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The Week in Preps

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When Peter Nearn enrolls at Clemson he won’t have the expectations of his more celebrated teammate, Dietrick Pennington. But he’ll still be playing for one of the nation’s best programs.

Nearn, from ECS, will be preferred walk-on for the Tigers, who have won two national titles since 2016. Unlike Pennington, so was highly recruited by many powers, Nearn was mostly courted by lower-division schools. But a trip to Clemson’s summer camp prior to his junior year made a lasting impression and when the opportunity came, he grabbed it.

Nearn’s future is set. But Warren Nolen still has a long way to go before selecting his college of choice.

Nolen, who won’t turn 14 until July, already has offers from Georgia, Michigan and Tennessee. And he owes a lot of his success to playing on a youth team coached by Deqwan Bevill, who in is own way is every bit as precocious as Nolen.

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Prep notebook: ECS standout Peter Nearn eager for Clemson opportunity
 

Going to the Tigers’ football camp prompted him to take a preferred walk-on opportunity at one of the country’s best programs.

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Eighth grader Warren Nolen already has colleges' attention
 

With help from his equally precocious youth coach, the 13-year-old football standout has offers from Georgia, Michigan and Tennessee.

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Bartlett High names new girls soccer head coach, assistant
 

Former Germantown player Traci Sipniewski taking the reins after a successful spell in Massachusetts.

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Tuesday prep report: CBHS finds goal-scoring touch late against MUS
 

After some fine goalkeeping keeps the Brothers at bay, they score three times in the final 15 minutes to win first meeting of the season against their arch-rivals.

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Monday prep report: Briarcrest's bats break out in win over Arlington
 

Productive practice session on Saturday carries over. 

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Daily Memphian high school honor roll: Whitehaven relay teams make their mark
 

The boys 1,600-meter and girls 800-meter relay teams set state standards at Collierville’s Dragon Relays.

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Friday prep report: Northpoint extends winning streak to 13
 

James Smith has a big day at the plate as Trojans outlast Southaven.

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Thursday prep report: Houston turns back MUS for 10th straight win
 

Timely hits help Mustangs improve to 25-3.

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