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Media Day provides basketball preview
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The District 6-AAA girls and boys basketball coaches met Monday at First National Bank in Sparta for a media day to decide who will be favored to win this season.With games less than a month from beginning, coaches and media agreed the Cookeville Cavaliers and Lady Cavaliers will be the teams to beat when squads step on the court this season.The Cavaliers were elected favorites by the coaches and media, while the Lady Cavaliers had to share the top spot in one poll.Cookeville tied with White County for the No. 1 spot in the girls media poll.Warren County High School girls coach Erick Baird thought the Lady Cavaliers are definitely the team to beat.“Cookeville has Hannah Goolsby and nobody else does,” said Baird. “We’ll all be chasing them.”The Pioneers and Lady Pioneers will each enter the season with something to prove.The Warren County boys team was picked to finish last in the five-team district by the coaches, while the media poll had the Pioneers finishing fourth.