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.


MNPS Wrestling Wrap-Up…TSSAA Regional and State Photos…




Hillsboro High School wrestler, Darian Williams, ramps up the intensity of his match at the TSSAA State Wrestling tournament held at the Williamson County Ag Center, February 14-16, 2019. (All photo rights reserved – Hillsboro Globe)

As a wrestler, achieving the goal of becoming one of the top 32 wrestlers in one’s specific weight class means only one thing. “You are going to State!” Metro Nashville Schools is coming off a successful showing at Regionals and sent 28 wrestlers from 8 high schools where 9 wrestlers went on to place in the top 10. Eighteen wrestlers moved from the daunting first day of action and wrestled on Friday.

Notable MNPS standouts from this year’s TSSAA State Wrestling Championships are: Christian Brown (HHS) who made it to state as a freshman; William Hitt and Bruce White (CRHS) placed 4th and 1st respectively and Darian Williams of Hillsboro placed 6th.

Below are the wrestlers who have the bragging rights of stating they made it to the highest level of competition in the state:

Antioch: Johnathan Ellis, Brandon Torres

Cane Ridge: William Hitt, Daniel Thomas, Bryce White

East High School: Evan Miller, Jamaris Spence

Glencliff: Chris Adelfarag

Hillsboro: Christian Brown, Jaden Halliburton, Darian Willams

Hume Fogg: Elliot Grinder, Jeremy Martin,

Hunters Lane: Marques Carter, Davonte Grider

John Overton: Alton Cates, Rose Gailan, Evian Green, Trenton Mccrory, Hassan Mizoury, Amir Saleib

Martin Luther King: Brandon Colvin, Owen Dooley, Gregory Gomez, Mayson Harris Jacob Sowell, Bailey Stewart

McGavock: Chris Calvin, Valerie Smith



Hillsboro Wrestling defeats Brentwood Academy Thurs. & Freshman and JV rip through the tourney at McGavock Saturday

Taliyah Autumn placed at the MTWOA Grand Wrestling Championship, January 19, 2019; Rights Reserved-Hillsboro Globe; Photo byM. Trump

Results from the Brentwood Tri-School Match,

January 17, 2019

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.- On Thursday, January 17th 2019 Hillsboro Wrestling dominated BA in a season ending close off that was fitting with how their season has been going all year long.

The wrestling team is performing well at just the right time before Duals and Individual Regionals. On Saturday, junior varsity and freshmen had 9 athletes place at the McGavock

Rights Reserved-Hillsboro Globe; Associated Press M. Trump
Joseph Chiarchiaro placedat the MTWOA Grand Wrestling Championship, January 19, 2019

They won all three wrestling matches

Hillsboro over BA; Hillsboro over Stratford, Hillsboro over Clarksville Academy

Pins against BA by Christian Brown (106); Tahj Jackson (126) Darian Williams (145) ; Chet Weachter (152); Charles Cromwell (160); Jaden Halliburton (170); Chance Williams (195)

Hillsboro v Stratford pins: Darian Williams (145); Cooper Sacks (138) major with 10 point win

Mohammed Mohammed (120) earned a tech fall  (15+ point win) against BA

On Saturday, January 19 McGavock hosted a tournament for JV and freshman wrestlers.

Hillsboro had seven place. Mykeal Trump, head coach of the Wrestling Burros stated, “These athletes wrestled very well today and I am extremely proud of them.”


The MTWOA Grand Championship Results

Saturday, January 19, 2019

L-R Wrestlers Cooper Sacks (1st place), Christian Brown (3rd); Tahj Jackson (1st); Maikel Holloway 2nd) at the MTWOA Grand Championship Wrestling tournament for Freshmen, Women and JV.

