Admirals get no-hit state title win over Columbia, 2-0

(Courtesy: Farragut Press)

(Courtesy: Farragut Press)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Farragut pitchers Phillip Pfeifer and Xander Taylor combined for a no-hit shutout in the AAA state championship game, beating Columbia 2-0 to earn the school's fourth consecutive state championship and the seventh in nine seasons.

Anthony El Chibani and Nicky Delmonico scored the only two runs for the Admirals, but they didn't need any more offensive production thanks to a dominant pitching staff.

Staff ace and Vanderbilt signee Phillip Pfeifer started the game despite battling injury issues. He pitched an inning and a third before giving way to Xander Taylor, who did not allow a hit in the final 6.2 innings.


The Hardin Valley Hawks won their first-ever soccer championship, beating Science Hill 2-0 thanks to a pair of second-half goals by star striker Nick Skoda.

The Hawks finished the season undefeated, not shabby for a school which wasn't founded until three years ago.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 122755929