Vote for the best BHS sports moment of 2011

Jacob Steimer

2011 was a remarkable year for Bearden athletics, and we painfully managed to narrow it down to the 10 best moments. Make sure to vote for your favorite on our Facebook page (link below story), and don’t be afraid to make your case for your favorite that didn’t make the list. Boys basketball makes run to state finals: The 2010-2011 boys basketball team took the Bulldogs the furthest they have ever gone in the state tournament. Finally falling in the championship game, the team was one of the best groups of basketball players Bearden has ever seen. Hockey team wins state title: The Ice Dogs played their way to Bearden’s only state title of the year. Blake Jenkins and Nathan Parker in NCAA Tourney: Bearden alumni Jenkins and Parker both got playing time in the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament. 2011 was the third year in a row that Bearden was represented in the Madness. Boys soccer come-from-behind 5-4 win over Catholic: The field was filled with pools of water during this thrilling Bearden sports moment. Sean Yoder scored the game-winning goal in a game where Bearden had to overcome a 4-2 deficit, then took a dive across the muddy field (see BBN Sports intro). Baseball avenges blowout loss to Catholic in district tourney: The Baseball team crushed the Irish 9-2 in the tournament game, avenging a 13-1 blowout at Smokies Park just two weeks before. Devrin Young’s 43-yard punt return against Buffalo: Young made Bearden proud when he took a punt back 43 yards on his first touch of the ball as a Tennessee player. He even got Bearden mentioned on national television. Girls soccer overcomes four-goal deficit in win over Oak Ridge: The girls’ soccer team trailed Oak Ridge 4-0 at home just 13 minutes into the game only to come back and win 7-4: possibly the best Bearden comeback of the year. Boys finish 2 nd , girls fourth at state cross country meet: 2011 was the best showing in the state cross country meet Bearden has ever had. The boys placed second, their highest placement in history, and the girls placed fourth as a team. The girls had not placed as a team at state in over a decade. Daquan Wright’s buzzer beater against Austin East: Wright nailed a 3-pointer in the final second of Bearden’s 61-58 win at Austin East: possibly the most exciting single moment on this list. Girls basketball starts 9-1, leads district standings: The girls basketball team traveled to regional powerhouse Heritage in December and came back with a double digit victory as one of many landmark wins in the Lady Bulldogs’ most promising start in recent history. You’ve seen the nominees. Now go make your pick for the best on Facebook.