“Choices, never forget you have choices” – Timely advice given at the Inaugural All-Metro Athletic Banquet

Metro Nashville Public Schools held its inaugural Athlete of the Year Banquet Monday evening at the Millenium Maxwell House Hotel.

Each Metroc  Nashville Public School was asked to select their male and female athletes of the year.

Following the keynote address by MNPS Athletic Director Roosevelt Sanders, each athlete was honored with a commemorative plaque handed out by Mark North of The FANS  and MNPS Chief of Schools Sito Narcisse.

MNPS Athletes of the Year –

Antioch – Destiny Johnson, Nestor Corea

Cane Ridge – Soziema Dauda, Christian Nunez

East Nashville – Quentarra Mitchell, Caleb Grimes

Glencliff – Yenlhy Perez, Ramy Youssef

Hillsboro – Anna Ball, Jamaal Thomp

Hillwood – Ellie E. Smith, Miller O. Baker

Hume-Fogg – Tinsley Sheppard, Cliff Goidel

Hunters Lane – Rachel Hernandez, Sid Souksangouane

John Overton – Ashley Kwak, John Livingston

Maplewood – Kiara English. Travares Springer

MLK Jr – Zoe Robinson, Jacob Sowell

McGavock – Charlize Edrozo, Barrett Boese

Pearl-Cohn – Kiah Hayes-Woods, Jayden Harrison

Stratford – Sadie Escalona, Clema Balilre

Whites Creek – Sheridan Jones, Dominique Rodriguez

Be Prepared! Know the security rules before you arrive at the 2019 Draft

As many football fans already know, being aware of the security procedures ahead of time is imperative to a fun experience.

It is advised to be prepared to wait patiently in line and to use the NFL Mobile Pass maps to know exactly where the entry gates are.

Below are the Security Procedures for the 2019 NFL Draft – click here to read more: SECURITY


Security screening in and around Nissan Stadium will be significantly heightened for 2019 NFL Draft Experience. All items carried by fans will be carefully inspected and potentially not permitted into NFL Draft Experience. Consistent with all NFL games, the NFL strongly encourages fans not to bring any type of bag to 2019 NFL Draft.

Permissible Bags

• Bags that do not exceed 16” x 16” x 6”
• No backpacks or luggage of any size will be permitted
• Exceptions for medically necessary items after thorough inspection at the entry in Nissan Stadium’s Lot R South


Prohibited Items at Draft Experience (below list is a guide, not all-inclusive)

  • −  Animals (except service animals)
  • −  Banners, signs (any object that obstructs the view of others)
  • −  Battery operated clothing (socks, jackets, etc.)
  • −  Backpacks, luggage
  • −  Beach balls or inflatable devices (balloons)
  • −  Bottles, cans, thermoses, cups and beverage containers of any kind, unless purchased at an NFL venue or an empty, reusable water bottle
  • −  Camcorders
  • −  Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, all smoking devices (smoke-free stadium)
  • −  Containers of any type (aerosol cans, coolers of any size, bottles)
  • −  Chairs, stools or other seating devices
  • −  Fireworks, pyrotechnics of any kind
  • −  Frisbees

− Illegal substances

− Mace / pepper spray
− Motorized scooters and skateboards − Noisemakers and horns

− Poles, sticks, missile like objects of any kind − Pom poms, shakers with stick handles
− Selfie sticks
− Tripods

− Large golf umbrellas
− Firearms, weapons, knives and explosives − Whistles


Any other item deemed potentially dangerous or unsafe by event security will not be permitted.

Note: Prohibited items and items determined to not be appropriate for entry into the secure perimeter will be the responsibility of the fan and cannot be accepted, stored or checked by the NFL, Nissan Stadium or the Nashville Police Department.

Cameras and Binoculars – Small cameras and binoculars will be allowed. No spectator cameras with lenses more than six inches (6”) long will be permitted. Camcorders are not allowed.

Reusable Water Bottles – Fans will be allowed to enter with an empty, reusable water bottle for filling when in the perimeter
The cooperation, patience and understanding of fans is greatly appreciated by the National Football League, Nissan Stadium and the


Nashville Police Department.