Hillsboro’s female wrestler, Taliyah Autumn finished 4th

Quarterfinals – Makiel Holloway (Hillsboro) over Lane Lewis (Centennial) (TF 24-9 6:00)


1st Place Match – William Griggs (Beech Senior) over Makiel Holloway   (Hillsboro) 2nd Place (Fall 5:25)


Quarterfinals – Chet Weacher (Hillsboro) over Houston Brown (Rossview) (Dec 16-11)


Quarterfinals – Blake Brown (Beech Senior) over Joshua Boyd (Hillsboro) (Fall 3:34)


Cons. Round 2 – Joshua Boyd (Hillsboro) over silas lind (Centennial) (Fall 1:57)


JV 126

JV 138

Cons. Round 3 – Joshua Boyd (Hillsboro) over Evan Terns (Nolensville High School) (Fall 1:25)

Champ.round 1 – Tajh Jackson (Hillsboro ) 1st place

Champ.round 1 – Cooper Sacks (Hillsboro ) 1st place


Champ. Round 1 – Wesley Rummage (Summit) over Grant Underwood (Hillsboro) (Fall 1:50)


Quarterfinals – Chad Miller (Brentwood) over Simeon Dudley (Hillsboro) (Fall 2:46)


Cons. Round 2 – Simeon Dudley (Hillsboro) over Robert Owen (Friendship Christian School) (Fall 1:36)


Quarterfinals – Josiah Peek (Hillsboro) over Micah Magrecke (Creek Wood) (Fall 1:09)


Cons. Semis – Josiah Peek (Hillsboro) 3rd place over Kylar Edwards (Clarksville) (Fall 0:49)


3rd Place Match – Josiah Peek (Hillsboro) over Micah Magrecke (Creek Wood) (M. For.)


Cons. Semis – Christian Brown (Hillsboro) 3rd place over Dean Klueppelberg (Brentwood) (Fall 3:46)



Contributor: Mikeal Trump

Hillsboro Wrestling picks up two district wins on 2019 Senior Night

On Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at the Hillsboro Wrestling room in what will be the last senior night held in this venue they celebrated senior night. In what will be a huge night for these seniors their head coach Trump commented on this years class stating, “This is by far one of the greatest senior classes this school has had here in years and they never complained despite going through 3 head coaches and never mouthed off or stopped giving it their all.” In this match Hillsboro defeated both Hillwood and McGavock in a tri match.

Rights Reserved-Hillsboro Globe; Darian Williams moves to pin McGavock opponent Thursday on Hillsboro Wrestling Senior night. (photo West Parker)

He continued when asked about his 3 senior captains Darian Williams(145), Mohamed Mohamed(126), and Charles Cromwell(160) he stated,” They have set the bar high for the younger kids and never complained and overall been great examples for the entire team.”

Hillsboro’s seniors include Darian Williams(145), Mohamed Mohamed(126), Charles Cromwell(160), Jaden Halliburton(160), Kaleb Dudley(160), Chance Williams(220), and last but not least Clayton Ward(285)

Hillsboro had to face both Mcgavock and Hillwood High in this match. The night started off strong early with the seniors being introduced to the entire room with cheers of applause. Then the match kicked off with each of the seniors winning and against Mcgavock and following that up with a stellar performance against Hillwood.

Hillsboro had 3 seniors with pins in the first match against Mcgavock in what was a thorough domination of them with their friends and families in the crowd watching on and cheering in what was a emotional night for some.

With Hillsboro’s 3 most likely state qualifing seniors Mohamed Mohamed, Darian Williams, and Chance Williams all with pins that helped maintain firm grip of their places in terms of qualifing for state as they must first battle thru regionals before state.

They also had 1 senior (Cromwell 160) with a Major which is defined in wrestling as having 15 match points as well as being up by 8 or more points. In a match against McGavock. 

All though they weren’t the only ones on the team it certainly was their night for these seniors as they are ready to head out and finish the season strong after tonights outing. After a long night with so many emotions going through both these seniors and their families as well as teachers and coaches they certainly showed out for it and lived up to the night

Hillsboro’s next match is MTWOA Grand Championships on January 19th followed by Regionals on February 8th-9th as the season is approaching its end.

