Multiple Teams · Championship Recap – Fall Sports Edition

Awe Inspiring is the only way to truly describe it.

The annual accomplishments of our varsity athletic teams are incomparable in the State. This year is further evidence with 2 State Championships, 1 State Runner-Up, 5 Region Championships and All 7 TSSAA Fall athletic teams earning berths in the State Playoffs.

But the most impressive statistic involves the level of consistency, as WE are the only public school in Tennessee with that distinction.

“In some years, we are fortunate enough to achieve more success than an individual school may in it’s lifetime. It is a staggering thought to see consistent level of excellence produced at Houston High School and in the GMSD,” said District Director of Athletics, Chad Becker.

“We also know how important creating the culture and habits for those achievements are, and our dedicated staff is humbled by what our student athletes are able to achieve, year in and year out, over the last 25 years,” Becker added.

Houston High School has won 36 Team State Championships since 1993. During that time only one other school in Tennessee public or private has earned more titles.

Here is a recap of our 7 Fall Varsity Sports for 2017:







Girls Soccer

STATE CHAMPIONS (7th in Program History)

14th Consecutive State Appearance

14th Consecutive Region Championship

14th Consecutive District Championship

The program has currently spent 4,770 consecutive days as both District and Region Champions

Ranked #1 in USA Today National High School Soccer Poll







Girls Golf

STATE CHAMPIONS (2nd in Program History)

2nd Title in last 3 years

Won 3rd Consecutive Region Championship by 42 shots (Jayna Choi Shot 62, Baili Park Shot 64)

3rd Consecutive District Champion (Jayna Choi Shot 62, Baili Park Shot 69)

Senior Baili Park Finished 2nd Overall Individually

Boys Golf

25th Consecutive Appearance in State Tournament

25th Consecutive Region Championship

King Grisanti Finished 11th Overall Individually







Girls Cross Country

STATE RUNNER-UPS (4th Runner-Up)

25th Consecutive Appearance In State Tournament

Top Finisher: Freshmen Lydia Tankersley, 9th Overall -19:25.41

Boys Cross Country

25th Consecutive Appearance In State Tournament

Top Finisher: Junior Bradley Turner, 71st Overall – 17:39.89








7th Consecutive State Tournament Appearance (Longest Active Streak in AAA)

7th Consecutive Region Championship (Longest Active Streak in AAA)

Seniors Rylie Jane Hern, KaLea Davis and Junior Rekiyah Spears – All Region Tournament Team

Senior Sarah Fleisher was named Region Tournament MVP









7th Consecutive Year Making State Playoffs (School Record)

Opposing Coaches Selected 17 Players To All-Region Teams

Impressive Wins on Homecoming & Senior Night