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Curtain Call: Nolensville Lady Knights

Posted at 11:17 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 12:17:55-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nolensville's one of the newest high schools in the state, having just opened its doors for the first time in 2016. In graduated its first senior class just last year.

But the new kid on the block’s already making waves on the hardwood. In just its second year as a full, four-year high school, the Nolensville girls basketball team reached the TSSAA state tournament this season.

Led by five seniors, the Lady Knights were 28-4 after going perfect in district play. One of those seniors, Grace Baird led the team in scoring at 14 points per game.

Zoe Pillar, the daughter of former Titans’ lineman Zach Pillar, returned from a knee injury last season to average nearly a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds. Parker Leftwich scored in double figures on average.

Pillar had just scored 20 with Baird chipping in 16 as Nolensville dominated Melrose in the opening game at state, setting up a semifinal showdown against no. 1 Macon County when all basketball was stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

So that first basketball gold ball will have to wait, but probably not for too long. Nolensville girls’ athletics are on fire. The volleyball team won the state championship in October, and girls soccer finished as the runner-up in December.

To all the lady athletes at Nolensville, we see you. Keep up the good work.