The Get Down at the Full-0n Fan NFL Draft Experience

NFL Draft Experience Presented by Oikos® Triple Zero, invites families and fans of all ages to enjoy a FREE admission, three-day football festival held in the plazas directly across the river outside of Nissan Stadium from Thursday, April 25 – Saturday, April 27.

Football fans of all ages  will be able to participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions, history booths that include a display of the Super Bowl Rings and more!

STEP 1 Register for the NFL App to a full-on football fan experience is to download the NFL FAN MOBILE APP.


STEP 2 Ask Vince, the NFL Draft 24/7 Virtual Concierge any question about what you would like to do.

For example, the Hillsboro Globe asked, “Where is the best spot to watch the first round?” Where is the parking?” And the most important, “Where are the restroom?”

What we found is that ‘Vince’ seems to know everything and has a map for just about any activity you would like to experience. Even better – the map is interactive allowing the fan to zoom in for a variety of needs like First Aid  stations, restaurants, and visitor information centers. Click the Map below and it will link you directly to the NFL Map.

FMP = Fan Mobile Pass Required

Combine Corner:
Vertical Jump FMP
Jump as high as you can and hit the corresponding flag to discover your vertical reach just like at the NFL Scouting Combine!

40-Yard Dash FMP
Race down the field against your opponents and digital NFL players on a giant 40-yard long LED wall!

FedEx Air Challenge FMP
How do your quarterback skills stack up against the best? Find out by testing your passing accuracy on specially designed targets.

Field Goal Kick presented by Oikos® Triple Zero FMP
Test your ability to kick a field goal through NFL uprights.

Hail Mary presented by Oikos® Triple Zero FMP
Test your long-distance accuracy by throwing a deep pass over defenders into a drop-in net.

NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals®
Gear Up & Go FMP
Try on NFL equipment and feel what it’s like to get dressed for gameday.

Play Football Field presented by Danimals® FMP
Watch and learn from USA Football coaches and play NFL FLAG football! On-field clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6-17. Daily clinics open on a first-come, first-served basis. Below schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, April 25: 12PM - 9PM 
Friday, April 26: 12PM - 9PM 
Saturday, April 27: 10AM - 4:30PM 


Autograph Stage at Draft presented by Panini FMP
Get free autographs from current NFL players and NFL Legends. Schedule pending.

College Football Corner
View College Football Hall of Fame memorabilia and cheer on Draft prospects from your favorite college team. Life-sized player mannequins offer unique photo opportunities.

Kevin Carter enjoying a sideline musical moment.

Look Like A Pro
Step inside a uniformed body-cast mold bearing the insignia of your favorite NFL team and have a friend snap your photo.

Music Stages
Visit the stage featuring NFL team mascots, cheerleaders, drumlines, and local musical talent.

NFL Draft Experience Tailgate
Enjoy selections from some of Nashville’s best restaurants in a “taste of the town” tailgate.

NFL Draft Photo Frames presented by Snickers®
Take a picture in the four Photo Frames presented by Snickers® with the iconic Nashville skyline!

NFL Draft Set FMP
Visit the official NFL Draft set and take your spot behind the podium.

NFL Locker Room presented by Oikos® Triple Zero
Visit a replica NFL locker room as it appears on gameday. Experience the sights of a real NFL pregame inside our video tunnel!

NFL Museum

The NFL Museum features:
• Full collection of 52 Super Bowl rings
• Hall of Fame Bronze Busts
• Hall of Famous FMP – Get your own bronze bust digitized!
• George S. Halas NFC Championship Trophy
• Lamar Hunt AFC Championship Trophy
• NFL Auction FMP
• Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide.

Pepsi NFL Helmet Photo Opportunity
As you enter NFL Draft Experience, take your photo with your NFL team’s oversized helmet. Share your photos through your favorite social channel and Fan Mobile Pass.

Vince Lombardi Trophy FMP
Fans may take their photo with the most prestigious trophy in sports.


NFL Draft Experience Presented by Oikos® Triple Zero is the LIVE music home of the 2019 NFL Draft! This is the first NFL Draft festival to integrate a free, live music concert series featuring 20 Nashville-based artists of all genres.