Six Hillsboro IB World School wrestlers medal at the Coyote Classic in Clarksville

Even though football is over, Charles Cromwell, who medaled 2nd place in the 160 weight class is super excited that  wrestling is has started. Hillsboro IB World High School traveled to Clarksville this past weekend at the Coyote Classic Wrestling Invitational.

Cromwell, a senior in the class of 2019,  has been wrestling since he was in the 7th grade at J.T. Moore. What is exciting to him this season is the new approaches Head Coach Mikeal Trump has implemented this year.

Unlike last year, where is was harder to follow moves without someone to watch, Coach Trump is dressing out for practice and is demonstrating the moves himself. Trump was a wrestler in high school and prior to accepting the head coaching position here, he worked with middle schoolers. This vantage point offers what skills wrestlers learn at the MS level and where the holes are in technique

Cromwell says in just a few short weeks, he has learned much more at a quicker pass because coach is dressing. He said, It is really different and we are actually working on new moves which he doesn’t remember working on last year. We are all more competitive because he is working out with us.  He is tougher on us too, which is good.

Moves Cromwell learned directly from Coach Trump this year which he has already put into his wrestling moves is the Flying Squirrel and the Chicken Wing. Saturday his pinned his opponent using the Chicken Wing move. “It is now my favorite move.”

Medalists from the Coyote Classic are:

Cooper Sacks 145 1st JV

Chance Williams 220  2nd JV

Ma’Kel Holloway 120 2nd JV

Christian Brown 106 3rd V

Darian Willams 145 3rd V

Charles Cromwell 160 2nd V

Next meet is Tuesday @ Brentwood High School

Winter Sports Page

Hillsboro opens wrestling season strong with new coach and solid wins

Hillsboro High Wrestling
It is fall brawl time at the Wrestling Burro Dome and Hillsboro’s wrestling team is off to a strong start beating both John Paul II and Stratford last Tuesday in the opener.

The season started just before Thanksgiving, however, the team has been practicing since early September. Now the season is in full swing and the new coach, Mikeal Trump is excited for the new season.

Taking over a team always has its pluses and minuses. The Hillsboro Globe had a chance to chat with Coach Trump recently and find out more about his philosophy as a coach.  Coach Trump is a history teacher and 14 year Davidson county resident.

Rights Reserved, Hillsboro Globe: Photographer – Edi Oprea

Q. How many years have you been coaching?
 A. I have been coaching nine years and this is my fourth year here at Hillsboro.

Q. Are you excited for the chance to be head coach here at Hillsboro?
A. Yes, I am. This is my first year ever being head coach. All previous years I have been an  assistant coach, be it here, or at another school

 Q. How long have you lived in or around Hillsboro?
A. I have lived in Nashville for fourteen years. Technically, I live just outside of Nashville and I drive a little ways in to work everyday. 

Q. Are you excited for the renovations coming in the future to Hillsboro?
A. I really am, especially the new wrestling room and upgraded equipment.

Editors Note: Unlike most wrestling room configurations at most high schools which have access to the small or larger gym for matches, the Hillsboro wrestling room is in a portable that resides on the other side of the football field next to the baseball field. It is a tight fit when there is a dual match or a large crowd like Tuesday’s opener. 

  Q. Do you believe that the wrestling team is ready for the season at hand?
A. Yes and no, the wrestlers that are showing up for practice are ready, however, roughly half of the wrestling team is on the football team so the wrestling team has been shorthanded until the football season ended. I expect it to come together quickly once that happens.

Q. How many years have you been coaching here at Hillsboro?
A. This is my fourth year at Hillsboro

Hillsboro hosts Lavergne and Hume Fogg Magnet at 4:00 pm Tuesday, 11/28/17. Cost is $3.00.