Defeats Grace Christian 3-2
Middle School Basketball Tryout Dates
(It is highly recommended to attend both tryout days, but it is not required. If you're planning to be in town on Nov. 21, please plan on attending tryouts.)
Monday, Nov. 20 - Boys Tryouts 3:30-5:00, Girls Tryouts 5:05-6:35
Tuesday, Nov. 21 - Girls Tryouts 12:00-1:30, Boys Tryouts 1:35-3:05
The boys' tennis team continue their winning streak this season with a win over Grace Christian on Monday. Ricky Reynolds won his #1 singles match showing casing his consistency. Walt Sanders overpowered his opponent at #2 singles in a fine display of aggression at the net. Bantly West had an epic battle at #3 singles coming back from a 1-4 deficit to win 8-6. "Bantly had his best match of the season, showing his grit and determination," said Coach Mac. Christopher Topping and Sam Hamm battled well but lost their #1 doubles match. Reed Pennington and Drake Gambill competed at #2 singles against two crafty doubles players, eventually losing, but playing some superb tennis.
The boys' tennis team continue their winning streak this season with a win over Grace Christian on Monday. Ricky Reynolds won his #1 singles match showing casing his consistency. Walt Sanders overpowered his opponent at #2 singles in a fine display of aggression at the net. Bantly West had an epic battle at #3 singles coming back from a 1-4 deficit to win 8-6. "Bantly had his best match of the season, showing his grit and determination," said Coach Mac. Christopher Topping and Sam Hamm battled well but lost their #1 doubles match. Reed Pennington and Drake Gambill competed at #2 singles against two crafty doubles players, eventually losing, but playing some superb tennis. Varsity Girls Cross-Country Takes Third Place in Last Regular Season Meet
Varsity Football Wins Big in Spirit Game
The Harding Hawks varsity football team raced out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back in a 36-8 defeat of the visiting Franklin Road Academy Panthers. Harding finished a 4 game home-stand with the big victory in front of a great crowd for the whiteout spirit game.
Quarterback Nelson Eichbaum '24 scored on a hard fought 6 yd run and then completed the two point conversion pass to Tyson Haddox '24 to put Harding in front 8-0. Landon Willis '24 continued his ground dominance with a rushing touchdown to increase the lead to 14-0. Willis again scored on a punt return, but it was brought back due to a penalty and FRA almost capitalized by stopping the Hawks and then driving inside the Harding 20 yd. line. Luke Anderson '24 intercepted the FRA attempt at a score as time expired in the half. It was Anderson's second consecutive game with an interception as he continues to lead the Harding secondary from his corner position.
Harding came out strong in the second half with Landon Willis again scoring on a long run. The two-point conversion attempt was good and Harding extended its lead to 22-0. Willis then threw for a touchdown to wide receiver Brayden Colbert '24 for Harding's 4th touchdown and a 30-0 lead with time still remaining in the 3rd quarter. Tyson Haddox was again on the receiving end of the 2 pt. conversion attempt. The final touchdown of the game came on a run from Eli Whelan '24. FRA was able to put a score on the board in the 4th quarter setting the final tally at 36-8.
The 8th Grade members of the Harding varsity football team went out in style at Sohr Track and Field. They have all contributed to the success of the team this year and deserve recognition. The 8th graders are:
Luke Anderson, Robert Topping, Eli Whelan, Tyson Haddox, EJ Guerrier, Michael Coleman, Andres Meneses, Caleb Freifeld, Nelson Eichbaum, Cam Boudreaux, Julian Wyatt, Aryan Hassan, Landon Willis, Brayden Colbert, James Ham
The final game of the 2023 season is next Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy at 6:30 PM. Go Hawks!!
The varsity girls cross-country team finished their regular season at Vaughn's Gap on Thursday, September 21. The team had a great showing and finished in 3rd place overall. After losing Hilary Fremont
for the season due to an unfortunate ankle injury, we had five girls set a new PR. Eliza Gray Neal
was our first runner to cross the finish line with a new PR. She finished in 5th place overall with a time of 13:53 in the 2-mile race. Grace Thigpen
finished in 10th place overall with a time of 14:42. Annie Thurman
set a new PR with a time of 14:55. Reese Borland
ran her best race of the year and finished the race with a time of 15:43. Blythe Darden
rounded out our top five with a new PR in a time of 15:45 and Nina Armstrong
ran her best race of the season as well. She finished her two miles in 17:23. Her previous best was 18:18. We are so proud of the team going into the HVAC finals next Wednesday, September 27. The race will take place at the USN River Campus with a 4:30 start time. Go Hawks!Varsity Girls Tennis vs GCA
Proud of our Harding Girls as they took on Grace Christian Academy. The team fought hard, and the girls finished out 1-4 (2-0). Shout out to all the girls for the close matches at every spot. 1 doubles Louisa Smith
& Logan Scott
were neck and neck the whole match. Our 2 doubles, Claire Ellis
& Olivia McCormack
, were down by 3 games, and fought hard to tie it up. Proud of these girls for never giving up in a match no matter the score! We had some awesome wins at exhibition with Riley Bertelli
and Karson Speyer
working together to win 8-5 and Caroline Sheets at singles to sweep 8-0! Another awesome win by Hannah Sides at 1 singles, she’s on a roll this season!Varsity Girls Tennis vs Harpeth Hall
The Harding girls took on Harpeth Hall 9/14. Each girl got the opportunity to play one singles and one doubles match. Every girl played awesome. A few that especially played hard were Caroline Sheets
, Louisa Smith
, Logan Scott
, and Claire Ellis
. Each girl played well, but these girls especially took the good practice against a AA conference team to the next level to help better themselves as players. Go Hawks!Varsity Girls Tennis vs Lipscomb Academy
The girls had an awesome match vs Lipscomb on 9/13. They all played great matches with great attitudes, which led to a sweeping victory 5-0! Hannah Sides
had a great match against a very strong player. Long points led her to the victory at 1 singles 8-4. At 1 doubles, Logan Scott
and Louisa Smith
worked the court well to win 8-1. At 2 doubles, Olivia McCormack
and Claire Ellis
worked well together and took the victory 8-1. Great teamwork girls!