Individual tennis: With team championships out of the way, individual state titles in each of the four classifications will be up for grabs at Old Fort Park beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday with Class AAA singles and doubles.
One quarterfinal match to keep an eye on: the Class AAA boys singles battle between White County’s Cole Crossland and Brentwood ace Sam Fischer. Both are juniors.
Girls track & field: The girls state track meet will be held throughout the day at MTSU’s Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium, with field events beginning at 9 a.m. and running events beginning at 3.
East Nashville will try to make noise in A-AA as the 4×100 relay team, the 4×400 relay team and Grenetria Shell (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump) were top qualifiers in five events.
Quest to repeat: MBA will be seeking its second consecutive Division II-AA state soccer title when the Big Red battle Christian Brothers in the state title match at 1:30 at the main stadium at Siegel Soccer Complex. It’s a rematch of last year’s state final.
MBA defeated McCallie 1-0 in Wednesday’s semifinals while Christian Brothers held off Father Ryan 1-0 to advance.
Rematch with big stakes: Summit and Siegel met in the first round of the Class AAA state baseball tournament at Siegel, with Summitt winning 7-2. They meet again at 2 p.m. Thursday with bigger stakes on the line, the right to play in Friday’s Class AAA title game.
Coming out of the losers bracket, Siegel would have to win twice. Ironically, both teams reached the bracket final with blowout wins over Sevier County (Summit 11-0, Siegel 10-0).
Familiar territory: Dickson County’s softball team has reached the state championship game two consecutive seasons, so the fact the Lady Cougars are a step away from the finals again isn’t a surprise.
Dickson County will attempt to get there for the third consecutive season when it battles Siegel at Starplex in the Class AAA winners bracket finals.