By Sabrina Bates
After the coronavirus pandemic canceled spring sports across the state, the Greenfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen opted to recognize its 2019-20 Greenfield High School Lady Yellowjackets basketball team during its monthly meeting held last week.
The winning team was in the middle of battling for the TSSAA state championship title in March when the tournament was canceled and schools shut down across Tennessee.
The undefeated Greenfield basketball team had a record of 34-0 throughout the season. The team earned the titles of District 13A champions and Region 7A champions, along with being designated as Rank No. 1 for the entire season by the Associated Press.
Although the cancellation of the state tournament left the team without a state trophy, a number of Lady Yellowjacket players earned awards for their successful season. The following individuals were recognized for their achievements:
• All District Team — Tess Darby, Edie Darby, Reese Biggs, Chloe Moore-McNeil (MVP);
• All District Tournament Team — Tess Darby, Edie Darby, Reese Biggs, Chloe Moore-McNeil;
• All District Defensive Team — Tess Darby, Edie Darby, Reese Biggs;
• All District Academic team — Tess Darby, Chloe Moore-McNeil, Lydia Hazlewood, Mikayla Peterson;
• All Region Team — Edie Darby, Reese Biggs, Chloe Moore-McNeil (Co-MVP), Tess Darby (Co-MVP);
The resolution recognized the TSSAA Class A Miss Basketball finalist Tess Darby, and TSSAA Class A Miss Basketball winner Chloe Moore-McNeil, “both of which demonstrated superior student-athlete abilities and qualities in their representation of Greenfield High School.”
The Lady Yellowjackets 2019-20 basketball team averaged more than 71 points per game, while holding opponents to under 41 points per game; and further averaged 46 first-half points, while holding opponents to an average of 20 first-half points per game.
Tess Darby and Moore-McNeil surpassed the 2,500-point scoring mark for their basketball careers.
The 2019-20 Lady Yellowjackets basketball team was comprised of Mattie Winberry, Ramsey Crouse, Mikayla Peterson, Tess Darby, Emma Cooper, Chloe Moore-McNeil, Amy Mitchell, Reese Biggs, Anastyn Vujicic, Caroline Crouse, Edie Darby, Paige Glisson, Olivia Jones, Jacie Allen, Lydia Hazlewood, Emma Rickman and Stormie Ricketts. The team was guided under the leadership of head girls’ basketball coach Willie Trevathan, along with assistant coaches Hunter Whitby, Don Durden and Tara Tansil-Gentry. Managers of the team were Kayleigh Baxter and Halle Trevathan; bookkeeper was Eddie Trevathan; trainers included McCall Scates and Elisha Faulkner; and camera operator was Hayden Smith. The resolution also recognized Greenfield School principal Jeff Cupples.
“The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the City of Greenfield, Tennessee, is proud to pause and honor the accomplishments of the 2019-20 Greenfield High School Lady Jackets Basketball Team and to praise their hard work and accomplishments during this season,” the resolution reads.
Each of the team members on hand during last week’s Greenfield city board meeting received a copy of the resolution.