Headlining artists on the Draft Main Stage include:
• Tim McGraw on Friday, April 26
• Dierks Bentley on Saturday, April 27
• Stay tuned to see who else will be playing at the Draft Main Stage!

1st Avenue and Broadway

The NFL Draft concert series is FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Go to VisitMusicCity.com/nfldraft for more details!


Follow @NFL and #NFLDraft to get the most up-to-date 2019 NFL Draft news.

Register for Fan Mobile Pass for access to all the action at NFL Draft Experience by visiting NFL.com/FanMobilePass.

Questions about NFL Draft Experience? Email [email protected]

Touchdown Titans! The NFL marks 20 years in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee State Museum marks 20 years of the Titans in Tennessee with Touchdown Titans! The NFL in Tennessee, a special display April 23-May 5 in the Grand Hall of the Museum.
The temporary exhibit is scheduled to coincide with the Nashville’s largest football event, The NFL Draft, April 25 – 27.

The Grand Hall will display artifacts and memorabilia that dates back to the days when the Houston Oilers moved to Tennessee and became the Tennessee Oilers in 1997.

The first season the NFL team played under the Titans was in 1999. Famous events such as the “Music City Miracle” and Chris Johnson’s record setting season will be featured.

Other highlights include a mahogany football used at the unveiling of the new Titans logo in 1998 and later presented to the Museum by former governor Don Sundqvist; a Titans game-worn helmet from 2000 signed by Titans superstars Eddie George, Steve McNair, Jevon Kearse, and head coach Jeff Fisher; and a program and ticket from the January 8, 2000 game when the Titans faced the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

It was in this game, with 16 seconds left, that the Titans called “Home Run Throwback,” a play that has since been termed the “Music City Miracle.”

Special Thanks to Hillsboro Globe partner, SportsNashville.net for sharing a brief retrospective of pictures for gallery.

On Display from Tuesday, April 23 – Sunday, May 5, 2019.


Full-On Fan Frenzy for the NFL Draft

The Hillsboro Globe has been following and writing about the draft since it was first announced in early May that it was to be held in Nashville.

Check out our NFL Draft page for links to important information, weather updates and draft selections.







Music City USA and the National Football League announce the entertainment line-up for NFL Draft

UPDATED APRIL 25, 2019 1:18 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April.

The NFL announced Monday that Grammy-winning country star Tim McGraw will perform a free outdoor concert on April 26 and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem on April 25 to open the three days of draft events.

The league added that more than 20 Nashville-based acts will perform with additional names announced soon.

The draft will take place on an outdoor stage in downtown Nashville with additional events for fans at the NFL Draft Experience to be held outside Nissan Stadium, home of the Titans.

Tim McGrawDierks Bentley, and Moon Taxi will play free outdoor concerts at the NFL Draft!
Moon Taxi – Thursday, April 25.
Tim McGraw April 26.
Dierks Bentley April 27.
Moon Taxi will play before the selection activities on Thursday.

Thursday, April 25:
12:15pm: New North (Americana)
1:05pm: DJ Mel (DJ)
2pm: Striking Matches (alternative, pop rock, blues rock)
3:05pm: Mez (rap)
4-5pm: Mikky Ekko (alternative)

Friday, April 26:
12:30pm: Jessy Wilson (neo soul/rock)
1:30pm: Willie Jones (country)
2:30pm: DJ Mel (DJ)
3:30pm: Kid Politics (indie pop)
4:30pm: Jonny P (soul)
6pm: Charlie Worsham (country singer-songwriter)
7:30pm: Rayland Baxter (alternative)
8:45pm: DJ Mel (DJ)

Saturday, April 27:
9am: Ryan Hurd (country)
10:50am: Katie Schecter (rock n roll and soul)
11:50am: Jason Eskridge (soul)
12:50pm: Three Star Revival (soul/jam/funk/Americana/rock)
1:45pm: DJ Case Bloom (DJ)
3pm: Andrew Combs (indie folk)
4:30pm: Charles Esten (country/rock “Nashville” show star)

What Game? Which TV Channel? Who Won? NCAA March Madness TV Schedule March 19-24

NCAA March Madness Basketball Schedule 2019

The 2019 March Madness Tournament begins Tuesday, March 19 with the First Four on truth. (See Score Update below)

The first and second rounds will be played through March 21-24 on CBS, TBS, truth, and TNT.

The Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight will be played through March 28-31 on CBS or TBS.

The Final Four will take place April 6th and the NCAA National Championship game will take place April 8th.

With March Madness fast approaching the Hillsboro Globe gives Sweet Sixteen predicitions

As it happens every March the annual NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments begin begin the march to madness.

All 68 teams will competing for one prize – to be named number one for this basketball season.

This draws lots of attention because of the annual brackets that are filled out by those who follow college basketball fanatically and by those who know nothing about the tournament.

Roughly 70 million brackets are filled out every March and Millions more watch the games at their homes on TV.

Take a look at the full bracket and print it here.

With many people filling out their brackets in the coming days we decided to get in on the fun and give you are Sweet Sixteen predictions.

Hillsboro Globe Sweet Sixteen Predictions:

East Region

Duke vs Mississippi State

Belmont vs Michigan State

West Region

Gonzaga vs Florida State

Texas Tech vs Nevada

South Region

Virginia vs Wisconsin

Tennessee vs Villanova

Midwest Region

North Carolina vs Auburn

Houston vs Kentucky

The Road to NCAA Final 4 Headquarters

East Nashville and Pearl Cohn basketball teams finish season strong at TSSAA State tournament


Murphy Center, the unique gymnasium on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University has been the host  to the TSSAA Boys State Basketball tournament consecutively for the last thirty years. For any basketball team to reach this arena is an honor.

East Nashville Magnet High School and Pearl Cohn High School both made the road trip to Murfreesboro to compete in the state tournament. East Eagles finished their season in the semi-finals losing to a ever-present powerhouse, Fulton High school.

Fulton led as much as 17 in the first half. Head Coach Jim Fay found himself in an unfamiliar territory with four players in foul trouble, three of the players starters,  as they went to locker room at the end of the first half.

The Eagles came out determined to their fans a game shaving the lead to 4 in the 4th quarter. Tara’s Carter, a key starter and one of only two returning players from last season fouled out early after only playing 14 minutes. Carter typically 27 minutes a game. Joshua Cole sat on the bench most of the 3rd quarter with four fouls.

Fey stated in the pos-game interview that he was proud of “how the players fought back to cut the defi

cit to 4 points. I thought we had a chance to win it but Fulton’s defense is really solid. We had too many mistakes and turnovers trying to break the press and ended up not having as many looks at the basket as we should have.”

When asked what he would tell the incoming freshman about this experience next year, Caleb Grimes said, “We are not going to forget this feeling we have right now. Losing is the worst feeling and we are going to use that for vengeance next season.”



Pearl Cohn moves from the bottom of the standings in the 17-18 year to play in the TSSAA State Quarterfinal

Photo Gallery

Pearl Cohn High School has had, arguably, the greatest growth of a Metro Nashville Public School athletic team for this school year 2018-2019, moving from last place in the 2017-18 season to winning their region in 2018-19.  Pearl Cohn went on to advance to the quarter-finals where they took on Brainerd on Wednesday of the TSSAA Boys State Basketball tournament.

As a game, it did not disappoint except that Brainerd was able to squeak by with the win, 76-73. It took two quarters for nervousness to settle down and for the Firebirds to come out and play their game.

Rights Reserved-Hillsboro Globe; Associated Press ; Photo by Eliza Cheshire

With 10 lead changes in the first half, the Brainerd Panthers came out of the locker room modifying its zone defense. Brained  utilized the full court press garnering 4 steals, and a Ciante Chaney, to send the Panthers on a  12-0 run.

But the Firebirds were not going to die a quiet death. They rallied in the fourth, and climbed back into the game until Miquan Tucker’s 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining tied the game.

Twenty seconds later, Pearl Cohn again tied the score, but Owten answered with a layup. Brained went on to win, 76-73 and advanced to the Semi-final round.


