Shafer Middle Wins Sumner County Academic Tournament
Sumner County middle school academic teams played in a 15-game regular season that concluded with a seven round county tournament held Saturday, February 12th at Gallatin High School.
16 total teams from Shafer, Merrol Hyde, T. W. Hunter, Rucker-Stewart, Portland West, Knox Doss, and Hawkins middle schools competed in the league.
The county tournament was won by the A team from Shafer Middle. They defeated Merrol Hyde's A team in the finals by a score of 325-275. In the consolation match for 3rd and 4th places, T. W. Hunter's B team defeated Rucker's A team. With the win, Shafer A qualifies for the national tournament to be held in Chicago, Illinois later this school year. Merrol Hyde's A team and T. W. Hunter's B team also qualified for nationals.
The 2022 All-County Academic Team selections were made based on results from the regular season matches. Members include:
The Most Improved Player Team for the regular season included:
Results from the regular season's matches: Shafer A and Merrol Hyde A both finished 14-1; T.W. Hunter B and Portland West A both went 12-3; Rucker A 11-1; T.W. Hunter A 10-5. The other teams finishing order for the regular season: Hawkins A; Knox Doss A; Knox Doss B; Rucker D; Shafer B; Merrol Hyde B; Rucker B; Rucker C; Portland West B; and Shafer C.