Cleveland Beats Rival Bradley Central For Region Title


Cleveland, TN-(WDEF-TV) The Cleveland Blue Raiders beat rival Bradley Central 69-61 on Thursday night at Bradley Central to claim the Region 3-AAA tournament title. The game was moved from White Co high school to Bradley Central’s Jim Smiddy Arena. Bradley Central trailed 30-26 at halftime. The Bears hit over 50-percent of their shots in each of the final two quarters, but Cleveland also made their shots, hitting 60-percent in the final period to secure the win. The Blue Raiders were also 15 of 17 from the foul line on the evening. Jacobi Wood led the Blue Raiders with 17, while Tray Curry topped the Bears with 21 points.

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at