East Nashville High School stays focused to beat Howard High School, 78-75

East Nashville High School advances to the TSSAA Basketball Semi-finals held at the Murphy Center on the campus of MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN beating Howard High School 78-75. East led the majority of the first 21 minutes of the game but Howard fought to stay in the game shaving an Eagles lead of 10 points to move ahead at 3:23 in the fourth quarter.

From there the Eagles and the Tigers traded leads and at 58 seconds left in the game, East converted a Howard turnover and forced a offensive rebound to put the Eagles up 5 with 28 seconds left in the game. Howard found another level of pressure and forced East to turn the ball over by disallowing an inbound shot. Scoring on that turnover, East had to find an open man and hold on to the ball.

Howard was left to foul East, putting them on the line. Tara’s Carter missed the first two foul shots but redeemed himself with a strong close making the shots of the game, both from the charity stripe.

East had four players in double digits which Head Coach of the Eagles, Jim Fey, said was key to the win. “At any given time I have 3 players who can step up and hit double digits, to have four players is a testament to how much they wanted this win.”

The Eagles are a young team graduating all five starting seniors. Caleb Grimes stated, “Seniors had the majority of playing time last year, and even though we all (referring to the whole team) were on the team, we really didn’t gel and bond until this year. We are like brothers now. ”

Noteworthy: Howard had four players in double digits…Kerrick Thorne 17…Dewayne Lawry 14…..Marquez Williams 13….Calvin James 12

East will play Fulton at 10:00 am Murphy Center on campus of MTSU Friday March 15th. Fulton beat Mitchell in overtime, 44-41


AD Hancock – Walter Nipper Awards handed out to Davidson County Athletes Wednesday

L-R: Roosevelt Sanders, MNPS Athletic Director; Hancock-Nipper award recipient, Darian Williams and Darian’s mother, Mrs. William

Hillsboro High School athlete, Darian Williams wins the 2019 AD Handcock – Walter Nipper Sportsmanship Award

John Wooden said once, “Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation.Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

Wednesday, Nashville Civilian Club, an organization devoted decades of work to the development of character of young people through the Greater-Nashville community presented what many recognize as one of the finest awards a young man or woman can receive – the AD Hancock-Walter Nipper Sportsmanship Awards.

The Hancock-Nipper Sportsmanship Award is presented annually to high school athletes from Davidson County region champion (or better) who not only possesses outstanding athletic abilities but also embodies a moral character and has demonstrated sportsmanship throughout his or her athletic career.

The award is named after two long-time members of the Nashville City Civitan Club: A.D. Hancock, a highly-respected administrator and Walter Nipper, owner of Nashville Sporting Goods, who contributed much to the Nashville community.

The recipients of the Hancock-Nipper awards are determined by coach vote and given to those who display true character on and off the field and a dedication to sportsmanship.

These awardees are exemplar examples of the culture that athletics can contribute to a school environment.

Left to Right: Bryce McCormick, CPA; Tyshawn Boyd, Maplewood; Darian Jones, Pearl-Cohn; Darian Williams, Hillsboro; Michael Reese, Cane Ridge; Not Pictured – Da’Joun Hewitt, Davidson Academy (photo Mike Strasinger)

Darian Williams, a two-sport athlete who just finished competing at the TSSAA State Wrestling Tournament is the 2019 Hillsboro High School Nipper Awardee. He is a student of the Audio, Visual and Broadcasting pathway of the Academy of International Business and Communications.

The Nashville City Civilian Club presented its 2018- 2019 A.D. Hancock/Walter Nipper  Sportsmanship awards Wednesday at Swett’s Restaurant, a tradition every year.

Other Davidson County award recipients are: Bryce McCormick, CPA; Tyshawn Boyd, Maplewood; Darian Jones, Pearl-Cohn; Darian Williams, Hillsboro; Michael Reese, Cane Ridge; and Da’Joun Hewitt, Davidson Academy.

We recognize this group of young student-athletes that have displayed true character, dedication and sportsmanship all while playing the sport of basketball,” Nashville Metro Schools Athletic Director Roosevelt Sanders said.