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We will announce the All Decade teams for Football and Girls Soccer on Friday August 7th. BHS opened it’s hallways in August of 1980. Composed of HHS and White House students mostly, the school quickly became a power in football, girls basketball and won the AA State Tournament in baseball in its second year of existence. 40 years have passed since the opening of the school and this year we will celebrate by announcing All Decade teams for most sports. Some we are unable to do at this time due to inadequate record keeping (still researching) and hope to get those done at some point this year!! This fall we will feature football and girls soccer. We plan on having the All Decade team members at a game and announcing their names to celebrate them and BHS achievements over the years. Spread the word to all Bucs!!

The 80's Decade Top 5 Games!

Posted by Beech High School at Jul 27, 2020 2:14PM PDT
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1. 1981 – 23-22 win over Greenbrier. Hoy Grimm knocks home the winner from 43 yards out with 1:15 left on the clock to earn the Bucs their first ever District Title and first ever top 10 state ranking.
2. 1981 – 21-14 win over Livingston Academy in the Bucs first ever playoff game. The Bucs led at the half thanks to a 103 yard interception return by Guy Neal.
3. 1985 – 15-10 win over Mt. Juliet. The Bucs scored on a Duke Porter to Jeff Whittaker TD pass with one second left on the clock
4. 1986 – 7-6 win over HHS. JC Brinkley and company block a 42 yard FG attempt on the last play of the game to preserve the win.
5. 1980 – 21-20 win over White House. The Bucs got the ball on their own 32 yard line with 2:19 remaining in the contest and drove the length of the field to score. Rather than play for OT, the Bucs went for the 2 point conversion and the win. Most of the offensive starters were playing at White House a year earlier before BHS opened in the fall of 1980.

All of these stories have corresponding newspaper articles on our Facebook page – Beech High School Athletics https://www.facebook.com/Beech-High-School-Athletics-269814253043003/?ref=bookmarks

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We have loaded up our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Beech-High-School-Athletics-269814253043003/ up with games from the 80’s and 90’s so far – we have articles from each game – leave your thoughts as we will anounce the top 5 from each decade at a football game this fall. Beech Patrol – we will be announcing all decade teams as well so plan an 80’s night for the game we introduce the All Decade Team from the 80’s and so forth -

With the delay we are not sure what games will be picked yet – stay tuned for the 40 year celebration of all sports!!

Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence

Posted by Beech High School at Jun 4, 2020 12:20PM PDT
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This year we will celebrate 40 years of excellence in the classroom and on athletic fields/courts of competition. We will introduce and have All-Decade Teams for football as well as have a “Top 5 games of the Decade” list for each of our decades. 1981-1990/1991-2000/2001-2010/2011-2020. Normally, would be 0-9 but we opened 80-81 which shorted us a year… 2020-2021 begins our 41st full year as a school – so we are celebrating 40 years!! Hope that makes sense on how we put this together.

This week we will start off with a list of games from the 80’s of top games. Requirement 1 is we must have won the game, otherwise it isn’t a good game! Requirement 2 is it must be big because it was a last second type win or it was a big win for the football program (think first win over …., or first playoff win)

1980 21-20 win over White House
This game featured a Beech team which had the entire starting offensive line from the previous year’s White House team and a 3 year WH starting QB, Mark Ralph, starting at Beech. was 1-7. With less than 2 minutes to play the Bucs scored an elected to go for two points. Ralph ran an option around right side for the score and a 21-20 win.

1981 15-8 win over Goodlettsville
With under two minutes remaining, QB Greg Herron hit Greg Poole on an 11 yard TD pass to take a 13-8 lead. The Bucs went for two as holder Brent Neal hit Randy Cook with a pass from 3 yards out for a 15-8 win.

1981 23-22 win over Greenbrier
The Bucs fell behind on the road 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. A 55 yard interception return by Steve Moon just berfore the half brought Beech back to a 14-13 score at the half. The Bobcats scored on their opening drive of the 3rd quarter to go up 22-13. Guy Neal’s TD catch with 7 minutes left made it 22-20 as the two point try failed. The Bucs won the game on a Hoy Grimm 43 yard field goal with 1:15 remaining in the game .

1981 21-14 win over Livingston Academy (first playoff win)
The Bucs were tied at 14 until Billy Paul Carver ran 7 yards into the endzone with 4:52 left in the game. The Bucs went 67 yards on 7 plays with the big play being a 30 yard pass from Greg Herron to Guy Neal. Neal had intercepted a pass in the endzone in the second quarter and ran 103 yards for a touchdown to give the Bucs a 14-0 lead at the half of Beech’s first playoff game and it was also at Livingston, TN.

1985 17-14 win over Springfield
Eddie Messer’s 4th quarter TD catch from Duke Porter tied the game at 14 and Mark Whited hit a 27 yard field goal in OT to put the Bucs up and Stacey Swaby intercepted a third down pass to seal the victory.

1986 7-6 win over Hendersonville
Chris Gilley’s 2nd quarter 41 yard TD catch from Duke Porter and Mark Whited’s PAT put the Bucs up 7-0 at the half. HHS scored in 3rd quarter but missed their kick. J.C. Brinkley blocked a HHS 43 yard field goal attempt in the final second of the game to preserve the win and put the Bucs in first place of 9AAA at 6-2/4-1.

1987 14-10 win over MBA
The MBA game was a nailbiter. Down 10-7 with under 4 minutes remaining, Billy Gibreath recovered a fumble at the 50 yard line. The Bucs went 6 playd down to the 1 yard line where Bubba Pedigo plowed over for a TD with 1:22 left in the game. Todd Robinsion’s PAT made it 14-10.

1989 28-22 win over Smyrna in 2OT
No story was available on The Tennessean for either of these games – when I can get in the archives at Sumner Co. courthouse I will recap the story.

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Sport Tryout Information!

Posted by John Decker at May 21, 2020 5:13PM PDT
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Boys Basketball

June 1
10th-12 grade from 1:00-2:00
June 3
9th grade from 1:00-2:30

Girls Basketball

Tryouts have been set for Monday, June 1st at 3:30pm. This will be an all middle school tryout in order to keep lower numbers to be compliant by the orders set from the county. We want to keep your kids safe.
If you attended Knox Doss- please arrive between 3:10-3:20 and enter through the glass doors of the gym.
If you attended TW Hunter – please arrive by cafeteria entrance between 3:20-3:30.
A coach or an administrative person will escort you into the gym. Tryouts will be non-contact. Players will be doing a series of drills/skill work in small groups of 10 or less. We will determine these groups once have everyone arrive.
If your child has a fever, shows signs of being sick, or has recently been around someone who has been diagnosed with COVID 19 please do not send them. We will be able to coordinate another tryout date.

Volleyball

Tryouts on Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th from 9am-12pm both days. I’ll probably schedule the Zoom meeting for those who have made the team sometime on Saturday.

Baseball

June 8, 9 5pm – 8pm
Monday June 8 – tryouts are for all returning players ONLY.
Tuesday June 9 – tryouts are for upcoming freshman and any other student who was not on the team last season.
Bring everything needed to play baseball – cleats, glove, wear baseball pants and bat. We will provide helmets. If you are concerned you may bring your own helmet.
Contact joshua.carman@sumnerschools.org if you need any more information

Soccer

We will add soccer info when we get it.